Sunday, July 16, 2017

Marvelous Items (Wasted Hack Update)

Marvelous Items are the Wasted Hack equivalent of "magic items", and come in several varieties.
To the left is the illustration for a Mutagen Canister.  Mutagens have various effects (similar to powerful potions) up to, and including, greatly increasing the chance for a character to develop a beneficial mutation. Infected Class characters that use this particular type of mutagen (MTG-4TM) will gain a new mutation automatically.

Characters can also discover schematics that can be taken to a Sage to be interpreted and crafted.  The ( +David Johnston +David Johnston ) Johnston Submachine gun featured to left is the product of one such schematic.  It combines two SMGs into one more powerful weapon.

Relics are another category of Marvelous Items.  Relics are extra-dimensional in nature, and were pulled through rifts in dimensional barriers during the End Times War, along with all manner of terrifying beasts.  The "Third Eye" relic to the left embeds in a character's forehead, granting them a permanent +1 bonus to a randomly determined attribute. They can be removed from defeated foes, but a character can only every have one "equipped" at a time.

Future-Tech items are also among the Marvelous Items characters can discover while crawling through the rubble of the Great Ruined World.
The Laser Pistol to the left requires an energy cell for ammo, and can be overcharged to deal an extra die of class damage at the risk of shorting the gun out and requiring its repair by a Sage. Other Future-Tech items, such as the Phase-Belt, allow the character to mimic spell effects, such as teleportation, at the cost of an entire energy cell.

"Lost Marvels" are the final category of Marvelous Items, and represent the pinnacle of normal technology at the time the world fell apart.  These would include powerful sniper rifles that can take an enemy out in a single shot. suppressors for firearms, and night vision goggles.