Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cycons: Cypher System + Icons (A Quick and Dirty Hybrid)

I've always been a big fan of Monte Cook's core ideas with the Cypher System, but have mixed feeling about how it works in play and have never been a fan of that type of resource management.

In the past, I've mixed it with the Archmage Engine, but yesterday I realized that I could keep my favorite parts of the Cypher System and easily mix it with Icons' brand of FATE--to create Cycons.




So I start with a Graceful Nano who Bears a Halo of Fire:

Statistics
Might Average (3)

Speed Fair (4)

Intellect Great (6)

Abilities
Graceful Specialized (+1)

Nano Specialized (+1)

Bears a Halo of Fire Specialized (+1)

Stamina (Body + Mind + 2) 11

Edge (Determination) 6

Nanos roll their Statistics per Icons and gain a +1 to Intellect.

Then all three Abilities are at at Specialized.

Determination is known as Edge in Cycons and Nanos have 6.

Now we move onto a Honorable Glaive who Siphons Power:

Statistics
Might Great (6)

Speed Average (3)

Intellect Good (5)

Abilities
Honorable Specialized (+1)

Glaive Specialized (+1)

Siphons Power Specialized (+1)

Stamina (Body + Mind + 2) 13

Edge (Determination) 3

Glaives roll their Statistics per Icons and gain a +1 to Might and Speed.

Then all three Abilities are at at Specialized.

Determination is known as Edge in Cycons and Glaives have 3.

Now we move onto a Foolish Jack who Talks to Machines:

Statistics
Might Poor (2)

Speed Incredible (7)

Intellect Great (6)

Abilities
Foolish Specialized (+1)

Jack Specialized (+1)

Talks to Machines Expert (+2)

Stamina (Body + Mind + 2) 10

Edge (Determination) 3

Nano roll their Statistics per Icons and gain a +1 to any Statistic.

Then one Ability is at Expert level and the other two are at Specialized.

Determination is known as Edge in Cycons and Jacks have 3.

I realize this is a pretty rough conversion, I'd have the rules basically run with Icons and just use the 9th World as a setting.  I didn't add Qualities, but if you are using them, I'd give each character three, per Icons.


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