The late July is made up of two dangerous things – obscure niche characters, and guns. What’s not to love ? Roll call:
- GUNS, GUNS, GUNS !! The huge Weapons Locker article may be popular, but it’s getting very old. Here’s an even larger, extensively illustrated, dual-statted (DCH and DCA) Weapons Locker article that replaces a good chunk of it and discusses a perennial favourite of gamers — guns. As will soon become apparent it’s not meant as a technical article, but an emulation of action stories in the comics, movies, video games, etc. So it’s short on numbers and ballistics and long on cool and pictures.
The older article has been pruned and the deprecated sections shooed away, to prevent any confusion for people hitting articles at random. Then Angelina Jolie shot it to make sure.
- PHASERS, PHASERS, PHASERS ! Another of the Weapons Locker article is getting reworked – the article about phasers in Star Trek. The layout’s been redone and we’re going to tinker with the content soon-ish – let us know if you have comments about it.
- BANE’S ASSISTANTS. Since the entry for classic Bane has just been rolled out, we might just as well throw in his three assistants. These three potentially useful minor characters are :
- CRIME DOCTOR. We’ll now begin our adventures in crime… doctorness… here’s the pre-Crisis, Earth-1 version of the character.
- ART. The illustrations for the Enforcer (Dan Kingdom) have been redone.
- A version of Animal Man set in Chris’s campaign in the Legion of Super-Heroes timeline, based on the obscure Animal Lad (who’s also on writeups.org).
- DC ADVENTURES. The first version of the New Rules File for DC Adventures/M&M 3rd ed. is up. It is very small, and we intend to keep it that way, sticking to the RAW as much as possible.
- Deuce, a PC from one of Pufnstuff’s old campaigns – featuring original art by Puf.
- REWORK. Significant but not revolutionary improvements to the following entries:
- NOMAD. The entries for early Jack Monroe (before the Nomad Limited Series) have been redone and resequenced – writeup 1 (1950s Bucky), writeup 2 (1970s Bucky), writeup 3 (early Nomad). The fourth entry remains to be done, though we’ve kept an old writeup as a stopgap measure.
- CLAW THE UNCONQUERED. Another monster – N’Hglthss the Damned ! I’m sure people have been waiting for him.
- Pufnstuff also assembled a first version of a profile for the famous Phantom of the Opera.
- DOCTOR WHO. From Hominid71 comes an article about the Time Lords themselves.
- As a companion entry to Master Man, Warrior Woman (aka, alas, Kriegerfrau) gets a big entry.
And that’s 4,640 entries now. Slowly but surely, heh ?