Post by WildKnight on May 24, 2009 19:49:05 GMT -5
Well, at the end of World War Hulk he took on Sentry, a guy with the ability to warp reality to his liking (and Marvel's personal version of Superman), AFTER having taken on nearly everyone else. So... yeah. Hulk is just a walking plot device these days.
Post by WildKnight on May 24, 2009 20:13:37 GMT -5
Doomsday would crush Thanos physically (without the Infinity Gauntlet), but Thanos is a plotter. He'd run rings around Doomsday and get Doomsday to go kill someone else.
Marvel's Doomsday is Hulk.
Hmmm... thoughts on Thanos... I'm really not the biggest fan of "cosmic threat" scale characters in Marvel (thats one thing I think DC typically does better), but Thanos has managed to be involved in some fun plots. TBH, though... I generally think of him as a rip-off of Darkseid.
Post by Mister Sinister on May 24, 2009 20:19:14 GMT -5
Marvel's Doomsday is Hulk, NOW, but what about before his exile and all that? Still think so?
I love Thanos, but I think Marvel sometimes does a poor job of articulating what exactly he is, especially in terms of power level.
I don't know much about Darkseid. I like Orion, though LOL. I'll go get on the wikia and read about him. I remember seeing him in the crossover, and in an animated Justice League episode once. I also know that he "killed" Batman...
Check out this old DC game. It was so much fun, and I think you might get a kick out of some of the characters and appearances made. I think he ran it relatively well.
Post by WildKnight on May 24, 2009 20:40:20 GMT -5
Its a fine idea, but don't count on me ever running a cross-over. Personally, I pretty much hate crossovers, as I enjoy Marvel and DC for entirely different reasons, and think that they're better off each being left to their uniqueness.
While I may try another DC game someday (despite my repeated failures so far), it almost certainly won't be any kind of crossover.
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Post by Mister Sinister on May 24, 2009 21:04:22 GMT -5
Oh, BELIEVE ME, I've definitely tried...to the result of unhappy players. My style of GMing is very "social," aside from being just generally not good. I'm longwinded and can't keep the pace up.
Plus, this game would be pretty controversial due to fandom, and I simply don't know as much about overall plots, storylines, and histories. I know ALOT about a few characters I like, and read synapses online.
I haven't picked up an actual comic in YEARS, save for the sleeved issues of Ghost Rider in my cousin's car (which were therefor reasons I never figured out).
THIS IS MY 666th POST. NOBODY BE ALARMED. IT'S ALL UNDER CONTROL...
Post by WildKnight on May 24, 2009 21:11:20 GMT -5
Yeah, well, contrary to common belief, great GMs aren't born, they're made. I would rate myself a moderately skilled GM, there are guys I've played with who have left me absolutely in awe.
I believe that most people can GM, but many people shouldn't, not because they can't develop the requisite skill, but because they're just going to be happier as a player than as a GM.
You already have one thing that it takes many GMs YEARS to develop; you're not a control freak. Unfortunately, myself and most GMs start out as guys who just want control, and have to learn over time to let go of that.
Post by WildKnight on May 24, 2009 21:20:36 GMT -5
I don't doubt my skill. Trust me, I have ego enough for any one man. Maybe two. Okay, three.
But there are a few guys out there that have absolutely blown my mind. One thing that I'm practicing (and it really only works in real life, its hard to do with play-by-post) is using traditional storytelling techniques in my GMing. Creating sort of an oral tradition, but creating it from wholecloth rather than repeating whats been passed down.
There's a Call of Cthulhu GM who I am absolutely honored to say that I get to play with once or twice a year.
Anyway... one thing I've found thats great for just being able to play without long term commitments, and for picking up and improving your skills (as a GM or a player) is attending Conventions. It can be expensive, but you can try a number of different games and see what you really like, and theres usually something for everyone.
Of course, being from the midwest I want everyone to attend GenCon, in hopes of getting to meet them while there LOL