cobalt-blue wrote:Actually I've played Champions. I cut my teeth on it when it first came out in the early eighties.
I don't believe you. I really want to be able to, but past experience has lead me to believe that no one ever has broke out the hero system, flicked through the rules said "well these rules are clear, concise & easy to use." An then found 5 other people who said the same thing.
I want to believe you, but i just can't. Its like if i came up to you & said "luke i am your father... Also i'm santa claus."
I direct your attention to the complete lack of actual play podcasts for Champions. There's actual play podcasts of Necessary Evil, Truth n Justice, Eclipse Phase, Hackmaster, RIFTS & even Spirit of the Century... I've yet to find a podcast of actual play of a Champions game (or even about Champions games)... Even after 6 editions of the game... So when i hear people say they've played it, i call shenanigans.
I may believe you if someone ever produces a champions actual play podcast, about super heroes, but not before. An trust me when i say they don't exist: I signed up to the champions forum board specifically to ask if one existed.
cobalt-blue wrote:As for Online games- i don't play computer games or MMOs so I can't really complain. I considered playing City of Heroes, but they didn't have a winged character option (I was big in my Moonwing writing phase then) so I never got into it.
Yep. I came to a similiar realization a few months back; there has never ever been a successful, off-line super hero game. There have been a whole heap of comic book games, some tie in games, but not a single original super hero game, that one could consider successful.
I actually came up with the basic idea for an original super hero sandbox game & posted some notes on my deviantart account about how it would run. Feel free to take a gander if you are interested, i always enjoy feedback from different sorts of gamers.
General Concept: http://matthew-lane.deviantart.com/jour ... -317053371
Play Features: http://matthew-lane.deviantart.com/jour ... -323275506