An exploration of the Golden Age of Comics, through the lens of Hideouts & Hoodlums, the comic book roleplaying game.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Famous Funnies #43
We'll pick up right where we left off with Hairbreadth Harry, being chased by a titan on an alien planet. Luckily, Harry finds some fruit -- ala Wonderland -- that makes him grow to titan size. Editors are strongly discouraged, though, to allow magical enlargement to make Heroes this big or this powerful. Something more gradual, like 20% per level, would be more reasonable. So, if Harry was a 3rd-level Fighter, maybe the fruit would just grow him 3', and increase his damage from 1-6 to 2-8.
Dickie Dare is on a new adventure, with a rich trophy as prize -- an "ultra-modern diesel yacht" -- and "diesel" being hi-tech and exotic at this time. There is no game mechanic bonus for something being diesel-powered, but as flavor text, it might hold extra meaning for the players.
The cobra on the abandoned dining room table seems completely random -- smacks of being a random wandering encounter to me! Ordinary cobras as mobsters was last discussed here.
I'm not a big fan of the soap opera that is Olly of the Movies, but I do really like this statue of a dragon's mouth that opens onto a slide that leads, what appears to be, two levels deep. Now that's good hideout dressing!