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Boll Weevil

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  1. I like it. My namesake character, Boll Weevil, would be literally too crazy to die.
  2. I'd like to see a simple knockback calculator. Input distance traveled and what lies behind (wall 10 meters, 5pd 10 body). Calculate total distance traveled and damage.
  3. Thanks for the explanations. I guess my confusion was that it was always mentioned as a martial maneuver and not listed in core rules. I like the idea and it does simulate something I see in comics often. Like many of the "brick tricks", I plan to allow it in my games as a thing anyone with the right set of powers/skills/situation can do.
  4. Then it is settled. Champions Battleground II shall include Pee Wee's Playhouse.
  5. I wonder if anyone here has tried to build an object (walls, floors, computer banks, bank vaults, etc) as a character in HD? I understand that walls would be difficult since you would need to make a separate record for each location but it would be an interesting experiment. You could then include the elements of the environment into a Combat Record and have that available as a target in the Combat Manager. Since an object wouldn't have a SPD, it wouldn't come up in the combat order. All you would need to add is PD and ED with any applicable rDef or Power Defense. You could eve add Powers like force fields and such. Sure, the "character" would have the default characteristics of STR, SPD etc but those can be ignored. Is this a weird thing to do, I can't tell any more.
  6. Forgive me if this is a distraction from the thread but could someone please explain what exactly a Flying Dodge is? In real world terms, what is it a character is trying to do? I have seen Flying Dodge talked about but never knew what it was. Thanks!
  7. Hi, Steve. It just occurred to me I have been on this board since the beginning and have never posted a question here I have been using Hand Attack adders (eg. +4d6 HA) for years and, for some reason, this question had never come up. Say I have a character with 10 STR (so, 2d6 punch) with a +4d6 HA adder defined as an electric shock gauntlet. My normal punch would be defensible with PD but my HA is defined as vs ED. Do I now have a 6d6 punch vs ED or do I have to split the damage between PD & ED?
  8. There was an Elrod of Melvinbone in the Cerebus comic. Always one of my favorites.
  9. Hi, Heroes. I am in the process of making some battle maps for some games I am planning. These will be very specifically battle mats, meaning I will use them for epic battles. For the inside of buildings or subway tunnels (most of the game, really) I am happy to rough sketch the area on a piece of paper. For a full on battle royale I enjoy the old school battle map of a city block or giant temple. I used the hell out of the map that came with my 3rd edition game. That bank and Rosie's Diner still can't get affordable insurance 30 years later. If I make a battle mat say 4x3', one that takes up most of my gaming table, what scale would you suggest? I don't really use miniatures much so I'm not familiar with their general scale. I also use 6th ed so this will be my first map without hexes although I may keep them for nostalgia purposes. I can easily scale the squares (or hexes) to be 1/meter or so. So, if I make a map with a pretty good overhead view of a city block or some such how many meters would you fit to an inch given that the overall map is 48x36 inches? For users of traditional miniatures, that scale may be proscribed by the size of ur doodz.
  10. My usernamesake, Boll Weevil was based on Howling Mad Murdock from The A Team. That show started in 1983 when I first started playing Champions. Who knew ol' BW would be around longer than the biggest show on TV.
  11. I just downloaded the app and it works great. I love the features it has now even as a work in progress. Great job!! I haven't tried uploading a character yet but the hero-specific dice roller alone makes me happy.
  12. It's been a while since I checked for locals. Anyone in Cincinnati looking for players or interested in learning how to play? I'm in West Chester now but I'm pretty open to playing anywhere in Cincinnati.
  13. Hi, Heroes. I was reading through Champions Universe 6th Edition and was surprised to see Nighthawk was no longer around. I know, as of CU:NOTW, that he had left to form Project Mongoose. I thought that was a good fit for him. Does a 6th ed version of him exist? I suppose I could make him from scratch but I though I'd check here first. Has anyone written him up in 6th ed? I still use the CU in my games and I think he would make a right fine Contact for my PC's.
  14. The Abnormals were woefully inadequate in the movement department. I can't tell you how many times they just happen to be dining at Rosie's Diner when the bank across the street was being robbed. I know..lucky, right? I wonder if Rosie's serves shawarma.
  15. Is Shadow Hunter a published character or one of your own?
  16. Are the Champions still active in this CU and, if so, what is the current roster? For mine, I (un)replaced Ironclad with an updated Obsidian, mostly because I disliked the changes that came with the Cryptic era. Defender still has his 5th ed look as well. I always liked the nod to Iron Man especially with the popularity the of MCU.
  17. Yes! When I first started playing Champions our team looked very much like the A-team with superpowers. It was 1983 and I was 14
  18. Hi, I am finally starting a Fantasy Hero game. As I've posted here before, I have been playing Champions since the early 80's but have never played Fantasy Hero. I've had the Fantasy Hero books but could never convince my group (even with D&D'ers among them) to play. I've got Fantasy Hero Complete, Turakian Age and I just ordered Fantasy Hero Battlegrounds and Monsters etc. As we begin to make our characters for the big game, I find myself falling back on the genre I know best. In a successful Superhero group, it is always good practice to have a brick, a mentalist, perhaps a speedster and a martial artist or similar nimble melee combatant. Does a Fantasy Hero group of adventurers benefit from having a diverse group of character classes that line up with this roster? I remember watching Conan the Destroyer in 1984 thinking, "Ha, this could be my old D&D group!" They had the titular barbarian strongman, mage, thief, cleric and a kickass female warrior with a staff. In your games, do you often have such obvious archetypes fulfilling the various roles or do your players just bring their favorite characters even if that means a group of four stealthy thieves storming the castle?
  19. Thanks, Tasha, but I should have been more clear. A poster on the boards shared several starting point character templates. I do have the 6e Champs book and the templates in there are a good starting point. Interestingly enough, I thought you had posted them. Apparently, my memory has gone the way of my searchfu.
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