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Christopher R Taylor

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Christopher R Taylor last won the day on August 21 2019

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  • Birthday 12/09/1965

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    Gaming, Theology, History, Music, Outdoors, Automotive and Airplane technology, Art
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    Author and illustrator

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  1. The original adventure had Armadillo, Bluejay, Brick, Cheshire Cat, Dragonfly, Green Dragon, Howler, Icicle, and Pulsar. Rather than be too specifically out of the VIPER books I want villains who are super simple and easy to understand, with really stripped down powers not requiring knowledge of the game to understand (so no multipowers, etc). This is meant to be a super beginners basic book so we don't want anything that is too complicated.
  2. Again, it depends, I think. You can make more than one focus, but you would probably need to buy that odd 5 point "doubles the power" adder.
  3. Stretching and extra limbs with Does Not Cross Intervening Space seems the simplest way to build it. You could also use "summon animate arm" and build a disembodied arm
  4. Focus is kind of nebulous in some ways; you can create a focus that is self-acting (anyone can get it and manipulate it, or take it somewhere else). Then there is the "material component" concept D&D uses where you need x thing to make y effect, but its not contained in that item any longer and is typically consumed. There's some need for a bit of differentiation and some rules examination on focus.
  5. Yeah, buy it as a focus, it immediately becomes portable and anyone can use it. Just like you'd buy a flashlight.
  6. Well, the problem is that Hero is incredibly consistent and works well across all sorts of various situations and builds. You can take a blast and do all these different hosts of things with it and it just works that way without special rules or exceptions. There are some but they work consistently across the rules (such as the "special attack" rule for autofire). That's why little quibbling exceptions or rules for single instances on one power like that really annoy me: it breaks the system and requires people to look through the rules carefully to make sure they didn't violate Rule 5, Sub
  7. Well whether or not that concept made it to 6th edition, its... wrong. In any campaign I run, that rule doesn't exist. By definition, area effect powers apply equally to all creatures in the area. Drain, Flash, Blast, it doesn't matter. Just because "this will be hella effective!" doesn't mean you ignore that basic Hero rule. If you feel too uncomfortable with that, you could treat the AE as a "special" attack like the way autofire works, so it takes an extra +1 advantage but "we're gonna break the rules because some dude in my campaign bought this and I didn't like it" does not
  8. Yeah at that level of character you're not really building anything, its just GM fiat.
  9. I think that's it in a nutshell, basically an exaggeration of Hill folk and their skill and personal health. But the shooting isn't too much of an exaggeration; they had to be that good. When you could barely afford lead to make one bullet, you had to make every shot count. The stories are jaw-dropping, including one little gal named Annie Oakley.
  10. Rogue is easily the most expensive character in the marvel universe to build, bar none. Even after draining all of Captain Marvel's powers she still has enough to soak up the entire X-Men and fight a bad guy in one of the graphic novels. She's crazy powerful. She drained all the Avengers, including Thor, back before she took down Captain Marvel. And that "the longer the contact, the longer I keep the powers" thing is even more expensive. She's basically a plot device. Heinous bad guy, though. That said, it does take a while for her to slurp up everything from a pow
  11. Other than that it affects each and every character in the area and gives you their stats, you mean? How on earth would it be useless? Correct, which brings up one of the many drawbacks of the current system. It makes certain kinds of builds easier, others very difficult, and clutters up character sheets needlessly. There is a workaround to Aid, and that's to give someone a power using Usable By Others at the minimum level (1 point of Power Defense, for example), then Aid that. The Aid stays on the target even when you end the UBO. But don't try to slip t
  12.  Let me know what yo0u need art wise. as my schedule is opening up around the middle of March, so I am available for art. Give me the specification in terms of sizes and resolutions needed.

    I assume B/W? I would have to charge for Color, though, as it takes longer.

    Let me know what I can do, as I think the project is MUCH needed, these days.

     

    Contact info 

    scott.ruggels@gmail.com

    Moghero#9403 on Discord.

     

    1. Christopher R Taylor

      Christopher R Taylor

      March sounds good, by then I should be able to have most if not all the rough draft finished and have a good idea what we'll need.  I want to hash out the prebuilt PCs before I get far into the Player Book and maybe we can work out some designs.

       

      By the way, do you know how to contact Pat Zircher?  I know he's big(ger) time these days, but I wonder if we couldn't get him to donate a piece for the cover, for old times sake.  After all he got his start in Champions and may even still play.

    2. Scott Ruggels

      Scott Ruggels

      I do not know of how to contact him other than he is on Twitter, and he apparently is fairly prickly to deal with these days. Not sure of "Donation" as a word would work. Lots of 50 year plus Comics pros are available, but I think most of not all wopuld insist on some payment for a cover commission. (Color costing money, ect.) But look around, as you might find someone who is taking commissions,  and who worked for the big two in the 90's.

       

  13.  Let me know what yo0u need art wise. as my schedule is opening up around the middle of March, so I am available for art. Give me the specification in terms of sizes and resolutions needed.

    I assume B/W? I would have to charge for Color, though, as it takes longer.

    Let me know what I can do, as I think the project is MUCH needed, these days.

  14. Firefist sounds like something from one of the Challenges for Champions or another adventure
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