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by Ares
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)

One of the things I've always had trouble suspending disbelief with in superhero comics is people having relationships with non-human/monstrous looking characters, yes I know personality can be a turn on and is something that can lead to love but I still find it weird, and that's not even taking in...
by Ares
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)

As for Hazmat, I just found her completely unlikable. And I like characters who have some pathos and turmoil, folks like Wildfire who is basically Hazmat but even worse off. But Hazmat was just . . . well, for lack of a better word, a real b*tch. I mean, I get it. She's a teenage girl in a really cr...
by Ares
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)

One of the things I've always had trouble suspending disbelief with in superhero comics is people having relationships with non-human/monstrous looking characters, yes I know personality can be a turn on and is something that can lead to love but I still find it weird, and that's not even taking in...
by Ares
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)

I always felt bad for Mettle. Guy was the legitimately nicest and most heroic person on his team for the most part, he looked like the unholy love child of the Red Skull and Colossus, he was the chosen sacrificial lamb to make it clear that the stakes in Avengers: Battle Royal were for real, but mos...
by Ares
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Toys, Board Games and Video Games
Topic: Battletech
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Battletech

That looks frickin awesome. And you clearly invested quite a bit into those Heroscope tiles. My exposure to Battletech has been very limited. I watched the cartoon back in the 90s (because I watched almost EVERY cartoon series produced when I was a kid, and a lot of the ones that weren't), read some...
by Ares
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: The Gamers Handbook
Topic: Power Talk: Discussing the Effectiveness of Effects
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Power Talk: Discussing the Effectiveness of Effects

That's a very impressive and comprehensive analysis. I'm curious what others will have to say, as I'm going to need to re-read this a couple of times to fully digest it. But if you're planning to examine other Powers in a similar manner, then this is going to be quite the interesting thread. Though ...
by Ares
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Mountain Giants! Worm Wraith! Dinosaurs!)
Replies: 901
Views: 33643

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds (Mountain Giants! Worm Wraith! Dinosaurs!)

One word, man: Riathenors A Google Search indicates those were in Aliens Unlimited , but I don't see them in my PDF copy. Did they rip off the Xenomorphs, too? Aliens Unlimited had a few extra books, including the Galaxy Guide which has the Riathenor. To give you an idea: https://www.somethingawful...
by Ares
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Cryotek! Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm!)

One thing that I thought was cool about the holograms on the vehicles in the show was that they would summon various attacks and features. Like the Lancer Cycle's canopy would create two hands that would form a magical Hadouken between them and launch it as an energy blast at a target. I believe the...
by Ares
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Jessica Cruz! Star Boy! The Fatal Five! Visionaries!)

Just one of those weird things in fiction where a character can turn into one of the most feared predators on the planet and still be considered useless. Thing is, given most civilizations need to be near a reliable source of water to live, Virulina's tactics should really have involved trying to ge...
by Ares
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Jessica Cruz! Star Boy! The Fatal Five! Visionaries!)

Witterquick was kind of interesting to me as a kid, since between the blonde hair, color scheme and speed theme, he was like some fantasy version of the Barry Allen Flash. Lexor was interesting in that he was amusing to torment, but his cowardice and lying nature actually came in useful. He was the ...
by Ares
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Jessica Cruz! Star Boy! The Fatal Five! Visionaries!)

Behold- the greatest scene in cartoon history: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3YnygkOvC9k Heheh, ahhhh, good times. It was weird initially hearing Cobra Commander and Starscream's voice coming out of this massive, angry ass kicker, but it worked. And honestly, he probably enjoyed the change of pace....
by Ares
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Jessica Cruz! Star Boy! Miss Martian! The Fatal Five!)

The Visionaries in general were a fun concept, and just an example of how full of creativity and energy the 80s were. They got a brief revival recently as part of the shared Hasbro-verse that IDW was putting out, but due to the creative team and some bad decisions, it didn't really go anywhere. Ther...
by Ares
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Cindarr! Leoric! Darkstorm! Vehicles! Avengers Academy!)
Replies: 17987
Views: 1057677

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Jessica Cruz! Star Boy! Miss Martian! The Fatal Five!)

Ooh! Ooh! Something from the 80s that had either a cartoon or a toyline (or both!)! I can contribute to this!
by Ares
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 562
Views: 29393

Re: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.

Well, DC Comics just showed they have a sense of humor. They're apparently letting Zoë Quinn write the Batman/Superman book.
by Ares
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Mountain Giants! Worm Wraith! Dinosaurs!)
Replies: 901
Views: 33643

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds (Mountain Giants! Worm Wraith! Dinosaurs!)

Just gotta say, dinosaurs in a western setting is just awesome. Dinosaurs in a post-apocalyptic western setting with mutants, magic, cybernetics and psionics is just metal.