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Hyper-Man

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    Hyper-Man reacted to Lord Liaden in Cool Guns for your Games   
    This seems like something appropriate to transcribe to this thread, since a lot of forumites don't check out the news on the website home page.
     
    New Product: Gun Fu PDF
     
    What is Gun Fu? Simply put, Gun Fu is the art of the gun — the ability to use firearms with sublime grace and deadly skill in combat. A practitioner of Gun Fu is typically known as a gunman, or if he’s considered a master of the style, a shootist. This 25 page Hero System supplement by famed Dark Champions author Steve Long contains all the Abilities, Charts, and information you will need to make your characters a master of the firing arts!
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Pattern Ghost in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    Yeah, I wish they'd get off my lawn, too.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Armory in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    I coulda sworn I'd done this already but the thread isn't starred for me, so...
     
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?
    My first Champions character was a powered armor type called Arsenal.  When I started playing City of Heroes, that name wasn't available so I took Armory.
     
    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed?  
    AD&D, back in 1978 or '79.
     
    What was the first tabletop RPG you Played?  
    Same answer.
     
    What are you currently Playing/GMing?  
    Since my discovery of Champions in 1982, I have not played nor GMed any other RPG.  My current campaign has been running about 10 years with the same group of players, a current-day superhero game (I share a universe with two other GMs who each runs a separate team).  We're still using 5Er for that one.  The link to the Obsidian Portal site is in my sig.
     
    When did you start to play Hero?  
    1982, I think it was 2nd Edition (gray cover).  It was just me and a friend of mine, we both fell in love with it immediately.  He had already been trying to run a superhero game in AD&D; my Half-Elven thief PC had obtained a 'suit of the gods', enchanted leather armor that gave her all kinds of powers.  It was stupid, but we were 17 and new to the whole concept.  Champions and the Hero System were exactly what we were looking for.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Pariah in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    How is it that I've never done this yet? Oh well, better late....
     
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?
    One of my Champions characters was exiled from a secretive mystical society; he used his talents (enhanced by a 'radiation accident' that also gave him super-strength) and became a superhero. His code name was Pariah. Also, it's a pretty good description of my life in high school--not quite "leper-outcast-unclean", but pretty close.
     
    What was the first tabletop RPG you Played?  
    Like so many others, Dungeons and Dragons. That would've been Christmas of 1981, or thereabouts.
     
    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed?  
    Probably also D&D, though not more than once or twice. The first time I GMed on a long-term basis was when I thought my hometown gaming group Champions, the summer after my first year of college.
     
    What are you currently Playing/GMing?  
    Nothing. My gaming group is inconveniently far away, and I have class on the night they play.
     
    When did you start to play Hero?  
    Winter of 1986-7. Third edition.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Pattern Ghost in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    How dare you misquote me! You replaced my comma with a period! Good DAY, sir!
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Greywind in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    Tell that to the family in Poltergeist...
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    Hyper-Man reacted to bluesguy in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    Thank you for joining us!
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    Hyper-Man reacted to JohnnyR in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)? ​Name and middle initial. I know, creative.
    What was the first tabletop RPG you played? Champions! the BBB
    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed? Champions
    What are you currently playing/GMing? On hiatus from a group with System Attention-Deficit Disorder (Savage Worlds, Numenera, Dnd, Fantasy Craft, Shadow of the Demon Lord). A lot of false starts.
    When did you start to play Hero? 1990 ish. Think I ordered it from an American Entertainment catalog.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Era Scarecrow in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    Guess I should introduce myself.

    Let's see... I'm Era, a bit autistic (and thus quiet and shy), love computers, computer games, role playing, programming, and other things.

    I learned about Herosystem (5E) back in 2005 when I was in Korea (military), and in 2006-2007 I came here to get into my first 5E fantasy game in Brightwood (and haven't had a chance to play since )

    Other than some posts years ago (commenting on powers and mistakes in the books etc) most of those seem to have been either archived or deleted...

    So I've more or less not here or paying attention, But... I'd like to be here more now, since video games can't seem to keep my attention quite as easily the last year.
     
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    So I guess there's a few standard questions...
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)? When I was on ICQ I wanted a way to differentiate myself so I was more searchable. So I decided on Era, then later while doing my paperroute the name Hawkeye came to mind (MASH), now of course I didn't want to steal that so I went to Crow, then Scarecrow.... yeah... not very exciting...
    What was the first tabletop RPG you played? D&D 2nd Ed
    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed? D&D 2nd Ed (limited experience, but had one really good session!)
    What are you currently playing/GMing? Looking... if there were a hobby shop in my town, I'd probably be gone 2 nights a week playing...
     
    Otherwise playing video games trying to keep myself occupied.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to bluesguy in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    Thank for posting folks!
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    Hyper-Man reacted to zslane in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    When she says "people" she must be referring to hardcore comics nerds. Because apart from them, nobody knows who Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel is.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Pattern Ghost in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    On his third reboot. That should really temper expectations. Not even the MCU tie in boost will overcome that completely.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Pattern Ghost in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    Or he could jump into Zeus or Apollo.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to BoloOfEarth in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    I always wanted to see a Quantum Leap movie where Sam leaps into Thomas Magnum (of Magnum PI), imagining it as Magnum helping Al solve a murder or other crime at the Quantum Leap facility while Sam works with Rick, TC, and Higgins to solve a crime in Hawaii.  Since both series were created by Donald Bellisario, I thought it would be a natural pairing of shows.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to gewing in Hyperman R.I.P.   
    You have my prayers and very best wishes.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to 1upus in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    Hi. New to the forum, brought in by the MHI game. In all my years of gaming none of the groups I have been associated with have even been remotely interested in the Hero system, so the rule set is totally foreign to me. Hoping to find out more before committing to the game.
     
    But in the meantime, introductions.
     
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?
    - 1upus because Lupus was taken. And no, I do not suffer from lupus. Latin for wolf
     
    What was the first tabletop RPG you played?
    - first ever RPG was D&D, basic box, which I'm sure dates me
     
     
    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed?
    - in the 1980s, way before Star Wars d20, my gaming group of the day reskinned AD&D into a Star Wars RPG set around the classic trilogy. A long time ago before the prequels were even imagined by fanboys.
     
    What are you currently playing/GMing?
    - haven't GM'd for a long time due to a lack of preparation time.Current gaming revolves around John Wick's Blood & Honor. Relatively rule light and I live the collaborative fiction feel if the way the game runs.
     
     
    Additional note: What brought you to the Hero System?
    - as mentioned, I am a huge fan of MHI and only discovered recently there was an official RPG. Here to find out more.
    I'm also a big fan of the GrimNoir stories amd am considering reskinning Champions to create a Grim Noir game.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to ford0415 in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?Ford is my last name, I was in the Army, and we used our last name + last four for all of our gear overseas. Made it to where I don't gotta fight too much for a handle. What was the first tabletop RPG you played?D&D 3rd Ed. What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed?D&D 3.5 What are you currently playing/GMing?Currently, nothing. Just purchased the BR and the 6E bundle, so hoping to dive into a game soon, or start one.  
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Surrealone in Cool Guns for your Games   
    I believe the statement that particular foregrip makes is: "A mall ninja owns the firearm to which this foregrip is attached."
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    Hyper-Man reacted to GM Joe in What Have You Watched Recently?   
    Saw John Wick 2. It was one of those rare sequels that's as good as the original. Tons of fun! Can't wait for the third one.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Michael Hopcroft in What Have You Watched Recently?   
    Isn't that the premise of Marvel's JLA pastiche Squadron Supreme -- the world's premier superteam taking control of the planet and getting things they hadn't bargained for?
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    Hyper-Man reacted to illaden in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    Hi I'm Illaden, The name was an inspiration from the Greece story illiaden not the Warcraft character illidan 
    Been playing tabletop RPG since I was 11 so around 15 years now 
    The first tabletop RPG I played was called EON a Swedish fantasy rpg 
     
    The first Tabletop RPG I Gm:ed was also a swedish rpg called Mutant heir of the apocalypse (best translation I could find)
     
    Atm I'm playing loads of diffrent RPG such as Exalted, Heroes 6:th edition, Shadowrun and will start with Dungeons and dragons 5th edition soon
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    Hyper-Man reacted to Urien in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?

    My favorite Knight of the Round Table (Urien is either a Knight or an Ally of Arthur, depending on the saga). I liked the portrayal of Urien from Excalibur (1980) the most. A person who did not give his allegiance easily, but when he did, he was loyal to a fault. 

     

    What was the first tabletop RPG you Played?  

    Red Box DnD (Mentzer).

     

    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed?  

    See Above

     

    What are you currently Playing/GMing?  

    Savage Worlds. Looking at getting into Fantasy Hero.

     

    When did you start to play Hero?  

    Early 90s 4th edition.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to icehawke in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)? ​Combination of one of my first Shadowrun characters, Ice and a nickname I had prior Hawke.
    What was the first tabletop RPG you played? Don't recall if it was D&D or Champions.
    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed? Most likely D&D
    What are you currently playing/GMing? ​Champions - GM. Occasionally Shadowrun, and a game of my own devising, Via Astrum.
     
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    Hyper-Man reacted to TheNaga in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?  Originally my screen was Meadayon but I want to change my screen to something else.  My original screen of Meadyaon was the name of demigod I had created the Heroes Unlimited before I switch to Champions.  I then choose my new screen name to be TheNaga which is the name of my half human/half snake character with six arms.  My avatar picture shows you what my character my screen name is based on will somewhat look like when he is done mutating.
    What was the first tabletop RPG you played? 2nd Edition D&D boxed set you could buy at Toy "R" Us
    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed? 2nd Edition D&D boxed set you could buy at Toy "R" Us
    What are you currently playing/GMing? Nothing at the moment.
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    Hyper-Man reacted to mrinku in Welcome to Hero Forum - Please Introduce yourself (especially Lurkers)   
    Hi! Been a Champions nut for a very long time (1985, 3rd ed) but been quite inactive over the last decade and a half. Ran a lot of 3rd and 4th ed but skipped over Fuzion (ugh) and 5th ed. Champions Complete has recently fallen into my lap and the old juices are starting to flow again.

    How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?
      I picked up a nickname as "The Missing Link" at my first proper job. Link is "Rinku" in Japanese which I was always a fan of. Nothing to do with Zelda - but because of Link from Zelda I got into the habit of sticking the "m" for missing in front to make a handle. 

    What was the first tabletop RPG you played?
      1st Edition Traveller, circa 1980.

    What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed?
      Ditto.

    What are you currently playing/GMing?
      Playing 2nd Ed Space:1889 (Ubiquity version) with the old gang via Skype. Prepping to run Champions 6th after we finish that campaign.

     

    Edit: Just added a profile picture. Never played Captain Third in a tabletop game, but he's appeared in City of Heroes, DCUO, Pirates of the Burning Sea and has a miniature (pictured). Probably I should have a picture of Robo-bushi or Dwarfstar who go back to my actual Champions playing days, but Cap started as a wargaming tournament in-joke and the first drawing of him was as a forum profile portrait, so hey.

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