I played a fun, focused game of Champions 3rd Ed. with MadJay Brown last night via Hangouts. I’m probably still in nostalgia-honeymoon phase, but dealing with the SPD chart and calculating OCV/DCV mods felt like putting on an old, well-worn, comfortable hoodie.
The basic set-up is supers-as-military in a world at war with an alien incursion. My mentalist led a squad of normal soldiers on a recon mission to a facility housing alien tech. We encountered a semi-desolid alien that was 50% immune to my PC’s mind control, so she had to engage it with some of her martial arts training to give her squad time to evac some wounded survivors from a previous mission.
And I gotta say, as much as people fault HERO for sucking the fun out of supers by strictly codifying everything, I loved struggling with my character’s limited fictional resources in order to solve the problems thrown at her. It may not properly emulate a lot of supers comics, but as a game in itself navigating the simulation was fun for me.
Thanks, Jay! Looking forward to more.