History TabletopGame / Champions

18th Mar '17 5:12:20 AM Theharbo
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* GatheringSteam: The Extra Time power limitation causes a power to take longer to activate. The longer the delay, the more the power's cost is decreased.
14th Mar '17 11:12:35 PM Karxrida
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* HeelFaceTurn: Almost the entire Redeemed team from ''Allies'' are reformed supervillains, except Scarlet Saber/Blue Wind who is a CivilianVillain using his second costumed identity to play both sides of the fence.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Almost the entire Redeemed team from ''Allies'' are reformed supervillains, except Scarlet Saber/Blue Wind who is a CivilianVillain FalselyReformedVillain using his second costumed identity to play both sides of the fence.
14th Mar '17 2:43:20 AM morenohijazo
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* ExperiencePenalty: {{PC}}s can be penalized ExperiencePoints if they roleplay poorly or the adventure is a terrible failure.
4th Mar '17 12:07:34 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: by the truckload. The ''Champions'' Universe used to be described as "[[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] [[MarvelComics Marvel]] [[SerialNumbersFiledOff with the numbers filed off]]" adding "[[TropesAreNotBad Not that it's a bad thing]]". Specific examples include:

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: by the truckload. The ''Champions'' Universe used to be described as "[[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]] [[SerialNumbersFiledOff with the numbers filed off]]" adding "[[TropesAreNotBad Not that it's a bad thing]]". Specific examples include:
20th Feb '17 1:16:29 AM jormis29
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By the middle 1990s, ''Champions'' faced a fair amount of competition in its genre -- while ''V&V'' seemed to have faded (mostly) into obscurity, there were other challengers: Mayfair Games' ''TabletopGame/DCHeroes'' and TSR's ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' were both licensed properties which allowed players to run familiar comic book characters, and ''GURPS Supers'' was already in its second edition, as was Palladium's ''HeroesUnlimited''. In 2001, a group of investors led by Dark Champions developer Steven Long bought out the rights to the game and published a fifth edition of the Hero rules, which remains in print as of 2009. A sixth edition of the rules was released at [=GenCon=] in August 2009. While many earlier games have fallen by the wayside, ''Champions'' continues to thrive, and continues to inspire new games, like White Wolf's ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}''.

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By the middle 1990s, ''Champions'' faced a fair amount of competition in its genre -- while ''V&V'' seemed to have faded (mostly) into obscurity, there were other challengers: Mayfair Games' ''TabletopGame/DCHeroes'' and TSR's Creator/{{TSR}}'s ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' were both licensed properties which allowed players to run familiar comic book characters, and ''GURPS Supers'' was already in its second edition, as was Palladium's ''HeroesUnlimited''. In 2001, a group of investors led by Dark Champions developer Steven Long bought out the rights to the game and published a fifth edition of the Hero rules, which remains in print as of 2009. A sixth edition of the rules was released at [=GenCon=] in August 2009. While many earlier games have fallen by the wayside, ''Champions'' continues to thrive, and continues to inspire new games, like White Wolf's ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}''.
11th Jan '17 2:59:37 PM starofjusticev21
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* LighterAndSofter: Have several villains created specifically to let the GM inject some whimsy into their campaign that's been too dark and scary for a while, like Foxbat and C.L.O.W.N., a team of villains who are superhuman ''pranksters'' rather than menaces.

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* LighterAndSofter: Have several villains created specifically to let the GM inject some whimsy into their campaign that's been too dark and scary for a while, like Foxbat and C.L.O.W.N., a team of villains who are superhuman ''pranksters'' rather than menaces. They cause a lot of chaos but it's all carefully designed to be non-lethal, and they never steal anything that has sentimental value to the owner.
8th Jan '17 11:39:14 AM starofjusticev21
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* LighterAndSofter: Have several villains created specifically to let the GM inject some whimsy into their campaign that's been too dark and scary for a while, like Foxbat and C.L.O.W.N., a team of villains who are superhuman ''pranksters'' rather than menaces. Even more amusingly, Foxbat has a grudge against C.L.O.W.N. for the time they easily captured him then auctioned him off to various police departments with the highest bid being around $8.50.

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* LighterAndSofter: Have several villains created specifically to let the GM inject some whimsy into their campaign that's been too dark and scary for a while, like Foxbat and C.L.O.W.N., a team of villains who are superhuman ''pranksters'' rather than menaces. Even more amusingly, Foxbat has a grudge against C.L.O.W.N. for the time they easily captured him then auctioned him off to various police departments with the highest bid being around $8.50.
8th Jan '17 11:03:29 AM starofjusticev21
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* LighterAndSofter: Have several villains created specifically to let the GM inject some whimsy into their campaign that's been too dark and scary for a while, like Foxbat and C.L.O.W.N., a team of villains who are superhuman ''pranksters'' rather than menaces.

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* LighterAndSofter: Have several villains created specifically to let the GM inject some whimsy into their campaign that's been too dark and scary for a while, like Foxbat and C.L.O.W.N., a team of villains who are superhuman ''pranksters'' rather than menaces. Even more amusingly, Foxbat has a grudge against C.L.O.W.N. for the time they easily captured him then auctioned him off to various police departments with the highest bid being around $8.50.
8th Jan '17 10:24:13 AM CorahsUncle
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** Mechanon is ComicBook/{{Ultron}}; however, in the current edition he has moved away from his directly copied origins. Mechanon also share similarities with ComicBook/Brainiac, particularly the Bronze-Age skeletal one.

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** Mechanon is ComicBook/{{Ultron}}; however, in the current edition he has moved away from his directly copied origins. Mechanon also share similarities with ComicBook/Brainiac, ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, particularly the Bronze-Age skeletal one.



** Empress Istvatha Víhan's appearance, personality are similar to Majestrix Lilandra of the Shi'ar, while her powers of time and dimensional travel and modus operandi of conquering entire dimensions makes her similar to the Avenger's foe, Kang the Conqueror.
** Meteor Man is the ComicBook/GreenLantern, both in terms of powers, elements of his origin and being a "Legacy" character. The Russian villain Cosmo shares some similarities with Guy Gardner.

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** Empress Istvatha Víhan's appearance, appearance and personality are similar to Majestrix Lilandra of the Shi'ar, while her powers of time and dimensional travel and modus operandi of conquering entire dimensions makes make her similar to the Avenger's Avengers' foe, Kang the Conqueror.
** Meteor Man is the ComicBook/GreenLantern, both in terms of powers, elements of his origin and being a "Legacy" character. The Russian villain Cosmo shares some similarities with Guy Gardner.



** Eurostar were once described as "Evil ComicBook/XMen" due to several mutant members; Durak (Colossus), Mentalla (ComicBook/JeanGrey) and Bora (ComicBook/{{Storm}}).
** VIPER is largely inspired by ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}, but its current version draws a lot of influence from [[GIJoe Cobra]], including the uniform design of its soldiers.
** ARGENT is similarly inspired by AIM; the older RAVEN from 4th Edition was more so.

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** Eurostar were once described as "Evil ComicBook/XMen" due to several mutant members; members: Durak (Colossus), Mentalla (ComicBook/JeanGrey) and Bora (ComicBook/{{Storm}}).
** VIPER is largely inspired by ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}, but its current version draws a lot of influence from [[GIJoe [[Franchise/GIJoe Cobra]], including the uniform design of its soldiers.
** ARGENT is similarly inspired by AIM; the older RAVEN from 4th Fourth Edition was more so.



** UNTIL was also similar to ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, right down to the I in both names standing for International.

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** UNTIL was also similar to ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, S.H.I.E.L.D., right down to the I in both names standing for International.



** Subverted some with Orion, whose origin is so close to ComicBook/GreenLantern's it's almost satirical...up until the point where a two-bit thug knocks him out and steals his cosmically-powerful weapons.

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** Subverted some somewhat with Orion, whose origin is so close to ComicBook/GreenLantern's that of ComicBook/GreenLantern that it's almost satirical...up until the point where a two-bit thug knocks him out and steals his cosmically-powerful cosmically powerful weapons.



** Although he started as a parody of Franchise/{{Batman}} (with a face mask resembling ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s), Foxbat now has an awful lot in common with SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
** GalacticConqueror Xarriel in Champions Beyond has qualities of both ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} and the Anti-Monitor.

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** Although he started as a parody of Franchise/{{Batman}} (with a face mask resembling ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s), that of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}), Foxbat now has an awful lot in common with SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
** GalacticConqueror Xarriel in Champions Beyond ''Champions Beyond'' has qualities of both ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} and the Anti-Monitor.
8th Jan '17 10:13:12 AM starofjusticev21
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* LighterAndSofter: Have several villains created specifically to let the GM inject some whimsy into their campaign that's been too dark and scary for a while, like Foxbat and C.L.O.W.N., a team of villains who are superhuman ''pranksters'' rather than menaces.
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