Technohol 13: Marvel Super Heroes RPG (Classic & Saga) Material

Friday, October 24, 2014

(posted October 19th, 2014)

Hello! Welcome back to the 13, for yet another news flash from myself. Sure, there wasn't one last Sunday, but I was sort of in the middle of updating things so rapidly that I didn't want to stop for fear of losing my momentum. And momentum I had! I managed to get a whole lot of goodies taken care of for all y'all since last we spoke, getting myself closer to wrapping up a whole lot of things at once.

To start with, my overhaul of the various characters from the Star Brand series is complete. I finally managed to knuckle down and revise every last person in that part of my New Universe reference, having moved the three Marvel universe Brand wielders over to the Miscellaneous Marvel portion of the site. Naturally, though, one can still spy their descriptions from the Star Brand index page.

After that, I pounded away at the Medusa Web roster. This clandestine group was both friend and foe to the Psi-Force team during the second half of that series' print run, and it racked up an impressive dozen of characters of note - a roster that, in and of itself, is bigger than a few of my full series breakdowns. They're all spiffy again, and hopefully I've revised these jokers for the last time.

On top of my work to rehabilitate the New Universe thing, I've also added some new character descriptions to the site. Yay! The first was Rumble, the last of the original Decepticon micro-cassette warriors, from 1984, that I wanted to detail. It was a bit tricky distinguishing him from Frenzy a bit, but I think I've managed something competent in the end. I do hope you guys (and gals) approve of him!

Furthermore, I've worked up yet another of the inexplicable foes that Professor Zog and his greatest creation, Electro, went up against. This fellow, Gnorr, was a weird, non-humanoid freak show squatting in an abandoned city on the moon, who had designs of global conquest. Naturally, neither he nor his bizarre moon-robots were a match for Zog, who defeated Gnorr even without the use of Electro's might!

So that was three out of four things I mentioned two weeks ago that I wanted sorted out - and an additional one that I hadn't actually planned on! As for what's coming down the pipe, I'd like to clean up the much smaller Psi-Force villain group, Red Sun, and perhaps add the last Decepticon from 1984 that I have yet to cover... time permitting. He's a piece of work, so it might take me a while to cover him properly.

(I just thought I'd share that, since a spammer went to the effort of photoshopping it up for me while trying to get me to use their SEO services. Which is funny, since that's what I used to do for a living. But then again, my 'Nightmask' stuff is showing up after a notoriously obnoxious gaming forum troll's x-rated furry profile in Google results, so maybe I'm slipping or something.)

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What's New?

I've added plenty to the 13 of late, including Megatron, Gnorr, Rumble, the Shark, Reflector, Living Corpses, Laserbeak, Doctor Bruno Varoz, Thundercracker, Mick Bronson, Frenzy, Queen Nara Gale, Skywarp, Jago, King of the Dragon-men, Ravage, the Lion-people of Ligra, Starscream, the Dragon-men of Ligra, Buzzsaw, Boss Sarpo, Soundwave, Laughing Mask, and Optimus Prime!

Technoholic Content

In the event that those expressive icons at the top (and bottom) of the page don't tell enough of the story for you to see what lies beyond them, here is a quick summary of just about everything on the site. I even added one or two pages that I didn't have room for in the navigation bar above (well it looks like I do, but there's more coming... oh yes.)

The New Universe: It was the world outside your window - at least, until the so-called White Event rippled across the face of the earth, leaving approximately two in every million people forever changed. With the dawn of the paranormal, the world would be forever changed - and for the worse - as various governments scrambled to master this new, uncontrollable power.

Gi Joe: a Real American Hero: Assembled from the very best members of the various armed forces, Special Counter-Terrorist Group Delta is also known by its nickname, Gi Joe. This group was created to handle all kinds of threats to democracy, but was forced to focus its efforts on Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world! Only Gi Joe stands between Cobra and its nefarious goal...!

Timely Heroes: The dawn of the heroic age, the 1940s were an era fraught with peril, both in the form of rampant fascism as well as villainous individuals of great personal power. The only thing standing in the way of their conquering the world were a loose band of stubborn, individualistic super heroes determined to protect freedom at all costs!

Transformers: hailing from a strange world and unknown and variable distance from our own, the Transformers are a race of mechanoid aliens who ceaselessly vie for control of their native Cybertron... and the universe beyond! Their misadventures described in countless variations, across television and comics and even live action film, the Transformers' battle is never-ending!

Variant Earth 13: Superficially reflecting the 'real' world, Variant Earth 13 is a nexus of sorts, a place that has an analogue of events in a multitude of other timelines. While the Powers That Be try to keep a lid on things and preserve the status quo, all manner of ascendant beings are quite active in the pursuit of their goals, and events are quickly spiraling out of control...

MSH Infinity: Built for adventures throughout a multiverse of possibility, the Planescape campaign setting featured a battle of ideas amidst incredible locations. The MSH Infinity reference will be an eventual translation of this incredible material into MSH RPG terms, allowing you to take your heroes on an adventure they won't soon forget - if they don't simply move in...!

Marvel Universe Miscellany: A place for those folks that don't quite fit into the sections above, the Marvel Universe Miscellany is a sort of repository for odds and ends that I've perpetrated over the years in statistical form, folks I don't want to build a whole reference for yet I wouldn't mind featuring on the site - since I did make them playable, after all.

Custom Rules: This is a compendium of the custom-built rules systems I have created for use by the general public. Currently, these rules are for the Universal Heroes Role Playing Game ('Classic' MSH RPG) as well as the 4C System: Edition 13 rules. I intend to eventually add Saga versions of all this material, as well as rules for one more game - but that's down the road some.

The Technohol 13 Master Roster: In the event that you are looking for a character you think I've covered in the past but don't want to leaf through the above sections to find him or her (or it), you can't do wrong to look here. This is a compendium of links to everyone I'm currently featuring on the site, in both their MSH Classic and Saga versions. It's huge but comprehensive!

Technoholic Updates: While I try to update the 'news' section above on a weekly schedule, more or less, I usually update the Updates page as soon as I've added something to the 13. Sometimes I'm working 'ahead' and sometimes I'm not, but that'll show you just what it is I'm up to at any given point in time, in the event that you're looking for the newest in Technoholic goods.

The Atomic Links: This is a collection of MSH RPG links I have assembled for you, either in a Classic or Saga flavor. The list seems to be dwindling rapidly of late, as AOL and now Geocities seems to be removing all their hosting services (or going under, as it may be). But these links nonetheless lead to additional MSH RPG material for your gaming use, so check them out when you're done here.

Technoholic Basics: This is a quick bit of information about the site itself, going a bit above and beyond what you see here on the 'main' page, and goes into my motivations for the site and so on. It's also where I've placed the Technoholic Color Changing Mechanism, in the event that you would rather pick your own color than go with the quasi-random Color Rotating Thingus I built a bit back.

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