Cost Industrial Replicator System
80 Industrial Replicator System: Multipower, 240-point reserve,
all OIF Immobile (-1 1/2), Extra Time (Full phase; -1/2)
6u 1) Small Object Replication: Transform 4d6 (Major), Air to
Any Object programmed into system (+1), Continuous (+1)
(180 Active Points); OIF Immobile (-1 1/2), Extra Time (Full
8u 2) Large Object Replication: Transform 4d6 (Major), Air to Any
Object programmed into system (+1), Continuous (+1),
Area Effect 8 hexes (+1) (240 Active Points); OIF Immobile
(-1 1/2), Extra Time (Full phase; -1/2)
Total Cost: 94 points.
Star Hero discusses these as a way to provide the essentials for a starship's crew and passengers such as food, clothing and other consumables. They are essentially the same idea as Star Trek's replicators. Anyone have any input as to how to build one in HERO? I was thinking maybe Summon, but that seems terribly awkward.
If you die saving lives, you haven't lost. These players have much to be proud of, and I salute them.
I was in a similar situation years ago with a powered armor brick named Ranger. The villains had a tactical nuclear weapon with a 60 second timer in the heart of Manhattan (New York City). Just as Ranger reached the bomb, the countdown started. Ranger immediately grabbed the bomb and flew out towards the harbor, intending to get the bomb as far from the city as possible before it detonated. Ranger is a SPD 4 and was flying at 100" (25" X4 Non-Combat), so every Phase he flew was 200 meters, or 800 meters per Turn. So he was only going to get about 4 kilometers (2Â½ miles) before it detonated. It was a small nuke, but every little bit he got it away from the city would have spared hundreds if not thousands of innocent lives.
As the countdown reached the 10 second mark, the GM asked me when I was going to drop the nuke and try to escape. Ranger's defenses were very high (62 PD/58 ED; most of it Resistant and Hardened); he might well have survived a nuclear explosion just a couple hundred meters away from Ground Zero. I just smiled at him as he continued the countdown, and I saw the realization dawn in his eyes as he realized Ranger wasn't going to drop the bomb. Ranger was willing to die to save as many people as possible.
Turned out the bomb was a dud. (The GM claims it was damaged during the fight, but I don't know if I really believe that.) But Ranger would have died gloriously if it had detonated.