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  • bricedaury wrote: » Is that the cannon reason for the Powerpuff Champions pic with Seeker and Quantum in it? Nah, that pic was just a cute bit of fan service for veteran Champions players.
  • Seeker was a member of the previous incarnation of the official Champions hero team -- an orphaned Australian swashbuckling martial artist trained in ninjutsu by an Outback survivor of a WW II Japanese ninja recon team. Yeah, I know. But i…
  • Huh, it works repeatedly for me. I can't suggest what your issue might be. Maybe you can view this thread from the Champions Online Roleplayers community forum. It reprints the same info, albeit it drifts a lot more than the one from this forum. …
  • ealford1985 wrote: » Read almost any bio in there *dead parents* God...I sure hope Caprice isn’t in p&p It is, but it's very substantially different. It makes a lot more sense. Here's a nice summary of what's appeared in print ab…
  • If you saw the thread elsewhere on this sub-forum, "Bird-based Heroes/Villains," you'll have noticed that Nighthawk recruited a whole team of supers to assist him in his war against VIPER; including two younger heroes, Scarlet Archer III and Microma…
  • In a straight martial-arts fight, probably. Both the beginner and veteran Hero System write-ups for Seeker put more emphasis on his martial-arts skills. Nighthawk is also a detective and gadgeteer. However, if Nighthawk had access to his gadgets tha…
  • Cryptic representatives have repeatedly assured us that while Champions Online is far from a cash-cow, based on the existing fan base and the resources currently budgeted for it, it more than pays for itself. There don't seem to be any foreseeable p…
  • Nighthawk's original write-up appeared in the Champions "genre book," comprising guidelines and examples for using the Hero System rules (published separately) to run superhero games. That is, the genre book for the Fifth Edition of the game -- it w…
  • Well, the answer depends on what you're looking to do. If you actually want to play the tabletop game, Champions Complete does provide essentially the full Hero System (the game-mechanic engine), as well as genre-playing advice and optional rules ge…
  • Oh, well, since you asked so nicely... There are a few heroes with a "bird" theme who have been fully written up for the current official setting, in terms of detailed history, personality, appearance, and full PnP game stats. The other active o…
  • Maybe it's related to Sunshine, Witchcraft's familiar.
  • I did think of another possible mentorship route for your character, less exotic and more traditional. Germany's most prominent masked crime-fighter, Der Bogenshutze ("the archer"), is similar to the Green Arrow -- wealthy, a master archer using …
  • Well, there are at least a couple of notable prehistoric archer groups your character could potentially inherit from. During the Turakian Age, the Thunder-Archers was an order of priests devoted to the storm-god Hornbrek. Like him they wielded bo…
  • Just to be clear, I didn't mean to imply the identity of Scarlet Archer is open for someone to take up -- last we read it was still being used. I only meant that this sort of succession of identities is common in Champions. Quite a few heroic monike…
  • What an interesting way of phrasing the question. As with the mainstream comics companies, the bow is a not-uncommon weapon of choice for Champions supers. Several official heroes and villains use them, especially those who rely on skill more th…
  • Empyreans can look like any of the ethnicities of humanity, although some of their parents are from ethnic groups who have since gone extinct. They're almost always very attractive by human standards. Even their non-Empyrean children tend to be unus…
  • Empyreans have involved themselves in human affairs almost since homo sapiens evolved. While not revealing their true origins, they nevertheless often opt for high-profile, glamorous lifestyles. In the past a few have directly intervened in human ac…
  • Empyreans tend to categorize themselves according to their "generations." The Ancients were the First Generation; their children make up the Second Generation; the Third Generation were born from Second Gen parents; and so on. While which Generation…
  • Greetings, crm14916! Welcome to our little corner of the Internet. I hope you enjoy your visits here. Since you raise the issue of what you need to know, I don't know whether you have any interest in the lore behind the setting, but if so you w…
  • Well, Ego Damage as CO uses the term is not directly analogous to anything in Champions tabletop, although there are some conceptual similarities. In Hero System, the Ego Characteristic is defined as a measure of a character's willpower and general …
  • chaosdrgnz43 wrote: » Bring him to Caprice. I hear it's a nice place. Um, if he's not experienced with social role-playing -- and role-players -- you might want to hold off on that for a while.
    in Finally Comment by bulgarex January 2
  • I made an inexcusable oversight in my summation of published IHA activities, which I now hasten to try to rectify. The fourth scenario in the adventure compilation book, Champions Battlegrounds, titled "Under Construction," involves a new skyscr…
  • spinnytop wrote: » o3o​​ Serious balloon-thighs going on there.
  • But it does slide nicely along Occam's Razor.
  • Superhero costume styles tend to be incestuous. After Superman first showed up in a cape lots of supers just had to have one. Eclipse actually being a "living sunspot" may have been real or just a line she spun. In the supers genre, what sounds …
  • Were you actually looking for an in-game explanation for the boots? Because of course the probable real answer is that CO devs don't aspire to consistency at that level of detail in reusing costume pieces. But if you do want an explanation, remember…
  • For a previous edition of Champions, an adventure featuring the actual Santa Claus was published in an issue of Adventurers Club, Hero Games' periodical dealing with all aspects of Hero System gaming. The plot of "The Fright Before Christmas" involv…
  • Well, since I happened to stop by... The game books don't specifically address Santa Claus's place in the Champions Universe. However, the Imaginal Realms are astral dimensions which are home to all the entities formed out of human imagination a…
  • I don't think a majority of gamers today understand the conventions of superhero comics. They're just not as popular as they used to be; and while movies based on them currently are, they don't offer a large enough sample size to fully convey the co…
  • kaosarcanna wrote: » Okay, I want at least an instanced mission where we fight in a sentient swamp. About four miles wide and ten miles long, the San Sebastien Swamp is a protected wilderness area just to the north of Vibora Bay, too marshy…