September 24th, 2011

Voodoo Dolly

"Oh, WOW!"

So, what's the most eye-catching thing you've ever seen in an RPG book -- the kind of thing which made your eyes widen and made you go "holy crap!"

For me, it was the combat section of Werewolf: the Apocalypse, where you got to see Albrecht and Mari Cabrah throw down.  Each page gave just a little more '!' factor to it, right up to the point where they switched to Crinos, Mari threw down some wasp talons, and then slammed Albrecht with some brutal swipes before he ripped out her intestines.  My friend and I were just gaping as we turned page after page and watched the carnage.

I still can't believe she survived that...

To this day, I don't think anything's beaten that.  A shame that not even Exalted packed that kind of punch.
Anyone else have any memories to share?
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Calling All Heroes

So. I'm looking at running a Marvel superhero game, and I find myself with a conundrum: what system to use? I'm not a fan of Hero Systems/Champions, and maybe I'm just not smart enough, but the current Mutants and Masterminds set-up confuses the hell out of me. I still can't figure out the damage chart and crap. x.x;

So, any ideas? At the moment, I'm considering the old Marvel Superheroes (FASERIP, anybody?) and Aberrant.

Game Maps a Go-Go

I've been lucky enough to have some downtime lately- since my classes are all T-Th and two of my classes were cancelled this past Thursday, I'm enjoying a six-day weekend, with nothing much to do but work on one small paper and one set of plans for a client. I've also been playing around with GIMP 2 as a rendering tool for my usual line of work (freelance architectural designer).

I've always loved maps and tend to over-draw maps for pretty much any campaign I run. All things considered, I decided to just go crazy with it and draw some gaming-friendly stuff to post on DeviantArt.

What I've drawn so far can be found at under the 'Gaming Stuff' folder. Feel free to gank anything that you can use for your own campaigns- there are no watermarks and you do NOT have to pay for the download itself (right-click, 'save image as'...). I'm just happy to share.

Also, if you have any requests, please leave me a message here or on DA. I can't promise that I can answer every request- or answer any of them in a timely manner- but I'll be happy to do what I can. All I've done to date is fantasy-medieval maps, but I will eventually try my hand at modern buildings, terrain maps, starship deck plans, sailing ship deck plans, etc...