Dept.-Specific Abilities

Synergon Office RPG department specific abilitiesThese abilities are only usable by employees (including frenemies) from a specific department. Like regular abilities, these abilities are only available to employees of specific Tiers, as noted next to each ability name. -5 to rolls if one of these attacks or defenses is used against a frenemy of the same department.

Accounting

Run the Numbers (2AP): Tier 1 attack, range 5, roll 1d8+50% Patience. Must be adjacent to a computer or own a calculator. Every plan, every project, every proposal has a weakness: the budget.

Full Numerical Assault (3AP): Tier 2 attack, range 3, roll 2d8+50% Eloquence. Successful hit gives the target 1d4 hours of Overwhelmed. Use nonstop streams of numbers and equations until the target’s eyes gloss over.

Cook the Books (4AP): Tier 2 defense, roll 1d10+Eloquence. Successful defense gives the defender $5. With a simple decimal, Accountants can make someone look like a buffoon or even a felon … and maybe make a little extra in the process.

Internal Audit (4AP): Tier 3 attack, range 10, roll 1d20+Eloquence. Successful hit gives the target 1d4 hours of Scrutinized. If the attack causes more than 4MP of damage, target receives 1d4 hours of Fear of Reprisal instead. No one likes to be under this level of scrutiny.

Content

Rough Draft (2AP): Tier 1 attack, range 3, roll 1d4+Creativity. So rough it hurts … the target.

Spell Check (3AP): Tier 2 attack, range 3 or infinite if adjacent to a computer, roll 1d8+Eloquence. Successful hit gives the target 1d4 hours of Look Stupid. Those boozos can’t even remmember witch their there sentence meeds.

Lofty Language (3AP): Tier 2 defense, roll 2d6+Eloquence. Eloquence modifier is negated if the attacker has a higher Eloquence stat. Successful defense gives the attacker 1d4 hours of Uncomfortable. That Brit Lit class may finally come in handy.

Grammar Check (4AP): Tier 3 attack, range 3 or infinite if adjacent to a computer, roll 4d6+Creativity. Successful hit gives target 1d4 hours of Ashamed. They can never remember the part of the sentence prepositions aren’t supposed to appear at.

Design

Photoshop (2AP): Tier 1 attack, range infinite, roll 1d8+50% Tech Savvy. Attacker must be adjacent to a computer. It’s amazing how many embarrassing situations a target can be inserted into with some simple knowledge of graphics manipulation.

Stream of Concepts (6AP): Tier 2 attack, range 3, roll 2d8+Creativity. Successful hit gives the target 1d8 hours of Overwhelmed. In a burst of creativity, mock up so many concepts the target can’t even begin to decide which one to choose.

Reference the Greats (4AP): Tier 2 standard ability, roll 1d10+50% Creativity, LC 15. Successfully passing the LC gives +5 to attack rolls for the next 5 attack abilities any Team members use. Name drop enough famous artists as inspiration (and work the word “homage” in there somewhere) and people assume the work is an instant classic.

Photoshop (3AP): Tier 2 defense, roll 2d6+Tech Savvy. Successful defense gives the attacker 1d8 hours of Humiliated. Whether it’s creating an embarrassing photo of the attacker or fixing some mistakes in the Team’s work, “Shopp’n” skills are clutch.

HR

Distribute Paychecks (2AP): Tier 1 standard ability, gives +5MP to each employee on the Team. It’s funny how a little piece of paper can brighten a person’s day.

Positive Performance Review (3AP): Tier 2 standard ability, gives +20MP and +15AP to one Team member. Even though it means nothing, it’s designed to make employees feel good.

Negative Performance Review (3AP): Tier 2 attack, range 3, roll 1d8+Charisma. Successful hit gives the target 1d8 hours of Ashamed. Unlike the positive reviews, negative reviews can permanently affect an employee’s record. Negatively.

Company-Wide Memo (4AP): Tier 3 standard ability, range infinite, gives +8 to the next three rolls for any of the following abilities: Accusation of Incompetence, Blackmail, Blame, Call Meeting, Delay, and Espionage. Must be adjacent to a computer to use this ability. For when an employee needs to know that everyone knows.

Check the Files (6AP): Tier 3 attack, range infinite, roll 1d20+50% Patience. Attacker must be adjacent to a computer. An unmodified attack roll of 12 or more also gives the target 1d4 days of Fear of Reprisal. The company does background checks before hiring. All that juicy info is right there in the personnel files.

Employee Recognition Award: These are only given to friends and family of management. No one on the Team qualifies.

IT

Make a Bot (2AP): Tier 1 attack, range infinite, roll 1d4+Tech Savvy. Attacker must be adjacent to a computer. Successful hit gives the attacker 1 extra attack or standard ability use in the following hour. Why do the work if a simple script can get the job done?

Unscheduled Maintenance (3AP): Tier 2 attack, range 2, roll 1d10+Tech Savvy. Successful attack causes the target to lose access to any Desktop Computers and/or Laptops for 1d8 hours. Looks like some HTML in the RAM is below the 323Hz threshold of the integrator capacitor. This computer needs to be shut down for a while.

Monitoring Software (3AP): Tier 2 defense, roll 2d8+Tech Savvy. Must be adjacent to a computer. Successful defense gives +3 to defense rolls against the next 3 attacks targeted at anyone on the Team. Using monitoring software allows employees to see attacks coming a digital mile away.

Check the Server Logs (4AP): Tier 3 attack, range infinite, roll 1d20+Tech Savvy. Attacker must be adjacent to a computer. Successful hit gives the target 1d4 hours of Ashamed. If the attack exceeds the defense by more than 3, target also gets Written Up. The target has been visiting some … questionable websites.

Legal

Throw the Book (2AP): Tier 1 attack, range 3, roll 1d8+50% Creativity. Tell your target just how many regulations he is breaking and how many people would be interested in knowing about it.

Find the Mole (3AP): Tier 2 attack, range infinite, roll 2d8+Patience. Unmodified attack roll of 15 or higher causes target to automatically be Unemployed. Synergon is not an equal opportunity employer; moles are strictly forbidden on company property. Weasels and ratfinks are accepted, however.

Ethics Inquiry (3AP): Tier 2 defense, roll 2d8+Creativity. Successful defense gives the attacker 1d4 hours of Uncomfortable. Explain to the target why some attacks, specifically those made against the Team, are morally reprehensible.

Litigate (5AP): Tier 3 attack, roll 1d20+Patience. Successful hit gives the target 1d8 hours of Fear of Reprisal. There ‘bout to be a lawsuit up in here.

Marketing

Catchy Slogan (2AP): Tier 1 standard ability. Gives +1d8 AP to each member of the Team. It’s the corporate version of the rallying battle cry.

Conduct a Survey (3AP): Tier 2 attack, range 2 or infinite if adjacent to a computer, roll 2d8+Tech Savvy. Successful hit gives the target 1d4 hours of Delayed. Nothing saps a person’s strength like taking part in a never ending survey.

Positive Brand Image (3AP): Tier 2 defense, roll 1d20+Creativity. Successful defense gives +1 to defense rolls for every Team member for 1d4 hours. Work some branding magic to make the Team look more appealing to frenemies.

Subliminal Campaign (5AP): Tier 3 attack, range infinite, roll 1d20+Creativity. Successful hit gives the target 1d4 hours of Uncomfortable.

PR

Spin It (2AP): Tier 1 attack, range 3, roll 1d4+Creativity. Just because PR makes the company look good doesn’t mean it can’t also be used to make someone look bad.

Social Media Sortie (4AP): Tier 2 attack, range infinite, roll 2d8+50% Charisma. Attacker must be adjacent to a computer. Successful hit gives the target 1d8 hours of Ashamed. It’s amazing how quickly malicious rumors can propagate through Facebook.

Host an “Event” (7AP): Tier 2 standard ability, gives +2d20MP and 1d4 hours of Sugar Rush to every Team member. Only usable once per day. No one knows how to throw a party like a PR person. That’s right, the cake is being delivered by William Shatner in a helicopter.

Leak to the Press (4AP): Tier 3 attack, range infinite, roll 1d20+Charisma. Successful hit gives the target 1d4 hours of Ashamed and 1d8 hours of Fear of Reprisal. What will happen if an anonymous source told the press that the target was embezzling money from investors?

Sales

Fake Compliment (2AP): Tier 1 attack, range 5, roll 1d10+50% Charisma. Successful hit gives the target +3MP, but the following hour the target takes the full amount of damage from the hit, plus an additional +3MP of damage. Make the target feel good because when he realizes it was insincere it will hurt all the more.

Come on Strong (3AP): Tier 2 attack, range 3, roll 2d8+Charisma. Successful hit gives target 1d4 hours of Overwhelmed. “You look like a smart guy. What’s it gonna take to get you to bring this baby home with you today?”

Relentless Haggling (3AP): Tier 2 defense, roll 2d8+Eloquence. Successful defense gives the attacker 1d4 hours of Annoyed. +3 to defense roll if used against Move Up Deadline, +4 to roll on the defender’s next use of Bribe and payment is lowered to $15.

Manipulative Wording (4AP): Tier 3 attack, range 3, roll 1d20+Eloquence. Successful hit gives the target 1d8 hours of Uncomfortable and gives the attacker $20. “If you knew it was possible to have an ability like this, wouldn’t you do or pay just about anything to get it?”

Web Strategy

Keyword Attack (2AP): Tier 1 attack, range infinite, roll 1d4+Eloquence. Attacker must be adjacent to a computer. Webpage tested, Google approved.

Google Bomb (6AP): Tier 2 attack, range infinite, roll 2d8+Tech Savvy. Attacker must be adjacent to a computer. Successful hit gives target 1d4 hours of Look Stupid and 1d8 hours of Annoyed. Tell the target to Google his or her own name and see what comes up … now.

Click Fraud (2AP): Tier 2 defense, roll 2d8+Tech Savvy. -3 to defense roll if used against Ethics Inquiry. Must be adjacent to a computer. Older relatives have nothing better to do than sit around all day and bump up click-through numbers.

Start a Blog (4AP): Tier 3 standard ability, gives every Team member 1d4 days of Favored. User must be adjacent to a computer. Everyone has one, which is exactly why the executives will think it’s a good idea.

Flashy New Site (4AP): Tier 3 standard ability, gives every Team member 1d4 days of Promoted. User must be adjacent to a computer. Must have at least one employee on the Team from the Design department to use this ability. The youngs like those flashy Flash pages. Ranks right up there with Britney Spears on their “Things that Rox My Box of Sox” list, or so the executives have heard.

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