Ron Edwards, MadJay Brown and I continued our 3rd Ed. Champions game yesterday, thankfully free from technical difficulties.
My big takeaway from this session was that I really need to beef up my combat rules mastery, as we got our asses handed to us by some technically weaker supers. Partly this was a lack of intel on their powers, but a large part was that Ron knows how to do some magical things with 3rd’s builds and manipulating the SPD chart.
Seriously, this was the first time ever playing HERO that my PC almost knocked themselves out burning STUN because they had no END left to spend. My guy had to engage in some distracting conversation to cover up that he was taking a needed recovery.
(I’ve been having PCs take a recoveries mid-combat a lot in 3rd. I don’t think I’ve ever had to do that in all the years I played 4th and 5th.)
Hopefully, Jay and I can come up with a plan of attack to take them down next session.