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Sketchpad last won the day on December 23 2005

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About Sketchpad

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    Sketchpad Studio Supremor
  • Birthday 02/06/1971

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    The Bitter Cold of Echo Station, Hoth.
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    RPGs, Comic Books, Drawing, Horror and Science Fiction Movies, Board Games, Cats, Graphic Design. Not in that order.
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    I was born in the coldness of Upstate NY, where I now reside with my wife, two daughters and cat.
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    Freelance Illustrator & Writer; Creator at Sketchpad Studios

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  1. Honestly, while I like some of the generic nature of Hero, I agree with @DreadDomainabout games that use Hero as an engine rather than a complete building set. When I first started playing Hero, it was with Champions and the innuendo of a setting that the initial editions had with it. When 4th ed made an attempt to consolidate everything, it drew me in more. In fact, I would say 4th ed was the sweet system for me in so many ways. The design of the books was basic, but there was a nice flow to it. The art was solid, the covers were awesome, and the content was fun. Sure it could be a generic su
  2. Nope. This was announced after Dark Champions. It was going to be released via High Rock Press and was listed along with Mythic Hero and a few other neat projects IIRC. I agree with Action Hero over Dark Champions. The latter always implied darker and/or street superheroes over spies/espionage.
  3. I would love to see a 40th Anniversary book for Champions that had some of the old character stats (updated to 6e), and notes from the original campaigns.
  4. I would've loved to see the updated Danger International that was on a list a few years back.
  5. When I was running Champions in the CU, I made some changes to Seeker up front. I changed him from "Ninja" to "Martial Artist" and gave him some chi abilities ala Iron Fist. I kept the katana, but gave it some neat, mystical properties that allowed it to cut desolid characters, and slice through materials. As he advanced in the campaign, he took on an outfit inspired by Watchers of the Dragon, but that was colored white and red. When the campaign was retired, he was working as a mentor at UNTIL where he trained a group of new heroes.
  6. That doesn't look like Liefeld to me. Maybe someone else in Extreme Studios from the time, but Liefeld's characters would be slightly more exaggerated. It kind of looks like Ian Churchill or someone inked by Art Thibert. Beast Boy's shapeshift? VPP defined as shapeshifting and limited to Multiforms.
  7. I don't believe so, Duke. IIRC, Scott had an entire different Bay City campaign that he ran many moons ago. I have the C:NM one.
  8. I had a villain who used the shadows of others as an attack. The shadow would reach up, grab the person casting it, and pull it into the shadow, causing a damaging effect that was AVLD (Light/Shadow-based Defenses). The person would pop out of a random shadow, which added a limited teleportation effect to it. Made the villain quite creepy at times.
  9. I always lean a bit on fear powers when it comes to shadows. Maybe a PRE boost, or Mind Control (Fear Only) that's linked to Darkness. I've used an EGO Drain in the past that represents the shadows bringing out doubt and despair in a target as well. One of my favorite darkness abilities is using Mind Control (Based on CON) to bring out the darkness in a target.
  10. I don't know about that, @Greywind. It's more about what I'd want the Pawns to look like. For those unfamiliar with them, here's what they look like without bases attached. Easy to store. Could really easily build an army or group.
  11. Yup. Okumarts has the best printable figures IMHO. But I'd like to see a nice box set with sturdy cardboard figures (much like the Pathfinder Pawns style). I've honestly considered it. But a lot of it comes down to what I want them to look like.
  12. On the concept of Standies. I kind of wish more companies would make affordable cardboard minis like the Pathfinder Pawns. Having a slew of Champions Pawns would be awesome to use in a game, and having some generic heroes would be wicked.
  13. I went to add some Movement Skill Levels and noticed that it wasn't in the skill tab. Is there a trick beyond using a Custom Skill?
  14. Pre-COVID, I always found minis useful in a Champions game. In the recent past, I mainly used Heroclix for my minis fix, though I would love to see more generic minis come out. Or Champions Heroclix.
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