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  1. Two possible names for your consideration: Magpie - Inspired by the myth that magpie birds are attracted to (and steal) shiny objects and Rossini's opera La Gazza Ladra ("The Thieving Magpie") Mirage - Since she can teleport in and out to steal with the infamous, "Now you see me, now you don't..."
  2. Unfortunately, my access to Champions sourcebooks were limited to only the main books for Third and Fourth Edition, New Millennium, more recently Champions Complete along with the occasional Adventurers Club issue that came sporadically in the early to mid-1990s. As a result, I didn't really use VIPER or other major villain organizations published by Hero Games and had to adapt or create my own. Since most of the players I had were relatively new to the superhero genre, name recognition mattered so I incorporated villains they were familiar with from mainstream media or comics (e.g. Joker, Dr. Doom, etc.) Within the past few years, I was able to pick up a copy of Classic Enemies, Enemies III, and International Enemies and made an ad-hoc villain mercenary team that comprised of updated versions of Binder, Goldbug, Demonfire, Armadillo, and a couple others that were featured when I ran Champions for game conventions.
  3. Hi, everyone! I just posted Hero Designer files and PDF writeups for King Arthur Pendragon, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot of the Lake in the downloads section from British legends. If there's sufficient interest, I may come up with writeups for some of the Knights of the Round Table and assorted villain knights they faced such as Mordred, Turquine, etc. https://www.herogames.com/files/file/526-king-arthur-queen-guinevere-and-sir-lancelot/
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    Attached are the Hero Designer Files and Adobe PDFs for King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot from British legends. Some designer notes: 1) I adapted this version of King Arthur Pendragon from some stories I read where part of his lineage is from the Fae through his mother, Igraine. As a result, Arthur has a longer lifespan than mortal men and has the ability to transform into a raven. This transformation enabled him to travel indiscreetly to scout out the best knights of the realm to recruit into his ranks at Camelot. 2) Sir Lancelot of the Lake is equipped with an enchanted sword known as Arondight. 3) Queen Guinevere is depicted as blonde, as the versions I read described her with golden blonde hair like sunlight.
  5. A concept for your consideration is that the "villain" is really just an ordinary-looking guy or gal who's a bit naive and tags along with a villain that indirectly taps into that person's luck to accomplish his or her criminal goals or avoid trouble from the heroes. Basically, he or she is a "living lucky charm" for that villain. Some examples: 1) The villain breaks into a sophisticated vault storing some type of invaluable artifact and because of the luck of the other, all of the alarms, backups, and fail safes all mysteriously malfunction at the same time. Police cars that pursue afterwards stall due to engine failure from a rare malfunction, and so on. 2) Heroes' devices mysteriously malfunction or spoken spells invoked aloud are misspoken from a fly that slips into his or her mouth at the critical moment and cause problems ("Klatuu....barada...niktooooo....uh-oh...!") 3) The "luck" causes small misfortunes around them to happen (car accidents, hotdog carts that malfunction and explode, etc.), drawing the heroes' attention away to rescue and save lives and enable the villains to escape.
  6. Some occupation ideas that allow player independence to come and go, not necessarily financial stability, with some possible story arc seeds: 1. Personal trainer - Helps explain the enhanced physique πŸ˜‰ 2. Private practice physician or physical therapist 3. Substitute teacher since they work part-time, which can be connected to a complication of being financially strapped πŸ™ƒ 4. Independent web blogger or designer, having a similar complication to the substitute teacher 5. Game designer (Mayfair Games listed this occupation in the DC Heroes RPG as an example where the players wealth would be 1 or 2, meaning struggling financially) 6. Consultant (Financial, Business, Marketing, Analytical, Military, etc.) 7. Explorer/Adventurer/Treasure Seeker (think Indiana Jones) 8. Social Worker - This would be especially good for a street-level player character, similar to how Marvel's Daredevil/Matt Murdoch is a lawyer representing working class/lower working class people 9. Private Detective - Imagine if the members of Charlie's Angels had some form of super-powers. Even at street-level, there's a lot of potential. 10. General/Semi-skilled Laborer - Blue collar "jack of all trades" who works short-term construction and repair jobs.
  7. Some thematic ideas for your consideration: - Dependent NPC: One of her adoptive family members who she's close to, like a younger or older sibling or adoptive parent(s). - Professional Rivalry: Hope is young, powerful, and relatively new to her home city, and inadvertently rubs an existing hero (or heroine) who is less powerful than she is the wrong way to where he or she is now jealous of her. This creates problems where the rival now ignores his or her better judgment in an attempt to outdo Hope. An example would be the rival hero taking on a significantly more powerful villain alone when he or she would have normally worked with his or her teammates. - Social Complication: Unfamiliar with Earth culture. She may not understand Earth culture aspects like social media, paparazzi, etc. - Social Complication: Excessive popularity where fans swarm towards her when she's in action, distracting her since the fans are now targets or hostages to be used (or exploited) by the villain(s) she's fighting. The frequency of this happening would impact the number of points.
  8. Some names for your consideration: Hagane No Ken, which is Japanese for "Steel Fist" Dian Xue, which is Chinese for "Vital Attack Point" TiΔ›pΓ­, pronounced, "Tee-yeh-pea", which is Chinese for "Iron Skin" Doragonken, which is Japanese for "Dragon Fist" Hope that they help. Good luck!
  9. My first experience with Champions was Third Edition (it was a gift I received) in the late 1980s and have collected/played various Hero System games ever since. Most recently, I have been using Champions Complete and Fantasy Hero Complete at local game events along with converting previous campaign materials to 6th Edition. Although 6th Edition has its strengths over previous versions, I still find myself drawn to those earlier editions for various reasons (e.g. graphic design, style/tone of writing), especially when introducing Champions to brand new players who would be turned off by the rules-heavy nature of 5th and 6th Edition. Have other people in this forum experienced this also?
  10. Some speedster names I've created and/or adapted: Slipstream Lightspeed Captain Speed Interceptor Quickfire
  11. The power level of any character really is up to the GM, just as how powerful that character is portrayed in the comics is up to the writer. For example, I once came across a fan's Champions write-up for the Grant Morrison version of Batman and it was somewhere around 1,000 points (I can't recall for which edition). Aquaman could easily be considered a powerful hero given that his physical strength, skin, and bone density are able to survive the high pressure depths of the ocean and has advanced senses from being able to see in the darkest of seas. Add in the powers from wielding the Trident of Poseidon, and he could potentially rank up there. I've only read a couple dozen JLA and related issues from the different time periods (early to mid 1980s, early 1990s, and early 2000s) but saw how Aquaman's power level varied from writer to writer, just like he will vary from GM to GM's interpretation from comics, movies, TV shows, and conversions from other game systems like Mayfair's DC Heroes and Green Ronin's DC Adventures.πŸ˜‰
  12. Hi, Everyone! I just posted some character write-ups for heroes featured in the fantasy RPG game Shining Force for the Sega Genesis console in an exercise of fun nostalgia. I tried to keep the write-ups simple and are intended for new players in the Hero System. Special thanks to Killer Shrike for his package deal write-ups on Centaurs and Dwarves that helped me develop these character conversions. Enjoy! πŸ™‚
  13. Shining Force View File Around the mid to late 1990s, there was a long gap for me in being able to participate in RPG sessions. To fill that void, I played Shining Force and Shining Force II on the Sega Genesis console. They were fun games at the time and "scratched that proverbial itch." More recently, I saw them being featured on the re-released Sega Genesis 30th Anniversary console as part of the 40-game package provided. Seeing it again made me feel nostalgic, so I wrote up stats for some of the key characters. My intent was to keep those characters simple and reasonably replicate them from the game. If used them at an event, they would be for players who were new to the Hero System. The characters featured are Maximillian (main hero the player uses), Mae (centaur knight), Anri (human mage), and Luke (dwarf fighter) in a Zip file with Adobe pdf and Hero Designer files. Enjoy! πŸ™‚ Submitter fdw3773 Submitted 05/29/2020 Category Characters Rules Version HERO System 6th Edition  
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    Around the mid to late 1990s, there was a long gap for me in being able to participate in RPG sessions. To fill that void, I played Shining Force and Shining Force II on the Sega Genesis console. They were fun games at the time and "scratched that proverbial itch." More recently, I saw them being featured on the re-released Sega Genesis 30th Anniversary console as part of the 40-game package provided. Seeing it again made me feel nostalgic, so I wrote up stats for some of the key characters. My intent was to keep those characters simple and reasonably replicate them from the game. If used them at an event, they would be for players who were new to the Hero System. The characters featured are Maximillian (main hero the player uses), Mae (centaur knight), Anri (human mage), and Luke (dwarf fighter) in a Zip file with Adobe pdf and Hero Designer files. Enjoy! πŸ™‚
  15. I use 6th Edition rules from Champions Complete. Instead of running a campaign, I host sessions at game conventions and RPG charity events where players select a pre-generated character from the DC or Marvel Universe for a scenario. The scenario is designed so that characters from different universes can participate in the same adventure. In terms of points, I follow the general guidelines in the Champions Complete rules. Here's a quick run-down and examples of characters I've developed using those general benchmarks: 300 CPs = Low-powered/Youthful/Street level heroes (Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Huntress from Justice League, Beast Boy from Teen Titans, Jubilee from X-Men) 400 CPs = Standard Heroes (Cyclops and Beast from X-Men) 500 CPs = High Powered Heroes (Captain America, Power Girl, Colossus, Rogue) 600 CPs = Extremely Powerful Heroes (Batman, Green Lantern, Storm, Wonder Woman) 750 CPs = Cosmically Powerful Heroes (Superman) Hope this helps!
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