[b]Point Distribution (3 points to add, each starts at 3):[/b]
There are two primary attributes, Strength and Insight. Strength represents your character's entire physical ability, affecting damage dealt, weight tolerance, melee dodging, and capacity for physical damage. Insight improves non-physical tasks, such as aiming or controlling ranged devices, dodging ranged attacks, interacting with others, and sustaining stun damage.
Physical and stun damage aren't that different, besides that if you run out of stun hitpoints you are merely knocked unconscious, and if you run out of physical hitpoints you may die. This is not the case for stun damage typically, as all armor, even standard issue, negates stun damage after the wearer is unconscious. This is for the safety of the participants. However, death isn't unheard of in the arena. While most teams are good sports and avoid taking the lives of their opponents, a few rare ones are reviled or even feared for their merciless slaughter in battle. NüwA assumes no responsibility for their actions, and prefers to call these deaths "retirement" or "being retired"
For backstory, age, etc, keep in mind the recent catastrophe that's befallen New California. Many elderly, children, or even middle-aged didn't survive. Many of those who survived the disaster were either the healthiest individuals (typically 16-30) or were lucky. Many no longer have families and survive off of welfare or support from their district. Some however are immigrants, either from other parts of the country or state, from the border, or from China/Japan, that may have intact families and more assets to their name, although they are still the minority.
Every player starts with two basic pieces of equipment:
-Stun Stick (Melee, Strength Physical, +2 Stun damage on a hit)
-Arena Armor (+3 Physical and Stun HP, 3 Physical damage reduction)
However, you can select an additional piece of equipment from this list.
-Stun Sword (Melee. Strength+1 Physical, +3 Stun damage on a hit)
-Disc Launcher (Ranged 4 tiles. 5-range Physical, 2 Stun damage on a hit. Arm-mounted.)
-Rigged Armor (+5 Physical and Stun HP, 3 Physical damage reduction. Can ignore stun damage for one round a fight, as if you were unconscious.)
-Arena Shield (+2 Dodge/Block for Ranged and Melee attacks)
-Pocket Pistol (Ranged 8 tiles. Deals 9-range Physical damage. Single use, illegal.)
Characters will also be assigned a special ability based on their favorite color. (Still working on that)
An example character:Name:
Tall, olive skin, brown eyes, black hair, muscular, always seems kind of angry.Backstory:
His family died in The Big One, and had nothing left after NüwA bought the land that used to be their house. He decided to join the Arena battles to take back his home, and beat NüwA at their own game.Gear:
Stun SwordPoint Distribution (3 points to add, each starts at 3):