2d8-1 Examples of Vehicle Powers (With Extras!) You Have Never Seen Before…

Unless you read my Blog!! This post is an experiment in a listicle style post incorporating Photos (Which is of Excel data) and short lists to see if this is an interesting Data presentation.  It also shows the answers to the Quiz I suggested in Vehicles Part One and Part Two.

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Sprinkled in among the matching items are a few new ones also, just to keep things interesting, like this one.


-Bank Tank: This powerful item enables a child themed or capering crazy character the ultimate in whimsical war machines.  It is painted a hyper pink as a sign it is a combination of Dangerous, Deranged and Creepy.  

Bank Tank

-Cyclopian craft is a design for a passive defensive device for when a ranger might need to scare off an animal to buy some time.


-Damaged Spacecraft (example of a Level growth Vehicle): as the character repairs the vehicle/has it upgraded/successfully experiments on the vehicle the vehicle becomes more powerful this is assumed to be subsumed by the down time for the character (much like handling it as if one was training for other level based abilities).

Damaged Spacecraft

-Decoded Remote Ignition System: this small key fob looking item actually has a very sensitive remote ignition decoder that enables the user to steal any technological vehicle with Remote Ignition Systems simply by decoding and responding to the system correctly.  Should the vehicle be unoccupied the vehicle that is decoded can be stolen otherwise the vehicle may be deactivated or otherwise mess with the user until they can disable the system (d20 Int vs. Int contest.) Unlike other versions of the Vehicle power in order for this power to be effective there should be vehicles that can be acquired by this system though the character might have personal vehicles for use.  

Random Generation

-Eye-Max, the Storm-chasers vehicle:  Designed to have a reasonable chance to stand up to a Class 4 Tornado it combines sloping technologies and resilient impact resistant materials and to try and stand up to everything the weather can throw at it as well as pitons to anchor the vehicle to nearly any surface because it is not designed for flight or landing.


-Flying Carpet: Appearing to be a beautiful if slightly worn and aged Persian rug, this vehicle carries up to five at the command of the owner typically flying in the habitable zone for people. Though with powerful enough magic’s this limitation may be only superficial.

Flying Carpet

-Jet Powered Vehicle: This could be any one of many vehicles capable of flight at supersonic speed perhaps even lending international ability to the Character and their fellows.  Despite appearances it isn’t limited to Runway strips and aircraft.

Build Your Own

-Missile Command: Instead of a standard ‘vehicle’ The character has several missiles like items at their command, though not necessary these could be part of a part of a larger vehicle.  Generally restricted to where they are incapable of targeting a single target of man sized or smaller they do massive damage to any vehicle struck.  They also can be used to transport a single individual, as long as they are not Claustrophobic.  This tactic is used to insert powerful/dangerous individuals in otherwise difficult to access places or to enable their most valued persona to escape.

Missile Command

-Need Your War Machines: Unlike some of the other uses of vehicle powers the character has access to a nearly unending series of combat effective vehicles.  These also increase in ability on a per level basis.  Usually denoted as coming from a major portion of the characters off screen or down time.  The character may have a concealed base to house the fleet and the equipment needed for maintaining operations if necessary.

Build Your Own

-Nuclear Steam Powered Tramper: Combining the fantastic and the antiquated the character has a Steam powered ship by a Nuclear core.  Some caution should be used as the nuclear core could cause issues if care is not used.

Nuclear Powered

-Plex-steel war craft: These are alien designed multi-Purpose-and-use craft enabling a pilot to conform their vehicle to whatever the battle needs from front line tank like fighting craft to warships to troop transport these missile proof plastic and steel faceted vehicles use outer shell attachments in order to move and handle many combat tasks. 

Plex Steel War Craft

-Psion throne: Appearing to be a large throne of bone not all of which is humanoid or even earth like.  In addition to automatically hovering to where the operators head is a foot above the head of the nearest sentient being unless otherwise desired it also has several powers designed to aid the ‘operator’.  The first multiple attack and any area of effect mental attack is for half price by a person seated on this throne usable just once per 24 hours. 

Psion Throne

-River Rising: the character can declare a normally unresponsive common object or force as a vehicle for the transport of himself and possibly other people or items.    In most cases this is a basic concept like Gravity, or electro-magnetic forces though instead of generating the forces the character harnesses them.  In other cases the “vehicle” is a normally inanimate object: Water/Oceans/Rivers, Concrete or even the land itself as in the Irish Blessing “May the road rise up to meet you”.

Build Your Own

-ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) though there is some difference between ROV versus allies, there can be multiple ways to use ROV’s in the campaign similar to but not identically to Allies.  Concepts such as Upgrades to combat, Flexibility in hero design and utility, Scouting opportunities and delivery of messages or small items all enable ROV”S to be commanded but not independent utilities.  The trick with these is to remember the Driver does not have to be in the vehicle.

Build Your Own

-SALUDE is a supposedly European designed vehicle for fun.


-Sepparo Car: this car is able to divide itself into a set of individual traveling compartments that at the least are capable of independent movement if not separate combat facility.  The reverse is a gestalt vehicle in which individual vehicles are combined as a whole into a greater vehicle to deal with significantly more powerful issues. The example given here may be too powerful for one character to run all by themselves.


-Snow vehicles: Designed for operating in the Artic Circle in the worst of conditions there are three types of artic ready vehicles: the snow cam the blizzard cam and the beach ball cam.


-Souped up Four wheel Drive:  the character possesses a vehicle that has extreme outdoors capacity.  Perhaps even suffering on well maintained roads, seemingly only to prefer to play on or meet the challenges of the roads less well traveled.

Mud Dauber

-Stunt Cycles are a fun idea I had to offer characters looking for used vehicles for a campaign.

Stunt Cycle

-Torn Down Ride is a Variant on the Level growth Vehicle Idea.

Torn Down

-Traveling Base: If the vehicle is large enough it could also be considered a base, some are quite capable of housing and supporting tens or hundreds if not thousands of individuals in some cases up to mobile planets and even vehicles that dwarf or contain galaxies or multiverses.  From Dirigibles to Aircraft Carriers to Ginormous vehicles like Some Anime designed craft, comprehension might be the only limit.

Gorgoths Tower

And finally is a vehicle that is closer to a personal movement power than most other vehicles.


Well I hope these vehicles spark your interest in expanding what a character (or a group) could do with a mode of transportation concept!!

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