Technohol 13: Marvel Super Heroes RPG (Classic & Saga) Material
Thursday, May 23, 2013
(posted May 19th, 2013)
Welcome back to another installment of Technohol 13! As was the case the week before, I have been working a lot of overtime, and thus haven't had a lot of Technoholic Time, due to both that and having a variety of responsibilities at home - not to mention work required to prepare for an imminent road trip. However, I've nonetheless got a couple of things worked out for your gaming pleasures.
To start with, I've gone and upgraded four character descriptions from my Timely Heroes reference, those being the three adventurers (Dave Dean, Zephyr Jones and Zara of the Jungle) and the one fugitive (Wing Po)! Sure, there were the two easiest character collections to deal with, but they seemed a good place to start. So now they have Edition 13 variations, as they should!
That's primarily what I got sorted out this last week - apologies for not getting more of my extant work in line - much less failing to add anybody new to the mix. I'd like to add the Inveterate Invertebrate this next week, having at least made some progress on his sorry self already, though I dunno what I'll manage in the next four days. For I'll be driving out of Dayton come Saturday, after all.
But I'll try to get some stuff done for all y'all. It'll either be the revision of some more Timely Heroes entries, Transformers: Robots in Disguise entries, or even some G.I. Joe stuff, which I've barely started configuring into their final form. Yes, I thought I was done with the vast majority of these fellows, but you know how that goes. And I'd like to get them sorted before I start on the Cobra stuff proper.
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I've added plenty to the 13 of late, including 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, the Copyright Infringer, Yash Alloy, Quentin's Quirky Quack, Old Gruff, Ironhide, Transistorized Ted, Huffer, Hacks, and Trailbreaker!
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: 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...
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...!
Miscellaneous Characters: A place for those folks that don't quite fit into the sections above, the Miscellaneous Character Handbook 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 the work to get 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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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.
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