OOC Discussion.   Posted by Watcher.Group: 0
Watcher
 GM, 15 posts
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 02:28
OOC Discussion
Alright, I've added all of you that sent me RTJs.  I went ahead and used the names from the "What If..." game until you settle on a character.  I'm pretty open about the group's composition.  The only overlap we've had so far is that two people (Longshot & Captain Marvel) have displayed an interest in Super-Skrull.
Longshot
 player, 1 post
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 02:34
OOC Discussion
I could do fire lord too...
Watcher
 GM, 16 posts
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 02:59
OOC Discussion
In reply to Longshot (msg # 2):

Either one would be fine.  There are also numerous variant Super-Skrulls, although Kl'rt is the most famous.  It's entirely possible to do an all-Skrull game (or all Kree...or all Herald...) group for Annihilation.  I really like the way the Event is set up.
Captain Marvel
 player, 1 post
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 03:01
OOC Discussion
I've got three other characters in mind, so if super skrull is your first choice, take him.

Who is monet thinking of? Might help us decide.
Watcher
 GM, 17 posts
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 03:06
OOC Discussion
Monet hasn't chosen as of yet.  I added some of you without full RTJ and character selection based on having played with you all before and to give you first choice of characters.  I'll likely open it up to a regular looking for players request after we have some ideas of who wants to play what.

Honestly, Annihilation is pretty flexible.  The last game that I was in saw my character (Lyja) and Rocket Raccoon teamed up with Quasar.  Despite the vastly different power level between the first two and the latter, it still felt very smooth as Rocket and I definitely didn't feel outclassed or irrelevant.
Captain Marvel
 player, 2 posts
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 03:54
OOC Discussion
In reply to Watcher (msg # 5):

Mhr is great that way.
Monet
 player, 1 post
Fri 13 Nov 2015
at 08:01
OOC Discussion
Hi people.

I'll go do some reading this weekend and pick someone probably. Maybe Thor now she is a girl!
Captain Marvel
 player, 3 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2015
at 17:56
OOC Discussion
In reply to Monet (msg # 7):

Marvel Plot Points has a data sheet for her.
Watcher
 GM, 18 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2015
at 18:25
OOC Discussion
I just sent you a PM, but Civil War has a Datafile on the unfortunately named, but otherwise pretty cool, Thor Girl.

There is also Ultra-Girl, who is a Kree mutant sent to Earth to protect her while she matured.  She's a prophesied "Kree Messiah" who is supposed to restore glory to the Kree Empire, which is in a pretty dire situation in the Annihilation timeline.  I could easily see her getting involved in Annihilation.

http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Tsu-Zana_%28Earth-616%29

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:41, Sat 14 Nov 2015.

Monet
 player, 2 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2015
at 19:17
OOC Discussion
I won't be joining you after all. I can't find a character I want to play that the GM is happy with too.

I wish you all the best
Captain Marvel
 player, 4 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2015
at 22:32
Re: OOC Discussion
Monet:
I won't be joining you after all. I can't find a character I want to play that the GM is happy with too.

I wish you all the best


Bummer. If either of the two women on my short list are of any interest - Gamora and Moondragon - I'd gladly defer to you. I can easily find someone else.
Monet
 player, 3 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2015
at 22:36
Re: OOC Discussion
I like playing characters I an empathise  with. My options are aliens or cosmic beings, and they don't really work for me. Monet was probably the top end of power that I can deal with and still imagine the charatcer as being human

I appreciate the offer though.
Captain Marvel
 player, 5 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2015
at 22:50
Re: OOC Discussion
In reply to Monet (msg # 12):

What about Invisible Woman? She's in the default list, pretty cool, can really bring the strong woman angle if you want that, and has good, but not off the scale powers.

Would Watcher let you use a human woman in the Nova Corps?
Watcher
 GM, 19 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2015
at 23:13
Re: OOC Discussion
Either of those would be fine by me.
Monet
 player, 4 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 02:04
Re: OOC Discussion
I don't play the FF I'm afraid. We differ on our views of 'strong female'. She was created in a time where a woman's place was in the kitchen and is a product of that time IMAO. (Which is an interesting topic for discussion). This is about the only place where I think DC did better than Marvel (Wonder Woman) She constantly fails at every important thing that she does, her powers fail constantly so she can be rescued...etc. I read recent a discussion on why the are no popular strong Marvel female characters. The Marvel landscape was mostly in the sixties to eighties and despite Marvels efforts more recently, they can't change that built in 'girls are just weaker' stereotype

So can Monet join the nova corps then? (Whoever the Nova corps are...I'd have to look them up) I have a strong emotional attwcthment to her. In the last game she had a very unusual event happen to her (OK death/rebirth isn't that unusual in comics, but it felt unusual) she's now a good telepath, and it's not like Professor X doesn't travel the galaxy. She is significantly less powerful than most characters in the annihilation source book (except the fantastic four who are easily the weakest characters in the book) so there should be no game balance issues.

Are there a list of the sort of people in the nova corps?
Watcher
 GM, 20 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 02:07
Re: OOC Discussion
Captain Marvel & Longshot, have either of you worked out yet who you'd like to play?  I'm probably going to post on the looking for players board and open it up to RTJ on Monday night and I wanted to give you guys first choice.
Watcher
 GM, 21 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 02:24
Re: OOC Discussion
In reply to Monet (msg # 15):

It's not really a game balance issue and more that Monet is very much grounded in the X-Men and their lore.  Also, this is not a continuation of our previous game, so all of the additional powers and abilities she had wouldn't be applicable.  As far as power levels go, Monet is pretty much on par with your average Nova Centurion (she gets Telepathy & Mind Control whereas they get Space Flight & some energy projection abilities).  I'd be perfectly fine with you playing a human female recruited into the Nova Corps but not Monet recruited to the Corps.

And yes, the X-Men have traveled the galaxy (and beyond) but I'd like to avoid bringing too much "Earth baggage" along and the X-Men (and their offshoots) come with lots and lots of baggage.  I'll likely be refusing any RTJs for Cyclops, Wolverine, X-23, Colossus, Professor X, etc. as well as most Earth-based heroes.  They have their hands full with Civil War after all.



The Nova Corps are basically space cops.  Think the Green Lantern Corps from DC (if you're familiar with them) but with far less individual power.  Quasar is the GL expy for the Marvel U.

http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/N...orps_%28Earth-616%29

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:30, Sun 15 Nov 2015.

Captain Marvel
 player, 6 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 02:53
Re: OOC Discussion
Watcher:
Captain Marvel & Longshot, have either of you worked out yet who you'd like to play?  I'm probably going to post on the looking for players board and open it up to RTJ on Monday night and I wanted to give you guys first choice.


Gamora is my first choice. Moondragon and Drax are pretty much tied for 2nd. There's a half dozen others I'm interested in if they work out better for group coherency. e.g. if it's looking like all skrull or all herald.
Watcher
 GM, 22 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 03:01
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Well, you guys get first choice and I'll work out group coherency around that from later RTJ.  ;)

I'm pretty much expecting a very "flotsam & jetsam" feel for the group with people thrown together to fight off the Wave, at least at the start.  Also, Annihilation is a war story at heart and it's entirely possible that some of you won't make it through with your first characters.

Although Gamora or Drax would be damn hard to kill...
Longshot
 player, 2 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 03:09
Re: OOC Discussion
In reply to Watcher (msg # 19):

If we are gonna go Herald then fire lord,  if we are gonna go a more moderate power level, Super skrull, if we are gonna go guardians,  I will take groot with rocket racoon.
Watcher
 GM, 23 posts
Sun 15 Nov 2015
at 03:13
Re: OOC Discussion
I think Super-Skrull would work better if CM wants Gamora, Drax or Moondragon.  I've got stats for Rocket Raccoon, but nothing for Groot and he'd be a separate character (although I guess he could work as a Powerset for Rocket).