Jun 202012
 

Here’s a double datafile that Watcher’s should have fun with. Mystique is a classic Marvel villain. Tied closely with the X-Men, especially Magneto, Sabretooth, Nightcrawler and Rogue. Even if you’re not into comics, you probably recognize her, as she’s been in every X-Men cartoon and movie, as well as a host of video games. Her primary power is to shapeshift, but you can see from the datafile that this power is represented in many different ways. In fact, I’d say she’s an excellent character for a player to redeem and try to make a hero out of.

If you’re running House of M, like me, then she’s a key part of Magneto’s Red Guard. She also becomes part of the strike team against the House of M towards the end. Should players be interested, you could use this as the base for a Hero file.

Check out her full history on the Marvel Wiki.

Layla Miller, in contrast, takes up a lot less room on this sheet. This Rookie NPC represents Layla as she appears in House of M specifically. Since then her character has been aged, and her powers expanded quite a bit. In my House of M game, she’s almost like a mobile asset, kind of like Foggy Nelson in the Breakout Mini-Event. I wanted her to be able to be targeted though, to play up the What If? quality of the game. The heroes have to keep her safe, if they want her to be around for the final confrontation.

Read more about Layla Miller here.

You can download the Word Doc and PDF here.

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Brian Liberge

Brian Liberge is a father of one, living in Boston, MA. Introduced to AD&D at an early age, he’s continued to update with the editions, and new games. He loves home-brewed ideas, is honest to a fault, and thinks that ideas and mechanics should absolutely be shared between systems. With a B.S. Degree in Theatre Arts, a job in Information Technology, and a love of strategy gaming, he tries to bring the best of each into his new creations for StufferShack. Check out his latest book the Midgard Bestiary for 4e, available now. Profile Page / Article Portfolio

  3 Responses to “Mystique and Layla Miller – Double Datafile”

  1. What’s that stray “Rookie D6” on Layla Millers file? Also Mystique’s Immunity mentions poison twice.

  2. Layla is a Rookie Character. Rookies, Experts and Masters are Watcher characters that are less of a threat. Instead of distinctions they get a die (in this case a D6) representing their ability level. It’s also a cap on their stress. So Layla can be taken out of the fight with just a d8 of stress.

    Thanks for catching the typo on Mystique. I’ll correct the datafile.

  3. This should now be up to date.

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