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Boll Weevil

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About Boll Weevil

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    That's my boy!
  • Birthday 04/12/1969

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    Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Research Chemist

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  1. Boll Weevil

    Cincinnati heroes

    I have snacks.
  2. Hi, Heroes. I am in the process of making some battle maps for some games I am planning. These will be very specifically battle mats, meaning I will use them for epic battles. For the inside of buildings or subway tunnels (most of the game, really) I am happy to rough sketch the area on a piece of paper. For a full on battle royale I enjoy the old school battle map of a city block or giant temple. I used the hell out of the map that came with my 3rd edition game. That bank and Rosie's Diner still can't get affordable insurance 30 years later. If I make a battle mat say 4x3', one that takes up most of my gaming table, what scale would you suggest? I don't really use miniatures much so I'm not familiar with their general scale. I also use 6th ed so this will be my first map without hexes although I may keep them for nostalgia purposes. I can easily scale the squares (or hexes) to be 1/meter or so. So, if I make a map with a pretty good overhead view of a city block or some such how many meters would you fit to an inch given that the overall map is 48x36 inches? For users of traditional miniatures, that scale may be proscribed by the size of ur doodz.
  3. Boll Weevil

    TV characters you base game characters on.

    My usernamesake, Boll Weevil was based on Howling Mad Murdock from The A Team. That show started in 1983 when I first started playing Champions. Who knew ol' BW would be around longer than the biggest show on TV.
  4. Boll Weevil

    HERO System Mobile

    I just downloaded the app and it works great. I love the features it has now even as a work in progress. Great job!! I haven't tried uploading a character yet but the hero-specific dice roller alone makes me happy.
  5. Boll Weevil

    Cincinnati heroes

    It's been a while since I checked for locals. Anyone in Cincinnati looking for players or interested in learning how to play? I'm in West Chester now but I'm pretty open to playing anywhere in Cincinnati.
  6. Boll Weevil

    Nighthawk for 6th edition?

    Hi, Heroes. I was reading through Champions Universe 6th Edition and was surprised to see Nighthawk was no longer around. I know, as of CU:NOTW, that he had left to form Project Mongoose. I thought that was a good fit for him. Does a 6th ed version of him exist? I suppose I could make him from scratch but I though I'd check here first. Has anyone written him up in 6th ed? I still use the CU in my games and I think he would make a right fine Contact for my PC's.
  7. Boll Weevil

    3D Champions Terrain!

  8. Boll Weevil

    HS6E GM Screen

    This is great. Thanks for sharing!! What are the 1/2, 1/4 etc columns in the DC summary?
  9. How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)? -Boll Weevil is one of my first Champions characters, a not-based-on-anyone character that can cling to walls and shoot webs that catch thieves just like flies. I have been on the boards here since 2000. I lurk frequently but haven't posted much lately. What was the first tabletop RPG you played? D&D boxed set in 1981. What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed? Champions. I think my first real game other than combat on the included map (with Rosie's Diner!) was the Target Hero supplement. I've never been great at GMing, to be honest, but many times it was the only way to get my friends to play. What are you currently playing/GMing? Nothing currently. My local gaming group broke up years ago and I haven't played since the demise of Hero Central.
  10. Boll Weevil

    The Abnormals.

    Re: The Abnormals.
  11. Boll Weevil

    The Abnormals.

    Re: The Abnormals. A speedster, huh? I couldn't agree more. One of my all time favorite characters is Quicksilver. As a GM, I had always feared speedsters (and mentalists) as game-breakers but I think I could handle it now. Thanks for the input.
  12. Boll Weevil

    The Abnormals.

    Re: The Abnormals. A while back, I asked who would be interested in playing in a campaign using pre-generated characters. This was the campaign I had in mind Also, you can see the group needs some rounding out. At the very least they need some air support and ranged Blasters. I suppose that could be the same guy. How would you round out this group if you were writing this comic book?
  13. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Seventy Sevens - Ping Pong over the Abyss. Ah, the eighties.
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