Captain California
Chad Cromwell
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
20 CON 20 13-
4 BODY 12 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
3 COM 16 12-
9 PD 33   Total: 33 PD (23 rPD)
8 ED 33   Total: 33 ED (23 rED)
30 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 7   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 40   Swimming: 6" / 12"
0 STUN 30   Flight: 15" / 30"
Captain California | Summary
Real Name: Chad Cromwell Hair Color: Blond
Concept: Energy Blaster Eye Color: Blue
Affiliation: Sanction Height & Weight: 6' 4" (1.93 m) / 218 lbs (98.88 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: American
Created By: Noah Thorp Place of Birth: San Rafael, California
GM: NPC Date of Birth: May 12, 1983
Cost Powers END
235 Kosmic Powers: VPP (Cosmic Powers), 94 base + 141 control cost, Cosmic (+2) (235 Active Points)
0 1) Kosmic Blast: Energy Blast 15d6, Reduced Endurance (Half END; +1/4) (94 Active Points) Real Cost: 94 3
0 2) Kosmic Manipulation: Telekinesis (60 STR) (90 Active Points) Real Cost: 90 9
0 3) Kosmic Transmutation: Major Transform 3d6 (Anything into Anything), Improved Target Group (+1) (90 Active Points); All Or Nothing (-1/2) Real Cost: 60 9
0 4) Kosmic Wall: Force Wall (15 PD/15 ED), Hardened (+1/4) (94 Active Points) Real Cost: 94 9
22 Kosmic Awareness: Spatial Awareness (Unusual Group)
7 Sense Cosmic Energy: Detect A Class Of Things 12- (Unusual Group), Sense
19 Kosmic Form: Life Support (Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing)
28 Surf Shield: Armor (15 PD/15 ED), Hardened (+1/4) (56 Active Points); Activation Roll 14- (-1/2), OIF (-1/2)
30 Surf Board: Flight 15", Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (45 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
13 Surfin' the Kosmos: Faster-Than-Light Travel (3 Light Years/month) (20 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
14 Wet Suit: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4)
4 Powerhouse Swimmer: Swimming +4" (6" total) 1
Cost Skills
3 Acrobatics 13-
3 Acting 13-
3 Breakfall 13-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: San Rafael, California 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Surfer 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 KS: Surfing 12-
2 KS: Surfer Cuisine 11-
7 Sanction Package
AK: The United States 11-
Bureaucratics 13-
Communicator: High Range Radio Perception; IIF (-1/4), and Scrambled Communication Function: VPP (Scrambler Pool), 4 Base+2 Control Cost; IIF (-1/4), Only For One Language At a Time
Federal Police Powers
Heroes of America: Reputation: 14-, +3/+3d6
KS: Known Uberhumans 11-
Social Limitation: Constantly Scrutinised By The Government, Public, And The Media
Social Limitation: Subject to Orders
Teamwork 13-
3 Stealth 13-
1 TF: Surfing
200+ Disadvantages
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
15 Dependent NPC: Beach Bunnies 8-
5 Distinctive Features: Surfer
20 Hunted: Seven Soldiers 8-
15 Hunted: Skellerians 8-
10 Psychological Limitation: Absent Minded
10 Psychological Limitation: Cheerful Charlie
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant to Kill
15 Psychological Limitation: Life is a Party
10 Social Limitation: People who are Attracted to the Character Fall All Over Him
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity
167 Experience Points
Captain California | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 120 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 372 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 167
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 167
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 25 Total Points: 517

The waves were bitchen’ the day when Chad “Captain California” was abducted by aliens. Chad had been traveling all over the world surfing the best spots and writing up stories for Rip magazine. His latest spot for surfing was at a great beach in Australia. The sun was just coming up over the horizon and Chad was sitting on his surfboard watching. For Chad it was certainly a Zen moment.

He didn’t notice the alien spacecraft coming up fast behind him because he was so zoned into the sunrise. Chad let out a startled yell when a bright light illuminated him and his surfboard. The next thing he knew he was raising into the air. A port in the spacecraft opened and Chad was sucked in. Chad didn’t see the Earth for another five years after his abduction.

The heavies that abducted him called themselves Skellerians. They were interested in humans and were abducting people for study. Chad was in a group of men who were taken back to Skellera, the aliens’ home world. The humans while clearly prisoners were treated well. Chad even was able to look out a window as they descended to the planet. The scene of the oceans mesmerized him. Given the opportunity Chad just had to surf this planet.

The humans were kept in a seaside compound and were studied by the aliens. A Skellerian known as Monitor Proht, a scientist was assigned to study Chad. Over the time of his captivity Chad attempted to enlighten the alien, while the alien attempted to understand what Chad was talking about. Chad was even able to get Monitor Proht to go surfing with him. These actions didn’t seem to amuse the other monitors and another harsher monitor replaced Monitor Proht.

The new monitor wanted to test the humans ability to resist pain. Chad was exposed to a variety of stimuli, some were painful while other were not. It was during the last test that things went totally out of control. Chad was exposed to cosmic energy with dramatic effects.

Chad was infused with cosmic energy. His body, mind, and spirit seemed to expand with every passing moment. In the blink of an eye there didn’t seem to be anything that Chad couldn’t do. He created a new surfboard out of thin air and surfed his way away from Skellera.

Over the next couple of years, Chad bummed around the galaxy. He’d stop for a while on a planet that had good waves before moving onto the next. Chad met a lot of aliens along the way, some friendly and some not. The Skellerians were always on the look out for him. Eventually Chad grew homesick for the waves of Earth. It was a simple matter for him to form a wormhole that took him back to Earth.

Since returning to Earth things have been quite interesting for Chad. The United States government took an interest in him instantly when in a blazing groove he surfed his way down to California. Sanction turned out in force to greet him; they thought that he might be some kind of threat. Naturally a fight broke out, but even with the combined might of Sanction; none of them could defeat Chad. Laughing Chad thanked them for such a good time.

It was Major American who offered Chad a place with Sanction. Such power couldn’t be allowed to run unchecked. Chad said that as long as he had time for surfing he’d gladly join. He now uses the nickname he was given years ago as his code name. While not the brightest hero, Captain California makes up for it with versatility and raw power. Captain California is very much liked by the surfing word and beach bunnies in particular.


Chad has always been a laid back dude. He has never really taken life very seriously. To Chad being a super-hero is just an excuse to party in a really big way. He can get distracted from what he’s supposed to be doing, especially if the waves are calling. Chad is immature in a lot of ways, but he comes across as a real friendly type. Nothing ever really troubles him much.


“Dude the waves are calling me. Can we wrap this up pronto?”


Chad has access to cosmic energy to an unknown level. He has been able to level a building with a single burst of cosmic energy. The only limitation to his power is his imagination. If Captain California can imagine it, he can create it or cause it to come into existence. Not being a particularly violent person Captain California doesn’t go into killing attacks, but that change or incapacitate his foes. The change in Chad has also granted him the ability to survive in almost any environment.

One of the first things that Chad did with his cosmic powers was to make a new surfboard. His surfboard is practically indestructible and with it Chad can fly through the sky as well as through the cosmos. Captain California can also use the surfboard as a shield form attacks.


Chad is a man of average height who is in peak physical condition. He has sparkling blue eyes and shoulder length blond hair. For a costume Chad wears a cosmically enhanced blue wetsuit that protects him from attacks. Of course with his powers, Chad could alter his appearance with no effort at all.