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Xenmas
10-30-2007, 05:26 PM
This is a quick map that I put together for a game I'm running in February. This is supposed to be the fountain area of Gothopolis Central Park, where a major battle between the super heroes and one of the main villains will take place.

I'll post another picture of what it looks like after the battle ;)

A little notation (I took the grid out because it looked ugly); The fountain in the center is 20' at the base and towers at 60' tall. The fountain itself is 60' in diameter, the water is replenished from the open palms of the statue. The walkways are 10' across, and concrete.

This map was just put together in FM8. I haven't touched it up in Photoshop, yet. I might or might not depending on how critical I think it will be for the game.

pyrandon
10-30-2007, 09:47 PM
Nifty! :)

RPMiller
10-30-2007, 10:53 PM
Very nifty! You say superheroes. That makes me perk up and say, Please tell me more!

I'm a Hero System gamer going back to the first release when it was Champions. I've also played M&M and other Super systems. Is this going to be played over a VTT? I'm all giddy with hearing more. :)

Xenmas
10-30-2007, 11:36 PM
Sadly, this one is not going to be VTT. I am giving some serious thought to an anime game for a VTT setting. I'll start asking all sorts of annoying questions when I get closer to that game.

This one is going to be a one shot for Dundracon. Basically, all of the super heros/villains will have comical disfunctions. For example, 200 Proof is a master of flame but can only use his powers when he is drunk.

RPMiller
10-31-2007, 12:19 AM
Dude!! Dundracon?? That is just down the road from me. Well, actually it is an hour and a half, but I just may be there next year working a booth.

What system is it? That sounds like a great bit of fun.

Xenmas
10-31-2007, 12:39 AM
Running it in GURPS. The name of the game is "Super Heroes Union Local 1337" if you want to view it on the Dundracon site :D

RPMiller
10-31-2007, 12:50 AM
l337 - great name. LOL

GURPS - not my first choice for supers, but definitely doable. Thanks. I'll check it out and consider signing up if/when I get my confirmation that I'll be going.

Xenmas
10-31-2007, 01:27 AM
I did GURPS because it gave me alot of flexibility for odd ball characters, and because it is a system that I am fairly familiar with. Were I running a straight hero's game, I probably would have shopped around the systems a bit. Anytime I do anything "weird", though, I immediately turn to GURPS.

RPMiller
10-31-2007, 11:37 AM
What about GURPS makes it the first choice for "weird" for you?

Xenmas
10-31-2007, 11:43 AM
It's flexible and I'm familiar with it. It's been hard enough developing "dysfunctional" characters without learning a whole new system in the process. GURPS has always worked well for me. I'm running a stargate type game in the system right now, and am working on an anime style game in the system as well.

I'm not going to argue that it is any better or worse than any other systems. It's just what I like :D

RPMiller
10-31-2007, 01:03 PM
Sure. I was just curious. I usually turn to GURPS when I want really realistic and gritty characters and combat. That is why I was asking. I think each system has its own strengths and weaknesses and tend to use the best system for whatever the setting will be. For instance, if we are talking supers, IMHO there is no better system than Hero; for gritty reality, GURPS, for fast paced action, Savage Worlds or Action! System. For over the top Anime (depending on the 'feel' you are looking for) Big Eyes Small Mouth, Feng Shui, or the other one that is escaping me... Warrior Gods?

Of course, I'm insane when it comes to roleplaying systems and I tend to be loose and flexible with the rules mostly and I tend to not get into every crunchy bit there is like some. That said, I was a Hero System (Champions) GM for like 15 years straight, and a GURPS GM for about 10, and played and/or GMed a bunch of others that I've probably forgotten how to play by now.

Oh look! I totally derailed yet another thread. LOL Sorry about that.

Xenmas
10-31-2007, 01:29 PM
lol...No worries

To be fair, my system experience is failrly limited. I've run AD&D (1st & 2nd ed), d20, and GURPS in the last few years. Long long ago I ran WoD, Rifts, and the old d6 Star Wars game. I've never really run a super hero game before, but it seemed like a good setting for a one shot game. If it goes belly up, I'll look into running Champions next time.

How is BESM? The anime game I'm planning on running (Probably VTT) is going to be powerful characters with GEARs. I don't know how well the systems mesh, but I remember my girl friend mentioning the system when I mentioned I was running an anime game.

RPMiller
10-31-2007, 01:38 PM
Since it was designed for Anime, it does it quite well. I think there may still be some intro docs out there that you can download to get the feel of the game. It has been quite a while since I played it though. My experience was also from a player's perspective so I can't help much regarding the crunchier bits.

d6 Star Wars is an awesome system. I'm actually playing in an online game of it currently.