Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NUELOW Heroes and Villains: Captain Bananahammock

Here's another character for use in your ROLF! games. This one might be a useful foil if you want to create further adventures for Jane Bond. Maybe he could be her Honey Ryder? Or perhaps Captain Bananahammock can fall through a temporal/spacial vortex and become a frienemy of Amelia Earheart as she battles evil in the 57th Dimension (that idea was suggested by L.L. Hundal).

Once again, the character concept, name, and displayed artwork were created by Carter-Ethan Rankin and released into the public domain. The section labeled ROLF! Game Stats is presented under the Open Gaming License and is Copyright 2013 by Steve Miller. Everything else in this post is considered product identity, as defined under the Open Gaming License and may not be reproduced without permission from the copyright holders. (But if you ask Steve, he will almost certainly say "yes.")

Captain Bananahammock (aka Eric Ellis)

Captain Bananahammock
(aka Eric Ellis)
Brawn 29, Body 19, Brains 7
   Traits: Dumb, Egomaniac, Improv Master, Too Sexy for My Shirt
   Combat Maneuvers: Basic Attack, Dodge, Driver, Strategic Bleeding, Seduce, The Look, The Walk
   Important Stuff Worn/Wielded: Bright yellow shorts. Captain Bananahammock also owns a helicopter and a speedboat, both of which he has painted bright yellow.

The Banana Boat [Watercraft]
Body: 25; Speed: 16; Maneuverability 8
   Passengers: Driver + 4
Weapons: None, but passengers can shoot out the windows, dealing regular damage with ranged weapons

The Banana Smoothie [Aircraft]
Body: 24; Speed: 13; Maneuverability 5
   Passengers: Driver +3
   Weapons: None, but passengers can shoot out the windows, dealing regular damage with ranged weapons

(Rules for vehicles in ROLF! can be found in Amelia vs. the Queen of the 57th Dimension, but they will also be included in the projected ROLF! superhero game... when we get it done.)

Origin Story
Male supermodel Eric Ellis's greatest claim to fame was being the face (and sexy body) of Scorch Sports and Swimwear until the company was revealed to be a front for Pocket Rocket's latest scheme to dominate the world and driven into bankruptcy. The scandal ruined Eric's modeling career, but he didn't mind, because he had more money in the bank than he knew what do with. Further, his encounter with Texas Hellion and Hot Shot as they sent Pocket Rocket to the prison hospital for the umpteenth time got him thinking that he should go into the "mystery man" business. He was perfect for it, he thought--he's got a rockin' bod that he's not afraid to show off, and he's rich. (A couple of all-night private consulting sessions with Hot Shot further convinced him that the Hero Biz is where he would spend his retirement.)

Captain Bananahammock has no powers other than his self-described rockin' bod and tremendous ego. He adventures and fights crime primarily to be seen and admired-- ideally in as few clothes as possible while avoiding arrest for indecent exposure.

Enemies and Allies
No one really views Captain Bananahammock as a threat, although mad scientist Dr. Tooth will shoot him on sight for coming onto his wife, Dr. Floss, when they met in Sydney last year. Captain Banananhammock frequently works with agents of with Agents of P.R.I.G., and he has an on-again, off-again relationship with Hot Shot--basically whenever they're in the same hemisphere.

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