Monday, June 8, 2015
The Comics #3
But mainly I just shared this because the goatee guy is the Golden Age Doctor Doom, which just seems crazy wild.
The smugglers are sure scared of rushing that shack! They're more willing to take a range penalty for shooting at what looks like medium range, along with the hard cover penalties.
It must just be a thing that all bad guys leave their keys in the ignition.
Ah, the 1930s, when punching an orangutan was seen as heroic adventure! Frank Buck is practically the model for the Explorer character class (from The Trophy Case v. 1 no. 2), with its bonus to damage vs. natural animals.
As for the animals, there is a giant poisonous snake in Book II: Mobsters & Trophies, but I would make an ordinary cobra 1-1 HD, with a weaker poison (save at +2 or comatose for 1-3 days). Apes are in the same book and I would make orangutans only slightly weaker (the Ape entry assumes a gorilla is being discussed). Tigers have already been discussed here.
It's not very heroic to rely on animal companions, but it is an option to consider, especially for a scenario that is proving particularly challenging for low-level Heroes. Here, six 1 HD hunting dogs would make a huge difference in a fight if that cougar decided to come down and start roughing people up.
(Scans courtesy of Digital Comic Museum)