Wiz Kids has completed the roster for the original Gen 13 kids today by adding the stats for Fairchild and Grunge. Once again, Wiz Kids has taken great care in not only the sculpts and likenesses of our favorite teen heroes, but also in the design of the their powers which accurately represent them from the comics.
Fairchild is up first and much like Freefall, Wiz Kids hilariously decided to give her a special ability to mimic an incident that happened to Fairchild more than once in her adventures. She has a special ability called, “My Clothes Always Rip & Then Everybody Stares” in which she is allowed to use Shape Change but only with a roll of a 6. This represents the fact that in the comics Fairchild can increase her size and strength, but it’s normally at the cost of the clothes she’s wearing. A unique feature to her is that she can be played at either 100 or 75 points. I’ve been out of the game for a while so this is a new feature I’m not familiar with. The rest of her powers are present in her dial with Leap/Climb, Super Strength, and a couple of instances of Impervious and Invulnerability to show how tough she is in battle. Even Fairchild’s intelligence is accounted for by giving her outwit to be able to get past some of her opponents powers.
And the last, but certainly not least, member of the team is Grunge. His powers were probably a challenge to accurately represent and even though when the card system was first introduced several years back I didn’t really like it, I can see now that characters like Grunge could not exist in this game without the card system. They start him off with Phasing/Teleporting and Super Strength but then give him an ability called Molecular Absorption. This is pretty cool because it allows him to attack an object and mimic gaining its properties by gaining Toughness if it was a light object or Invulnerability if it was a heavy object. This was a very creative way to display his powers in the game. They even took his photographic memory into account and gave him Perplex and later on he gets to show is Kung Fu skills with Close Combat Expert. Again, a superb job with Wiz Kids doing their homework on these characters.
Well, that’ s it for the Gen 13 kids. You can check out more about them here. And we’ll be watching for more of The Ravagers hopefully being previewed soon.