Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Stacking up Bricks: The Hulk

Continuing my experimentation with the Brick class for Light's another important one to take into consideration that also matches one of my haphazardly rebased HeroClix that will (hopefully) soon find a place on my tabletop.

The Hulk is really one of the most classic of all superheroic Bricks, I think.  He's also fairly straightforward as far as Bricks go; he's big, strong, and tough.  I'm thinking his accelerated healing should maybe be taken into account.  He can also jump really high and far, but that's covered at least slightly in the base Brick class.  And while I don't follow Hulk comics very closely, he's apparently immortal these days.  I won't worry about that one.

As for drawbacks?  I don't know that a transformation into superheroic form is a drawback in itself; I should probably do a little survey of other supers RPGs to see how that's treated in general.

The uncontrollable rage, though...that's probably a hindrance.  Let's see...

The Hulk
Real name:  Bruce Banner
Level 5 Brick

AC 6[13]    HD 6d6+12 (34 HP)
Saving throw: 12
Move 12 ft. (leap 12 ft.)

STR 36(+5)    DEX 12    CON 24(+2)    INT 10    WIS 4    CHA 10
(All stats in Hulk form.)

Attacks:  Melee - Punch +2 (1d6+5 damage)

Special:  Regeneration 1 (heal 1 at the beginning of each round); 5 in 6 chance for a Feat of Strength

Hindrance:  Rage 1 (Before taking an action, roll 1d6; on a roll of 1, the action is lost to blind rage.)

Brick bonuses: Enhanced STR x1, Enhanced CON x1, Regeneration 1.


  1. I've read the first few issues of The Immortal Hulk and as far as I can see it's all a matter of presentation. The basic premise is that Banner turns into the Hulk at night, whether he's alive or dead, at which point the Hulk's regenerative powers take over, and come dawn, Banner is alive again.

    I don't think there's anything new there as such, but it's more a case of how it's been interpreted and presented.

    None of which is relevant to your post. Sorry. ;)

    1. No apologies, sir...that's actually a good bit of info to know! I glanced at the Hulk's Marvel wiki entry while writing this post and realized that there are a LOT of details that have been explored with regard to the phenomenon of becoming the I just sort of shrugged them all off and went with the archetype I knew him as growing up. Your explanation helps!

    2. I don't consider myself a huge fan, but I know the broad concepts and what struck me about Immortal Hulk was that it didn't deliver anything that even I considered new, it just presented them in a different way.

      We've seen the Hulk regenerate from massive damage before, and there have been prior suggestions that Banner can't die, but I don't know if they've been put together in this specific way before IH did it.

      Anyway, further irrelevance. Carry on!

    3. I welcome more of your "irrelevance" any time. I am, after all, sharing with the world at large the numbers I think about while I'm playing with my action figures. It's about the conversation!