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Old 12-13-2015, 09:17 AM
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The League of Extraordinary...


This is one of the oldest nerd games. Choose a number of characters from a related set of characters and make the equivalent of a Justice League. It could be anything, a League of US Presidents, or a league of Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters.

We are going to go with five characters, following these fantasy party archetypes:

The King - This is the leader of the team. They don't need to be the smartest or the strongest, but need to have everyone else coordinated and ready. Some charisma required.

The Wizard - Somebody with a unique ability more related to his intelligence than his athletic prowess. Maybe an amazing hacker, or an impressive spy, or someone with eidetic memory- or even real magic.

The Barbarian - The character defined by their fighting abilities. The first to rush into action. The heavy. Could be a judo master, or a sharpshooter, whatever makes them the most physical character.

The Monk - This is the moral center of the team. The most worried about ethics and the rightfulness of the mission. While no slouches when it's time for action, they tend to try to avoid violence and look for less distasteful resolutions, and apply violence as the last resort.

The rogue - A character who just doesn't fit in completely with the rest. Maybe their moral priorities are different from the other members of the party, maybe some physical or psychological characteristic makes them outcasts. They tend to be an unpredictable element in the group dynamic.

You can either propose your own League of Extraordinary Whatevers, or discuss already existing ones, proposing alternative line-ups.


Let's get things started with- let's say

-THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY 80's TV SHOW CHARACTERS (live action)



King: Tom Magnum (Magnum P.I.) While he's mostly used to being a lone wolf, his charming demeanour ends up winning over his team mates. he will use his detective skills to fight evil.

Wizard: Angus McGyver (McGyver) Whatever problem our gang has gotten themselves into, he'll find a solution with a swiss army knife, a bit of duct tape, and a limitless knowledge of basic science.

Barbarian: Michael Knight (Knight Rider) I'm going to cheat and consider KITT part of Michel Knight's equipment rather than a separated character. With his magical car, he's practically invincible.

Monk: Sam Beckett (Quantum Leap) pretending, for the sake of the story that he learned to control his jumps, he becomes the perfect spy, being able to become anybody- but only allowed to "jump out" once that particular mission is over.

Rogue: Gordon Shumway (ALF) He may not be particularly inclined to fight the good fight, but in exchange for a cat or two he'll use his access to alien technology to help the gang. Also great for comic relief.

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Old 12-13-2015, 10:25 AM
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THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY ADVERTISING CHARACTERS

King: Burger King Creepy charisma. Magical. Also available for parties.

Wizard: Flo from Progressive Able to run programs to do complex financial formulae.

Barbarian: Hey, Koolaid! He can burst right through a wall.

Monk: Hootie the Owl Give a hoot! Don't pollute! [There just aren't a lot of advertising characters with a deep sense of morality for some reason.]

Rogue: Joe Camel The reason they can't show this League on television.

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Old 12-13-2015, 10:41 AM
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The League of Extraordinary Quest-ers:

King: Dr. Benton Quest--The brains of the outfit; secures grant money.

Wizard: Hadji--Shut up or he'll levitate you real high, then drop you.

Barbarian: Roger "Race" Bannon--Unless you're a mummy, he can fuck you up good.

Monk: Jonny Quest--Child's eye view of right and wrong. But will kick ass as needed.

Rogue: Bandit--Nuff said.

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Old 12-13-2015, 12:05 PM
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The League of Extraordinary Pixar Characters

The King: Woody. He's the obvious choice. He was the leader of the other toys. He was in the first Pixar movie and has been in the most. And he's Tom Hanks.

The Wizard: EVE. She has her robotic science fiction powers.

The Barbarian: Bob Parr. Pure strength.

The Monk: Sulley. Strong moral center. After his shaky start at university, he settled down and always tried to do the right thing regardless of the cost.

The Rogue: Anger. Like the OP said, he's the unpredictable element.

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You know, to make it more of a game, let's also propose possible Leagues for people to create.


The League of Extraordinary Vampires (no, you can't use several incarnations of Dracula. Only one Dracula)
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:29 PM
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The League of Extraordinary Christmas Cartoon Characters

King: Kris Kringle (from Santa Claus is Coming to Town) C'mon, he's Santa.

Wizard: Snow Miser (from The Year Without a Santa Claus) Magic powers plus a great song.

Barbarian: Bumble (from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) He's an Abominable Snowman. Muscle plus he can put the star on top of the tree.

Monk: Linus (from A Charlie Brown Christmas) "That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

Rogue: The Grinch (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas)

And here's a female version:

Queen: Mrs. Claus (from The Year Without a Santa Claus) "I could be Santa Claus..."

Wizard: Mother Nature (from The Year Without a Santa Claus) Zap!

Barbarian: Lucy (from A Charlie Brown Christmas) "I'll give you five good reasons..."

Monk: Cindy Lou Who (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas) "Fa-hoo-dor-ay!"

Rogue: The Laundress (from Mr. Magoo's A Christmas Carol) "La, La," etc.

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The League of Extraordinary Bands

King: Beatles, no argument

Wizard: Emerson Lake and Palmer, put on one hell of a stage show

Barbarian: The Who, can't even count all the destroyed guitars and drum sets

Monk: Yes, as spiritual as you can get without going full christian rock

Rogue: Zappa and the Mothers, if you can't fight 'em, confuse the hell out of 'em
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:22 AM
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The League of Extraordinary Presidents

King: Lincoln

Wizard: FDR

Barbarian: Grant

Monk: Carter

Rogue: Nixon
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:08 AM
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The League of Extraordinary Bands

King: Beatles, no argument

Wizard: Emerson Lake and Palmer, put on one hell of a stage show
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I think either Floyd, the greatest of the stage shows or Yes belongs here with Rick Wakeman actually often dressing like a Wizard and refered to as such.
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The League of Extraordinary Presidents

King: Lincoln

Wizard: FDR

Barbarian: Grant

Monk: Carter

Rogue: Nixon
Barbarian should be the Willfully Ignorant Jackson. Leaving Theodore Roosevelt off is odd, could sub him in for Wizard or Monk. He was skilled in judo, Jiu-Jitsu and boxing.
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The League of Extraordinary Looneytoon Characters

The King - Bugs Bunny. Obviously.

The Wizard - Wile E. Coyote

The Barbarian - Tasmanian Devil

Both of these characters are usually seen as adversaries. But Bugs would get them to apply their skills in a more beneficial direction.

The Monk - Tweety. While portrayed as sweet and innocent, Tweety has shown he has awesome defensive skills. Which is a needed talent in a group that is otherwise heavily weighted towards offense.

The rogue - Daffy Duck. Again, the obvious choice. He would serve to act as a balance to Bugs Bunny and keep Bugs from over-dominating the group.
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The League of Extraordinary 70's TV Sitcom Characters

The King - Fonzie, of course. A natural leader who can also defeat evil by staring it down.

The Wizard - Mork. Gifted with unusual powers, he's the only hero with the ability to freeze Fonzie, if Fonzie ever goes too far.

The Monk - Mary Richards. Always the calm, sane person in the room, unless she's having a bad hair day.

The Barbarian - Lucy Carmichael. She doesn't look like a fighter, but there is no situation where she can't leave total destruction in her wake.

The Rogue - Dr. Johnny Fever. Always reluctant to involve himself, but equipped with a brilliant twisted logic and sharp tactical skills.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:04 PM
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The League of extraordinary Dopers:
The King-TubaDiva
The Wizard-Spoons
The Monk-DorkVader
The Barbarian-Gatopescado
The Rogue -Dropzone
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The bad, bad, bad mouthpiece-beckdawrek
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:18 PM
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The League of Extraordinary Kids

The King - Charlie Bucket. Strong moral center, not easily tempted, and will fight for what he knows is right.

The Wizard - Matilda. Magical powers that could take down a Trunchbull.

The Monk - Linus Van Pelt. Also has a strong moral center, and religious and philosophical.

The Barbarian - Mike Teevee. Major anger issues, his rage could benefit him in a fight. Also more intelligent than your average kid.

The Rogue - Dennis "The Menace" Mitchell. Could assist in fighting with his sling shot, and planning with his devious mind. Only call upon him in emergencies.
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I would quibble with Beck on her list. She should be Queen, with all respect to TubaDiva who is, in actual fact, Queen of the SDMB (and humbly uses the mere title of Administrator or some such)

I also question her judgement on placing me as the monk. I mean, yeah I can see it, but I can be a pretty damn good rogue too.

Ok, MY list;

League of Extraordinary Female Porn Stars (hey female porn stars need lo--uuuuhhhare people too)
I had to do some actual research (background, stats, things like that, you pervs ) but links are difficult to do on my phone so if you wanna know, google and wikipedia are your friends I guess.

Queen: Nina Hartley 30 years, widely varied career within the sex industry and a long time sex positive women's advocate

Sorceress: This was a tough one, just a little bit of research shows that there are some really high IQ brainy porn stars out there. I chose Shy Love; High School graduate at 16,Bachelors Degree and Two Masters Degrees in accounting and taxation, plus comptroller for a multinational pet pharmaceutical company

The Barbarian: Joan Marie Laurer "Chyna" seems obvious to me. Pro wrestler for the WWE

The Priestess: Jenna Jameson who took on Bill O'Reilly over his hypocritical ways and was invited to a debate at Oxford, over a proposed British law banning porn which she won with a margin of 204 to 27 votes

The Rogue: Sasha Grey, she is reported as having said that her acting style in porn is a form of psychological warfare against the other people in ths scene with her. She is known in the sex industry for being a bitch and using temper tantrums as a negotiating tool and has had one of the most sucessful career conversions from porn to mainstream acting
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ETA thanks for the nod for the position anyway Beck
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The League of extraordinary Dopers:
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The Wizard-Spoons....
Wow, thanks, Beck! I'm taking that as a great compliment. Thanks again!
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