Well....My nephew, Understanding that I am big fan of Building games, went and got me "Space Engineers" for Christmas.
I think I would be better at this game if I was an actual engineer.
So far my efforts to survive on Mars have ....had mixed results.
First attempt at building a Mining Car....exploded
I'm certain the Mark 5 will be a winner though.
I wish em luck but....it's not gonna be Plastic-man. If it looks good I'll probably watch it, but if they are counting on bringing in Plas-fans, this is much more likely to drive them away.
plus there are LOTS of Good Female DC heroes to do movies about, it's kind of bull#$%^ that they ignore all of them to do this
I went and downloaded the Manga Plus app for my phone so that's given me most of the Jump books.
Spy x Family and Mashle are probably my favourites right now
Spy x Family is a cold war era adventure/family comedy. Dad is a Spy for the West, Mom is an assassin for the East. But neither of them know each other's secrets, except for the daughter who reads minds. And the daughter is just a super adorable kid with a wealth of facial expressions.
Mashle is like Harry Potter. If Harry Potter was One Punch Man.
I don't know....part of what gets these shows off the ground is the characters come with an audience to begin with. Green Arrow, Black Lightning, Flash all had fans before the shows even aired.
But nobody has a clue who this "Wonder Girl" is. The first issue of a comic with her in it hasn't even been published yet. They seem to be hedging their bets on a Fanbase that they can't even be certain will exist by the time the show airs.
Take a look at the Trophy collecting rules in Ultimate Wilderness. They work just as well for collecting valuable component parts as they do for trophies.
Basically it's 3 skill checks. 1 to ID the Components that can be of use, 2 to harvest them and 3 to properly prepare them. Change the skills up slightly from what is needed for Trophy taking and you are good to go.
I stumbled across a very simple "Injury system" a little while ago. Haven't tried it with my own group yet but I'm considering it.
If you get hit for more than your total Fort Save you have the write down an Injury or Scar.
Injuries and Scars do nothing. They have no mechanical effect at all.
The key to the system is that you make the players imagine their injuries and encourage them to role-play accordingly.
Instead of blaming that Natural 1 on bad luck, blame it on your broken rib. Failed a Perception test, well clearly the blood from that head wound got in your eye or your head is still ringing from that club earlier. Failed a Climb test, that old Knee injury is acting up.
Now that the backstory is out of the way Yashahime is getting pretty fun. Towa and Setsuna both have different aspects of their father's personality and are a pretty neat contrast but Moroha just steals the show. She is this ball of reckless and cleverness all tied together by a "Live for the moment" attitude. It's easy to see a lot of both her parents in her.
Show is promising a lot of time travel between the two time periods and Sessomaru may be one of the villains, at the very least he seems to be up to something dramatically wrong in order to save Rin from some sort of magic coma.
Yashahime episode 1 is out. Drops us a little in the middle of things, gives us a quick look at the three main girls (who have their own "running away demon" to chase after) and then flashes back to the original cast.
Sango and Miroku - 2 girls and 1 boy.
Demons still looking for the jewel even though it's been destroyed.
Looks like EP2 will jump forward a few more years before we reach the present and series is confirmed at 24 episodes.
So I am 2 episodes into Utopia and it has been a heck of a ride already
Basic Idea - Dystopia was an Indie Comic that spawned conspiracy theories about diseases being used to end the world by the sinister Mr. Rabbit.
After a couple buys an old house they discover the unpublished sequel and decide to auction it off at a comic convention.
Conspiracy fan club tries to get their hands on it and then some assassin type fellows start killing everyone who has even seen the thing.
and from there things just kind of escalate
Two episodes in and it's been pretty crazy. Safety of our main cast is very much in doubt. Adds some nice tension when you know that no one is safe.
Ok and new season begins.
Misfit at Demon Lord high school is about what I expected. Main character is brutally overpowered but it's got some nice comedy moments (his parents are great)
God of High School was actually a lot more fun than I was expecting. Our three main characters are a nice combo and it jumps into the action very quickly, plus there is clearly more going on beside High School Battle Tournament
out of last season I really enjoyed Princess Connect Re:Dive It was a light and fluffy show for the most part with some really good kids having fun adventures for good food. Hope it gets a season 2
Consider the incantation. Lets say the Spellcasting language is the one used by the Anunnaki. Humans can grasp the phonetics of it but they don't actually know what they are saying. Just some vague translations that amount to the names of various spells.
Where as the actual incantation could be along the lines of
but to humans it's all just "Ia ia lac liliac masrazi ak nophatius"
The different types of magic could actually be a breakdown of the Social castes of the Anunnaki.
NeoExodus setting has a God known as the Kaga.
Clerics of the Kaga still use the cleric spell list but they are considered Arcane Casters with their holy symbols as an Arcane Focus.
So maybe you could use something similar. An Arcane source of "divine magic" that Clerics tap into
No Page 555 of the Core rules
Newsarama had an article recently where they were talking about this idea way back when where the two companies would have traded a character at the end of one of those crossover events. The basic idea was that after the event was over 1 character from each company would have been left behind in the other universe. They couldn't do it in the end because the legal hoops were just to much. From what the article said it would have been She-hulk to DC and Martian Manhunter to Marvel.
If you could have just 1 character traded to each universe who would you pick?
Keep in mind that Charm Spells only change the emotions of the monster, it's compulsions that control their thoughts.
Spheres of Power saw a lot of revisions going up to Ultimate. Some of the classes got tweaked and several talents got changed, improved, merged or removed. Casting tradition which were originally put forward as a side option became a core component. It also incorporated the materials from the various Sphere books
Spheres of Might possibly doesn't need as much revision. Instead of Sphere books (Leadership and Technology being exceptions)they have been focusing more on setting and style books which are a lot less generalized
Terrain can really change a battle up as well.
But also Things a giant monster can smash. A 3 foot wide Stone Pillar might have 500 someodd Hit Points and a Hardness of 8. But say every time it misses a PC with that 4d6+18 attack, it hits the nearest pillar. Things Crack, the roof shakes, PCs get worried (They don't need to know how many HPs a pillar has)
Give your party the Escape Route Feat. Maybe a Cavalier is with them or maybe just give it out as a Special Reward for something ("Thank you for bringing me the McGuffin. Let me give you some special training as a reward" - Free Teamwork feat) That goes a long way to dealing with the threatening reach, and they might remember it for future campaigns.
Don't give the Big Monster Combat Reflexes. It gets 1 Attack of Opportunity and that's all. That will give your party more chances to close in around it.
Enjoy Combat Manners.
Kind of depends on the setting.
on the other hand like in my homebrew setting Goblins could be a creation of the dark gods, meant to be easily replaced fodder for their armies against the light. Embodiments of Gluttony they can survive on little food but reproduce through over eating, growing pustules that drop off and grow into full goblins within a week, a handful of well fed goblins can quickly become a massive horde threatening everything in the area.
In my case Goblins are basically a Bio-weapon created by evil gods and a Paladin better have his stomping boots on.