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It really captures the feeling of the height of Marvel and DC without being Marvel or DC to me. It has such a good vibe. It is hard to even explain what I mean by that.

Like you read through the books, and it really feels like there is this large source material they are drawing from with a bunch of history.

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This is why I asked to play in the GI Joe game. GI Joe is a massive part of my childhood. Comics, TV, toys, whatever. It was my go-to over Transformers, He Man, or anything else. I spent all of my allowance from ages 7 to about 10 buying GI Joe figures.
The GI Joe comics were a big influence on me as a child and inspired an interest in the military that lasted into adulthood. Larry Hama 's experience in the military grounded the comic and gave it a verisimilitude that was exciting to a child who was already bored to death of age-appropriate media that lacked any substance. I did collect the toys to a lesser extent but they were largely unaffordable. Even though I found cartoon to be far inferior to the comic and openly scorned it to my friends I still faithfully watched it along with Robotech.
 

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Freedom City is probably my favorite setting of any that I’ve seen. The books are really great too.
I usually run supers games in homebrew worlds or start them in Marvel/DC and go from there. Freedom City is the only non-Marvel/DC supers setting that I've based a whole campaign on. I know it's Marvel/DC with the serial numbers filed off, but it's done with such love and meticulous attention to detail that it sings.
 

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In the UK GI JOE was a comic called Battle: Action Force and was, I imagine, very different, even though it was very similar. I feel like that's a rabbit-hole I should head down.
 

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Marvel GI Joe and Transformers comics were my childhood. I still remember going through back issue boxes and flea markets and dingy comic shops trying to find cheap ones I didn't have.

I remember in the late 90s when I finally got to read all of the Marvel TF comics unbroken because someone had scanned it all and built a website on like angelfire or geocities that would get DMCAed in like 2 seconds nowadays. I had about 75% of them in actual issues at the height of my collection, though I think that most of them are gone now due to a storage room flooding ;_;.
 

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Which issue was it where they put a bunch of Joes into a pit and shot them to cut down the character count?
 

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Which issue was it where they put a bunch of Joes into a pit and shot them to cut down the character count?
That was 109. That was the end of what I call the second tier of gijoe, or the beginning of third. It depends how you feel about that story. In my opinion the best era of the comic was 1-60, with diminishing returns after that.
 

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I've over all heard good things about M&M over the past few years. I'm just not a big super heroes gamer. Apologizes to everyone here who is, I know that's heresy. I'll play it though if given the chance, i'm just not much into wanting to run it. I'll have to snag the core book sooner or later though just to read through and scratch my mechanics itch.
Holler at me since we are local. I’ve got extra copies of the Deluxe Players Handbook I’m getting rid of (along with some other M&M3 books if you are interested in any).
 

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Holler at me since we are local. I’ve got extra copies of the Deluxe Players Handbook I’m getting rid of (along with some other M&M3 books if you are interested in any).
Is that this book?


Edit: BTW, did I miss a meeting? A lot of you have suddenly changed your posting picture or altered in zany ways.
 

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Is that this book?

It is. Also have a non Deluxe and a Basic. All are hardcover except the non deluxe book.

 

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Why do you have 3 copies of the Deluxe Player's Handbook?

Probably the same reason I do that on occasion. I can't stand the damn players not having a book. I did that ahead of time for The Forbidden Lands, snagged two extra copies of that book just for players. lol

Edit: Imaginos Imaginos Wouldn't mind snagging a copy of the Deluxe Handbook from ya if you want to get rid of it?
 

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I've been doing the same thing with OSE... loading up on table copies and gifting copies of the tomes. Money's been a little tight, so I'm really just down to my personal copies and table copies now. Have met some new gamers, though...

Might start doing that with White Star, too.
 

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I've been pretty lax about talking about any gaming I've been doing. Mainly because I've been feeling rather lazy and lethargic of late.

After wrapping up the Starships & Spacemen game that one of our group was running a couple of months ago, we've only played a few one-shots since then. My contribution was a Basic Fantasy scenario that was actually based on a world from the aforementioned S&S game. Said world was low-tech, with all of the various sci-fi races and many of the monsters of the setting present, dumped there by one of the Forerunner races with some super-tech left behind that inhibited any technological growth (for the most part) beyond the pseudo-medeival. With the GM's blessing I ran the BF game using that setup, with a bit of psionics to substitute for magic. The scenario was still very D&D-ish at its core, but the lack of elves and dragons and standard magick gave it a somewhat unique feel, a bit more sword-and-planet in some regards.

Also, many of the younger players I had DMed for in the past are home from college for the summer, and I've been asked if I could maybe run something for them and the other younger players in the area. Between the original half-dozen players (three who graduated from high school last year, one graduated this year), the two that came in later that joined the remainder of the original group and I ran Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells for a bit before handing the GM reins to one of the players, one new player who joined the SB&CS and the adjacent D&D5e game game after I left, and the youngest of our adult group, who just finished his sophomore year in college, that's a total of ten players to potentially deal with.

I no longer have Saturday afternoons free like I used to, and can only run anything for them on Sunday afternoons. Since many of them will have other stuff to do during that time, and probably only a few will be able to show up on any partuicular Sunday, I've decided to run a West Marches/open table game for them, using the Basic Fantasy rules. I'm using Castle Xyntillan as the primary adventure site that everyone in the area knows about, but there's also several smaller adventure locations spread out among the nearby wilderlands that can also be explored if they so choose on any given day. Ran the first session this last Sunday with four players. One of them died before they retreated from the entry level of Xyntillan, in hopes of perhaps recruiting some henchmen and maybe having a few more players present before making a second foray.
 

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I've decided to run a West Marches/open table game for them, using the Basic Fantasy rules. I'm using Castle Xyntillan as the primary adventure site that everyone in the area knows about, but there's also several smaller adventure locations spread out among the nearby wilderlands that can also be explored if they so choose on any given day. Ran the first session this last Sunday with four players. One of them died before they retreated from the entry level of Xyntillan, in hopes of perhaps recruiting some henchmen and maybe having a few more players present before making a second foray.
Using Castle Xyntillan as the foundation is a strong move. Please keep us updated on the status of this game. Are you using the implied setting or something else? What's the party like? I want details! My head-canon for Xyntillan sets it in Clark Ashton Smith's Averoigne along with Castle Amber.
 

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Got it sorted: we are going full '80s teen movie "let's put on a show to save the community center from the evil real estate developer!"

My players really should know by now that if they joke about something ridiculous being the next mission... that ridiculous thing will be one of the next missions. Lol. Some of them have been playing with me for six years! You would think they would have detected the pattern by now.
 

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Last night (this morning) we finished the Tomb of Annihilation. I got in a kill in the last minutes, when the rogue decided to jump into the Ebon Pool before the black marble was tossed in. The others got out safe but too bad for them that the rogue was carying the Bag of Holding with all the loot. :hehe:

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Not sure yet what we're doing next week, but after almost 2 years (Discord and face2face) I would like a change from D&D. And somebody else to GM for a while.
 
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Using Castle Xyntillan as the foundation is a strong move. Please keep us updated on the status of this game. Are you using the implied setting or something else? What's the party like? I want details! My head-canon for Xyntillan sets it in Clark Ashton Smith's Averoigne along with Castle Amber.

I've tweaked it a bit to fit in the campaign world that I had previously ran for the teens, set some 20 years after the near-apocalyptic events of Broodmother Skyfortress which was the conclusion of the previous campaign. The four PCs for the initial delve included a human paladin (who died from spider venom), a dwarven cleric, an elven illusionist, and a human witcher warden. No gaming this week, because of the holiday weekend, so we'll see who shows up and what they play the following Sunday.
 

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Well, minus the two mandatory group Aspects, my newest character-- Agent Chuck-- is ready to go. He's a changeling created by the newest fae species in the Nevernever... the grey alien. He was supposed to be exchanged for the human infant son of an important Earth celebrity, but the exchange was botched so badly that it permanently warped the grey aliens into purveyors of tabloid journalism and pointless conspiracy theories.

He hunts down organizations that use secrecy and misinformation to hurt people... and basically ties their tails together and throws them over a clothesline.
 

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Debating on trying to get more into online gaming. Local RPG group disintegrated years ago when I got tired of trying to schedule them to get together and just stopped scheduling and running games, and nobody else was willing to step up and do it.

My boardgame group is only a few of us, 3 who are reliable with occasional others who drop in. But 1 doesn’t want to RP with just 2 players 1 GM (he’s never RP’d before). The other has picked up competition dance in his eternal quest to get into a new relationship post-divorce several years back.

So considering doing something online. I am in a discord game that typically runs at least every other Thursday. But debating on Roll20 or Foundry or one of these other tools.
 

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Debating on trying to get more into online gaming. Local RPG group disintegrated years ago when I got tired of trying to schedule them to get together and just stopped scheduling and running games, and nobody else was willing to step up and do it.

My boardgame group is only a few of us, 3 who are reliable with occasional others who drop in. But 1 doesn’t want to RP with just 2 players 1 GM (he’s never RP’d before). The other has picked up competition dance in his eternal quest to get into a new relationship post-divorce several years back.

So considering doing something online. I am in a discord game that typically runs at least every other Thursday. But debating on Roll20 or Foundry or one of these other tools.
Try it. Look or tell people you want a short adventure to see if it's your bag. It's not the same as in person but it's not so far either.
 

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Debating on trying to get more into online gaming. Local RPG group disintegrated years ago when I got tired of trying to schedule them to get together and just stopped scheduling and running games, and nobody else was willing to step up and do it.

My boardgame group is only a few of us, 3 who are reliable with occasional others who drop in. But 1 doesn’t want to RP with just 2 players 1 GM (he’s never RP’d before). The other has picked up competition dance in his eternal quest to get into a new relationship post-divorce several years back.

So considering doing something online. I am in a discord game that typically runs at least every other Thursday. But debating on Roll20 or Foundry or one of these other tools.

Yeah, I agree with Bunch Bunch, get out and give it a try. You should be able to find a variety of games. Pretty sure you can ease in with some one shots or short term games.

I still prefer in person gaming, but I’ve found online play can be just as much fun.
 
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