Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I Need A Little Help From My Friends

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Hey everyone. I hate doing this, but I am at a loss here.

I need your help.

I have had to start a Go Fund Me account. 2018 is going medieval on me. I've had the flu, I have a broken foot, and I have had 1 paycheck so far this year. I am even trying to sell my games- my DC Heroes 3e rulebook, Watchman sourcebook, and my Who's Who vols. 1-3 are all up for sale on facebook (I'll sell them here if anyone is interested).

I am finally breaking down and just asking. I consider everyone here a friend, and I need a little help from my friends to get by at the moment.

I am asking all my visitors and readers- please, if you have enjoyed my blog, go to my Go Fund Me and drop in a dollar or two. Just a small amount. I know the campaign says a $1000, but that was their idea. I'm needing more like $500. 

I get a lot of folks visiting here and I really appreciate that. It is humbling and very cool just how many visits my little corner of the DC Heroes fanworld gets. I love that game and I love meeting other fans of it. I figure that if everyone who visits here will donate a dollar or two, I can be caught up by the week's end (and given that all my bills are due at month's end, that is none too soon.)

Thanks for reading my blog. Thanks for your time. Thanks for any help you might could lend.

$40 including media mail shipping in the US.

$110 including media mail shipping in the US.

$40 including media mail shipping in the US.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Write Ups: POWER MAN! IRON FIST! SHANG CHI!

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Three more Marvels today. They're for hire, if you need them!

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POWER MAN
DEX
8
STR
8
BODY
7
Alter Ego
INT
5
WILL
9
MIND
7
Luke Cage
INFL
6
AURA
7
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
23
WEALTH
5
HP
120
Seeking Justice
POWERS
Skin Armor: 8, Regeneration: 2, Iron Will: 5
SKILLS (*linked)
Charisma: 6*, Detective: 5*, Martial Artist: 9, Thief: 8*, Weaponry: 8*
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (New York City), Free Access (Legal- Licensed PI), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes
CONNECTIONS
High- Avengers, Iron Fist, Shang Chi, Heroes For Hire, Street;
Low- Fantastic Four, Underworld, NYPD, Daredevil, Spider-Man
DRAWBACKS
Altered Biology (Near Human), Public Identity, Minor Rage
EQUIPMENT
Chain [BODY: 6, Strike: 1 (Lethal), Snare: 2 (No AV)] Length of 0 APs

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IRON FIST
DEX
8
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
9
MIND
7
Danny Rand
INFL
10
AURA
10
SPIRIT
10
Motivation
INIT
29
WEALTH
8
HP
100
Responsibility of Power
POWERS
Power Reserve: 3 (Adds to physical attributes and martial arts)(Extra Time, Fatiguing- see below), Strike: 3 (Usable only once per day), Stun: 8 (No Range)
CHI
Once activated, Iron Fist can maintain his Power Reserve as an automatic action. The longer he maintains his Power Reserve, the more fatiguing it becomes. It begins at 3 APs as normal, but increases by 1 AP per phase.
SKILLS (all Linked)
Acrobatics: 10, Martial Artist: 10, Weaponry: 10
ADVANTAGES
Attractive, Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes,  Mystic Warrior, Scholar: Business
CONNECTIONS
High- Avengers, Luke Cage, Shang Chi, K’un-Lun, Heroes for Hire, Rand International;
Low- Martial Arts Community, Daredevil
DRAWBACKS
Secret Identity
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SHANG CHI, MASTER OF KUNG-FU
DEX
10
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
11
MIND
11
None
INFL
6
AURA
7
SPIRIT
8
Motivation
INIT
27
WEALTH
5
HP
100
Seeking Justice
SKILLS (* Linked)
Acrobatics: 10*, Martial Artist: 11, Spy: 7*, Thief: 10*, Weaponry: 10*
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge: Hong Kong, Free Access (Legal), Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, License to Kill (Law Enforcement), Lightning Reflexes, Security Clearance (Low), Weapon Specialization (Nunchakas)
CONNECTIONS
High- Interpol, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Martial Arts Community, MI6;
Low- Daredevil, Elektra, the Hand, CIA, Chinese Government
DRAWBACKS
Arch Enemy (Fu Manchu), Dark Secret (he is Fu Manchu’s son), Person of Interest (Malign- Fu Manchu), Public Identity, Scholar (Chinese philosophy)
EQUIPMENT
Nunchakas [BODY: 2, Strike: 2]
Shuriken [BODY: 6, Claws: 1 (Diminishing, Half STR)] The attack power of this weapon represents throwing multiple weapons at a target. If attacking multiple targets, reduce the attack’s total EV by one for each target and apply the Multi-Attack modifiers.

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I'm a big Shang-Chi fan. However, I usually retcon him to be the Mandarin's son instead of Fu Manchu's.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Write Ups: BLACK KNIGHT! HAWKEYE! MOCKINGBIRD!

Three more Avengers for you True Believers today!

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BLACK KNIGHT
DEX
6
STR
4
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
10
MIND
10
Dane Whitman
INFL
7
AURA
10
SPIRIT
11
Motivation
INIT
24
WEALTH
12
HP
100
Upholding the Good
SKILLS (*linked)
Animal Handling: 7*, Gadgetry: 7*, Martial Artist: 6*, Occultist: 6, Scientist: 7*, Weaponry: 8
ADVANTAGES
Headquarters (Expansive, Mystical Security: 8, Workshop: 10), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Pet (Strider), Weapon Specialization (Sword)
CONNECTIONS
High- Avengers, Excalibur, Sean Dolan
Low- Lady of the Lake
DRAWBACKS
Secret Identity
EQUIPMENT
MYSTIC PENDANT OF AVALON [BODY: 18, Insta-Change, Geas: The Black Knight must say, “Avalon” in order for the pendent to work] This pendant summons Black Knight’s magic armor and the Shield of Night. It can also summon the Sword of Light or the Ebony Blade.
MAGIC ARMOR [BODY: 18, Skin Armor: 4 (Mystic Link)]
Shield of Night [BODY: 18, Force Shield: 2 (Mystic Link), Energy Absorption: 8 (Absorbed APs add to the Sword of Light’s Magic Blast)]
Ebony Blade [BODY: 18, INFL: 5, AURA: 6, SPIRIT: 10, Claws: 4 (Mystic Link), Force Shield: 4 (Mystic Link), Magic Resistance: 8, Sentience, Geas: The sword carries a blood curse- a worthy user gains a Minor Rage when using it, an unworthy gains a Catastrophic Rage] The sword is inhabited by the spirit of Sir Percy of Scandia, who chooses who is worthy of it and who is not.
BRAZIER OF TRUTH [BODY: 18, INT: 7, WILL: 18, MIND: 9, INFL: 9, AURA: 10, SPIRIT: 10, Recall: 10 (Mystic Link), Mystic Fire: 10] The Brazier is used to summon the spirit of Sir Percy of Scandia. The mental and mystical attributes are his and the Recall power reflects his knowledge and wisdom. The brazier can cleanse the Ebony Blade of its blood curse, but the effect is not permanent and the duration of effect is uncertain.
Sword of Light [BODY: 18, Claws: 4 (Mystic linked), Magic Blast: 1, Magic Resistance: 6]
Power Lance [BODY: 8, Strike: 2, Heat Vision: 7 (No AV), Repulsion: 7 (No AV), Snare: 8 (No AV), R#2] -2 CS bonus to RV if used while mounted
Laser Sword [BODY: 5, Claws: 2, Heat Vision: 8 (No AV), Stun: 8 (No AV), R#2] The sword can only be set to use one power at a time. It takes an automatic action to change the setting.
Avengers Communicard [BODY: 4, Radio Communications: 20 (Only used to communicate with other Avengers and their headquarters)]

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STRIDER
DEX
8
STR
6
BODY
6
INT
3
WILL
4
MIND
3
INFL
2
AURA
2
SPIRIT
2
INIT
15
WEALTH
N/A
HP
10
POWERS
Strike: 1, Flight: 9 (Wings), Water Freedom: 7 (Mystic Link), Sealed Systems: 18 (Usable on Others with No Range)
ADVANTAGES
Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes


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HAWKEYE
DEX
8
STR
4
BODY
5
Alter Ego
INT
6
WILL
9
MIND
7
Clint Barton
INFL
6
AURA
6
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
24
WEALTH
7
HP
100
Thrill of Adventure
SKILLS (* Linked)
Acrobatics: 9, Charisma: 6*, Gadgetry: 6*,  Martial Artist: 8*, Scientist: 6*, Thief: 8*, Vehicles: 8*, Weaponry: 9
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (NYC), Gift of Gab, Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye, Vehicle Specialization (Sky Cycle), Weapon Specialization (Bow)
CONNECTIONS
High- Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Black Widow;
Low- Thunderbolts, Underworld, Swordmaster
DRAWBACKS
Married (Mockingbird), Minor Irrational Hatred of authority, Serious Physical Restriction (80% deaf, wears hearing aids), Secret Identity
EQUIPMENT
Bow, Compound [STR: 7, BODY: 4, Projectile Weapons: 3 (No AV, Lethal, Uses bow’s STR as Range)]
ARMORED COSTUME [BODY: 5, Skin Armor: 1]
SKY CYCLE [STR: 3, BODY: 5, Flight: 8, Skin Armor: 1, Radio Communications: 12, R#2]
Avengers Communicard [BODY: 4, Radio Communications: 20 (Only used to communicate with other Avengers and their headquarters)]
TRICK ARROWS
Hawkeye’s quiver holds 36 arrows, including any of the following:
Normal Arrow [BODY: 1, Projectile Weapons: 3 (No AV, Lethal, Uses bow’s STR as Range)]
Blunt-Tip Arrow [BODY: 1, Strike: 3 (No AV, Uses bow’s STR as Range)]
Acid Arrow [BODY: 1, Acid: 8 (No AV, Full Force, No Range), R#2]
Adamantium Arrow [BODY: 3, Projectile Weapons: 4 (No AV, Lethal, Uses bow’s STR as Range)]
Blast/Shrapnel Arrow [BODY: 1, Bomb: 8 (No AV, Full Force), R#2]
Bola Arrow [BODY: 1, Snare: 8 (No AV, Snare Only, Full Force), R#2] Cannot be used to Multi-Attack.
Bug Arrow [BODY: 1, Radio Communications: 12, R#2]
Cable/Grapple Arrow [BODY: 1, Snare: 6 (No AV, Full Force), R#2] Line is 5 APs long
Electrical Arrow [BODY: 1, Lightning: 8 (No AV, Full Force, No Range), R#2]
Flare Arrow [BODY: 1, Flame Being: 6 (No AV, Lethal, Full Force), R#2]
Freeze Arrow [BODY: 1, Ice Production: 8 (No AV, Full Force), R#2] Only covers a 0 AP area or volume.
Glue Arrow [BODY: 1, Glue: 8 (No AV, Full Force), R#2] Only covers a 0 AP area or volume.
Hacking Arrow [BODY: 1, Cybertelepathy: 7 (0 AP Range), R#3]
Magnetic Upgrade [Added to Cable Arrow, increases the Snare to 8, but only snares metal. Added to other arrows, it removes the No AV limitation when attacking metal targets]
Net Arrow [BODY: 1, Snare: 6 (No AV, Snare Only, Full Force), R#2] The net is 0 APs square (10’ by 10’). -1 CS when performing Multi-Attacks.
Parachute Arrow [STR: 5, BODY: 1, Gliding: 5, R#2] 
Putty Upgrade [Added to Cable Arrow, increases the Snare to 8 when snaring rough textures. Reduce the Snare to 4 against smooth targets.]
Pym Particle Arrow [BODY: 1, Shrinking: 8 or Growth: 8, R#2] Which power must be pre-selected
Rocket/Jet Upgrade [Adds Flight: 5 to any arrow] Reliability has to be rolled every phase the arrows flies. It starts at R#2 and increases by 1 every phase. A failed reliability roll indicates that the arrow is out of fuel and it falls useless to the ground.
Smoke Arrow [BODY: 1, Fog: 8 (Full Force), R#2]
Sonic Arrow [BODY: 1, Sonic Beam: 8 (No AV, Full Force), R#2]
Stun Arrow [BODY: 1, Stun: 8 (No AV, Full Force), R#2]
Suction Cup Upgrade [Added to Cable Arrow, increases the Snare to 8 when snaring smooth textures. Reduce the Snare to 2 against rough targets.]
Tear Gas Arrow [BODY: 1, Sensory Block: 6 (Gas Effect, Only affects vision, Full Force), R#2]
Thermal Arrow [BODY: 1, Heat Vision: 8 (No AV, Full Force, Lethal, No Range), R#2]
Toxic Gas Arrow [BODY: 1, Poison Touch: 8 (No AV, Gas Effect, Full Force), R#2]
Tracker Arrow [BODY: 1, Radio Communications: 10 (Only used to send a tracking signal), R#2]
Vibranium Arrow [BODY: 3, Energy Absorption: 8 (No AV, No Range), R#2] Must be combined with magnetic or putty upgrade in order to stick to target.
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I actually prefer Hawkeye's modern costume.



Mockingbird by ToddNauck.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt
MOCKINGBIRD
DEX
8
STR
4
BODY
4
Alter Ego
INT
7
WILL
5
MIND
6
Barbara "Bobbi" Morse
INFL
6
AURA
6
SPIRIT
6
Motivation
INIT
25
WEALTH
5
HP
75
Responsibility of Power
SKILLS (* linked)
Acrobatics: 10, Charisma: 6*, Martial Artist: 9, Military Science: 5, Scientist: 7*, Spy: 7*, Thief: 8*, Vehicles: 8*, Weaponry: 8*
ADVANTAGES
Area Knowledge (Savage Land), Attractive, Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes, Security Clearance (Low), Scholar (Biology), Sharp Eye
CONNECTIONS
High: Avengers, SHIELD
Low: Ka-Zar
DRAWBACKS
Married (Hawkeye), Minor Physical Restriction (Farsighted, requires glasses or contacts), Secret Identity
EQUIPMENT
MASK [BODY: 2, Ultra Vision: 5]
ARMORED COSTUME [BODY: 5, Skin Armor: 1]
Battle Staves [BODY: 6, Strike: 1, R#2] Each is 4’ long. They can be attached to form a staff (Strike 2) or vaulting pole. Can be thrown as a weapon with the Diminishing and Half STR Limitations.
SKY CYCLE [STR: 3, BODY: 5, Flight: 8, Skin Armor: 1, Radio Communications: 12, R#2]
Avengers Communicard [BODY: 4, Radio Communications: 20 (Only used to communicate with other Avengers and their headquarters)]
Mockingbird
Mockingbird's modern costume.



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In other news, I updated the Fantastic Four write ups. I've been reading Marvel Two-In-One and it came to my attention that Grimm was a test pilot in the Marines who fought in the war with Nick Fury and was a star quarterback in college!

I also replied to a ton of comments. Sorry for the delay. I read everyone's comments and I meant to reply to them all, but time got away from me. A lot more time than I realized. But I just want to say, thanks to everyone who visits, reads, and comments here. I always appreciate it.