MEGS Conversion Notes for Unisystem

Quick and dirty conversion rules for the Mayfair Exponential Game System used in the old DC Heroes RPG. The DC write-ups in this site were converted, using these notes, from the ones in that game's 2nd edition.

Have fun!


ATTRIBUTES
      These section deals only with MEGS' Physical and Mental Attributes. I didn't create any conversion rules for Mystical Attributes because they are a measure of personality (Qualities in Unisystem) and magical power. I thought these would best be dealt in a case-by-case basis. When I come up with something interesting, I'll post them. Meanwhile, if you have any ideas, drop me a line.
     Wealth is n Attribute in the DC Heroes RPG. To convert it, just subtract 4 from the Wealth rating. The resulting number is the Resource level of the character.

Example: Clark Kent has Wealth 6, which converts to Resources 2 (6 - 4 = 2).

MEGS Attribute

Unisystem Attribute

Str

Strength

Dex

Dexterity

Body

Constitution

Int

Intelligence

(Int+Will+Mind)/3

Perception

Will

Willpower

Dexterity

Body

Mental

MEGS
Unisystem

MEGS

Unisystem

MEGS

Unisystem

1
1

1

1

1

1

2 - 3
2

2

2

2 - 4

2

4 - 5
3

3

3

5 - 6

3

6 -7
4

4

4

7 - 8

4

8 -9
5

5

5

9 - 10

5

10
6

6

6

11 - 12

6

+1
+1

+1

+1

X/2

X

           
Strength
MEGS
Unisystem
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4 - 5
5
6 - 7
6
8 - 13
7
14 - 17
8
18 - 22
9
23 - 27
10
28 - 31
11
32 - 36
12
37 - 40
13
41 - 45
14
46 - 49
15
50 - 53
16
54 - 58
17
59 - 62
18
63 - 66
19
67 - 72
20
73 - 76
21
77 - 80
22
81 - 85
23
86 - 90
24
91 - 94
25
95 - 98

 

ADVANTAGES & DRAWBACKS
     Not all MEGS' Advantages and Drawbacks have a Unisystem's counterpart. Below, you will find those that have. I also tried to translate a couple of Advantages and one Drawback to Unisystem.

Advantages/Qualities
Drawbacks
MEGS
Unisystem
MEGS
Unisystem
Attractive
Attractiveness
Dark Secret
Secret
Connection
Contacts
Guilt
Emotional Problems
Iron Nerves
Nerves of Steel
Irrational Attraction
Covetous
Lightning Reflexes
Fast Reaction Time
Irrational Fear
Mental Problems
Luck
Luck, Good
Mistrust
Infamous*
Omni-Connection
Omni-Contact*
Physical Restriction
Physical Disability
Popularity
Famous*
Psychological Instability
Emotional Problems
Scholar
Knowledge skill
Secret Identity
Secret
Sharp Eye
Acute Senses (Sight)
Unluck
Luck, Bad

*New Quality/Drawback

Omni-Contact     10-point Quality
     This Quality functions exactly like Omni-Connection, allowing a character to have potential Contacts nearly everywhere. By paying an amout of experience points equal to the level of the Contact, the character can suddenly call on this new "friend" during the adventure. This Contact is temporary and can only be questioned once. If the character wishes to question the Contact further or at a later time, he must pay the experience point fee again.

Famous/Infamous     3-point Quality or Drawback
     A Famous character is respected among the citizenry and the media. He attracts a huge crowd of well wishers and autograph seekers wherever he appears. This Quality also gives a +3 bonus to every Task or Test where the character's popularity would be a factor.
      The Infamous Drawback is the negative version of the Quality. The character is often mistaken for a villain by law enforcement agencies and other heroes. Other heroes do not trust him and he is usually a fugitive from justice.

 

SKILLS
     MEGS' broad skills convert into one or more Unisystem skills. The table below lists both Lite and Full skills. In the latter case, I took the liberty of adding new skills and renaming others that would probably be needed in a superhero game. Unisystem skill levels are the same as MEGS'.

Example: Booster Gold has Martial Artist 5 and Scientist 4. In Full Unisystem, that translates into Martial Arts 5 and Science (Type) 4. In the Lite version, they would be Martial Arts 5 and Science 4.

MEGS

Lite

Full

Acrobatics

Acrobatics, Sports

Acrobatics, Climbing, Dodge, Running (Type), Sports (Type), Swimming, Weight Lifting

Animal Handling

Animal*, Ride

Riding (Type)

Artist

Art

Acting, Beautician, Dancing (Type), Fine Arts (Type), Play Instrument (Type), Singing, Writing (Type)

Charisma

Influence

Haggling, Intimidation, Questioning, Seduction, Smooth Talking, Storytelling

Detective

Investigation*, Wild Card (Police Procedures)

Humanities (Law), Research/Investigation

Gadgetry

Computers, Repair 1

Computer Hacking, Computer Programming, Computers, Electronics, Engineer (Type)

Martial Artist

Martial Arts 2

Brawling, Martial Arts (Type)

Medicine
Doctor, Science First Aid, Medicine, Science (Forensics), Unconventional Medicine (Type)

Military Science

Science, Survival*

Demolitions, Electronic Surveillance, Science (Cartography), Snares, Survival (Type), Tracking, Traps

Occultist

Occultism

Magic Theory, Occult Knowledge (Type), Rituals (Type), Trance

Scientist

Computers, Science

Computer Hacking, Computer Programming, Computers, Science (Type)

Thief

Crime

Cheating, Escapism, Gambling, Lock Picking (Type), Pick Pocket, Sleight of Hand, Stealth

Vehicles

Driving, Piloting*

Driving (Type), Piloting (Type)

Weaponry

Guns 3, Melee 4

Guns (Type), Hand Weapons (Type)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* New Skill
1. Renamed from Mr. Fix-it
2. Renamed from Kung Fu
3. Renamed from Gun Fu
4. Renamed from Getting Medieval

 

POWERS
     
Sorry, you'll have to wait for Beyond Human.


 

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Last Update: 6-Jul-03


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