Technohol 13: Marvel Super Heroes Role-Playing Game Material

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

(posted on August 9th, 2022)

Hey there, everybody!

I know that it's kind of been silent running here at the 13 over the last few months, but in my defense I am working to transform a school bus into a residence. In addition to the actual construction involved, I've been having to learn how to service various bus systems as they break down or, as often happens, when I break them. But at least the latest failure, in the air brake system, wasn't my fault. Not this time.

Nonetheless, I've been banging away at one of the last of my ongoing rule bits still in progress, that being the Entreaty Spells document. I've finally finished the actual writing for the Universal Heroes variation on this last planned expansion to my Book of Magic, and am in the middle of a final proofreading before I can produce the 4C System: Edition 13 and (maybe) the Saga System 13 variations on that theme.

That's right, since last we spoke, I've finally added flavor detail to all the spells included in this 'micro' expansion that didn't already have any, those being the twenty-ish magic formulas I added to the magic system that weren't there previously. This on top of the twenty-ish spells I wrote as regular powers with the intent of plugging them in to the rest of the rules, and the ten completely original entreaty spells.

Furthermore, I completed all the capsule descriptions I originally planned for when I started this inexplicable work - and several more. I'm up to sixty-nine at my current count, though while I filled out bullet lists of 'honorably mentioned' deities from Mesopotamia, I saw that a lot more details for some of those have been uncovered, so I may expand on them a bit further down the line. But, I won't be doing that now.

Over the next few days, the plan is to wrap up my proofreading on this thing, and then produce the missing game variations on this theme, the latter of which tasks will be quite easy since there won't be any crunchy game bits to convert. Yeah, that'll just take a bit of time to produce or complete each of those other documents, and then I'll be done working on extant rules business I've started previously. Finally!

After that, I'm not sure what I'll be up to. I am still working on the skoolie, after all, so my 'leisure' time is highly limited. But if I find the time and/or energy to keep on after I wrap up that thing, I'll figure something out. I've got a lot of Cobra stuff what needs writing, after all, and if I can get over my burnout on GI Joe business, that may be on deck. I guess we'll see once we get there, though.

At any rate, thanks for sticking with me over the last few months, if not the years I've been pounding away at this silly obsession of mine. I can't make any promises about anything else for the forseeable future, but if I manage to pull anything else together, I'll mention it on the updates page, so feel free to keep an eye on that if you're curious what, if anything, I've finished up!

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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: 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!

Myths and Legends: Something of a new project I'm working on, Myths and Legends is an attempt to document, in RPG terms, a variety of obscure deities that most of you have never even heard of. Most of them will be from the land of Babylon, but others will be from additional places. Drop by and check out the divine when you've got the time!

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.

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