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  • Um, "Nick at Nite" is retro television shows broadcast overnight on Nickelodeon's channel network. The vampire cop character, who went by the name "Nick Knight," was the lead in a Nineties TV drama titled, Forever Knight. https:…
  • This is the way the Elemental Gems are described on Champions Universe p. 92. Note that this was written before the events of the Vibora Bay apocalypse (which I'll touch on subsequently). One of the mystic items Robert Caliburn owns is the Flame Ge…
  • I used to live in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a major metal mining and smelting center. For decades the smoke-stacks of the smelters spewed pollution into the region's atmosphere unfiltered. Although anti-pollution standards have mostly eliminated tha…
  • Andondarkmore, I can't match Flowcyto's excellent expertise with character builds; but if you would have any interest in what the official setting has available in background history for a "mystic ninja", this thread breaks it down.
  • Weeeell... it's not a simple subject, and pulling the threads from different sources together takes time. I think I'll wait for someone to come up with more targeted questions before I decide to make the investment. ;)
  • BTW did you want to know more about the super scene in the wider Middle East, or just Egypt?
  • Getting power from Osiris seems to carry a lot of baggage. He has specific purposes in mind for his pawns, and doesn't mind lies or coercion to get them to fulfill those purposes. You might like your character to be channeled down a particular story…
  • (Quote) Hey, if you read mythology you know manipulating mortals rarely provokes outrage or even irritation among the gods. For many of them it's their favorite pastime. But that's rather different for the goddess Ma'at mentioned earlier on this t…
  • (Quote) I'm glad you found that helpful. :) (Quote) For that type of character, I have a CU precedent you may find inspirational. A'asifa Rumlia ("the Sandstorm") is a living, aware personification of the Arabian desert -- a mystical man…
  • (Quote) Funny you should mention that. :p I just recently noticed a relevant detail in Witchcraft's history from the Champions Universe book. As a result of a 2005 adventure when she, the Champions, and Dr. Ka helped the Egyptian gods prevent Set…
  • I used to love George Carlin's comedy. But as he got older he seemed to get increasingly bitter and nasty. He's right, though, the Earth will pick itself up just fine after we're gone. What saddens me is that we look to be taking a lot of our fello…
  • Going back to your initial request for a character background, not only is a family legacy of mystic power tied to Egypt possible, it's been done. During the late 1930's, the god Osiris imbued an American tourist at the Pyramids with magical powers…
  • Can't speak for anyone else, but I enjoy it. :) I realize you're on a budget, Speanoz, but if you have a general interest in the lore of the Champions Universe as set out in the PnP books, I would recommend picking up the book entitled, appropriate…
  • Say, instead of a vampire, how about a ghost? Champions has those too, including a couple of ex-cops.
  • Yup. See my post above. ;) But CO's focus on identifiable enemies for PCs to directly confront, means these villains often act more blatantly and, to be frank, stupidly, than their PnP descriptions would lead one to expect.
  • Good observation. It's at least a nod to avoiding explicit criminal activity that can be tied directly to the organization. But there's also this point you made: (Quote) When Mind Inc. was introduced in the Millennium City source book, PSI itself h…
  • I really wish Earth was getting an update. Looking around the globe, its OS seems to be full of bugs in need of a patch. :(
  • Well, the Dark Champions line is a lot more realistic than Champions, which that doesn't look like. Just using some titles and evocative imagery doesn't really translate to the concepts behind the setting. If Hero Games was going to make Dark Champ…
  • That is a reasonable rationalization, given the circumstances we encounter in CO. Mind you, considering how blatant the activities of these groups are often shown to be, the police and NPC heroes would have to be oblivious fools to not have realized…
  • ACI is a very diverse corporation, with its fingers in every pie Franklin Stone thinks he can wrest a profit from. That definitely includes scientific and technological research. "Attempts to genetically engineer superhumans" is among the …
  • Nar-Cola (as it's rendered in the Champions Universe source book) predates the Cryptic IP purchase, but is just a stand-in for Coca-Cola, without the copyright problem. (If you know the history of Coke you'll understand the appropriateness of the al…
  • There is much validity to what you have heard. B) To be clear, Multifarian Earth (aka Multifaria or the Multifarian) is Cryptic's creation, wildly extrapolated from a brief incident mentioned in the history of Luther Black in DEMON: Servants Of Da…
  • You're very welcome, Speanoz. I'm glad you found it helpful. And I thank you for your kind words. :) As I indicated earlier, Camelot probably does exist in Faerie today. My own pet theory (which is in no way official) is that it always has existed …
  • For your "vampire vigilante" character, I admit I'm uncertain what Hudson's demographic would have to do with whether that would be an "okay start." FWIW p. 16 of the Hudson City book breaks down the ethnicity of the city as 54% …
  • Well, maybe we could try a compromise approach. :) Are there particular things about either of the settings you're inquiring about that would be especially relevant to the characters you want to create or backgrounds you want to flesh out? The leas…
  • Fair enough. Concerns over Fair Use of the IP would still limit what I'd be comfortable transcribing, though. As an alternative for consideration, the above mentioned books can also be bought from the Hero Games store as a package, hard copy plus P…
  • Hey, speanoz! I would be happy to try to address those issues for you when I have time to do so. For now, I just want to mention that if it puts those books within reach of your budget, you can download both of them in PDF form from various online s…
  • Well, a tabletop RPG group need to all be on the same page for it to function. An MMO is a random smorgasbord of people, and its players will play what they want, whether it makes sense setting-wise or not.
  • (Quote) Actually, CO is much easier to insert such things into than most comic-book worlds, because while the PnP Champions Earth allows for their existence, in CO they're common and running around openly terrorizing people. Whether or not the aver…