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  1. Steve

    RIP: Stan Lee

    I read somewhere that they've filmed numerous cameos of him to be used in future films. You are gone but not forgotten, Mr. Lee. Excelsior! RIP
  2. Some people are even able to maintain Secret IDs without even using a mask. For example, in the Champions Universe, the supervillain Talisman uses a minor glamour that makes those who see her face forget exactly what she looks like.
  3. Steve

    Institute for Human Advancement

    In the CU, I would propose that an argument could be made that the foul comingling of Elder Worm DNA into ancient humanity has now resulted in superhuman mutations. Were there any other mass modifications of humanity's DNA in ancient times in the CU?
  4. One of the reasons I think Secret ID is useful is for avoiding the issues that arise where superhumans are viewed as "Persons Of Mass Destruction" or gods among men by normal people. If you can shoot laser beams from your eyes that are powerful enough to blow up a tank and are also resistant to weaponry up to a low-yield nuke, I suspect your neighbors might not want you around, fearing that Dr. Destroyer might come calling for an unfriendly chat someday and level the neighborhood. I can only imagine the lonely hell someone with superpowers would endure if they didn't have a Secret ID to retreat to and let them be among regular people every now and then without being looked at with fear or awe.
  5. Speaking as a veteran Kickstarter supporter, I can say it's not a good sign when the creators go silent.
  6. Steve

    A Human Firewing

    Yes, seeds of the Dark Phoenix, one could say.
  7. Steve

    A Human Firewing

    Since humans are tainted by Elder Worm DNA in the CU, would that be considered an imperfection to be purged away? Come to think of it, could Elder Worm DNA be one of the contributors to superhuman empowerment in humans?
  8. Steve

    A Human Firewing

    Yes, I was expecting most Malvans to just wave a lazy hand at hearing about it and not really caring much. I could imagine a schism in the Rathuliorn sect, with some thinking it blasphemy and others thinking it divine favor. This might awaken Malva a bit from its slumbers. Thank you for pointing out about the Starwings. I missed that in my readings.
  9. Steve

    A Human Firewing

    This is cool. I did read about the cult, but this gives me much more to work with. I was thinking that Firewing would be the only one who would really care, given the typical Malvan boredom with existence, but having a cult of Malvans as a Hunted yields all kinds of dramatic possibilities. My current plan is to have her dress and maybe act a bit like Phoenix of the X-Men, although not nearly as powerful (somewhere in the 800-1000 point range since the PCs are 800+ now).
  10. Steve

    A Human Firewing

    She's closest in design to a Pepper Potts personal assistant sort of character rather than a Lois Lane nosy reporter type, acting as the faithful assistant to one of the PCs (Valiant). She's a PRIMUS agent built as a Powerful Hero plus experience and has been involved in some of the usual DNPC schticks of being kidnapped or threatened by supervillains. Her relationship with Valiant has always been more of a professional one than romantic, since his romance time is usually taken up with superhumans (such as dating Lady Blue a few times, romancing Istvatha V'han and having a brief "Fatal Attraction" subplot with Scorpia). Valiant has more Complication Points than needed due to the player's plumbing of the character, so revising her as a DNPC to be as powerful as Valiant (he's 800+ points) will just add new color to their relationship if he chooses to mentor her in superheroing.
  11. Steve

    A Human Firewing

    In my Champions campaign, while the PCs are busy fighting in Malva's gladiatorial arena, one of their DNPCs, an unpowered human, has entered Malva's Furnace of the First Ones, for reasons I am not at liberty to say because a couple of my players read these forums. Assuming she survives the experience and experiences a superhero origin, I'm wondering how closely I should make her powers to be like Firewing's? Would anyone surviving the experience become just like Firewing or would only Malvans gain that specific powerset and other races would be affected differently? How do you think Malvans might react to the appearance of a non-Malvan Firewing?
  12. Steve

    Agents of ...Primus?

    You could do it as an AVLD (Power Defense), since some write-ups use Power Defense as a resistance to toxin-based attacks.
  13. Steve

    The Unluck Is Strong In This One

    Maybe it's just me, but I seem to roll much better on average when I'm the GM than when I'm a player. I'm not sure why that is.
  14. Steve

    Question: What is your heroes area of operation?

    My current PC group started out in Millennium City but began heading further afield as they gained more experience points and could handle bigger threats. They've gone around the world, into the distant past (as far back as the Turakian Age) and to the ends of Reality. Their current adventure has the team on Malva, challenging three of the Phazor's best gladiators to a match (and one of their opponents is Firewing).