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  1. She's both. Actually.... Hunted always sort of implies imprisonment, death or a form of oversight... Demon Ex-Girlfriend seems to have been overlooked. As for the setting... I have some notes... 531 pages of notes. I might punch them up a bit and toss them at you. Good chunks of it were written before I found my voice. That is to say, dreadfully boring.
  2. Commons just people who developed near (evolved from or adapted to) the strange energies of the Maelstrom. Those that adapt best become Abyssal Lords or even Demon Princes. They live right up against the thing. having shapeshifting helps to survive in such a place. Making them mundane was purposeful... maybe some day a whole campaign can be played in Methiax, by players who are willing to take the risks of living in a world the love child of Game of Thrones and Othello, with Palpatine, Caligula, and Dick Cheney in charge. Oorava was written very quickly a number of years ago as a Hunted for a Fantasy HERO character to be vexed by. This is why the text becomes personal, employing you instead of some generic term. I imagined all of those busy, hot, single moms up at Castleton Square talking hurriedly on some bleeding-edge smartphone she'll discard a year from now, getting the Beamer repaired, working on a plastic surgery appointment to get the "girls" lifted, Monday's social media presentation, and her bastard child's day care situation while trying to buy scarves. I'm not a fan of "Hunted by Orcs." That's boring... While "Hunted by the Demon Princess of Lust" defines a character. Justifies the Striking Appearance he paid for and keeps him up at night, too. Thus are heroes born and stories spun. As for FH1e... I'm still playing that setting. Expanded it to an entire world. Over the decades, it's gone from standard fantasy to a steampunk wonderland. Gonna name a city in the far east of Serantia Alcamtar. Mostly Drakine out that way... Drakine and very large birds.
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    This is the final preview for the Caleon Bestiary. I hope you enjoyed them.
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    This is the third Caleon Bestiary Preview. If interest exists, I'll finish the descriptive text and release the whole thing. There are a total of 4 previews.
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    This is the second Caleon Bestiary Preview (presented with apologies to Roger Zelazny). There are a total of 4 previews.
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    This is a preview of a much larger work called The Caleon Bestiary. If folks like it, I'll release the remaining creatures after completing the write ups. There are a total of 4 previews.
  7. More Previews: Idylls of the Mindless: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvcdOlZPUujoT9aEuw Creeping Death: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvdJmGF3y7FSWggpCA?e=8yXfnN
  8. Another Preview. Caleon Bestiary Abyssals.pdf
  9. Sample time! Only a few creatures... but maybe enough to get an idea. I'll work up another sample in the morning. Caution: Coarse language, functional sharp points and a brief discussion of breakfast food. Writing the flavor text whilst coming down from an anxiety attack (get therapy early, kids!) so if it sucks, remember that it was written whilst coming down from an anxiety attack and understand. If it's great, then remember that it was written whilst coming down from an anxiety attack, so it's even more impressive. https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvcQhWS7cbGfHjHgAQ?e=G94xQD
  10. Thank you so very much! I'm working on expanding the Terribly Inconvenient Things Table into actual paragraphs. That table is actually me being lazy. That's not to mention that I'm also working on converting the Appendices into a PDF of their own. After all of this I HAVE TO get back to work on Pleet Roodlepleen's Intergalactic Bestiary. Maybe when this cat (Zard, Hero of Another Story) gets off my freaking arm... There is a temptation to just dump the whole thing as-is on you guys and expand upon it as questions are posed.... Oh... there is a corrected copy in the downloads section. I'm in an IT-adjacent career. My lack of attention to detail has nearly gotten me fired a few times. Fortunately, I have a startling excess of personality which my users love. That's not ego, that's from a job performance review.
  11. Somewhere around here, I'm certain. I have them all, but I'm of questionable skill in regards to filing.
  12. Interesting feedback. I'll try applying a little less "ME" to it. 😁
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    Terra Chaotica! Thrill to the weirdness of the Sky of Eyes! Soak in the wisdom of the Big Giant Heads! Shiver in the presence of Cold Fire! Dodge the crashing rocks of the Stone Storms! Imagine a world unfettered from the confines of petty reality and pesky physics! Download Terra Chaotica and put an End to the Ordinary! Roll on the Table of Terribly Inconvenient Things! Wonder at my ability to type all this out with a cat on the keyboard at 3:30 in the morning!
  14. Here's a taste: https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvcIzNG4LlMDKe-NLQ?e=CmSOdp
  15. Jkeown

    Urban Hero

    I think I'll update and clean up Ravenna and link it in this thread.
  16. Jkeown

    Urban Hero

    My own thing. The Hidden City of Ravenna. Secret magic, Black Schola, Mages kidnapped to swept away to a magical Sub-Realm to be initiated into an arcane society that's been around since Augustus ruled. Dee, Caligostro, a weird orb like entity known as the Librarian. Trolls. Something called a SOMA. Anti-mage special ops. The Contemptable Harpy, Jennifer Renquist. House Barlowe and their questionable experiments. A bunch of Kill-On-Sight wizards and undead known as the Execration. A tree that knows when you're going to die. Stagger-Lee's Stetson... the Bluesmobile... Excalibur... Wal-Martians. Wind, Fire... All that kind of thing. "Santeria? I thought we was having wings!" Recently, a Fey Lord bet a tiny periwinkle he could get Ravenna to expose itself to the rest of the world. He did it. We've got a thing called Drawing In. Some creatures can pull you into loops of Space-Time where you can't be seen. Kind of like the Mirror Dimension from Doctor Strange.
  17. Here's the Table of Contents. Caleon Table of Contents.pdf
  18. I'm thinking of turning over my entire bestiary of critters to you guys. I just don't have time to finish it up. I've promised stuff before only to skip away without completion... Its 166 pages without illustrations or flavor text... mostly because when I use them, I know what they're all about, so I've never had to finish them up. Maybe I should put them together in themed batches and release them over time... dunno. Guidance is requested.
  19. Not really. I write using my own "voice." probably a coincidence.
  20. This might make it easier.... all the notes in one big PDF. This way, you limit your long-term exposure to all the dumb. Any similarity between the characters in this PDF and persons living, dead, or fictional is entirely plagiarism. https://1drv.ms/b/s!Arb5S34lAw6vhvAEkbbAd3r6DjqQ2w?e=9ehTG3
  21. 6E. Assume each of my 5 PCs in CRISIS PATROL are 400 points. I am really looking forward to seeing people's ideas for these notes.
  22. Thank you, Dean. I think you're trying to say that while the names are dumb... I'm not dumb for creating them... I think.
  23. Chitan Chitan is a martial artist who can transform into an armored form. Cowl The Cowl is evil in a hood. He has appeared again after his apparent death in 1999. Hundreds of witnesses saw him blasted to atoms by the flying brick known as Prime. Prime is still expressing guilt over the killing but feels somewhat better with his old villain back from the dead. It’s a complicated matter. Cosmonaut The Cosmonaut was arrested and confined to Lockdown in 1974. She doesn’t speak to anyone. Despite being almost a hundred years old, she doesn’t look a day over 30. Her gravity gun is the stuff of legend. Darc Powers He’s evil, get it? Dark Inferno With Void-Powered flames and a penchant for cruelty, the Dark Inferno tortures his victims for secrets he can exploit. Dastard.1 The man known as Dastard.1 is a flying brick, with Powers similar to, but much less potent, than Prime (that is to say, Clark Kent with the serial number filed off and a quick coat of paint). Dastard.2 Dastard.2 is a sonic-powered woman with red hair and a slim build. Her screams can induce more than annoyance and frustration. Dastard.3 Speedster Dastard.3 is among the fastest human beings known to science. Dastard.3 Speedster Dastard.3 is among the fastest human beings known to science. Dastard.4 Dastard.4 is a flame controlling psychopath. His Powers remind one of the abilities of Conflagration from the 1970s. Dastard.5 A sword-wielding Meta Dastard.5 also delivers a powerful punch. Dead Heavy Dead heavy is an undead guitarist who incites violence with his awesome shredding chords and solos. Destruct-o Destruct-o is a brick. Mentally and physically; a big tough lump of misguided pain and projection. (I have been using Bulldozer from Champions for his character sheet so far... maybe there's a better way?) Dice Dice can “roll the big wheel and toss the big dice.” What he means by that is that he can alter probability, usually to give his partner Slice opportunities to attack with an increased chance of success. He wears an armored bodysuit because the way to Slice’s heart is through Dice’s chest cavity. Donnie Blades Donnie can empower his weapons to deliver terrible strikes, cutting through the toughest materials. He is a recent recruit to the Force for Evil. Dorobato Dorobato is a formless shapeshifter, little more than a cycloptic splash of mud and claws. Dr. Brainstem Doctor Brandon Stemitz was a brilliant neurosurgeon who is now a brilliant neurokinetic. Dr. Nightmare A former supervillain from the comic Tales of Terror and the Fantastic, Dr. Nightmare became real. Somehow. We didn’t ask. Dr. Nycto The bad doctor is a technological genius who uses her brain for evil. Dr. Revenge Doctor Revenge specializes in returning hero’s actions upon themselves. He wears a black battle suit under a trenchcoat. Weirdo. Drag Queen Drag Queen is very good at what he does, and what he does is not pretty. Not pretty at all. I mean… damn. Dragonshard Having earned the right to stand guard at the entrance to the Hidden City of Shi-Liang, Dragonshard promptly moved back to Brooklyn to kick everybody’s ass from Clara Barton High School. E.V.I.L. The Electronic Violence and Infiltration Lifeform is... Evil. Often works with C.A.S.S. and B.O.B. on various schemes and plots to destroy humanity. Ebony Angel The black-armored flying asshole who calls himself Ebony Angel is the chief rival of Justicar. Eiji Eiji is a young Japanese man who moves quicker than the eye can follow. His blade is just slightly slower… Eli “Jurassic” Parker This bastard can summon and control dinosaurs. Seriously. Entrop Entrop can summon and control the vast energies of the Maelstrom. Evil Twin The woman known as Evil Twin can shapeshift and mimic other Meta’s Powers. Eviscerationist The Eviscerationist generally tries to keep hospitals busy. "Respawns" somewhere else when killed. Fayte Fayte can pluck the strands of destiny (whatever those are) to affect the outcome of events. She is often hired by villains to provide an edge. Felon A cat burglar, the Felon can breach any vault you put him in front of. I say it this way because if you said it the normal way "any vault you put in front of him" then it implies that you already have the vault. The job is half done.
  24. Aberris Aberris is a Biker Demon. We didn’t know they had those. He travels around North America with Sonya, his undead girlfriend. Agent Stone Who is the woman known as Agent Stone? Seriously… cuz we have no clue. Akuma Merged with his demonic armor, Yamada Akihiro is a tortured soul… or more accurately, two tortured souls. Anathema Anathema is raw hate poured into red and black spandex. She’s a terrible human being, just like most people on this list, but she became so much worse after her kidnapping by the Mutant Master. Antagonista A powerful brick with a luchador theme, Antagonista wants you dead, and she hasn’t even met you. Aversion The Aversion builds walls, both emotional and physical. B.I.G. Yikes The hulking rapper B.I.G. Yikes has both lethal rhymes and deadly fists. His bling weighs nearly 400 pounds all by itself. Bishop Bad Ass Former partner of Sister Antipathy, he abandoned her after she joined the Samaritans. She has since reverted once more to evil; he still isn’t returning her calls. Concept Stuff: Robe: Damage Reduction Mitre: Mental Defense Crozier: Defense & Power Blast Pallium: Resistant Protection Ring: Bonus Punching Damage Black A brick, partner of Blue. Savvy Fighter: Versatile Brick Style. Lots of Brick Tricks. Black Puppeteer The Black Puppeteer is a Mind Controller who plays with dolls. Detail: Mind Control + Physical Overrides Blast Guess what she does. Go ahead… guess. Like a certain hero who shall go unnamed (but is actually Captain Marvel) she becomes the energy used in her attacks. Stuff: Energy Control and a High DCV. Triggered Desolidification for attacks she’s aware of. Blood-Girl A murderous nineteen-year-old, Blood-Girl terrorizes New York City with her vile schemes for power. Blue An energy controller, partner of Black. Blue Shift The Teleporter who calls herself Blue Shift was originally coaxed into crime by her super-significant other. That villain, Shadow Fox, dominated her for a long time. She continues her villainous ways to this day, even after Shadow Fox met his end at the hands of the Stranger. Bombshell Bombshell uses her pheromone powers to bend the male will to her own. Breeze The Breeze is an Air-Powered mutant. She likes suffocating people and releasing them after sufficient begging and tears. Her place in Those Elemental Bastards seems tenuous at best. The others hate her with a passion. Brow The Brow does not approve of your actions, your attire, your choice of companions, or your technique. In fact, the Brow doesn’t approve of you at all. Be gone. Cardinal Sinn A former AR porn star, Rachel Sinn wears a sexy cassock (no, the two aren’t mutually exclusive) and offers absolution and shelter to her “flock,” a crowd of rowdy Meta-Gangers. Details: Mind Control and a mace. Catastrophe A terrible pun and a worse villain, Catastrophe uses her feline Powers for evil. Chanfao Zhe The Stalker is a Chinese National awaiting extradition for crimes committed in his homeland. Details: Wolverine. He’s Wolverine.
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