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Author Topic: [WGP] Best for Silver Age Games?  (Read 3688 times)
Mr. Sluagh

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« on: July 07, 2006, 12:33:44 PM »

People keep saying that With Great Power is best for Silver Age-style games.  Why is this?  From what I've heard, it seems as if the story structure it encourages would be just as well-suited to, say, Batman Begins.

What aspects of the Silver Age are people referring to when they say WGP is best for Silver Age games?  How are they defining "Silver Age"?  How hard is it to adapt With Great Power to a more modern style?  Thanks.
Michael S. Miller
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2006, 06:16:45 AM »

Hi, Mr. Sluagh.

With Great Power... focuses on superheroes that suffer, that are torn by angst and have to make tough choices about whether to save the world or to save the things they personally care about. Superheroic melodrama. Since this was a hallmark of the Silver Age Marvel comics--which were a good deal of my inspiration for WGP--folks tag it as a "Silver Age game." I like to think that any story that follows the pattern of "Things go badly for the heroes until the last act where they make a comeback" can be run well with WGP...

It might help you to take a look at this actual play thread: the Vigiles

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