Karma

Karma Rewards and losses

Karma is a funny thing, sometimes its in your favor, sometimes it bites you in the ass. While this game is a game for villains, not heroes, they still need a karma "reward" system for the deeds they do. After thinking about this, jotting down ideas and help from the Classic Marvel Forever forum folks, I've come up with these possible rewards and losses. Please note that some rewards and loses are not listed here as roleplay and situational rewards/losses happen.

Karma Rewards for Villains

Out of Character actions for rewards:
Recapping the adventure at the beginning of the session - 30 Karma
Describing a major action in game, such as a death or defeat or triumph - 10 Karma
Conceding and allowing a defeat in favor of story - 25 Karma

In character rewards
Robbing a bank and getting away with less than $5,000 - 10 karma
Robbing a bank and getting away with between $5,001 and $20,000 - 20 karma
Robbing a bank and getting away with between $20,001 and $100,000 - 30 karma
Robbing a bank and getting away with over $100,000 - 40 karma
Terrorizing a citizen - 5 karma
Terrorizing a group of 5 or more citizens - 25 karma
Capturing (but not killing) a hero - 50 karma
Capturing (but not killing) a heroic arch nemesis - 75 karma
Defeating (but not killing) a minor hero in public's eye - 25 karma per hero
Defeating (but not killing) a major hero in public's eye - 100 karma per hero
Monologue to a hero (boasting about your evil plans) - 25 karma
Attempting (but failing) a minor evil scheme - 10 karma
Succeeding at a minor evil scheme - 20 karma
Attempting (but failing) a moderate evil scheme - 20 karma
Succeeding at a moderate evil scheme - 40 karma
Attempting (but failing) a major evil scheme - 30 karma
Succeeding at a major evil scheme - 60 karma
Attempting (but failing) a global threatening evil scheme - 40 karma
Succeeding at a global threatening evil scheme - 80 karma
Succeeding at make the local news - 10 karma
Succeeding at make national news - 25 karma

Karma Penalities for Villains

Being Defeated by Hero(es) in private - 10 karma
Being Defeated by Hero(es) in public local or national level - 50 to 100 karma
Being captured by hero(es) or law enforcement in private - 50 karma
Being captured by Hero(es) in public local or national level - 100 to 200 karma
Being caught on camera for anything against the law or involving the law - 5 karma
Face broadcasted on billboards or news as criminal (local level) - 10 karma
Face broadcasted on billboards or news as criminal (national level) - 20 karma

For everyday in jail - 1 karma point
For every week in jail - 10 karma points (this stacks with previous)
For every month in jail - 50 karma points (this stacks with previous)

Anything reversed on the rewards list is negative karma

Killing Rules for Karma

While I don't approve of a game where characters are running around as murder hobos, we have to face the facts, villains are bad guys, they will kill. Killing awards are handed out once per category per session. Example, should the group go on a killing spree, and wipe out an area and topple down buildings (has happened) they would be awarded the karma, but should they go and do it again in the same session, they wouldn't get the karma reward again. Example 2, the group faces against 4 no name/unknown heroes they would get only 50 karma, not 50 per each member. They would get more karma rewarded for beating the crap out of them in the public, which will cause the heroes to lose popularity.

Rewards

Killing innocent people 15 or more - 100 Karma
Killing a no-name superhero - 50 Karma
Killing a neighborhood known superhero - 65 Karma
Killing a Regionally known Superhero - 75 Karma
Killing a Worldwide known Superhero - 100 Karma

Penalities

Purposely Killing or destroying lackeys, henchmen or any assistants of any kind - 30 karma per kill/destroy.

(accidental deaths are on a case by case basis from GM)