By Chris Sims
As much as I love comic books, I’ve never been all that into superhero-themed roleplaying games. My interest in rolling dice seems to be directly proportionate to the likelihood of encountering a gelatinous cube, so I tend to stick to the sword-and-sorcery genre — and apparently, that has caused me to miss out on some truly weird stuff.
As my friend Andrew Weiss explained to me, the Marvel Super Heroes RPG’s Ultimate Powers Book not only included a thorough list of strange abilities for your character, but also encouraged players to capture the outcast feeling of the X-Men by randomly generating powers and then building their characters around them. For some, this is just a weird concept, but for Andrew, this became the core of an art jam, and the results are pretty amazing. Voodoo chickens driving zombie robots, super-powered apes who battle with obscenity, alien prophets crippled by self-doubt and more, all drawn by CA favorites like Kyle Starks and Jon Morris!