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  1. Enjoy this draft. Mingombe The Kingdom of Mingombe (“ubukumkani buka-Mingombe” in Xhosa) is a sovereign nation in the continent of Africa. It is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The name Mingombe roughly translates to "people" (in Bentu). Mingombe has a population of about four million. Its capital and largest city is Mbazi. The two official languages in Mingombe are Xhosa and Bantu. Approximately 74 percent of Mingombeans speak Xhosa. The Kingdom of Mingombe is located in central sub-Saharan Africa, bordered to the north by the Republic of the Congo, to the southeast by Zambia, and to the southwest by Angola. The country lies between latitudes 6°N and 14°S, and longitudes 18°W and 28°E. It is just south of the Equator. The size of Mingombe, 240,000 square miles, is slightly greater than the area of France. The Mingombe government is a constitutional monarchy. The King of Mingombe, [To be named], holds formal authority and acts as a non-party political head of state under the constitution, with the government operating in the monarch's name. Mingombe has vast mineral and petroleum reserves, and its economy is among the fastest-growing in the world. The standard of living remains high for most of the population, however. Mingombe has a tropical climate, with high annual rainfall supporting several forest regions. As a result of the geology of the region, a huge amount of mineral wealth has been exposed (and is thus accessible to mining) throughout the country. Cobalt, cadmium, diamonds (both industrial and gem-quality), precious metals (gold, silver, copper, zinc, manganese, tin), as well as germanium, uranium, radium, bauxite, iron ore, and coal are all plentiful, particularly in the eastern part of the country. Rarer metals, such as vitaenium and dynamium are also available, here. In [Date TBD], a meteor landed in Mingombe, which contained a large deposit of edurium, the strongest metal known, making Mingombe the only source of the alien metal on Earth.
  2. Great memory! It's actually the Paranormal Alert Response Team, but you win a no-prize anyway!
  3. In our published setting it's the Paranormal Alert Response Team (P.A.R.T.). Advances in equipment since the original book will see them utilizing special powered armor (see below). The Sheriff's Department has it's own version, called the Sheriff's Armored Felony Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) Team. It's a team of highly trained deputies in powered armor, much like the City's PART unit. The basic powered armor used by both teams is based on the Cavalier armor of the 1990s. It has anti-ballistic plates, basic air filtration, enhanced strength, an enhanced sensory suite, communications system, a handful of defensive systems, and less-lethal weapons available, all monitored and controlled via a modern Heads Up Display (HUD). Additional modules are available which convert the suit to a more specialized role. These include the Flight module, Lethal Force module (sometimes called the "sniper suit"), a Heavy Weapons module (called "big guns"), and an Environmental module (called the "Haz-Mat" suit). There are four squads of six deputies each. Each squad has two Flight units, two Heavy Weapons units, and two Lethal Force units. (The SAFE team does not maintian any Environmental units.)
  4. We don't have a specific military unit with that mission. Nothing like P.A.R.T. at this point, at least not publicly known... Are you thinking along the lines of a group of military folks in Cavalier armor?
  5. I just finished writing up the Army National Guard Units. I'd be happy to send them to you to look over.
  6. I don't think we're going to be writing up any Navy units for San Angelo, unless you count the Coast Guard Air Station (or recruiters). But thank you. Maybe for an Angel Beach supplement down the road.
  7. This is an interesting discussion, full of some great ideas and points.
  8. I could use some assistance for the ANG units. Anyone have some experience and background with said unit types?
  9. In a nod to my favorite cop show, the San Angelo Police Department has been given special "rockers" designating specific precincts and some special units. Here they are.
  10. I've been playing with some award and medal designs and doing mock-ups of uniforms, using Photoshop to add agency patches, etc., to actual uniform shirts. Here are a couple of samples.
  11. In honor of the recent National Police Week, we present the San Angelo area law enforcement agency patches. Enjoy.
  12. Taking your military characters to Southern California for an exercise or deploying them to Southwest Asia? Try these patches. Cheers!
  13. I updated the images, so I've deleted the old image.
  14. One of the things I've been doing of late is updating some of the military material for San Angelo: City of Heroes Vol. 2. Specifically, the military units at Forgan AFB. Here are the unit patches we created. It's not every unit, but we did logos for the 967th Airlift Wing, the main Groups, and a few of the squadrons that characters would be most likely to interact with in-game. Enjoy.
  15. Something from the San Angelo: City of Heroes update I'm working on. Enjoy! Reapers MC The Reapers Motorcycle Club has a chapter in San Angelo. The Reapers are a predominantly white club, though they don't have any actual club prohibitions against other races prospecting. The Reapers have been around since the 1960s. The mother chapter is in Stanislaus County, about an hour's ride away. The Reapers MC is involved in drug trafficking, weapons sales, prostitution, and the adult film business. They have a mutual respect with the Aztecs MC, with whom they've done business on a number of occasions. The Reapers clubhouse is located near Garrett's Landing in rural San Angelo county.
  16. Actually, there are two National Guard armories in the original SA:CoH book.
  17. Here's another update to the setting I thought you folks would like to see. Team Savior Boiz (TSB) A group of six full-powered meta-human teens has effective “leadership” of the Exiles gang, at least in terms of notoriety and popularity. The members' "stage names" include Dominace, Spyker, Razor (the leader), Mana, J-Hood, Arc, and Askari. They liken themselves to the equivalent of a meta-human K-Pop boy band. The group claims to commit acts “in solidarity with disenfranchised and underrepresented youth.” The reality is that they are teens drunk with their own power(s), who commit criminal and violent acts in the name of the Exiles. Most other members think TSB is “lit,” but a growing number disapprove of their behavior and the negative reputation that all Exiles are gaining as a result. Today, thanks to social media, TSB and the Exiles have both gained a lot of attention. They have a nearly cult status among disenfranchised teens. The Exiles have a following of about 25,000 so-called “normal” young people in San Angelo, and another 670,000 throughout the world. Each of the members of TSB have legions of female fans who follow them on social media. Members: Amir Bahar (aka Dominace) Brandon Weber (aka Spyker) Jae Lee (aka Razor) Jason Maivia (aka Mana) Kevin Lee (aka J-Hood) Ramesh Singh, (aka Arc) Stephon Thomas (aka Askari)
  18. Of course not. And any member of the Vipers MC will tell you that straight to your face.
  19. Pat and I ran a campaign for many years in a world based on our own city but with supers. It ended up being the basis of a setting book we published a long time ago.
  20. 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)
  21. The quotes from San Angelo citizens were a popular element of our books Here's one for the update. "Have you been to New Faith United? Oh my gosh, it is an amazing church! You walk and, like, instantly feel welcomed. The people and so friendly and nice to be around. We absolutely love the Pastor and his preaching style. The messages are just so powerful and informative. They are an affirming church, too. That's important, you know. Did you know that Corona got married there?" -- Emily Strathers, 24, LGBTQ Community Center volunteer
  22. Minor correction: "Gold Rush Games" is three words. And not to worry; we are in touch with Hero Games in regards to matters like these.
  23. Oh, dear. Well, San Angelo is a pretty big market... Got ya covered. KVSA 96.5 is the university station, plus there's also KXQD 92.7, the public radio station.
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