Monday, June 25, 2012

Masters of the Universe Monday: Rio Blast

I've decided to kick off a themed day here.  I'lll warn you it will be a work in progress until I find my footing.

Masters of the Universe is probably the best representation of all that Cross Planes means to me.  It mixes fantasy, science-fiction, and moments from my childhood with a pinch of super heroics.

Rio Blast was a member of an alien law team called the Starband Marshals, from the world of Loredos.  He was injured defending his world from Horde Prime, he was given his cybernetic modifications to save his life as well as enhance his battle skill. While working in an Astro-Jail, his world was hit by a meteor and destroyed, a chunk of the exploding planet hit him and knocked him towards Eternia. Believing that Horde Prime was responsible for the meteor, Rio joined He-Man and the Heroic Warriors in the hope of striking back at Horde Prim for the destruction of his homeworld.

His cybernetic modifications are laser guns and blasters built into hidden cavities within his chest and knees, which he unleashes upon unsuspecting opponents. He also carries a pack of blasters on his back, which he pulls over his head during battle to become a one-man army of laser blasters.  Finally, he has hidden blasters built into his gloves.

Colonel Blast is a member of the Horde, who works for Hordak, and very similar to Rio.  It's unknown if they are related.

Rio Blast
Good Medium humanoid (cyborg)
Initiative +7
AC 16
HP 110
Str 14 (+2)     Dex 20 (+5)    Con 15 (+2)
Int 12 (+1)        Wis 14 (+2)     Cha 11 (+0)
Space/Reach 5 feet/5 feet
Speed 60
Melee Attack unarmed strike +5 (1d4+2 bludening)
Ranged Attack wrist blasters +6/+6 (1d6+5 force);  batte pack +8 (2d4+5)
Special Traits one man army +6 (3d6+5 force)
XP 475

    One Man Army Rio can fire all of his weapons at once.
    Combat:  Rio is a lightning quick draw and prefers to use his twin wrist blasters.  However, he will switch to his battle pack to lay down cover fire or meet a superior force.  He will become a one man army to end a fight quickly or to take out vehicles.
     Habitat and Socity:  Rio was a member lawman and jailer on his home planet of Laredos.  He is a weaponsmith, negotiator, tactician, and investigator.  He has a strong sense of justice and desire to uphold the law and keep the peace.
    Legend and Lore:  Rio was a member of the Starbrand Marshals and a jailer at Astro-Jail.  Horde Prime destroyed his homeworld of Laredos, which brought him to Eternia.

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