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 Post subject: 4 Color comic book super heroes!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:15 pm 
Shelled Plebeian

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Hi all! Short time lurker, first time poster, and fan of OVA here, with a question perhaps outside the norm.

I dig the OVA system a lot, and am considering using it to play a supers game, ala Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and the rest of the other spandexed suspects.

Anyone care to lend any advice about how 4-color superheroes differ from their anime counterparts (I'm not a huge fan of anime - I know, I know (hangs head in shame)) I'd also LOVE IT if someone would stat up a few known superheroes and/or villains, just to get me going.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: 4 Color comic book super heroes!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:45 pm 
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It'd probably be best to think of OVA less of an anime RPG but a toolkit on how to play. Just because Clay uses an anime coat to describe the game does not mean you need to. Just lean to archetypal powers and you should be fine playing a powers or cape game.

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 Post subject: Re: 4 Color comic book super heroes!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:20 pm 
Shelled Plebeian

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Very true. I'd need to re-define what the different levels of Strong and Quick represented, though, I think. Someone with a Strong 5 should be able to lift a lot more than a loaded car in a comic book world, for example.


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 Post subject: Re: 4 Color comic book super heroes!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:33 pm 
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In the context of OVA, a lot of the truly superhuman permutations of human ability (that is, Superman-like strength or Flash-like speed) should be handled with the Scale rules.

That is, the Flash is on an even playing field with jet planes, not mere humans. The rules tend to make Scale a "free" thing since it often results in benefits and detriments. (A story-tall robot may be super strong, but he's also super easy to hit and may have a hard time hitting tiny humans.)

With superhumans, that's less often the case, so it wouldn't be the worst idea to make the Scale Advantage be a "bought" part of the character for 5 points.


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