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by greycrusader
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Elements of Doom! Blizzard! Quicksand! Ultimo!)
Replies: 21192
Views: 1688593

Re: Jab’s Builds! (MACH-1! Atlas! Vantage! Jolt! Charcoal!)

The Elements of Doom remind me of the Warpies from the Alan Davis Excalibur (well, they actually go back to the Marvel UK stuff from the 1970s, I guess, but I never read any of that); they were classic sketchbook characters, with weird, interesting appearances, almost ridiculously generic names (som...
by greycrusader
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars

Scene Five/Finale: If the GM believes the team is winning too easily, consider the option of allowing Medea to summon "time-duplicates"; echoes of herself from a few seconds in the past and future, one for each hero. These are PL 8 versions of Medea, except they lack her Summon ability and are trea...
by greycrusader
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Elements of Doom! Blizzard! Quicksand! Ultimo!)
Replies: 21192
Views: 1688593

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Songbird! MACH-1! Atlas! Vantage! Jolt!)

Charcoal was a really fun, solidly written character, the proverbial good kid who sometimes screwed up just because he was a teenager, with not enough experience or good sense. But Charlie Burlingame played really well off the others, and the friendship between Jolt and Charcoal was enjoyable (and r...
by greycrusader
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars

Scene Four (again, this post includes spoilers): Prior to their encounter with the Glipse, the Hall of Mirrors is an excellent place to stage an encounter alternate versions of themselves, perhaps corrupted (Anti-Earth) or fascist counterparts, or even bizarre analogues (like the forms taken on by ...
by greycrusader
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars

Scene Three (The text below containers spoilers; just select the text and hold SHIFT to reveal): If the Gamemaster wants to bump up the challenge of this encounter, have the heroes arrive after Devil Ray and Vlad Dracula have already claimed their weapons from Adrian Eldrich's vault; in this case, ...
by greycrusader
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Elements of Doom! Blizzard! Quicksand! Ultimo!)
Replies: 21192
Views: 1688593

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Moonstone! Songbird! MACH-1! Atlas!)

Honestly? I think I'd just entirely write off Josten's apparent return to villainy, or at least explain it as excusable due to mental strain caused by overuse of his Growing powers. The latter would be entirely consistent with Marvel history and his own record on the Thunderbolts (he "killed" Genis-...
by greycrusader
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Elements of Doom! Blizzard! Quicksand! Ultimo!)
Replies: 21192
Views: 1688593

Re: Jab’s Builds! (The Masters of Evil! Moonstone! Techno! Songbird!)

Huh. When I did the Project: Freedom team for Green Ronin's Super-Team Handbook , I was asked to do a stand-in for Harley Quinn, one of the few "name" comics characters who didn't already have an analogue in the game, so I came up with Queen of Hearts. I didn't want the villain turned sort-of hero t...
by greycrusader
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars

Scene Two : Note the heroes could certainly use the slower pace of this scene as respite, allowing them to recover from any injuries sustained in the first scene, but this counts as a Delay for the purpose of the final scene. As the heroes interact with Seven through the magic mirror, a successful ...
by greycrusader
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars
Replies: 19
Views: 958

Re: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars

A few notes and options for the second adventure in the Nether War series, Assault on the Nerian Nexus : Scene One : If the GM wishes, the heroes might need to deal with panicked, fleeing civilians before taking on any of the villains in the opening scene; the throng of frightened bystanders running...
by greycrusader
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Elements of Doom! Blizzard! Quicksand! Ultimo!)
Replies: 21192
Views: 1688593

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Kang the Conqueror! Immortus! The Masters of Evil!)

The first run of Thunderbolts was an almost guaranteed to be wonderful read under Busiek and Bagley, and even the follow-up stories weren't too shabby, though the series did seem to just gradually lose steam. The Nicieza book was pretty good overall, but just got a bit too convoluted as it went alon...
by greycrusader
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Elements of Doom! Blizzard! Quicksand! Ultimo!)
Replies: 21192
Views: 1688593

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Hawkeye, Bro! Mockingbird, Bro! Bro the Bros, bro!)

Heh, Imus Champion is such a ridiculous example of comic-book tropes (being able to "train" your way out of a genetic disease, a 9 foot tall ultra-rich businessman who was somehow totally unknown to the public, mastering Hawkeye's archery skills in no time), but he also kind of works as a subversion...
by greycrusader
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Elements of Doom! Blizzard! Quicksand! Ultimo!)
Replies: 21192
Views: 1688593

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Hawkeye, Bro! Mockingbird, Bro! Bro the Bros, bro!)

I always rather liked Mockingbird, mainly because I think that Hawkeye mini-series way back when is a minor, hidden gem of comics. It featured so much of what makes Clint a wonderful character, and did a marvelous job of essentially introducing Bobbi Morse in her new role and successfully selling he...
by greycrusader
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Hall of Shame
Topic: Warren Ellis - Recent Apology / Allegations Disscussion
Replies: 28
Views: 347

Re: Warren Ellis - Recent Apology / Allegations Disscussion

Well, it doesn't seem to be "he said, she said" at this point; more like "she said...and she said...and she said...and....and...and..." and then "he sort-of acknowledged and vaguely apologized". If multiple accounts are true, its not two people developing a personal relationship over time, its a guy...
by greycrusader
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: JDRook's Revised DCA Builds - Ares! Arsenal! So! Many! Atoms!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 1542

Re: JDRook's Revised DCA Builds - Ares! Arsenal! So! Many! Atoms!!!

I just looked up Jay Scott Pike, the creator of Dolphin; he actually had a long career as a Silver Age/early Bronze Age comic book artist, mostly for Romance, Western, and Jungle comics. He was known for his "good girl" art, and created Jann of the Jungle for Marvel in the 1950s, in addition to Dolp...
by greycrusader
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Hall of Shame
Topic: Warren Ellis - Recent Apology / Allegations Disscussion
Replies: 28
Views: 347

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

The fact that he didn’t deny but made a mealy mouthed ‘apology’ is perhaps something you should consider in your calculations there. Why are you so invested anyway? Warren Ellis is not likely to have sex with you, dude. I think the statement this isn't criminal behavior or even sexual harassment is...