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Linda Carter on Supergirl

She still looks great!
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New Web Host

I had to switch hosting providers because they decided to change the pricing on their plans.  I would end up getting much less for almost double what I was paying.  It’s a shame because I’ve never had a problem with their service and was with them for over 10 years.

Astronomy Day

It’s Astronomy Day.  I would be remiss in not posting something.

Orion's Constellation

Savage Rifts

Savage Rifts GM's Manual

The Kickstarter for the Savage Worlds version of Rifts is in day three now.  It was funded in two and a half minutes and, as of this writing, is sitting at $188,446 (asking $8000 to fund it).  Fantastic.  I cannot express my joy that one of the my favorite game settings is getting converted to one of my favorite RPG systems.

I’m 100 bucks shorter in the bank account and it was worth every penny.  The game looks beautiful, is being handled by a stellar company and I’m super excited to see the finished product.  If you are interested in one of the most imaginative game settings using a great RPG system then check them out.

Spider-Man (Icons RPG)

Spider-Man

aka Peter ParkerSpider-Man

Transformed

Prowess 6
Coordination 8
Strength 7
Intellect 5
Awareness 4
Willpower 7

Stamina 14
Determination X

Powers
Wall-Crawling 7
Danger Sense 8

Webshooters
– Swinging 7
– (and so much more)

Specialties
Science, Technology

Qualities
Great Responsibility,

Background
XX

Notes
As always, a work in progress.

 

 

Captain America (Icons RPG)

CAPTAIN AMERICACaptain_America

aka Steve Rogers

Trained

Prowess 8
Coordination 6
Strength 6
Intellect 5
Awareness 5
Willpower 8

Stamina 14
Determination X

Specialties
Art, Athletics, Leadership, Martial Arts, Military, Wrestling

Powers
Shield:
– Damage Resistance 10
– Ranged

Qualities
American Hero, Super Soldier Serum

Background
XX

Notes
As always, a work in progress.

US Jones

U.S. Jones
Name:
Uriel ‘Uri’ Sasha Jones
Marital Status: Engaged
Known Relatives: Numerous
Group Affiliation: G-Men, Secret Service
Base of Operations: Washington, DC, Mobile
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 190lbs
Eyes: Green  Hair: Brown

History
Uri’s mother Elana emigrated from Russia with her parents, younger sister and four brothers. His father, Max Jones is a retired Air Force colonel and current senator.  With one parent being an immigrant and the other a former serviceman, Uri grew up in a very patriotic household.

After graduating from college he followed in his fathers footsteps and enlisted in the Air Force becoming a Pararescueman.  There he excelled and quickly rose through the ranks becoming a team leader.

He was recruited into the Secret Service by his former commander and then on to the ‘G-Men’ team when the government wanted it’s own specialized team of costumed operatives to investigate super powered crimes and liaise with the burgeoning superhero community.

His role on the team is Field Commander.

Personality
Family man. very intelligent and has an amazing grasp of tactics.

Appearance
Dressed as a typical Secret Service agent; black suit, sunglasses, ear piece and wrist mic.  He also has a more tactical outfit consisting of black fatigues, body armor and an M4.

Equipment
S&W M&P40
Personalized M4

Design Notes
The patriotic costume had to go.  Not because it was patriotic but because it was hideous looking.  Although the costume does indeed show up…

ICONS: The Assembled Edition now available!

It’s here, it’s awesome, and it’s on sale for the next couple days.  Grab a copy from Drive Thru RPG now.

 

 

 

Well this is exciting. ICONS: The Assembled Edition is coming

ICONS, a superhero RPG created by Steve (Mutants & Masterminds) Kenson is getting a new edition. Not only that, it is going to put out under Steve’s own gaming company Ad Infinitum Adventures.  He will be partnering with Green Ronin who will publish and distribute it.

Icons Assembled

Yes, it’s a cactus man.

For those of you that haven’t heard of ICONS and are looking for a fun, easy to play, supers RPG, I strongly urge you to check it out.  It has it’s roots in the classic Marvel Super Heroes Game by TSR as well as a dice mechanic influenced by the Fudge RPG.  It’s an excellent blending of the two and one of my top go to supers RPG’s.

From Green Ronin’s site:

The Assembled Edition brings Icons up-to-date with all that has happened since its initial publication and gives Ad Infinitum a solid foundation to build upon. It includes updates from Great Power (while preserving that book’s value as an expanded powers book) along with a lot of “core” material like pyramid tests (in all their glorious variations), supplemental rules from Villainomicon and Team-Up, and updated art and graphic design in the style of Great Power, all in a beautiful new hardcover book!

ICONS: The Assembled Edition is due out this summer.