Friday, April 1, 2016

The A-to-Z Blogging Challenge: 26 Villains for the Ultimate Hero!

This all began in 2015 when I went to KantCon and had a chance to play The Ultimate Hero, a sci-fi/superhero RPG created by Paragon Notion.  It was a lot of fun and it was interesting to play in a game run by its creators as the game itself was in its Beta phase.  At the end of the session I happened to win the hardcopy of the rules which I've been picking my way through ever since.



There is not a lot of supplementary material out there for the game, including any supervillains with which the PC's can come into conflict, so I thought for the April A-to-Z Blogging Challenge I'd try to come with 26 villains, including backstory and stats, from A to Z.

The background of The Ultimate Hero is that it is the year 2135.  There have been superhumans thoughout history, rare individuals who became the stuff of legend and mythology.  In the latter half of the 20th Century there was a boom in superhumans fueled by human mutation, followed by the appearance of typical "superheroes" and "supervillains."  World War III happened in 2020, the first publicly recognized alien contact by 2040, and another pan-global war in 2059.  By 2135 there are FTL starships, Mars and several moons of Jupiter have been terraformed, and humanity has become part of a coalition of sentient beings including the lynx-like Kasen, the militaristic Tarken, and the Xeros (who look like the aliens from Close Encounters of the Third Kind).  All along there have been humans with superpowers, psionics, and cybernetics, as well as a healthy dose of magic thrown into the mix.  The organization created by the Earth's governments to deal with superhuman threats is called DOSHI (the Department Of Super Human Investigation), which is the likely tentpole group of any campaign.

So, The Ultimate Hero is science fiction and superheroes with a vaguely Iron Age and anime vibe, but it needs villains, and that's what this challenge will be all about.  One note, though.  I'm a passable artist but will likely not have time to come up with illustrations for the characters.  If someone wants to help me out on this, please let me know!

3 comments:

  1. This is a cool theme! I do love RPGs, and I also love player created content. Especially good villains and mobs. I am looking forward to this! :)
    Happy A to Z!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  2. I'm a somewhat decent artist and enjoy what I've read of UH in the past. I will help out.

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  3. Huh...interesting that I only just today picked up a copy of the UH Beta from drivethrurpg. Is it a system you've been using for your own games?

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