Re: Bimbo Points
- At first glance, I too like the idea of a having a predetermined table of "mishaps" to roll on whenever a character gets a failure outcome as an alternative to relying on GM fiat to come up with something off the cuff all the time. I'm not sure I'd want it to be as generic as the Bimbo (I really hate that name) Table is though. Perhaps in ICONS it would be better to generate a short list for each test most likely to come up in the game with mishaps and consequences tailored to the specific test that was failed. You could also add a "Personal" category on each list with a sub-list of mishaps/consequences tailored to each PC.
--- In email@example.com, Soylent Green <gsoylent@...> wrote:
> There is a thread on Rpgnet which looks in detail at old supers game called Superbabes, based on a 80s? 90s? comic book called Femforce. The whole thing seems to tread on borderline exploitation territory but perhaps no more than Charlies Angels, I could not say as I've never seen either game or comic. In any event that isn't really the point.
> The point is the Superbabes had mechanic sort of like Determination Point called Bimbo Points. A player could automatically succeed or accomplish something impossible by taking "Bimbo Points", the drawback being that the GM would rolls against the total at the start of each session to determine if the character will suffer a negative complication and if the roll failed would trigger an event based on table. Basically the range of event vary from (ignoring that variation of warbrobe malfunctions) the trivial "A bad hair day" to serious "temporarily lose a power". The full table is here:http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?588172-System-Autopsy-Let-s-Read-Superbabes-The-Femforce-Role-Playing-Game/page2
> Now of course Compels in Icons do roughly the same job, but somehow the notion of creating a table for each player of events based on their Aspects and having some sort of mechanic to automatically trigger one of the events seems to appeal to me. But to be honest I've not really thought it through beyond this.