This is a sample combat using characters made straight out of the book.
President Garratt is making a speech at the inauguration of the Freedom League Memorial. Silverknight is present, representing G.U.A.R.D,
Suddenly an intense wave of freezing cold sweeps across the podium; the President and her aides freeze into solid blocks of ice. *
A group of goons wearing blue jumpsuits spill across the arena, heading for the podium.
Silverknight moves to intercept them and fires his Force Beam when a massive blast of freezing cold hits him, and he is rooted; frozen to the spot and unable to move.
Round 1 – Narrative Combat
Goons x 5 (5)
Silverknight – (Ranged) Force Beam: roll 6,2 = 12 + 24 = 36
(Defence) Armour: roll 6,2 – Talent is Force Field – change to 6,3 = 18 + 25 = 43
Frostorm – (Close) Freeze Gun: Roll 6,6 = 36 + 36 + 5 (goons) = 77
(Defence) Cryo Armour: Roll 6, 1 = 6 + 2 (armour bonus) + 4 + 5 (goons) = 17
(Silverknight beat Frostorm’s Defence, but he has to take out the goons first. His highest roll is a 6 to he takes down all 6 of them. He was able to use his Force Field to increase his Defence.
Frostorm rolled a Critical Success with his attack though, so this can be judged to be an automatic hit. It would have hit anyway. I judged that Silverknight was frozen into a block of ice. He took 6 damage which I allocated 4 to Fatigue and 2 to Bruises.
Silverknight has to escape from the ice – this will use Origins (the Scientific Design of the suit.) I decide this is Difficult, so I need to score 20+. Roll 3,4 = 12 + 18 (Origins) = 30 so success.
Meanwhile Frostorm has to kidnap the President. With all his goons down, he needs a different method. He creates an ice slide off the cliffs down into the ocean – the President (being in a block of ice) will float. ** This will use his Origins (Super Science.) I decide this is Very Difficult so needs to score 30+. Roll 3,5. As a Talented scientist he can modify this to 4,5 = 20 + 4 = 24. This is enough (I think) to get the block moving along the slide towards the cliff edge.
Silverknight has a choice – he could try blasting the block to free the President or he could concentrate on Frostorm. Frostorm, meanwhile, blasts Silverknight. Silverknight decides to free the President. ***
Silverknight – Dives into combat and punches the ice block. The one that froze him needed 20+ to break so I’ll use this. Roll 2,3 – Talent is Dive into Combat so modified to 3,3 = 9 + 12 = 21. Just enough to shatter the ice block and free the President.
It also turned the roll into a Double, which means that something else happens. Silverknight chooses Option to Re-roll one die on a future die roll of any type
(Defence). Roll 3,5 – Force Field modifies to 4,5 = 20 + 25 = 45
Frostorm – Freeze Gun (Close – he was next to the block) Roll 2,4 = 8 + 36 = 44. Just missed!
(Defence): Roll 1,6 = 6 + 4 + 2 = 12 ****
Silverknight is in close combat with Frostorm
(Close) 1,3 (use Option to re-roll the 1): 3,4 = 12 + 12 = 24
(Defence) 2,4 (Force Field) 3,4 = 12 + 25 = 37
Frostorm uses his Superspeed (Skating) to get away on an ice slide – 3,6 = 18 + 4 = 22. This is enough to escape but Silverknight gets a parting shot.
(Defence) 5,5 = 25 + 2 = 27
Silverknight punches and misses, Frostorm gets away.
Silverknight gains +1 Rep for saving the President.
I didn’t use Character Points in this example combat which ight have changed things
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