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  1. "not sure my character would take well to be pairing off with a perennial damsel in distress" Just think of the DNPC points.
  2. Paradox Timely is female by birth, shapeshifter by nanomachines, and omisexual by choice. Shadowhunter just enjoys the perks of the job. And if that includes occasional nookie with a female vigilante, villain, or groupie, well, that's a sacrifice he's willing to make.
  3. Quasar - Track the villain back to his lair, alert the rest of the Local Hero Team, crash the hideout, and rescue Holly. Again. Give her a STERN lecture about not getting kidnapped so much. Shadowhunter - Track the villain back to his lair, sneak into the hideout all alone, ambush the bad buy, and rescue Holly. Again. "Escort" Holly back to her place to make sure she gets home safe and sound, then swoop in for a little "My hero" nookie action. AGAIN. 'Cause let's face it, she isn't getting kidnapped over and over by accident. Holly is a FREAK for superheroes. Mystica - "So this is outer space alien, no extra dimensional alien? No eldritch horror? Go bother punch-punch, boom-boom heroes. Mystica has universe to save from eldritch horrors. Better you not know. Here, take cookie. Is good. Now go."
  4. You could also go with Persephone.
  5. If she's like Oracle, and particularly if the character is female, then the obvious name is Delphi.
  6. Magical Tombs & Sacred Texts

    I need a little input from the group. I'm starting a campaign that will revolve around books of magical theory. Some will be of the hermetic tradition, your traditional magical tomb. Others will be of the clerical tradition, so more of a sacred text. Each type will have several "levels" of text - Basic, Intermedial, advanced, and forbidden. I'm looking to crowd source a list of names of books. Can you guys come up with some?
  7. So another forum that I am an active member of is doing a Super Hero Team Draft. Team owners go through a draft process, picking super heroes/villains for their team. After the teams are finalized then teams will face off in a bracket format, and all the owners will vote on the likely outcome of a battle between team A vs Team X. Here are the rules: Teams size has been changed to five-man teams. I'm looking for help creating a prioritized Draft List of non-God-tier Superman & Hulk clones, so that when my draft rolls around I know who the best undrafted choice will be. Since, like most things in comics, most of the outcome will be a popularity contest then I want to limit my list to Marvel & DC heroes & villains. So while a particular Image Comics character might actually be more powerful, he might not be well known enough to carry the vote. So far all I have is: Dr. Doom (not a Superman or Hulk clone but he brings a lot of power to the table) Superman Hulk Silver Surfer Doomsday Juggernaught Flash Barry Allen (again not a Superman or Hulk clone, but when properly written he wipes the floor with any super team all by himself) Flash Wally West Reverse Flash Red Hulk Thor Wonder Woman SHAZAM Captain Marvel Black Adam Ultron (although he's kind of a joke, since he's suppose to be unstoppable but he's been defeated SO MANY TIMES) She-Hulk Super Girl Power Girl General Zod The Abomination That's 19. I'd like to swell my list to at least 30. Better 50. Sentry would probably be considered God-tier, so he's out. Same with Molecule Man. Black Bolt had power, but I don't think he had to durability to stand and fight Guardian is the Marvel universe Superman clone, but he's written with an huge innate weakness, plus I don't think he's popular enough to will a fan face off. Unless I totally can't get my list to 30 then I'm passing on guys like Batman and Captain America. They're popular, but for the raw power I'm looking for they don't measure up. No, Batman does NOT get Two Weeks Prep Time (tm) And before anyone can say it, No Squirrel Girl
  8. Need help with a super team draft

    Some of the picks are quite interesting. Some team owners tried to synergize, picking some powerful heroes and others known for neutralizing other hero's powers (Murder Central). Others just wanted to stick with a theme (The Defenders) while others went for the heaviest hitters they could pick (Smackdown). Other team captains made picks that only they can understand (Maple Syrup Defenders). I'd love to hear you guys' take on the teams.
  9. Need help with a super team draft

    Here are the picks and the teams. Teams are posted in the order they were in the draft. Their first pick is their team captain, and the rest listed in the order they were picked.
  10. Need help with a super team draft

    So the first round of the draft is done. Here are the first 12 superheros in the order they were drafted: 1) Thanos 2) The Martian Manhunter 3) Mister Majestic 4) Sentry 5) Dr. Strange 6) Spawn 7) Wonder Woman 8) Raiden 9) Superman 10) Thor 11) Apocalypse 12) Gorr I'm number 9 in the draft. Dr. Doom was my actual top pick, but when it was my turn and he was still undrafted, I couldn't make myself NOT pick Superman. I'll post the teams when they're finalized.
  11. Need help with a super team draft

    I'm number 9 in the draft out of 12. I'll post the teams when they're finalized.
  12. Need help with a super team draft

    Forgot: Ra's al Ghul Talia al Ghul Luke Cage Iron Fist Judge Dredd is a good choice, better than many non-super powered options. Also the Terry McGinnes Batman
  13. Need help with a super team draft

    OK, so here's my current prioritized list. I'd love for you guys to look it over and see, first, if there are any glaring omitions. Then if anyone is grossly out of place. Remember, the idea is that each team of five will fight in a sort of "Royal Rumble," just a straight up fight with each hero/villain in their "standard" version and load out. As understood by CASUAL fans. Here goes: 001. Dr. Doom 002. Superman 003. Hulk 004. Silver Surfer 005. Doomsday 006. Juggernaught 007. Flash Barry Allen 008. Flash Wally West 009. Reverse Flash 010. Red Hulk 011. Thor 012. Beta Ray Bill 013. Wonder Woman 014. Magneto 015. Batman 016. SHAZAM Captain Marvel 017. Black Adam 018. Doc Samson 019. Green Lantern Hal Jordan 020. Sinestro 021. Green Lantern Kyle Rayner 022. Green Lantern Jon Stewart 023. Green Lantern Guy Gardner 024. Star Saphire 025. Mon El 026. Bizarro Superman 027. Green Lantern Kilowag 028. Captain Atom 029. Major Force 030. Lobo 031. Ultron 032. Doctor Strange 033. Doctor Fate 034. She-Hulk 035. Power Girl 036. Super Girl 037. The Martian Manhunter 038. Wolverine 039. Jean Grey 040 Emma Frost 041. Cyborg 042. Mister Miracle 043. General Zod 044. The Abomination 045. Big Barda 046. Mongul 047. Validus 048. Orion 049. Hercules 050. Iron Man 051. War Machine 052. Namor 053. Human Torch 054. Black Bolt 055. Syndrome 056. The Vision 057. The Thing 058. Spawn 059. Venom 060 Carnage 061. Green Goblin 062. Colossus 063. Professor X 064. Groot 065. Titanium Man 067. Spiderman Peter Parker 068. Captain America 069. Deadpool 070. Deathstroke 071 Wonder Man 072. Hellboy 073. Loki 074. Mr. Incredable 075. Solomon Grundy 076. Iceman 077. Frozone 078. Captain Cold 079. Mr. Freeze 080. Killer Frost 081. Starfire 082. Raven 083. The Punisher 084. Green Goblin 085. Hobgoblin 086. Deadshot 087. Zantana 088. Scarlet Witch 089. Electra 090. Taskmaster 091. Red Tornado 092. Crimsion Dynamo 093. Spiderman Miles Morales 094. Spiderman Ben Reilly 095. Cable 096. Sabertooth 097. Nightwing 098. Hawkeye 099. Green Arrow 100. Blue Beatle 101. Booster Gold 102. Hank Pym 103. The Wasp 104. Black Bat Casandra Cain 105. Batgirl Barbera Gordon 106. Black Widow 107. Spider Gwen 108. Banshee 109. Black Canary 110. Rocket Racoon 111. Daredevil 112. Red Robin Tim Drake 113. Red Hood Jason Todd 114. Robin Damian Wayne 115. Artemis 116. US Agent 117. Cyclops 118. Nightcrawler 119. Beast Boy 120. The Huntress 121. Batwoman 122. The Comedian 123. Night Owl 124. Rorschach 125. Silk Spector 126. The Atom 127. Harley Quinn 128. Kitty Pryde 129. Jubilee 130. Dazzler 131. Spoiler 132. Robin Carrie Kelley
  14. Need help with a super team draft

    Oooo, forgot Hellboy and Spawn.
  15. Need help with a super team draft

    I forgot about Beta Ray Bill. It's funny, until I made my list I never thought there would be someone I wanted on my team LESS than Dazzler. lol.
  16. Need help with a super team draft

    Let's say Bronze Age Iron Man.
  17. Need help with a super team draft

    Thanks for the additions. I'll make up a revised list, then we can discuss draft priority. Question - Who should rank higher in the draft - Classic Iron Man or Green Lantern of Earth? And that raises the question of WHICH Green Lantern of Earth. lol
  18. Need help with a super team draft

    "What about a Green Lantern ?" I thought about it, and quickly realized that i could probably do an entire team using ONLY Green Lanterns.
  19. Need help with a super team draft

    Thanks guys. It dawned on me that my list has around 20 names, and there will be 20 teams. It's likely that they will be all gone in the first round. I'm thinking that to fill out 20 teams then by the last round people will be drafting Howard the Duck.
  20. Need help with a super team draft

    I'm tacking Colossus and The Thing to the bottom of the list. They're not Superman/Hulk tier in strength, but I'm running out of ideas. Captain Atom too? Cyborg? I'm more a Marvel guy than a DC guy...
  21. Happy Thanksgiving

    Yes. Fifth Revised EDition. Happy Thanksgiving Hero family.
  22. Twins of one mind

    Reminds me of Dee Dee & Cee Cee from Batman Beyond. Always wanted to build a character like that - Low level martial arts & utility powers, but then maxed out Teamwork skill and every attack is a Combined Attack. Plus it's hinted that their grandmother is Harley Quinn.
  23. Hero System 5th Edition

    My IRL gaming group still uses 5th because they fear change, and are too cheap to buy new books. And, honestly, it still works great for everything. After trying 6th I very much prefer it.
  24. Hero System 5th Edition

    Plenty of people still use 5th. It feels like old school Champions. Although it only took my one game with 6th for me to REALLY like it. I find it normalizes DEX vs CV, something that older versions of Champions struggled with.
  25. WWYCD: Justifiable Homicide?

    Quasar - "Mind Maiden! AGAIN? This makes... Oh God! Get back to headquarters before anyone ELSE sees you..." Shadowhunter - "PRIMUS has Psy Ops of their own who will confirm your story after a deep mind scan. So come with me to PRIMUS headquarters right now. OR I can break every bone on the left half of you body. Your call. I'm not picky." Mystica - "Punch-punch, Bang-bang heroes will be busy tonight. So will Mystica. New artifact to analyse."