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  1. 7 points
    So this is it. The end. I first found the FPL in 2001. Actually, it may have been 2000. The details are sketchy. I don’t even remember how I came to find it. The point is, it was a long time ago. The FPL was, to me, a revelation. The people were comic book geeks – just like me – but they came from all walks of life, all ages and even spanned a few continents. Almost everyone was friendly and accepting, and even those few who weren’t were at least entertainingly mean. The conversations were lively, the laughs were consistent and the headaches were few. Sure, I butted heads with many over my hatred of anime and penchant for ... well ... let’s just call it outspokenness ... but it was a place I enjoyed greatly and looked forward to visiting. When I started, I was a terrible, terrible writer with terrible, terrible ideas. I mean, some have found hidden brilliance in The Facts of Life Hydra but really people, it was terrible. It took me a while to accept my terribleness, but once I did there were plenty of people ready and willing to help me improve. This was the Golden Age of Poe and Abdeil, I would remind you. There were plenty of inspirational sources to draw from and aspire to. In 2001, I finally had my first Hall of Fame character (Clockwork Knight, for you trivia buffs) and I pretty much found my stride after that. My writing got better. My ideas got better. I wrote match set-ups and fiction. I tried to help newbies find the same path. Good times. As fun as all this writing was, the real allure of the FPL was the people. It’s always been the people. Through rule changes and site implosions and coding glitches and multi-account scandals the one thing which kept me around was the chance to interact with you guys on a daily basis. The FPL (oh fine... and CBUB) is a community. More than that – a family. That’s why my decision to leave is so disheartening. So here we are at the heart of the matter then – the recent Second Coming of Serge. I make that comment in jest, but it’s not a bad analogy. Serge was always this mysterious, otherworldly entity to most of us. He was the Creator. He was the Great Coder in the Sky who provided for our flock. Still, you seldom saw him. In times of great tribulation, he would descend from the firmament and fix site errors or purge spam bots or bestow upon us upgrades. He was out there, feared and revered but not known. Not directly. Not by most. Unlike God, we didn’t know Serge in our heart. We didn’t know him personally and he us. Also unlike God, Serge was a real person. As a result, a more apt analogy is that of an absentee landlord. He owned the building, and made repairs as needed. He was hard to get ahold of though. Unless there was a serious problem, he pretty much left us to our tenancy and as long as we paid the rent (admittedly, and to his credit, zero in this case) he didn’t much care what we were doing. To tie this analogy to the recent hullaballoo, I’d like you to imagine living in an apartment owned by such a landlord. You and your family are enjoying dinner one evening when the landlord walks into the apartment unannounced and starts freaking out. “You painted the walls?!?”, he wails. “10 years ago they were beige! And this sofa – that wasn’t there before! And I never intended those windows to covered with blinds – where are the curtains? And what’s the deal with this dog? I had a no pet policy!” “This has been like this from the start,” you reply meekly, “how were we supposed to know what you intended this apartment to be? You could have dropped in at any point in the last decade and done an inspection.” “I was busy,” says the landlord, “but now that I see the state of this apartment, there are going to be some changes. First, that dog has got to go – then the blinds and the paint and the sofa.” “Well hang on a second,” you interject, “you own the building, but we’ve lived here for 10 years. This is our home. Don’t we have any say in this?” “No,” comes the curt reply, “and quite frankly, anyone who would live with olive walls and vertical blinds must be a real douchebag. I’m of half a mind to kick you out for the good of the community.” “The community?” you reply, “you don’t know the first thing about the community.” “Sure I do,” comes the confident response, “everyone loves Linkin Park and NSync and is excited about these new iPod things which are coming out soon!” “Yeah that was true 10 years ago, but things have changed...” And you know, things have changed. A lot. It’s a shame that it took Serge 10 years to figure that out, and a bigger shame that instead of accepting what we’ve become and embracing it, he is dialling it all back so that it matches his original vision. To continue to analogy above, it’s like deleting your Facebook account and replacing it with a Linkin Park fansite on Geocities. I think the biggest problem is that – like the landlord above – Serge has been absentee for too long. He’s not a part of our community any more than your landlord is a part of your family. He doesn’t have any idea who we are and what we’ve been doing and – more distressingly – doesn’t seem to particularly care. Had he bothered to find out anything about the guys from the “whitey” thread, he’d know they were all stand up guys and not a racist among them. But he’s made up his mind: about the thread, about the posters, about the whole damned site. So now, Electric Ferret is going to be a super happy funtime place for kids! Hooray! Finally, a safe place for kids to discuss comics and cartoons and not have to be exposed to the sex, violence, racism and religious persecution of the real world. A place where they will be spared from having to understand controversial topics like sexual assault, drug abuse, homosexuality, war, politics, domestic violence, child abuse, fascism and terrorism. It pains me to leave, but I just don't want to be a part of this new Electric Ferret. I don't want to be censored from discussing relevant issues or banned for trying to argue a point or have my characters edited to make them child-friendly. More importantly, I resent being told that after a decade of positive contribution that I'm no longer wanted here. I'm too old. I'm missing the point. I'm inappropriate. F*ck that. I'm taking the first lifeboat off this Titanic, and I suspect a number of others will do so as well. It's been fun, kids. Take care. EXCELSIOR!
  2. 6 points
    So my history here at EF has always been very singular. I started out in the CBUB. I stayed there, with no mind to any other part. Then I went to the FPL and only really cared about that. Then, for the past 5 years, I only really cared about the forums. My oh my, how the forums have changed. The EF was completely redone, with a new beta and everything. Nostalgia has rarely hit me as hard as it has here on the EF. Even with Pokemon and whatever else nostalgia is supposed to work with, EF is up top. Now, with the most recent change to the forum, Off-Topic being destroyed and Soberguy leaving, I see my time in the forums are now up. It has nothing for me there anymore except a place to put shallow movie opinions and read bigballerju's even shallower opinion. So I've decided to start a blog. Obviously enough, they have running related names. Not entirely undeserved, however, as these blogs will be trials. I'll actually have to post in them and whatnot. That brings me to the name of this one. Everyone feels good the first mile. The first blog is the easiest. All I have to do is hit publish and I'm already done with my first one. The second one will be alright too probably. It'll get tougher and tougher after that, establish a schedule for them or something. Who knows? But I'm posting this one, enjoy it. I'm sad with the new changes. Serge is right in everything he has said. F it, I'm too lazy to retype all my thoughts so I'm going to copy and paste what I sent Serge in a PM. "You asked that question in your recent crackdown on the Off Topic boards. You say some of us are too old for this site. I agree, some of us are too old for the site that you envisioned. It's your site, you do what you want with it, I respect that completely. However, this is why I'm still here, despite not reading a new comic book in a good 3 or 4 years probably. I'm here because I grew up here. I've learned a lot here and it isn't from the debating of comics. It's from the political, social, cultural debates. Between having Ivan come in here and talk his educated talk to Rhekarid beating understanding and acceptance into me to having Soberguy smear his bleeding heart liberalness over the site, I've learned a lot. From who I am, my views, how to express them, and so on and so forth. I have outgrown the point, or rather, your point of this site. But I don't think I can ever really outgrow something that has influenced me as much as this site. This message is not some farewell letter for me to get banned. I respect and agree with what you are doing with the Off Topic board. It's your site, do what you want with it. That is not to say that I like it. That said, I'm not defending the thread that started it. LoneWolf is a bit of an idiot who has envisioned a perfect person and demands everyone to be that way. I am, however, attempting to defend the right to continue these adult topics. Your target audience, I'm afraid to say, is completely different than your actual audience. This is of no concern to you as membership does not affect you in any sort of way. However, I just don't think that you can ban everyone who does want a bit more adult topics here. I don't know you and you don't know me, so maybe this is the humanist in me, but I don't think you can be that, well, bad of a person. I don't think you can banish people from a community that means something to them. I could be wrong, but I hope I'm not. You haven't banned Soberguy yet, and it seems like he's making posts that are similar to sirmethos, darkender, and Mr. Green, all of who were banned, so something is going on in that brain of yours that shows that you aren't banning everyone who speaks up. Again, this isn't me asking to be banned or defending racist statements. This is me saying it is your site, do what you like with it, but know that it has changed and evolved from what you wanted it to be, better or worse. It evolved from a desired 13-16 year old comic haven to a community of people ranging from 12 years old to Soberguy's 40. They've found a place here and they've been here for years, decades even. Don't take it from them now." Now, Serge said it's time for some of us to grow up and move on. Soberguy has done that. i fear that M Bison will do it very soon (if I know him at all) and I think Nova will do so as well. When they leave, who else do I come here for? Treach doesn't troll non-FPL topics enough and I'm too lazy to get back into the FPL to see all those people post. So this is me growing up and moving on. When I stop posting these blogs, that'll probably be the last I post here on the EF. After 6 years here, which doesn't even compare to some other people's tenure here, it's been a great time. As said in my PM to Serge, the EF has had a huge impact on my life. I won't forget it and I'll always remember some of the people I met here. Until Alzheimer's kicks my ass, of course.
  3. 5 points
    The Nutshell Version: Create at least three rated tournament matches in June for other CBUB members to read and rate. Player with the highest rating score at the end of the month wins the tournament and prize. The Full Version: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The "CBUB June Challenge Tournament" is sponsored by Electric Ferret ("Sponsor"). This contest is governed by these official rules ("Official Rules"). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. ELIGIBILITY The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account. Must be a registered member of CBUB Forums in order to create the CBUB matches to be judged for merit in the contest. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. TOURNAMENT CONTEST PERIOD Begin date: The Tournament option will appear in the CBUB match creation sometime between June 1st 12AM PST (midnight) and June 2nd 12PM PST (noon). End Date: 12PM PST (Noon) June 30 (PST is Pacific Standard Time) HOW TO ENTER This is a competition tournament contest which requires following the rules of the tournament, below. TOURNAMENT RULES Contestant must create at least three (3) CBUB Rated matches in the month of June. Contestant must create these matches using the Tournament option in the CBUB Match Creator. Each match created for the tournament may be rated by CBUB Members and Match Judges using the 5-star system located on the Forum page topic, as is the norm in CBUB rated matches. Each match will receive ratings from at least 1 judge but may receive ratings from more, as is the norm in CBUB rated matches. Matches will be rated for their entertainment and creative value to the judge or member who will read and rate the match. Ratings will only count coming from Members who have a CBUB account older than January 1 2020. CBUB Match Judges do not have this restriction. Ratings a contestant gives to their own match will not count towards its score and will be discarded. WINNER SELECTION The winner will have the highest score at the time the tournament closes. Score is a weighted average of the star ratings (one star to five stars) given by those members rating the Tournament matches. All contestants will have a final score between 0 and 5. The winner will have produced at least three (3) CBUB Rated matches in the month of June. In the event of a tie, the tied players will continue to create matches which will be rated until there is one winner. PRIZES: Grand Prize: one $100 dollar Amazon gift card. Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The gift card will be an Amazon Gift Card by Email. It will be sent using the Amazon online shopping platform (English / U.S.A version) to the registered Email address of the winning person of the contest. Sponsor does not collect any personal information from users besides the email address. Therefore, the email address is what will be used to provide the prize via Amazon U.S.A. Sponsor and its respective agents and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. 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SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.
  4. 4 points
    Hmm, well I guess if you were going to do something with these two characters together, then this would be that thing. And now, Ted spectates the match...
  5. 4 points
    The site is open. Registration is open. The core features seem to work regarding Matches (start and stop) and adding Characters. The Forum has a lot of features. It's pretty fun. Changes: Rated matches now occur via the Stars rating 'Rate This Topic'. Any forum member can rate a Rated Match ... and are encouraged to do so! Members titled as CBUB Match Judge get their ratings counted X3. Points by rank There's still 5 ranks, with 5 being lowest and 1 highest. There used to be an arcane system whereby certain ranks could only be achieved after a certain number of matches had been created. That's all been removed. It's just a flat system based on your current weighted average regardless of number of matches. Added more points to rank 5 so newbies can make more matches. now 4, up from 2. So anyways, it works. It's probably not a great website to try and use on a Mobile phone. It's only been open a couple days. Could be awhile before there's more people here. I'll look into repairing the Fantasy Draft system. Maybe we can get one going in a couple weeks. Thanks!
  6. 4 points
    I will use this give info on any changes of note made. - You should be able to change your Display Name now, in your Account Options (not Profile options) - Most old Moderators removed. New Moderators are the ones who volunteered. - Removed the Adult Board. Removed Silver Surfer's Board.
  7. 3 points
    First I want to thank God and Meryl Streep. I'd like to thank DC Comics for making Batman a stupidly OP character. I'd like to thank the system for giving my characters generally favorable matchups and scenarios. And I'd like to thank my opponents, who drafted such shitty strong teams to contend with.
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  9. 3 points
    I came back to this site recently to look some old story and was so pleasantly surprised to see it up and running again. Thank you to all involved who made that happen.
  10. 3 points
    We can singlehandedly blame Skillz for this. Confirmed
  11. 3 points
    OOC: @SSJRuss you're up first against me. IC: Where did Erine go? Looking around it's as she has vanished, disappearing suddenly from sight. Suddenly, out from behind a crate pops up masked woman! She resembles Erine in body size, but her face is concealed by a empty sandbag with crude holes cut out for the eyes and mouth! Who could this be?! The masked fighter turned and pointed at none other than the tranquil turtle himself, Farley. "Hey turtle man! You're going nowhere. I got you for three minutes. Three minutes of playtime!" Not Erine shouted out, hopping into the makeshift ring.
  12. 3 points
    One day, several weeks ago, at the Church of Healing Unity soup kitchen Komi was doing her usual job of helping to feed the needy who came in, and some of the acolytes too, as they often ate there as well, to socialize and evangelize the beggars who came in. It came to pass that a particular winged tiefling was the last in line for the meal. He smiled a lot and always tried to talk to Komi but she was too shy so far to respond. This time - panic! He was the last in line, so there was no one else to focus on! When he asked if she would sit with him and eat, there was no way she could refuse! Numbly, she nodded and grabbed the lunch she'd packed for herself - that she intended to eat out on the balcony, alone, and followed him to whatever table he chose to go to. Komi had yet to say a word. She had never been among the people who scorned him, at least among their peer group. Though it was mostly an attitude carried over from the more conservative members of the faith, nonetheless it had been something picked up by everyone else. As though a tiefling was something to be hated, despised and even feared. Nothing open of course, there were far too many eyes for it. It was little things. Teachers would ignore him when he had questions or mock him if he didn't know the material. He'd practice alone or with those who didn't feel that way, scarce as they were. Food would sometimes be burned or over salted when given...Little things. But not from her. His food was never harmed when he came in line after finishing his work here, though she had yet to speak back. They were in the same age group he knew that much, though growing up she had always been quiet too.She never laughed at him anyway. That put her in the clear minority. Now finally, here they were...Eating together before he finally spoke. "I'm going to leave in a week." Komi stared at him for a long moment before saying, softly, "You shouldn't quit. I think you are a very sweet person." She was blushing furiously and looking down at the remains of her lunch. She had a very artfully crafted charcuterie of meats, cheeses and delicate bread slices that she'd meticulously assemble into tiny sandwiches one at a time. There was only enough left for a couple more of these at this point. "You shouldn't let bullies run you off." She added, staring firmly at a particular piece of bread that was vaguely heart-shaped. He blinked and then smiled warmly at her. "That's sweet of you to say. But that's not why I'm leaving...Well, not entirely." His fingers stroked the handle of his sword in a contemplative gesture as he spoke on. "I'm taking my Quest for Truth early. The Abbot thinks I'm ready and so do I. I figured I'd start off in Eastrun City." He took a few bites of his food, swallowed and went on. "They're having a shortage of adventurers and I figured I could hone my skills and start off there with Jessamine." There was so much to unpack there. She had been told she was ready for her Quest for some time now, but she was too meek to go on her own. The embarrassment continued when he mentioned Jessamine. "Jessamine is your... girlfriend then?" She kept her eyes off of him, busying herself with making her next mini sandwich. He snorted with laughter. "No. She's my partner." He held up his sword as he added dryly. "After Master Jinn took me to....Er, celebrate my eighteenth birthday I found her in a corner calling to me. She's a spirit who lives in my sword and loves to flirt with me for some reason. I expect its mostly just a reaction." There were at least four blinks before Komi spoke, and the bonnet on her head seemed to ride higher than usual. If Corvo was observant enough, he'd make out the outlines of the Neko ears that manifested when she was exceptionally startled or surprised. She knew she had to say something so she offered up a random fact about herself. "I'm nineteen, myself." He smiled. "Me too. I've had her for a year now and some months." He placed the sword back and leaned forward as he added. "I know it's normal to wait. But I feel ready. And I didn't want to leave without saying goodbye to possibly one of my few friends here." If it were possible, her eyes widened further. "I'm.... I'm your friend?" She looked at him for a moment before she looked down again and devoured her second-to-last sandwich so she'd have an excuse not to say anything more. Only one excuse left. She thought to herself. He blinked and then looked briefly unsettled as he asked. "I'm sorry if I made a mistake. It's just...Well, never mind then." Her mouth opened. No words came out. Quick! Do something! Her inner voice told her. So she grabbed his hand, almost violently. Words would not come, so she just nodded furiously, which caused her bonnet to slip back, revealing the extra set of ears that showed up now and then, followed by a squeak as she used her free hand to attempt to cover them up, to little avail. Oh. That was forward. He could feel his sword almost burning, though curiosity compelled him to look closer. His free hand reached out, gently tugging off her bonnet as he blinked. "...Are you like me?" There was a brief note or wonder in his tone before he chuckled and said warmly. "I like it. It's cute." Komi shrugged and shook her head. "...N-no. I don't think so anyway. Both my parents are human, but now and then... this happens. Maybe I have some tabaxi or... more likely, kitsune... in my lineage somewhere. I..." She paused and shrugged again. "...I can't control when it happens, and they go away after awhile. It's why I always wear a bonnet." Exceedingly self-conscious now, she realized she was holding his hand and jerked it back, as if she'd burned herself. "I... I think I'd like to be considered your friend, Corvo." He smiled, a little shy and quite happy. That was a turn of phrase he didn't hear often and it was nice to hear. He just wished it had been done sooner. He would have known her better as he said suddenly. "So when are you going on your quest?" She squeaked again. "...I don't know. I suppose soon, but I should give them time to find a replacement for me." She tapped her forefingers together. "What if I'm not ready? Do you think I'm ready? I could maybe... Find you in Eastrun?" He nodded. "Yes. I'll be there. If not working." Komi looked around nervously - as if she did much any other way, then leaned forward lightning-fast and kissed Corvo on the cheek. "For luck." She stood up. "I should go help them with the dishes." A quick bow and she was gone, fluttering back to the kitchen. One thing he did notice though, that when she retreated, the cat ears had disappeared again.
  13. 3 points
    0 out of 5! "Dark tan"? My makeup says "Light Honey", so, honey, you got that part wrong *snaps fingers*
  14. 3 points
    Hot garbage, 0 out of 5 stars. I'll be telling Fox about this.
  15. 3 points
    Is this what I am reduced to? Announcing matches used for testing? This match is not worthy of a Goddess' attention and will be rated accordingly.
  16. 3 points
    Hello CBUB Fight Creators You may recall that CBUB Tournaments were a thing back in the day. And, you may even recall that these contests of CBUB match making skill had a prize for the winner. Next month we look forward to restoring this illustrious tradition with the CBUB June Challenge. Each Tourney contestant will need to produce at least 3 Rated matches of their choosing in June. The person with the highest FPA at months end will win. Person with top FPA will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. That's the nutshell version. I'll post a separate page with the contest rules before June. Could be fun.
  17. 3 points
    Sorry for not commenting on this sooner! I think this was an excellent write-up and the framing of Khazan was great! The idea of characters like Jiren, Joker, and Saitama just casually standing around as Yang and Fixit throw hands is hilarious. Almost feels like it'd be the backdrop for a 2D-fighting game with Jiren paying the battle no mind, Saitama just wanting to get the paperwork done so he can catch up the latest sale in the Khazan Market, and Joker and Bell just wanting to make it out of here in one piece. I can't really say I speak as an authority on Joe but after doing some research on him, I feel like I'm leaning more towards him! Yang's punches are definitely gonna be felt given the feats we've seen her pull off like punching away a Ursa just as big-if not bigger than Joe or smashing a mecha built for war with nothing but her bare fists. Joe's best bet would be to try and place Yang into something of a submission hold and choke her out before letting this drag out for too long. Because if he gets stronger and stronger and gives Yang one good punch, he's not gonna like it when she returns that same level of PUNCH right back at him. Awesome write up, my friend. : )
  18. 3 points
    It's coming along. Just trying to get the new character submissions working again. With any good fortune, might be able to open up the CBUB control panel and site registrations tomorrow. Definitely want to do a CBUB Fantasy Draft again. Good times. I'll look at the FPL next. It's very complicated and could be a lot longer before that is available again.
  19. 2 points
    Putting Dennis Nedry on the Bench.
  20. 2 points
    I dunno. Maybe you should save that creativity for October. The Horror for Halloween Tournament!
  21. 2 points
    This post will be updated to help keep tracks of current story arcs. This is help creators who want to make multiple battles in one long story, as well as to help readers follow the current story of continuing arcs. Earth VC86 - ViceCityMobster86 Class 1-A vs. Class 3-E - I_KNOW_ALL Zombie Power Rangers - Venom 2009 If you want your arc added, comment below.
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    Cordova watches the conversation, her good eye darting back and forth as each individual speaks up. She thinks on the exchange for a moment, then speaks up. "Perhaps I have spoken imprecisely." She looks directly at Karen. "As registered heroes, it is your sworn duty to uphold peace and justice in this city. You are not vigilantes, and are not authorized to use lethal force unless absolutely necessarily. If you never find yourselves in such a situation, then good. However, I merely want to assure you that we have a legal team on staff that will defend your actions, if they are truly justified. I want you to know that no amount of force is too much in this war." She pauses. "Of course, if you can bring down the criminals without needing to resort to such measures, all the better."
  24. 2 points
    dang I basically was raised by this site. Nice to see it up and running!
  25. 2 points
    MemeGuy has a point, comics Scarlett Witch has bent reality with the House of M storyline.
  26. 2 points
    Howdy everyone, Please see the link below for a document about the backstory for this campaign setting. It's a bit odd, admittedly, but it's a mix of post-apocalypse and socio-political intrigue that I think will be very interesting. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bWytVvjUbfol5hsU-IjFltFXAOwCiUZ-i_VHQAW-yQk/edit?usp=sharing I will keep editing this document, and will post on here whenever I do if y'all are interested in reading it. As for what I need from you all now, I want each of you to think of a backstory that fits the setting and that has some interesting adventure hooks. I realize I forgot to mention this, but at the beginning of the campaign, each of your heroes will be recruited by a new Hero Agency to try to push back the gangs of the city further and expand the safe zone of Paradiso. For now, think of what powers you want your hero to have, your backstory, and maybe a few potential enemies they've encountered up to this point. Who is their Joker? Who is their Green Goblin? Or do they not have one? Are they brand new? If so, who from their past knows their secret identity? Who from their past might to motivated to help them? Or take up arms against them? Like I said in the other post, I want y'all to really dig into these backstories. Was your character involved with a gang, and is now trying to start a new life, haunted by what they did in the past? Were they raised in the safe zone, feeling immense guilt for living a safe, privileged life while so many others had to suffer and die? What did their parents do? You don't have to answer all, or even any, of these questions. These are just things to get the creative juices flowing. Please message me what you're thinking for your character, rather than posting it here. I don't necessarily want each character's backstory to be a mystery, it certainly doesn't have to be, but it's more organic and more dramatic if the other players find out about key plot details at the same time as their characters do, in my opinion anyway. EDIT: I forgot to mention, but the power-level is between street-tier and Spiderman level. Don't worry too much about that though. We'll figure that out as we go
  27. 2 points
    Hi MemeGuy, to enter the Draft, simply go to your "Control Panel" and click the "Admin My Team" button under the "Manage Your Draft Team " category, to reach the team features of the draft. From there you can go through each of the slots for your team one by one, and select the characters you like for your team, so long as they meet the criteria Fox laid down for this season's draft, for that see the first post here. Hope this helps.
  28. 2 points
    OK, the Draft is live. Good luck on your picks! The Fantasy Draft is pretty complicated. We will have to work through some bugs together. Be patient with it this season. Thanks!
  29. 2 points
    As we discussed on Discord last night, here she is. I trust you'll find a way to work her into the story. Picture: Name: Shouko Komi Race: Human Class: Cleric (Unity) Age: 19 Strength: 4 Durability: 7 Agility: 8 Intelligence: 10 Luck: 11 Charisma: 8 Backstory: Komi was an orphan from a young age when her family and everyone in the caravan she was traveling with were killed by bandits. She was taken in as a ward of the church of Unity. Though she has serious social anxiety, she is bright and very caring, and for some reason, astoundingly lucky. Sometimes her very ability to have trouble communicating works in her favor, as others often see it as very cute. She met Corvo at a Church of Unity while she was working in the soup kitchen (this is her favorite because all she has to do is share the soup and smile, no thinking of words to say there!) and the two became friends. Eventually, she made a personal decision to spread the word of the church of Unity, seeing it as personal challenge to overcome her greatest barrier - her own anxiety. Character Attributes: Human: (Ability Score Increase: Your ability scores each increase by 1.) Extra Languages (3, two from Acolyte and one from being human. Oh the irony.) Background - Acolyte - Feature - Shelter of the Faithful: As an acolyte, you Command the respect of those who share your faith, and you can perform the religious ceremonies of your deity. You and your Adventuring companions can expect to receive free Healing and care at a Temple, shrine, or other established presence of your faith, though you must provide any material Components needed for Spells. Those who share your Religion will support you (but only you) at a modest lifestyle. Spellcasting: Minor cleric spells at this point: Cure Wounds, Sanctuary, Shield of Faith, Heroism chief among them. Unity Domain :Emboldening Bond Starting at 1st level, you can forge an empowering bond between allies. As an action, you can choose two willing creatures you can see within 30 feet of you (this can include yourself) and create a magical bond between them. The bond lasts for 1 hour or until you use this feature again. An interesting quirk that Komi has is that sometimes when she's especially excited or agitated, she manifests cat ears on the top of her head. She can't control when this happens and seem to have no benefit beyond their sheer cuteness and a slightly extended range of hearing. Skills: Cooking, Insight, Religion, Medicine, Stealth Gear: Weapons - Mace (frying pan, actually), Light Crossbow and 20 bolts Armor - Brigandine Vest and Skirt, Leather Sleeves and Boots, Shield An Explorer's Pack - Includes a backpack, a bedroll, a mess kit, a tinderbox, 10 torches, 10 days of rations, and a waterskin. The pack also has 50 feet of hempen rope strapped to the side of it. Holy Symbol of the Church of Healing Unity A prayer book or prayer wheel, 5 sticks of incense, vestments, a set of Common clothes, Soap, 2-Man tent, Cook's Utensils, Fishing Tackle. 2 doses of Dreamlily Total Wealth (15 gp, including the money given by background)
  30. 2 points
    Hello, everyone! Just happen to find out that this site is alive again. For those who may not remember me, I’m the guy who added a bunch of big breast anime girls to the database. I might start making characters and matches again, as well as getting back into reviewing characters. But for now, I just going to be reading and voting matches. Hope everyone been doing well since 2013.
  31. 2 points
    Cliff rolls his eyes at the statement. "Incredible how someone who wandered off and nearly died alone, after accomplishing nothing, has the gall to say someone else is feeble minded. Tell me, did you take lessons in being an insufferable prick, or does it come naturally? Be a shame if your only natural talents are alienating others and passing out in the street."
  32. 2 points
    The owner looks shocked, it looks like this kitty used up one of it's famous nine lives. He wondered to himself how many lives cats actually lived, if that was a myth or fact. He would not like to live more than one life, he thought. He was satisfied with his life as the owner of a random pub in the middle of nowhere, he had his lovely innocent half dwarf daughter with him, who he was sure was as innocent as the day she was born. Ah, he loved her with all his heart. He passed a glass of milk to Elbine.
  33. 2 points
    OOC: As uncomfortable as this makes CFPT, the player, uncomfortable, I imagine that after Muggy the character Received a reaction like that from her, he would inquire what time she got off work and if he could show her something in his room. And would then proceed to roll a Charisma check to engage in adult activity with her. Shape of Water style. I wanted to covey that I’m the least gross way possiblè, I hope this OOC explanation accomplished that.
  34. 2 points
    Nah, it clearly establishes that it's during a full moon during that episode. I misremembered it that way too though. As for the fight, Katara would probably win a straight-up fight. Sub-Zero's ice attacks are all very slow, and Katara is a master martial artist with magical powers. I think she's got a good chance. However, in this scenario, Sub-Zero probably comes out on top. Not giving Katara any warning is kind of a guaranteed win for someone who trained as an assassin
  35. 2 points
    Hey there everyone! It seems that we've come quite a long way in life in the last seven years since ElectricFerret was more or less rendered inactive by 2013 and I hope that a lot of you are doing a lot better than I am in life. Some of you might know me as that Predator guy who wrote up all of those Predator storylines over at the CBUB while also possessing a near encyclopedic knowledge of the Predator lore. For those of you who don't know me, well... I am an old head from the CBUB back from 2008 to 2013 and often wrote up matches involving Alien vs Predator characters to give them good records and build them up to take on the more popular heroes of Marvel and DC, but I feel like now... it was moot, despite the fun which I had in doing it. However, in the last ten years I've seen my beloved franchise more or less go on the decline, go through a massive retconning in the EU material , and then being sold off to Disney and then release an abysmal movie in 2018... However, in the last... nine of so years, I've rediscovered my passion for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the recent on-going IDW series, and I've developed something of a mild respect for Marvel and DC heroes, especially since TMNT has crossed over with Batman in the form of comics and most recently an animated movie. As for doing Predator matches, I don't think I will be continuing any of those anymore as I want to distance myself from the franchise due to the 2010 and 2018 films, as well as the fact that the franchise is now in the hands of the Disney corporation and 30 years of story telling in the form of the EU is going to be or has been undone, now with Marvel taking the licenses from Dark Horse. I am not sure who is here, or who is still around but... I am glad to see that this site is SOMEWHAT active again. I also plan on adding more characters in the meantime. -Rakai'Thwei
  36. 2 points
    Excuse me? Don't blame me if you slip in the bath....
  37. 2 points
    This is a great match with two characters that I am surprised were un-used. It is the kind of match I was hoping folks would find combing through the Character DB. The set-up is well presented with clear motivations and amusing characters. Nice job.
  38. 2 points
    I think Charlotte Flair should win another belt, it feels like she has barely any in her time at WWE. 🙄
  39. 2 points
    A Bunch more just got added. Zamasu - Evil Green Kai Goku Black - Bad Goku Hit - Timely Assassin Zeno - God, but not. Android 21 - Newest Model Merged Zamasu - Evil Green Kai + Bad Goku = Evil Green Goku Seven Deadly Sins (Seven Deadly Sins) - Like the normal Seven Deadly Sins, but Anime Chloe Decker - Satan's best cop friend Maui - Needs some new parents Moana - Female Poseidon Deacon St. John - If Joel was a biker Astro Bot - Space Sackboy Aiden Pearce - Moody Hacker Dude Norman Nordstrom - Blind but deadly Bill - DON'T MESS WITH HIS TRAPS!!! Abby Anderson - JBL's type of woman Infected - Ant Fungus now in people Delsin Rowe - Static Shock video game edition Abigail "Fetch" Walker - Now includes Lasers Did I do it right? Edit: Added these characters too: Kevin Wendll Crumb - Can be used for any occasion Judy Hopps - Little Bunny Fu Fu Shiro (No Game No Life) - The goodest girl Sora (No Game No Life) - Lelouch if he was a gamer Tanjiro - Good with a Sword Nezuko - The other goodest girl Dovahkiin - Dragonborn Hero Of Oakvale - Good or Bad, your choice Arkham Knight - Red Hood, but not Sunny - Another badass martial artist Ethan Winters - How bad of luck can you have?
  40. 2 points
    The kind of shit going on in the discord.
  41. 2 points
    With Redux taking at least a somewhat officially taking the place of the FPL I thought I would post updates here as well. With some more people using the system we're finding and squashing some more bugs that have been over looked up until now. At this point the CC seems to be bug free (now that I've said it I expect someone to prove me wrong), but at least the normal functionality is there. So before we get to the patch notes I want to give a run down of the current status. Character Creator: creation and submission of a character seems to be fully functional. Editing the text of a character in progress is not yet possible but should be soon. Along with that I'm working on changing power levels, adding/removing modifiers, and deleting powers from a character. Stories: Stories are a container objects. A story can contain any number of posts, and can link directly to character sheets (that bar code next to a characters name? Click that, it'll copy the link code for that character into your clipboard). A player can start a single story, and I'm working on the UI to be able to add collaborators to stories so that multiple people can contribute posts. Character sheets: Are not beautiful. There's some changes I plan on making soon. They still wont be beautiful. Forum: It's new, it's there. There's a few forums created. There will be rules, but for now be civil and we wont have a problem. Site design: Same quick rough design I put together last July when I started needing something more than totally bland pages. It's okay, feel free to leave feedback, it might change. Power descriptions: Most of them are there. Most of them are very quick and rough. There's a few that are still filler text. Slowly filling them in, if you want to write one feel free to send me a message on Discord or make a post on the forum. Fights: Fights work. We'll get them started when we have a few more characters in the pool. Progression along the tiers works. ME tier might be a little persnickity still because of how it's configured, but it will take a while to get to running a ME and I should have that ironed out before that happens. I think that's everything. As always if you find a bug, message me on Discord, or leave a message on the forums. If you have a suggestion, do the same, I'm happy to talk about it. Update added an explicit click wrap agreement to PP and TOS to the registration Added link back to the CBUB Added link to the forums fixed a bug in the CC that did not accurately report the points spent when purchasing modifiers on a power. fixed a bug in the CC that did not allow a player to cancel a character in the CC. fixed a bug in the CC that did not allow a character that was resumed to be submitted immediately if it already met the submission criteria. fixed a bug in the CC that would fail a characters audit if it had bought a modifier on a power added display of the power modifiers to the power entries in character sheets and fights
  42. 2 points
    I agree with everyone above, the story is short, but you're right that they don't need much rain to fight other than "Hulk Smash", "All-might don't like that". The only thing I don't really get is why would they teleport Hulk to s random dimension? The only reason Black Widow hunts him down in the first movie is that they need him for the Avengers initiative right? Any who, movie Hulk loses to All Might, especially since at the beginning of the story he hasn't passed the quirk on to Deku. Strength wise, Hulk is strong enough to cause minor earth quakes when he's angry. Speed wise, he can outrun a Humvee, they have a maximum speed of 70 mph according to Google. Disability wise, he takes a lot of good hits from the Hulkbuster suit, who has comparable strength to Hulk before he gets angry. Now moving on to All Might. Strength wise, the first major feat he shows is punching his enemy so hard he affects the atmosphere causing it to rain The earthquake he causes are a bit bigger too Speed wise, this is towards the end of his superhero run when he's significantly weaker than at the start. He travels 5 kilometers in 30 seconds, which doing the math equals traveling at 373 mph (rounded up) So yes, All Might spanks Hulk like an angry stepparent.
  43. 2 points
    We can only submit content from Wikipedia and an official site as links and profile text for now. Quote from Fox: To compensate, I'm thinking we can do how I used to do; when if a character doesn't have a direct Wikipedia page, look for the page of the medium the character originates from and link directly to the portion of the page that references your character. For example: Amon from The Legend of Korra no longer has a direct Wikipedia page, so one could instead look on The Legend of Korra's Wikpedia page and link to the section of that page that best mentions him.
  44. 2 points
    All the current matches in progress will be up until Saturday, anyways. I need to work on the fight completion process. Thanks!
  45. 2 points
    I'm working on setting up a dark theme. You can switch to it down at the bottom of the page I think... there is a Theme Selector widget. Anyways, take a look at that, see what you think. In your default set-up probably don't color the default text. Like this one has issues in a Dark theme. Great fight! Text is black on black when using dark theme though.
  46. 2 points
    If both these sharks became part of the Sharknado would that be fucked up or what?
  47. 2 points
    Hi Vice, I need to state something first, I have nothing against you or your characters, so please don't take the rejections the wrong way, personal feelings have nothing to do with my decisions on said matters. If it ever seems that way to you, I sincerely apologize for that. Now, as you know there is some criteria regarding character submission now, that is different from the standards we'd set before. In regards to that, the criteria for the character reviewers has also changed. The following text found below is the criteria that each of the character reviewers can see when a character is found in the bins. "Character Admin Step One: Verify the link to Wikipedia goes to a page relevant to this character. Step Two: Verify the link to Official (copyright holder) goes to some reasonable destination for this character. Step Three: Verify the image is for this character and acceptable representation. Step Four: Verify text included is a paste from their Wikipedia page, linked above." Now, in regards to the text presented, some of the characters you've created don't adhere to the criteria presented for "Step Four", or "Verify text included is a paste from their Wikipedia page, linked above.", as they seem to lack the required text from their wikipedia pages, primarily that of Anthony Gallen, James Horton, and a few others that included that message. This is an easy fix though, as all you need to do is copy/paste a brief summary from their wiki links into the description by their pictures in the gallery, and I will accept them for you. In regards to some others, mainly your GTA characters, the information isn't really the problem so much as the information not lining up with the wikipedia links you provided, so in those regards, you may have to see if you can create some articles to accompany them on wikipedia, similar to this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_Rebels_characters , but using GTA III text instead, now this may take some time, but it will allow you to insert these characters via "Step Four" in these other characters cases. I can see if I can help you with this matter, but I you will probably have to work on this, before I can help you further. Again, please don't take these matters as anything against you or your characters, I'm simply trying to adhere to the criteria which Fox has provided for the character reviewers.
  48. 2 points
    First off, I absolutely loved this. I liked the setting and Khazan having this bureau for all the new characters coming in was so fun. And nice touch adding the new submissions to the piece. I watch Rwby (except the last season) and Yang is probably one of my favorites. She can hold her own here but Joe still gets the win. Yang will tire out before he does and he can just snap that cybernetic arm and put her at a disadvantage.
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  50. 2 points
    Eh, I wouldn't say that. She's not the Malachite twins.
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