Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania.   Posted by Meta.Group: 0
Meta
 GM, 31 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Tue 4 May 2021
at 05:31
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
The Watcher:
OK, having added some character creation notes (and learning y'all are so bright you didn't really need them in the first place... ;-) ), y'all can go ahead and start a character creation thread for your character(s).

You might copy and past what you have already written into the thread.  Don't worry about formal character creation just yet.  You can just write in plain text and you don't need more than a paragraph at present.

That said, if you do know the Mask rules, you can formally stat them.  I should have formal character sheets up in a day or two.

Character Creation Thread - Nintaku :)

Anything that you want The Watcher to know about your character, please copy it over to your character creation thread, rather than relying upon him to track down info in any other public or private thread.  He has taken on a populous game, so the easier we can make it for him, the sooner we can get up and running.  Many thanks. :)

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Ricochet
 player, 2 posts
Tue 4 May 2021
at 06:38
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Greetings! It me! I have six concepts to choose from, which is enough to fill out a whole team on their own. Still, rather than being a whole group myself, I'd like to start with one (maybe one per team?) and I leave that up to a vote of what people are more interested in seeing. I'm happy to play any or all of them, myself.

Nintaku:
Ricochet - A former child movie star and prodigy martial artist, kidnapped by Mysterious Organization (probably Weapon X, Mr. Sinister, or AIM) along with a bunch of other teens, and turned into a nigh invincible fighting machine. Her powers allow her to absorb and redirect kinetic energy, while also giving her amazing kinesthesia, meaning she's even more durable and agile a fighter now. After a failed attempt at leading the other teens in an escape attempt, she ended up one of the few who made it out and now suffers extreme guilt over not having protected the others well enough. Sees herself as a shield to the rest of any team she joins. Definitely the Bull, no doubt about it.

Indigo - A comic book geek with the powers of telekinesis (more construct creation, really) and telepathy, both accompanied by a dark stream of energy that gives him his name. Because his telepathy includes such powers as mind control and memory manipulation, he has this horrible fear that becoming a supervillain is just one flash of anger away. Obviously, those are Designated Evil Powers, so he has to be super careful about everything he does and try to keep himself from hurting anyone. He could work as the Nova or Doomed (with his nemesis being a version of himself that travels the multiverse draining other Indigos of their powers while looking for a version of him that can stand up to the evil counterpart, thus creating the perfect hero).

Chronon - A more or less normal kid who happens to have inherited time-manipulation-related super speed and has joined a Legacy of speedster heroes. The Legacy has a supervillain from the future whose battle with the first of their line brought the two of them into the past to create the Legacy in the first place, and now that villain intends to change the present and prevent them from coming to be so he can conquer the future with impunity. Time travel, man, it's nuts. Chronon can work either as the Legacy (clearly) or the Janus.

PHOTON - A teen found out about a teacher's secret project: a wearable computer system that can control light. He helped perfect it into the PHOTON suit, and now battles evil by shooting lasers and stuff. The pair created a non-super version of the computer system as a new form of optical data transfer and now sell it as the newest and fastest information technology on the market. A rogue military commander wants the suit for making super soldiers, because obviously, and will stop at nothing to get it, because also obviously. He's definitely the Brain.

Octopus - Otto Octavius got the mechanical arms as part of a science project while on the fast track to university, things went horribly wrong, and he became a young supervillain. Since then, he's been shown how he could serve the public good like he'd originally intended, and now seeks to redeem himself. Definitely the Reformed.

Cyclops - Let's imagine a timeline in which Scott Summers isn't the worst person in the world. He has some control over his powers (turning them on or off, still needs that visor for fine control), actually has some charisma and strategic skill, and is generally a decent guy. Looking at Protege of a much less slimy Professor X, like the movie version instead of the comic one.


I've played a few of these characters before, and they're listed in the order I've played them most often. Octopus and Cyclops I have not yet played, and they're written in the order I'm more interested in them. So far I've got one vote for Chronon from Oakmaster, so Chronon's probably gonna be on his team. :P

I can put together some sheets for each and see where to take them from there.

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Ricochet
 player, 10 posts
Thu 6 May 2021
at 00:56
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Here are a few playbooks I've managed to mostly fill out on my Google Drive.

Ricochet as the Bull - https://docs.google.com/docume...h8bySHESXWcKliY/edit

PHOTON as the Brain - https://docs.google.com/docume...EDLnRo6X1B8PRks/edit

Indigo as the Nova - https://docs.google.com/docume...unEV79obJs7CXzo/edit

Still working on Chronon (Legacy) and Cyclops (Protege). Not sure how I want to handle Octopus at this point. He'd really fit more as the Brain than the Reformed.

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Max
 player, 20 posts
Thu 6 May 2021
at 22:44
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
I'm personally a fan of Ricochet. Also as I look over her character sheet, I think her "love" and "rival" are supposed to be other PCs, since they are also her relationships.

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Ricochet
 player, 13 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 00:31
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Aw dang. I was really hoping I'd erased all that first. Well, uh. You saw nothing! :P

Also, Octo!

Octo as the Brain - https://docs.google.com/docume...3LDONQHqaN_eTWY/edit

Meta, would you mind making me a few character bodies? I'd like Ricochet and Octopus, certainly. It might help if you made their tags "Nintaku" rather than "player", so we know who's playing who.

Not sure I'll get an opportunity to use them both, but I'd like to. Also leaning away from PHOTON, Chronon, and Indigo right now.

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Jubilee
 player, 4 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 00:58
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Changed into a dangerous fighting machine by unethical experiments? I think we're going to be great friends. That's how it worked with Wolvie...

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Meta
 GM, 44 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Fri 7 May 2021
at 01:00
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Nintaku, you now control characters "Ricochet" and "Octopus".  :)

I am leaving the "player" tag unchanged for now for consistency.  I do not know what plans The Big W may have for them later...

In any event, this thread makes it clear which player is controlling them both.  :)

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Ricochet
 player, 14 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 01:48
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Thanks, Meta!

And yeah, I can definitely see Rico and Jubilee having some great chemistry.

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Max
 player, 23 posts
Fri 7 May 2021
at 14:58
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
One thought on Ricochet; with your Danger already at +3, the "punch everyone" move doesn't do anything for you.

Of course your Danger could go down, and then it would be useful, just wanted to make sure you realized that.

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Ricochet
 player, 19 posts
 Sasha Struck
 The Bull
Fri 7 May 2021
at 19:36
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Good point! I brought Danger down and Savior up. Gonna try and balance those two, as I view her as both a weapon and a shield.

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The Watcher
 GM, 81 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 12 May 2021
at 07:55
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
I am loving this.  You guys are already a few weeks ahead in playbook and relationships (both as officially structured by the Masks rules and just friendship in the general sense).  We will all catch up to you soon.

And please make as many characters as you wish (they are so easy)!  Somehow I will try and put them all into the game, if not necessarily in the same group. :-)

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Ricochet
 player, 110 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 9 Jun 2021
at 01:48
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Not sure where else to put this just now, but to whom it may concern:

Ricochet:
RELATIONSHIPS
Leviathan is your love. You’ve opened up to them about the worst parts of your past.
Jubilee is your rival. They tried to control you at a crucial moment.

INFLUENCE
Leviathan has Influence over you.
Jubilee has Influence over you.

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Octopus
 player, 19 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Wed 9 Jun 2021
at 01:50
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
And for my team:

Octopus:
RELATIONSHIPS
You told Stone Cold about your shame and asked them for their confidence.
You wish you could be a better hero, more like Ghost-Spider.

INFLUENCE
You need these people as much as they need you. Give Influence to two of your teammates.

Stone Cold
Ghost-Spider

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Max
 player, 78 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Wed 9 Jun 2021
at 01:51
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
I've made threads for these for each team, once they're approved.

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Ricochet
 player, 111 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Wed 9 Jun 2021
at 01:53
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Awesome! I'll copy these over there once they open up.

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The Watcher
 GM, 204 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 9 Jun 2021
at 07:19
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
I am grateful to y'all and looking forward to this thread's development. :-)

Game
Discord
Wiki
Link back to this gamehttp://wiki.rpol.net/76369

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Ricochet
 player, 112 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Thu 10 Jun 2021
at 07:35
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Hey, would it be alright to make me a third character body, Mania? I'm not sure if I'll actually drop her in, but I made her and stuff.

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Stone Cold
 player, 30 posts
 Paul (Publo) Tuvalok
 The Transformed Age 16
Thu 10 Jun 2021
at 12:57
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Octopus:
And for my team:

Octopus:
RELATIONSHIPS
You told Stone Cold about your shame and asked them for their confidence.
You wish you could be a better hero, more like Ghost-Spider.

INFLUENCE
You need these people as much as they need you. Give Influence to two of your teammates.

Stone Cold
Ghost-Spider



Hey Octopus that's totally cool with me.  Stone Cold would absolutely understand.

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Octopus
 player, 20 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Thu 10 Jun 2021
at 16:48
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Wonderful! My line of thinking is that since Ghost-Spider was literally there for my shame, it's hard to tell her about it, but Paul could do with a friend. Opening up about his creation falling into the hands of supervillain organizations sounds like just the thing to make Stone Cold feel closer to the team.

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Ghost-Spider
 player, 47 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Thu 10 Jun 2021
at 17:11
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Does an experiment going wrong have to be that much of a shame if no one got hurt?

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Octopus
 player, 21 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Thu 10 Jun 2021
at 17:49
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Well, the incident itself wasn't the problem, so much as groups like AIM (because we have three Brains, I imagine AIM is going to be very present) seeing just how catastrophic it was and stealing his designs. They could totally weaponize an unstable sun.

Hm. Maybe he's actually keeping the theft from Gwen out of... y'know, shame.

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Ghost-Spider
 player, 48 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Thu 10 Jun 2021
at 17:53
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
In reply to Octopus (msg # 21):

So you're telling part of it.

Also Roxxon is already present in the game and they're a good candidate for having it.

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Octopus
 player, 22 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Thu 10 Jun 2021
at 19:19
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
Roxxon is a good contender, yeah. But also Steel Ninja and Counterforce have also brought AIM into the game.

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Stone Cold
 player, 31 posts
 Paul (Publo) Tuvalok
 The Transformed Age 16
Fri 11 Jun 2021
at 00:19
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
AIM is an excellent foil for the teams.  What might be interesting too is to have AIM and ROXXON fighting over octopus, trying to recruit him and poor Octavius caught in the middle :-).

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The Watcher
 GM, 207 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Fri 11 Jun 2021
at 07:33
Character Creation Thread - Nintaku: Ricochet/Octopus/Mania
AIM and Roxxon will be in the game and not always obviously! :-)

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