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About Anaximander

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  1. Anaximander

    Are we too hard on Wil Wheaton?

    I have a generally low opinion of most celebrities, and Wil Wheaton seems okay relative to most. As far as his character on Star Trek, he showed up and did his job. The fact that many fans hate his character isn't his fault. As far as the character, there is a precedent for having a kid genius character in science fiction stories. The writers could have written his character better. For that matter, it seems that the first two or three seasons were just riding on the Star Trek name rather than any strong storytelling, and most of the characters could have been written better.
  2. I think the Thundercats would apply. There would be Leo from any zodiac based villain team. There was a Jaguar with MLJ/!mpact Comics. Isn't there a villain called Snow Leopard?
  3. Similar to wcw's idea, you could also go with Lovelace, as in Ada Lovelace, who predated Hopper.
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    Need Help - Theme Team Member

    Maybe, Uppercut could summon a fist or something from the ground under his opponent which would be hard to defend against.
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    Retro Styled Campaign

    It was tough picking a favorite, but since I was first introduced to comic books in the '70s I am most nostalgic about the characters of that period, but Cassandra's idea of an updated 1940s style is cool, too. In particular, a 1940s without the instutionalized racism would be great. I love the style, music, movies of the era and most of the attitudes, just not all of the attitudes.
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    Who should be the Nest Leader of Campaign City?

    Mama from Mama's Family.
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    How much worldbuilding?

    World building is my favorite thing about gaming. When it comes to world building, I like combining ideas from games (even from other systems), books, and my own ideas. For example, in the Champions world I am building, I started with some short stories as a primary source and stole liberally from comics, literature, and various gaming systems, and I consider information from real world science, philosophy, and theory. I would love to take time to brag, but that would be inconvenient right now. I don't have Internet at home and have to look for wi-fi hot spots to get online, and I often have to multitask to get everything done I want to get done. I am hoping to have my Internet turned on in October, and if this conversation is going on then, perhaps, I will elaborate more after that.
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    2 heads

    As far as possible benefits an extra head might offer, how many times has an action hero been tied up and managed to loosen the knots with his teeth? In some certain circumstance, an extra set of teeth could offer an advantage on an Escape Artist roll.
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    What "Pulp" have you read lately ?

    I have recently started reading Tarzan of the Apes in eBook and Super-Mystery Comics online. The comic includes an anthology of super hero and pulp style hero stories.
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    Larger Than Life! Real people who could be pulp heroes.

    How about Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton. He was the inspiration of the Pistol Pete mascot for Oklahoma State University, and he his real life was the inspiration for a lot revenge westerns.
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    Release the Sewing Machine of Justice

    I prefer traditional cape and tights for supers, but I mainly employ whatever I think best fits the character's theme. I do insist that a character's a'venturing clothes to be somewhat distinctive and different than their everyday clothes.
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    Golden Age and Silver Age

    I have been reading a Golden Age comic series online, some insights I have obtained is that Golden Age heroes can frequently get away with rather simplistic origins and secret IDs. They are also surprisingly nonchalant about taking non-adventuring women and children into dangerous circumstances, and they frequently employ interrogation techniques that would get them arrested if done today. They are also surprisingly easy to contact by troubled citizens needing their help but not by criminals trying to hunt them down.
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    Golden Age and Silver Age

    One area is that Golden Age super heroes were all over the map regarding power levels while Silver Age supers are lot more comparable to one another. As far as what time periods represent Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, and such, I think you would have to look at it like Renaissance, Baroque, and such in art, philosophy, and literature movements where elements tend to overlap without a clear cutoff point of when one ends and the other begins.
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    The Master List Of Complications/Disadvantages

    Thanks! I didn't know these existed but coming up with new complications can be a little tiresome.
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    Now museum now you don't

    Museum curators who are really super heroes who seem to have to run off mysteriously at inappropriate times. Museums can house statues and other mementos of the local favorite super hero which attracts various members of his rogues gallery to trash the place.