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by greycrusader
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Pacific Rim! The Space Giants! The Starjammers!)
Replies: 11729
Views: 554707

Re: Jab's Builds! (Pacific Rim! The Space Giants! The Starjammers!)

Yeah-I'm chagrined to admit a few of my early bios for superhero rpg work suffered from "Claremont Syndrome"-in Plain Brown Wrapper Games' Another 13 Shades of Darkness (a 3rd party M&M 2e/SW villain book), the background material for Professor Purgatory, the Penitent, the Cretin, and the Twisted Si...
by greycrusader
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: The Box Office Topic
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: The Box Office Topic

Eh, the Ghostbusters remake (which I caught on cable) was mediocre, but not worse (and arguably better) than the sequel to the original. I think the biggest miss was NOT having it set in the same "universe", because that would have allowed for more comedic possibilities IMHO. The trailer WAS badly d...
by greycrusader
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Pacific Rim! The Space Giants! The Starjammers!)
Replies: 11729
Views: 554707

Re: Jab's Builds! (Space Godzilla! Destroyah! Zilla! Baragon! Orga!)

eh it seemed kaiju size to me. and hell in a thread with RKO's Kong and Mighty Joe Young, I'd say it counts I'm in agreement-it was big and strong enough to tear off the head of the Statue of Liberty and hurl it through the city. Definitely on the scale of Kong, the Gargantuas, some of the minor To...
by greycrusader
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 299
Views: 8611

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

Also, it is AMAZING at how badly Marvel wants Carol Danvers to succeed as Captain Marvel and how badly they keep messing it up. She got re-branded as Captain Marvel and got her own solo book in 2012. Then it got canceled and relaunched in 2014. Then it got canceled and relaunched again in 2016. The...
by greycrusader
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Captain Marvel Worries
Replies: 61
Views: 554

Re: Captain Marvel Worries

Sentry is a great example of my complaint — that I really need a pithy “Red Guardian Character” name for — about something being a great one-off storyline that becomes instantly stale and absolutely crap when made part of the ongoing continuity. The original The Sentry miniseries was a fun, if mind...
by greycrusader
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Film, Television and Music
Topic: Captain Marvel Worries
Replies: 61
Views: 554

Re: Captain Marvel Worries

A lot of people seem to hate the Unlikably Smug Bratty Little Sister character for being an unlikably smug brat. But, y’know, that’s kind of the point. So I don’t understand that critique... Just because a character is exactly what the creator set out to make them doesn't mean the audience can't di...
by greycrusader
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: What's new with the big two: Marvel and DC Comics discussion thread.
Replies: 299
Views: 8611

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

Barbara Gordon and Kara Zor-El/Linda Danvers were notorious for having had about a half-dozen professional careers apiece and still somehow being under the age of thirty (and yes, the most egregious example being Batgirl's turn as Senator!!!); heck, there was one point when DC editorial decided Kara...
by greycrusader
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Dragon & Splugorth Juicers! Burster! Mind Melter! Crazy!)
Replies: 312
Views: 5272

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds (Titan, Mega-Juicers, Dragon & Splugorth Juicers!)

Weren't there also Death-Juicers, who somehow used unholy necromantic serums instead of the usual Juicer drugs, and became revenant-like monsters? I thought I remembered them appearing in the main Juicer sourcebook, basically being not just metal but DETH METAL!!!! But I didn't think this involved w...
by greycrusader
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: The Gamers Handbook
Topic: Macyn's Golden Gloves Gym(or,Intresting ways to Characterize fighting styles!)
Replies: 93
Views: 1655

Re: Macyn's Golden Gloves Gym(or,Intresting ways to Characterize fighting styles!)

Yeah, whatever the truth behind the figure(s) who inspired the Arthurian legends, the stories themselves vary WILDLY in their details, and then there is a huge break between the Medieval tales and then the revival in later centuries (after a period where the stories died down in popularity). Mordred...
by greycrusader
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Pacific Rim! The Space Giants! The Starjammers!)
Replies: 11729
Views: 554707

Re: Jab's Builds! (Mothra! Minilla! Anguirus! King Kong!)

:D I SO remember those same sorts of Saturdays!
by greycrusader
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Settings of the Multiverse
Topic: World of Freedom 3.2 Setting Detail
Replies: 59
Views: 2514

Re: Bogatyri: The Saga of the Blagorodnyy Family

The following timeline is an attempt to take the four major sources of information about Bogatyr -- Freedom League Encyclopedia , Golden Age , The Atlas of Earth-Prime and Rogues Gallery -- and reconcile them with my own usage of the character in the Project Freedom campaign, as well as my writings...
by greycrusader
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: The Art Room
Topic: Jacob Blackmon's Art Page
Replies: 83
Views: 6775

Re: Jacob Blackmon's Art Page

Annihilus with a bit of the Brood Queen?
by greycrusader
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: World of Freedom 3.2 - Splotch! Card Seeker Wakaba! The Sentinels (updated)!
Replies: 944
Views: 32708

Re: World of Freedom 3.2 - Splotch! Card Seeker Wakaba! The Sentinels (updated)!

Hey Davies! Tremendous job in writing the background and statistics of Mistress Oblivion-if you're good with it, I' like to link to it when I post my notes on The Oblivion Knight in my Rogues Gallery thread. While I envisioned "her" as more an abstract PL X entity (essentially another avatar/aspect ...
by greycrusader
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Settings of the Multiverse
Topic: World of Freedom 3.2 Setting Detail
Replies: 59
Views: 2514

Re: Timeline Update

Hey Davies-thanks for the "call out" to Rogues Gallery , and to one of my villains in particular. You're welcome, and expect to see more of the Knight in future updates as I explore how she went from the person she was at the end of her origin to the person she is in her character sheet while tryin...
by greycrusader
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Settings of the Multiverse
Topic: World of Freedom 3.2 Setting Detail
Replies: 59
Views: 2514

Re: Timeline Update

From here on, I'm going to update only one month per posting, in the vague hope that the real world 'story event' that began in 'our' November 2016 will have 'resolved itself' before I have to post what happens in Earth-Prime's 2016. June: As described in Rogue's Gallery , a dimensional incursion a...