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Old 10-24-2014, 09:42 PM   #921
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*scrunch*
Well, it's a little confusing, but since everybody else seems to have gotten it, I'll just chalk it up to obtuseness on my part. Carry on! :)
Don't feel bad; it took me a while to fully grok Super ST myself. Like a few years....
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:43 AM   #922
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A few character updates, mostly minor stuff:

Abomination
Absorbing Man
Andromeda
Angel
Ant-Man
Ape-Man
Atlanteans
Baron Zemo
Captain Marvel

In a number of these, I've replaced the Lifting ST + Striking ST with Super ST. Others are simple "oh, I missed something".
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:52 AM   #923
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Don't feel bad; it took me a while to fully grok Super ST myself. Like a few years....
Heh... Naw, I understood Super ST. What threw me off was having the values separated in different template add-ons, I think.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:39 AM   #924
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More Minor Updates:

Cat-Man
Phil Coulson ("Uh, his first name is 'Agent'.")
Crystal
Cyclops
Daredevil
Doctor Octopus
Electro
Gaza
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:25 AM   #925
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Still working on the Captain America update?

No need to hurry... just getting a little antsy *g*
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:39 AM   #926
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I'm not sure that low TL really comes into play with the Asgardian races. The Dwarves and Light Elves have been shown to use enchanted pistols and Asgard has as many conveniences as any modern city. Asgardian made stuff may seem "old fashioned" but it is of higher quality than you find on Earth. Furthermore, most of the races can visit Earth buying, stealing, or learning whatever they desire. There's just no incentive because what's on Earth is inferior to what they can already do.

I'd consider it a wash. For any technological achievement Asgard will have a magical equivalent (or better) that's available with cash.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:39 AM   #927
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Still working on the Captain America update?

No need to hurry... just getting a little antsy *g*
Yeah. He's not a "minor" update.

Of course, neither was Crystal, but I didn't really update her post here when I updated her master file like I should have. I haven't even looked at Cap A yet for a proper update.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:21 AM   #928
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I'm not sure that low TL really comes into play with the Asgardian races. The Dwarves and Light Elves have been shown to use enchanted pistols and Asgard has as many conveniences as any modern city. Asgardian made stuff may seem "old fashioned" but it is of higher quality than you find on Earth. Furthermore, most of the races can visit Earth buying, stealing, or learning whatever they desire. There's just no incentive because what's on Earth is inferior to what they can already do.

I'd consider it a wash. For any technological achievement Asgard will have a magical equivalent (or better) that's available with cash.
I have to say, I never got that impression when I was reading Thor in the '80s and '90s. Not sure if things changed after I stopped reading in the mid-'90s. Everything then seemed straight medieval-tech.

And anyways, please remember that this is not presenting things as they are at any time frame of comics, but a wholly new timeline. We'll leave discussions about how things are presented elsewhere to greater geeks and stick with worldbuilding a new timeline, 'k?
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:56 PM   #929
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Is there an adsorbing man who has more of an understanding of chemistry and merely coats himself in the stuff?

They could be a double act.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:00 PM   #930
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I have to say, I never got that impression when I was reading Thor in the '80s and '90s. Not sure if things changed after I stopped reading in the mid-'90s. Everything then seemed straight medieval-tech.

And anyways, please remember that this is not presenting things as they are at any time frame of comics, but a wholly new timeline. We'll leave discussions about how things are presented elsewhere to greater geeks and stick with worldbuilding a new timeline, 'k?
That's fine if you want to dictate that. It's just not very consistent with Thor having a medical degree then Loki and the Enchantress spending a great deal of time on Earth and being able to blend in just fine.

As for 80s/90s comic references, surely you recall that Asgard had a deeper understanding of most everything, built stuff that was much better than anything we can (including alloys we couldn't create), and when Jane needed real medical care Asgard had better physicians and treatment than Earth could present. Sure, you could call this "magic!", but really they just have different (more advanced) stuff all over their society.

To put it another way, a TL3 medieval knight that encounters a gun or cell phone won't understand the device or how to use it. An Asgardian will identify it as a boomstick or magical earpiece and take to the respective device with little or no training.

For the most part, Earth is primitive and the Asgardians don't need anything from Earth. This is just where they come for entertainment and to wage battles with other realms.
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