Thursday, February 26, 2015
Famous Funnies #24
Ah, Captain Easy, the gift that keeps on giving. Here we are introduced to witches, a mobster-type so hideous that anyone seeing them must save vs. spells or fall prostrate in front of them!
Alley Oops's animal of the day is the glyptodon. Never yet statted for Hideouts & Hoodlums, a glyptodon would be 11 Hit Dice, but using 12-siders because of their massive size and mass!
Now, you might not think it on the face of it, but this has fairly large implications towards how cover works in combat. Should there ever be a chance of your cover being a liability? Should Captain America have to worry about his opponent grabbing his shield and pushing it up in his face?
You may have guessed, based on my last example, but I feel this should not become a game mechanic. More likely, the gunner simply missed his to-hit roll and knocking him with the door was the flavor text for explaining how he managed to miss at point blank range.
There is also a reminder here that helium tanks are on the minor trophies list.
This version of the sphinx is likely not a mobster, but some kind of trick -- but a good one, and one time-tested in that Other Game. Just use a slightly harder riddle than this one.
(Scans courtesy of Digital Comic Museum at http://www.digitalcomicmuseum.org/index.php?dlid=21647)