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Old Man Henerson

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About Old Man Henerson

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  • RPG Biography
    I've mostly played AD&D, attempted to play The Strange, and I am settled on BRP.
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    Mostly Home Brew Settings From the BRP system.
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    The Last Redoubt
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    Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself.

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  1. Wow, Fritz and his friend sound like Tolkien and Lewis, which are my two favorite authors and inspirations. The stories sound like they are what inspired a lot of the D&D mechanics, I might have to look into them some time. :) I am glad you like the Idea. :) As for my take, superpowers in my book are based more on Eastern philosophy and medicine than things like radiation and super-soldier serums, making them more like super flashy Jedi or mythic martial artists than anything else. I am a huge fan of the Command and Conquer RTS games and science fiction in general so I am taking a more scientific/military science fiction rout as well. Besides, Kane and the brotherhood of Nod from Command and Conquer make a great base for a more militaristic cult. As for the tone of the series, I am aiming for something between Marvel's humor, the hopefulness of C.S. Lewis, and the stoic resistance against overwhelming forces of darkness that Tolkien creates in his books. The prequels of my series will follow the development of the gold, silver, bronze, and dark ages of the comic book industry, starting out with pulp heroes in the late 1930s golden age and leading up to a sort of Marvel Civil War/Revenge of the Sith style ending in the dark age of the 90s. So I hope you enjoy it when it comes out! :) See, Genji would be perfect for fighting off Cthulhu with his mad deflection powers, if he would only stop whining to be healed every five minuets.😂 The PVE version of Overwatch is exactly what would have gotten me into the game back in the old days. I though that all interesting lore of Overwatch should have been made into some kind of campaign in the beginning instead of focusing too much on the esports crowd. Now, however, Overwatch has only a passing interest to me, but I still love the character designs and the concept of the story. Who was your favorite character?
  2. Yeah. I came her for the versatility of BRP my self. Cthulhu and his ilk have always been thematically interesting to me, the just seem like the most epic and ultimate foes imaginable to fight. Sure they are scary and powerful, but that is no reason for us to give up, everything has a weakness. I have not heard of those authors and stories before, so I will have to check them out some time. Are they Lovecraft lite? As for D.Va and Overwatch, while I have never played it, I used to follow it a lot during the early days, mostly hoping that it would be made into a movie. I am mostly familiar with the original cast, so I do not know mucho about the new people.
  3. Why thank you. 😁 Tracer vs a time warping monster like those hounds of tindalos would be an epic fight. As for Winston, I think the best course of action would be for him to get D.Va and her friends to build a giant mecha to distract Cthulhu, with support from Genji since he is aparently good at fighting giant robots that fire car sized rounds. Meanwhile Winston and a few other heroes would fight there way through deep ones and cultists in the streets of R'lyeh guiding Winston's latest antimatter bomb to its center of the city and obliterate Cthulhu and his island once and for all. And if they are lucky, Genji will only need to be healed once. XD I have actually though a lot about if the omnipotent power of mythos beings was all just a massive propaganda campaign from them and their cultists to demoralize their enemies before attacking. I want to tackle questions like this in my book. Most likely I will publish on Amazon. It seems like the best place for a new author to start out. If I am still on this fourm by then, I wil be sure to boost a link to it. Fair warning though, I have a very different take on the concept of the mythos, more like Lovecraft Lite.
  4. I am actually working on a book series centering around superheros vs my own version of the Cthulhu mythos, plus the influences of Overwatch and Command and Conquer. Some of my prequel series will deal with pulp inspired heroes fighting against Nazis trying to raise my version of Cthulhu's daughter, who moonlighted as a polynesian death goddess back in the day and fought against Maui and his people with an army of deep ones.
  5. I had a similar idea to that earlier, only I was using a shogoth type monster as an enemy for the PC's mechs only they would be a kind of symbiote for the "mech pilot." I talked about it with some others on this thread over here if you are interested.
  6. Yeah, details are such a bother. we have much more important things to focus on... Like how teens with attitude are going to bring down Cthulhu with their Elon Musk mecha. XD
  7. I can just say that batteries and capacitors have advanced over the 300 years that the Martian colonists have lived on Mars out of need to squeeze every last drop of power they can from wind turbines and solar panels. As they say, "Necessity is the mother of invention." Of course, the backstory involves Elon Musk helping to save humanity with his secret fleet of spaceships and going on to help build the first generation of mecha suits the PCs will use to fight eldritch horrors, so some Elon Musk brand Cyber-Hadwaveium TM would not be too unreasonable either.😉
  8. So all those years Cobra Commander was just trying to phone home. BRILLIANT!🤣
  9. In the book I am writing, the cultists are very militaristic, much like Cobra. I think it comes from my days of playing Command & Conquer with Kane and the Brotherhood of Nod. Someone like Kane makes a good analog for my Nyarlathotep stand in.
  10. I love your ideas. I think I will have to implement a few of them into my game now. I should make the fungus more prevalent in the wilds, it would actually give a reason why most of humanity on Earth is crammed into three great cities in the story. I also though, to avoid the problem of combatting this thing and getting spores all over, that the PCs could try and engage the fungus brains in psychic combat and destroy them that way potentially.
  11. James Bond vs the church of Dagon would be fun to see.
  12. When I first saw the trailers for The Force Awakens, I thought that Fin was going to be the Jedi and Ray would be his companion. I thought it would be so cool to have a stormtrooper defect and become a Jedi, but that is not the film we got in the end.😑 In my opinion, though, I have not read much of it, Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy makes a much better sequel trilogy than what Disney made. The rebels have actually become a legitimate government, and the Empire is actually a splinter cell that does not have the capacity to make planets into super Death Stars.
  13. Well, I have not play tested it yet, so it might be more deadly than I think, but it will probably only be a threat for the first few adventures before the PCs find their mecha suits, then they will have bigger, more eldritch, fish to fry. Perhaps though it will appear more often in the big city sewers or dungeons where mecha cant go and only psychic powers will help my PCs. I have also not heard of any of those movies before. I take it they are very similar to my fungus brains?
  14. I have a modified yellow mold from AD&D in the game I am working on. In universe, it is a fungus that was warped by cosmic forces so that it now develops giant fungus brains that use psychic powers like mind control to lure prey in were it can brain blast them and smother them in a cloud of spores. It is a minor wilderness monster though, not exactly a major villain.
  15. Or how Scully in the X-Files is always sceptical of the supernatural, no mater how many monsters she kills. Wouldn't the scientist's belief that there is a rational explanation somewhere out there in the universe for these monsters give them a kind of shield against insanity? Even if they never personally find it themselves? No matter how horrible the monsters get, the scientist can always fall back upon the refrain that "Magic is just science we don't understand yet."
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