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Champions Villain (Volume) 4: Organizations; What Do You Expect Out Of This?

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Star Guard International (SHADO tribute) were out of Super Agents. They still around in any form?

 

I just realized that the SHADO reference meant you were thinking of Near Space Defense from Super Agents. No, there's no dedicated anti-alien combat force in the current official CU. However, UNTIL does have an orbital space station, "Gateway," as well as a permanent lunar base, which are early-warning observers for alien visitors/ invaders.

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I just realized that the SHADO reference meant you were thinking of Near Space Defense from Super Agents. No, there's no dedicated anti-alien combat force in the current official CU. However, UNTIL does have an orbital space station, "Gateway," as well as a permanent lunar base, which are early-warning observers for alien visitors/ invaders.

 

Yes! That's the one. NSD.

 

So... probably more forgotten by the powers that be than actively nixed? IIRC pretty much nothing was ever done with them after Super Agents (which was a 3e product, after all...)

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Well, NSD presupposes a certain relationship between Earth and aliens -- only known aliens apparently hostile, their existence not publicly acknowledged, a secret non-governmental agency in a covert war with them -- which doesn't apply to the official CU in either its 4E or 5E incarnations. There humanity is well aware that multiple alien civilizations exist, some hostile and aggressive, others friendly.

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Yes, NSD. Memory fail. I have Super Agents sitting in my reading pile. I would bump it up, except that I've just blah blah-ed about Traveller, and I've got my drama about Star Girl to work up, and... darn, I have a bunch of gamerishness to deal with.

 

Before I move onto serious stuff. :(

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Well, NSD presupposes a certain relationship between Earth and aliens -- only known aliens apparently hostile, their existence not publicly acknowledged, a secret non-governmental agency in a covert war with them -- which doesn't apply to the official CU in either its 4E or 5E incarnations. There humanity is well aware that multiple alien civilizations exist, some hostile and aggressive, others friendly.

What about an evil version? They want to keep earth alien free? (Please no political commentary)

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...and if you read the headlines it actually says "Champions Inc in Hostile Takeover".

 

He's not firing some mere board members... he's firing Seeker, Defender, Solitaire, Quantum, Obsidian and Jaguar!

 

(WHY did I never buy that one back in the day?)

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You have to keep in mind how Dr. Destroyer "fires" people.

Good point. When my company's board is fired, I want it to be done humanely and. . . 

 

Hmm. I must be running quite the fever to say anything that crazy. I think I'd better go lie down now. 

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Well, corporations are orginzations also. And there are going to be a few of them in the book, but only corporations who have an agent arm of some kind.

 

Which brings me to ARGENT. I want stats on a ARGENT Salesman.

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On 4/2/2017 at 6:24 PM, steriaca said:

So, after hearing about this great book, what should we be expecting about this book? What organizations should be in it? Why? Who should be put aside? Why?

First Off, an update on PRIMUS and the status of the Super-Soldier Program.

Then  a Revision of SAT [Special American Tactics] WITHOUT the Anti-Mutant Mentality, we've got enough of that from GENOCIDE.

Speaking of which, it needs to be revised along with IMAGE it's pro mutant Counterpart.

Then Add a Japanese version of PRIMUS as well as a Korean/Chinese/Vietnamese counterpart.

Then bring back AXIS as a Neo-Nazi/White Supremacist org with tech advancements.

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1 hour ago, PhantomGM2602 said:

First Off, an update on PRIMUS and the status of the Super-Soldier Program.

Then  a Revision of SAT [Special American Tactics] WITHOUT the Anti-Mutant Mentality, we've got enough of that from GENOCIDE.

Speaking of which, it needs to be revised along with IMAGE it's pro mutant Counterpart.

Then Add a Japanese version of PRIMUS as well as a Korean/Chinese/Vietnamese counterpart.

Then bring back AXIS as a Neo-Nazi/White Supremacist org with tech advancements.

Are you crazy? PRIMUS and SAT are heroic agent groups. Sure, there are some "bad apples", but the group as a whole is not evil. It's a VILLAIN book, not a HERO book.

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What I want in this book.

 

DEMON: agents up to Outer Circle Morbains. Updated to include what happened after the fall (or rise) of Black.

 

VIPER: agents up to nest leaders, some members of the Dragon Branch.

 

IHA: Minuteman robots. Scouter agents.

 

ARGENT: ARGENT agents, scientist, and the Salesperson agents. Prehaps one or two super powered villains associated with ARGENT.

 

WITCH: WITCH daughter agents, WITCH mother agents, and WITCH baba (top leader).

 

Dutchess Industries: Security agents. (DI are not actually a villain organization, but they are controlled by the Dutchess, a member of the VIPER Council of 30).

 

PAGEN: PAGEN agents.

 

Cult of the Red Banner: Agents, some supers, and leadership.

 

And more.

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3 hours ago, PhantomGM2602 said:

Then Add a Japanese version of PRIMUS as well as a Korean/Chinese/Vietnamese counterpart.

 

 

The Japanese version of PRIMUS had the groundwork laid for it in Monster Island. In fact it comes in three parts: Bureau 17 is in charge of Monster Island, as well as countering giant monster and alien threats generally. Bureau 18 handles supervillains and super-criminal organizations like VIPER; while Bureau 19 deals with supernatural menaces. MI provides substantial information and game stats about B17, but only skims the other two, so those could be given more attention (but it would be easy for a GM to extrapolate from the B17 material). Of course all the existing write-ups could be updated to 6E.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if China's Tiger Squad is all we get about China's government answer to supercrime.

 

2 hours ago, steriaca said:

Cult of the Red Banner: Agents, some supers, and leadership.

 

 

That we essentially already have:

 

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