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by greycrusader
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Timber Wolf! Cosmic Boy! Kid Quantum! Karate Kid!

The oddest design decision in DCA (and I suspect this was a DC mandate and not Green Ronin’s idea) was that all the characters are based on their status during that odd few months Post- Infinite Crisis but Pre- Flashpoint . Hence things like Roy Harper having no bow! It seemed like it was a mix of ...
by greycrusader
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Your Favorite Crossovers - Book and Comic edition
Replies: 30
Views: 1328

Re: Your Favorite Crossovers - Book and Comic edition

This is reflected in his RPG character write-up at the end of the book, where he has a Challenge Rating of 11 to John Carter's 10 and Sonja's 7. Makes me wonder where Conan would have rated. Since the version of Sonja they were using has duelled with Conan as an equal, probably the same as her. (I ...
by greycrusader
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Matter-Eater Lad! Saturn Girl! Duo Damsel! Timber Wolf!)

Timber Wolf's original power set was WAY more strength-based than his current one, which emphasizes intuitive fighting ability, superhuman reflexes, and minor super-strength (only in comics, where hefting 6 tons is minor league); in his earlier incarnations, T-Wolf had speed and strength rivaling Ul...
by greycrusader
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The ongoing fall of Venezuela
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: The ongoing fall of Venezuela

Careful Batgirl-with the above mentioned social liberalism, AND the Netherlands' mandatory health insurance (with no refusals for pre-existing conditions, government covered long-term care-shades of OBAMACARE!), you'll have to turn in your conservative card.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Ultra Boy! Sun Boy! Shrinking Violet! Lightning Lad!)

Yeah, "Big Head" guys in comics almost always look foolish-Sinestro didn't take off as a villain until that elongated forehead depiction got toned way down, and the Leader only got some cred after Peter David altered ole Sam Sterns appearance into something more monstrous. By the bye-from what littl...
by greycrusader
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Invisible Kids! Ultra Boy! Sun Boy! Shrinking Violet!)

It dawns on me that Chemical King could stop almost any vehicle. What happens when the fuel in one's rocket stops burning? Or, more horribly, burns so fast that the rocket explodes. Chemical batteries suddenly stop holding a charge. Chemical King wasn't so much useless, as the writers didn't unders...
by greycrusader
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Invisible Kids! Ultra Boy! Sun Boy! Shrinking Violet!)

I keep thinking about how I'd handle some of the Legionnaires if I was writing a revived title, especially as it comes to a few of the members with redundant or seemingly superfluous abilities. Blok: Aside from super-strength and durability, have him be more of an energy-reflector, which was the big...
by greycrusader
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Shadow Lass! Tyroc! Invisible Kids! Ultra Boy!)

Ugh...Mordru and Time Trapper, otherwise known as "Doesn't-Fit-the-Series-Tone/Ruined-Amethyst and Gemworld-Forever! Lad" and "Most-Confusing-Character History-Ever-Kid"; I don't envy you. (And yes, I realize with respect to Mordru, AKA Game-Breaker, the LSH did feature characters with "mystic" orig...
by greycrusader
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Shadow Lass! Tyroc! Invisible Kids! Ultra Boy!)

Re your build of Ultra-Boy: I think depending on how much a stickler you are for RAW, the "Ultra-STR" slot of the Array could forego the "Ground Pound" Affliction effect, which could either just be a power stunt or its own alternate slot, just as you separated "Ultra-Speed" and "Ultra-Quickness". I ...
by greycrusader
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Havok! LOSH- Chameleon Boy! Dream Girl! Star Boy!)

Yeah, there are very few exceptions to the whole Giant-Sized team member gets used a over-sized punching dummy trope...though Colossal Boy usually fared pretty well actually, because every once in awhile the LSH writers didn't want to do another story with Superboy, Supergirl, or Mon-El Ultra Boy wa...
by greycrusader
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Havok! LOSH- Chameleon Boy! Dream Girl! Star Boy!)

Odd how the X-Men keep coming up in reference to the most popular LSH designs and characters-mainly because Dave Cockrum revamped or introduced both many of the latter day Legionnaires AND the original New X-men; heck, Nightcrawler came directly out of a proposed LSH tie-in title which never came to...
by greycrusader
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Havok! LOSH- Chameleon Boy! Dream Girl! Star Boy!)

There’s also the issue of the JSA line-up at the time containing multiple medical doctors (Doctor Fate, Doc Mid-Nite, Mr. Terrific, Hourman) and four folks with the Wisdom of Solomon, and they were headquartered in Gotham City (so presumably had an easy time contacting the Batman if needed). All of...
by greycrusader
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Jab's Builds! (Havok! Legion of Super-Heroes! Chameleon Boy!)

I also hated the "crazy Star Man" from the JSA as well. Why writers think those kinds of guys are a good idea, I'll never know. It's also galling because they had a far better and more accurate depiction of a mentally-ill character at the same time with Cyclone and her more manic-depressive tendenc...
by greycrusader
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Thunder! Brainiac 5! White Witch! Kinetix! Supergirl!)
Replies: 9744
Views: 454242

Re: Hellcat

Most recently, Marvel's big "Diversity/Female Character" push led to a very indie-style, humorous Patsy-related book, showing her starting a job agency for super-powered folk. It's VERY emblematic of "this era" of Marvel's comics, in that it's designed to be non-superheroic, non-costumed, non-serio...