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Hero Datafile: The Spectacular Spider-Ham!

Today’s totem started life a little different than the rest of the ones we’ve seen. Peter started life as a spider minding his own business. When May Porker, the pig scientist, tested her atomic hair dryer she went mad and bit the spider. He was endowed with the powers of both a spider and a pig and Spider-Ham was born! And he does exactly what a Spider-Pig does!

Spider-Ham has fought alongside other heroes, like Captain Americat and the Simian Torch while facing enemies such as Ducktor Doom and Dr OctopussyCat. He has taken the humanoid nature of this other Spider-Allies in stride and has earned his place among them.


This datafile is mechanically very similar to the main Spider-Man from Earth-616, but he differs in his distinctions, specialties and milestones. This whole event is interesting because it shows how the way that characters can be extremely similar in power, yet play very differently at the table based on subtle differences in their motivation. One of the ways the milestone mechanic is really cool in Marvel Heroic Roleplaying.

In the Spider-Verse event, Spider-Ham has yet to make his mark (other than grossing out the Inheritors a bit and quipping some excellent wise-cracks), but what role will he play at your table? Advetnure on!


6 comments on “Hero Datafile: The Spectacular Spider-Ham!

  1. digitaljoed
    January 30, 2015

    Any chance well see a Silk datafile. She is a very cool new spider. They have done a good job of making her unique.

    • David W
      January 30, 2015

      Good things come to those who wait, Mr. digitaljoed. Keep your eyes peeled for future datafiles! 🙂

      • stroupjr
        January 30, 2015

        She has been a pretty big deal and is even getting her own book post event, so yah, but that sounds like a great idea!

  2. digitaljoed
    January 31, 2015

    Also maybe a generic Spider totem poorest, like the stuff in the annihilation book. Maybe something like.

    Spider Totem
    Enhanced Senses d8, Enhanced Stamina d8, Superhuman Reflexes d10, Superhuman Strength d10, Wall-Crawling d6, Webbing d8, Swingline d8
    SFX: Spider-Sense. Spend 1 PP to add Enhanced Senses (or step up if already in your pool) and reroll all dice on a reaction.
    Limit: Exhausted. Shutdown any Spider-Powers power to gain 1 PP. Activate an opportunity to recover or during a Transition Scene.

    Specialties. Acrobatic Master d10, Combat Expert d8

    Webbing – This power can be used to create web based complications and assets. Webbing can’t usually inflict stress or defend on its own.

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This entry was posted on January 23, 2015 by in Datafiles, Spider-Verse.

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