Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tenderheart Bear

Description: Short, Fuzzy, Brown, Sensitive.

Tenderheart is a loving and lovable bear who knows lots about helping others share their feelings. By helping people show they care, Tenderheart Bear helps spread his love and make it grow. He wears the perfect symbol for his job on his tummy—a heart.

Attributes:Agility d6, Smarts d8, Strength d6, Spirit d6, Vigor d6

Hindrances: Heroic, Small

Skills: Arcane Background (Miracles) d6, Climbing d4, Guts d6, Knowledge Happiness d8, Notice d6, Persuasion d8, Shooting d4

Pace:Parry:Toughness: 4 Charisma: 2

Edges: Arcane Background (Miracles), Command, Charismatic

Special Abilities: Care Bear Stare (Bolt) this is vs Spirit rather than Toughness. If successful then the opponent gains a level of fatigue and another level of fatigue for each raise (this can be done as a cooperative roll with other characters possessing the Care Bear Stare Ability). Once the character reaches incapacitated their attitude either changes to Helpful or they will Flee.
Power Points: 15

More About Tenderheart Bear.

Creation Notes: I read through the Fantasy Companion Race Creation guide when creating Tenderheart bear. I chose to give him the Hindrance Small and Arcane Background (Miracles) as Racial traits for the Care Bear Race. I fudged it a little and gave him an extra Edge.


Brandon said...

I like this char. I have one question though. Do you think that since the care bear only has one "Spell" Arcane background(super power) would be better.

Arcane background(Miracles) Gives the bear a more "saintly" type feel to it. But AB (Miracles) also gives two starting powers. AB (superpower) Just has one starting power but more power points.

UTSquishy said...

Well, I think the "source" of the power makes more sense as miracles.

I know the mechanics are a little off—but you'll notice that that's the case for most of the characters I have posted here.

The miracles description says about miracles that their powers are derived from a divine presence of some source including gods, nature, or spirits.

I see the Care Bears drawing their power from the Nature of Caring/Love.

It also specifies that their power is usually invoked with a few words of prayer or by performing established rituals.

I know for me it's been a very long time since I watched any Care Bear cartoon/movie. What I do recall is that the Care Bear Stare always seemed to be used as a last ditch cooperative effort, ritually performed by them all standing together and using their power combined when the leader commanded it to be. Individually, the power was generally too weak.

I hope that explains why I did it the way I did. Superpowers was second on the list, I went back and forth between it and miracles the entire time I was writing this up...

orangemily said...

I understand these characters a little better now that I've written up a few of my own. It was all nonsense to me before.

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