OOC Discussion.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
DainXB - GM
 GM, 2 posts
Mon 7 Jan 2013
at 04:02
OOC Discussion
Welcome to ICONS - Untarnished Silver!

The title refers to the broad Silver Age sensibilities of ICONS. Heroes are heroic, despite the burdens they must bear; villains are villainous, but seldom psychopathic. The Silver Age is a world where hope exists, where a handful of super-humans can save the world!


This is the thread for general table talk.

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:17, Mon 07 Jan 2013.

DainXB - GM
 GM, 7 posts
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 06:43
Re: OOC Discussion
Unknown Blitz, rewright1971, I've changed your player names to your character names.
Grimmshade
 player, 1 post
Tue 8 Jan 2013
at 06:47
Re: OOC Discussion
I'm on my last day of work, and then I will participate!
DainXB - GM
 GM, 9 posts
Thu 10 Jan 2013
at 07:32
Re: OOC Discussion
Greetings, everybody!

Just a quick update; I've asked a couple of people from outside our FATE game if they would like to join us here. I'm still waiting to hear back from Adam Minnie (whom Grimmshade knows as well), but CaptVideo has decided to join us.

Full disclosure: CaptVideo is my wife Jill. She's been a gamer since she was in grade school. She doesn't get any special treatment in games I run, and I don't get any special treatment in games she runs. (Not that I think any of you would think that, but there are stories of it happening...)

I plan on giving another day or so for people to sign in, then we'll go live with our first scenes.
CaptVideo
 player, 2 posts
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 03:40
Re: OOC Discussion
Hello!

I see that Dain has already given you a heads-up, but I wanted to chime in as well.

I've posted my character (Angelfish), and as you'll see, I'm nearly as wordy as Dain!  I'm also the sort of player who invests way to much time and thought into my character's backstory, lives, everything.

As Dain said, I've been gaming for years, but this is my first foray into online role playing, so bear with me as I learn my way around.  I also have to confess that I have a terrible habit as a gamer -- I'm much more interested in the character interaction than the game mechanics, so I rarely bother to learn the rules for a system.  After all, at a table with friends I can always rely on someone to remind me what to roll!  I promise to learn these mechanics, but I'll probably make some pretty rookie mistakes while I do!
Amm-Fibian
 player, 4 posts
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 03:50
Re: OOC Discussion
Hello!
I've never played Icons, so I'm sure to make rookie mistakes as well.   :)
I've owned it for a long time, so looking forward to giving it a spin.

Looks like we have four aquatic based heroes! Should be a fun time! I certainly don't see Emperor Penguin and Skate teaming up any time soon...    >.>

I'm unable to unpack the Character Folio on my new computer, so I can't plug in my character to double check things. Can anyone tell if my Determination points are correct? It's 5, -1 per power, -1 per trait over 6? Is that right?
Ty'daal
 player, 5 posts
 Stamina: 12
 Determination: 3
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 04:17
Re: OOC Discussion
In reply to CaptVideo (msg # 5):

This will be my initial game of ICONS as well, so looks like most of us will be learning. Welcome to the game, glad to have another member of this great online group we've got here.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 10 posts
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 04:27
Re: OOC Discussion
In reply to Amm-Fibian (msg # 6):

Determination starts at 6, then subtract 1 per power, and 1 for every Trait rated higher than a 6 (because Traits in the 7-10 range are superhuman).
Nereid
 player, 4 posts
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 04:32
Re: OOC Discussion
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 8):

Welcome to the game CaptVideo, I love what you did with your powers...a sort of undersea Iron Man.
Amm-Fibian
 player, 5 posts
Fri 11 Jan 2013
at 04:52
Re: OOC Discussion
In reply to DainXB - GM (msg # 8):

OMG, I didn't even know that's how it worked and I STILL managed to do it right! I'm that amazing!
DainXB - GM
 GM, 11 posts
Sat 12 Jan 2013
at 21:30
Re: OOC Discussion
OK, no new applicants for a day or so; I'll leave it open in case someone decides to join in later.

For now, there is one more decision you all have to make before we start: Do any or all of you want to be a part of an organized team? ICONS has rules for that. It works like this:

Each member of the team donates one point of their starting Determination to the team Determination pool. The pool gets 1 bonus point automatically, and can get more from having a member with the Leadership Specialty. Team members can propose and vote on up to three team Qualities and three team Weaknesses. Any member of the team can use team Determination by tagging a team Quality, or earn it by tagging a team Weakness.

You can also spend team Determination at the start of the game to buy team resources like a headquarters, a team vehicle, government sanction, and so on, 1 point each. These things can also be a rich source of team Qualities and Weaknesses. :)

Discuss!
Amm-Fibian
 player, 6 posts
Sat 12 Jan 2013
at 22:11
Re: OOC Discussion
I don't necessarily see us as members of a team yet. However, if everyone else does, I would not oppose it!  :)
Ty'daal
 player, 6 posts
 Stamina: 12
 Determination: 3
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 16:00
Re: OOC Discussion
I am good either way really. We can either be a team already, or the first adventure can be how we become a team. Whichever is easier for you, as the GM, Dain.
Angelfish
 player, 5 posts
Sun 13 Jan 2013
at 22:36
Re: OOC Discussion
O.K., so here I am, overthinking as always...

I don't really see this bunch working and playing well together.  But we will end up working together... our abilities and proximity pretty much guarentee it.  So I'm thinking at the beginning some of us may know some others, may have worked together, but I don't think we're a team -- yet.

(I'm thinking of the "Fate" style "guest-star".  For example: Nereid and Angelfish are both members of the academic community, so they've met and discovered each others secrets.  Angelfish has had a few run-ins with the local authorities, so she's met Amm-Fibian.  That sort of thing.  When the "big event" that is the first game comes up, we know each other, but we haven't worked as a team...)