Character Creation.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Plasti
 player, 14 posts
 Protege
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 05:25
Re: Character Creation
Kick Chick:
Kick Chick definitely doesn't have the ability to kick over a building. A gazebo, maybe, provided it doesn't fight back.


Also, good to know that I'll have someone to help protect me from the dread gazebo. :)
Traveler
 player, 14 posts
 Oh, that's a flashlight
 installed in my eye...
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 05:39
Re: Character Creation
Plasti:
But what we find isn't required to tie into Traveler's story.  Am I off my rocker, or on to something here?

Great questions, I'll see if I can fill in some blanks. Basically Traveler is sent back the eve of the destruction of the Mask Underground in a future where masks are hunted under a fascist regime headed by a supervillain. The Underground is sort of the last bit of resistance to the world order. So every hero of this time, fails to save the world from the supervillain that actually succeeds in installing himself into a position of world power. His name is Mustang Jack, one evil sonuva-B.

At this point Aaron doesn't remember how he does it specifically but he knows that the team is part of the solution. Someone on the team sends him back from the future, the last person left.

In the previous timeline, if we decide to go with the civil rights march, the people in the crowd and a civil rights activist leader die. Leading to some series of events. So now that things are patched up there, he's simply trying to figure out how to return home or check the headwinds from there at least. To put it to the Back to the Future analogy, he's looking for Marty's future newspaper or else the set-up with the lightning bolt to send him home.

That seems like the perfect setup for him to find out that he's done and now his continued presence is doing harm or maybe that the work is still needing done, something still changes everything.

Hope that helps decide if you want to pursue this direction and tie in to the Beacon playbook.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:37, Mon 07 Sept.

Kick Chick
 player, 7 posts
 The Beacon
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 06:28
Re: Character Creation
In reply to Shade (msg # 47):

That works; I've got Shade as the hero I've got to prove yourself to before I can feel like a real hero.
Kick Chick
 player, 8 posts
 The Beacon
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 06:55
Re: Character Creation
While filling in my background questions, I've created a teacher as her "person who thinks she shouldn't be a superhero". The teacher thinks all superheroes have flashy powers, and those without powers are 'dumb superhero groupies'. I think it works whether or not the teacher knows of her superhero identity: bad mouthing the hero to their secret ID (or vice versa) is a common trope :)
Echo
 player, 9 posts
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 13:39
Re: Character Creation
I like the idea that Traveler thinks he's fixed the future now. Great seed for dramatic disappointment when it starts looking like this was just the beginning. Every time-traveling hero needs to discover that they've only made things worse before they can really make it better.

I've mostly got my character done.

I'm giving influence Shade. You and your mentor showed up at the direction of a member of the Exemplars, Mr. Psypher, to pick up Echo when she made her escape. You were her first touchstone with the outside world after that.

For relationships, Echo tries to hang out with Kick Chick so she can learn about being a normal teenager, and she hurt Hound with her powers when she first came to school and didn't have a good handle on her temper yet.

As for costumes, I've decide to go atypical. Echo doesn't use a costume because the combination of her psionic aura (cloaked in power) and the mental static she creates scrambles her appearance as a low level telepathic effect. Definitely a problem if we're ever fighting on camera.
Hound
 player, 10 posts
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 14:23
Re: Character Creation
I'm still dithering with a lot of my character sheet, and I apologize for that. Some things, though:

- Hound, as the picture right over there <--- Looks psychadelically black-light colorful.. when she has her powers up. Otherwise, she's just a black girl. It leads to a secret identity -of sorts-, and it's something she's kind-of nervous about.

- I've got two ideas for where the sanctuary came from, and I'd like to bounce the ideas off of y'all. One is that the Master of the Hunt gave it to me; a place to relax and 'wait' for him. It makes it a little more creepy, but easily more mystically aligned. The other possibility is that some other magic-based superhero (adult) gave it to Hound as a place to -hide- from the Master of the Hunt, though they admitted it wouldn't be good for that for very long. Either way, I want to take the art / music / food option so we can all actually hang out there.

- Shade's got my 'doom secret' from my relationships. Number two is 'Youíd love to kiss ________________ before your doom comes' - I seriously don't want to push that on a player who would be uncomfortable with it, or who wouldn't want that tension. So, who's up for a little infatuation by the fae-altered student athlete?
Shade
 player, 15 posts
 Legacy
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 16:08
Re: Character Creation
Kick Chick:
I think it works whether or not the teacher knows of her superhero identity: bad mouthing the hero to their secret ID (or vice versa) is a common trope :)
That sounds great.

Echo:
I'm giving influence Shade. You and your mentor showed up at the direction of a member of the Exemplars, Mr. Psypher, to pick up Echo when she made her escape. You were her first touchstone with the outside world after that.
Sounds good. Iíll take that.
Echo
 player, 10 posts
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 16:09
Re: Character Creation
In reply to Hound (msg # 56):

It wouldn't bother me, but it might also be odd given that we already have the connection that I hurt you with my powers. Also, Echo is probably not the kind of person anyone should be pining after . . .
Shade
 player, 16 posts
 Legacy
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 17:18
Re: Character Creation
Hound. Is the fact that youíre doomed a secret? Or is there an even more secret secret for Shade.

We can take it to the PMs.

After that, I think my character is done until I actually figure out his personality, lol.
Hound
 player, 11 posts
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 19:17
Re: Character Creation
I think it's 'out' for the team that Hound is doomed. I think Shade probably knows the gory details. Maybe something 'special' about the doom. I'll have to think on it.
Shade
 player, 17 posts
 Legacy
Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 20:58
Re: Character Creation
Yeah. I get it. Sounds good.
Hound
 player, 13 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 17:13
Re: Character Creation
Shade and Kick Chick both get influence from me. Don't spend it all in one place!
(I kid. Go ahead and buy that brand new car with it! It's red and goes fast!)
Shade
 player, 20 posts
 Legacy
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 17:49
Re: Character Creation
Lol.

Does anyone have transportation powers? Flight, teleportation, etc...

I donít, but I have gadgets which I would assume include a car or a bike.
Traveler
 player, 16 posts
 Oh, that's a flashlight
 installed in my eye...
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 18:18
Re: Character Creation
I got you covered. I have my portal tossing ability. ^_^
Shade
 player, 21 posts
 Legacy
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 18:24
Re: Character Creation
Noice
Hound
 player, 15 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 18:32
Re: Character Creation
Yay portals!

I'm pretty sure Hound moves at very-fast-but-not-as-fast-as-a-speeding-car speeds.
Echo
 player, 11 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 22:00
Re: Character Creation
Echo is capable of flying via her own telekinesis, and maybe more . . .
Shade
 player, 22 posts
 Legacy
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 22:23
Re: Character Creation
Cool. Yeah, Iím very excited. Ready to kick some butt

This message was last edited by the player at 22:54, Tue 08 Sept.

Hound
 player, 16 posts
Tue 8 Sep 2020
at 22:42
Re: Character Creation
Actually, think I'll move that up to 'speeding car speed'. The Hunt wouldn't be very scary if you could just drive away from it.
Plasti
 player, 16 posts
 Protege
Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 22:19
Re: Character Creation
Just a couple last details on my part to settle.

For my relationships, I'm keeping an eye on Echo for my mentor.  And I've decided to go with Kick Chick and me teaming up a few times beforehand.  Not that Shade and I haven't teamed up, but it was probably more Exemplars business than willingly hanging out.

Also, choosing the resources my mentor gave to me.  Communicators are one.  Would false identities be worth it, in terms of getting everyone into school all official like?  Otherwise, thinking maybe badges of authority or one of the labs?
Shade
 player, 23 posts
 Legacy
Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 23:14
Re: Character Creation
Ah shucks ;)

Sounds good.

I donít think false IDs is that great. Probably the badges of authority would be better. That way we have some clout to tell the cops to ďmove and weíll take care of itĒ.  A lab would be good for my guy. Iíve been figuring out how to do detective stuff without a super computer, but then I remembered I made Shadow and Dusk pulp detectives, so we just beat feet, wear out shoes, hit the streets and shake stuff up, lol.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:18, Thu 10 Sept.

Hound
 player, 18 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 00:00
Re: Character Creation
Since you're playing modern pulp detectives, I -highly- recommend the film 'Brick'. It's a noir / hard boiled detective tale told totally in a high school, and played completely straight. It's really, really good if you're into the genre at all.
Shade
 player, 24 posts
 Legacy
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 01:48
Re: Character Creation
I LOVE Brick. Itís one of my ďput on to kill time/watch when Iím happy/watch when Iím sadĒ movies.

Youíve got good taste, lol.
Traveler
 player, 19 posts
 Oh, that's a flashlight
 installed in my eye...
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 03:57
Re: Character Creation
I like most movies with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I'd say you both have good tastes!
Echo
 player, 13 posts
Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 19:15
Re: Character Creation
Brick is one of those movies that makes me feel like such a hipster. It's one of those, "you've probably never heard of it, but it's excellent," films. It's just refreshingly different and so well-executed, even if what it is is actually quite simple.