Animator Aron Fromm was fortunate enough to work with Stan Lee and has created this wonderful animated video using audio from a real recording. Check it out, feel warm and fuzzy, and have a chuckle.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
I want to make a 5e supers book. I know that there are other systems that do supers. I also know that there are some 5e supers books out there, including the amazing Carbide City by Limitless-Adventures.
I've been playing around with two different ways to approach the game. The first is to create customizable archetypes. This is the route Carbide City went with. This is definitely a streamlined way to do the game. However it also seems a bit limiting.
The second option is to allow players to create a character of a specific level (probably 10 or 12) and include new archetypes in the books that are superhero themed. This definitely opens up character options, but feels like it might be way too much work to make sure there are enough classic options.
Both options are good, but I'm leaning towards the first option. I do want to point out that after characters are created, in general there stats will stay static. This is not to say that they won't grow and progress, but it won't be classic D&D leveling. Characters will have new options/feats to pick up as they complete story arcs. This is another reason, I think the second option might be more work than it's worth.
All of this aside, I'd like to know what you think?
Fortnite's Battle Royale Mode (which is what most folks play) is strange because yeah, the game is just about taking out other players, but there are events and things end game that advance the "story." One Constant in the game is the Banana character, Peely. There are several versions of him, my favorite being Agent Peely (from the spy themed last season). At one point in the series Peely was also trapped in a bunker with another character, Jonesy. In the following season's intro Peely was still alive, even though he was a banana smoothie being drank by Jonesy. He's even tangled with Thor. These things have influenced my 5e supers build of Peely.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
I've talked about it a bit and posted the trailer, but here is the comic prelude to the Fortnite and Marvel crossover. If you'd prefer to download the digital comic and read it with another program you can get it here at no cost.
I rewatched Birds of Prey and got me thinking about one of my favorite Batman villains, Zsasz. This dude is hella creepy, considering he has one of the highest body counts in DC and has no super powers. He believes that most folks lead meaningless lives (and has been known to refer to people as zombies) and that by killing them he is liberating them from their wasted existence.
I decided to give him the 5e treatment. While this is designed for use with Carbide City, you could easily use this in a regular 5e game and make him a master assassin.