The Bullpen (OOC)   Posted by The Watcher.Group: 0
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!  :)
The Watcher
 GM, 116 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sun 16 May 2021
at 06:30
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Sigh!  Super-busy tonight but IC post should post late tomorrow.   Welcome, Nadine! :-)
Ricochet
 player, 68 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Sun 16 May 2021
at 06:33
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
The Bull:
RELATIONSHIPS
___ is your love. Youíve opened up to them about the worst parts of your past.
___ is your rival. They tried to control you at a crucial moment.


*peers at V*

o.o
Counterforce
 player, 53 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Sun 16 May 2021
at 08:13
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Gateway:
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


Seconded. I had assumed it was the latter.

Also, should we move on to the booths before the big IC post, or is that not critical yet?
The Watcher
 GM, 118 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Mon 17 May 2021
at 06:13
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I've posted the next IC reply.  Unfortunately, because I am pressed for time, it is a wide sledge rather than a delicate scalpel.  You can go ahead and initiate positive interaction with known Marvel characters for now.

I may not be able to post much tomorrow and tonight.  I appreciate y'all's sorely-tested patience.  I know I am behind on replies.  I hope to make this up mid-week. :-)
Counterforce
 player, 55 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Mon 17 May 2021
at 07:55
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Hmm... Perhaps the X-Men have a larger booth due to all the prospective mutant recruits? From what I understand Jubilee is helping out there.

And I suppose there is still a bit of a window for interactions among ourselves for now.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:57, Mon 17 May.

Citizen V
 player, 10 posts
Mon 17 May 2021
at 17:44
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Ricochet:
The Bull:
RELATIONSHIPS
___ is your love. Youíve opened up to them about the worst parts of your past.
___ is your rival. They tried to control you at a crucial moment.


*peers at V*

o.o

For Ricochet it was a crucial moment, but for V ... it was Tuesday.

;)


But seriously, V would gladly serve as your rival.
Jubilee
 player, 22 posts
Mon 17 May 2021
at 19:11
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
In reply to Citizen V (msg # 196):

Amusingly, V seems rather like Jubilee's rival from Generation X Monet St. Croix.
Citizen V
 player, 11 posts
Mon 17 May 2021
at 19:44
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Thanks for the name as I've never heard of her!

V falls very far from Monet's "near pefect human being" status, though. Raised under very isolated circumstances in a number of elite (and elitist) boarding schools all over Europe and perceiving herself to have no real superpowers, V uses what she has at her disposal to make her mark.
Ricochet
 player, 69 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Mon 17 May 2021
at 22:18
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I'd originally been envisioning Jubilee as Ricochet's Rival, but wow, V is just so perfect. XD

Honestly, I'm not really sure how to have Ricochet proceed from here. Since we're all pretty aligned on the school being sponsored by all of these groups, it's hard to really assess what we're really doing here at the event. The heroes are definitely all under the impression that we're choosing which school to end up in, so maybe they've been deliberately misinformed as part of a less-biased assessment over where they'd like to place their futures? Basically just having a hard time deciding how the interaction at the Avengers booth should go.

Thinking about teams: I'd really like for her to end up on a team with Jubilee and Counterforce, while I'd like Otto to end up with Gwen and probably Skorpio, if possible. I have ideas. (I also have further preferences on who I'd like to team up with, but it's early days yet. I might need another character. XD)
Max
 player, 44 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Mon 17 May 2021
at 22:34
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Ricochet:
Honestly, I'm not really sure how to have Ricochet proceed from here. Since we're all pretty aligned on the school being sponsored by all of these groups, it's hard to really assess what we're really doing here at the event. The heroes are definitely all under the impression that we're choosing which school to end up in, so maybe they've been deliberately misinformed as part of a less-biased assessment over where they'd like to place their futures? Basically just having a hard time deciding how the interaction at the Avengers booth should go.


Well, if we go with my idea of the school being sponsored by the Illuminati, it's very likely that most of the recruiters here have no idea about, as their leaders would keep it a secret.

My concept was also that we would all be accepted into one of the schools, but then be "rerouted" to the Illuminati school, possibly staying on the official books of the original school.

Finally, we're not the only ones here ostensibly, so maybe we pick our schools (along with all of the NPC kids) and then through some sort of assessment we got chosen to be sent to the Illuminati school.

So for our characters, this decision feels really important, it's just that we as players know it won't matter in the end. It's also possible the Illuminati school doesn't exist yet, and we'll all spend 6 months to a year in the schools we choose, before being sent to the Illuminati school when it opens. Which means we could be the first, and only, students there if it just opened.

With that being said, if we went the Illuminati school route, our characters would need to pick the schools aligned with the X-Men, Avengers, Fantasic Four, or Shield (assuming we add Nick Fury to the Illuminati) for them to get sent to the school. And I still stay Gateway could just have Doctor Strange choose him for the school specifically (maybe this was just Doctor Strange giving him a chance to socialize with children "his own age" before sending him off to the school).

So someone will need to talk Max out of going to Roxxon :)


Ricochet:
Thinking about teams: I'd really like for her to end up on a team with Jubilee and Counterforce, while I'd like Otto to end up with Gwen and probably Skorpio, if possible. I have ideas. (I also have further preferences on who I'd like to team up with, but it's early days yet. I might need another character. XD)


I'm truly hurt Ricochet doesn't want to be on Max's team :)
Ricochet
 player, 71 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Mon 17 May 2021
at 22:51
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Hey, I was just saying who I already have ideas for being on a team with, didn't exclude anybody. :P
Counterforce
 player, 58 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Tue 18 May 2021
at 03:59
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
I can go either way on the teams so long as we avoid playbook overlaps... that said, having Max and Leviathan in the same team as Counterforce would make the most sense if we can swing it. Ricochet should fit in too, given what we discussed and her interactions with Abi. V would be... funny.

I still have no idea who I'd give my Relationships to, mind. As it is, Counterforce sort of likes Max (against her better judgement), but doesn't trust him. So that's probably an Influence if they are on the same team.

Max:
So someone will need to talk Max out of going to Roxxon :)


Will give it a shot.
The Watcher
 GM, 119 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 18 May 2021
at 07:22
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Terribly busy, will try and start catching up tomorrow... :-)
Max
 player, 48 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Tue 18 May 2021
at 18:28
Re: Welcome to our new Co-GM, OakMaster! :-)
Counterforce:
Shady American guy

I think I might just change my description to that :)