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  • Birthday 11/06/1970

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  1. Retro Styled Campaign

    That's exactly the aesthetic I'm going for and why I didn't include the 90s or the 00s. I ran a really fun online campaign set in the Atomic Age. I really tried to peel the veneer back from the idyllic 1950s with the Red Scare, the government knowing 'what was good for everyone' and the nearly unchecked power of Organized Crime during the era. And thanks for the suggestions for the 1970s, almost forgot about the UFO stuff. Have to start watching In Search of...on the YouTube again. You're almost convincing me to do the 1950s again, see above. You and me both, brother. Thanks to all for the votes and the suggestions...keep 'em coming even if you've voted.
  2. Since the demise of Hero Central, I've been looking for a platform to host an online Champions PbP campaign. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a site they've had success with. I play much more of a storytelling style game then a tactical one, so I don't need maps. I've toyed with rPol since it has a Hero System die roller, but it seems like it lacks a few features I'm looking for. I have also found an online die roller that allows for timestamped results to be cut and pasted into forums. I've heard of games being hosted on sites such as Google Groups. Thanks in advance.
  3. Retro Styled Campaign

    I'm contemplating an online campaign set in the past. I know when I'd like to set the campaign in, but I'm curious about what the general Champions population thinks. Rather than breaking it down by the Ages of Comics, I've instead separated the choices into decades as I think each has its own distinctive flavor. My take in brief on each decade: The 40s - Obviously dominated by World War II, a straight Golden Age campaign with heroes vs. Nazis, with a wealth of new info thanks to the outstanding Golden Age Champions The 50s - The birth of Rock n Roll and television, the heightening of the Cold War, McCarthyism, great black and white sci-fi films...the interregnum between the Golden Age and the Silver Age in the early part of the decade, the onset of the Silver in the later. The 60s - Baby boomers come of age, the height of the Cold War, counterculters emerge, Rock n' Roll evolves, the height of the Silver Age The 70s - Watergate, the Energy Crisis, disco emerges...as does heavy metal, arguably the greatest era of filmmaking, Viet Nam, the Bronze Age starts here The 80s - Ronald Reagan, MTV, yuppies, 'greed is good', the onset of the personal computing age, the Bronze Age gives way to the Iron Age late in the decade...laden with spikes, an overabundance of pouches and misspelled codenames So I'm curious, what decade would you like to play in? Thanks in advance.
  4. Golden Age Champions Discussion Thread

    I was just re-reading the Modern Age of Superheroics section of 6th ed. Champions Universe which covers the Golden Age and WWII. A character called Cowboy and later Liberator features prominently in the formation of the DoJ and the Freedom Battalion. I was wondering if there was a reason for his omission in GAC.
  5. The Earworm thread

    Peel by Redemption https://youtu.be/WJBBBT9uF4I
  6. The Great Superhero Gallery Build of 2017

    Sorry for the long hiatus to anyone who was following this post. I've made some personal changes (hopefully positive ones) that put me back on the creative path. Picking up where I left off, I felt uninspired by the Telekinetic template, instead going with a gravity manipulator with some MP slots out of Champions Powers and a background derived from the Gadroon in Champions Beyond. This is Deadweight, a small time crook with big time powers... TK 6.hdc
  7. Halloween horror films.


    Pumaman was bad enough to get an MST3K treatment: https://youtu.be/nrlMibryPLY The Captain America film from the 90s (?) was abysmal...an Italian Red Skull?? I read an interview with the screenwriter after the film came out, claimed he 'didn't get the character'.
  9. RIP Harry Dean Stanton

    Uttered one of my all time favorite lines in Repo Man... Bud: Look at those a**holes, ordinary f***ing people. I hate 'em.
  10. You win a movie studio! What movies do you make?

    Beat me to it... I'd like to give the Dresden Files the GoT treatment with a great cast and SFX
  11. Post A Weird, Random Fact About Yourself

    I was the first person to submit a superpower for UNTIL Superpowers Database II back in 2003...I still have the email from Steve Long
  12. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [shouting down into the vault] We're coming down to empty the vault now! Vault Guard: [calling back up] You'll have to give me your authorization password! [Jayne fires a burst from his automatic rifle] Vault Guard: Uh... okay! Virtually anything uttered by Wash, but a personal fave: Zoë Washburne: Proximity alert. Must be coming up on something. Hoban 'Wash' Washburne: [alarmed] Oh, my God. What can it be? We're all doomed! [shouts] Hoban 'Wash' Washburne: Who's flying this thing!? Zoë Washburne: [straight faced] Hoban 'Wash' Washburne: Oh right, that would be me. Uh, back to work. And of course, the line in my signature
  13. Thomas Dolby's song was better...but I associate Weird Science with Kelly LeBrock, which was that first woman I remember 'making me feel funny' growing up...
  14. WWE Snark-Free Zone

    From jobber to Champ in three weeks...thank God I subscribed to NJPWorld
  15. Favorite maximum volume songs