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Friday, January 27, 2012

The Sandman for Hi/Lo Heroes


Secret ID: Wesley Dodds
Professional Career: Inventor
Hobby Career: Detective
Charge: Dian Belmont (girlfriend)

LIFE: 13
Training: Gas Gun

Build: Quick
Mentality: Logical
Temperament: Cautious

Move Die: HIGH, Weak -1 
To Hit Die: LOW, Precognition +1
Evade Die: HIGH, Martial Dodge +1
Damage Die: LOW, Gas Gun +2, Mundane, Heroic +1
Block Mundane Die: HIGH 
Block Fantastic Die: LOW
Barrier Power: WWI Gas Mask +1

Character Bio 
The Sandman is a founding member of the JSA and All-Star Squadron. His gas gun puts his enemies to sleep. It also functions as a truth serum. He dons a gas mask, fedora, and trench coat to fight crime.


Dan said...

Sorry, Rob! You're too slow! Anyways, you could definitely build Wesley different than I did. I wasn't sure if I should make him Quick or Powerful, as I think he could go either way.

Rob Barrett said...

Oh, I know that I let time slip by--it's what happens with two kids under 8 and a hole in the living room ceiling leaking water!

I like how you've done Wesley's write-up. I was thinking that his Weakness would be on his Move Die, but that's because I prefer slightly overweight Vertigo Wesley Dodds to all the other Wesleys who've appeared over the years. :)

Dan said...

Yeah, that also makes sense. I could have really messed with you and did the Silver Age tights-wearing Wesley. ;)

Rob Barrett said...

You'd have to have a swing-line power to represent his "wire-poon" gun. :)

(Although I think that the GA gasmask Sandman had the wire-poon before Kirby and Simon came on board.)

Dan said...

I thought that came afterwards. It's tempting to add, just for the name.

Dan said...

I went back and changed it to Weak Move, as per your suggestion. That does seem more appropriate. Thanks!

Rob Barrett said...

You're welcome.

Here's a link to pre-Kirby Sandman showing off his wirepoon skills:

Dan said...

Cool stuff. I think I'll leave it out, though. If I did add it in, it would be under MOVE as Wire Poon +1. :D