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Re: Villainomicon Teams

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  • dirkgentry2000
    I d love to see a villain team posted here - maybe in the files section for easy reference...
    Message 1 of 27 , Feb 3, 2012
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      I'd love to see a villain team posted here - maybe in the files section for easy reference...

      --- In icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com, Craig McRoberts <imprimis5@...> wrote:
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      > Honestly, I'm looking forward to this myself. I've been toying around with a villain team, too, so I'd like to see what others are doing.
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      > Craig
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      > On Feb 3, 2012, at 15:15, John McMullen <jhmcmullen@...> wrote:
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      > > Possibly a separate thread--maybe "Villain Teams"--but would anyone object if I posted a homemade group of characters intended to act as a team?
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      > > This could also go on the wiki, but I'm looking for some quicker and more direct feedback than that.
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      > > John
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      > > John McMullen (Young old coot) jhmcmullen@...
      > > From: Soylent Green <gsoylent@...>
      > > To: icons group <icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 2:13 PM
      > > Subject: RE: [icons-rpg] Re: Villainomicon Teams
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      > > Mostly I'm thinking you'd need someone with the sort of leadership skills to keep Sock Puppet in line and be the Hannibal Smith role. If I were to use the Crime-Team in one game I'd be tempted to just bump up Copy Cat's Intellect and Willpower just a tad be done with it.
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      > > Of course, for the purposes of this thread, that's would be highly improper :-)
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      > > To: icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com
      > > From: jhmcmullen@...
      > > Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:45:15 -0800
      > > Subject: Re: [icons-rpg] Re: Villainomicon Teams
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      > > In my mind, Copy Cat is overt: she takes over the abilities of a person and enjoys being as good as they are.
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      > > Incognito is about subterfuge. He might be a leader at home, but in the field, it's Copy Cat. She's got a power that pretty much calls for her to think on her feet and adjust to changing abilities and conditions.
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      > > A possibility is to have someone else (Professor Hominid again?) fund them as a cash-making scheme. Kind of like Charlie's Angels: they only know him as an electronic voice on the line.
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      > > I also think that Sigma-9 and Skeletron could join up, one handling the overt confrontation and one handling the subtle one.
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      > > John McMullen (Young old coot) jhmcmullen@...
      > > From: Soylent Green <gsoylent@...>
      > > To: icons group <icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 10:55 AM
      > > Subject: RE: [icons-rpg] Re: Villainomicon Teams
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      > > I was a little torn regarding the Crime-Team in so far that there may be a little too much overlap between Incognito and Copy Cat. Also the team seems to be missing a real leader figure. I could see the Merry Widow as potentially a better fit than Copy Cat but the simple truth is I don't care for the character very much.
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      > > The link between the Apex members is that they all have a bit of a Nietzschean thing, or atleast in the more pop use of the term. Whether they would actually managed to stick together I don't know, but then what supervillain does.
      > > To: icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com
      > > From: jhmcmullen@...
      > > Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 07:43:27 -0800
      > > Subject: Re: [icons-rpg] Re: Villainomicon Teams
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      > > Very nice!
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      > > In the back of my mind I have a theme--gadget-using villains who can't maintain them. In my head, they meet one another as they're passing to or from Smith's current lair, and decide they can work together and form a group...so long as Smith gets a cut of the profits to be on retainer. But I haven't done any serious looking at characters.
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      > > I very much like the Crime-Team as a group that the players could meet, and it's good to give Incognito some love.
      > >
      > > The Brain Trust (that's what you mean instead of Brian Trust, right?) also strikes me as having a nice theme for generating crimes.
      > >
      > > Apex I have some trouble with: I have a problem believing they'd work together, but the right backstory can overcome that. What's Professor Hominid's plan/technique for getting them together?
      > >
      > > Kaos Factor I like better with Recluse, and Speed Demon trying to make time with both Fox and Blonde Bombshell.
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      > > Again--very nice!
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      > > John McMullen (Young old coot) jhmcmullen@...
      > > From: Soylent Green <gsoylent@...>
      > > To: icons group <icons-rpg@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2012 5:38 PM
      > > Subject: RE: [icons-rpg] Re: Villainomicon Teams
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      > > Okay, I spent a bit of time on this. Discovered one villain team mentioned in the Villainomicon (the Freedom Four), stuck with John's Exhuman team which for me works really well and had a stab a grouping some of the rest, including some from the main Icons book. It's still first cut so any feedback is welcome.
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      > > The Crime-Team
      > > Theme: If you have a crime to commit, if no one else can help, and if you can afford them, maybe you can hire... The Crime-Team.
      > > Incognito
      > > Copy Cat
      > > Speedsaw
      > > Smith
      > > Sock Puppet
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      > > The Brian Trust
      > > Theme: Mad scientists looking to fund their research
      > > Zero
      > > Creeper
      > > Downsizer
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      > > Apex
      > > Theme: Professor Hominid's team high achievers
      > > Professor Hominid (behind the scenes)
      > > Beastman
      > > Warbride
      > > Sigma-9
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      > > Kaos Factor
      > > Theme: Glamorous crooks (with Recluse for contrast)
      > > Fox
      > > Recluse (or Troll)
      > > Speed Demon
      > > Blonde Bombshell
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      > > Exhumans (from John McMullen post)
      > > Theme: villians who are not quite human
      > > Rorek
      > > Tarpit
      > > Ultra-Mind
      > > Wraith
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      > > Freedom Four (from Black Flame's bio in the Villainomicon )
      > > Theme: Politically aware, anti-establishment villains
      > > Arobas
      > > Pulsar
      > > Black Flame
      > > Baron Kriminel
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