Friday, October 26, 2012

Atomo, the Atomic Monster from Beneath the Earth!

For Monstrous Monday, an homage to a comic book staple using the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying rules

Original Art by Rob Baldwin (that's me!), copyright 2012

Atomo, the Atomic Monster from Beneath the Earth!

Affiliations Solo d10, Buddy d8, Team d6

Colossal Terror
Nom Nom Nom
Somebody's Tool

Power Sets

Godlike Strength d12
Godlike Durability d12
Gigantic Size d12
Tunneling d8
Mental Defense d8
SFX: Invulnerability, as MHR
SFX: Multiattack (powerful slam)
SFX: Engulf.  Take a dice from the doom pool to create a "swallowed" complication for any opponent.  Opponent may still attack, but only Atomo.  Have the hero overcome the Doom Pool to recover.
Limit: primitive mind.  Step up damage die for all emotional attacks

Menace d10

While Atomo's origins remain a mystery, he (or it) has appeared as a frequent tool of various supervillains intent on large-scale destruction.  Almost mindless, Atomo is usually unleashed upon an unsuspecting city until beaten or at least driven off by a team of superheroes.  Atomo is virtually indestructible, but can be easily frustrated to the point of retreat.


  1. I like it!

    And for Marvel too. I like it!

  2. I like the definition of - Somebody's tool! Funny!

  3. Never heard of him...but I'm not much of a comic book fan. Of course, if I could tag along with Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, and Howard to the comic book store, I might be...
    Tina @ Life is Good

    1. He's not an existing character, but the whole "giant subterranean monster" bit (especially from the Fantastic Four) is a iconic concept.

  4. Makes me think of some Greek mythological monsters. Very creepy.

  5. I'm always a fan of all things atomic. That's why I was inspired by Godzilla or more probably Godzilla began my fascination with atomic mutants.

    Tossing It Out

  6. Great drawing. I like the atomic twist on it. Nice.

  7. I like the pic too and the distinctions are well-named. Great ruleset.

  8. I've never played Marvel Heroic Roleplaying (though I bought the pdf), but I'm digging this monster. Perhaps he'll burrow his way into NYC if I ever run a Marvel game.


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