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by greycrusader
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: A World Less Magical But No Less Fantastic
Replies: 562
Views: 48046

Re: A World Less Magical But No Less Fantastic

Thriller is a nice homage to the source of the character's image, the Human Fly; even aside from having a fondness for obscure 1970s heroes, I've always been intrigued by the mystery of the IRL Human Fly, whose real name was rumored to be RIck Rojack, but which was almost certainly an alias. He appa...
by greycrusader
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Dr. Sivana! Captain Nazi & Nippon! Mr. Mind!)
Replies: 23261
Views: 1963288

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Blood Bros.! The Shroud! Dark Rider & Raider! Marvel Family!)

I can definitely understand DC editorial as seeing the Marvel Family property as inherently silly; I mean, come on, Tawky Tawny? A bipedal, intelligent, talking tiger in human clothing? Sure, the Omega Men have Tigorr (but he's a alien in a space suit), and the Guy Gardner book way back when had Tig...
by greycrusader
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Dr. Sivana! Captain Nazi & Nippon! Mr. Mind!)
Replies: 23261
Views: 1963288

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Dr. Agony! Spider Queen! Volton! Strongman!)

In the story, it was alluded (briefly) that the serum used to grant his superhuman strength and speed slowed his thinking down, rendering him rather aggressive, surly, and gullible. I imagine Dr. Nemesis/Dr. Death simply manipulated Strongman, given the former's genius intellect. It also makes sense...
by greycrusader
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hello, again.
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Hello, again.

Glad to have you back!
by greycrusader
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Election on 11/3
Replies: 46
Views: 643

Re: 2020 US Election on 11/3

I was hoping at least one thing in 2020 would just go off as planned, but I was being a bit naïve. This is going to be the 2020 version of the mess that was the 2000 election, ie: longer, uglier and dumber. But again, this country will get through this. Everyone here keep calm, keep a clear head, a...
by greycrusader
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Arkrite's Odd(s and Ends)
Replies: 73
Views: 25615

Re: Arkrite's Odd(s and Ends)

Arkite, thanks again for continuing to post these.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Dr. Sivana! Captain Nazi & Nippon! Mr. Mind!)
Replies: 23261
Views: 1963288

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Asp! Death Adder! King Cobra! Rattler!)

Huh. That pic of Rattler from the Avengers animation actually looks pretty impressive and imposing; a LOT of the Serpents just need a few tweaks to be pretty cool minor villains. Again, this shows the problems with introducing a bunch of jobbers all at once. Even though the Serpent Society is a cut ...
by greycrusader
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Dr. Sivana! Captain Nazi & Nippon! Mr. Mind!)
Replies: 23261
Views: 1963288

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Anaconda! Diamondback! Black Mamba!)

I rather liked that Gruenwald gave a number of the Serpent Society more mundane backgrounds, such as steel worker for Anaconda and exotic dancer for Asp, rather than everyone being a scientist, ex-solider/mercenary, or life-long career criminal. Even "careers" such as call girl for Black M...
by greycrusader
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Settings of the Multiverse
Topic: DC: Earth '77
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: DC: Earth '77

These last two strike me as especially inventive, though it is hard to picture Rock Hudson as Ralph Dibney.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Dr. Sivana! Captain Nazi & Nippon! Mr. Mind!)
Replies: 23261
Views: 1963288

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Boomslang! Princess & Rock Python! Anaconda!)

The Serpent Society/Serpent Solutions strikes me as the right way to do such a large villain group, essentially combining a core group of fairly well-developed (if minor) bad guys (Anaconda, Sidewinder, Black Mamba, Death Adder) with similarly themed costumed criminals introduced earlier in the MU (...
by greycrusader
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Settings of the Multiverse
Topic: DC: Earth '77
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: DC: Earth '77

These are all wonderfully creative mash-ups! I'm afraid I don't have an extensive knowledge of appropriate 1970s genre shows (aside from suggesting a rather obvious spin-off series, The Six-Million Dollar Sister , featuring Natasha Irons as a IADC agent horribly injured in a terrorist attack, who is...
by greycrusader
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 734
Views: 112189

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

Who is writing that Iron Man junk? And has the author ever even READ a comic featuring Patsy Walker?
by greycrusader
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Dr. Sivana! Captain Nazi & Nippon! Mr. Mind!)
Replies: 23261
Views: 1963288

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Machinesmith! The Kommandos! U.S. Agent!)

I honestly think Gruenwald went a bit far in driving Walker into near-psychosis, though admittedly having the Red Skull behind everything made the events believable, as Schmidt would undoubtedly target the substitute Captain America's every psych weakness, and go after his family and friends, all th...
by greycrusader
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Gaming Chatter
Topic: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars
Replies: 58
Views: 19629

Re: New Green Ronin adventure paths Starting with NetherWars

I would suggest if the heroes successfully summon forth Adrian Eldritch's spirit, they should effectively have the Favored Enemy advantage when squaring off against the Big Bad of the following scene in the adventure, due to the insights gleaned. Alternately, award them one extra HP/2-3 heroes prese...
by greycrusader
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Dr. Sivana! Captain Nazi & Nippon! Mr. Mind!)
Replies: 23261
Views: 1963288

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Exiles! Master Men! Baron Bloods! Sin!)

Are you also going to be covering the Battle-Axis too, Jab? The ones who fought the Invaders in the 1990s series, based on public domain characters? Dr. Nemesis, Human Meteor, Spider-Queen, Strongman, and Volton?