The Bullpen (OOC)   Posted by The Watcher.Group: 0
lilbug
 player, 5 posts
Sun 9 May 2021
at 13:02
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I'm still refining my character, and getting some amazing ideas from Counterforce and Ricochet :)  Hopefully I'll have him hammered out shortly :) Great to see the game officially beginning.

Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing Mothers out there :)
Arc
 player, 12 posts
Sun 9 May 2021
at 14:20
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
So has there been any movement regarding teams? Just wanting to see how we're doing the influence section of our playbooks.
Leviathan
 player, 14 posts
Sun 9 May 2021
at 18:23
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Quick Question: Although we may not be in the same team as each other, do you want me to run up a new character because Stone and I are quite similar Ability wise?
Arc
 player, 13 posts
Sun 9 May 2021
at 19:28
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I, personally, wouldn't think that's an issue. If you want to maybe switch playbooks I could see that. Bull might be interesting, but really it's about how your character feels about themselves, not so much of their power set. Of course if you just don't think you'd have fun, then of course roll something else.
Jubilee
 player, 11 posts
Sun 9 May 2021
at 21:42
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
This being a masquerade, are we supposed to dress up?
Ricochet
 player, 35 posts
 Sasha Struck
 The Bull
Sun 9 May 2021
at 21:47
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Don't forget, you can hop into the IC thread without your character being totally complete. Part of the idea seems to be to help us get a feel for who we want to be and find the character's voice through play.

As for teams, I don't think that's relevant just yet, and probably won't be until we hammer out who everyone is and what would work best.

Leviathan, don't worry too much about being too similar. It almost certainly won't be a problem, and could even be a cool RP element.

Jubilee: We've been given permission to dress up or not do that, depending on whether we want to conceal our identities or such. So go nuts. :D
Counterforce
 player, 27 posts
 Svetlana Kragova
 The Brain
Sun 9 May 2021
at 22:56
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I don't think Stone Cold's and Leviathan's abilities are that similar (they share armour, but that's it for now), and even if they were, the flavour is very different. I wouldn't worry about it.
Leviathan
 player, 15 posts
Sun 9 May 2021
at 23:15
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Thanks everyone. Not a problem then, just me overthinking.
Counterforce
 player, 29 posts
 Svetlana Kragova
 The Brain
Mon 10 May 2021
at 10:37
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I decided to just make some assumptions about the area and the tech, but do correct me if they're wrong.

Also, it really feels like someone could take Jubilee's prompt(?). I thought of doing so myself, but it just didn't make much sense in-character, as Svetlana wouldn't think X-Men would want a non-mutant and wouldn't want to waste time on asking.

If anyone wants to be bumped into and chat, I would be up for it. Otherwise, I would just post again to push on to one of the stands later this week, I think.
Ricochet
 player, 36 posts
 Sasha Struck
 The Bull
Mon 10 May 2021
at 14:43
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I've got ideas on taking both Leviathan and Jubilee's prompts, but wanted to wait until we got the green light to interact first.
Counterforce
 player, 30 posts
 Svetlana Kragova
 The Brain
Mon 10 May 2021
at 14:58
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I thought we had one? "You can interact with other PCs if you wish."
Ricochet
 player, 37 posts
 Sasha Struck
 The Bull
Mon 10 May 2021
at 15:02
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Oh hecc, you're right! Well I know what I'll be doing soon.
Max
 player, 24 posts
 Age: 17
Mon 10 May 2021
at 16:53
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I'd like to make a small request that everyone put their characters' ages in either their description or biography (or both like I did). It's helpful because age difference is a much bigger deal at this age range; a 13 year old is going to elicit very different reactions than a 17 year old, especially from another 17 year old.
Resonance
 player, 8 posts
 Xin1 Xie2 Zhen4: The Meta
 Age: 13; Sheng4 Xin1
Mon 10 May 2021
at 17:58
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Good idea.  :)
Max
 player, 26 posts
 Age: 17
Mon 10 May 2021
at 21:15
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Counterforce:
If anyone wants to be bumped into and chat, I would be up for it. Otherwise, I would just post again to push on to one of the stands later this week, I think.


There ya go!
The Watcher
 GM, 57 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 11 May 2021
at 01:25
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Hey, Team;

Sorry I wasn't available yesterday.  I will try to make up for this today.  I am not on my usual laptop and now having trouble logging into Discord.  I should be able to fix that in a day or two.

Let me try to catch up...
Ghost-Spider
 player, 7 posts
Tue 11 May 2021
at 20:41
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
The discord invite is no longer valid.
Ricochet
 player, 43 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Tue 11 May 2021
at 21:55
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Try this one: https://discord.gg/vWbZVQFT
The Watcher
 GM, 65 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 11 May 2021
at 23:56
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I will be on Discord intermittently tonight.  But this shady attendance makes me realize that we could probably use a co-'Alpha' (whatever they are called) of the Discord Chat room.  Would anyone like to volunteer?
Ricochet
 player, 46 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 12 May 2021
at 00:00
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
What would that consist of?
The Watcher
 GM, 66 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:07
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Pretty much just keeping the Discord server running and doing tasks that only the bosses can do.  It is not that big a deal as anyone can make their own Discord server for the game.
The Watcher
 GM, 67 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:08
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
UPDATES:

Cursed cruel fate for not allowing me to use Discord tonight when I could have really used it.  I will try and get this fixed in the next couple of days.

Added Extra Credit thread and will soon develop it.  Some games have a carrot-and-stick approach to player motivation.  This game is all carrots! :-)  Player or character inaction is never punished but only interaction is rewarded.  There will be rewards for completing tiny OPTIONAL tasks beyond the mere contribution of posting for your characters.  Some of these rewards will be tangible Masks system assets (Potential, Influence, Team, etc), others will be intangible (character relationships, game secrets, the enduring awe and admiration from your fellow players and GM).  Some Extra Credit assignments will have a time limit and others will not.

Added Polls and Debates thread and will soon develop it.  There are timely questions that could use player input and I think structuring them as a poll will help spur that along.  Sometimes I will offer Extra Credit to answer a poll in a timely manner.

Defined three Extra Credit assignments: First, simply post IC in the latest IC thread.  Second, vote on who sponsors your school. Third, post on where your school is.
The Watcher
 GM, 71 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:16
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I am adding two more Extra Credit Assignments for now.  If all of the current Extra Credit Assignments are done, the character will get a new Advancement for their character.

The first is to post in the Beloved Ghost character thread with your thoughts and or votes.  In the future, I may not make such a special thread for just one question.  But I am learning.

To recap, the Beloved Ghost is a team member who we only know in flashback.  BG has left the team for perfectly mundane or horribly tragic reasons.  Who is BG and why did they leave?  You tell me.


And the final Extra Credit Assignment for now:  You had an adult Team Mentor, an established Marvel character or someone new.  They have also left the team, like Beloved Ghost.  How were they and why did they leave?  You tell me.

The deadline for Potential points is Midnight, May 21, 2021. :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 73 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:23
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
No big worries for now.  But the next Extra Credit Assignment (starting next week) will not be for Potential, it will be for Influence.

You will get to choose (within limits) another NPC who cares about you.  This can be an existing Marvel character (Earth-682's version anyway) or someone new.  The character can be an adult who is a mentor.

Or it can be a teen peer.  If you can't think of any other reason for the connection, you can crush on them (and them on you). Crushes can be reciprocal or they might not.

Alternately, this character can be a rival or even nemesis.  Such characters can be as useful for your character progression as boon companions.

Anyway, don't worry about it now.  Just by mentioning it to you, your subconscious mind will put this on a back burner.
Ricochet
 player, 48 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:24
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Doesn't gifting us with an extra Advance pose the same problems as gifting us with extra Potential, but five times more? We might do better with more in-character rewards instead of mechanical blessings.