Humble Bundle has a sale of DRM-free video games for PC. Which isn’t something you see often, so I thought that was interesting.
Details inside, obvs.
Writeups.org is an encyclopaedia of characters in genre fiction — comic books, video games, action movies, etc. It offers illustrated, researched profiles. These also include technical data for role-players. If you need a robust understanding of a character’s abilities, personality, history, etc. this is *the* place to be.
The deadly master of disguise, invisibility, archery, etc. who has been such a pain in the fundament for the G.I. Joe teams.
This is specifically the version of Zartan that appeared in the older Marvel Comics G.I. Joe stories – as with the rest of Bryan’s G.I. Joe writeups arc.
A prime example of an animal enhanced using the same gamma radiation as with the Hulk. With dire consequences, of course.
As of December of 2017, this profile was overhauled. Furthermore, it now can fluently bark in M&Mese.
Our collection of new and optional rules for Gadgetry in the DC Heroes RPG – particularly for more realistic Gadgetry and resources-starved Gadgetry. Latest content:
— Terms between /slashes/
— Pricing discussion for EV
— Multiple attack Descriptors for a Gadget
A gisted entry for Hawkeye (Clint Barton) in general. Lots of trick arrows, a brisk review of his career and various other bits about this classic Avenger. It should hold the line if you don’t need a precise coverage of a specific era.
As of December of 2017, this profile now has M&M arrows in its quiver.
Miscellaneous technical notes for the DC Heroes RPG, ranging from common subjects to highly specialized applications, that didn’t fit in another category. Most recent materials :
— 6 APs of distance vs. 7
— Powers not being their own AV
— Bonuses without a Column change
— Range penalties by Genre
— Suppression Fire Combat Manoeuvre
— Attack Descriptors discussion and taxonomy
— Weapon Technique Offensive Combat Manoeuvre
It’s not an easy job, being a space trucker. But Flux is good at it, and has all sorts of cunning resources if she ever were to crash on a weird planet because of a mad evil scientist doing evil space science and occasionally murdering the goat plant people.
Hypothetically, I mean.
Flux is from the Crashlands video game. The entry also has a surprising amount of DC Heroes footwork around her teleportation equipment.
That’s the Disney version of Ariel the lil’ mermaid, as most of y’all can discern from the picture.
So yep, Ethan’s continuing to embiggen our roster of Disney princesses. Particularly those who have super-powers and/or special skills.
A super-strong outlaw biker who seems to have become a mercenary. Seen a few times in Ostrander’s Manhunter and Suicide Squad.
As of December of 2017, this profile was comprehensively overhauled, and received M&M stats with reinforced suspensions and frame.
A convenient, low-powered superhuman brawler and criminal enforcer. We have an endless need for those.
Cutthroat fought Savage Dragon a bunch of times.
As of December of 2017, this profile has received sharp-edged M&M stats.
A rough benchmark for Skill APs, and new additional Skills for the DC Heroes RPG (Blood of Heroes Special Edition). Those were needed to model characters.
Recent additions :
— Vehicle (Power Armour)
— Martial Artist (Usage clarification)
— Weaponry (Usage clarification)
— Better explanations for Unskilled Use and familiarity w/Vehicles (Power Armour)
— Military Science (Survival)
— Additional Martial Artist usage notes
— Notes about the Mayfair use of Skills in character writeups
— Acrobatics (Athletics)
(Young) Samson and Goliath were the super-heroic stars of a late 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series.
Vincent wrote the pair up back in 2001, and I may, conceivably, have slightly forgotten to publish the Samson profile back then. But here he is ! C’mon, 16 years ain’t really that much.
The big yearly Yogscast Jingle Jam event has just started. It’s a festive thing with prizes to win and lots of YouTube #content to encourage people to give to charities. We’re sort of part of it, in an extremely peripheral fashion.
Super-elite soldiers from various SNK video games – chiefly the King of Fighters series.
As of November of 2017, this profile was considerably expanded so it’s more useful for people who aren’t KoF experts.
First version of a review of the tools we’ve used to create character portraits on writeups.org (for original characters, or those without usable visuals). Mostly it’s stuff from video games, though most of it is free or real cheap.
Since creating portraits or full-body models of original characters isn’t a rare need among various sorts of role-players.
Update – added a few games during the 29th and 30th of November 2017, see the table of content within.
From the Ikari Warriors and King of Fighters video games. Super-elite soldier.
As of November of 2017, this profile was considerably expanded so it’s more useful for those who aren’t familiar with these games.
From the odd but attaching (and quite defunct) The Monarchy comics in 2001-2002. Super-intelligent computing goddess.
As of November of 2017, this profile received quantum-computed M&M stats.
Chapter four (and thus the fifth part) of our body armor series. Wot discusses stuff you put on your head to protect it. This ranges from low-tech to tacticool, and also discusses how and why model helmets in DCH. It’s all absolutely helmtastic and hatterific.
Very minor, one-time enemy of Ms. Marvel. Had somewhat interesting weaponry.
As of November of 2017, this profile was overhauled and received M&M stats that were approved once we bribed the construction inspector.
One of the iconic 1980s ninja badasses, as he appeared in 1980s Marvel Comics by Larry Hama.
As of November of 2017, this profile was rescoped and entirely redone. And now it’s back – back in white.
This article is primarily about the setting for the Path of Exile video game, with pictures and stuff.
It also presents a basic Karui marauder, which is sort of like a magically-powered Māori Conan.
The Protectron security/work robots seen in Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas. These are simple, low-powered robots with nice retro aesthetics.
As of November of 2017, we encoded M&M stats for these on perforated cards and fed them into our big honkin’ computer with all the blinking lights.
There’s a brand-new Humble Bundle of digital James Bond comics. DRM-free, multiple formats, starts at $1.
It’s solid, modern stuff. Mostly written by Warren Ellis and Andy Diggle. Check it out.