Technohol 13: Marvel Super Heroes RPG (Classic & Saga) Material
Sunday, October 23, 2016
(posted September 9th, 2016)
Though my life is full of mayhem right now, I've been trying to keep at the 13, at least a little bit. For one thing, I've turned my attention upon the Manual of the Psi, and have (I hope) eradicated the Pronoun Problem from it, as well as considerably shoring up the grammar and general flow of the text. It was pretty darn good to begin with, but fresh eyes are always a good thing, eh?
On top of this, I cleaned up the 4C System: Edition 13 variation on this work. Oh, and I added two new powers to the mix, and ported them (one being an all new power, and one being a modification to an extant one) to the other character creation guides I've concocted over the last few years, such as the Textbook Character Treatise, the Technical Reference, and the Deionomicon.
But what about the Book of Magic, you ask? Funny you mention that, for I've gone and overhauled the text for that as well! I think I have cleansed the Book of its Pronoun Problem as well, not to mention made its text a whole lot tighter. And since I originally (re)wrote that thing five or so years ago, it was probably due. Oh, and I finally built its Edition 13 variant, as well. You're welcome!
The only thing lacking from the Book is an overhaul of its spell list. When I first built the Book's smaller spell list, that seemed like a good idea at the time, but the abilities available on the spell lists seem woefully insufficient when compared to the laundry list of powers one can get in the other character generation guides. Thus, I intend to clean that up next, as time permits.
That just leaves the massive, mammoth Powers document that needs refining. That's the only place that still suffers from the Pronoun Problem in all my many and various rules works, so that will be coming up next. And is a task that will likely take a very, very long time. I have to do four versions of each power at once, after all, lest I lose out on any improvements that occur to me in progress.
But wait, there's more! Despite not really having the time to, I thought I would build up another Transformers character description. This time around, I whipped up Cosmos for your gaming pleasure, even if he's kind of weird - even by Transformers standards. He's one of those 'bots who is normally one size, but somehow can fit others within himself who are bigger than he. It's... strange.
My time is still quite fleeting of late, but I felt the need to at least make a quick news blurb so you knew I wasn't dead. Or in prison. Or dead in prison! I'm still not sure when I'll be able to resume regular updates here at the 13, but I've got one or two loose ends I'd really like to cinch up, at the very least, so I'll be back before too long with another update or two - mark my words!
I've added plenty to the 13 of late, including Cosmos, Doctor Manyac, the Green Flame robots, Skids, Basil Drake, Mor the Mighty, Antons, Prince Omei, Vagabond, Uridezu (Tanar'ri), Doctor Lorrof, Onees, Gnorrkin, Megatron, Gnorr, Rumble, the Shark, Reflector, Living Corpses, Laserbeak, Doctor Bruno Varoz, Thundercracker, Mick Bronson, Frenzy, Queen Nara Gale, and Skywarp!
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