ASH/HCC: Coherent Super Stories #22 - In Vivo, Veritas

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Fri Aug 13 10:41:56 PDT 2010

On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 23:44:25 +0000 (UTC), Dave Van Domelen wrote:

>      "My trade name is Bacteriomage," the voice behind him replied.

Actual on-panel appearance of Bacteriomage!  Woo!

> It's just that if you put 'virus' in your name these days,
> everyone assumes you're a computer geek.  Which I am, but that's not the


>      "I don't take you se..." then Balder was seized with a massive coughing
> fit, his entire body thrown into spasms.
>      PTANG!

Ahhhhhh, nice.

>      "Pretty damned good," his opponent sneered, gesturing and sending a wave
> of magnetic force into Balder's body.  The water in his body tried to get
> away from the field, and the effect was like being hit by a baseball bat
> wrapped in a blanket...dull, more pushing than hitting, but still something
> that would've been hard to ignore even if he'd been in tip-top condition.

Wait, what?  Does this work? @-@

>      After I started writing this story, I read an article that revealed the
> discovery of three new human antibodies that fight HIV (including VRC01), and
> that might be the key to a cure.  The antibodies are rare, and almost no one
> seems to manufacture enough to make a difference in the long run, but a
> paranormal would certainly have a better shot at it.  So my handwave wasn't
> quite so handwavy after all.  :)

Hah, makes sense!

>      In Hero System terms, in this story Balder spent some saved up XP to buy
> a new slot in his multipower, either a Mental Blast or NND (Mystic-based
> defenses).  So the high ED and hardened Flash Defense on the Dark Brigadiers
> didn't help them against it.  And they're just minions, their STUN scores
> weren't that great.

Well when you put it *that* way.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, exploding tens!

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