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Spence last won the day on December 10 2017

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    Anime...the other genre
  • Birthday 12/31/1963

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  1. Spence

    Should anime hero be its own thing?

    For tge first, everythimg you said about anime and universal this and that alsp makes fantasy in 2018 not a genre. Heck we have elves on motorcycles woth shot guns. Aa for the " have no real argument so race card" Oh come on. What utter tripe. You need to be warned by the moderators, you kind of hate mongering is over the line.
  2. Spence

    Should anime hero be its own thing?

    @Trencher I personally think Anime could do with its own supplement because every argument given against is just as valid a reason against a superhero supplement. Especially these days when the Hero part of Superhero has essentially died in comics. But few here will see past the blinders so you'll not gain any traction on a source book. But IMO one thing that would work is a "payable" setting book. A sourcebook that could be actually played "out of the box". Hero completely lacks this and only puts out material that is designed to assist in you building a game from the ground up. A Naruto sourcebook that would allow you to go from purchase to "at the table running" in two days is what the system needs. The same for pretty much anything from fantasy to superhero. Even Kazai 5 (spelling?) which is a fantastic book gives you the high level overview rather than the "I can play today" information. While the conventional Hero wisdom is that prebuilt adventures do not work, the top selling rpgs have embraced prebuilt adventures and shot to the top of the rpg tables. I'd love to see a Hero line to fill the vacume left when BESM went away. And it is dead, the agreement with WW was just to make copies of 3rd ed core available, but nothing else. A line of anime supplements allowing "out of the box" play would be great.
  3. Spence

    Basic Rulebook

    Essentially yes.
  4. So I read them. Surprisingly they were good reads and managed to not be about misunderstood villains.
  5. oh come on really? Green Lantern doesn't have metapowers because the special effect is a ring. Are you trolling? Or bored? SUPERheros all have meta-abilities even if a few basement dwellers try to be relevant by inventing more categories. Splitting hairs at that ridiculas level does not suit you or the well thought out posts of the past. Disappointing. This is why I spend months away from the boards. It is slowly sliding away from awesome reasonable debate to micro-hairsplitting and titanium tap-shoes.... Blackhawks in the comic and the pulps were well within normal, no The Shadow mysticism or "supergadgets" at all. Except the short flirtation where they tried to make them supers and failed. But in the end they did not act in the supers world, instead the were firmly in the "normal human max" threshold. Time for another hiatus..
  6. Last part of the article. "No member of the Blackhawks has ever exhibited metahuman powers. " Not SUPERheroes.... 😜
  7. Well, he was trash talking supers comics. Blackhawk is one of the old Ace Pilot adventure series same as old pulps like The Phantom Ace of G2, The Griffon and Richard Knight. But SS will blow it after he decides to "fix" the story. He hasn't made anything good since Young Indiana Jones......
  8. I grabbed a kindle copy. It is #3 in the queue...
  9. That's sad. I've read the first three and really liked them. Books about actual superHeroes. H.E.R.O. was another series that started great, but has fallen off. Most of the rest are unfunny and feable attempts at humour. Or another crappy villain (or son/daughter of villain) on a sappy "shoot me in the head please" reform story. Lots of books/ebooks claiming to be superhero stories. Very very very very few actual superhero stories. And please no more blah villian books.
  10. Yes, that is my base for Joker too (I was never a big fan of Adam West Batman). Which is why HL's interpretation was was so weird, it was nothing like the comics at all. Even the recent Suicide Squad was a wash. I just don't like the weird grungy look of the "new" stuff 😉
  11. Spence

    Doubt about the magic system

    I know that some (many) may disagree with what I am about to say. But Fantasy Hero does not have a magic system that can be "played out of the box". Fantasy Hero does not work that way. It gives you the tools to build a tailored magic system to your world. You decide how magic will work and then build it and tell the players what the rules are. Hero System as a whole is not like most of the RPG's out there. The way I usually explain it is this way. D&D, Pathfinder are like a Play Station or X-Box game. A complete programmed game with everything designed on a disc. Hero System is like the programming language used to make the Play Station or X-Box game. It gives you RPG "Code" that you use to make your game. Fantasy Hero has examples of magic spells and advice on creating a magic system. But it does not have a complete ready to use comprehensive spell system.
  12. ðŸĪ” Puzzling. I know that it has been a long time since I read comics. I started loosing interest in the early 90's when they seemed (to me) to change their emphasis away from superhero adventure. Since then I have only occasionally picked up a trade that caught my eye. Since there weren't any Superhero books of interest, I mostly picked up Batman who is a reliable non-superhero vigilante. But I found the HL Joker to be a complete departure from any Joker I had ever seen. I had never seen any print with that Joker until they started putting out books after the movie. At least I never noticed them till after. But HL did a fantastic job with the part. But to me it wasn't Joker ðŸĪŠ
  13. Now this will the torches and pitchforks.... I thought Heath Ledger played the part he was given well. But I didn't like that version of Joker.
  14. Odd, it was in response to your statement of self proclaimed expertise, I guess it didn't meet the narrative so it will be dismissed. Anyway, it is fiction, so have fun and enjoy.
  15. Spence

    Introducing players to Champions at a mini-con

    Absolutely. Each of us have different concepts of "Superhero". Even on the definition of Golden, Silver etc. I know people that classify Deadpool, Wolverine and Batman as Heroes and Superheroes rather than people with powers 😜