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by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)
Replies: 10761
Views: 502033

Re: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)

Not every fanboy who takes the wheel is a bad thing, Christopher Priest fanboy’d for Black Panther and completely revived the character who’d been moribund since his Jungle Action days. Jim Shooter was a fanboy (and literally a boy, since he was 14) when he started writing LSH. Jeff Loeb is probabl...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds
Replies: 32
Views: 204

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds

I think I'd only ever use Warhammer as part of some kind of crossover game, where they were coming through portals and winding up in franchises I liked much better. In which case, every faction would be portrayed as legions of overpowered, gibbering insane, unreasonably aggressive invaders that need...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds
Replies: 32
Views: 204

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds

I almost used a gif of that old SNL "Jane, you ignorant slut" bit, but thought that might be pushing it. ;)
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds
Replies: 32
Views: 204

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds

I like to think of it as Warhammer: 1985 . All the insanity of WH40k, all the advanced futuristic technology that we thought we’d have in the future... of 1985. I might agree, except I f***ing hate Warhammer, 40k or 0k or Special K, all of it. The only thing I actually found amusing was a Youtube s...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds
Replies: 32
Views: 204

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds

I like to think of it as Warhammer: 1985 . All the insanity of WH40k, all the advanced futuristic technology that we thought we’d have in the future... of 1985. I might agree, except I f***ing hate Warhammer, 40k or 0k or Special K, all of it. The only thing I actually found amusing was a Youtube s...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds
Replies: 32
Views: 204

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds

The appeal to Rifts is not hard to see. It's basically Thundarr the Barbarian: The Game . I do love me some Thundarr the Barbarian. There was actually a fun fan RPG of it called "Under a Broken Moon", which is an AWESOME name for an RPG. Though to be fair, Rifts is more like Thundarr meets Fallout ...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)
Replies: 10761
Views: 502033

Re: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)

In a weird way, Wolverine is very much like Superman. Not in terms anything character related, but in that I like the CHARACTER, but I really cannot stand a lot of his fans or fanboy writers. Wolverine being able to fight the Hulk actually makes sense to me. It's a classic "strength vs skill" fight,...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: Palladium/Rifts into M&M
Replies: 139
Views: 1065

Re: Palladium/Rifts into M&M

Damn Bill, tell us how you REALLY feel. To be fair, I can easily believe everything he wrote there, given what I've seen from Palladium and Kevin over the years. It's frankly criminal that at this point there have been no major rules updates, that the only Rifts video game adaptation was a game for ...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)
Replies: 10761
Views: 502033

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Flame! Charon! A Huge, Throbbing Genis!)

I created a custom Benefit Advantage for Clark and Steve, which I call “It’s Superman!” / “It’s Captain America!” to reflect the instantaneous awe and respect those two men command in a crisis situation. When Superman flies into a crisis or Cap comes leaping over the parapet, no matter how grim the...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)
Replies: 10761
Views: 502033

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Flame! Charon! A Huge, Throbbing Genis!)

I also thought the bone claws were stupid, given his original powers was just suppose to be a healing factor, with his enhanced physical abilities and senses basically being the result of his healing factor keeping his body running at peak human efficiency, as well as possibly learned skills. Making...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)
Replies: 10761
Views: 502033

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Flame! Charon! A Huge, Throbbing Genis!)

Yeah, Scott to me was essentially the Captain America of the mutant world. In terms of tactical ability, getting his people to perform in stressful situations, and morality, I considered the two of them pretty much equals. What Scott lacked that Steve had in abundance was the easy way in which Steve...
by Ares
Thu May 24, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)
Replies: 10761
Views: 502033

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Flame! Charon! A Huge, Throbbing Genis!)

I'll admit, I'm one of the few people whose favorite X-Man was Cyclops, not Wolverine. And it wasn't even close. At least "classic" Cyclops, not the borderline insane cult leader they've made him into.
by Ares
Wed May 23, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: Palladium/Rifts into M&M
Replies: 139
Views: 1065

Re: Palladium/Rifts into M&M

As far as Cosmo-Knights being an odd fit for Phase World, I disagree there as well. Phase World was the "space opera" setting of Palladium, and effectively functioned as "Rifts in Space". You have a "Federation" type space government, you had a "Klingon" type empire of evil warlords, you had an empi...
by Ares
Wed May 23, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)
Replies: 10761
Views: 502033

Re: Captain Marvel (Genis)

Genis I guess is just an untouchable character at this point- his sister Phyla had some luck with Guardians of the Galaxy , but that book soon shifted to the "Movie-Only" roster, getting rid of her entirely. They killed Phyla-Vell off way before the films, and the event in which they did so was poi...
by Ares
Wed May 23, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Genis-Vell! Phalanx! Wolverine!)
Replies: 10761
Views: 502033

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Flame! Charon! A Huge, Throbbing Genis!)

And we're getting into the point of derailment where we need to appease Jab with a hot milf. So.

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