Okay next round of questions: Are the X-men currently on that island that rose from the deep (very Lovecraftian) in the ocean? Do they still have a hidden base in Australia?
It appears Beast is going to side with the Avengers... Why? Has the Beast returned from the cat-like visage (which I can not stand!) to his more ape-like visage?
Who are Hope's parents?
What is going on with Excalibur, X-Force, and the New Mutants?
From the look on the cover of issue 1 the Avengers roster looks a lot more deadly than the X-men. Not trying to start a flame war, just calling it like I see it.
Okay I'm in the comic store the other day and see the new Avengers versus Xmen comic. Although I haven't followed either comic line since the mid 90's I figured I'd give it a try. I guess I've mostly lost interest in Marvel characters because of the horrible story lines and having characters do things that seem against there nature. I did dabble in the Civil War but never followed it seriously.
I have some questions that I thought maybe you good people could help me with.
Who is "Hope" and what happened to Rachel?
Is Jean Grey dead again?
I thought they were calling Wolverine "James" (which I hated). Now Captain America calls him Logan and he's running the school for gifted students?
Hero Lab seems to get a lot of love. Anyone know if it is a one time purchase or pay as you play (how much is it too?)?
Can you build encounters and monsters with Hero Lab?
I agree that it would have been nicer to devote time and talent to a set of tools for Pathfinder rather that develop an MMO.
Thanks for all your help!
My wishlist for this product would have source book for pre-Hobbit adventures in the North West. I'm thinking a band of Rangers and Characters with campaign amid the ruins of old Numenor.
Of course a Hobbit timed adventure set on the eve of the Battle of Five armies could be fun for Players as the new movies release over the next few years.
Have any of you tried a Roku Box and have a strong feeling about it? I am considering picking one up for my home because I feel it maybe a good fix for our household. I haven't read much positive or negative about the Roku Box and hope a couple of you kind posters may have some experience with them.
I have read just about everything GRRM has written, love Abercrombie and Lynch. Have not finished the Wheel of Time since Jordan passed (RIP). Read all the Tolkien and Howard. Dabbled with Fritz Leiber. And I have burned out on all the "Fast food fantasy" dished out by WoTC and TSR (don't get me wrong they have a few gems in those series). I have even visited China Melvile's collection.
I'm looking for something gritty and meaty.
The 4E character builder is more than just an electronic fill in the blanks PC generator... it gives you the stats of how a certain powers/ feats/ skills will work for your PC before you select it. It is a wonderful tool my friends.
I will explore your character sheet creators! If they work with Pathfinder they just might fill the niche for me.
I am hopeful that with the new Inquisitor class we can play characters as interesting and exciting as the Inquisitors in Joel Abercrombie's First Law Series. If you haven't tried these books I highly recommend them. Abercrombie is a former RPG table top gamer and his characters are wildly imaginative and different from your standard Dragonlance or Drow-angst ridden-Ranger styled fiction. One such character is a crippled Inquisitor/ Torturer who has 3 minions to do his dirty work. This style of Inquisitor is governmental and not religious. Closer to a police state secret service authority.
We all enjoy the Spanish Inquisition styled Religious background character but I think we can push the Inquisitor for Pathfinder further.
I must admit that I love the WoTC Character Builder (I'm shameless). I downloaded the basic version and I find it to be easy to create and keep organized Player Characters. Even if you hate 4E you must admit that it is a great tool!
Of course Paizo doesn't have the capital that Wizards does and the creation of such a downloadable tool is a mere fantasy. Wouldn't it be nice to have such a wonderful tool?
Okay now I'm not trying to sound stupid (because I know that Warhammer 40K is a mini game) but has anyone found a good source for Rogue Trader styled PC minis? I think GW might have put these out in the distant past but what about today? Most 40K minis are in expensive blisters that don't look "Rogue Trader" to me...
I will give you Cersi at NE. That is a better fit. I still see "The Hound" as N. He does what he needs to do not because he enjoys it. He stopped his brother from killing the Knight of Flowers at the tourney. His motive was loyalty until he was forced to go into the fire. Now he is a drunk, a killer for hire, and a oath-breaker but I don't see him as evil. Arya also seems to disciplined to be a Chaotic but I agree she is complex young lady.
I think Tyrion is a pretty decent person thrown into horrible situations. I also think he may be one of GRRM's favorite characters to write. Tyrion has a strong moral compass and will do what is best for the whole in most situations (stopping Joff from having Sansa beaten is an example). Dany seems to have a sense of who will help her and what motivates each person in her 'court'. I think she can use Tyrion to her advantage.
I think of Tyrion much like the RPG Gamer Geek beaten up and threatened by Jock Bullies in school. He has been assigned nasty characteristics that he never earned (Oh you know those Gamers, Perverts, Satan Cultists, never kissed a girl, etc.). Tyrion is the example of a physical challenge overcome with mental strength.
Of course one more person is rumored to betray Dany...
I wonder if Cersi can get herself out of the mess she's made.
Anyone have any clues as to when we might see Dances with Dragons? I believe GRRM was still writing as of June 2009.
And Werthead, BIG THANKS! The maps and the teasers are wonderful! Please share anything and everything you want. I enjoy reading your posts!
So what would you consider the alignments of some of the major characters in the series to be? It is tricky since many of the main characters operate in a moral gray zone constantly. Here are a few of my thoughts.
Ned Stark: Lawful Good
I just finished the Hedge Knight graphic novel. If you are a fan of GRRM and the Song of Fire and Ice you will love this tale. It takes place almost 100 years before the events that take place in the novel series. Some of the characters in the graphic novel are briefly mentioned in the novels. Well worth a look see!