Val	CHA	Cost	Notes
1	Size	5	Length 1.26", Width 0.63", Area 0.79", Mass 200 kg, KB -1
15	STR	0	HTH Damage 3d6 [1]
10	DEX	0	OCV 3 DCV 3
11	BODY	0	
2	DEF	0	
2	SPD	0	Phases:  6, 12
Total Characteristic Cost:  5

Movement:	Ground:		0"/0"
		Swimming:	0"/0"

Cost	Abilities and Equipment
-12	Immobile:  Ground Movement -6"
-2	Immobile:  Swimming -2"
60	Time Travel:  Extra-Dimensional Movement (Any Point in Time)
46	Total Abilities and Equipment Cost
51	Total Vehicle Cost

Value	Disadvantages
Total Disadvantage Points:  0
Total Cost:  51/5 = 10

Description: The Time Machine is a large device, capable of supporting a single man (possibly two). It's made from an assortment of materials and its exact appearance is only hinted at—Wells writes about it being squat, ugly, and solid looking, having a "saddle," resting upon legs, and mounting a railing. Among the materials used in its construction are: brass, ebony, ivory, nickel, quartz, and rock crystal. Two levels control the machine—one sending the machine forward, the other back. A series of dials marks days, thousands of days, millions of days, and thousands of millions, showing the machine's progress through time.

Traveling to and from a distant time does take time itself. The story gives the impression that travel through time occurs at a faster rate the further one goes. Thus, there is no set "X years in X minutes" rate, meaning getting to a certain point in time seems to take as much time as is dramatically required. The time machine also rocks and shifts while traveling, and stopping it too suddenly will certainly pitch the rider from the saddle to the ground.

The Time Machine's Hero Designer File

(The Time Machine created by H G Wells. Character sheet by Michael Surbrook)

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