#RPGaDay2015 12: Favorite RPG Illustration


Doctor Silverback and Firewing fight in the sky over Millennium City.

Millennium City cover art by Chris Stevens.

I am a man of simple tastes. If you put a hyperintelligent gorilla in a battle get-up and then depict that hyperintelligent gorilla locked in aerial combat with a flame-wreathed supervillain over a metropolis, you’ve got me.

This particular work[1] was created by Chris Stevens for Millennium City, a city source book for the Champions superhero setting, circa the fifth edition of HERO. My infatuation with HERO is over, but Millennium City is one book I’m going to hang onto until the end. More villains to throw at the players — and additional heroes to get into trouble and need help — are always going to be an asset for whatever superhero campaign I’m running.

I ran a brief Mutants & Masterminds campaign set at the Claremont Academy in Freedom City, where Dr. Silverback was attached as a teacher and scientific expert. The campaign petered out before this came to light, but when the PCs dropped a “solve this science problem!” on Silverback and washed their hands of the situation, he did a shady deal with Teleios for a quick cure. They would have met their newly-spawned yet degenerating clones at some point soon after that.

[1] I was startled to discover I couldn’t find an easy screengrab of the front cover of Millennium City. So you get to enjoy my thumb in the lower corner of that snapshot.

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