Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Recent Purchases

I've been on a bit of a spending spree lately. I have acquired Agon and Og Unearthed Edition in hard copy and Cartoon Action Hour and Thousand Suns in pdf. I've only had the chance to read a bit of Agon so far. It is about what I expected which is a positive thing in this case. I really like the list of Greek names in the back of the book.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Supers! and Percy Jackson

I was discussing Supers! with my son yesterday before our gaming session and I mentioned that Conan had been statted up for Supers! over at Vargold. First I had to explain who Conan was and then I had to tell him that I would usually create Conan for a game like Barbarians of Lemuria. Then I casually mentioned we could probably run Percy Jackson, his current obsession (along with Supers!), with Supers! Well, that was that. He Gm'd the second session of our Supers! campaign and then charged me with creating a Percy Jackson campaign. I think it will be pretty simple. I just need to translate the various powers displayed into the superhero powers and I'm set. He's already created an original character so the game isn't going to include Percy directly. I'll run it in that style but make it our own.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dogs of W*A*R

I don't think I mentioned that I picked up the PDF of Dogs of W*A*R by Simon Washbourne about a month ago. It is his men's adventure adaptation of BoL. I read it through and it is about what you would expect from such an adaptation. Aimed at the Mack Bolan/A-Team type vibe. It meets this goal. There are tweaks to the professions' system and it covers firearms and such. I think this could be a fun game if you are in the mood for this type of action. Problem is I'm not in the mood for it. I really don't know why. I read it and it left me cold. At one time I would've eaten a game like this up. Maybe my tastes will drift back toward it.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


My son decided he wanted to GM of Supers! for me. Here is the character I created for his game.

Jesse Peters grew up poor and alone in the Burnside area of Supercity. His single mother worked long hours to support the two of them and being small for his age the other kids picked on him mercilessly. One day he discovered a hidden cave in a hillside near his home. Although the cave was damp it became Jesse's refuge from the world. He began to spend more and more time there. He explored it's deeper recesses and attempted to make it more comfortable. What he didn't know was that the ground water was contaminated with toxic waste from the nearby power plant. Prolonged exposure effected Jesse's skin and metabolism. One day he woke up with a severe rash. He hid it from his mother as long as he could because he knew she would spend what little money they had on medicine to comfort him. Soon he began to change. His skin turned rough and grey. He grew stronger and healed from injuries quicker. It turned out that the toxic waste combined with the dirt and concrete from the hillside above changed Jesse into a concrete monster. Ashamed he disappeared. The few people who saw him thought he was a monster. Jesse retreated to him cave and lived a solitary life there. He only emerged at night when he was less likely to be seen. One night he saw an elderly man being attacked by a gang of thugs. With barely a thought Jesse leaped into action and drove the thugs away. After this he decided to turn his misfortune into a positive force. He became Concrete.

Name: Jesse Peters

Composure 3D
Fortitude 4D
Reaction 2D
Will 2D

Fighting 3D
Streetwise 2D
All the Rest 1D

Armor 4D
Elemental Control - Earth 3D
Regeneration 1D
Super-Strength 5D


Disreputable (Looks like a monster)
Strange Looking

I can't wait to play.