The Bullpen (OOC)   Posted by The Watcher.Group: 0
The Watcher
 GM, 74 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:24
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
OK, now I can get to all of the messages and threads I am behind on.  I really appreciate your patience.  I hope to reward it tonight and onward... :-)
The Watcher
 GM, 75 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:29
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Ricochet,

My bad.  I explained myself badly.  Currently, I am only offering five Potential points if all current Extra Credit Assignments are completed.   These five Potential points alone can equal one Advance at best.

Which I don't mind, one of the Advances is to get a move from another Playbook.  This alone gives your characters slightly more character options than any other small advantage.

Anyone reading, please correct me if I am wrong in my interpretation of the rules or if I have misjudged and am (in your opinion) too generous.   I really want to know.  I am still learning this, not just the rules, but the 'feel' of Masks.  So I appreciate whatever help I can get.
Ricochet
 player, 49 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 12 May 2021
at 02:36
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Well, that still moves us closer to being out of play sooner. And the option to pass someone else Potential just means scooting them out faster instead.
The Watcher
 GM, 76 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 07:44
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Ricochet,

I see your point.  How do others feel about this.  I would really like to know.  Offering Extra Credit is a new experimental thing for me and if it not a good idea, I want to know.

What else could be offered as a reward for extra effort if rewards otherwise work.

And I will say that Extra Credit Potential does not have to be used by the player that earned them.

Let me know what y'all think...
The Watcher
 GM, 84 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 08:06
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Whew!  I believe I have answered all of the mail (or at least made needed replies).  If I have missed someone, let me know.

You can probably see that I am catching up on all of the threads.  If I haven't quite got to the one that matters to you tonight, I will probably get to it tomorrow.

Thanks for your patience, as always. :-)
Jubilee
 player, 15 posts
Wed 12 May 2021
at 08:10
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Well, it'd help me out, because I have a skill outside Beacon I was targeting. The fact that you're supposed to eventually move on from the character when you advance too much is probably my least favorite part of Masks.
Counterforce
 player, 36 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Wed 12 May 2021
at 08:24
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I wonder if I can't reserve some Potential for a later character. Or maybe trade it in for some other thing of interest. Not sure what it could be, though. Straight up Fate Points for rerolls may be too strong and could mess up the system. More control over the story or setting? But we already have that...
Stone Cold
 player, 10 posts
 Paul (Publo) Tuvalok 16ys
 The Transformed
Wed 12 May 2021
at 08:24
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Yeah me too, even though it makes sense.  I am hoping eventually that Stone Cold will mature a little though, and maybe then he'll gain mastery of his form so that he can change at will, rather than always being as he is.  From what I understand I'd need Potential to do that, but I'm not in a rush anyway, its more of a long term goal.

I do like the idea of being rewarded though, in some form.  I just don't know enough about the system to decide on the best way to go about it.
Ricochet
 player, 50 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 12 May 2021
at 09:36
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Maybe things like Influence over an NPC, or 1 hold that can be spent for a +1 to a roll (kinda like Team but personal). That's the sort of thing I was thinking.
Ricochet
 player, 52 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 12 May 2021
at 22:13
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Heck, there's a lot going on! I'm starting to fall behind. Hopefully I can catch up tonight.
Ricochet
 player, 53 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Thu 13 May 2021
at 05:15
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Jait, you made it! :D Welcome to the party. Pull up a chair, we've got plenty of weirdness to go around.
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...