The Avengers represents a perfectly mixed team. There's ranged combat and brute muscle, super-science and sorcery, all of them working together toward a common end. There's also subtlety, and for those who forgot about her, it's likely the Black Widow is about to stab you in the back. No team should ever go into the field without a stealth and infiltration expert. For those looking to bring Natasha to their tables, this guide should get you started!
D&D, the game that started as a simple set of rules in a long ago forgotten magazine called Chainmail. It's creator started out as a hobbyist into reenactments of historical battles with miniatures.
For many comic book fans, the Incredible Hulk represents the slim margin by which the darker forces of human nature are held in check. For others, he represents the power that everyone holds inside of them. No one can deny that the appeal of the Hulk lies in the freedom that comes with letting the monster loose to smash until its heart's content, though. Even if we might regret that decision once our rage is spent, and we realize what we've done.
So I got my students geared up based off personalities.
I have been into games since I was about eight years old, and here now, I am 32. I love JRPGs the most next to tactical strategy and some casual.
I sometimes feel at-odds with certain sections of gaming fandom, especially when it comes to SEGA and their mascot franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. For one thing, I'm still a huge fan of the franchise, have been since I was a kid (it was really the series that first really got me into gaming, actually), but then I also tend to be way more positive and relaxed towards it than most people seem to; sometimes, it's to the point where I feel like that extremely vocally negative minority would probably eat me alive if I tried to explain my opinions to them. I mean, for one thing, I don't think Sonic Forces is that bad, I think it's still totally worth playing, but then I also love Sonic Unleashed and its story. I believe that both classic and modern Sonic games have their individual merits, and I'm very proud of SEGA for experimenting and daring to try something different with the character over the years. And—for some reason, probably my most controversial opinion in this article—I don't think the Sonic film design is nearly as bad as everyone says it is (which is something I definitely want to discuss further in a future piece).
The barbarian hero has been an icon of fantasy ever since Conan first trod the kingdoms of the earth beneath his sandaled feet, and it's been an archetype of roleplaying games ever since the first PC kits were released in Dungeons and Dragons. For those playing Pathfinder, the barbarian base class is always a great option for those who want a martial class with a bit of an edge to it. Especially when you consider all the archetypes the class has available, allowing players to really customize their characters.
Harriet Tubman is one of those names we hear in our history classes, but we rarely associate her with anything more. She's talked about primarily as an abolitionist, and as someone who fought for women's suffrage at a time where that was less than popular among the power structures of the nation. It's mentioned that she was a former slave who managed to escape the south, but her achievements are significantly downplayed in favor of the drier, political movements she was a part of.
The paladin is one of the most iconic heroes of fantasy RPGs. Knights in shining armor, holy warriors, and more, these characters can accomplish truly astonishing feats of heroism through faith, and adherence to a rigorous code of honorable conduct. While there are a dozen different ways to play this class, one of the more interesting twists you can add is to multiclass your character. Because, as long as you maintain your lawful good alignment, you will also maintain all your class abilities.
Behind the closed doors of a secret lab during World War II, American scientists in the Marvel Universe created the world's first super soldier. The formula's creator was assassinated by a Nazi spy moments after the experiment's success, but Steve Rogers was not willing to let the fact that he was one man stop him from changing the course of the war. With his signature shield, and a costume that boldly displayed the colors of his country, Captain America was born. The rest, as they say, is history.
Ultima VII, the Black Gate, was originally released in April of 1992 by FCI/Pony Canyon. I don't know why, but I love the name Pony Canyon. The SNES port was released in 1994. Evidently, due to a lack of available memory—the SNES is limited to one megabyte of memory—many features were changed or scrapped.
Michael Myers was a boy who, on the surface, was just like any other boy. Voices whispered to him in the dark, though, and one Halloween night he did as they bid him. He put on a clown costume, and took a butcher knife to his older sister. She died, and Michael waited for his parents, and the police, to come retrieve him. Years passed silently in the ward for the criminally insane, and they were long years, where Michael destroyed the minds of those who tried to help him. Those who gazed into his abyss, and felt the empty hunger that waited behind his eyes. Eyes behind which lurked pure, unadulterated evil.