"Comics Crawl Classics"? Could that be "a thing"?

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"Comics Crawl Classics"? Could that be "a thing"?

Post by DCC » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:05 am

Folks, I've been tossing and turning at night trying to come up with a way to get a superhero setting into the DCC family. What we have seen so far of Jim Wampler's MCC has given me an confidence that something like that wouldn't "break" all the core concepts of DCC. I figure that the inspiration should come from old tyme superhero games like Villains & Vigilantes or Paladium's superhero RPG instead of Champions or Mutants & Masterminds; the key idea is that the powers probably need some random element. Given that fact, the dilemma is that after the power is generated, comic book powers are often reliable...

The world is straightforward, there are enough gonzo elements in '70s and '80 comic books that the dark but humorous tone of DCC wouldn't be lost.

Anyone else thinking similar things?

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Re: "Comics Crawl Classics"? Could that be "a thing"?

Post by Rick » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:48 am

DCC wrote:Anyone else thinking similar things?
Yes :)

Not so much for publication, more for a outside-the box convention game or something along those lines.

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Re: "Comics Crawl Classics"? Could that be "a thing"?

Post by DCC » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:29 pm

Love to hear more!

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Re: "Comics Crawl Classics"? Could that be "a thing"?

Post by Raven_Crowking » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:54 pm

That would be super.
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Post by DM Cojo » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:31 pm

I am considering a home brew campaign like Shadowrun once the MCC rules come out.

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Re: "Comics Crawl Classics"? Could that be "a thing"?

Post by finarvyn » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:29 am

Raven_Crowking wrote:That would be super.
Ouch. I see what you did there.

Seems like coming up with a comprehensive list of powers would be the main hurdle to overcome.

From a game mechanics standpoint, looking at Mutants & Masterminds could be a starting point, since it was written from a d20 rules set. Better yet might be Scott Casper's Hideouts & Hoodlums, which was based off of Swords & Wizardry. I suggest those because mechanically they are more similar to DCC RPG than, say, Champions. I haven't played Champions in decades, but I seem to recall that it was percentile dice based instead of d20, so it wouldn't be as similar to DCC RPG as some of the others I mentioned.

So ... sift through several superhero games and make a list of powers, take a copy of H&H and see how Scott brings it into line with a DCC RPG similar game system, and then start tweaking to taste.

That's my two coppers. 8)
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