The Bullpen (OOC)   Posted by The Watcher.Group: 0
The Watcher
 GM, 224 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Thu 17 Jun 2021
at 07:20
Discord renewal!
I can see the confusion with all of these tangled threads.  Several people have opened threads without consulting me first.  That sounds like a complaint.  I assure you it is not.  I'm so much more grateful for the overenthusiastic than the retiring.  In the balance, I believe this chaos storm of creativity is the right one.

As to where and when a player should post.  At this moment, all IC threads are optional.  I do understand how confusing it all is.   Posting IC right now simply adds some great role-playing moments and GM exposition (no small things in themselves).

If it seems there are multiple places to put needed player information, choose your favorite option and post there.  As the fundamental constants of the game are being determined, I (and perhaps other GMs) will track down, condense and correctly thread the needed information.  Nothing any player types should be wasted and should only be typed once.  That is the ideal, anyway.

Don't forget, we have just got the teams sorted.  And this game has now cleared one thousand posts with my contributions tonight.  And it is not even two months old.

We will get there.  We are just taking the scenic route... :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 234 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Thu 17 Jun 2021
at 08:01
Discord renewal!
I have to stop tonight but I have been able to add some to the game.  I will keep on adding more tomorrow night.  If I haven't gotten to you yet, I will get to you as soon as I can... :-)
Leviathan
 player, 43 posts
Thu 17 Jun 2021
at 08:08
Discord renewal!
Ummm.. I need help sorting my stats.. and quite a few other things. I need to go back to my character creation, but I got carried away.
Ricochet
 player, 124 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Thu 17 Jun 2021
at 08:09
Discord renewal!
Leviathan: What help do you need? I can help with those things, preferably in your character creation thread.

This message was last edited by the player at 00:33, Fri 18 June.

The Watcher
 GM, 235 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 07:01
Discord renewal!
Busy. Maybe more tomorrow.
Counterforce
 player, 97 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 17:53
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I am going to assume we have encountered people using Counterforce's technology at least once during the year. Perhaps it played a role in what happened to the Beloved Ghost.
Ricochet
 player, 126 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 19:03
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Do we still need the Beloved Ghost? I'm not sure how much that brings to the group when we already have a ton to work with, and since we still have no idea who or what the Ghost was or is, it's hard to build in the necessary belovedness. Seems kinda like something we'll have to duct tape on once we can put something in that slot anyway.
Ricochet
 player, 130 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 22:50
Discord renewal!
For the Known NPCs thread, here are a few other suggestions:

Peter Parker and Jessica Drew, Ghost-Spider's mentors.
The Mary Janes, Gwen's band (we never declared that Mary Jane is Peter's age in this universe, right?)

Wolverine, Beast, and Professor Xavier, Jubilee's adults.

Roger Schubert and Diane Smoot, Ricochet's former film producer and his ex-wife who have recently been fostering her while her parents are hidden under SHIELD protection.

Anna Maria, Octopus's lab partner.

Flash Thompson, Mania's mentor.

Bruce Banner, She-Hulk's cousin and blood donor.

Darkstar, Midnight's mentor.

Nootka and Evaloo Tuvalok, Stone Cold's parents.

I think I missed some.
Counterforce
 player, 101 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 23:37
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Svetlana's father, Anatoliy Kragov, currently in a Russian prison for abetting terrorists.

Her grandmother and guardian, Pavlina Kragova.
Ricochet
 player, 131 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Fri 18 Jun 2021
at 23:47
Discord renewal!
Oh! And Copycat, Black Widow and Forge.
Ghost-Spider
 player, 54 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 00:43
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Let's assume MJ is Peter's age, since Gwen and Harry aren't + Otto is missing as a teacher and he shouldn't have just Felicia for influence.

Gwen's band can be Murderface, which was their name before MJ renamed it.  Assume they disbanded when Gwen got sent to boarding school?
Harry Osborn/ Green Goblin age 16, status missing
George Stacy: NYPD Captain.  Gwen's dad.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:16, Sat 19 June.

Ricochet
 player, 133 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 00:51
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I guess she'll need a new band, then, if she's brought the drums.
The Watcher
 GM, 237 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 07:36
Discord renewal!
I have added an optional question about Moves, the central mechanic of Masks, to the Polls and Debates thread and would like your input.  Essentially, I am trying to pace the game to your inclinations.
The Watcher
 GM, 238 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 07:36
Discord renewal!
As mentioned above, since your characters can't die or really be hurt for long, game balance isn't so much a thing.   And the game is about emotional growth which all characters can do until their exit.

Also, we are in the Marvel Universe where characters never stay dead for long (just playing hooky) and the entire timeline can be written and rewritten over and over again ("One More Day").  It is the most forgiving setting for mistakes, retcons and reboots I can imagine.  So nailing down the particulars of Playbooks and other rules strictures is important and we are working towards that goal, it is not the immediate priority that it might be in other games.  The Marvel Universe regenerates like Wolverine. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 248 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 09:01
Discord renewal!
Gotta stop here tonight.  Should catch up tomorrow and continue to move this game forward...
Counterforce
 player, 103 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 12:56
Discord renewal!
Being a Brain Svetlana would certainly want to know more about how this device works, though I can understand not wanting to go into the technical details. Still, can we use it to disguise our appearance? Is there some way to tweak the disguise? A ring that just hides itself doesn't seem very useful...
Ghost-Spider
 player, 55 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 17:04
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I think the known NPCs thread is a bad idea as it is now - the GM is already having a hard time keeping up and giving him something else to do that is about the game but is not the game is just going to make it take longer to get anything moving.
The In-Betweener
 GM, 16 posts
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 17:12
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Ghost-Spider:
I think the known NPCs thread is a bad idea as it is now - the GM is already having a hard time keeping up and giving him something else to do that is about the game but is not the game is just going to make it take longer to get anything moving.


I'm the one that posted it and will try and update (usually during the week vice the weekend) so it shouldn't impinge on or GM's time.
Jubilee
 player, 33 posts
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 20:23
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
This are a bit hectic here right now but I will try to catch up later today
Ricochet
 player, 139 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Sat 19 Jun 2021
at 21:03
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Looking forward to it!
Ricochet
 player, 141 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Sun 20 Jun 2021
at 09:21
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Don't mind me, just dropping images related to the game. I hope no one minds.

https://static.wikia.nocookie....er-Man_Vol_1_661.jpg
The Watcher
 GM, 249 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Mon 21 Jun 2021
at 06:38
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Busy tonight.  Will start catching up tomorrow. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 250 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 22 Jun 2021
at 07:23
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Even more busier than I expected these past couple of days and at a particularly busy time.  However, I am rescheduling later this week for extra hours to work on this game.  I'm hoping to make up for lost time by the weekend...
The Watcher
 GM, 251 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 23 Jun 2021
at 00:27
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
OK, folks, I will try to make up for lost time tonight.  I will also be on Discord off and on. ..
The Watcher
 GM, 254 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 23 Jun 2021
at 07:19
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
A fair amount done tonight.  The likely final post of IC thread #2 will be posted tomorrow.  I just couldn't quite get it done tonight.  I think you will enjoy it and one more scene should be done.  We can then move forward with other scenes.  :-)