|The original art from the Maxima article in Dragon magazine|
As part of my championing of the current Villains &Vigilantes 3.0: Mighty Protectors Kickstarter, I was extolling the virtues of Jeff Dee's art the other day and mentioned that I owned a couple of original pieces by him.
As well as Dr Killjoy & Spoilsport, several years I also purchased the original art (pictured above) from the Maxima article written by Jack Herman and published in Dragon magazine #111, July 1986.
As well as spelling out the mind-bogglingly powerful character's backstory, the article also addresses the problems of incorporating Maxima, or similarly OTT characters, into your campaign.
The article is a free download from Monkey House Games' website (right at the bottom of the page), and includes the statistics for Maxima (the most powerful character I've ever seen in the game) for use in Second Edition Villains & Vigilantes games.
As she's now listed officially as a member of The Mighty Protectors, it will be interesting to see how she translates into the new rules system of the forthcoming Third Edition of Villains & Vigilantes.
Unlike the Dr Killjoy & Spoilsport piece, I haven't yet got round to framing the Maxima art, as it's not a standard size.
However, as Rachel and I are intending to clear up my gamesroom this autumn, ahead of 50th birthday, I'm hoping I'll finally get round to displaying it as it deserves.