Superheroes and Milestones

Having reread Super Squadron again recently, one interesting part near the end of that game involves the conversion of existing experienced heroes to the system, which does have an experience level statistic.

The ballparks used are comics the hero is currently starring in.  If you are comic geeky enough you could certainly do that, or find out all the series that people are in.  It gave fractional experience level awards if part of a team...e.g. X-Men, etc.

If you like more granular standard four-colour superheroics with respect to established heroes and your newbie Fate characters this an idea that I have been considering.

A simple way to look at it for Fate and its standard Milestone experience system would be to award a Major Milestone for each year of existence of the character.  Perhaps lowered if only part of a team in a comic sense, as per Super Squadron.  Divide by two or by four or something along those lines.

So, for example :

Superman

Starting Character, Fate Core

High Concept: Last Son of Krypton
Trouble: Kryptonite does bad things, whatever the colour
Aspect 1: Secret Identity, mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent
Aspect 2: Just a smalltown farmboy at heart
Aspect 3: Truth, Justice and the American Way

3 Athletics
0 Burglary
1 Contacts
0 Crafts
0 Deceive
0 Drive
1 Empathy
3 Fight
0 Investigate
2 Lore
2 Notice
4 Physique
0 Provoke
2 Rapport
1 Resources
1 Shoot
0 Stealth
0 Will

Refresh 2

Stunts

Super Leaping
Super Strength
Super Speed
Invulnerability


Archetypal Current Character, 75 years later

High Concept: Last Son of Krypton
Trouble: Kryptonite does bad things, whatever the colour
Trouble: Not a magic fan
Trouble: Responsibility for all
Aspect 1: Secret Identity, mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent
Aspect 2: I finally married the persistent reporter Lois Lane
Aspect 3: I have a Super Dog!

Skills

3 Athletics
0 Burglary
5 Contacts
2 Crafts
2 Deceive
1 Drive
5 Empathy
8 Fight
0 Investigate
4 Lore
8 Notice
13 Physique
4 Provoke
5 Rapport
3 Resources
6 Shoot
1 Stealth
2 Will

Refresh 6

Stunts

Super Leaping
Super Strength
Super Speed
Invulnerability
Flight
Heat Vision
--Heat Vision Attack Bonus
Super Hearing
Microscopic Vision
X-Ray Vision
Super Breath
Telescopic Vision
Leadership
Lore [Krypton]
Lore [Farming]
Life Support
--Immunity, no need to breathe

Extra

Fortress of Solitude Headquarters
--Communications
--Computing
--Defenses
--Storage
Shared publiclyView activity