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by greycrusader
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: The Phoenixverse (A 2e OC 'verse; Newest: The Icons! Hall of Honor! The Champions! Starman II! Jackie!)
Replies: 520
Views: 34042

Re: The Phoenixverse (A 2e OC 'verse; Newest: The Champions! The Stars! Gunsmith! Megagirl! Arriba! Nega! Alsea! Countes

You really excel at world-building; the bits of alternative history, extended character backgrounds/legacies, and even mysterious lore helps make your setting seem a lot more, well, real. It may be a world run by superhero tropes, but your talent for consistency and internal logic makes that work. V...
by greycrusader
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: The World In The Aftermath (Formerly A World Less Magical)
Replies: 1495
Views: 146992

Re: The World In The Aftermath (Formerly A World Less Magical)

Both the Horned God and the All-Traitor are instantly memorable to me, though perhaps more as high-fantasy creatures than characters belonging to the superhero genre. The Adradius is evocative of Prince Gaynor the Damned, the Eternal Traitor of Michael Moorcock's (rather endless) books, while the Ho...
by greycrusader
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Killraven! Kulan Gath! Lindsay McCabe! Daddy Longlegs! Lee Forrester!)
Replies: 31304
Views: 4454772

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Warlord! Machiste! Shakira! Jennifer Morgan!)

The Primal Force book held my interest for a little while, but it just seemed to meander a bit too much, and the Big Evil Scheme which was unfolding throughout the length of the book's short run just sort of came to nothing...basically the cabal of occultists do kill off a couple team members (Golem...
by greycrusader
Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab’s Builds! (Killraven! Kulan Gath! Lindsay McCabe! Daddy Longlegs! Lee Forrester!)
Replies: 31304
Views: 4454772

Re: Jab’s Builds! (Fire Emblem Builds Complete! The Princess Bride!)

The documentary on Andre has some interviews with his Princess Bride co-stars. Apparently this man who was so strong in his prime that he could genuinely terrify pretty much any wrestler was in such a bad physical state and in so much pain when he filmed the movie that he couldn't even lift Robin W...
by greycrusader
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Rifts Builds (Anvil Galaxy Overview! Three Galaxies! FWC Soldier!)
Replies: 3232
Views: 346171

Re: Jab's Rifts Builds (Demon-Eater Cyborg! Geo-Borgs!)

Your last few posts are what gets tedious with RIFTS...variants and variants of the same O.C.C.s and armor/weapons/vehicles, instead of focusing on the sheer, wonderful insanity of the setting. That and the power-geeking, coupled with Siembieda's insistence on doing everything the way he's always do...
by greycrusader
Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: The Phoenixverse (A 2e OC 'verse; Newest: The Icons! Hall of Honor! The Champions! Starman II! Jackie!)
Replies: 520
Views: 34042

Re: The Phoenixverse (A 2e OC 'verse; Newest: The Champions! Starman! Starwoman!)

The Star-Family saga is really a great bit of storytelling. You managed to invoke several classic moments from the history of American comics while presenting them in a novel, consistent context. There are elements of the Silver, Bronze, and Modern Ages, with great triumphs and sacrifices accompanie...
by greycrusader
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: The Sword of Jardine
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: The Sword of Jardine

Hi Ken! Good to "see" you again.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Tue Nov 01, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: The Archetype Blendarama (Demon Fighter! Lady of War! Shield Knight! Punchy Mage! Undead Ectomancer!)
Replies: 204
Views: 28390

Re: The Archetype Blendarama (Flying Demon Swordmaster! Cute Witch! Cyborg Soldier! Panda Totem! Necromancer!)

Hey. Love the Cute Witch. I’ve always been a fan of Zatanna and Sabrina, and it kind of saddens me modern day writers try to go “dark” with them, rather than fun and whimsical.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Disney World Trip Report (Sept. 2022)
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Disney World Trip Report (Sept. 2022)

I think you need more photos of Elsa, Jab. There aren't enough photos of Elsa. Do you think you could use some more Elsa photos, Jab?

😊

All my best.
by greycrusader
Tue Oct 18, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: The Sword of Jardine
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: The Sword of Jardine

Jeremiah Sadler and The Sword of Jardine: Review (Full disclosure, I am a friend and former co-worker of the author, D.T. Shetler) The debut novel of D.T.Shetler, Jeremiah Sadler and the Sword of Jardine; offers a compact, self-contained story which nonetheless works as a introduction for future ta...
by greycrusader
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: The World In The Aftermath (Formerly A World Less Magical)
Replies: 1495
Views: 146992

Re: The World In The Aftermath (Formerly A World Less Magical)

Davies, a quick question: did you always plan for the various parallel worlds to be combined in a COIE style plot, or was this a later development on your part? And do any parallels yet exist?

Oh , sorry that's two questions. My apologies.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Sun Oct 09, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: The Archetype Blendarama (Demon Fighter! Lady of War! Shield Knight! Punchy Mage! Undead Ectomancer!)
Replies: 204
Views: 28390

Re: The Archetype Blendarama (Death Knight! Gepetto The Puppeteer! Phoenix Corps Member! Euryale! Ancient Paragon!)

Well, the Phantom Psionic probably shows how brutal some character combos can be (while still technically respecting all the rules), though as you stated the archetype is a genuine glass cannon against an opponent whose attacks can bypass the insubstantial power.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Tue Oct 04, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: The Phoenixverse (A 2e OC 'verse; Newest: The Icons! Hall of Honor! The Champions! Starman II! Jackie!)
Replies: 520
Views: 34042

Re: The Phoenixverse (A 2e OC 'verse; Newest: The Icons! Magna! Orca! Starguy! Samaritan! Human Rocket IV! Dust!)

Ah goodness, yes, sorry-Human Rocket. I think I had the Iron Man comparison fixed firmly in my mind while writing. Totally missed the whole Stars and STRIPE allusion (never read the comic, though I liked the Stargirl character in the JSA book). Nonetheless, really good job.

All my best.