How do I come up with all these ideas for new superabilitiesThe gamer side of me makes dying to have newsuper abilities for myHeroes Unlimited games and thejust come to me. This book isdesigned to not only giveyour characters a vast new powers, but totake them andcreate new possibilities, adventures, heroes andvillains.
I have always loved Heroes Unlimited, and to beable to write aseries of books that helps to expand thepossibilities for the HU2series has been a great thrill. Ipersonally feel that, more thanany other Palladium RPG,Heroes Unlimited truly represents theunlimited possi-bilities in role playing, with more freedom tocreate theheroes of your dreams and more endless possibilitiesthanany other RPG setting, period. Comic book RPGs give usall theopportunity to be the noble heroes that we all wishwe could be.After all, that's why we play role-playinggames, right
frequencies and ignore all other sources of sound thatin-terfere with hearing the specific targeted sound. The char-actercan focus on a single person, so he can fullyconcentrate on whatthat individual is saying. The superbeing can even be in thenoisiest environments, like aconcert hall or convention center, andstill zone in on onespecific someone speaking from across the room.In short,the hero can tune out all other sources of sound andcon-centrate on one specific one. The Parabolic Hearing abilityiswonderful for eavesdropping, collecting information,spying andespionage.Range: Line of sight, when focusing on a specificsound/voice/frequency source. The character may also scan forafamiliar voice/sound without visual target confirmation upto 200feet (61 m) per level of experience, but he has totune out allother sound sources around him and it willtake 1D6 melee rounds tolocate the sound.Duration: 30 minutes listening without pause, perlevel ofexperience. In brief snatches of a few minutes hereandthere, unlimited use of the ability.Attacks per Melee: Instantconnection/targeting from avisible target, use up 1D6 melee roundsto locate an un-seen or hidden audio target. Reduce the number ofmeleeattacks/actions, bonuses and skill proficiency by half whenthecharacter is listening in on someone and taking someother action atthe same time (distracted).Bonuses: +2 on initiative, parry anddodge should thesource of the parabolic focus attack the superbeing.Penalty: Has no initiative and bonuses to dodge or parryarehalf while the character is so keenly focused on onesound source,leaving him open to attack or surprise froman outside force. Canonly hear one or two voices/soundsas the object of hearing. Alsosee Range, above.
Heroes Unlimited features superheroes fighting supervillains in a comic book-like world. The game's introduction states that the game was designed to be a \"thinking man's\" superhero role-playing game where the characters were vulnerable and could not amass an incredible number of skills or abilities. The experience point-system of the game allowed users to defeat one's enemies with heroic sacrifice. Characters in the game are defined by \"the eight attributes,\" skills (dependent on education level), and class, which allows the selection of certain powers or enhanced skills or equipment. The classes include super-powered beings to aliens to technology-based or special-training-based characters. Some classes and super-powers (such as the ancient master class or invulnerability powers) start powerful but do not mature, while other classes and powers have effects strongly tied to character level.
The second edition of the game added updates to the previous supplements, in addition to the new play options, along with several new supplements produced by Palladium Books. This edition added new powers and minor rule changes which allowed users to expand play options by adding superpowers to classes, the introduction of the \"crazy\" heroes option, and added magic-powered characters to the game at the request of the players. The revised edition also included a short rules summary of the Palladium game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness, adding mutant animal character rules and a shortened selection of animals for character creation. The mutant animal characters are generally weaker than standard heroes as the TMNT supplement Turtles Go Hollywood noted. 153554b96e