Technohol 13: Marvel Super Heroes RPG (Classic & Saga) Material
Saturday, November 1, 2014
(posted November 1st, 2014)
Okay. So I figured out the problem and it was with my includes. I guess if your host uses IIS 6 or above, the kind of includes I use are disabled for security reasons (what about the children?! It took some doing to find, since Google is useless these days, but I have determined the fix, as you can see on the Updates page (since it works, but little else does). Will fix tomorrow, when time permits.
(posted October 31st, 2014)
I appear to have broken the site. Yeah, sorry about that. I've moved to a new hosting plan, but the 'includes' don't appear to be working past the root directory on, well, anything. Once I sort this out functionality of the site should come back soon. Apologies for any headache I've caused. But this is, I hope, most temporary. Will keep you posted here, for your general amusement and/or derision.
(posted October 26th, 2014)
So since we last spoke, I've kept busy. Quite busy, in fact. Continuing my effort to finally wrap up my rehabilitation of the New Universe reference, I've cleaned up everything in the Red Sun roster of villains, and most of the actual Psi-Force group, now. As of this writing, I've only got three more members of that team to go, along with one other character, before I'm done tweaking my extant New Universe material.
In addition to all this, I've added a few new folks to the 13. The first of these, and by far most notorious, is the leader of the Decepticons: Megatron! He came together pretty quickly, and I'm quite happy with what I've written, but I tried hard to get into his head when writing his description. I was still in that 'mode' come work the next day, and I think I may've annoyed a few of my coworkers. But eh, they deserve it.
On top of adding one of the single most infamous villains from the 1980s to the site, I also built something horrible. Last week I added Gnorr to the Timely villains' roster, so this week I produced a description of the inexplicable species that spawned him. I think Gnorr was a him, anyway. Who knows? Not me! So in case Gnorr was wrong and he wasn't the last of his kind, you can inflict them on your own players. Yay!
I think that was a pretty good week, all in all. By this time next Sunday, the intent is to have my work on old New Universe stuff wrapped up once and for all. I'm not sure what else I'll get up to yet, since I've done all the Transformers I intend to for a while, and I'm running out of issues of Marvel Mystery Comics I have access to. But I'm sure I'll figure something out. If anything, I'm good at winging it.
Ask my coworkers!
(I just thought I'd share that, since a spammer went to the effort of photoshopping it up for me while trying to get me to use their SEO services. Which is funny, since that's what I used to do for a living. But then again, my 'Nightmask' stuff is showing up after a notoriously obnoxious gaming forum troll's x-rated furry profile in Google results, so maybe I'm slipping or something.)
I've added plenty to the 13 of late, including Gnorrkin, Megatron, Gnorr, Rumble, the Shark, Reflector, Living Corpses, Laserbeak, Doctor Bruno Varoz, Thundercracker, Mick Bronson, Frenzy, Queen Nara Gale, Skywarp, Jago, King of the Dragon-men, Ravage, the Lion-people of Ligra, Starscream, the Dragon-men of Ligra, Buzzsaw, Boss Sarpo, Soundwave, and Laughing Mask!
In the event that those expressive icons at the top (and bottom) of the page don't tell enough of the story for you to see what lies beyond them, here is a quick summary of just about everything on the site. I even added one or two pages that I didn't have room for in the navigation bar above (well it looks like I do, but there's more coming... oh yes.)
The New Universe: It was the world outside your window - at least, until the so-called White Event rippled across the face of the earth, leaving approximately two in every million people forever changed. With the dawn of the paranormal, the world would be forever changed - and for the worse - as various governments scrambled to master this new, uncontrollable power.
Gi Joe: a Real American Hero: Assembled from the very best members of the various armed forces, Special Counter-Terrorist Group Delta is also known by its nickname, Gi Joe. This group was created to handle all kinds of threats to democracy, but was forced to focus its efforts on Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world! Only Gi Joe stands between Cobra and its nefarious goal...!
Timely Heroes: The dawn of the heroic age, the 1940s were an era fraught with peril, both in the form of rampant fascism as well as villainous individuals of great personal power. The only thing standing in the way of their conquering the world were a loose band of stubborn, individualistic super heroes determined to protect freedom at all costs!
Transformers: hailing from a strange world and unknown and variable distance from our own, the Transformers are a race of mechanoid aliens who ceaselessly vie for control of their native Cybertron... and the universe beyond! Their misadventures described in countless variations, across television and comics and even live action film, the Transformers' battle is never-ending!
Variant Earth 13: Superficially reflecting the 'real' world, Variant Earth 13 is a nexus of sorts, a place that has an analogue of events in a multitude of other timelines. While the Powers That Be try to keep a lid on things and preserve the status quo, all manner of ascendant beings are quite active in the pursuit of their goals, and events are quickly spiraling out of control...
MSH Infinity: Built for adventures throughout a multiverse of possibility, the Planescape campaign setting featured a battle of ideas amidst incredible locations. The MSH Infinity reference will be an eventual translation of this incredible material into MSH RPG terms, allowing you to take your heroes on an adventure they won't soon forget - if they don't simply move in...!
Marvel Universe Miscellany: A place for those folks that don't quite fit into the sections above, the Marvel Universe Miscellany is a sort of repository for odds and ends that I've perpetrated over the years in statistical form, folks I don't want to build a whole reference for yet I wouldn't mind featuring on the site - since I did make them playable, after all.
Custom Rules: This is a compendium of the custom-built rules systems I have created for use by the general public. Currently, these rules are for the Universal Heroes Role Playing Game ('Classic' MSH RPG) as well as the 4C System: Edition 13 rules. I intend to eventually add Saga versions of all this material, as well as rules for one more game - but that's down the road some.
The Technohol 13 Master Roster: In the event that you are looking for a character you think I've covered in the past but don't want to leaf through the above sections to find him or her (or it), you can't do wrong to look here. This is a compendium of links to everyone I'm currently featuring on the site, in both their MSH Classic and Saga versions. It's huge but comprehensive!
Technoholic Updates: While I try to update the 'news' section above on a weekly schedule, more or less, I usually update the Updates page as soon as I've added something to the 13. Sometimes I'm working 'ahead' and sometimes I'm not, but that'll show you just what it is I'm up to at any given point in time, in the event that you're looking for the newest in Technoholic goods.
The Atomic Links: This is a collection of MSH RPG links I have assembled for you, either in a Classic or Saga flavor. The list seems to be dwindling rapidly of late, as AOL and now Geocities seems to be removing all their hosting services (or going under, as it may be). But these links nonetheless lead to additional MSH RPG material for your gaming use, so check them out when you're done here.
Technoholic Basics: This is a quick bit of information about the site itself, going a bit above and beyond what you see here on the 'main' page, and goes into my motivations for the site and so on. It's also where I've placed the Technoholic Color Changing Mechanism, in the event that you would rather pick your own color than go with the quasi-random Color Rotating Thingus I built a bit back.
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