starblaze got a reaction from Christopher R Taylor in Human Torch
What I loved about Perez is how he is able to make women faces look different. Take Scarlet Witch and Firestar, they are both beautiful women but they have different looks, Wanda has an angler face whereas Angelica has a more rounder look.
True, you can do the same thing with a Multipower with variable slots.
starblaze got a reaction from Eyrie in Heroic Narratives, Or I Love Champions But...
I GM and have occasionally played in two games that use a hero/fate/whatever option. That is Amazing Adventures and BASH. AA uses fate points that can keep you from getting hit, effect the plot in a minor way as well as other stuff. BASH uses hero points and hero dice. Hero points let you spend dice to help with a success. Let's say you need just 2 more points to keep that atom bomb from going off, you can do that. Hero allows you do things like appear somewhere that would not normally appear at, add to a die roll by rolling an extra die, and my favorite, the power stunt that allows to do something unique with your one time in a creative way. The key to these mechanics contrivances is that they are finite. You don't have an unlimited number of these so they need to be used judiciously. You basically save that mechanic for the time you need it.
So far it has worked out fine.
starblaze reacted to Greywind in Heroic Narratives, Or I Love Champions But...
Was it awesome? No. The character was competent. He was very good at what he did. Guns were never supposed to be part of what he did. But the constant failures trying to use a gun in combat became part of the game and commentary. With hero points that never would have happened. You roll the dice and take your chances and role-play the results.
"I've got his gun. I'm going to shoot the other guy."
"Just throw the gun at him!"
"Because you want to hit him!"
starblaze got a reaction from Mimer in Marvel Sentinels for Champions (the mutant-hunting robot kind)
Here is a link to some write ups
starblaze got a reaction from steriaca in Champions 2050
There was a Star Hero adventure called the Helmet of Doctor Destroyer. In the adventure there is a reference to Dr. D dying from a simple heart attack because of old age. One weakness he had was that he couldn't extend his life span and eventually died of natural causes.
starblaze got a reaction from pinecone in 1st Edition Champions review on Save for Half
So after hearing numerous reviews of Marvel FASERIP and Villains and Vigilantes we finally get some love for Champions. I did enjoy the podcast although I didn't agree with everything they said. Still nice to see my longtime favorite supers game get some attention.
starblaze got a reaction from KawangaKid in Actual 5th ed. 250 point heroes.
Here is mine:
The Original Captain Marvel
Val Char Cost Roll Notes
70 STR 0 23- Lift 409.6tons; 14d6
23 DEX 9 14- OCV: 8/DCV: 8
34 CON 8 16-
30 INT 0 15- PER Roll 15-
15 EGO 10 12- ECV: 5
10 PRE 0 11- PRE Attack: 2d6
7 SPD 7 Phases: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
15+15 PD 1 Total: 15/30 PD (0/15 rPD)
8+15 ED 1 Total: 8/23 ED (0/15 rED)
21 REC 0
68 END 0
10 BODY 0
62 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 36
Movement: Running: 6"/12"
Cost Powers END
THE POWER OF SHAZAM!, all slots Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼)
13 1) Solomon Wisdom!: +20 INT (20 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼)
37 2) Hercules Strength!: +60 STR (60 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼) (Modifiers affect Base Characteristic) 6
27 3) Atlas Stamina: +20 CON (40 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼)
33 4) Zeus Power!: Energy Blast 10d6 (50 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼) 5
30 5) Achilles Courage!: Armor (15 PD/15 ED) (45 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼) 0
67 6) (Total: 100 Active Cost, 67 Real Cost) +10 DEX (30 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼) (Real Cost: 20) plus +3 SPD (30 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼) (Real Cost: 20) plus Flight 20" (40 Active Points); Only In Heroic Identity (-¼), Incantations (-¼) (Real Cost: 27) 4
2 Systems Operation (Radio) 15-
3 Streetwise 11-
2 Survival (Urban) 15-
Total Powers & Skill Cost: 214
Total Cost: 250
100+ Matching Complications
15 Identity, Secret: (Very Frequently; Minor)
15 Hunted: Black Adam 11- (As Pow; Harshly Punish)
25 Hunted: Dr. Sivana 14- (As Pow; NCI; Harshly Punish)
20 Psychological Limitation: Code vs. Killing (Common; Total)
10 Minor: (Occasionally; Major)
20 Hunted: Mr. Mind 11- (Mo Pow; Harshly Punish)
20 Shy: (Common; Total)
15 Dependent NPC: Mr Tawny 11- (Normal)
10 Dependent NPC: Uncle Marvel 8- (Normal)
Total Complications Points: 250
starblaze got a reaction from Pariah in Third Edition Renaissance
Well the fact that unlike other systems out there change all the time Champions has always been pretty much the same game. You can take a 1st edition character and convert him to a later edition and actually not jump through too many hoops to get there.