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Feng Shui 2 All Stars

FS2_logoI hit upon an interesting idea the other day: A one-shot Feng Shui 2 game where the players pick from a lot of classic supernatural/action stars to run through a Feng Shui adventure.  When I say I hit on the idea, I don’t mean I came up with myself, I just ran across it again and wonders how many archetypes in FS2 I could come up with interesting takes on.  The first time I ran into the idea, it was done with Savage Worlds, calling itself “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2000,” but that take was a zombie apocalypse concept, with several of the characters coming from a continuity where there is a zombie outbreak.  Story wisetaht doesn’t fit the continuity in Feng Shui, so zombie Apocalypse is pretty much out.  No Tallahassee from Zombieland, no Shaun from Shaun of the Dead, etc.  Basically, if the character wouldn’t make sense walking into the China Town of Big Trouble in Little China, they don’t get included.

My angle here is somewhat modern, but I stretched that to cover 80s to present day without worrying too much about what age a particular character would actually be. So yah, about 35 years of “modern.”  I’m more interested in getting a fun set of characters to work with then working out the exact timeline, and I wanted to give myself some restrictions so I wasn’t grabbing cowboys, samurai, and space marines. I also limited myself from alternate timelines (like post Apocalypse mad-max, or dystopian Escape from New York). I’ve also decided to impose a few more rules: only one representation of an actor. Only one representative from a show. Try to stick to recognizable figures requiring little explanation.

The All Stars

I’m basing these all on the Feng Shui 2 Playtest (Kickstarter) rules. Here they are in the order I thought them up.

  • Jack Burton – Big Trouble in Little China film
    • Heavily modified Everyday Hero build.
    • Porkchop Express (18 wheeler)
    • A “Good Knife”
  • Ashley “Ash” Williams – Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness
    • Heavily modified Cyborg Build
    • Rename a number of Scoungetech options to fit chosen-one / slapstick nature of Ash
      • Chainsaw arm = Force Blade
      • Hail To The King = Yowch!
      • Chosen One = Adrenal Boy Howdy
      • Who’s Laughing Now = Shower of Sparks
      • Who Wants Some = Cortisol Field Generator
      • You Little Sucker =Reflex Ramper
      • Jack Left Town = System Malfunction
    • Replace future gun with Shotgun (Boomstick!)
    • The Car (Oldsmobile Delta 88)
  • Detective John McClane – Die Hard series
    • Maverick Cop
  • (Bruce) Lee – Enter the Dragon (~series, especially Way of the Dragon)
    • Martial Artist
  • Beatrix “Black Mamba” Kiddo – Kill Bill series
    • Swordmaster
    • Replace Water Sword with some kind of limited use Five Point Exploding Heart strike
    • Hattori Hanzo Katana (IE: a Sword)
    • Motorcycle
    • Drive skill 11
  • Buffy Summers – Buffy the Vampire Slayer series
    • Exorcist Monk for the build’s base.
    • Rename “Balance Bringer” to “The Slayer”
    • Mr. Pointy wooden spike (Damage 8 before Signature Weapon)
    • Replaced Prodigious Leap with Signature Weapon (Mr. Pointy)
    • Crossbow
  • Hellboy – Hellboy series
    • Supernatural Monster base
    • No transformation
    • Demon Punch instead of Natural Weapon
    • Corded Musculature instead of Regeneration I
    • Schooled in the Hell of Piercing instead of Transformation
    • Shooting skill at 11
    • A big 4 shot revolver (The Good Samaritan) with special bullets (Whoppers: explosive tipped with silver, white oak, garlic, holy water)
    • Detective skill 11
  • Beetlejuice – Beetlejuice film
    • Ghost Archetype
    • Replace Love Potion with Illusion
    • Replace Seduction skill with Intimidation
  • Mikey “Goonie” Walsh – Goonies film
    • Scrappy Kid Archetype
    • Yo Yo “weapon” version of Forceful Darts
  • John Rambo – Rambo series
    • Ex-Special Forces Archetype
    • Machine Gun
    • Replace an HK with Bow and Arrow
  • B.A. Baracus – A-Team TV show
    • Big Bruiser Archetype
    • Replace Info with Fix-it 11
    • Gain Drive 13
    • Panel Van
    • Big Gold Rings (weapon like brass knuckles, Damage 7 before size)
    • Thrown Foe (as weapon/attack similar to over-sized improvised weapon, base 10 damage before size)
    • Replace shotgun with
  • El Mariachi – El Mariachi/Desperado/Once Upon A Time In Mexico
    • Based on Killer archetype
    • Replace Both Guns Blazing 2 with Bag Full of Guns II, but call it a Guitar Case.
    • Replace Driving with Info (Music).
    • Start with a Revolver, as per Bag Full of Guns II, instead of the large selection.
  • Jason Bourne – Bourne Identity series
    • Based on Spy archetype
    • Replace Fashion 15 with Drive 15
    • Replace Food & Drink 14 with Detective 14
    • Replace Gambling 12 with Medicine 12
  • Michael Knight – Knight Rider TV show
    • Driver archetype
    • Change the Car to KITT
  • Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV – Magnum P.I. TV show
    • Private Investigator archetype
    • Ferrari 308 car (Borrowed sports car)
    • Colt 1911 for gun
    • Info/Business 14 becomes Drive 14
    • Info/Law 11 becomes Seduction 11
  • Danny Ocean – Ocean’s Eleven series
    • Thief Archetype
    • Car is a Ford Falcon Convertible
    • Swap Deceit rating with Intrusion
  • Harry Dresden – Dresden files TV series
    • Sorcerer Archetype Base
    • Ask Bob = Scroll of Spells
    • Fire Blast replaces Magnetic Blast
    • Banishment replaces Flight
    • Detective 13 replaces Info (History) 13
  • James “Logan” Howlett, AKA: Wolverine – X-Men series
    • Genefreak archetype base but with these powers:
      • Berserker Rage
      • Recuperate
      • Impossibilist
      • Very Fast
      • Titanium Claws (Scroungetech)
      • Channel Pain
    • The claws count as a damage 9 weapon, similar to a machete.
  • Claire “The Cheerleader” Bennet – Heroes TV series
    • Genefreak archetype base but with these powers:
      • Adaptive Enzymes
      • Recuperate
      • Impossibilist
      • Very Fast
      • Inevitable Comeback (Convert from Creature Power: use Genome points)
      • Channel Pain
    • Gain Info/Cheerleader 13
  • Mr. Miyagi – Karate Kid series
    • Old Master archetype but with the powers swapped out:
      • Hammer Punch replaces Prodigious Leap (note Chi Flow Perception is base 10, better than base 9)
      • One Inch Punch replaces King on the Water
      • Back Leg Kick replaces Willow Step
      • Target the Core replaces Aerial Pushaway
      • Trapping Hands replaces Flying Windmill Kick
      • Flowing Strikes replaces Ominous Flutter

This page has been edited to replace Wolverine with The Cheerleader and to add Mr. Miyagi.

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