Thursday, July 27, 2023

CW's Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke


Dex:   10  Str:   6   Body:    7
Int:   8   Will:  9   Mind:   10
Infl:  6   Aura:  6   Spirit:  6
Initiative: 26   Hero Points: 75

Real Name: Slade Wilson

Age: 50 (1968)
Marital Status: Married, Estranged
Aliases: Deathstroke, and the Terminator
Motivation: Mercenary
Occupation:Mercenary; Ally of Team Arrow; ASIS agent (formerly); Member of the ASIS unit (formerly); Captain of the Amazo (formerly); Mastermind behind the Church of Blood (formerly); Leader of his army (formerly)

Wealth: 8

Classification: Human (modified), Mercenary (Ally of Team Arrow)

Family: Adeline Wilson (wife; estranged); Joe Wilson (son); Grant Wilson (son); Shado (former love interest; deceased)

Origin: Arrowverse (CW)

Powers*: Jumping 3; Regeneration 5; Systematic antidote 6 

*Powers due to Mirakuru

Skills: Acrobatics 9, Charisma 8, Detective 5, Martial artist 9, Military science 11, Thief 9, Vehicles 8, Weaponry 12.

Advantages: Connoisseurs; Iron nerves; Leadership; Lightning reflexes;  Omniconnections, Scholar (tactics); Eidetic Memory

Drawbacks: Age; Mistrust; Physical Restriction (one eye); Rage (Minor, possible lasting mirakuru effects); Traumatic Flashbacks (Possible Mirukuru, Seeing Shado)

Armor (BOD 10, Radio comm 7)
Power Staff (BOD 7 EV 3 Energy blast 11)
Pistol (BOD 5 EV 6 Range 5/8 with removable extended barrel which takes 1 phase Ammo 10, R#2)
Sword (BOD 6 EV 5)
Knives x2 (BOD 4 EV 3)
Grenades (BOD 2 Bomb 8 Ammo 1 R#2)
Flash Grenades (BOD 2 Flash 8 Ammo 1 R#2)

*Source: Based off Equipment in DC Core 3e

Designer Notes:One of my favorite characters, comic book wise and on the TV show, Manu plays this character perfectly and I really enjoy it. So I wanted to make sure he was a bad ass for my world as well.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Bay Times News Article - Nightfall Bay Implements Anti-Vigilante Legislation


By Alex Montgomery

Nightfall Bay has been known to have its fair share of personal justice warriors patrolling the streets at night. Fighting crime and dispensing their own brand of justice isn't anything new. Some see these masked people as heroes, others see them as a menace to the law and interrupting the jobs of the Nightfall Bay Police. In efforts to curb vigilantism in our fine city, our Borough President, passed the the Anti-Vigilante Legislation (AVL 9A.16.020) law today, which hold those who are caught, accountable for their actions in the streets serving up their own brand of justice.

The law defines a vigilante as an individual who takes the law into their own hands and believes that the police and the court system are unable or unreliable at bringing criminals to justice. Some vigilantes operate under a moniker, while others become popular enough to be seen as superheroes. However, not all vigilantes are motivated by a sense of justice, as some act out of personal revenge or antagonistic reasoning.

AVL 9A.16.020 allows the use of force in certain instances:
  • Citizens may use force when attempting to arrest someone who commits a felony
  • Citizens may use force when attempting to defend their lives, the lives of others in situation where there is no other course of action.

The new legislation has been met with mixed reactions from our faithful readers and citizens of the Nightfall Bay. Most of city applaud the measures taken by Marino, in attempt to reduce the amount of violence in the streets, while others argue that if the current police force and court systems were not so ineffective that vigilantes would not been needed to help defend this great city.

Police Chief Collins, in a brief statement to the Bay Times, stated "... while the police department supports this bill, they are concerned about the potential consequences surrounding who will be considered a vigilante once caught..." and further went to say, "... we don't want to discourage citizens from reporting criminal activity in the city or taking actions to protect themselves or their property, but we also want to make sure they are not putting themselves or others in danger by going above and beyond to take on criminals."

The Anti-Vigilante Legislation is the latest in a series of measures Borough President Marino has taken to tackle the rising crime and improving safety in Nightfall Bay.

In the meantime, citizens are encouraged to report something if they see something and refrain from taking matters into their own hands, letting the justice system do its job. Hopefully this will lead to a safer city and a quiet one at that. Only time will tell folks.

*Cited from Anti-Vigilante Legislation (AVL 9A.16.020)

GM Note: Always fun to run a news article about a fake bill you passed in the game to get some reaction from players! Print this out on some old newpaper background, and hand it out to get the players in the mood before a session. It is a lot of fun to do these things!

Monday, July 24, 2023

Flashback: Onstar Batman commercials from '99 -'00 time frame!

In a thrilling crusade to showcase the sheer power of OnStar technology, Batman himself took the wheel and commandeered the spotlight! Picture this: the iconic Batmobile, equipped with the cutting-edge OnStar services, raced through the streets of Gotham City, demonstrating a symphony of navigation, communication, and security prowess.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Ready for Justice League: Warworld, but want to know what to read?

Greetings, Gothamites! As we prepare to be swept away by the heart-pounding adventures of the Justice League, an exhilarating storm is brewing in the DC Animated Universe (DCAU). Brace yourselves for Justice League: Warworld, on July 25th!

Thursday, July 20, 2023

State of Affairs for July 2023: Embracing the Next Chapter of The Gotham Database

Greetings, fellow denizens of Gotham Database! As we find ourselves in the midst of July 2023, I, your humble curator of The Gotham Database, felt it was high time to gather 'round the Bat-Signal and shed some light on the thrilling state of affairs for our beloved blog.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Today's Thoughts: Couple of Reasons why I enjoy Season 1 and 2 of "Arrow"

While watching an episode of season 1 of "Arrow" I decided that this is what really drew me into the show. I really enjoyed Seasons 1 and 2 and after that it felt like the show changed tones dramatically and moved away from what really was an excellent Superhero show. I started watching it less and less in the later seasons.

Why did so many people, like me really enjoy Season 1 and 2?

Monday, July 17, 2023

Navigating the Challenges of a One-on-One Batman Roleplaying Adventure


Hey there!

Today, I want to share a unique gaming experience that has been brewing in the shadows. Picture this—a table adorned with rule-books, dice dancing across its surface, and the sound cheers setting the stage for a thrilling adventure. Welcome to the realm of Batman the Roleplaying, where I, take on the formidable challenge of running a one-on-one RPG campaign set in the gritty streets of Gotham City or maybe my custom city Nightfall Bay!

Friday, July 14, 2023

Thoughts: Building a Heroic Haven, the Power of Superhero Bases


Greetings, fellow guardians of justice! Today, I want to delve into a captivating idea that recently sparked in my mind—the concept of superhero bases. I flipped on the TV and the old Super friends Cartoon was on, and they always started at the Halls of Justice or on the way to the Halls of Justice. It had me thinking, sooner or later your group is going to want a common place to meet up, a common place to do research and a common place to house their "crap", I mean "stuff".

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Exploring the World of "Arkham Knights" and Its Potential for the Batman Roleplaying Game


Hey there, fellow Gothamites! Today, I couldn't wait to tell you all about my thrilling journey into the captivating graphic novel, Arkham Knights Volume 1, and how it got me daydreaming about the incredible possibilities it holds for the Batman Roleplaying Game. So, let's jump right in and explore the gripping world of "Arkham Knights" together, envisioning how it could be the perfect backdrop for some seriously exciting tabletop adventures!

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Elixir Noir - Nightfall Bay's best coffee shop!


Random picture I found via google.

Elixir Noir is a stylish and sophisticated coffee shop nestled in the heart of downtown New Nightfall. As you step inside, you're immediately greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere with dimmed lighting, elegant decor, and a touch of modernity. The walls are adorned with abstract art pieces, showcasing a blend of vibrant colors and mysterious patterns, adding a subtle hint of intrigue to the ambiance.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

New Reading up on the block: Road to No Man's Land Vol 1


As I find myself engrossed in the task of revamping the Batman RPG book, I decided to take a much-needed break and indulge in the captivating tale of No Man's Land. This exceptional Batman story event, which unfolded in the late '90s, has always held a special place in my collection.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Happy 4th of July from the Gotham Database!


Greetings, citizens of Gotham City! It's time to don your capes, light up the Bat-signal, and get ready for a legendary celebration. As the skies burst with brilliant colors and the aroma of grilled burgers fills the air, we wish you a Bat-tastic and laughter-filled 4th of July!