Saturday, August 19, 2017

Light City - Wolverine, Lord of the Vampires

Wolverine

Real Name: James Howlett
First Appearance: What If.... #24 (1991)
AC 3 [16]      HD: 9    Attacks:  Claws (2d6+2) or Bite (1d6, see below)   Special: see below    Move: 12/15 (flying/bat form)

Wolverine can cast the following spells: Charm Person 3/day

A fearsome foe before his transformation, vampire Wolverine is even deadlier. His adamatium claws ignore nearly all forms of damage reduction. He can turn into a bat and has incredible strength. He is immune to damage from mundane weapons. He might be knocked back by a solid hit with a shovel or something of that nature (but it doesn't actually do damage). He regenerates 5 HP every round.  However, fire affects him just like it would any other man. He also takes 10 points of damage a round when in direct contact with the sun. Holy water can harm him and if presented by someone with conviction (though not necessarily religious conviction), he can be held at bay with a cross. He can be killed if a wooden stake is driven into his heart while in his coffin or by direct sunlight.

Anyone killed by Wolverine's bite will rise as a vampire. Being undead, he can be resurrected via certain black magics.


#RPGADAY2017 - Day 19


Day 19: Which RPG features the best writing?

As an RPG product line I think Lamentations of the Flame Princess has the best writing. Yes I admit that art and layout factor in to why I love Lamentations of the Flame Princess, but when it boils down to it the writing is what has me hooked. +James Raggi, +Zak Sabbath+Rafael Chandler+Patrick Stuart+Kelvin Green+Kiel Chenier have all written adventures (or supplements) that have had me rave (in the good way I assure you). These folks have style in spades. Their prose is engaging and *gasp* useful as well.      


I do want to give a shout out to +Venger Satanis as well. His books are really well written too. His tone and references are always on point.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Skrulls (Marvel Crawl Classics)

There's no real reason to plan a secret invasion now that Earth is wasteland, but that doesn't mean that we're skrull-free true believer.

Skrulls

The skrulls (technically the Deviant Skrulls) are an extraterrestrial race of shapeshifters. They are a fierce warrior race who carved an interstellar empire out of the Andromeda Galaxy. There warlike nature brought them into conflict with other aliens empires, such as the Kree and the Shi'ar, as well as the heroes of Earth.

Few skrulls frequent Earth since the apocalypse, but there are rumors of skrull communities in the wastelands.

Skrull: Init +2; Atk punch +2 melee (1d4, 10' reach); AC 11; HD 1d6+2; MV 30, Fly 30' ; Act 1d20; SP: Shape change; SV Fort +2, Ref +1, Will +1; AL N.

Skrulls can alter their forms into anything they imagine, organic or inorganic. However even in these new forms they gain no new powers and retain their humanoid internal physiology. Due to their malleable physiology the skrulls can grow wings to fly and stretch their limbs when needed.

#RPGADAY2017 - Day 18


Day 18: Which RPG you played the most in your life?

I've definitely played more D&D than anything else. I started playing with 2e (along with some 1e and basic thrown in) when I was 10. Six years later I switched to 3e when it was released. When 4e came out we played a lot of it. I'm not currently playing any regular games of D&D, but the last one I did was a 5e game. I can safely say I have enjoyed all editions of D&D. There are some that I like more than others, but they're all still pretty fun.

In case you were wondering which of the various editions I've played the most, it's 3.0/3.5. It (and it's spawn Pathfinder) seem to be the favourite of most of my friends. I think the reason I played it the most is it was the D&D that was prominent when was in high school and college (which seem like my glory days when I played D&D constantly).

In case your curious, 5e is my favourite. For me its the best of all editions version of D&D.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Poison Knife

You may have seen this picture before. It's from The Hero Yoshihko and the Demon King's Castle. I think it's really damn funny.

I finally decided to watch the full scene. It's even funnier. Enjoy!


#RPGADAY2017 - Day 17


Day 17: Which RPG have you owned the longest and not played?

Once again, that distinction goes to Changeling the Dreaming. I bought the core book and player's guide in 2000 and have still yet to play it. Well I ran 2 short sessions of it, but I've never actually played and I don't know that I count those.

Since that initial purchase I've bought many other Changeling books that I'll never play...




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Light City - Krampfhund

Here's another bit of Reich fodder inspired by Wolfenstein.


Krampfhund

Krampfhund are armored and genetically augmented German Shepherds employed by the Reich as attack dogs.

AC: 7 [12] HD: 2 Attacks: bite (1d6) Move: 15 

It was a pleasure taking these two out in Wolfenstien: Old Blood.
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Please note these posts aren't to glorify Nazis by any means. My hope is you include them in your Light City game and pulverise every white supremacist bastard into a bloody pulp. Once Continual Light is released my favourite Nazi-killing protagonist BJ Blazkowics is going to get the Light City treatment.