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Dragonfly
02-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Howdy folks,

You guys probably saw this at rpg.net, but I'm posting these characters here as well, just in case. Presenting ... in alphabetical order ... From the pages of the 3rd and 4th Edition Champions Universe:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6889591389_39b8ea9fb8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6889591389/)
Champs-Armadillo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6889591389/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6894093987_8bce490255_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6894093987/)
Champs-BlueJay (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6894093987/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6897318269_dba654aae5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6897318269/)
Champs-Brick (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6897318269/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6902943901_3af84fb294_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6902943901/)
Champs-CheshireCat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6902943901/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Best,

Dragonfly

Dustland
02-19-2012, 12:17 PM
Coolness. Did you notice all of your builds have Super Strength? Not a knock on the builds, just an observation.

Also, since I'm from Texas, I'm legally bound to say I really like Armadillo :) I've wanted to make a character called Armored Dillo for a while.

Dragonfly
02-19-2012, 01:34 PM
Coolness. Did you notice all of your builds have Super Strength? Not a knock on the builds, just an observation.

Also, since I'm from Texas, I'm legally bound to say I really like Armadillo :) I've wanted to make a character called Armored Dillo for a while.

Hi Dustland,

Yep, they all have Super Strength. Cheshire Cat and Blue Jay have Strength scores of 30 in Champions. Armadillo has a 50 and Brick has a 55. At STR 30, you are able to benchpress a car, so all of these builds pretty much require it to be true to the source material.

Best,

Dragonfly

Dragonfly
02-21-2012, 05:31 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/6918641089_dea75340d4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6918641089/)
Champs-Crusader (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6918641089/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dragonfly
02-22-2012, 09:50 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6932221989_419296e164_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6932221989/)
Champs-Defender (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6932221989/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

novaexpress
02-23-2012, 06:30 AM
I've never played Champions (though I remember having read I don't know which version of the rules during the mid-nineties).
But these adaptations can fuel GM's inspiration.
Thanks for the hard work.

Dragonfly
02-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Hi novaexpress!

Yeah, for me Champions characters are nostalgic, but I realize many people don't know who these characters are. Still, I figure that at the very least they provide some neat builds for people who are curious to see some. I'm glad they are useful to you in some way! :-)

SO - you are more than welcome for the "hard work". Truth is this is fun for me, so thanks for tuning in. :-)

Best,

Dragonfly

Dragonfly
02-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Howdy folks!

It was pointed out to me over at rpg.net that my write-up for Defender was posted incomplete! For shame, for shame! I'll edit the write-up and repost him tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime, here is...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/6782495720_5ea8d45686_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6782495720/)
Champs-Dragonfly (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6782495720/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

No relation to my handle, BTW. MY Dragonfly was a Heroes Unlimited character who was a knock off of Ted Kord's Blue Beetle. I hated that system, but loved the character. He was INSANELY lucky! On three different occasions the GM launched devastating attacks at Dragonfly that would have killed him. Each time I'd say, "Great. I'll only survive that on a natural 20." I'd then roll my Dodge and BAM! - natural 20. T'was great fun! It was crazy, too, because he was team founder and team leader. Imagine BWAHAHA era Blue Beetle calling the shots. :-)

Best,

Dragonfly

Dragonfly
02-27-2012, 11:28 PM
Almost didn't make it today! Here, however, is another contribution...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6937227375_81ec3be88d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6937227375/)
Champs-GreenDragon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6937227375/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dragonfly
02-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Here's another one!
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6940010409_82b1052da8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6940010409/)
Champs-Howler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6940010409/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dragonfly
02-29-2012, 07:27 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6796335474_577f73963d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6796335474/)
Champs-Icicle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6796335474/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dustland
02-29-2012, 08:48 PM
These are great, I love seeing how people build characters.

If you get bored with these, you should take a stab at He-Man and the Masters of the Universe stats one day! Come to think of it, Supers would be a great way to run that game!

Anyway, keep up the good work Dragonfly.

novaexpress
03-01-2012, 06:32 AM
I like the way you use Webs for encasing in ice.
I'd have never thought about that.

Dragonfly
03-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Thanks guys! I appreciate the kind words and am glad that you are enjoying these. Masters of the Universe would be fun to do! In the meantime, I'm gonna continue with these guys and my Marvel write-ups.

I'm skipping Jaguar and Mechanon, because I need to tweak the write-ups, but I'll post them this weekend. In the meantime, here is...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6945384289_7533a9952b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6945384289/)
Champs-Obsidian (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6945384289/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dragonfly
03-02-2012, 08:52 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6801722636_b72c3b7179_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6801722636/)
Champs-Pulsar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6801722636/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dragonfly
03-03-2012, 01:40 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6803544780_2a9a9f69bc_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6803544780/)
Champs-Quantum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6803544780/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dustland
03-03-2012, 02:01 PM
Nuclear Bonding sounds painful!

Dragonfly
03-04-2012, 12:45 AM
It does, doesn't it! I think Mechanon has a similarly painful sounding "Entangle" power. :-)

Best,

Dragonfly

Dragonfly
03-04-2012, 03:25 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6807178486_f46299b4c6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6807178486/)
Champs-Seeker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6807178486/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dustland
03-04-2012, 05:27 PM
Japanese army ninja recon team training = greatest aptitude ever

What makes Seeker an outsider anyway?

Dragonfly
03-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Japanese army ninja recon team training = greatest aptitude ever

What makes Seeker an outsider anyway?

Hah! Greatest Aptitude ever indeed! :)

As for the outsider status? In the original source material, I think it was supposed to be a Crocodile Dundee syndrome. He handles things how folks might in a fictional "outback" which rubs city slickers the wrong way. It's debatable whether or not that would fly, nowadays, but hey - he's an 80s character. :)

Best,

Dragonfly

Dragonfly
03-05-2012, 07:21 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/6811327112_ca1f4c6c85_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6811327112/)
Champs-Shrinker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6811327112/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dragonfly
03-06-2012, 05:52 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6814021240_a7b36da894_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6814021240/)
Champs-Solitaire (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6814021240/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dragonfly
03-07-2012, 05:57 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6962843011_9736a153d0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6962843011/)
Champs-Starburst (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6962843011/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

novaexpress
03-08-2012, 04:27 AM
Yellow was so fashioned for costumes in the 80s.
It almost burned my eyes. ;-)

Dragonfly
03-08-2012, 08:51 PM
Heheh, I know what you mean about the yellow. :-)

Dragonfly
03-10-2012, 02:37 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6970189923_be627456b0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6970189923/)
Champs-Mechanon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6970189923/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

urbwar
03-10-2012, 03:43 PM
Damn! Now we can have a fight between Mechanon and Silver Surfer!

Dustland
03-10-2012, 05:20 PM
I like how you handled Mechanon's Super Weaponry, sort of a variable effect without coming up with a new rule.

Dragonfly
03-11-2012, 10:53 AM
Hey folks,

Urbwar: Yeah, Mechanon has always been a price villain. He was 600 points in his first Champions incarnation, when all the other characters were 250 points. He's meant to take on a whole team. I'll have to test this version out against the Champions and see how it goes. Anyway, Silver Surfer takes him by over 20 dice, so I don't think it would be a fair match up.

Dustland: Thanks for the compliments on the build. I used a similar mechanic for Hawkeye's bow and arrows, I think.

Best,

Dragonfly

---------- Post added at 09:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:45 AM ----------

Only one or two left to go in this Champions series! (Although I do plan to do some characters from the Enemies books, eventually). Up next?
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6972802315_b5b96c6585_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6972802315/)
Champs-Ogre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6972802315/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Dragonfly
03-25-2012, 08:50 PM
Hey guys,

Here is my last Champions Universe write-up for a bit:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/6873087354_d14f2d4b27_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6873087354/)
Champs-JaguarA (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6873087354/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr[/URL]
Champs-JaguarA (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/7016112397/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Jaguar uses the Multi-Form power I invented, but now called Alternate Form:

Alternate Form
The character has two or more forms. The forms may have an entirely different personalities from each other. The most expensive form is considered the base form and pays for the other forms. Each 1D in the power grants 5D to build one of the alternate forms.

Jaguar's Alternate Form is:

[U]http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6116/6870245200_7918b69812_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6870245200/)
Champs-JaguarB (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/6870245200/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr
Champs-JaguarB (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/7016114425/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Best,

Dragonfly

novaexpress
03-27-2012, 07:12 AM
Nice Dragonfly.
Just a doubt: shouldn't be Santiago who should have the Alternate Form power to turn into Jaguar (even if I recognise that it would'nt follow the rule you made),

Dragonfly
03-27-2012, 09:23 PM
Nice Dragonfly.
Just a doubt: shouldn't be Santiago who should have the Alternate Form power to turn into Jaguar (even if I recognise that it would'nt follow the rule you made),

It's really just a technicality. The character can switch between the two forms at will. The most expensive form needs to pay for the cost of the Alternate Form(s) for balance reasons.

Example 1): Dino Boy's human form pays for the power. His human form costs 10d. He then buys 10d worth of Alternate Form. The die total of all his forms comes to 60d.

Example 2): Dino Boy's T-Rex form pays for the power. It comes in at 18d. He then buys 2d worth of Alternate Form to pay for the human form. The die total of all his forms comes to 28d.

That's a pretty dramatic difference. I think option two is reasonable, while option one is WAY unbalanced.

Best,

Dragonfly

novaexpress
03-28-2012, 04:02 AM
Technically, you're 100% right. Nice point.

Dragonfly
05-20-2012, 10:39 PM
Here's a Champions character from the old days...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7238882360_51f575c651_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/7238882360/)
Champs-Piledriver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/45079249@N06/7238882360/) by Eletarmion (http://www.flickr.com/people/45079249@N06/), on Flickr

Golden Age Superhero
06-01-2012, 08:39 PM
Hi Dustland,

Yep, they all have Super Strength. Cheshire Cat and Blue Jay have Strength scores of 30 in Champions. Armadillo has a 50 and Brick has a 55. At STR 30, you are able to benchpress a car, so all of these builds pretty much require it to be true to the source material.

Best,

Dragonfly

That's probably because strength is so cheap in Hero System it is a very popular stat.

Andrew Collas
08-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Would you be willing to do the Classic Enemies write-ups? What about some V&V ones? :)

Dragonfly
08-08-2012, 06:59 PM
Hey Andrew!

I'm a little pressed for time these days, as I'm trying to develop some original content for SUPERS!, BASH! and Champions! (see my sig file), but I'd be willing to tackle some more classic Champions characters from time to time. Any specific requests from Classic Enemies?

Cheers!

Dragonfly