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Champions Of The Galaxy review: Hell comes to the GWF

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series of reviews based on Filsinger Games' popular Champions Of The Galaxy role-playing game. Readers should be aware that in order to play this Edition (campaign), you must first own the basic Champions Of The Galaxy set. Each Edition wasn't meant for stand-alone play. You can order the game itself and check out other great accessories at www.gwfwrestling.com.


Invasion 2088 Bishop Hell pictured on the Invasion 2088 guide. Photo courtesy of Filsinger Games.
By JOHN POWELL -- SLAM! Wrestling

Game Edition: Invasion 2088

Synopsis

The first add-on to the basic Champions Of The Galaxy game set packs a wallop introducing the deadly Bishop Hell as a lethal addition to Exo-King's Royal Court. Bishop Hell has Star Warrior in his sights and is the possessor of an ultimately illegal but cool finishing move called Hellfire - a fireball emitted from his hand. If that wasn't enough, the Ani-Men Of Andromeda, sometime allies of the popular GWF legend Wolf, have overrun the federation. The Incredible Badger, Battering Ram and Reptillo are ready to tear The Gladiators limb from limb.

Additions

Twelve new wrestlers enter the fold. Besides the aforementioned Ani-Men and Bishop Hell, Star Warrior picks up new comrades in Mesmer (a Doctor Strange-ish, Master Of The Occult) and Omega to bolster the ranks of the Federation Defense Fighters. Mesmer is a ready-made rival for Bishop Hell.

The patriotic Commander Sam gets a trainee in the youthful Adam Blast. To defend themselves from the onslaught of the Ani-Men, the Gladiators call up Spike, who could form a winning tag team with either Massacre or Brute. Kraken, the Leader Of The Society Of Death, has hired hitman extraordinare - Splatter - to finish the job he did on Pit Viper though Lord Nexus is countering with Billy Joe Boxer. He floats like a butterfly and stings like a Star Destroyer.
THE END Splatter, Photo courtesy of Filsinger Games.
The Greek Gods are given mortal enemies in The Norse Gods (Lightening and Man-Mountain). Whew! What's not to like?

Did I mention Bishop Hell is way cool?

New Character Cards

  • Bishop Hell
  • Reptillo
  • Incredible Badger
  • Battering Ram
  • Adam Blast
  • Splatter
  • Mesmer
  • Lightening
  • Billy Jo Boxer
  • Spike
  • The Creeper
  • Man-Mountain

Summary

The influx of new talent by our boys at Filsinger Games spices things up adding another dimension to this already exciting role-playing game. Okay. Okay. The Creeper kinda sucks but you gotta take the good with the bad. One out of twelve new additions isn't bad at all. Maybe you can use his character card as a coaster or something. Anyhow, Bishop Hell more than makes up for Vanity's lame-o tag partner. Did I mention Bishop Hell is cool? Flame On!

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