Da Fortress Blog ...
The corner of my site where I blog about a few projects I'm working on or
whatever else I feel like wasting server space on ...
No, these are not mathematical formulas for conversion. (there are plenty of those available elsewhere). To me hero files are more art than science (but that's just me)
Instead, these are the basic rules of thumb I use when creating characters for my site, provided in case it helps some of you out there. They are all fairly obvious once you read them, but you'd be surprised how many hero files I run
into that don't follow any of them! The end-result is usually nicely balanced characters sans "cheese".
One of my favorites sites in the early days of the web (yeah, I was around
back then! now get off my lawn!) was Cheeks , The Toy Wonder.
Tons of really well-written discussions of Silver Age comic zaniness. Funny, but
also obviously written by a true fan of the genre. When I realized it was going
away, I decided to save this one article on my site. I added the pics and
formatted it to look nice on my site, but it's all the work of Kent
Way back in August 2002, I released a mod for the original Freedom Force
game. It was based on the then-current JLA incarnation (Grant Morrison's
JLA). It was very popular (even got me the fan award you see on my
site). I went on to release 6 "issues" in all, the last one coming
out in July of 2003. Since then, not a year goes by that I don't get at
least one email from someone asking how the story ended. You see, I
ended #6 with a cliffhanger and teased all secrets would be revealed in
#7 ... sorry about that! Now I try to make it right.
This is a completely new game that I'm coding from scratch. It obviously
owes a lot to FF but it is not meant to be a clone. I am writing
it in Python using the Panda 3D
SDK. I'm working with Tommyboy who has done the art assets for it. Will
it ever get finished? I'm not sure. I work on it when I find the time and feel
like it. I have taken a few long breaks from it, but managed to return and make
progress a few times. I guess we'll see ... in any case, I've learned a lot
about coding and game design.
Freedom Force Info
Alex's Hero Conversion Tips
JLA v Avengers - Once and For All!
The JLA Mod
Setting The Scene
Making a list, checking it twice ...
My Hero Sandbox
A little background
Fast and Furious
Magical Mystery Tour
They pull me back in!
By The Numbers