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  1. I can imagine some supers livestreaming their activities, at least the action scenes. It sounds like something DC's Booster Gold would do.
  2. I guess a taxi driver would be an old school version of this.
  3. What would you say are the best jobs to use for a superhero’s secret ID? The old standbys like a reporter or photographer? A filthy rich dilettante? A scientist? What else?
  4. Drow may not be "inherently evil" anymore, but I think most non-Evil Drow will be getting purged by the priestesses of Lolth pretty quickly. This change may make their species seem even more horrifying than before, since your choices as a good Drow are 1) hide it and commit just enough villainy to be ignored by the nearest Drow Matriarch; 2) run away and hope you can make it through the Underdark to the surface; or 3) be sacrificed to Lolth. Will the SJW crowd still let us say that Drow culture is evil?
  5. Well, I guess sentient undead will still be evil. Or will we now have glittery vampires too?
  6. Another option for Sewer City is ghouls. They could be an offshoot of humanity, mutated by exposure to something down there. They have an entire culture in Call of Cthulhu mythology you could draw from.
  7. Perhaps a new religion arises, one that begins quickly gaining followers. The leader is a very charismatic sort who calls out the wickedness of thievery and is a very compelling speaker. Throw in a few genuine miracles and some of the nobility considering joining up, and things could get interesting.
  8. Does the Champions Universe have an analog for DC's Darkseid? I perused through my books and didn't see anyone that seemed to fit.
  9. If she wanted to run a more subtle campaign rather than a shock and awe one, replacing high-level government officials and possibly a handful of respected superhumans with well-trained other-universe doppelgangers might allow her to avoid an actual war. Telepaths among her forces could strip-mine information from the originals to give to their duplicates, such as passwords, code phrases and more personal information. She could use her time travel powers to do such substitutions mere moments after the last war ended and leave them as sleeper agents waiting for her next arrival. If she coupled that with a change in tone when she next appears, such as offering free things to the masses with no apparent strings attached, millions might join her cause quickly. Starting with smaller countries and moving up to larger ones like Russia would keep her away from awareness by most superteams, since the majority of superhumans are in the US in most worlds. Just in the US alone, she would probably only need to replace less than a thousand people to effectively take over, especially if she also replaced media personalities. If she succeeded in such a takeover, the campaign might shift into a resistance mode against V'Hanian tyranny and her collaborators and secret police among the locals.
  10. I think a case could be made that an INT roll MIGHT be allowed to overcome such a limitation, perhaps with some penalties, but in general this would likely be a GM adjudication. I’ve seen characters built with varying levels of this kind of complication/disadvantage.
  11. Because it can't be overcome with an Ego Roll, like a psychological one can.
  12. I like the first Psych and the Physical one. They really remind me of Silver Age Supergirl with a bit of Mary Marvel thrown in.
  13. I posed a question in the Dark Champions forum about Hudson City having riots, and how the different heroes and villains might react. In a superhero universe, how might empowered individuals deal with riots in places like Millenium City or New York? Other than using mental abilities or Force Walls, what powers are good for crowd control? Would superheroes even get involved? Could those with awesome amounts of Presence calm crowds by just talking to them? How might supervillains take advantage of the chaos? I can think of a number of supervillains that would go wild during riots and looting, or even turn peaceful protestors into a mob.
  14. Given what we are seeing in the real world around the world, what do you think Hudson City would be like this year? If riots and looting broke out, would the Harbinger of Justice start a killing spree? How might other heroes of the city and villains react to the protests and riots?
  15. While the presence of superhumans and all they bring with them will change the world, I've recently been wondering about other ways to flesh out a world. You can also have oddities and wonders that occur, that aren't necessarily connected to any superhuman but are just bits of weirdness that make the world more interesting. How about a field in Kansas where it always rains at 3:06 PM local time for exactly five minutes to the second, even if the sky is totally clear that day? How about a house in the campaign city that never needs heating or cooling because it is always 72 degrees inside, even with all the windows open and broiling or freezing temperatures outside? How about a pawn shop that always seems to have the right trinket to help someone passing by its doors, before they even know they need it? What kinds of weirdness have you seen in campaign worlds?
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