Jump to content

borbetomagnus

HERO Member
  • Content Count

    80
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Thanks
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from shadowcat1313 in Traveller Starship Geomorphs.. new Hex Grid version   
    Thank you for the link. We're using some of these starship maps for a GURPS 3rd edition Space Opera game. I'd love it if we were using them with Traveller HERO, but the GM is a GURPS guy from way back (as am I) and getting to play in an RPGs these days is good. So, I can't complain too much.
  2. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from tkdguy in Futuristic Sports & Entertainment   
    Electric violins are cool.
     
    I once had the pleasure of watching a high school string orchestra performance lead by Mark Wood, the inventor of the solid body electric violin and co-founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and it was incredible!
  3. Thanks
    borbetomagnus reacted to tkdguy in Random SF Links   
  4. Thanks
    borbetomagnus reacted to Christopher R Taylor in Western Hero 6th edition   
    Briefly, in a section on variant types of campaigns, yeah.  My favorite Western superhero is the original Ghost Rider
     

  5. Haha
    borbetomagnus reacted to MrAgdesh in Western Hero 6th edition   
    “Conan, what is best in life?”
    ”To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their Non-Binary Gender Identifying Civil Partners”
     
    21st Century Conan. 
  6. Like
    borbetomagnus reacted to fdw3773 in Superhero Miniatures with Champions   
    I mostly use HeroClix and occasionally HorrorClix figures, along with Reaper miniatures for foes/minions. Since the Champions games I run are at conventions, players arrive and use the pre-generated characters for the scenario from the DC and Marvel Universe. At times I will also customize the figures by taking them apart and re-assembling with special modeling superglue, following by priming and then custom painting them.
     
    Here are some villain figures I custom-created:

  7. Thanks
    borbetomagnus reacted to Ninja-Bear in Superhero Miniatures with Champions   
    Old glory miniatures are still selling their Super Figs.
  8. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from Christopher R Taylor in Western Hero 6th edition   
    This is totally awesome, @Christopher R Taylor !!
     
    I've always loved the Western Hero genre book and still reference my copy of the 4th edition version.
  9. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from Sketchpad in Superhero Miniatures with Champions   
    My approach with miniatures is to not go into a tactical boardgame, but to use them to represent facing, proximity and distance, and surrounding terrain and features (buildings, vehicles, trees, etc.) appropriate to the scene. 
     
    As for figures that I've used:
     
    Marvel Hero Squad, though these are larger than typical 25-30mm figures.
    Silver Age Sentinels official figures from some years ago.
    Paper printout cardboard heroes from Autoduel Champions.
     
  10. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from GM_Champion in Star HERO Edition Comparison?   
    1) I'm not aware of links to forum threads that compare the various Star HERO editions.
    2) I can only refer to Star HERO 6E, and cite specific Powers that are appropriate to Transhumanist sci-fi. Note: Transhumanism isn't explicitly discussed in Star HERO 6E, but Cyberpunk is discussed. Here are a few page references from Star HERO 6E that discuss "transhumanist" topics without stating the term:
     
    Cyberpunk genre: pp 16 - 18 Transform power: pp 82 Alien Species chapter, specifically, Creating Alien Species, Super Intellects and uplifted animals: pp 150 Computers as Characters: pp 193 Biotechnology: pp 197 - 198 Nanotechnology: pp 199  
  11. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from tkdguy in Random SF Links   
    @tkdguy I enjoy all the links and videos in this thread. My gaming group is starting a space opera campaign and these are informative.
  12. Thanks
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from tkdguy in Miniatures   
    You may also find the Worlds of Sci-Fi miniatures by Infinity-Engine of interest.
  13. Like
    borbetomagnus reacted to shadowcat1313 in Traveller Starship Geomorphs.. new Hex Grid version   
    https://travellerrpgblog.blogspot.com/2020/08/even-more-images.html?showComment=1598672802829#c3504309321886486879
  14. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from GhostDancer in MYTHIC HERO: What Do *You* Want To See?   
    Hi Steve, 
    I know you have Chinese mythology listed, but I urge you to consider the mythological beings (gods, creatures, etc.) and folklore of Taiwan. Taiwan folklore is different than that of the mainland since it incorporates native islanders (aboriginal) myths which are unique, and a fascinating mythology in itself. Here's one site that has maintained a repository of Taiwanese folktales and traditions.
     
    Thanks in advance for considering Taiwanese mythology.
  15. Haha
    borbetomagnus reacted to goldrushg in San Angelo: City of Heroes, 20 years later   
    Of course not. And any member of the Vipers MC will tell you that straight to your face.
  16. Like
    borbetomagnus reacted to goldrushg in San Angelo: City of Heroes, 20 years later   
    Every superhero game needs bad guys... even non-super ones. Here's some more eye candy for you fans, old and new!
     
    A few criminal motorcycle gangs are active in San Angelo. Outlaw bikers are known for their beloved motorcycles, often outlandish clothing and anarchic, violent behavior. Some motorcycle gangs are national organizations with chapters in various cities. A few travel the country, and others are purely local. Every outlaw biker gang has a set of “colors,” ragged jackets emblazoned with a patch, logo or other distinctive mark. Next to his motorcycle, his colors are an outlaw biker’s proudest possession. (Source: San Angelo: City of Heroes, 1998)

  17. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from goldrushg in San Angelo: City of Heroes, 20 years later   
    Enthusiastic fan quotes for some of the San Angelo sports teams and events, especially super sports would be a great addition. How about Super Major League Baseball or Super Rugby Union? Super Soccer (Football), Super National Football League, Super NBA.... Maybe some non-realworld sports specifically for superheroes: Furious Psionic Fights, or Eldritch Arcane Duels, Around the Moon NASCAR...
  18. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from Vanguard in Danger International: Global Task Force Omega vs. the World Terror Front   
    I completely agree with your point and how you've proven it, @Chris Goodwin
     
    I'll even say that regardless of game system, having fun in a game is primarily "about campaign feel, character guidelines, and campaign setup."
  19. Thanks
    borbetomagnus reacted to Steve Long in MYTHIC HERO: What Do *You* Want To See?   
    Forgive me for not answering this latest question more quickly -- Hurricane Michael knocked out my power for the past 72 hours. On top of that, some wind god who's annoyed with me for some reason pushed a large tree over on my house, so I'm dealing with a lot right now. (If you want to see what that looks like, check my Facebook feed for a bunch of pictures. )
     
    Fortunately, LL responded with all the right answers.  I'm still working on Mythic Hero as much as possible, and hope to get back to it full-time later this month once a couple other obligations are off my desk and house repairs are underway. I am currently thick in the middle of researching Celtic Mythology, a subject so broad I've divided it into 3-4 chapters. I have a loooong way to go yet on the chapter, but it's taking shape. I'll keep y'all posted whenever I have something to announce, but in the meantime you are more than welcome to post questions here for me.
  20. Thanks
    borbetomagnus reacted to Spence in 6e Character Sheet for beginners?   
    Here is one in the download section that might do
     
     
  21. Like
    borbetomagnus reacted to Zeropoint in Danger International: Global Task Force Omega vs. the World Terror Front   
    I really appreciate the consistent "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach that has been applied to the various incarnations of the Hero System. Other than that whole "Fuzion" thing, I feel like it's been "the same game, but better" with every new edition.
     
    Lookin' at you, D&D.
  22. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from Chris Goodwin in Danger International: Global Task Force Omega vs. the World Terror Front   
    I completely agree with your point and how you've proven it, @Chris Goodwin
     
    I'll even say that regardless of game system, having fun in a game is primarily "about campaign feel, character guidelines, and campaign setup."
  23. Thanks
    borbetomagnus reacted to Tjack in Wild Wild West (TV Series)   
    It was Wild Wild West Revisited.  I just went to IMDB.com and looked up Robert Conrad and up it popped.  Maybe you can start there and track down a copy.
  24. Like
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from Brian Stanfield in San Angelo: City of Heroes, 20 years later   
    I like what you're doing with the media stations and channels. Nice logos! 
     
    How about adding a list and short description of some programming on the channels and stations. Live talk shows, or podcasts, of interest to local superheroes. Also, perhaps a local online newspaper (site, media outlet -- I'm not sure what it's called these days) with some example "headlines" and "newspaper clippings" that can be used as short scenario ideas or rumors for GMs to incorporate or use as jumping off points to start adventures and campaigns.
  25. Downvote
    borbetomagnus got a reaction from dmjalund in Superhero Cosplayers   
    The picture must have been taken with a Smart Phone. What I call "Fauxtography" ?
    Use actual camera, and buy film not pixels.
×
×
  • Create New...