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  1. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    Congratulations!
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    Supers Image game

    The Rules: First one person posts an image that is or could be a superhuman. Then others submit a name, powers and basic background. This doesn't have to include Champions mechanics or be in the Champions universe. Once three submission are done or a week has passed then the person that posted the original image picks the best description. Then that poster can post an image or pass it on. Then the first person to post an image takes their turn. Hopefully this will be fun and provide some inspiration for NPCs if nothing else. First Image
  3. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    Any choice on the winner?
  4. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    I"m sorry for the delay. I am going to give it to Whip Crack. While I really like the cold war connection with Red Lash, Whip Crack has more detail, IMO. Death Tribble, its yours.
  5. https://news.sky.com/story/scientist-stephen-hawking-has-died-aged-76-11289119 May he rest well.
  6. Tasty Fast Food that can only be found in certain states.
  7. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    Thanks! That was a pretty cool picture tho', very inspiring. I like Storn's style. Here's my submission
  8. I admit, if it was available in the U.S. I'd give a shot. What has my heart done for me lately (don't answer that!)
  9. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    Do we have a winner?
  10. From the creators of the Double Down Chicken Sandwich... http://thechive.com/2018/03/11/kfc-created-a-fried-chicken-crust-pizza-for-those-who-fear-no-weight-gain/
  11. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    Scarlet Dragon Aspiring actor, Danny Chen was physically gifted, photogenic and to be fair, not a bad actor. What he couldn't seem to get was a break. The big budget action movie market was in a serious slump and no on was casting aside from bit parts and while playing “Panicked Bystander #24” paid the bills (mostly, with the help of part time waiter gig) but it wasn't exactly satisfying or the sort of thing that got your name up in lights So when the offer came in to audition for a part for a starring role in an small studio's independent film, Danny jumped at the chance. Small was better than nothing and allot of big stars had gotten their start in little films or so his agent Marcy assured him. The audition went flawlessly, so perfect it almost felt like a formality (but Danny didn't want to get cocky). The project was unusual though, intended to be in part advertised via a viral marketing campaign where Danny's character “Scarlet Dragon” would appear in videos on social media, post to Twitter and other internet appearances as if he were a real vigilante up until the ad spots debuted. Danny was fascinated and eagerly played along though the shoots and training were grueling. He had some experience with the martial arts and the moves he was taught to emulate had a real air authenticity to them despite being kind of flashy and esoteric. This went on for weeks and grew to include some 'live action' appearances in costume. Danny kept track of his character's online presence and was pleased to find that he was becoming quite popular though many people thought he was real. He feared that might backfire when the truth came but was told not to worry by the director; who's name he never learned. Then it happened, at an public appearance by James Ho, a Chinese American business man of some wealth and power, the Crimson Dragon appeared. And killed him. In public, on camera. But it wasn't Danny in the costume. He was out with his girlfriend at the time, watching in horror as the murder played out live. Panicked, Danny called his agent, then went after when he got no answer only to find her office ransacked and her dead body draped across her desk festooned with throwing knives like his 'character' used. Her files and records were gone, her computer smashed, taking most of the evident that would lead directly to him but also any evidence of the film he'd supposedly been hired to make. But there was likely plenty of forensics and other information. Danny had to flee as the police arrived shortly after he did and he made his way across the rooftops using some of his natural athletic ability in ironic emulation of his now wanted fictional persona. He'd been set up. He didn't know why someone would have gone through such a convoluted plan. to frame him so he suspects it was a plan to kill James Ho, who security was normally quite paranoid. But they'd let their guard down when a 'hero' like Scarlet Dragon had appeared. Ho was rich and popular but rumored to have criminal ties including Chinese organized crime. He's tried to find any of the other cast he could be they've so far been missing or dead, the shooting location abandoned. Even worse, apparently there is a real Scarlet Dragon, an Asian assassin of some repute in the underworld but almost unknown to the law abiding world and likely very unhappy about being dragged into the light. Danny is going to need help to get out of this a free (and breathing) man, but from who?
  12. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    Tied up at the moment but will submission in this weekend.
  13. I'm not certain how popular the Tool kit aspect of Hero System is right now. But I would love to see a book like GURPS Adaptations for Hero System. Would it interest anyone else? Ad blurb for the link adverse:
  14. Yes, that was what I was thinking. Tips and guidelines on how to translate vision to game using Hero System, with a focus on extant settings but the advice would be usable for home brew as too. Sort of a how too get for using the tools offered for new comers combined with mini source book(s) in the example settings. It could also offer enticement in the wider range of source books in the form of "See X Hero for more details". Sort of a How To guide book for using Hero System to create a game, structured around implementing existing settings which would be applicable to home brew.
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    Silver/Bronze age post-modern apologetics

    The ease of penetrating Secret IDs is one of those aspects of comics that often overstated, IME.
  16. I was more thinking about a book that provided some advice and tips on adapting fictional settings for Hero System (or adapting the system, as the case my be...) than strictly a book of pre made settings. Having examples would enhance the value.
  17. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    I believe today is the day so I will give to Sharpshooter from Death Tribble
  18. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    Heh, well this picture is going over like a stink bomb in church. I'll give it a couple more days and if there's no interest an everyone is amiable, pass it to Death Tribble. I think his entry was more deserving. Mine was more the background of Jumper than White Racer. Cool?
  19. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    Thanks! I pretty surprised to get the nod, to tell the truth. Entry
  20. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    ' This is the deadline day unless I'm misread the time of your original post.
  21. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    White Racer An enigmatic villain that wears a sleek, light but surprisingly durable body suit the provides a number of powers including not only impressive physical protection but the ability to create and shape localized endothermic (cold) fields. Basically creating super cold, super hard ice around the skates that he uses for rapid movement, barriers and blockades ('skidding' to create walls of ice in his wake, create slick ice fields and other stunts). He is very creative in the use of his abilities and hard to catch being bent more on theft and escape than mayhem. But its where he gets his unsual gear that is the more interesting part of the story. Its sport equipment, specifically a Exo Speed skiing suit from the 3018 Solar Olympics. Meant for racing events on icy outer moons and even across the frozen surface of comets which explains its heavy duty life support and protective systems, strength boost and computerized systems. As for how a two bit teen hood and former professional snowboarder got his hands on technology from 1000 years in the future that answer is surprisingly simple: Jumper. A young woman that uses her unusual psychic powers and her own stolen technology to make a tidy profit by providing incredibly high tech gear to criminals will to pay her fee and split some of their profits with her. Jumper is a mutant, gifted with the power of psychometry. She can read the psychic impressions of on objects, learning not just events tied to them but their connection to individual. Oddly enough her power allows to teleport herself to the general location of an object that's connected to person she's read, a genetic relative or sensed from another object connected to them. She can with effort determine the web of ownership around an object or a person's possessions. Both currently in the AND in the future. Experimentally using her power of herself lead her to the isolated laboratory of a cousin, an eccentric scientist working temporal theory. That would be built several years from now. Jumper waited, watching her descendant from afar then at the right moment, sneaked into her facility and used her device to send a copy of her plans back to the moment she's discovered their connection. So from Jumper's perspective, they appeared the moment the idea struck her. Time Travel is odd. Even better, a successive line of more refined devices appeared almost immediately after the first culminating in her current glove. She's not sure why they stopped, nor does she really care. Jumper is bright but intellectually lazy and surprisingly short sighted for someone that view the future.. Jumper uses her power and temporal glove to steal items that resonate with her clients, usually from their future descendants, that provide them with power; power that they almost inevitably use for criminal ventures. She either charges a large lump sum payment or a split of their take from a set amount of time (usually depending on clues she's garnered from their future). Its been very profitable so far. She bills herself as a genius inventor which apparently her decedents will be so and they must have inherited it from her. After all, she got good grades when she bothered to show up, so fair enough. Truthfully sometimes the sudden cessation of "gifts" from her future self does bother Jumper but that's borrowing tomorrow's problems for today, isn't it?
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    Supers Image game

    Thanks, don't have a smart phone and had no idea who that might be! \
  23. phoenix240

    Supers Image game

    I'm having some trouble making the image. Do you have a larger version?
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    Supers Image game

    Since Staves are so associated with a wizard's ensemble, seems like magical, intelligent ones would be more commonplace when you think about it,
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