The premise of this game is a compelling one, D-List Superheroes must fight Zombies, some of who are the former A-List heroes.
I have some issues with the game, primarily, that there is not really anything making the game about B-List heroes, except for the power levels and amount of points to spend at character creation.
Putting that aside, when I think underloved B-List characters, I think, of course of one of my favorites:
ULYSSES ARCHER AKA US1
So, I am going to try and do my best version of him for the Rotted Capes system.
So, a small confession, this took me much longer than I would have liked, and with no small amount of frustration. The character creation system is very standard superhero crunchy and obtuse. Additionally, the skills system is one where players must choose specialties for many of the skills, and in my experience, this never turns out well. Because of this, I have not assigned my specialties, but I can give you an idea of my character.
TAGLINE: Comin’ At Ya
Type: Tech Controller
Might 4; Prowess 4; Quickness 6; Vigor 5; Charisma 3; Insight 4; Logic 6; Resolve 6
Skill Bundles: Academic, Engineer, Mechanic, Computer Tech
Advantages: Gearhead, Vehicular Combat (frustrating that on page 73, at the beginning of the gear chapter, there is a pic of a big rig when but no real rules for having a vehicle as gear).
Powers: Sixth Sense (Cybernetic Implant): 1; Wireless (Implant) 1
Skills: Academic (choose) 3; Engineering (Choose) 3; Engineering (choose) 3; Science (Physics or Chemistry) 2; Technology (choose) 3; Academics (choose) 3; Athletics 4; Linguistics 2; Science (choose) 2; Technology (choose) 2; Drive 4 (+1)(+2 combat); Engineering (Automobile) 3; Technology (Basic) 2; Technology (Programming) 2; Engineering (Computer) 3; Engineering (Programming) 3; Melee 2; Pilot 1; Scavenge 1
i wish there was more flavor mechanically about being a B-lister, instead, it seems to be that they have less points to spend on their characters.