Howdy readers and fans! I’m sure those of you who have been following my Into the Bronze Age feature have been wondering where I’ve been. Well, my absence has been due to two very good causes. The first is that my wife and I celebrated our ten year anniversary with a vacation to the national parks in Washington, which was awesome all by itself, but the second probably carries more weight with y’all. I’ve been hard at work on a HUGE update to my Marvel mod. It doesn’t quite double the number of missions and campaigns, but it comes very close to doubling the number of characters!
That’s right, we are close to a release date for Marvel Adventures Vol. 2, which will vastly expand the roster, offer an all new campaign featuring Spider-Man and a host of other street-level Marvel characters not included in the first edition, and a whole passel of additional missions for the existing campaigns.
The X-Men benefit from a whole new story-arc that takes them from the familiar confines of the X-Mansion to the distant stars of the Shi’ar homeworld! (Plus, a short spin-off campaign featuring solo stories!) The Avengers meet their match in the form of the Squadron Supreme!
And, to top it all off, we now get to boast several exclusive, and ridiculously beautiful new skins by super-star skinner Afghan Ant! So, I hope that y’all will forgive me for my absence, as I have been working day and night to get this update finished. It’s already out to my testers for balancing, and I’m working on the last few things now. Wish me luck and smooth sailing!
Howdy guys, I discovered something today while I was cleaning out some files that made me a bit wistful and nostalgic, so I thought I would share it. Years ago I was working on my sprawling DC Universe mod, the DC Universe According to Grey, and I created the beginnings of two extra campaigns. At some point in time, I had a computer crash and lost all of that material…except this. I discovered a few, a very few, screenshots of one of those ill-fated missions. This one in particular was the first mission in a Green Arrow campaign, and it featured Green Arrow, Speedy, and guest starred Black Canary.
The mission involved taking Ollie and Roy on a patrol of Star City where they would encounter various low-level thugs, meet up with the lovely Dinah Lance, and then confront Count Vertigo for the first time in the finale. I had a short campaign plotted out, but this was the only thing done.
I thought I might share these images with anyone interested, so we can all look at what might have been. Perhaps one day I will get a chance to revisit this material, but I know at least one of the maps I used no longer exists. Anyway, I’ve asked this before, but on the off chance I might hit the jackpot, I’ll ask again. If you had an early version of the DCUG, please check your folder and see if you happen to have any of this material. I think some of it got out into the public, but I was never able to recover it. Well, that’s all for now. Thanks for taking this little stroll down memory lane with me!