Friday, January 4, 2019

Dungeonmaster! [ICONS]


Prowess: 3
Coordination: 4
Strength: 3
Intellect: 5
Awareness: 4
Willpower: 5

Stamina: 8

Specialties: Geek Pop Culture

A Lonely Nerd, Deep Down
Impulse Control Issues
"I'm the Dungeonmaster, here!"

Icosahedron of Ioum (Magic Wizardry Device): 8
Images (Programmed)
Spatial Control (Shaping)
Teleportation (Portal)
Probably Control (When a situation doesn't go his way, he can "re-roll" the Icosahedron, i.e. utlizie this power. Either the will of the device or a psychological quirk of Dilbert's considers this cheating. After each use he must test his Willpower against his Probability Control Power level, with a failure meaning loss of his powers for a number of pages equal to the degree of failure.)

Alter Ego: Arnold "Arnie" Francis Dilbert III
Occupation: Former college student; Professional Criminal
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Arnold and Patricia Dilbert (parents)
Group Affiliation: Masters of Menace
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: SUPER-SENTINEL TEAM-UP #85
Height: 5’10” Weight: 156 lbs.
Eyes: Green Hair: Light Brown

Arnie Dilbert was a capable college student, but performed poorly due to the time he spent playing the role-playing game Monsters in Mazes with his few friends. Unhappy with his real life, Arnie began to immerse himself more and more into fantasy. He convinced his friends to act out their game characters’ exploits in a small cave system near their university. Annoyed by Arnie's increasingly demanding behavior, the others ended the session and left him alone in the cave.

Trying to find the exit, Arnie became lost. He later claimed to have found a hidden chamber where he discovered the large, crystalline Icosahedron of Ioum. This artifact obeyed his commands, giving him apparently magical powers, but whether by design or Arnie's own psychological quirks, it limited him to mimicking powers analogous to those wielded by a Monsters in Mazes referee.

Arnie, now calling himself the Dungeonmaster, used these powers to settle scores with his neglectful parents and former classmates before embarking on a criminal career. His modus operandi was to create a "dungeon" in the location the crime was to take place and force bystanders to achieve his goals for him, coercing them with monsters and traps of his making. At a comic book convention in Southern California, he attempted to force a group of costume contest participants to steal valuable memorabilia for him, but he was defeated by the second Rocket. Since that time, the Dungeonmaster considers her his archenemy, though Rocket does not reciprocate.


bombasticus said...

All awesome but the "pages" metric is genius. This game will teach you how to make comics!

Jack Guignol said...

This is the first time I got the Egbert III allusion.

Trey said...

@bomasticus - Icons is a pretty cool game

Trey said...

@CJK - No one every accused me of being subtle.

Anne said...

I like the idea that the stone MAY have essentially limitless power, but the psychology of the user (what the user imagines "real" magic to be like, what the user considers "fair" and "cheating") sets limits on what the user can do with it. That feels authentic to the way we use real-world technology too.