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by greycrusader
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Marvel bows to poltical correctness and censors celebrated writer.
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Marvel bows to poltical correctness and censors celebrated writer.

Citing Art Spiegelman is not an appeal to authority fallacy, as his knowledge of fascism comes from the accounts of his parents and their friends/family members who lived through the Nazi era in Germany, along with the research he did for Maus . This doesn't mean make Mr. Spiegelman's pronouncements...
by greycrusader
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: "Guardians" Russian Superhero Flick
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: "Guardians" Russian Superhero Flick

Sounds like a fun Redbox rental!
by greycrusader
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Gamers Handbook
Topic: Vehicles underpointed?
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Vehicles underpointed?

Agreed the vehicles in the core books aren't terribly detailed (and hence they are under-pointed); I think, aside from space considerations, the idea was simply to give examples of their respective speeds, carrying capacities, and combat stats. Most of the rest is just hand-waved, particularly in th...
by greycrusader
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Gamers Handbook
Topic: Dimensionally Sharp Blade
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Just build it as per the construct rules, with no STR or DEX scores (unless you want the sword to be able to animate and fight on its own, like a dancing blade), but with INT and PRE (the latter is needed for it to have any volition/ability to act independently). Then grant it whatever powers it nor...
by greycrusader
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036400

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Shiv! Degaton! Kestrel! Johnny Sorrow! Deathlok!)

90s era Marvel characters seemed to get a lot of "power hype" to shill them to readers. I think the Collins Deathlok could briefly override his cybernetic safety systems and exert himself to near-failure, so if anything I'd just give him power-lifting with the tiring flaw.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036400

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Shiv! Degaton! Kestrel! Johnny Sorrow! Deathlok!)

Likely not, given the relative debut dates of the original Deathlok and the aforementioned band. The comics character predates "Eddie". BTW: The original Deathlok, Luther Manning, was white, and his wife (who believed him deceased) was black-their flashback sequences and the child they shared were l...
by greycrusader
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036400

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Shiv! Degaton! Kestrel! Johnny Sorrow! Deathlok!)

The original Deathlok seems like an Iron Age character/concept in the early Bronze Age of Marvel-but actually a lot of weird stuff happened in 1970s/early 80s MU; Adam Warlock, Howard the Duck, Mar-Vel's whole cosmic schtick. I know some of the old guard talk about drugs being pretty prevalent among...
by greycrusader
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Dragon Ray! Zomba! Stidjron! Underseas Gear!)
Replies: 821
Views: 30280

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds (Dolphins & Whales! Whale Magic! Lord of the Deep!)

If I remember correctly-my RIFTS days are WAY in the rear view, and I never even owned most of the books-the Lord of the Deep's tentacles could actually emerge from ANY body of water, anywhere in the world-any part of the oceans, lakes, or rivers! I found that aspect to be really creepy and unnervin...
by greycrusader
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036400

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Icicle! Vandal Savage! Gambler! Solomon Grundy! Brain Wave!))

The Brainwave/Merry the Gimmick Girl thing was a pretty weird bit of ret-conning-I mean, not only was the original Brainwave depicted as being middle-aged, he was also diminutive, scrawny, and geeky, with the oversized head and coke-bottle glasses. He was pretty much a bald version of Dr. Psycho, fr...
by greycrusader
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036400

Re: Jab’s Builds! (The Air Force! The Wizard! Icicle! Vandal Savage!)

The "official" M&M setting of the Freedomverse actually has counterparts to most of the Injustice Society, most of whom appeared in the 2e Freedom's Most Wanted book. The Magician, Dr. Zero (a mash-up with the Icicle and Mr. Zero/Freeze), Marionette, Opal (the GA Star Sapphire, not an IS member), To...
by greycrusader
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036400

Re: Jab’s Builds! (The Air Force! The Wizard! Icicle! Vandal Savage!)

Huh. I always thought of the Gambler as an utterly silly Golden Age villain-I'm not sure I actually read any of the stories he or his successors appeared in, but the whole idea of a senior citizen-looking "Southerner" with a dinky pistol and dagger taking on Green Lantern just seemed SO ridiculous. ...
by greycrusader
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Arena
Topic: Punisher vs Judge Dredd. and more.
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Punisher vs Judge Dredd. and more.

The edge Judge Dredd has over Frank Castle is the tech level of his weapons and vehicle-but otherwise Punisher holds most of the advantages-he's far more used to taking on opponents solo (Dredd usually has backup), has faced off against tougher opposition more of the time, and is just plain more vic...
by greycrusader
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036400

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Grodd! Hawkgirl! Dr. Fate! Solomon Grundy! The Flash!)

Captain Atom...yeah, this seems like just another case of DC dropping the ball. The character is nearly sixty years old, and was one of Charlton Comics' semi-popular guys way back in the day after Steve Ditko give him a visual make-over. He got a big push after DC's original Crisis event, and had a ...
by greycrusader
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Shadow Master! Rage of the Dragons- Billy & Jimmy!)
Replies: 17699
Views: 1036400

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Grodd! Hawkgirl! Dr. Fate! Solomon Grundy! The Flash!)

I haven't seen the movie yet, but apparently the latest MCU Spider-Man flick has J.K. Simmons reprise the Jameson role, though his appearance is only in one of the post-credit scenes. The General Eiling/Seven Soldiers of Victory battle...yeah, that's simply a more blatant case of what goes on all th...
by greycrusader
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: DC Cancels Vertigo
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: DC Cancels Vertigo

The third volume (which concluded recently) was under the Vertigo imprint.

All my best.