I'm not much one for comic books or anything based on comics, primarily because it's always about good guys. However, prior to the crossover with batman(and the protagonist's decision to become a good guy), The Darkness is actually pretty good. The video games are also reasonably decent. While I prefer the art and voice acting for the first game, the sequel has given me . . . ideas(always dangerous).
My big thought for today about shamelessly stealing from other sources stems from this. It made me think about maybe having goblins or kobolds having slaying a house cat(a dangerous animal by 1st level character standards) as a coming of age ritual, or maybe as a requirement for skilled goblin warriors to challenge the current chieftain for leadership.
The group I'm currently playing with wanted to use some of the rules from combat and tactics(and spells & magic). Can't say I'm overly enthused, but I'm giving it a go. Primarily we're just using Knockdowns and Critical Hits. Thus far it's rarely been an issue, since nobody has rolled well enough to use them, or the monsters have been effectively immune.
Having said all this, there are a few things I see right off. By and large, there are two many rolls. I think I might get rid of the save vs. PPDM used to resist the knockdown. Either that or I might just change the Knockdown from a random roll, to just the save with a modifier based on the weapon vs. size.