Tag Archives: Mass Effect

Mass Effect NPCs

Each NPC write-up gives 2 sets of stats – one for minor characters and one for speciality characters.   Asari Commando   Solo d4 Buddy d8 Team d6 Asari Commando No MercyAsari Warrior Reflexes d8 Barrier: Durability d6 Biotic attack: d8 Gear (+limit) Assault Rifle d8 Light Armour d6 Specialities: Biotics d6, Combat d8   Expert […]

Tonight I will be using Mass Effect for…

Something Else! Yes Despite Writing a Mass Effect Hack I don’t plan on using it to play straight Mass Effect. Why? Well, have you played Mass Effect 3. No Offence but the ending blew. So I’m using to play something similar, but different… In the years after ME3 most things continue as normal. The council races squabble but are […]

Character Creation = Done

So that’s everything i used to create characters. The advantage of Marvel Heroic Roleplaying is how easy it is to use (and adapt). Next up will be Some NPCs, and then it’s onto another hack. See the Mass Effect Hack page for complete documents, character sheets and all the posts so far.


All weapons and Armor have the gear limit. All weapons have limit: Mutually Exclusive Shutdown weapon to switch to another Firearm. All Guns have limit: Out of Ammo Shutdown Gun and gain 1 PP. Take an action against the Doom pool to recover Guns Basic Versions   Pistol d6 Heavy Pistol d8 SMG d6 SFX-Area Attack Assault […]


Biotic Powers All biotic Powers have the following limits and SFX: No Biotic Power can be used in 2 consecutive turns. Biotic powers do not work on shielded targets. (unless stated) SFX – shutdown. Shutdown a power for 1PP. Regain on an opportunity or at a transistion scene. Biotic abilities  Base POWERS Biotic Control      […]

Class Power Sets

And the Class Power Sets. Using the standard 6, but i plan to add more: scientist, smuggler, pilot ,bounty hunter… Each class provides a number of D6 skills and a choice of powers. Spend 5 points on class powers SOLDIER Power Options Carnage, Overkill, Concussive shot, Adrenaline rush, Fortification Skills at D6 Combat, Menace Gear […]

Race Power Sets

For more information see the various mass effect wikia… or the Datapad App. Some of these wordings come from the Mass Effect RPG wikia. That was a few years ago and thats about all that remains! Credit to that though for some of the SFX and limits (although they weren’t sfx and limits at the […]

Power Sets – Races, classes and gear

Characters have three powers sets : One based on their race, one for class, and one based on gear Each provides powers, sfx and limits. If a racial power lists one die value that power is optional and the value is the maximum, if it lists two those are the max and the min. All […]

Skills + Specialities

There are 13 Skills Acrobatics Biotic Business Combat Cosmic Covert Crime Empathy Medical Menace Piloting Science Tech Each can be taken at Trained (d6), Expert (d8 or 2d6) and Master (d10 or 2d8 or 3d6). These can be used to create resources at one die less than their main level. You get 30 dice to […]

Affiliations + Distinctions

Affiliations Choose 1 at d10, 1 at d8 and 1 and d6. Assault Support Specialist The Direct Approach Helping the team, hindering the enemy The other stuff Physical and Mental Attacks Complications and Team Assets Personal Assets and Skill use Distinctions Choose a race and class Distinction. Create a character concept. This must include the […]

Rules Variations: Rolling the Dice

Players Roll a dice from: Affiliation Reputation Distinction (D8 or D4) Race Power Set Class Power set Gear Power Set Skill or Specialities Assets/resources Opponent Stress Complications on opponent So there is a third powerset, but in play, they usually only get 1 or 2. But it seperates the powers easier. Skills and Specialities I’ll […]

Hacking Mass Effect

I think i’ve done 6 conversions for mass effect. Started off about 2 years ago looking at some SW, Saga and d6 conversions but wasn’t keen on any. I think is started with a Mutants and Masterminds conversion, but it was so much hassle emulating the powers. And then the d20 seemed to be doing […]