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by Ares
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (INVINCIBLE! The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate!)

I tend to agree. I've really struggled with how to integrate Mark and the Invincible-verse into the Thorpocaverse overall over the years. I know I want them there, but it's been hard to figure out how they all fit. I'll have to keep thinking about it, I guess. But I did love the series overall and ...
by Ares
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: RPG Settings and Systems you just can't stand.
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: RPG Settings and Systems you just can't stand.

Another setting I couldn't really stand was DragonLance. I mean, as a generic fantasy setting it was mostly okay, but there was one thing about said setting that really annoyed me: the gods. See, the gods of DragonLance have this very weird idea about balance. They believe in maintaining the balance...
by Ares
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 72
Views: 3735

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

Well, Marvel is finally canceling a lot of their low selling books that were being kept around for the sake of identity politics, so that's a good thing. Superman will supposedly be getting his red trunks back, which is also a good thing. Bendis is coming over to DC, which could be good or bad. Ulti...
by Ares
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (INVINCIBLE! The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate!)

The Mauler Twins were probably one of my favorite parts of the Invincible setting. They just had a very "classic" comic book feel, the kind of thing Grant Morrison would have come up with on his All-Star Superman / JLA / Thunderworld days (as opposed to metafiction nonsense like his Final Crisis stu...
by Ares
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Black Tom! The Beast! Pacific Overlords! INVINCIBLE!)

Right. In addition to the "Now I'm going to not hesitate to kill-WAIT WHAT AM I DOING" moment, that was one of the legitimate moral quandaries of the series. I would be pretty guilt ridden about not saving those people, but I'd also probably have to view it the same way of "going back in time to kil...
by Ares
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Black Tom! The Beast! Pacific Overlords! INVINCIBLE!)

You know, Mark could actually be the perfect example of why superheroes NEED a secret identity and a normal life. Mark basically focused on being a superhero to the exclusion of all else, he spent most of his career being told by other people what to do, and his style of combat is exclusively about...
by Ares
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Black Tom! The Beast! Pacific Overlords! INVINCIBLE!)

You know, Mark could actually be the perfect example of why superheroes NEED a secret identity and a normal life. Mark basically focused on being a superhero to the exclusion of all else, he spent most of his career being told by other people what to do, and his style of combat is exclusively about ...
by Ares
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Dr. Demonicus

https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/117763/3276490-ohotmu+new+avengers+%231+-+page+22.jpg DOCTOR DEMONICUS (Dr. Douglas Birely) Created By: Doug Moench & Tom Sutton First Appearance: Godzilla #4 (Nov. 1977) Role: Mad Scientist, Evil Geneticist The thing I loved about Dr. Demonicus (tha...
by Ares
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Black Goliath! Black Talons! Blink! Black Tom Cassidy!)

Black Brigade seems like a cool concept messed up by 90s sensibilities. A guy in power armor who controls a small squad of combat drones is actually kind of an awesome idea. Thinking about Dane and my "fix" story makes me realize that if I did get to work for Marvel, my initial idea would likely be ...
by Ares
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Black Goliath! Black Talons! Blink! Black Tom Cassidy!)

Damn, that's more thought than I've ever put into the Black Knight, and I've built three versions of the damn character. Gotta love your "Red Guardians", as always :). The Black Knight was never an A-List character, but I always loved the concept. A scientist takes up a family mantle to redeem the ...
by Ares
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Black Goliath! Black Talons! Blink! Black Tom Cassidy!)

Damn, that's more thought than I've ever put into the Black Knight, and I've built three versions of the damn character. Gotta love your "Red Guardians", as always :). The Black Knight was never an A-List character, but I always loved the concept. A scientist takes up a family mantle to redeem the ...
by Ares
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Black Goliath! Black Talons! Blink! Black Tom Cassidy!)

Bloodwraith honestly seemed like a good final end place for the Ebony Blade. After a certain point, that damn sword was just way more trouble than it was worth. The idea of it being used by a villain made a lot of sense, given the Blood Curse that had been the bane of the blade's users ever since th...
by Ares
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Bishop! Black Swan, Black Goliath & Black Talons! Blink!)

You know, I'm reading some of my old Captain America issues, and frankly, for all that the comic creators of the last 3 or 4 years like to pat themselves on the back for bringing diversity to comics, it's amazing how diverse a Captain America comic in 1982. Steve is dating a Jewish girl, he lives i...
by Ares
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Bishop! Black Swan, Black Goliath & Black Talons! Blink!)

You know, I'm reading some of my old Captain America issues, and frankly, for all that the comic creators of the last 3 or 4 years like to pat themselves on the back for bringing diversity to comics, it's amazing how diverse a Captain America comic in 1982. Steve is dating a Jewish girl, he lives i...
by Ares
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (The Maulers! The Immortal! Dupli-Kate! Omni-Man!)
Replies: 8338
Views: 395057

Re: Jab's Builds! (Bishop! Black Swan, Black Goliath & Black Talons! Blink!)

Baron Brimstone. I am so stealing that name for something. I can't believe they wasted such an awesome old school villain name on a guy like this.