Monday, April 20, 2009

Coming Soon - Defenders of Vietnam

In a fevered conversation, Elliot, John and I decided to write up Vietnamese versions of the old Marvel superhero group, The Defenders.

My voluntary contribution was to write up the Hulk and the Silver Surfer. These will be written up using HERO system (specifically Champions), and will be published in Haymaker magazine (an APA for supporting HERO games).

We are basing the basic ideas of the characters in a re-themed interpretation through Vietnamese cultural ideal. It begins with an overview of the Mythology of Vietnam. There are a number of iconic characters in that myth cycle to use, so I may pick one of those for each of my heroes, or come up with something that feels thematically close.


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