Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Around the Horn: Bird of Paradise



General Brief: A Bird of Paradise is several class of magical avians that inhabit tropical islands or jungle regions. They are known for their ability to fly, their vibrant plumage, and the fact that they have one or two magical powers. Noble adventurers will try and either tame or befriend one of these birds, as the birds powers tend to buff or possibly even heal characters. Villainous types will try to trap the birds and force the energy from them or slay them for alchemical purposes. Many native tribes view these birds as sacred and take grave offense at harassing these animals.

FUDGE

Bird of Paradise

Strength: Poor
Agility: Great
IQ: Fair
Health: Fair
Will: Good
Perception: Good
Charisma: Fair

Size: -1

Gifts: Flight, Magic Battery I, Healing, Inspire Courage

Mana Points: 3

Skills of Note: Dodge (Good), Healing (Fair), Inspire Courage (Fair)

Spells

Healing (R: Touch; Cost: 1; Resist: None/Harmless): Character touched is healed by so many boxes equal to degree rolled to a maximum of +4 for a Legendary roll. Number is doubled if the wounds are non-lethal in nature.

Inspire Courage (R: Near; Cost: 1; Resist: None/Harmless; D: 1 Scene): With a resounding cry the Bird of Paradise empowers the party. They are granted +1 to Will checks to resist mind control or fear and +1 to Attack and Defense rolls with physical weapons.

QAGS

Bird of Paradise

Body: 7
Brain: 13
Nerve: 14

Hit Points: 7

Job: Bird (13)
Gimmick: Healing Touch (11)
Weakness: Hollow Bones (11)

Attacks: None

Skills: Dodge +2, Spellcasting +1

Healing Touch (Gimmick): Birds of Paradise are known to heal targets no matter what. A Bird of Paradise makes a Gimmick roll. Target is healed 1 hit points for every 2 rolled to a maximum of 5 points by rolling 10 and a 6th point on a Critical (roll of 11). Failure means the target is not healed and a Natural 20 means the Bird cannot heal again for 24 hours.

Hollow Bones (Weakness): When struck by a weapon, a Bird of Paradise rolls their Weakness. Should the Weakness succeed (a roll of 11 or below) the Bird of Paradise takes an extra 2 points of damage.

Spells
Mana: 7 (Based on 1/2 Brain rounded-up)

Inspire Courage (R: Area; Roll: 13; D: Scene): Targets are inspired by the presence of a Bird of Paradise. They gain +2 to attack and resistance rolls for the duration of the combat.

True20

Bird of Paradise

Type: 4th level Magical Beast
Size: Tiny
Speed: 10 ft, Fly 60 ft.
Abilities: Str -3, Dex: +3, Con +0, Int +0, Wis +2, Cha +1
Skills: Notice: +9, Stealth: +18 (+8 Size)
Powers: Cure, Heartshaping
Traits: Flying, Nightvision
Combat: Combat Bonus: +3 / Defense: 18 / Peck +0 (Dmg: +0 / +3); Grapple: +-8
Saving Throws: Toughness: -2, Fort: +4, Ref: +7, Will: +3

1974 Style

Bird of Paradise: AC: 12; HD: 3; AT: 1 Peck (1d4); S: Heal (R: Touch; D: Instant; Save: None; Use: 2/day): Heals a target 1d10 hit points of damage; Inspire (R: Near Burst; D: 1 Scene; Save: None/Harmless; Use: 1/day): Allies of the Bird's choosing are bolstered for the combat. All d20 rolls made by characters who gain this boon also get to roll a d4, which adds to the results of the d20 along with any static bonus the character has.

Mini Six

Bird of Paradise

Might: 1D+2
Wit: 3D
Agility: 4D
Charm: 2D+2

Skills: Spellcasting 6D, Stealth: 6D (8D vs. Man-size or larger characters)
Static: Dodge: 12 (TN 18 vs. Man-size or Larger Characters); Soak: 5

Perk: Tiny: Tiny creatures gain +2D Dodge & +2D Stealth vs. man-size or larger creatures.

Complication: -10 on all Might based skill checks, melee damage rolls, and the Block and Parry static defense. This -10 is not applied to Stamina, healing from damage, or Soak score.

Spells: Healing, Bless, & Hasten

Savage Worlds

Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Skills: Notice d6, Spellcasting d8, Stealth: d6
Traits: Pace: 3 / Flight: 10; Parry: 4; Tough: 3; Size: -2

Small: Attackers subtract 2 when attacking a Bird of Paradise.

Peck (d4-2 Attack): Str

Low Light Vision

Spells

Mana: 10

Spells: Boost Trait, Healing, Dazzle (Blind)

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