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by greycrusader
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: "Guardians" Russian Superhero Flick
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: "Guardians" Russian Superhero Flick

Sounds like a fun Redbox rental!
by greycrusader
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Gamers Handbook
Topic: Vehicles underpointed?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Vehicles underpointed?

Agreed the vehicles in the core books aren't terribly detailed (and hence they are under-pointed); I think, aside from space considerations, the idea was simply to give examples of their respective speeds, carrying capacities, and combat stats. Most of the rest is just hand-waved, particularly in th...
by greycrusader
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Gamers Handbook
Topic: Dimensionally Sharp Blade
Replies: 11
Views: 959

Re: Dimensionally Sharp Blade

Just build it as per the construct rules, with no STR or DEX scores (unless you want the sword to be able to animate and fight on its own, like a dancing blade), but with INT and PRE (the latter is needed for it to have any volition/ability to act independently). Then grant it whatever powers it nor...
by greycrusader
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Shiv! Degaton! Kestrel! Johnny Sorrow! Deathlok!)

90s era Marvel characters seemed to get a lot of "power hype" to shill them to readers. I think the Collins Deathlok could briefly override his cybernetic safety systems and exert himself to near-failure, so if anything I'd just give him power-lifting with the tiring flaw.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Shiv! Degaton! Kestrel! Johnny Sorrow! Deathlok!)

Likely not, given the relative debut dates of the original Deathlok and the aforementioned band. The comics character predates "Eddie". BTW: The original Deathlok, Luther Manning, was white, and his wife (who believed him deceased) was black-their flashback sequences and the child they shared were l...
by greycrusader
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Shiv! Degaton! Kestrel! Johnny Sorrow! Deathlok!)

The original Deathlok seems like an Iron Age character/concept in the early Bronze Age of Marvel-but actually a lot of weird stuff happened in 1970s/early 80s MU; Adam Warlock, Howard the Duck, Mar-Vel's whole cosmic schtick. I know some of the old guard talk about drugs being pretty prevalent among...
by greycrusader
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Dragon Ray! Zomba! Stidjron! Underseas Gear!)
Replies: 818
Views: 30055

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds (Dolphins & Whales! Whale Magic! Lord of the Deep!)

If I remember correctly-my RIFTS days are WAY in the rear view, and I never even owned most of the books-the Lord of the Deep's tentacles could actually emerge from ANY body of water, anywhere in the world-any part of the oceans, lakes, or rivers! I found that aspect to be really creepy and unnervin...
by greycrusader
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Icicle! Vandal Savage! Gambler! Solomon Grundy! Brain Wave!))

The Brainwave/Merry the Gimmick Girl thing was a pretty weird bit of ret-conning-I mean, not only was the original Brainwave depicted as being middle-aged, he was also diminutive, scrawny, and geeky, with the oversized head and coke-bottle glasses. He was pretty much a bald version of Dr. Psycho, fr...
by greycrusader
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (The Air Force! The Wizard! Icicle! Vandal Savage!)

The "official" M&M setting of the Freedomverse actually has counterparts to most of the Injustice Society, most of whom appeared in the 2e Freedom's Most Wanted book. The Magician, Dr. Zero (a mash-up with the Icicle and Mr. Zero/Freeze), Marionette, Opal (the GA Star Sapphire, not an IS member), To...
by greycrusader
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (The Air Force! The Wizard! Icicle! Vandal Savage!)

Huh. I always thought of the Gambler as an utterly silly Golden Age villain-I'm not sure I actually read any of the stories he or his successors appeared in, but the whole idea of a senior citizen-looking "Southerner" with a dinky pistol and dagger taking on Green Lantern just seemed SO ridiculous. ...
by greycrusader
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Arena
Topic: Punisher vs Judge Dredd. and more.
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Punisher vs Judge Dredd. and more.

The edge Judge Dredd has over Frank Castle is the tech level of his weapons and vehicle-but otherwise Punisher holds most of the advantages-he's far more used to taking on opponents solo (Dredd usually has backup), has faced off against tougher opposition more of the time, and is just plain more vic...
by greycrusader
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Grodd! Hawkgirl! Dr. Fate! Solomon Grundy! The Flash!)

Captain Atom...yeah, this seems like just another case of DC dropping the ball. The character is nearly sixty years old, and was one of Charlton Comics' semi-popular guys way back in the day after Steve Ditko give him a visual make-over. He got a big push after DC's original Crisis event, and had a ...
by greycrusader
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Grodd! Hawkgirl! Dr. Fate! Solomon Grundy! The Flash!)

I haven't seen the movie yet, but apparently the latest MCU Spider-Man flick has J.K. Simmons reprise the Jameson role, though his appearance is only in one of the post-credit scenes. The General Eiling/Seven Soldiers of Victory battle...yeah, that's simply a more blatant case of what goes on all th...
by greycrusader
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: DC Cancels Vertigo
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: DC Cancels Vertigo

The third volume (which concluded recently) was under the Vertigo imprint.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Rebecca! Duke! Koga Shuko! Double Dragon V!)
Replies: 17688
Views: 1034499

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Wonder Woman! The Atom! Annihilator! Giganta!)

Yeah, and especially given the character was supposed to be a physicist, he really should have been called something like Dark Matter or Doc Neutron; he was part of the crew put together by failed master-villain Overmaster (cool name, actually), along with Crowbar, Dragonhand, Fastball, and Shrike. ...