DC Heroes to Marvel

More DC to MSH from the DC Heroes mailing list. ADDED 10/15/03

By MoonSylver@cs.com

The campaign I'm running is taking place in the mid 80's (same as the copies of MSH & DC Heroes I own) So I came up with a formula to convert the DC Heroes stats to MSH.

F DEX x5
A DEX x 4
S STR x4
E BODY x5
R INT x3
I INT x4
P WILL + MIND + INFL + AURA + SPIRIT divided by 5 x5

Powers x5

Example: the Batman would look like this

F: AM (50)
A: IN (40)
S: EX (20)
E: RM (30)
R: RM (30)
I: AM (50)
P: AM (50)

Sound about right? I've tested it by doing a few conversions, and most of the characters I've tried seem to come out pretty close to the ones posted by Ty States or Keith Kilburne. Someone like Nightwing, Firestorm, Green Arrow etc. seem to convert pretty well but the real powerhouses (Superman, Flash) either come out VERY powerful or not as tough as they should be.


By Norseman

Fighting = (Dexterity + Martial Arts Skill) / 2 * 5
Agility = Dexterity * 5
Strength = Strength * 5
Endurance = Body * 5
Reason = Intelligence * 5
Intuition = (Intelligence + Willpower + Mind) / 3 * 5
Psyche = (Willpower + Aura + (Spirit * 2)) / 4 * 5
Resources = Wealth * 2
Popularity = Influence (Negative for villains)
Powers = Powers * 5


By Jay Myers

Here is how the maximum scores for normal humans compare between MSH and MEGS:

AM (62) Fighting = 10 Dex
IN (45) Agility = 10 Dex
EX (25) Strength = 5 Str
RM (35) Endurance = 6 Body
AM (62) Reason = 12 Int and/or Will
IN (45) Intuition = 12 Will and/or Int
AM (62) Psyche = 12 Will and/or Mind and/or Spirit

Here's the formula I use to get in the ballpark:

Fighting = Dex * 5
Agility = Dex * 4
Strength = Str * 5
Endurance = Bod * 5
Reason = (2 * Int + Will) / 3 * 5
Intuition = (2 * Will + Int) / 3 * 4
Psyche = (Will + Aura + Mind) / 3 * 5
Resources = Wealth * 2.5 (round down)
Popularity = (Infl + Aura) (Negative for villains)
Power rank # = Power * 5


By The Phantom

This is the chart that I made. It worked pretty well for quite a while.

DC APs Marvel Rank
1 FB (2)
2 PR (4)
3 PR (5)
4 TY (6)
5 GD (10)
6 EX (20)
7 EX (25)
8 RM (30)
9 RM (45)
10 IN (40)
11 IN (43)
12 IN (45)
13 IN (47)
14 AM (50)
15 AM (60)
16 AM (68)
17 MN (75)
18 MN (85)
19 MN (92)
20 UN (100)
25 UN (125)
30 Sh-X (150)
40 Sh-X (175)
45 Sh-Y (200)
60 Sh-Z (500)
80 CL. 1000
110 CL. 3000
150 CL. 5000
300 Beyond

These are so you can determine a relation beween AP's and Ranks. I find this chart is rather accurate in most cases.

Next we move to the Primary abilities. This may require Scrap Paper and a Pencil.

Fighting = The Average between Dexterity and Strength (for example a character with Dex of 8 and Str of 10= (10 + 8 =16)/2 = 8 [looking at the chart] 8 = RM (30) Fighting = Rm (30)

Agility = Dexterity
Strength = Strength (oh if it were all that easy)
Endurance = The Average between Strength and Body
Reason = Intellegence
Intuition = The Average between Intellegence, Will, & Aura
Psyche = The Average between Spirit, Mind, & Will
Health = Traditional Marvel Way: Fighting + Agility + Strength + Endurance
Karma = Traditional Marvel Way: Reason + Intuition + Psyche
Resources = Wealth
Popularity = Influence

Powers use the same chart.
Talents and skills = anything less than 10 is just written down and don't bother with ranks. Anything over 10 should be written as Ultimate skill or "x" Supremecy.


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