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John McMullen

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Kaiju Kraziness

Generally thinking about scale, Kaiju and other Really Big Things, and ICONS.
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Nice sum up of what we were talking about.

I really liked the pyramid test idea, but that's mostly because I like the idea of maneuvering to a weak point while simultaneously getting the threat away from bystanders.
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John McMullen

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The Bestiary: A Villain Group

Do you want a villain group? Do you want a theme and an excuse you can easily expand to add villains that suit your PCs? And last, do you want a villain group that won't go around killing people?

Try the Bestiary.

They've got a reason to be together, a goal, and an open-door policy to anyone with an animal theme.

EDIT: Modified; in case it differs, here's the new sharing URL:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fxu8J-FYL-4ic4dUjSsMdfv39A6K0K23E1aS2XUZS-4/edit?usp=docslist_api
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The BestiaryThe Bestiaryf “The Bestiary” is a group of animal-themed villains (and therefore open for your own expansion). The core members are actually animal-like in mind, and are under the control of the Zookeeper. However, she realized that she couldn’t control all of them during a battle with police or her
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Added a bit on strategy and tactics, and I'll add the associates who plan things on an ongoing basis.

I'm pleased with the Woodpecker's power description, though you could certainly argue with how I represented it. 
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mike lafferty

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2nd Volume of Improbable Tales will be coming soon....watch this space....
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John McMullen

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Grodd Lives!

Yeah, still working on the shed. (It's a long weekend, here.) So have a TV version of Gorilla Grodd.
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I haven't done a TV version of Flash yet. I think he probably starts the season at Superspeed 5 but by the closer he says he can hit Mach 2, which would be Superspeed 8.
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John McMullen

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Here's my Saturday post, because, hey, I'm helping build a shed on Saturday so I won't be posting. (And I messed up the part where Blogger will schedule your posts.)
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The world needs more Foxbat in it. Put him in any rpg campaign you have.
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mike lafferty

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ICONS random character generator webpage. Pretty slick. No point buy option though. 
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I used this app recently, when rolling an entire universe with my friends.
This tool makes a pretty arduous yet fun process into easy and fun.
Mandatory for when you need to roll a bunch of sheets in a row.
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John McMullen

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Hey, look what I made!

Business cards with ICONS characters on them.
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Thank you. I don't know about anyone else, but I find the qualities the hardest part of character creation.

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Jon Merchen

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Last night, my group got through character creation and dove into universe features and one of things they decided was that kaiju were a serious problem in the Pacific Ocean.

I was thinking of lifting the idea of a giant monster being represented as more than one set of stats from a Fate thing I read a while ago, but I thought I would ask if anyone here knew of any blogs or supplements that had a good take on those kinds of monsters.
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Thank you. I have a few more left (If I could get a clear idea of Ms. Marvel's powers, I'd write her up.) Then maybe I'll tackle the Flash TV series.

Or not.

And villain groups. I always want villain groups when I'm running.
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Steve Kenson

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Icons A to Z: "J" is for "Justice" is now available!
Law & Order J is for Justice, the tenth installment in the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download. J is for Justice ...
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Oh, well, okay. Then I am not tempted to steal your thunder by talking about a topic that interests me intellectually but not emotionally.

(Except, you know, when my heroes have to fight a giant monster...when I run the entire history of the Fantastic Four in ICONS.... (Since I don't actually have the entire history of the FF, the giant monster first shows up in, oh, issue 1, doesn't it? (The cover, anyway. (Okay, now I'm just nesting parenthetical comments to see how many parentheses deep I can make this.))))
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Steve Kenson

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"K" is for "Knacks" is now on sale and available for download for "Icons A to Z" subscribers!
The Very Best at What You Do "K" is for "Knacks" the eleventh installment in the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download....
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Thanks, +Jon Merchen, I'm glad you're enjoying it!
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mike lafferty

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In case you missed the KS, the Basic Edition of the Super Villain Handbook (by +Jason Tondro ) is available at RPGNOW
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The Deluxe Edition will have the following new stuff:

40 original supervillains. This will not just be stat blocks. Expect 1,000 words each. Backgrounds and origin, personality and stories. They will all live in the same setting, which I am calling the YOUniverse.
A few additional archetypes, chosen by readers who bought this level of pledge from the kickstart.
7 heroes, all inspired by heroes in the public domain, about 1,000 words each.
6 or more essays on models of super villain campaigning, from the Suicide Mission Team to the Villain High School to the Reverse Thunderbolts to the Necessary Evil. About 1,000 words each.
Complete revision of all the archetypes and other rules to fit with Steve's wonderful A-Z series. For example, the rules on cosmic powers in the beginning of the SVH will be revised to fit Steve's rules in C is for Cosmic.
And anything else I feel like I need to add to make this the best book I can make it.
The only thing I want to cut from the Basic Edition are the stat blocks for the sample villains that are already in there. They don't have any background or development, and I consider them a stopgap measure. Full and original villains will be much better. However, we may keep them anyway. I may leave that for Mike to decide.

Jason
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John McMullen

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ICONS and...

I don't know Hillfolk at all (beyond what I hear on KARTAS), but...

Could you import some of the dramatic aspect into ICONS or would it be better to add superpowers to the Drama System?

I don't know exactly what I would want out of this mish-mash, except maybe trying to encourage dramatic play.

Just thinkin'.
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mike lafferty

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Started a chargen thread on rpg.net - since it had been awhile since there was an ICON character thread over there. Please - feel free to join in. Today's character: Mystical Martial Artist  - Doctor Oni
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still a cool character, John. I'm looking forward to doing some more next week
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Alfredo Alonso

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Yesterday I was creating a hero with Strength 6 and Claws 3 as superpower.
If he attacks and hits, he deals 6 points of Stamina damage (best of Strength and Claws), 9 points (Strength plus Claws) or 3 (only claws counts)?
I guess it would be 6 (best of two) and could perform a stunt to do 9 points of damage. What do you think?
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I think you'd also get to create different kinds of manoeuvres with a slash-kill attack, perhaps allowing different kinds of stunts too.
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Alfredo Alonso

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I would like to share with you my own version of the ICONS character sheet. Feel free to use it!
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Tu navegador no tiene JavaScript activado, por lo cual no se puede abrir este archivo. Actívalo y vuelve a cargarlo. Black and white character sheet for ICONS RPG 0.
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I really like it! Perfect for those who prefer a more "clean" look.
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mike lafferty

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Indeed! Big thanks to Brandon Blackmoor for making all the gorgeous Sean Izaakse art available in a stock art pack
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Steven Trustrum

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The first of the Your World No Longer global conquest scenarios and primer content is now available for ICONS!

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/149271?affiliate_id=34429&src=ICONSGPlus
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