Bronze Age comic book action

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Bronze Age comic book action

Post by misterrpg » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:41 pm

Does anyone have any tips for running a Bronze Age comic book type of setting?

The campaign will use only original characters and be set mainly in NYC.

I dislike "homages" as more often than not they feel more like poorly disguised ripoffs.

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Re: Bronze Age comic book action

Post by King Snarf » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:10 pm

Well, you might be confusing homage with pastiche. For instance, I once tried to come up with a Ghost Rider homage. I kept coming back to combining supernatural creatures with motorcyclists and stunt drivers, and I felt that was lame. So, I decided to take a good look at the Ghost Rider concept. Ghost Rider took advantage of the 70s horror comic boom and combined that with the interest in Evel Knievel and other daredevils. So, I then decided to pull back. Instead of combining horror with stunt cyclists, I thought of combining horror with another 70s fad- trucking! And that is how I came up with the Zombie Trucker.

I'd suggest you pick up the Silver Age sourcebook, as that talks about the Bronze Age quite a bit and how to run a Bronze Age campaign. Sweet Christmas!
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