Friday, April 17, 2009

Check out my Superhero Stuff

Okay, I haven't been posting much here recently because I have been putting a bunch of material on my web site, Dreaming Empires.

I had this inspiration, compulsion, what have you to take a bunch of actual superhero role playing game characters created and played by myself and my friends in junior high, high school, and early college, mix them with other concepts I'd had over the years, and blend everything together into a bright super-powered froth. Then I had the idea to make up missions for them AND write synopses of those missions as if I was describing an actual comic that was once published.

Still have a lot more work to go and need to get busy on other things, but I've put a lot of material in for the groups the Wild Hunt and Deniable Operations and Assets or DOA. The Wild Hunt, DPR, and Monster Squad are a bit of an homage to the X-Files, the recent incarnation of the DC comic book Outsiders, Ken Hite's Suppressed Transmission column in Pyramid magazine, and Hellboy's BPRD of comics and film. The DOA is a homage to the television show Alias, the DC comic book Suicide Squad, and one disastrous and another brilliant tabletop rpg campaign of my youth.

You can check out what I've been busy doing here:
The DOA main page (check out the missions and roster links at the bottom)
The Wild Hunt main page (check out the links to missions and specific characters)
The Justice Squad main page (there are pics of many of these characters on the DOA roster page)
The Monster Squad main page
The DPR main page

I created the pictures you see on some of the pages using a free online software flash program called Fabrica de Herois.

Please check them out and let me know what you think.


Aaron DaMommio said...

Love the pictures.

Doug said...

Heh. I did all the DOA pictures two or three times each before I had a version that I liked. Had a little better luck with the Wild Hunt images as I did them today after having some more experience with the software.

On the one hand, it makes me appreciate good costume design in a comic book character. On the other, I can't figure out how some of the really crappy designs continued.

Aaron DaMommio said...

Justice Squad is pretty cool, I had a minute, I read about half of it.

Doug said...

Thanks. It's all based on sad but true tabletop mishaps.

Then taken to the next level.


Doug said...

Whoops, cut myself off.

I've been wondering if there is a better way to format the web site information to make it easier to read online, but it's a lot of work just to transfer it online. Maybe I'll come back in later and clean some of it up, I don't know.

Any trouble reading stuff that long, other than finding time?