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Glitter Boy Notes
An Ace Is an Ace
Glitter Boys have access to the same Iconic Edges as M.A.R.S. characters.
Harder Than It Looks
Anyone other than a Glitter Boy is at -2 to all Agility and skill rolls while piloting the armor, doubled to -4 without the Power Armor Jock Edge.
T-550 "Cyclops" Glitter Boy
You may substitute this smaller Glitter Boy armor if desired (EOH, p. 188, pic on p. 111). It has slightly lower Strength, Toughness, Armor, and Boom Gun power, but it adds an integrated laser, mini-missiles, and vibro-sword. For starting gear, T-550 pilots substitute CA-2 Light EBA Armor (Armor +6, Toughness +1, Min Str d4, 9 lbs.).
Zoom and Boom
Remember that you can take multiple actions on your turn. So if you don't want to be a sitting duck for a turn, you can activate the stabilization system, fire the Boom Gun, and then deactivate the system. That attack roll will be at an extra -4 (before factoring in your armor's ability to ignore two points of penalties).
"Legacy Armor" Hero's Journey Table
Some Glitter Boy pilots can trace their suit's history to near or even before the Great Cataclysm. Previous owners have made modifications, increasing the effectiveness of the suit. They may use one or both starting Hero's Journey rolls on the following table, applying the listed enhancement to their power armor. Each benefit can only be applied once; reroll duplicates.
With GM permission, other Power Armor Aces can roll here as well, though they must reroll result 11-12 and the GM may need to interpret or reroll other results as well. Created by Akerbakk.
|1–5||Secondary Weapon: You start with a single "sidearm" for when massive overkill is a bad idea. Choose any Mod 1 vehicular weapon adapted for handheld use (TLPG, p. 106) or a giant vibro sword. You may not sell it back during character creation.|
|6||Heavy Plating: Someone wanted to ensure that their suit could survive anything the battlefield threw at it. Add +2 Armor.|
|7||Diagnostics Complement: Your Glitter Boy has embedded software which assists the technician in repair. Add +1 to all Repair rolls and reduce the required repair time by half when the system is engaged.|
|8||Optimized Main Gun: Your RG-14 has integrated predictive fire systems and/or optimized fire controls. Add +1 to Shooting (+2 total) and +1 to damage.|
|9||Reinforced Frame: Your armor was built to protect you from the deadliest assaults. Add +1 Toughness.|
|10||Demon Slayer: Someone was keen on fighting the supernatural with their G-10. Silver-plated claws or spikes allow you to damage vampires and other affected creatures with Melee attacks, and a modified forearm design adds +1 to Parry.|
|11–12||Legendary: A unique cosmetic feature identifies your Glitter Boy above all others, and a particularly incredible history associated with your suit gives your character an additional +1 to social checks.|
|13||Upgraded Hydraulics: Specially enhanced locomotors add +1 to Strength and +2 to ground Pace (increase to 65 MPH).|
|14-15||Expeditionary Upgrades: A previous owner spent a lot of time on the road. Your suit comes with a Signal Booster (EOH, p. 51) and a more luxurious interior which grants +1 to all Vigor checks made while in the G-10.|
|16||Integrated Psi Damper: Your suit has a built-in Psi-Damper (EOH, p. 54) to prevent some psychic from ruining your day.|
|17-18||Spare Parts and Switches: You begin with enough spare parts to affect a Serious repair. Additionally, ergonomic controls grant a +1 to all Piloting checks.|
|19–20||Choose any one upgrade.|
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