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#14047074 Apr 15, 2019 at 09:08 AM
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On April 1st, CO did an April Fool's with a Black & White filter, creating Champions Online: Noir. And it was awesome.

Which leads me to ask, is there an actual monotone setting? One stuck around the '20s to '50s like how Batman the Animated Series started in a Tim Burton-like world?

INB4 Hudson City. I totally get that, Dark Champions and all. But I'm trying to continue Millenoir City:


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#14048152 Apr 15, 2019 at 04:21 PM · Edited 6 months ago
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If your interest is in that kind of milieu in the present day, really, Hudson City is the setting most intended to represent that darker, grittier class of adventure. Vibora Bay adopts a similar approach, but adds a strong supernatural flavor. (In the books the supernatural in VB is much more subtle and low-key than in Champions Online.)

Historically, OTOH, the "pulp" era of the 1920s and '30s was quite lively on Champions Earth, with a number of masked "mystery men" battling an array of bizarre and fiendish criminals. A few of them even had minor paranormal abilities, or employed exotic "weird science" gadgets. We can discuss that further if it would serve your purpose.
#14050176 Apr 16, 2019 at 06:59 AM
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Thx a lot, Liaden, I'll reply briefly now as I'm focused on leveling for the current leveling challenge, but yes, let's continue the conversation soon. I'll start a new thread in the brainstorming section once I have more time. As a contributor to the Kickstarter, I actually have a copy of Golden Age Champions by Darren Watts and I'll give it a more thorough read-thru.

As with previous cases, the lack of an established thing is good news, as it gives us more leeway of what we can do. This is especially good because I kinda found that Millenoir City comic to have been a bit of a dark horse hit.

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#14051716 Apr 16, 2019 at 05:48 PM · Edited 6 months ago
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Sure, I'll be happy to participate. But while IMO Golden Age Champions is a splendid book, most of it is probably more four-color than you're looking for.

I'll just add a reminder that until 1992, Millennium City was Detroit, with everything that implies.
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