Saturday, March 2, 2024

It’s Morbin’ Time!

Sometimes I find random stat blocks that need to be shared. This is one of them. I found it on in this Reddit post.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Code 8 (2019)

 

Plot
In a world where 4% of the population are born with special powers, those with special gifts are marginalized. Once seen as a boon, they are now hated and discriminated against. They are policed by automaton police drones called guardians. To get money to provide medical care for his dying mother, a young powered individual, Conner, gets mixed up with some powered criminals. 

Review
Michael, one of the creators of Carbide City, recommended this flick to me because he said it was similar to the setting. I can definitely see some parallels. There is definitely a pre-Days of Future Past X-Men vibe too. The population fear those with powers and the Guardians are stand-ins for sentinels. Despite being a powered/supers film, the film isn't super flashy. This works and gives it a grounded and gritty feel. The story is a classic crime drama, with comic book fantasy elements added. The acting is pretty good, though I'm not the biggest fan of Stephen Amell. I enjoyed his cousin Robbie's performance. 

There is some nice world building, though I'd also liked to know more. For example, there is an epidemic of a drug called Psyke. It's made from powered individuals' spinal fluid, but it's effects are really discussed. Also, there is some sort of over-arching criminal organization called the Trust, but we don't learn too much about them. 

A sequel dropped on Netflix this week and I hope it answers these questions. 

In Your Game 
While Carbide City appears to be welcoming to Evo's there is a darker side of things and the ERT (Evo Response Team) could easily be replaced by the robots like the guardians at some point. 

Guardian

Medium Construct, Unaligned

Armor Class: 18 (police gear and metal chasis)
Hit Points: 52 (8d8+16)
Speed: 30 ft.
Challenge: 3 (700 XP)

Str 14 (+2) Dex 14 (+2) Con 14 (+2) Int 7 (-2) Wis 10 (+0) Cha 3 (+0)

Saving Throws: Con +4, Wis +2
Skills: Athletics +4, Perception +2
Damage Immunities: poison, psychic
Condition Immunities: blinded, charmed, deafened, exhaustion, frightened, paralyzed, petrified, poisoned
Senses: passive Perception 12
Languages: English

Unique Features
Police Link: Guardians are linked directly to the police database. 

Actions
Multiattack: The Guardian makes two Unarmed or three Submachine Gun attacks.
Unarmed: Melee Attack. +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4+2) bludgeoning damage.
Submachine Gun: Ranged Weapon Attack +4, range 160 yrd., one target. Hit: 11 (2d8+2) piercing damage.

Fuccubus Friday


 

Fuccubus Friday

 


Thursday, February 29, 2024

Mörk Borg Action Figure w/ Zine by Stockholm Kartell

Dread Risen will be a fully articulated Mörk Borg action figure with accompanying zine released by Severed Toys, the new company from Justin at Severed Books.

The project doesn't lunch until April, but I wanted to help spread the word. If you back within the first 48 hours you get a Kickstarter exclusive flanged mace for it. 

The Rock n’ Smash Express

Check out this comic and wrestling crossover featuring the Thing, Hulk, and controversial wrestling figure Jim Cornette.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

A Regular Dude Named Jeffrey

I saw this on Facebook Reels and though it needed the 5e supers treatment because I like making dumb (but totally usable) stats.


Jeffrey
Medium Humanoid, Neutral Evil

Armor Class: 11 
Hit Points: 67 (9d8+27)
Speed: 30 ft.
Challenge: 3 (700 XP)

Str 18 (+4) Dex 12 (+1) Con 16 (+3) Int 10 (+0) Wis 10 (+0) Cha 10 (+0)

Saving Throws: Str +6
Skills: Athletics +6,
Senses: passive Perception 10
Languages: English

Unique Traits
Grappler: Jeffrey has advantage on all attack rolls against creatures he is grappling. 

Actions
Mutliattack: Jeffrey makes two unarmed attacks.
Unarmed: Melee Attack. +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) bludgeoning damage.
Pin: Jeffrey makes a grapple check against an opponent already grappled. If he succeeds he and the creature are restrained until he grapple ends.
Throw A Dude At Another Dude: Jeffrey makes a grapple check against an opponent already grappled. If he succeeds then he can make a ranged attack, throwing the individual at a target. Ranged Attack. +3 to hit, range 10 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) bludgeoning damage, the thrown creature takes the same amount of bludgeoning damage.

The Cryptid Manual - An Unusual Creatures RPG Monster Manual Kickstarter

 You only have 5 days left to back The Cryptid Manual by Bloat Games. This tome of beasties will drop for multiple systems: Dungeons and Dragons 5e, DCC RPG, Old-School Essentials, and SURVIVE THIS!! and SURVIVE THIS!! Ultimate Edition.


In my opinion, the original Cryptid Manual is one of the best looking monster books of all time. This Kickstarter will update that (in some versions) and all the versions include the Cryptid Manual II content, which features all new original art from Holly Wholahan, a really cool artist I met at the Goatman Festival.

Bloat Games never disappoint and this awesome collection of cryptids are getting stats for some great games. You should definitely consider backing the Kickstarter today.