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Rappy’s RPG Reviews: DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook, Part 2

In the Halls of the Justice League….or Injustice Guild…or Whatever you Want!

I’m not gonna go into huge detail on the GMing chapter, as most of you already know what a GMing chapter tends to be. Instead, I’ll just briefly note the given fluff and campaign ideas. The fluff focuses mostly on different comic ages you can play in, lighthearted vs. serious and the shades of gray in between, etc., etc. Similarly, the few campaign ideas given are…eh. They are mostly just “the Justice League has gone missing, you have to replace them!” or “have your own version of Battle for the Cowl (which is a fun read, I might add)!”, but there are a few interesting suggestions such as a supers-oriented World War II campaign, which is indeed an interesting idea as I can’t recall many DC heroes that pulled a Captain America and went in swinging to the heart of the Axis powers (IIRC, in-canon, the explanation is Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2010 in RPG Reviews

 

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Rappy’s RPG Reviews: DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook, Part 1

Put out by Green Ronin…erm…about the middle of this year, actually (sorry for the lack of major history!), the DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook is, more or less, a licensed version of the third edition of Mutants and Masterminds, the popular classless d20 supers game. While this is technically a d20 title, it’s also a bit of its own beast, so I’ll be noting any changes to the standard rules here since I haven’t reviewed any M&M titles before (although I guess that floodgate has been opened now that I’m doing this review). But enough of that guff, let’s get to the review stuff! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2010 in RPG Reviews

 

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Animal Attractions: Georgia Aquarium

Don’t expect this to be a very regular feature, as I’m not the type that gets to go out often, especially so far from home, buuuut…since I was recently on vacation, I went to the world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia. I figured I might as well give it a review. Also trying out the idea of giving my reviews a “title card” for color; make sure to tell me whether you like the idea or not!

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Posted by on November 26, 2010 in Animal Attractions

 

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On Diversity and d20 Modern

I figured that since I haven’t given any real attention to the RPG aspect of my blog in a little while, I’d do so now with a little rant that was boiling around in my head. Okay, let’s take a look at all the official Wizards of the Coast-produced, in-house, first party, printed books for d20 Modern; specifically, the type of the monsters within. No web enhancements to muddy things like “but there’s an Apocalyptic Tarrasque of Legend you missed on this list!” or “you didn’t put the half-Fraal gelatinous cube here!”s, and no third-party materials obviously, just the official, printed sourcebooks from WotC for this survey. I’m also not counting reprints between d20 Modern books (such as the boar being in both Urban Arcana and Menace Manual), which will be labeled only by their first appearance. Now that that’s said and done…let’s examine this then, shall we? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2010 in Gaming

 

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