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The P.I.T.s Can’t Agree on the Next Movie.

Regular readers of this blog know that the family will watch a movie for review and then I will pull tropes from the movie for use in your games.  Recently reviewed movies with GitUo (Gaming in the Universe of…) articles in the works are:

Big Trouble in Little China
Buckaroo Banzai
Race to Witch Mountain.

The PITs (Paladins In Training) have not been agreeing over which Movie to watch/review next.  I’m turning it over to you.  Leave me a list of the top ten movies you’d like to see reviewed.  The top vote getters (if they are in the VS film collection) will be watched/reviewed/mined.

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Fluff/Inspiration, Gaming in the Universe of..., Movie Reviews, News, Reviews and Culture, RPG | , , | 7 Comments

Gaming in the Universe of… The Watchmen: Part 5 Silk Specter II

watchmencharactersThe Watchmen as reviewed by the family

Part one: Tropes from the movie
Part two: Doctor Manhattan
Part three: The Comedian
Part four: Nite Owl

The Watchmen are not super heroes (with the exception of Doctor Manhattan). The characters in this series of articles were built using standard Savage World rules and as such can be dropped into any campaign without much difficulty.

Laurie Jupiter is a second generation hero who is primarily involved in the heroing life to please her mother.  She captured the attention of Doctor Manhattan when his first love began to age.  When the Keene Act was passed, Laurie happily packed up her costume and moved with Doctor Manhattan to his government laboratory.  She later leaves Doc when he begins to grow distant from her.  Laurie re-enters the sporting life to be with her new love, Dan Drieberg.

In your game Laurie is the reluctant woman behind the power.  She’s the person who keeps the wizard focused.  She is the woman who convinces the hero to go on one more adventure.  She’s the woman who is on the adventure to please her parents.

watchmen-silk-spectreName:Laurie Jupiter/Silk Spectre II/Sandra Hollis
Race: Human
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d6, Fighting d8, Guts d6, Healing d4, Persuasion d6, Throwing d6
Charisma: 3; Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 5;
Hindrances:  Curious, Quirk (does not like the hero life, gets involved over the men in her life), Wanted
Edges: Attractive

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Comic Books, DC, Fluff/Inspiration, Gaming in the Universe of..., Other Systems, RPG, Savage Worlds | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments