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Heroes Unlimited 2E

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This sheet is currently intended for release on July 21, '20. If you are looking at this page before then, the sheet isn't available yet, and this page is likely still under construction!



This sheet began as a request in the Character Sheet Request thread on the forums. The colors of the sheet were selected in an attempt at making a sheet that sort of reflected the white, blue, red, and gold of the rule book cover without looking like someone randomly threw crayons at it. Heroes Unlimited was the "everything and the kitchen sink" Palladium system game before Rifts came along, so there are a lot of tabs, entry fields, and roll buttons. One thing to note is that all "parchment" colored entry fields are able to be edited, while light blue-gray fields are "readonly" for use by sheetworker scripts.

Macro Entry Fields

All fields that are part of a roll button macro need to be treated as if they have a "+" already at the beginning. This means that if you have a bonus of 4 to strike (as an example, you would enter just a plain 4 in the entry field. If you have multiple bonuses or attribute calls to enter, you would only leave the + off the very beginning of your entry. If you have a penalty of 4 to enter, then you would enter -4.

All note fields are text areas, meaning that they will accept line breaks. This can help you format larger descriptions, inline dice rolls, tables, or whatever you may need to set up in attack, skill, or notes of whatever kind.

Character (main) tab

Above the stat blocks, the first 2 rows of entry fields allow you to enter a public name (hero name) and a private name (real name), a place for the Occupational Character Class, character level, and experience points. But just above those are 2 toggle switches. The first changes which name shows up in the header of rolls made from the sheet. The second selects whether the rolls are made publicly (seen by everyone), or whispered direct to the GM. These toggles affect the rolls made by all buttons on the sheet. How to incorporate them into custom macros will be addressed later.

Stat Scores

Your 8 stat scores are recorded here. The first entry field is where you enter all your stats, because those are the fields tied to all the auto-calculated derivative stats. The second is intended to keep track of a stat if you end up with an injury or affect that would temporarily raise or lower a stat. You would enter the original value in the second field (assuming you can eventually return to that value), and alter the first field with the current value.

While some derived stats are on this main tab, some are displayed later in sections more closely tied to them. For example, the I.Q. bonus is displayed on the skills tab.

Derived Stats

These stats are all derived from your 8 stat scores. These are mostly self explanatory, but the lift and carry are (by default) set to scale with normal human strength. If your character has extraordinary, superhuman, or supernatural strength, see the Configuration tab to change how lift and carry are calculated.

Resources & Rolls

Hit Points, (character) S.D.C., Armor Rating, and Armor S.D.C should all be self explanatory. The Trust/Intimidate and Charm/Impress values are auto-calculated from Mental Affinity and Physical Beauty scores.

Perception is a straight d20 roll that also prints out the suggested base target numbers for perception from Rifts. If you allow the use of I.Q. or M.E. bonuses in perception rolls, you can add them as @{iq} and/or @{me} in the bonus field.

Initiative adds 80 to the d20 roll for initiative to accommodate having an entry for each attack/action per turn for each character in the initiative tracker. At least you don't get into negative initiative numbers until after 5 attacks/actions this way. Initiative will also pull in bonuses from exceptionally high Physical Prowess along with any Hand to Hand Combat bonuses.

Casting Stats

Everything here is for psionics, spells, or other magical arts. Obviously, some of these stats are just for tracking casting resources like Inner Strength Points. Psion, Caster, Ward, and Circle levels can all be used in setting up macros to generate damage, range, etc. Any spells rolled will automatically generate the saving throw target, which will include spell strength if the caster has that bonus. While the sheet doesn't have built in sections for wards and circles, the ward and circle strength entries can be used the same way to print out what is needed to save for an effect from that particular magic user.

Additional Movement

This is where to store any info on leaping ability and movement related abilities for quick reference. If your character has a way to fly, can swim really fast, or whatever movement other than their normal speed stat, enter it/them here. This section does not auto-calculate, but if you need that, just temporarily change your speed stat to get the numbers to enter here.

Combat Maneuvers

The first thing of note is the Hand to Hand Skill Toggle. There are (at the time of this writing anyway) places to enter 2 different Hand to Hand Skills on the Combat tab. This toggle switches between them. Not only for the combat maneuvers here, but this also affects initiative bonus, and the bonuses used by the melee combat rolls (strike, parry, and damage).

The various maneuvers will pull in values from Physical Prowess and Hand to Hand Combat skills as needed (except autododge, which is a straight roll). You can add bonuses in the bonus field next to the button including attribute calls for weapon proficiencie stats if you will always be using a weapon for a certain maneuver (like entangle). How those attributes are written will be detailed later. The checkbox will open a notes field that uses the description part of the roll template. It will accept line breaks, inline rolls, and pretty much anything you may need to detail.

Melee Attacks

The temporary bonus fields will apply to all rolls made from this section. They are intended for short term bonuses or penalties.

When you create an entry in this section, you check the box after the damage field to open up the fields for strike, parry, and notes. You can add in attribute calls for weapon proficiency bonuses as needed for strike and parry. The notes entry will take line breaks, inline rolls, and pretty much anything you need for attack/damage notes. All rolls here will pull in bonuses from the Hand to Hand skill selected in the toggle mentioned above. Strike and parry rolls will also pull in P.P. bonuses, while damage will add in any bonus for high P.S..

The strike button will display your character name, followed by the weapon/attack name as a subtitle, then the strike roll, the damage roll, and finally the notes section at the end. The damage roll will display all that except for a strike roll, since this was intended for dealing damage to a wall, door, or any other situation where the strike roll isn't needed. The parry roll does not display the notes section.

Ranged Attacks

As with the melee section, the temporary bonuses at the top will affect all rolls made in this section.

When you create an entry in this section, check the box after the ammo field to expose the strike bonus and notes fields. The crit field is there to enable you to change the critical strike threshold if needed. If you somehow can crit with a ranged weapon on an 18 (like the Fantasy 1E longbowman), then you would change the 20 to an 18. The aim selection will fill in the bonus (or penalty) for the type of shooting you are doing. The spray option enters a -6 penalty for the primary target of the spray attack. When you expand the list, you can see what each one is on mouseover of each option. The default is Wild (no bonuses/penalties). The strike bonus and notes fields behave similar to the same fields from Melee. If you are entering thrown attacks in this section, you may wish to add the bonus for high Physical Prowess to strike. That attribute call will be detailed later.

Social tab

The use of all fields on this tab should be easy to grasp. While this is nice for holding PC information, it can also be used for holding various bits NPC info that can be printed to chat with a custom macro.

Skills tab

There are 2 tabs at the top of this tab. The first is the bonus if your character has an I.Q. of 16 or higher, which is filled in automatically. The second is a bonus that can be used to apply a bonus or penalty to all skills at once.

Skill Lists

Whether O.C.C., O.C.C. Related, or Secondary, all skills will be entered and displayed in a roll the same way. When you first set up a skill, check the box to display the second row of entry fields. The second row includes the base skill percentage, skill progression (how many % get added for each additional level), the level of the skill, and an area to input notes for that skill.

Skill Rating

The skill rating is the blue-gray color that indicates a readonly sheetworker field. The sheetworker will take your skill progression, multiply that by the skill level minus one (because you don't get that progression for level 1 of a skill), and will add in I.Q. bonus, temporary skill bonus from the top of the tab, or a temporary skill bonus to this specific skill (like from a knowledge ward), and will display the result as the Skill Rating. That rating will be displayed in chat when the skill is rolled.

Inventory tab

The inventory tab starts with field that displays carried weight. Each inventory entry will have a place for weight and the number of the item carried. The weight for each entry is calculated as weight multiplied by the number.

Inventory Categories

Each category is a repeating section that can be collapsed with the checkbox by the heading. Cut down scrolling by collapsing sections you don't need to look at often, since the data will still be retained.

Weapons, Armor, Gear (anything that doesn't fit in other categories), Consumables, and Wealth are the section headings. If you have a bunch of items stored somewhere (vehicle, base, etc.) and don't wish to have a different sheet to track those items, don't input the weight, so that it won't impact the encumbrance of your character if encumbrance is used in your game.

Combat tab

Ancient Weapon Proficiencies

Since the list of potential weapon proficiencies is long, the combat macros from the Character tab can't directly access these values automatically. You can enter an attribute in the Melee or Ranged combat bonus fields to pull these values so that an update here will get used when a combat maneuver, attack, or parry has been rolled. The attribute call will have 3 parts: the repeating section name (from the html), the row ID, and the input attribute name. I have tried to keep these fairly simple, so the attribute calls for the first row would look like this: Strike: @{repeating_ancientweapon_$0_strike} Parry: @{repeating_ancientweapon_$0_parry} Throw: @{repeating_ancientweapon_$0_throw} Entangle: @{repeating_ancientweapon_$0_entangle}.

The row number starts counting at 0, so for values in row 3, you would use $2 for the row. If you reorder the repeating section, that will change the row, and you would need to adjust your attribute calls accordingly.

Modern Weapon Proficiencies

This is similar to the Ancient Weapon Proficiency list as far as the attribute calls go. To enter attribute calls for this section into the Ranged combat fields on the Character tab, you would use the following format: Strike: @{repeating_modernweapon_$0_strike}

Recognize Weapon Quality

This skill is built into the proficiency, and would be input exactly like the skills from the Skills tab. Enter your base skill rating, the skill progression, and the rating will calculate exactly like the other skills. It will also include any bonuses from high I.Q. or the global skill bonus from the Skills tab.

Spells tab

There is a repeating section for each spell level. Each one can be collapsed by unchecking the box by the repeating section label. Make use of those to cut down on scrolling.

Spell Input

Some spells have options and info that others don't. If there isn't a field to input the information needed, you can always set it up in the description/notes area.

Spell Display

Spells have their own roll template, and most of the fields will only display in chat if there is something in the field. Blank fields are not displayed. The only field that will show up on any spell roll is a small subheader for the saving throw for the spell. This will use 12 as the base and add in spell strength from the Character tab, if any.

No fields here are set up to pull values from anywhere else, so all info will need to be input. Calculations will need to be entered as an inline roll. For example, some entries for Fire Bolt might look like this:

Attack entry:
Damage entry:
[[5d6]] S.D.C.
Duration entry:
Range entry:
[[100+(@{caster_level}*5)]] ft.

Psionics tab

There is a repeating section for each type of psionic ability. Each one can be collapsed by unchecking the box by the repeating section label. Make use of those to cut down on scrolling.

Psionic Input

Some psionic abilities have options and info that others don't. If there isn't a field to input the information needed, you can always set it up in the description/notes area.

Psionic Display

Psionic abilities have their own roll template, and fields will only display in chat if there is something in the field. Blank fields are not displayed.

As with spells, the fields are not set up to pull values from anywhere, and any calculations need to be entered as inline rolls. Some example inputs for Increased Healing might look like this:

Touch (3 ft.)
Prep Time:
[[1d6]] Hours
[[2d4]] Days

Powers tab

Most powers are complicated enough that no provision for attempting to split out attacks or special abilities was made for this section. Attacks, defenses, and such should be set up on the Character tab (attacks, armor rating, and sdc), the Combat tab (saving throws, or resistances in the saving throw notes), or possibly set up using the psionics or spells tabs for some specialty portions of some powers.

Each power does have a button that will display the entire thing in chat. As usual, the description area can be formatted with line breaks or whatever to help make the output easier to read.

Animals tab

This is a worksheet for building a mutant animal and being sure you spend all your Bio-E. Each section will sum the entries and put them in the correct line in the Calculated Cost section at the bottom. It will automatically add or subtract Bio-E points based on your starting and ending size. If the animal you are using starts with some Bio-E, enter that in the top (only editable) field in the Calculated Cost.

Mutant Abilities

While this tab helps build a mutant animal, it contains no rolls. Natural weapons, defenses, and specialized movement should in the corresponding sections of the Character tab, while psionics would probably be best entered in the Psionics tab (leave the ISP cost blank).

Vehicles tab

There are 2 sections to input vehicle information. Both of them are collapsible. All of the various armor stats are accessible to link to tokens except for turret armor and sdc.

The button for attacking with a turret acts similar to the ranged strike button from the Combat tab. Just enter the turret name, bonus to hit (if there is one), and the damage calculation.

Robots tab

This tab covers robots and power armor, and is another tab with a calculator. The top fields have a place to input your build budget, and the calculated amount you have spent.

All the sections should be as they are presented in the core book, except for optics. It was split off from audio and sensors to cut down on how much might be entered in one field (reduce scrolling). It doesn't actually matter where you enter anything (as far as the sheet is concerned), so you can split some of the content of a cluttered section to another unused one if it makes things easier to see for your build.

Bionics tab

Very similar to the Robots tab, this starts with 2 fields that allow you to set a build budget and a calculated sum of the various costs.

All sections here are as listed in the core book. If you have a very cluttered section and one that is unused, the sheet won't care if you end up putting some items/costs in other sections for readability.

Journal tab

There are 3 different repeating sections for notes. In case you are someone that wants to keep lots of notes on lots of topics, this allows for a little bit of categorization. Like other sections, uncheck the box by the repeating section header to collapse that section to cut down on scrolling.

Configuration tab

The configuration tab is accessed through the crossed hammer and wrench icon towards the right end of the tab header.

Show/Hide Tabs

If you have a "simple" hardware based character, you may not need quite number of these tabs. You can turn off and on the visibility of the Spells, Psionics, Powers, Animals, Vehicles, Robots, and Bionics tabs.

Strength Adjustment

This toggle adjusts how lift and carry capacity is figured based on which tier of strength your character has.

Roll Template Colors

There are several template color schemes built into the sheet. This section allows you to change the color scheme used for psionics and spells. The active button shows the color scheme (text and background color) that the roll template will use for the header (title, subtitle, and resources).

Documentation tab

This tab should hold some general notes about the sheet and changes as they happen.