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I was looking at another thread that talked about new ideas for Cosms. I want to do a Superhero Cosm. I know the immediate response - "It Can't Be Done! Superheroes overpower the game!" Of course they do, so you have to do a Torg version of a Superhero Cosm, where the Superheroes are "super" but not exactly in the same League as Superman, Green Lantern, and The Flash. I have not looked at the Sourcebooks in a while, been busy at University, but if you take the powers that are in the Nile Empire book and allow characters to have them instead of just gadgets; and keep the same adventure cost you have supers that are now more overpowering than an aylish mage, renegade tharkoldu, or a heavily armed Akashan Monitor. The problem I seem to be having is the same one that Aylse has. It tries to be a catch-all fantasy realm and ends up lacking Identity. Here it tries to hard to be whatever you want it to be, when what you really want is it to be itself. Aysle is one of the few cosms that was not a result of Genre-mashing. So the question is do we go the path of simplicity and create a catch all Superhero cosm or find some other Genre to mash with it, to give it it's own identity? Keep in mind that one of the staples of the Genre is drawing on different Genres for inspiration. That is one of the reasons I am reluctant to "Mash" it with something else. I know I have been gone awhile, but I look forward to hearing your thoughts.