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Maximum Carnage: Carnage and Shriek


Now we’re getting to the good stuff. Today, we are featuring “Daddy” and “Mommy” from the Carnage Family.


We don’t have a whole new datafile for Carnage, because honestly the one that’s on page BR12 of the Breakout Mini-Event is good. We did however come up with some SFX to add to the existing datafile. Just to kick him up from a side note in an adventure, to the main antagonist.

SFX: Spread Some Chaos. When Carnage has Team or Buddy Affiliation with other members of his “family”, all heroes’ actions or reactions against Carnage generate opportunities on a 1 or 2.

SFX: Symbiote Decoy. When Carnage is stressed out, spend D8 from the doom pool and reveal that the unconscious body the heroes are looking at is one of Carnage’s victims in a mock symbiote suit.

SFX: Fueled by Insanity. Move Carnage’s Mental stress die to the doom pool, then remove the smallest die from the doom pool.


I had a lot of fun coming up with this datafile. My goal was to make her nasty and annoying, without making her over-the-top powerful.

If you want to know more about Shriek, her full bio is here.


4 comments on “Maximum Carnage: Carnage and Shriek

  1. CoreBrute
    February 21, 2013

    With ‘Fueled by Insanity’ are you trying to simulate an emotional version of Second Wind for heroes? Because it seems quite powerful, since your spending a d6 (or d4 if your fighting Deadpool) to add what’s presumably a d8 at least (maybe even a d12) to the Doompool.

    I would imagine the Watcher version of Second Wind would be, the Watcher removes an equal sized die to the stress from the doompool, to remove the stress.

    • Andrew Gatlin
      February 21, 2013

      It is powerful. But I would be willing to bet it doesn’t happen much. The players will probably figure out pretty quick not to try to inflict Mental stress on Carnage. It just backfires.

  2. Marcos "Salsa" Bolton
    February 21, 2013

    Andrew do intend to run this anytime soon for playtesting purposes? On a sidenote, any chance we get to see this in PDF format when it’s complete?

    • Andrew Gatlin
      February 21, 2013

      I’d like to try to run it. I’ve just got to find the time. If I do run it, do you want in?

      Hopefully we’ll be able to put out a PDF of the Event, but we don’t have firm plans as of now.

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