AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."   Posted by Watcher.Group: 0
Storm
 PLAYER, 132 posts
 Goddess of the Storm
 Ororo Munroe XP:9 PP:0
Mon 18 Jul 2022
at 01:56
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
The clouds above flashed several times and then parted while the thunder boomed in response to the flashes of light. Ororo floated through the separation of clouds, her hair and cape flapping in the wind as she slowly glided toward her teammates.

As Storm floated down to land on the remnants of the tower, she jutted her chin toward the crimson source of evil. "You are not welcome here. Leave or face our wrath."

She looked over toward Iron Fist and nodded her approval of his response. Talk was cheap and it was time to pound some villains. He could see her eyes fade to white as the clouds overhead swirled and flashed menacingly.

Creating an asset: Storm-controlled Cyclone Overhead
Dice pool: Team d10, Strong-willed leader d8, Weather Supremacy d12, Mystic Expert d8
Total: 14 Effect: d12
17:50, Today: Storm rolled 10,4,4,2 using d10,d8,d12,d8 with rolls of 10,4,4,2.  Create Asset.

Yellowjacket
 PLAYER, 160 posts
 Scientist Supreme
 3 XP
Mon 18 Jul 2022
at 14:31
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
"Jan!!" Hank shouted as the one called Blur swatted his ex-wife like a fly. He wasn't sure if she was dead or alive after that hit. All he knew was that Blur was going to feel copious pain for what he'd just done.

Team d8
Epic Guilt Complex d8

Yellowjacket rolled 8,3 using d8,d8 ((8,3)).

Total: 11

Bishop
 PLAYER, 155 posts
Mon 18 Jul 2022
at 19:19
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
I guess it's on
Bishop still didn't have a firm grasp of the situation.  He didn't know who they were fighting.  He hardly knew who he was fighting with! And how could he know he wasn't playing right into 'Kang' hands?

He was way over his head, and he knew it.  There was no way for him to figure it out, so he might as well do what he always did.  Survive.

Bishop's power was contingent on how much energy he could absorb to power his own abilities.  With enough of it, he could become nigh unstoppable.  He noticed the exposed power cable lying around, and after picking it up with his bare hands he wrapped it rightly around one right arm for a constant surge of Power

"Who wants some?"
Red Skull
 villain, 1 post
Tue 19 Jul 2022
at 07:07
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Add d6 to Doom Pool from Venom's Opportunity

* Defend from Venom's emotional attack, Total: 10, Effect: d4 (msg #10):
Team    d8
In the Body of Captain America    d4
(step up Doom Pool die)
Enhanced Stamina    d8
Menace Master    d10
Venom Emotional Stress   d8

Red Skull rolled 3,2,1,3,2 using d8,d4,d8,d10,d8 ((3,2,1,3,2)).

Total: 6, Effect: d8

Higher reacting Effect die steps acting Effect down, to 0
1 Opportunity (available first to Venom)

* Yellowjacket takes Emotional Stress d4

* Doom Pool (2d6, d8, d12) reaction to Storm's attempt to create Storm-controlled Cyclone Overhead Asset, Total: 14, Effect: d12 (msg #13):
Storm Emotional stress d12

Watcher rolled 6,3,5,8,7 using d6,d6,d8,d12,d12 ((6,3,5,8,7)).


Total: 15, Effect: d8


While no other human in existence could call up a weather event like Ororo, the mutant's mind is too scattered to focus on a force great enough to combat the oppressive heat and humidity of this New York summer day in the high afternoon. A trail of rain is summoned but it dissipates into steam before it reaches the building from the sky.

Though the smoke from inside Avengers Tower coalesces around Venom to give his form an ultimately terrifying cast, the man with the red glow about his skull and the shield does not flinch. Instead, his sinister smile grows. “Yes, yes, how delightful,” he says. “Punch my head to bloody dust. Devour my entire body so that it never resurfaces in this mortal realm. Please. I encourage you. I can fetch a silver tray to aid in offering it to you. Destroy this body and complete the revenge on my greatest foe by finally and utterly obliterating him! Be my accomplice to hurry along the accomplishment of the last step of my great master plan! Ha! His laughter is, of course, replaces any mirth only with evil.

Red Skull Grandstanding adds d10 to Doom Pool

The Skull holds out his hand to collect some spots of what little rain comes from the sky in his palm. “Your impotence is appropriate. I have been in this building longer than you, mutant.” He spits the last word. “You have less right to be here than I. I claim this place and will insist that you leave. You may stay as it serves my purposes, but if you must scurry away before meeting the fate about to befall you, do so now. Stay and serve. Fight as I know you must, but should you survive, prepare to kneel.”

Doom Pool: 2d6, d8, d12 +d6 (-d6/+d8) +d10 = 2d6,2d8,d10,d12

Next Action: Bishop

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Spider-Man
 PLAYER, 52 posts
Tue 19 Jul 2022
at 07:10
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Spider-Man, hanging around as usual, finally -- and inevitably -- pipes up, though slightly more serious than usual. “Crap. He has a point,” he says, on a web attached to an exposed girder above. “About one of those things.”
Ms. Marvel
 PLAYER, 51 posts
 XP: 2
Tue 19 Jul 2022
at 18:04
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Karla hated this.

Hated being the affect of some over-arching game she didn't understand.  And leagued only with those who themselves couldn't explain it to her, in spite of how long they might have been playing it.

But there was evil and there was evil. The first kind didn't bother her...reckoning she might forever have a toe in it.    The latter sort...it stood before her now, she'd no doubt of that.   For the sake of any world worth living in, this guy had to be stopped.

But as her gaze flicked again over the opposition, her instincts and common sense all yelled that wasn't going to happen here.

She had committed to the Avengers...mostly.  The leader of whom had made an entreaty for them to Assemble and face the foe.   He seemed so earnest, so nobly intended...the very sort of virtues that were not going to win the day.

Even Storm's awesome power was inconsequential here.   It was the final underscore Karla needed to make her decision.   She stepped forward and said to the enemy:

"You must be really f--king proud of yourself.  I know I would be.   Listen, how about a deal;  I'll leave the field of play, and leave you to it.  All I ask in exchange is him."     She pointed to the chained up Clint.

"One of the weakest Avengers, and no one much likes him.  Not much of a hostage for you, exactly.  But as it happens, I owe him one.   So how 'bout give him to me, then I'll just get out of here?"   
Yellowjacket
 PLAYER, 161 posts
 Scientist Supreme
 3 XP
Tue 19 Jul 2022
at 18:16
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Hank gave Ms. Marvel a sidelong glance.

"Disgusting," he sneered. "You're a disgrace. Trust me: I know."

Years ago, Hank had disgraced himself as an Avenger, and the taint still clung to him like tar. But he had never backed down from a challenge. Whoever this was wearing Carol's suit dishonored it, and the Marvel name.

Besides, Clint was one of his oldest and dearest friends, one who had helped him through some of his lowest moments, and he wouldn't tolerate him spoken about in that manner.
Ms. Marvel
 PLAYER, 52 posts
 XP: 2
Tue 19 Jul 2022
at 18:34
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
For all that Pym was a scientific genius, he was a buffoon when it came to other types of intelligence.   All the subtlety of peatmoss...

His ill-considered attack on Nighthawk being an example.   And his inability to recognize a bluff when he heard one.   It was good, though;  if anything, it added credibility to her ploy.

She smiled.  "Why don't you go beat Jan, Pym.  It's about all you're good at it.   You'll save these guys some work."   
Bishop
 PLAYER, 156 posts
Tue 19 Jul 2022
at 19:24
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Bishop ignored the conversation which, once again, he couldn't quite follow.  Something about Pym hitting the Wasp, which, if he did, he really couldn't blame him for.  In fact, he wanted to swat the annoying insect earlier, during their last fight, when she only served to distract and confound him.

His best friend right now was the loose power cable.  In a few seconds he would have enough power to put someone out.  He really didn't care who at this point.  It was going to work on the 'first come, first served' policy.


Bishop rolled 6,6,2,7 using 1d10,1d8,1d8,1d8 with rolls of 6,6,2,7.  create an 'energy battery' asset.  Durability 1d10, Severed Cables With Live Electricity scene distinction 1d8, combat expert 1d8, team 1d8. Total 15 (spend PP to add extra die to total), effect 1d10.
Current PP: 1-1=0.

Watcher
 GM, 897 posts
Wed 20 Jul 2022
at 07:08
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Doom Pool (2d6,2d8,d10,d12) reaction to Bishop's attempt to create Energy Battery Asset, Total: 15, Effect: d10:
Bishop Distracted Complication d6

Watcher rolled 2,4,4,4,2,2,3 using d6,d6,d8,d8,d10,d12,d6 ((2,4,4,4,2,2,3)).

Spend d6 from Doom Pool to add third die to Total
Total: 11, Effect: d12
Higher reacting Effect die steps down acting Effect, to d8

Doom Pool: 2d6,2d8,d10,d12 -d6 = d6,2d8,d10,d12



Bishop grabs the cables at his feet -- some snaking around on their own accord, propelled by the wild electricity flowing through them -- and his power starts sucking the energy from them. It's not as much as he thought -- there must be more than a few of the power conductors going to Stark's laboratory, and he wouldn't have a lot bundled together to the same destination. Still, it's enough to power-up the energy-wielding mutant, and perhaps to get that insect-woman off his mind. As annoying as she is (was?), she has (had?) a bewitching nature about her.

Next Action: Ms. Marvel or villain

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Power Princess
 NPC, 1 post
Thu 21 Jul 2022
at 08:29
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
The electricity that Bishop takes in leaves him surrounded with a majestic glow which might also be a beacon. As both teams of combatants break into skirmishes in the space, they scatter about, stepping or leaping carefully to avoid falling into the gaping holes in the floor that lead down into a smokey abyss.

Though the man hovering and bathed in his own glow is closer to Bishop, he turns his attention elsewhere. Instead, the woman with the massive body structure bursts over the craters underfoot headed straight toward the energy-absorbing mutant. The attack lacks any grace that a warrior woman could be presumed to have -- just a charge and a punch, without the ingenuity that combatants often throw in to garnish such a crude move -- but she makes up for it in might, and even victory if the one punch does its intended task.

Physical attack on Bishop:
Team    d6
Hesitant    d4
(step up Doom Pool die)
Multipower/Supersonic Flight    d8
Multipower/Godlike Strength    d10
Combat Master    d10
Bishop Mental stress    d6

Power Princess rolled 6,3,4,10,2,5 using d6,d4,d8,d10,d10,d6 ((6,3,4,10,2,5)).

Total: 16, Effect: d10

Doom Pool: d6,2d8,d10,d12 (-d6/+d8) = 3d8,d10,d12

Reaction Needed: Bishop

Bishop
 PLAYER, 157 posts
Thu 21 Jul 2022
at 19:33
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
It might have been wiser to get out of the way of the charging woman - if Bishop was in any way light on his feet.  If the attack was crude, the defense was doubly so.  Bishop just stood there and put his shoulder forward, trying to absorb the brunt of the assault with pure strength.

Team 1d8, Unflinching Distinction 1d4, Superhuman Durability 1d10, Combat Expert 1d8
Bishop rolled 6,2,7,8 using 1d8,1d4,1d10,1d8 with rolls of 6,2,7,8.  Reaction roll vs Power Princess.  Spending PP to add a die to the total. Total 8+7+6=21, effect 1d4.
PP:0+1-1=0

Iron Fist
 PLAYER, 108 posts
 The Immortal Weapon
 PP: 0 / XP: 5
Sat 23 Jul 2022
at 09:50
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
The Fist looks from Spidey to the Skull, giving the villain a closer look. Then his eyes widen through his yellow mask as he makes a startling realization.

"Now I get it. So it's not just some crappy cosplay. That day some of us fought those androids inside the gym, they slapped some weird little device onto Cap's body... And now this...." He looks around at his companions. That particular memory feels so long ago, but it's clear that the consequences are still following them all even now. Danny calls out to them:

"Everyone! He's got control of Cap's body. We need to bring the Skull down but we cannot give him what he wants. That means we hurt him as little as possible." He looks at Venom. "Sorry, big guy. He's not on the menu." He nods instead toward the Blur, who knocked the Wasp from the air with a brutal slap.

"The minions, on the other hand..." He doesn't finish the sentence, figuring the team can always reel Venom in if he gets too out of hand. Maybe.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:00, Sat 23 July.

Ms. Marvel
 PLAYER, 53 posts
 XP: 2
Mon 25 Jul 2022
at 17:27
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Conflict surged within Karla Sofen, as she listened to Iron Fist's words.

Uncomfortable conflict.   Life -- choices -- had been so much simpler, not so long ago.  As the titan of a woman attacked a member of the team, she had an impulse to retaliate, and support them.  Part of her actually felt bad for not doing so, but...

It would spoil the tactic she was attempting with the faux Captain -- the Skull in Cap's actual body? -- and what might be a chance to get Clint out of there, to receive the medical help he appeared in need of.

And so, rather than waiting for their nemesis to reply, she elected to preempt a little:

"C'mon -- it's a good offer.  I'll take him, and then get the hell out of here. How about it?"   

So said, Karla became intangible, and started making her way nearer toward the trussed-up Clint...

Ms. Marvel rolled 2,6,1,8 using d10,d8,d8,d8 with rolls of 2,6,1,8.  Intangibility Asset.
Intangibility + Team + Psych master
Total = 14  Effect = D10
1 opportunity for DP
PP = 2

This message was last edited by the player at 18:06, Fri 05 Aug.

Watcher
 GM, 900 posts
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 04:03
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Always post your current PP count at the end of any post that you roll a dice pool

Add d6 to Doom Pool from Ms. Marvel's Opportunity

Always be sure to pick who will take the Next Action at the end of your turn


The Skull-as-Cap stands his ground amid the increasing chaos, keeping his head held high with a small smile, clearly entertained by the disaster he has caused. “Ah, you foolish Miststück,” he says calmly with a dollop of amusement in his tone. “For once you do not need to run away like a feeble, beaten dog with its tail between its legs. I want you here,” he says, letting the words slither from his mouth. "Finally you will have a purpose."

Doom Pool (3d8,d10,d12) reaction to Ms. Marvel's attempt to create Intangibility Asset, Total: 14, Effect: d10:

Watcher rolled 4,1,3,9,3 using d8,d8,d8,d10,d12 ((4,1,3,9,3)).

Total: 13, Effect: d12
Higher reacting Effect die steps acting Effect down, to d8
1 Opportunity (available first to Ms. Marvel)

Doom Pool: 3d8,d10,d12 +d6 = d6,3d8,d10,d12


Though she has to dodge the billowing clouds of smoke inside the building, Ms. Marvel is able to phase her body outside a state of corporeality to be intangible, but not mix with the heavy particulates in the air.

Next Action: Doctor Spectrum

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Spider-Man
 PLAYER, 53 posts
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 05:34
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Spider-Man stays on the outskirts of the skirmish, webbing errant debris cast from the fight to keep it from falling with velocity and destruction to the street below. But his attention and mouth can’t be divided. “So let me get it straight,” he says, dodging among the Iron-suits that can’t quite keep up with him. “So this joker has been pulling the strings for this long dressed up like Cap and sending the Avengers out on all these fake missions just to stir a pot? I guess I get antagonizing other villains since bad guys hate everybody, but what was the point in going after Kang? One of his versions shows up every once in a while and realizes he can’t change the timeline we’re in and he goes away. Was he even bothered by it?. Was that a loss or did he miss the point?”
Doctor Spectrum
 NPC, 1 post
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 05:59
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
The man who had risen above the rest of the squadron while glowing of all colors of the spectrum turns away from the fray and across the crowd seems to focus on the translucent Ms. Marvel. What could have been a weighted pause could also be waiting for the moment that this enemy could turn material again, and he takes the moment to strike. A blast of flashing colors that turn over into all possible hues streams forth from the gem he holds in his fist, as fast as light itself, charging destructive force toward the woman in the black leotard and red sash, possibly getting her when she is tangible enough to e harmed by the colorful assault.

Physical attack on Ms. Marvel:
Team d4
Hesitant    d4
(step up Doom Pool die)
Energy Blast d10
Combat Expert d8

Doctor Spectrum rolled 4,3,3,3 using d4,d4,d10,d8 ((4,3,3,3)).

Spend d8 from Doom Pool to add third die to Total

Total: 10, Effect: d10

Doom Pool: d6,3d8,d10,d12 (-d6/+d8)-d8 = 3d8,d10,d12

Reaction Needed: Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel
 PLAYER, 56 posts
 XP: 2
Fri 5 Aug 2022
at 19:20
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Karla had never fought Spectrum personally, but she knew who he was, and what his prism could do.

Before the mutli-hued assault flashed at her -- like the dance floor lights in some tacky nightclub -- she saw her enemy focus on her, and raise his hand.

And reacted; not by depending on her intangibility, but rather by striving to not be standing on the spot where she'd been targeted.

Reflexes equivalent to an elite Kree warrior, and indeed the shadings of one within her own psyche, plus knowledge of tactics and her intangibility rendering her lighter and more nimble... these all served to take her out of harm's way:

Ms. Marvel rolled 8,8,1,5,2 using d10,d10,d6,d8,d8 with rolls of 8,8,1,5,2.  Reaction dice pool.     Combat + Superhuman reflexes + Buddy + Echoes of the Moonstone + Intangibility asset

Total = 16; effect = D8 


Karla sneered at the Skull:  "Okay, f--k you, then!   I'm going to help these guys kick your ass!    And why did you really want Cap's body, hey?   Is it because you got tired of all the ladies laughing at the size of your Luger?"

1 Opportunity for the DP
1 Opportunity unused; available for other character
PP = 2
Next up:  Wolvesbane

This message was last edited by the player at 19:23, Fri 05 Aug.

Watcher
 GM, 901 posts
Thu 11 Aug 2022
at 08:19
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Add d6 to Doom Pool from Ms. Marvel's Opportunity

The Affiliation of the heroes in this Scene is Team. (Affiliation is a situational detail, not a choice.)


Black Panther prowls his way around the perimeter of the battle, leaping over great holes in the floor, eventually making his way to flank the Skull, but at a sizable distance across the room. The Skull-as-Cap keeps his wide grin and confident posture, standing nearly in the center of the chaos, amused by the disorder around him.

Anyone following Black Panther’s route can use his Cover Master as a Power Stunt at d12 if creating a stealth Asset.

Doom Pool: 3d8,d10,d12 +d6 = d6,3d8,d10,d12

Watcher
 GM, 902 posts
Fri 12 Aug 2022
at 06:54
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
The sheer number of Iron-armors appears to increase, either drawing more from outside or from another cache of Stark’s munitions discovered and brought to life, or at least mobility. They fly and hover and swoop in and around the fights going on in the room, navigating with ease or at least not causing a calamity if they bump into something. But while they are not an immediate obstacle, they can be in the way, and taking up space, causing the space of the large interior area to shrink, especially with the fists and debris and super-powered blasts being thrown around. Causing the greatest hindrance would be to Storm, who struggles to keep aloft in the middle of the space, less elegant in her acute internal anguish. As she barely stays aloft in the air, the armors whip around her, not attacking but getting in the way of any intention. They could be little matter for a powerful mutant to use matter-manipulating powers to cleave a space through them, but their space-confining crowding could prove difficult to Storm in particular, who has never been comfortable in confined spaces for as long as she can remember.

Iron Armor Mob attempt to create Crowded Complication on Storm:
Team    3d8
Mechanical Action (without individual direction)    d4
(step up Doom Pool die)
Swarm    d8
Cybernetic Senses    d6
Supersonic Flight    d10
Storm Emotional stress    d12

Iron Armor mob rolled 8,2,4,1,3,2,10,11 using d8,d8,d8,d4,d8,d6,d10,d12 ((8,2,4,1,3,2,10,11)).

Total: 21, Effect: d8

1 Opportunity (available first to Storm)

(If Storm is knocked out from this, the next-highest Effect die (d8) will be spent from the Doom Pool to create a Scene Complication.)

Doom Pool: d6,3d8,d10,d12 (-d6/+d8) = 4d8,d10,d12

Reaction Needed: Storm


While, somewhere below Storm on the beaten floor, Machine Man, who had been immobile since arriving in this place, begins to move again but trembling, to shaking, to what would be to a human a seizure, his elongated limbs shooting out of control, yet the android stays standing.
Storm
 PLAYER, 135 posts
 Goddess of the Storm
 Ororo Munroe XP:9 PP:2
Tue 16 Aug 2022
at 03:07
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
After failing to create so much as a cloud under her control, Storm was assaulted from all directions by Iron-armors en masse. One wouldn't think that such a number could move with such efficiency and co-ordination, but they did. And it quickly overwhelmed Ororo. She didn't like confined spaces, but she had trained extensively in the evasion of projectiles during combat. Yet she was quickly overwhelmed by the sheer number, size, and strength of the assault.

Reaction:

Team: d10
Claustrophobic: d4
Subsonic Flight: d8
Combat Expert: d8

Total: 7 Effect: d4

19:00, Today: Storm rolled 1,4,1,3 using d10,d4,d8,d8 with rolls of 1,4,1,3.  Reaction.

PP = 0 to start +1 for d4 +1 for Opportunities = 2

Can you be knocked out from a complication?

According to Status Tracker, there are still 2 other reactions pending? If not, Spider-Man can go next.

Watcher
 GM, 903 posts
Tue 16 Aug 2022
at 06:14
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Picking the next action comes after taking an action, not rolling a reaction

Yes, you can certainly be knocked out from a Complication

Storm knocked out

Add d8 to Doom Pool from Storm's Opportunities


Storm, master of the open skies, is too enclosed in this space and surrounded by foes for her power to fully flourish. Hanging above the fray, she gasps, desperate for air she can usually guide with but a thought, then gasps again, then the current that was keeping her aloft dissipates beneath her and she falls to the stricken floor of this high-rise structure. She tumbles toward an open crevasse, lucky not to have fallen into the hole and down down down dozens of stories to whatever object stood up to the building’s implosion and would certainly not give in to her fleshly, mortal body when she crashes into it. For now she hangs perilously beside the crumbling opening, her arm hanging limply while her cape catches the end of the wind she conjured, and the combat around her continues to break away the rest of the area, including where her body rests dangerously, absolutely a terrifying sight for her teammates.

Create Storm Dangling Precariously Scene Complication d8 (which can be added to a dice pool in addition to Stress/Complications/etc.) (spent from Doom Pool)

Doom Pool: 4d8,d10,d12 +d8 -d8 = 4d8,d10,d12

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Spider-Man
 PLAYER, 54 posts
Tue 16 Aug 2022
at 06:18
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
Spider-Man swings around the room, continuing to web flying debris to stop it from being flung from the battle to the street below, when his extraordinary senses pick up a sudden sight. “Hey, T’Challa!” he calls. “I didn’t know you were -- WHOA! the dodges just barely out of the way of the oncoming assault!

Anyone creating an Asset for rescue can use Spider-Man’s Web Constructs as a Power Stunt at d12 or add d6 and step up effect die by +1
Watcher
 GM, 904 posts
Tue 16 Aug 2022
at 08:14
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
BWOOMF!

BWOOMF!

BWOOMF!


The immense sounds of She-Hulk and Hyperion trading blows is enough to rattle the entire structure below and around their battlefield. Neither combatant tries to dodge or evade the other’s strikes, instead taking each punch so they are in position to give one back -- assuming they survive each hit. So far neither has given in, with the occasional pummel sending the other back a few feet, but only to redouble their effort and bring it back with a fresh onslaught of fists. Bruises are starting to build, with half of Shulkie’s face starting to swell already, and much of Hyperion’s jaw knocked into an alternate place on his head, and huge purple welts are growing all over their chests and shoulders. Whatever item in the vicinity is loose enough to fall already has, and now parts of the wall are breaking off and the floor will surely soon follow.

“You think we can't handle you, Skull? Once we get Steve back he'll take you down by himself!” She-Hulk hollers with a muffled voice, possibly around busted teeth, as she winds up the next punch, the sound of her fist crunching louder than most anyone’s else strike. “We're going to clear your goons out of here then we'll eat lunch!"

She-Hulk’s next punch forces Hyperion back farther than he has gone so far in the tussle, over the biggest hole in the floor, but his power of flight saves him from the sudden descent. Turning back, he pauses as if to catch his breath, then reaches to his side to find a machine console nearly bigger than he is, and rips it from its embankment then over his head, then straight at She-Hulk and any nearby heroes in front of him. Spider-Man dodges out of the way and She-Hulk brings up her massive arms to defend herself, but other heroes in the way are not nearly so lucky!

Physical attack on Iron Fist, Venom
Team    d8
Hesitant  d4
(step up Doom Pool die)
Godlike Strength    d12
Area Attack    d6
Combat Expert    d8
Iron Fist Mental Stress    d10

The highest Effect dice from this roll not used against the two heroes will be spent from the Doom Pool to create a Scene Complication (which can be added to a dice pool in addition to Stress/Complications/etc.

Hyperion rolled 4,3,12,6,6,2 using d8,d4,d12,d6,d8,d10 ((4,3,12,6,6,2)).

Total: 18, Effect: d10 on Iron Fist, d8 on Venom

Create Crumbling Battlefield Scene Complication d8

Doom Pool: 4d8,d10,d12 (-d8/+d10) -d8 = 2d8,2d10,d12

Reaction Needed: Iron Fist, Venom

Iron Fist
 PLAYER, 110 posts
 The Immortal Weapon
 PP: 0 / XP: 5
Wed 17 Aug 2022
at 00:00
AA #4C: "...That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Burns..."
"Everyone, we need to coordinate our attacks!" Danny called out. He wasn't used to being the group tactician, but then, necessity was the mother of invention. "Focus on the weak links and hit 'em where it--"

As a huge piece of wreckage hurled by Hyperion suddenly sailed toward him, he stopped cold. " -- hurts." Stunned by the sheer mightiness of the opposition, he hesitated an instant too long-- the type of thing that often happens when one's own life is flashing before their eyes. By the time his reflexes kicked in, he wasn't sure if it was already too late to spring out of the way.

MOVE, DANNY! a voice yelled from inside his head.

Danny goes for a last-second dodge.

Team d6
Young Dragon d4 (+1 PP) (I'm too young to die)
Enhanced Reflexes d8
Acrobatic Expert 2d8

15:46, Today: Iron Fist rolled 1,4,3,7,6 using 1d6,1d4,1d8,1d8,1d8 with rolls of 1,4,3,7,6.  Iron Fist races out of the way as Hyperion hurls wreckage at him.

Total: 13
Effect: d8
Opportunities: 1
PP's: 1 +1 from Opportunity = 2

If I can spend a PP to change that Physical Stress to Emotional, to represent Danny being shaken by the overwhelming odds here, I will do so.