Technohol 13: Marvel Super Heroes RPG (Classic & Saga) Material
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
(posted March 9th, 2014)
So it is now the final month in this, our sixteenth year of Technohol. Of course when I put it like that I feel especially old... bleah. But at any rate, this is where we sit, and I've only got one more month to feel like I've really accomplished something with this year of work on the 13. I mean, I know I did, but sometimes it doesn't feel like it when I have so many things left unfinished.
So lets get on with the finishing, right?
To this end, I have been grinding away at the remaining restorative work I have left in the Timely Heroes reference. Since we last spoke, I have rehabilitated the last character descriptions in this body of work that needed doing, my extant summaries of the so-called Twelve. Yep, I've cleaned up the Black Widow, Dynamic Man, Mastermind Excello, Mister E, the Phantom Reporter, and the Witness!
Furthermore, I have reproduced modern day variants on the Golden Age entries I produced for these folks. Well, five of them at least. While I have indeed otherwise modernized the Phantom Reporter's character description, his 'powers' blank is still empty, as I have to research the Fiery Mask before I actually add those abilities in. Since the Fiery Mask gave the Phantom Reporter his powers before he died, after all.
Which means I'll probably get around to producing a proper Fiery Mask description soon, in order to at least claim all my extant loose ends in this part of the 13 are wrapped up. And if the motivation and/or inspiration hits me, I may add one or two more members of the Twelve in before moving on to the last thing that requires sorting out once and for all this Technoholic year.
You know, those giant robots! Last year, I'd gone and started up an overhaul of the Transformers: Robots in Disguise thing, before my magpie-like attention span drew me in another direction. Most of this work is done, with like what, twenty-ish villains that need cleaning up still. So I'll probably get going on that here imminently, so that I can start up on something new come the next, seventeenth Technoholic year.
Even if that 'something new' is another clean-up task.
So that's what I'll mainly be up to over the next couple of weeks, I imagine. I'd also wanted to finish moving the rest of the 4C System: Edition 13 stuff over to my new text flow format, but that may have to keep for now. Or I'll squeeze bits of it in here and there, as time permits. Or, again, depending on my atrocious attention span. My updates have been going two directions after all, until very recently.
What, you can 'Like' (insert pedantic game here), but not the 13? For shame!
I've added plenty to the 13 of late, including the Fiery Mask, the Lady At, the Slaggregator, Satokata Matsu, (just) Matsu, Murdermouth, Khronos, the Inveterate Invertebrate, the Grim Determinator, the Terrible Thingus, B'ntri (Typical), Yesterday's Yvonne, Basher Bob, Xenia Xylia, the Robothorrior, Junge Donner, Typical League Electronicists, the Force Exponentializer, and the Copyright Infringer!
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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: Robots in Disguise: Traveling to our world across both space and time, the diabolical Megatron has come to our planet to seize control of the incredibly powerful Fortress Maximus - and will destroy anyone and anything that gets in the way of this goal! It's too bad for him, then, that the Autobots were ready for him and his flunkies, and literally had years to prepare for his arrival...
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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!
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