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  1. Yep you read that correctly. To give some detail, I'm currently running a champions game set during the current Olympic games. I need to come up with an Exhibition Team Sport being put on by the resident Aliens in my game universe: The Pleidian Planetary Alliance. I want something low tech, something that humans would actually be able to play. The alien version of Soccer, Volleyball, or Lacross. A team sport most def. I have a working concept but need some suggestions on fleshing it out and making it more interesting and exciting. Trigonometry: An arena game set on a multi-level mirror image field. The object of the game is to get a discus like object (Not a frisbee) into your opponents goal. However you must do so by making a bank shot of some kind. There are 5 players on each team, four runners and one guard. And that's all I have at the moment. Any suggestions? Love Always Xgoth
  2. Re: Historical Champions Haven't done it yet, but have most certainly thought about it. Champions: Gaslight, A superhero saga taking place in the London of Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, Sweeny Todd, Jack the Ripper and Ruyard Kipling. Three Words, Clockwork Gadeteer Baby!! Champions: The Blue and The Grey A Civil War era supers game. Champions: Seadogs The champions of the Golden Age of Piracy. The Supers would be the Guardians of the town of Port Royal Jamacia. Champions: Red October Communist heros fighting against the decadent forces of the corrupt Rominov regime Champions: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity Supers during the French Revolution. Just off the top of my head. *S* Love Always Xgoth
  3. I've been asked to do a Sequel!! Never done a sequel before and I'm both flattered and feeling a bit of pressure at the same time. I posted a several months ago how I was getting ready to run my first Champions game, which I thought Rocked, and apparently so did a few of my players as they are the ones who are asking to do it again. And what with the Summer games starting this week they asked if I could design a champions campaign around the Olympic events. Now to give some background, before the inevitable cry for help and plot ideas... LOGIC (League of International and Global Champions) is a UN sponsored team of supers consisting of 10 appointees representing various member nations and 1 neutral observer/advisor representing the Pleadian Planetary Alliance. Membership in LOGIC is set up in the same manner as the UN Security Council. There are 5 permanent seats in the group belonging to the US, UK, France, Russia and China. The other 5 seats are rotating memberships of two year duration, which can belong to any member country dependent on a majority vote by the 15 member UN Security Council. So in theory you could have 4 middle eastern nations represented at the same time or a majority of communist states in the group or even one to two potential rouge states as members. For example, North Korea, Iran and Iraq have all had operatives on the team in the past and Cuba just ended a term, being replaced by Australia. The membership terms are staggered as well in order to avoid a mass newbie situation. For example as set up at present...this is the first year of the Australian and Laos term in the group and the last year of the Namibian, Irish, and Czech term The observer post which belongs to the Pleadian Alliance rep rotates every 5 years, and is currently held by D'Terra Kim who is in the middle of her term. Now as of our last game the Membership Roster was as follows. 1) Representing The United States of America Captain Jack Madison: Code Name, Jack Rabbit (Speedster/Team Pilot) 2) Representing The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Lord Peter Blane, the 13th Baron Oldswater: Code Name, Gargoyle. (Flying Brick) 3) Representing The French Republic Dominique Janelle LaCroix: Code Name, The Maid (Demi Brick) 4) Representing The Peoples Republic of China Xiang Zhong: Code Name, Red Tiger (Martial Artist/Gadeteer) 5) Representing The Russian Federation Ilyana Vlasov: Code Name, Ursa Major (Shapeshifter/Animal Control) 6) Representing The Commonwealth of Australia Martin Morgan: Code Name, Bommerang (Reflective) 7) Representing The Republic of Ireland Sean O'Reily: Code Name, Green Man (Plant Control) 8) Representing The Republic of Namibia Theo-Ben Shafishuna: Code Name, Kalahari (Elemental) 9) Representing The Lao People's Democratic Republic Khamtai Lengsavat: Code Name, Emerald Buddah (Mentalist/Healer) 10) Representing The Czech Repubic Jiri Dvorak: Code Name, Alchemist (Mystic/Potion Master) 11) Representing The Pleadian Planetary Alliance D'Terra Kim: Code Name, Off-Worlder (Alien) The chars that I have returning for this run are as follows. 1) The United States of America: Jack Rabbit 2) The French Republic: La Pucelle du Orleans (The Maid of Orleans) 3) The Russian Federation: Ursa Major 4) The Republic of Namibia: Kalahari 5) The Pleadian Planetary Alliance: Off-Worlder Now my questions are these. A) Any suggestions for a NPC hero native to Greece who would be serving as a liason between Logic and the Greek Goverment and who is a non deity pls. Looking for an older NPC who is fairly low powered (by comparison) but who can still be used as a handy plot device. Any really neat plot ideas for a campaign based around the Olympic Games? C) Any suggestions on how to run a sequel as I've never done one before? Thank you and feel free to comment on the team concept as well..always looking for feedback on the world setting and continunity and all that. Crunch is fun but fluff is funner *S* Love Always Xgoth
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    Ship Naming

    I did a space opera game once where we had 7 "Classes" of ships each named after one of the continents. you know Africa class fighter, Asia class carrier Europe class cruiser etc etc and each ship in that class was named after a particular country or city on that particular continent. Flagships of each fleet were named after countries and the fleet ships were cities. love always xgoth
  5. Hey mates, Why is it that what seem like the simplest char concepts are the hardest to build...well maybe it's just me but none the less. Anyway, here's the concept. Boomerang: Australian Super. The Char has one power, only one, he can create a reflective energy barrier around himself or around a small group of people that can absorb energy and reflect it back wherever the char wants. So in theory Storm comes along and blasts Boomerang with a lightning bolt...the energy crackles around the char for a second or two and BAM! right back at her. A solider unloads a round of bullets at the char with an AK47, the bullets swirl around the shield and Blammo back at ya. Superman attempts to punch the char, the force of the blow is absorbed into the sheild and Boomerang can then hit back with the same amount of force. And finally one nifty little trick the Player wants is something along the line of...the char is knocked off the roof of a 65 story sky scraper and as he hits the ground, the reflective field absorbs the force of impact and the char then redirects the energy allowing him to bounce back to the top of the building to continue kicking butt. So...how would you go about building that and what limitations would you suggest to prevent the power from being too abusive. One thing that I am insisting on myself is that energy can only be stored up for only a few moments...no storing up for later. Thank you. Xgoth
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    Super Pope?

    Well in my champion game, slated for take off this Sat btw. One of our chars is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, a Demi-brick with access to a few miracles of her own. We also have a Psionic Buddist Priest in the group as well. So I have no prob with faith based chars or herotypes. It's always interesting to see how the Druid, Crusader, Hindu and Greek God all work out their various differences. and btw...hero from the Holy See, smallest indenpent countries in the world....hmmm I think I have an idea for my first LOGIC Reserve member. *S*
  7. distinction needs to be made before the list gets too large. In broadcast media SF, there's a difference between a "race" (which are human-like aliens) and a "monster" (which are all those aliens that have no human commonality). Creatures like the Space Amoeba (from Star Trek) or the Bandersnatchi (from Larry Niven's Known Universe novels) are more rightly called "monsters." Their place in the story is to act in unknowable ways to advance the plot. "Races" are usually in there to point up some foible of humanity; a classic example is the Kzinti (again from Larry Niven's Known Universe novels) whose purpose is to make explicit points about the nature of human aggression. If we're going to call them Archetypes, we have to go beyond mere physical details... Absolutely...What I refer to as an Alien Race I suppose might be more appropriately called an Alien culture. An entire civilation seemlingly built on a single core theme, concept, dogma, belief, philosophy etc. Though some Archetype cultures may overlap in some areas the core should be fairly easily identified. One thing that has alway struck me is that no matter the sci-fi program, a Klingon is a Klingon is a klingon. A Vulcan is a Vulcan. A Minbari is a Minbari and a Vorlon is just engimatic. Considering the wide variety of difference on our on planet...you'd think there would be varierty culturally on some others. But of course if that were the case then this thread would be moot now wouldn't it *S* I'll start with the easiest def... Bushidos = Noble Warrior Races. Death before Dishounor, Strong Family/Ancestoral/Terrorial ties, Intergalatic Samurai, Vikings in Space. The Noble Savages of the Cosmos and amongst the most often misunderstood. Don't play well with others. Often times very advanced tech-wise but still hold a heavy reliance on the old ways. Prime Example= Klingons, Wookies, Narns
  8. Hey mates, this may be a topic more app for the Star Champions board but what the heck, right. I'm posting this here as it's a psuedo continuation of my international super team thread. I'm trying to compile a list of all the Stock Alien Races Archtypes used in both the Sci-fi and Supers genres, in order to help the player of the Pleadian Planetary Alliance rep of our upcoming capaign. So far what we've come up with is the following. Ancients: Asgard and Vorlons Bushidos: Klingons, Luxans and Narns. Decadents: Centauri Logicals: Vulcans. Machines: Bynars and Borg Mystics: Minbari, Bajorans and Delvians Symbiotic: Trill and Go'auld Any other additionals or examples you can think of pls feel free to add. Love Always Xgoth
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    Iconography

    Iconic weapons you ask... I got three and they all belong to the same hero...see if you can guess who. Tiara Bracelets Lasso and how iconic are they, well I've never seen a cowboy themed hero use a lasso Love Always Xgoth
  10. Again thanks for the input mate. As far as world / ethnic diversity is concerned it really isn't that huge a thing really when you think about how the group is set up in the long run. Membership in LOGIC is set up in the same manner of the UN Security Council. There are 5 permanent seats in the groups belonging to the US, UK, France, Russia and China. The other 5 seats are rotating memberships of two year duration, which can belong to any member country dependent on a majority vote of 15 member UN Security Council. So in theory you could have 4 middle eastern nations represented or a majority of communist states in the group or even one to two potential rouge states as members, for example, North Korea, Iran and Iraq have all had operatives on the team in the past and Cuba just ended a term, being replaced by Australia. The membership terms are staggered as well to avoid a mass newbie situation. For example as set up at present...this is the first year of the Australian and Laos term in the group and last year of the Namibian, Irish, and Czech term Then there is the observer post which belongs to the Pleadian Alliance rep which rotates every 5 years, currently held by D'Terra Kim who is in the middle of her term. Love Always Xgoth
  11. I had the exact same reaction on this very board when someone suggested the name orginally due to this particular character's origin/history and to the player herself when she decided on it. But the name is historically and culturally accurate. Soliders serving under Joan of Arc from what I understand and people in France today still refer to Joan of Arc as the Maid of Orleans or simply The Maid...and yes she uses the French Version of the Name and for that matter all the chars use the Native form of their Super Code Names, for example Emerald Buddah = Phra Kaeo in Laos. Now I have four options for super villians / opposition forces for the team and I can't determine which is the better choice. 1) A Rouge World Dominiation Para-MIlitary Organization ala SPECTRE 2) An Evil All Powerful Mega-Corp ala Microso...umm Lex-Corp 3) A Shadowy Historical Psuedo Mystical/Regilous Secrect Society ala the Knights Templar or Skull and Bones 4) An Conquest focused Evil Star Empire ala the Go'uald System Lords. 5) All the above. ohh and one more thing...any advice on how best to run a Champions Campaign for 11 players...this is my largest group ever...up to now my personal record was 5 players at any one time...but now I've ended up with 11 (Says volumes about this particuar genre) and man am I feeling the pressure. Love Always Xgoth P.S. Bios to be forthcoming *S*
  12. Count... Really enjoyed your web-page...nicely done mate. Loved the world timeline you put up as well btw. actually it gave me a few ideas. Now here's a quick update...I picked up two new players this week. Yahoo! So that means I wont have to be running a npc member of LOGIC after all. But it also means that a slight change has taken place in the group itself. LOGIC now consists of 11 members, 5 permanent countries represented, 5 rotating countries and 1 neutral observer member (our new Alien visitor and intergalatic ambassador). I mentioned the observation made by you good folk about the lack of third world countries and my players took note...I'm shocked really, they never listen to me when I bring up things like this usually. but anyway, the membership roster now appears thusly. 1) Representing The United States of America Captain Jack Madison: Code Name, Jack Rabbit (Speedster/Pilot) 2) Representing The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Lord Peter Blane, the 13th Baron Oldswater: Code Name, Gargoyle. (Flying Brick) 3) Representing The French Republic Dominique Janelle LaCroix: Code Name, The Maid (Demi Brick) 4) Representing The Peoples Republic of China Xiang Zhong: Code Name, Red Tiger (Martial Artist/Gadeteer) 5) Representing The Russian Federation Ilyana Vlasov: Code Name, Ursa Major (Shapeshifter/Animal Control) 6) Representing The Commonwealth of Australia Martin Morgan: Code Name, Bommerang (Reflective) 7) Representing The Republic of Ireland Sean O'Reily: Code Name, The Green Man (Plant Control) 8) Representing The Republic of Namibia Theo-Ben Shafishuna: Code Name, Kalahari (Elemental) 9) Representing The Lao People's Democratic Republic Khamtai Lengsavat: Code Name, The Emerald Buddah (Mentalist/Healer) 10) Representing The Czech Repubic Jiri Dvorak: Code Name, Alchemist (Mystic/Potion Maker) 11) Representing The Pleadian Planetary Alliance D'Terra Kim: Code Name, Off-Worlder (Alien) I have bio's if anyone is interested...If you can't tell I'm really getting all jazzed about my first hero/champions campaign Love Always Xgoth
  13. From Sudan Ali Diriage aka Basenji - canine-like hunter and brawler Hey Thanks...I like this one...consider it stolen that's a great super name. yeah i noticed after everyone put in their final submissions that we were way short on the 3rd world nations but I was for suffering from writers block. So again that you. The whole idea is really coming along nicely...we already have a few in jokes. Due to the name of the group, the main computer/AI in headquarters is known as SPOCK and the orbiting satelite is SAREK. Now all I have to do is design HQ, the team uniform and the archvillian and we got a game *S* Love Always Xgothgrrl
  14. Okay so here's the concept this particular team of heros works offically works under the control of the United Nations...but in reality they tend to act rather independentally of UN resolutions and of course national loyality also plays a big role in the group as well. Each hero is appointed by their home goverment and approved by a special vote of the UN security council. The team consists of 10 heros w/ five countries permanently represented (US, UK, France, Russia and China) and five rotating countries each appointed with two year memberships. I have 9 players at present and they have filled out most of the group but I still have a 10th slot open to be filled with a NPC and I'm stuck for an idea. So I was hoping you folks would look over the current membership roster and come up with some suggestions for both country and archetype. Ohh and a general rewiew of the concept in general. Thank you. Love Always Xgothgrrl Code Name: LOGIC (League of Global and International Champions) From the United States of America Captain Jack Madison aka Jack Rabbit...Speedster/Leapster From the Republic of Ireland Sean O'Reily aka The Green Man...Plant Control From the French Republic Dominique Janelle LaCroix aka The Maid...Demi Brick (Joan of Arc reincarnation) From the United Kingdom Peter Blane aka Gargoyle...Flying Brick/Earth Control Powers From the Czech Republic Jiri Dvorak aka Alchemist...Mystic From the Russian Federation Ilyana Vlasov aka Ursa Major...Animal Control/Shape Shifter From the United Mexican States Alejandro Del la Vega aka Dolrado...Blaster (Solar F/X) From the Commonwealth of Australia Martin Morgan aka Bommerang...Reflective/Absortion Powers From the Peoples Republic of China Xiang Zhong aka Red Tiger...Martial Artist/Mentalist From the _____ _______ _______ aka ________ ... _________
  15. the maid, hmm my only concern would be the inevitable villian given nick names... ohh look the French Maid, come to clean house...well I'll dust her ruffle for her...once and for all! *Evil laughter* Love always Xgoth
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