The Bullpen (OOC)   Posted by The Watcher.Group: 0
The Watcher
 GM, 103 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Thu 13 May 2021
at 07:54
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Whew!  Got most threads answered.  I hope to address newer messages and the IC threads tomorrow.  Then I am at least treading water for a bit.  Thanks for all of y'all's patience. :-)
Leviathan
 player, 21 posts
Thu 13 May 2021
at 09:41
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Real life caught me as well.  Thanks for being patient.
Ricochet
 player, 59 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Thu 13 May 2021
at 09:54
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Of course! n.n The best part about a forum is that it waits.
Leviathan
 player, 22 posts
Thu 13 May 2021
at 16:48
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
@ghostspider. I just love this. "Webs are the best way to get around.." barring pigeons, falcons and insects.

Amazing that Spiderman has never actually hit one.
Ghost-Spider
 player, 13 posts
Thu 13 May 2021
at 18:24
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
There's an elaborate pigeon sidequest in the Spider-Man PS4/PS5 game & a smaller version of it in the Miles Morales game.

This message was last edited by the player at 18:25, Thu 13 May.

The Watcher
 GM, 105 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Fri 14 May 2021
at 01:23
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Slowly catching up to you kids but it is nice to know I can leave you young punks 'home alone' for a bit.

I am hoping to post the next IC reply on Sunday.  Y'all's first posts have given me a great deal to go on and I thank y'all for the clues on where to go next.

I was able to popup on Discord for a bit and the ideal of multiple GMs was discussed.  In this sense, members who actually run scenarios for other players.  I am for it.  Different stories in the same universe is how Marvel started out and continued.  And we will not run out of 'forum', allowing a new GM and new player characters to fill their own threads won't do any harm to no one else.

Of course, a better progression might be for a player to start a new Masks game entirely.  So it is said, that has my complete blessing (not that I had any power to stop it in the first place)!  This game has so many players, this could be a viable option.

Either way, I (shuffles feet, looks down, hat in hand) might actually get to play in this wonderful game and setting. ;-)

Otherwise, you are all certainly welcome and this topic can be discussed later if there is interest.

I will keep on working tonight, adding a few more posts to the Bullpen and catching up on new messages.  I appreciate your patience, as always.
Steel Ninja
 player, 13 posts
 Age 17
 Brain
Fri 14 May 2021
at 01:28
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
The Watcher:
Either way, I (shuffles feet, looks down, hat in hand) might actually get to play in this wonderful game and setting. ;-)


I would suggest going ahead and getting some character concepts ready for just that eventuality.
The Watcher
 GM, 108 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Fri 14 May 2021
at 01:41
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I had dozens since before this game was begun. :-)  You just can't help but come up with ideas during the dull parts of the day.
The Watcher
 GM, 109 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Fri 14 May 2021
at 01:45
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I have started a new poll in the Polls and Debates thread.

I want to know if a structured and defined 'rewards for extra credit' system works for this game.

It is a slight effort to run such a program but the rewards in terms of creativity and enthusiasm could be well worth it.  I would say that the right answer depends on the views of the players in a particular game.

This poll is optional and there is no reward beyond the satisfaction of being counted.  But I would love to know what you think. :-)
Octopus
 player, 7 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Fri 14 May 2021
at 19:38
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Hm. Would Otto recognize Gwen in her disguise, even as rudimentary as it is?
Ghost-Spider
 player, 17 posts
Fri 14 May 2021
at 19:48
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Maybe I need a 'Hello my name is Ghost-Spider' nametag.

Your call either way.
Ricochet
 player, 62 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Fri 14 May 2021
at 21:12
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Steel Ninja: How big is Grey, anyway? Power suit sized? Power Loader size? Are we talking Hulkbuster or Iron Man, here?
Steel Ninja
 player, 14 posts
 Age 17
 Brain
Fri 14 May 2021
at 21:44
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I was thinking 7 feet tall would work.
The Watcher
 GM, 110 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 15 May 2021
at 01:20
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I have begun composing the IC reply to y'all's contributions to IC Thread #1.  I hope to post it Sunday.

I'm otherwise trying to catch up and expand the game...
The Watcher
 GM, 111 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 15 May 2021
at 02:30
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I know I am still slowly getting to questions but there is one I wanted to answer.

This game is set in the Eternal Present, as is most of Marvel Continuity.   That is, Peter Parker is still a young Spider-Man even though the character debuted in the Sixties.

I feel I have to do this as most of Marvel continuity does.  Otherwise, we have to consider the effects of aging and replacement for practically every Marvel character (and they number in the thousands).

Actually, to be fair, Marvel characters do 'age' and progress but they do so very, very slowly.  The rate of time is about one-year passes for characters in Earth-682 for every four or five in the real world.

I will tend to use relative times when referencing events.  So, this character got their powers 'two years ago' instead of 2019.

Let me know what you think.
The Watcher
 GM, 112 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 15 May 2021
at 07:26
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Still trying to catch up but the game has now taken a great leap forward.

Presenting our new Wiki, editable by you!

It is very small now but we will make it grow...

http://wiki.rpol.net/?id=76369/Home
The Watcher
 GM, 114 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 15 May 2021
at 07:30
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
There's a quick question I could use the answer to now in Polls and Debates.

Do you want your team to be the first or second class at this new and barely tested school?
Gateway
 player, 38 posts
 age: 14
Sat 15 May 2021
at 10:38
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Quick question when we start talking to the recruiters at the tables do we just write what happens or will we be interacting with you as gm?

Just wondered how to formulate my next post
Yun74
 player, 1 post
Sat 15 May 2021
at 21:29
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Hi,everyone!

Due to some family drama I'm a very late arrival but our GM graciously let me stay.


quote:
Nickname: Nadine (my real name, or rather one of them)
Gender/Pronoun: female - she/her
Nationality/Location: German / Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Online Time: I usually post in the evenings (GMT+2) but read the board throughout the day
OS/Browser: Win10 / Firefox
Text Background: Default
Anything Else: Got started with the Wolfman/Perez New Teen Titans, moved on to Gruenwald's Captain America and got my heart (and wallet) broken by the second Clone Saga.

Stone Cold
 player, 16 posts
 Paul (Publo) Tuvalok
 The Transformed Age 16
Sat 15 May 2021
at 21:44
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Welcome Yun74.  Better late than never as they say :)
Yun74
 player, 2 posts
Sat 15 May 2021
at 21:50
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
And right you are! :D

BTW, I plan on finishing my IC post with having my character bump into a certain "living lawn ornament". (Her words, not mine ... ;) )
Meta
 GM, 49 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Sat 15 May 2021
at 23:47
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
In reply to Yun74 (msg # 184):

Recap thread updated!  I currently have entries for all current players except for jait and TDM7.

Everyone, please feel free to give me a gentle nudge if I miss any needed info updates anywhere...  :)
Meta
 GM, 50 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Sun 16 May 2021
at 00:29
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Yun74, let me know your superhero name as soon as you know, so that I can update your character name.  :)
Basaq
 player, 12 posts
Sun 16 May 2021
at 01:37
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Meta:
Recap thread updated!  I currently have entries for all current players except for jait and TDM7.


Ah, apparently, I misunderstood what you meant by "here are some questions you can answer in your profile"...  I put the info I'm comfortable providing in my character description.

quote:
Nickname: jait.  But I prefer to go by my character name.
Gender/pronoun:  I am male.  I don't feel that my gender is relevant to anything.  I don't care if you refer to me as he, she, they or it.  Basaq is female.
Nationality/Location: Canadian.
Online Time: GMT-7,  As I'm unemployed at the moment, I have no set schedule.

Meta
 GM, 52 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Sun 16 May 2021
at 01:59
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Updated!  :)