The Bullpen (OOC)   Posted by The Watcher.Group: 0
Counterforce
 player, 113 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 16:43
Discord renewal!
Forgot to add, Leviathan, but it's also your turn in our team coming together thread. Just in case you didn't notice.
Jubilee
 player, 43 posts
Sat 10 Jul 2021
at 23:02
Discord renewal!
In reply to Ricochet (msg # 363):

I just hope I'll do the character justice.
Ricochet
 player, 161 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 08:51
Discord renewal!
Today I learned that the heads of Marvel don't use and also don't like the Marvel Earth number designations. I'm gonna make a note not to let them find out I've been using them.
Stone Cold
 player, 42 posts
 Paul (Publo) Tuvalok
 The Transformed Age 16
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 21:50
Discord renewal!
Interesting Ricochet, I think they are a brilliant way to suggest the vastness of alternate realities.  So much so they cannot all be named.   Oh well, it should have no bearing on us here :-)

Jubilee, you've done the character very proud indeed and I can't wait to read more :-)
Counterforce
 player, 114 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 06:45
Discord renewal!
Strange, I could've sworn I saw the designations used in comics. Though I have seen much more of them in the wiki...

Starting to get ideas for further characters again, but I'll probably hold off on them for now. There are enough cats to herd at the moment.
The Watcher
 GM, 274 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 11:41
Discord renewal!
Hi guys,

I'm sorry I have been so absent lately.  I should be more present from now on, my schedule has changed and I have fixed a stubborn laptop.  I hope to be able to essentially be able to now devote a dedicated hour a day to the game.

I have added to IC Thread #3 and I think you will like it.  I should be able to start catching up tomorrow. :-)
Ghost-Spider
 player, 62 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 12:54
Re: Discord renewal!
Ricochet:
Today I learned that the heads of Marvel don't use and also don't like the Marvel Earth number designations. I'm gonna make a note not to let them find out I've been using them.


They show up all the time in a lot of books that aren't in the main timeline.
Counterforce
 player, 115 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 20:03
Re: Discord renewal!
Would trying to stop the Phalanx with a force field at our current distance be Unleashing My Powers? Or just impossible?

Also, would my Energy mastery in Scientific insight apply if I were to Assess the Situation? Seeing as Jubilee's powers - and how the Phalanx react to them - might be the key to the whole thing.
Octopus
 player, 41 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Tue 13 Jul 2021
at 20:45
Re: Discord renewal!
The Watcher:
2.  IIRC, the only thing from your gift bags that have not been examined is the ace playing cards (you each have one, your choice of suit).


Quite the contrary, Octopus has spent two posts examining the card.
The Watcher
 GM, 275 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 15:53
Re: Discord renewal!
Argh!  I'm sorry I have been away so long especially as I last said I should have some more free time.  Real-life just got busy.  Rather than make more promises of free time, I will TRY and post somewhere between tonight and Tuesday.  If I can, it should be a fair amount. :-)
Counterforce
 player, 116 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Sun 18 Jul 2021
at 22:46
Re: Discord renewal!
Glad to hear from you anyway - I was starting to get a little worried.

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Meanwhile, I have decided to start another Masks game, one set in an original universe of my own devising. With our GM's gracious permission, I would like to invite any of you who might be interested in such a thing to apply to it here: link to another game Bear in mind that I am only looking for a 4-6 member team at first, so while I plan to let everyone who is interested join in the discussion and make characters, I will only select a few people for the initial roster. However, I may well require replacements later or even decide to form another team, so there will be other opportunities to join too.
Ricochet
 player, 162 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 01:48
Re: Discord renewal!
I'm still excited for whatever comes next, boss!

I'd love to join your game, CF, especially after seeing the Game Info. You've got a rich and interesting world going. This time I think I'm gonna stand aside, though. My friends have been telling me I need to pump the brakes on adding more games to my plate. That's not to say I'll stay away forever. It's possible I'll send an application along at some point, when my excitement exceeds my self control. :P
Counterforce
 player, 117 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Mon 19 Jul 2021
at 06:37
Re: Discord renewal!
I'm definitely still excited for this game as well.

And I know that feeling well, Ricochet. With any luck, there should be plenty of opportunities to join in the future.
The Watcher
 GM, 276 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 01:58
Re: Discord renewal!
Whew!  I am sorry I have been away for so long.  Tell you what, I won't make any promises about more free time for awhile.  I will just post when I can. Let me get started... :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 277 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 02:05
Variant Earths and their Names (and Loki series)
I didn't know that the Marvel 'gods' didn't like the numerical designations for alternate earths.  I believe they used to at least.  But that is fine.  We can continue using the numerical designations or whatever they used now in any combination we wish.

I'm guessing the world are simply named as would be human nature.  We have a more emotional connection to names than numbers.  If so, what would we call 'our' game Earth of 682?


Speaking of variant Earths, what did y'all think (in general terms) of Loki, the series?  You can put spoilers in literal spoiler tags, I guess.  I generally liked it.
The Watcher
 GM, 279 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 02:15
Variant Earths and their Names (and Loki series)
My apologies for missing that Octopus has been examining the ace card.  I will compose the next reply with Octopus having great insight as to its purpose. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 280 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 02:23
Variant Earths and their Names (and Loki series)
Counterforce, I am overjoyed to hear of another Masks game, especially one from such an insightful and resourceful player. :-)

I will read what you have written (I like the brief peek so far) and possibly submit a character if I can negotiate the time.
The Watcher
 GM, 281 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 02:24
Masks of New Atlantis game
If you want, Counterforce, perhaps a more permanent and fixed link to your game can be arranged for your game.
The Watcher
 GM, 282 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 02:27
Using the ol' noggin...
Oops, accidentally made thread out of this post rather than a simple reply.  The 'loose thread' should be deleted by the time y'all read this...

Counterforce, you are thinking like a Marvel character should. ;-)

Yes, stretch your powers, use your knowledge and then make your rolls.  A particularly good description and I might give you a bonus.

The thing about Marvel is that the Brain and the Bull should each have a chance to solve any challenge.  Just one might be better than the other in a given circumstance.

Besides, I like challenges where anyone might come up with an insight.  That what I liked about Sherlock Holmes mysteries (which started my love of detectives and mysteries) is that the reader had a chance to solve the mystery along with Sherlock (although my batting average wasn't that great ;-).  It made the reader an active participant rather than a passive observer (as happens in B-list Trek episodes where fictional particles are beamed through plot device technology and the viewer is reduced to a passive observer simply via unfamiliarity).

So, yeah, I love you little scamps figuring things out as best you can.
The Watcher
 GM, 283 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 20 Jul 2021
at 02:40
Using the ol' noggin...
OK, I will stop here tonight.  I believe I can continue the IC thread #3 tomorrow night but I know better than to promise...  ;-)
Counterforce
 player, 118 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 00:45
Using the ol' noggin...
Thanks for the offer! Not sure if a permanent link is needed at this point, but it could be interesting if we could get a sort of long-term interconnected Masks community going on this site. Though that may be getting ahead of ourselves a bit.

I'll try and post soon-ish. A little under the weather now.
Octopus
 player, 45 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Wed 21 Jul 2021
at 01:56
Using the ol' noggin...
Unfortunately, two of our players have stepped out: Midnight and Ghost Spider. This means two things. First off, it gives us some sad feels. Secondly, it means Team C only has three spots filled.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what we can do about that?
Jubilee
 player, 44 posts
Thu 22 Jul 2021
at 07:25
Using the ol' noggin...
00:24, Today: Jubilee rolled 4 using 2d6+1.  Jubilee: Take a powerful blow.

That means I'm okay, right?
Ricochet
 player, 163 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Thu 22 Jul 2021
at 08:45
Using the ol' noggin...
Yep!

Basic Moves:
On a miss, you stand strong. Mark potential as normal, and say how you weather the blow.


You even get XP out of it! :D
Counterforce
 player, 119 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 16
 The Brain
Thu 22 Jul 2021
at 21:37
Re: Using the ol' noggin...
Octopus:
Unfortunately, two of our players have stepped out: Midnight and Ghost Spider. This means two things. First off, it gives us some sad feels. Secondly, it means Team C only has three spots filled.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what we can do about that?


Hmm... Is Arc still around?

I guess it's not too late to add more characters to make up for losses. Though I'm not sure what I can add there... yet. Perhaps I'll think of something if no one else does.