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What do you think about having rules for random character generation. I prefer creating my character based on the concept as the rules are now, but some people like the random method.

Perhaps it could be included as an appendix or in a followup product?
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While I am not at all a fan of random superhero creation, it seems to be something a lot of people want, so we are going to look into it as an appendix.

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Definitely should include a random chargen option but not in the main body of the rules - maybe at the back or even in a supplement.
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In general, I'm not a big fan of random char gen either, but the one designed by Reidzilla over on rpg.net was GREAT fun to use AND turned out reasonable characters for me every time that I used it.

You can find Version 2 here: http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?582025-SUPERS!-Stuff-for-folks-to-use!/page35

Oh, and I agree: appendix or supplement work well for this. It shouldn't be in the main body of the rulebook.

All the best,

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In order to keep things sorta organized, perhaps we should discuss things in order. Go through each part of the current book and make any suggestions that pertain to that section.

Of course some section may be perfect the way they are.

This way it will keep us from jumping around from topic to topic and we can ensure we cover everything.

Keep this section open for brainstorming and start a new thread for the current rules review.
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I think there should be threads for each section of the book, ie aptitudes, powers, etc. Could make things a bit easier.

And +1 on random character generator! Even if I don't use the exact results in game, it can really give you a jumping off point to create a character when you're brainstorming.
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I have made the threads for each section of the book that needs to be addressed. We can use this thread moving forward for anything that does not fit in one of them!

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The main problem is because you give up one die due to the cost of the boost.
 
6d blast cost the same as a 5d blast armor piercing which cost the same as 4d +2 AP.
 
6D average roll is 21
5d AP is 4d+6 = 20 Average, or 17.5 w/o armor
4d +2AP is 2d+12 = 19 average or 14 w/o armor.



Hey fellas,

No offense, but I think this math is wrong. I'll explain over on the Boosts and Complications thread.

See you over there!

All the best,

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Is there going to be a setting book for supers now that Zenith Comics is onboard?
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Is there going to be a setting book for supers now that Zenith Comics is onboard?



Yes, the Zenith Universe will be expanded through various products into a setting.

Be warned that this is NOT the Zenith Universe that will be appearing in the comics. Why? Let me copy past from my blog;

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From The Earth Alpha Blog:

ZENITH COMICS: A TALE OF 2 UNIVERSES

As I sit here tonight, working on my Zenith Universe campaign I realize that it is important for me to note there are actually 2 Zenith Universe (3 really, but let's not split hairs).

The 1st Zenith Universe is the one where the HEROIC comic (soon to be released) takes place. It is a universe of conspiracies, deep plots and long running schemes. It is not so much a roleplaying universe but more a story telling one.

Then there is the 2nd Zenith Universe (I suppose we could call it Earth 2, or Other Earth, or really whatever you like). This one is more of a universe designed for roleplaying adventures. It is a heavier populated one than the 1st and it is certainly more traditionally superheroic/comic book as universes go.

The third one is the one that I use for my homegrown campaign, but that one is somewhere between the two.

Why?

Well the first reason is that I always feel that storytelling universes have different needs and purposes than roleplaying ones. Storytelling universes need to service the story. Everything you show or do should have purpose and that purpose is to benefit or drive the story. For example, while you can roleplay in say the Star Wars universe, it is really designed to tell the story of the Skywalker family. Or how the Babylon 5 universe is designed to tell the story of its namesake.

Feel free to disagree, but this is how I see things.

A roleplaying universe is meant to be more of a sandbox. A place where players can arrive and make their mark. Maybe they will travel the world and meet heroes and villains from other places, or maybe they will stay home and just be the local super team. All options are on the table. As such the roleplaying universe should provide a jumping in point, with a nice history and a lay of the land for the players and narrator to explore as they move forward, changing the world through their actions.

Surprisingly both Zenith Universe have the same kicking off point. The death of the Guardsman.

Will character from one show up in the other? Probably as while writing I might have inspiration for a great character that I want to put in an RPG book, or perhaps there is an NPC that would perfectly suit a scene I am writing.

There are no hard rules here.

Anywho, just the musings of my mind.



So that should sum it up. Who knows, if there is enough demand for it I might later make a source book for the HEROIC comic, but it is not the focus of my gaming material.

I would much rather work with this alternate Earth setting, which is more to my tastes as a roleplayer.

Cheers!


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