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by Black Talon
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Sidekicks Lounge
Topic: Spider-Man Turn off the Dark [Broadway musical]
Replies: 17
Views: 1390

Re: Spider-Man Turn off the Dark [Broadway musical]

I think, with the situation as it stands currently, likely the vast majority of the cast and crew - not to mention the investors - would have been just as happy if this horror had never made it past the "Wouldn't it be wonderful if..." stage. The unbelievable list of injuries - a couple of them crip...
by Black Talon
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Sidekicks Lounge
Topic: Dwayne McDuffie, RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Dwayne McDuffie, RIP

The superlative work that Mr. McDuffie did on the ongoing DC animated series - the Batman s, Superman s, and the absolutely unforgettable and never to be surpassed Justice League - not to mention the various movies, brought comics and superhero storytelling to a level that equalled the best work Chr...
by Black Talon
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Sidekicks Lounge
Topic: Villains and Vigilantes RPG
Replies: 19
Views: 2254

Re: Villains and Vigilantes RPG

Quite frankly, having abandoned ship with M&M 3e, my brothers and I are looking forward to the revamped V&V 2.1 system - and further developments - as what holds the most promise for us in terms of superhero RPG enjoyment. We started playing this fricking game, beginning with the 1.0 version, back i...
by Black Talon
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Sidekicks Lounge
Topic: The Dark Knight Rises [July 20, 2012]
Replies: 61
Views: 6672

Re: The Dark Knight Rises [July 20, 2012]

I may end up getting the flaming swords of ruin for stating this, but I really wouldn't have minded Halle Berry getting another shot at the Catwoman role. Superb actor, and physically, she bears a very close resemblance to Jim Lee's portrayal in the Hush arc - which I consider to be the "definitive"...
by Black Talon
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Mutants & Masterminds Settings
Topic: Shark-Boy and Jesus
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: Shark-Boy and Jesus

I busted a gut reading over the character descriptions, and especially appreciate the literalist Christ-riding-the-dinosaur picture. The comic cover was an absolute scream. It's moments like this that emphasize the positive insanity aspects of the whole RPG genre, especially with our trying to put n...
by Black Talon
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Roll Call
Topic: Daniel's Retros in 3E - Last Call
Replies: 9
Views: 3009

Re: Daniel's Retros in 3E - Last Call

I suppose I might as well throw my opinion into the ring here, for whatever it's worth; while I've been certainly been keeping a watch on the M&M boards and on company developments, I haven't posted in the last few months because, well, I just don't have much that's complimentary to write. My read-t...
by Black Talon
Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Mutants & Masterminds Rules (Second Edition)
Topic: Noob question:Impervious Toughness
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Noob question:Impervious Toughness

As I understand the rules, the previous posters are correct: Impervious Protection +12 would be absolutely invulnerable to any and all individual attacks of 11 points or under (as long as they don't have the Penetrating feat). Once the thugs (when they get hold of that anti-tank grenade launcher - a...
by Black Talon
Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Maybe going back to M&M 2e????
Replies: 99
Views: 6990

Re: Maybe going back to M&M 2e????

I'm afraid that, for all my initial hopes regarding 3e, I'm going to have to raise the flag along with Dark Koala and the others who have decided to retain second edition. I have absolutely no intention of turning this thread into a flame war, so I'll simply state that, while certain 3e rule points ...
by Black Talon
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Supervillian's Handbook
Replies: 29
Views: 3105

Re: Supervillian's Handbook

This is a hypothesis based on total inference, but, from the abrupt about-face GR and the M&M team have done in preparing for the fulfillment of the DC contract, my feeling is that the Supervillain's Handbook has probably been shovelled way, way to the back burner. I don't think it's been outright c...
by Black Talon
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: A question about Supervillains Handbook and Supernaturals
Replies: 79
Views: 5208

Re: A question about Supervillains Handbook and Supernaturals

Fits in with what I've read. The M&M 3e publication - per se - is essentially the same as the DCA stuff, only with copyrighted material removed in order to introduce a generic, create-your-own-world-from-this aspect. If GR were to introduce any major changes for the M&M 3e publication, it's essentia...
by Black Talon
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General M&M
Topic: Whose Job Is It to Motivate the Players?
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: Whose Job Is It to Motivate the Players?

I've run into a couple of situations that were treading toward this - never so much as an outright refusal to engage in what the DM/GM (me) had set up for that evening, so much as along the lines of getting into situational conflicts with other players that resulted in the individual in question sim...
by Black Talon
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Mutants & Masterminds Rules (Second Edition)
Topic: Let's build 2.5e together
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Let's build 2.5e together

This kind of system is, quite frankly (and my appreciations for bringing this up, RhimeFyre), what's most likely to keep my interest in M&M . While my perusals of 3e have been less than complete, I'd be far more likely to buy into a methodical and systematic streamlining of the 2e system than the wh...
by Black Talon
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Sidekicks Lounge
Topic: DC Universe Online MMORPG
Replies: 117
Views: 8712

Re: DC Universe Online MMORPG

Okay, that was hardcore! I've sworn off the MMPOGs, but man does that give cause for re-thinking the whole swearing-on-the-Bible-never-to-touch-the-damn-MMPOG-again thing. Part I liked best was that, even with the CGI, there was a real dramatic center to it...the atmosphere was excellent, and Lex wi...
by Black Talon
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: General M&M
Topic: A question about Supervillains Handbook and Supernaturals
Replies: 79
Views: 5208

Re: A question about Supervillains Handbook and Supernaturals

Having said what I said earlier, I also now note that SVH is no longer being advertised 'coming soon' at the shop. In fact it's not there at all... This is something that I hope is to be rectified really, really soon with an updated release schedule, i.e., " SVH will be available on x -date". The S...
by Black Talon
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: General M&M
Topic: M&M 3e & Hero Lab - A Plea
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: M&M 3e & Hero Lab - A Plea

I do recall reading at some point - can't remember where, unfortunately - that Lone Wolf was, in fact, pretty much primed to get the digital version of 3e in the pipe. As it so faintly comes back to me, doctor, I also remember a statement that 2e would also continue to be supported, for those who pr...