Character Dashboard (List)   Posted by Meta.Group: 0
Meta
 GM, 58 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Thu 27 May 2021
at 19:08
Character Dashboard (List)
Using Midnight's post as a template, I have done a bit of updating and reformatting for any interested folks.

Feel free to give me a nudge if any info needs correcting or updating.

Enjoy.  :)


ArcCallum RossNovaAbsorption/discharge of electricityAge ??Danger:+2
Freak:+2
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1
Citizen VVictoriaUndefinedUnknownAge ??Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
CounterforceSvetlana Anatolyevna KragovaBrainIntellect, energy manipulator deviceAge 15Danger:+0
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:-1
GatewayRendalDoomedPortals, thermal powersAge 14Danger:+1
Freak:+2
Savior:+1
Superior:+1
Mundane:-2
Ghost-SpiderGwen StacyLegacyAthletic perfection, gadgetry, fearsome reputationAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+3
Superior:+0
Mundane:+1
JubileeJubilation LeeBeaconAcrobatics, her 'pafs'Age 14Danger:-1
Freak:-1
Savior:+2
Superior:+1
Mundane:+2
LeviathanAbigail PryceTransformedImpenetrable Armour Transmutable Flesh - aquatic themedAge ??Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
MaxMaxDelinquentTeleportation & Spatial AwarenessAge 16Danger:+0
Freak:+1
Savior:-1
Superior:+2
Mundane:+1
MidnightMichael KhayyamProtege (DarkStar)Shadow constructs, sight, manipulationAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
OctopusOtto OctaviusBrainBig Brain, prosthetic, self-altering limbsAge 15Danger:+0
Freak:+1
Savior:+1
Superior:+2
Mundane:-1
Resonance Xīn Xié ZhènMetaEmpathic Healing, Resonance Perception, TeleportationAge 13Danger:-2
Freak:+0
Savior:+3
Superior:-1
Mundane:+2
RicochetSasha StruckBullTough, strong, FightingAge 16Danger:+1
Freak:+1
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:+0
She-HulkJennifer WaltersNovaExtraordinarily strong and durable, extremely agile, great enduranceAge ??Danger:+2
Freak:+2
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1
SkorpioCassandra AddamsSoldierStrength, Durability, prehensile prosthetic tailAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
Steel NinjaCam TurnerBrainRobot sidekick, Power ArmorAge 17Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
Stone ColdPaul (Publo) TuvalokTransformedImpenetrable Armor, Inhuman MightAge 16Danger:+1
Freak:+3
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:35, Thu 27 May 2021.

Meta
 GM, 60 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Thu 27 May 2021
at 19:20
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Here are some suggested team groupings.  The pending characters are grouped at the bottom for easy reference.


CounterforceSvetlana Anatolyevna KragovaBrainIntellect, energy manipulator deviceAge 15Danger:+0
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:-1
JubileeJubilation LeeBeaconAcrobatics, her 'pafs'Age 14Danger:-1
Freak:-1
Savior:+2
Superior:+1
Mundane:+2
LeviathanAbigail PryceTransformedImpenetrable Armour Transmutable Flesh - aquatic themedAge ??Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
MaxMaxDelinquentTeleportation & Spatial AwarenessAge 16Danger:+0
Freak:+1
Savior:-1
Superior:+2
Mundane:+1
RicochetSasha StruckBullTough, strong, FightingAge 16Danger:+1
Freak:+1
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:+0

GatewayRendalDoomedPortals, thermal powersAge 14Danger:+1
Freak:+2
Savior:+1
Superior:+1
Mundane:-2
Ghost-SpiderGwen StacyLegacyAthletic perfection, gadgetry, fearsome reputationAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+3
Superior:+0
Mundane:+1
OctopusOtto OctaviusBrainBig Brain, prosthetic, self-altering limbsAge 15Danger:+0
Freak:+1
Savior:+1
Superior:+2
Mundane:-1
Resonance Xīn Xié ZhènMetaEmpathic Healing, Resonance Perception, TeleportationAge 13Danger:-2
Freak:+0
Savior:+3
Superior:-1
Mundane:+2
Stone ColdPaul (Publo) TuvalokTransformedImpenetrable Armor, Inhuman MightAge 16Danger:+1
Freak:+3
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1

ArcCallum RossNovaAbsorption/discharge of electricityAge ??Danger:+2
Freak:+2
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1
Citizen VVictoriaUndefinedUnknownAge ??Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
MidnightMichael KhayyamProtege (DarkStar)Shadow constructs, sight, manipulationAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
She-HulkJennifer WaltersNovaExtraordinarily strong and durable, extremely agile, great enduranceAge ??Danger:+2
Freak:+2
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1
SkorpioCassandra AddamsSoldierStrength, Durability, prehensile prosthetic tailAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
Steel NinjaCam TurnerBrainRobot sidekick, Power ArmorAge 17Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:11, Sun 30 May 2021.

The Watcher
 GM, 181 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 2 Jun 2021
at 08:12
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
OK, the first draft of this got lost somehow.  Here are the team assignments.  I like the suggested team arrangements.  But in the end, I think I had best show impartiality by using an algorithm.  Players can swap teams afterwards as they wish,

There are three playbooks that have more than one incarnation among the characters; the Brain with three examples, the Nova and the Transformed with two examples each.  I don't want them duplicated so that means three teams.  I will then 'deal' the characters between teams like playing cards.

Here we go...

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the BrainOctopus the BrainSteel Ninja the BrainBluebird the Beacon
 Arc the NovaShe-Hulk the NovaCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the TransformedGatewayStone Cold the TransformedTBA
 Ghost-Spider the LegacyJubilee the BeaconMax the DelinquentTBA
 Midnight the ProtégéResonance the MetaRicochet the BullTBA
 Skorpio the SoldierUnfilledUnfilledTBA

Notes:  The more common Brains were dealt first in alphabetical order, then the alphabetized Novas and the Transformed in the same way.  I skipped a space, moving Stone Cold into the next team.  It is a long explanation but it ultimately makes for the best mix of different playbooks per team.  There is a fairly even gender mix on each team.  Team A2 (Clubs Symbol) has six members instead of five, but the teams are otherwise equal in size.

After that, the single playbooks were essentially dealt alphabetically.  Citizen V will keep her place even when her playbook is decided.  If her new playbook is a duplicated one, the team listings will still stand.  Long story:  That is pretty much how I would have to handle a suddenly duplicated playbook anyway.

Team D1 (Diamond Symbol, the Wonders) is the new NPC junior team on campus.  The only announced member so far is Bluebird (Sally Arvill).

If you want to change your team assignment, fine, you may swap with any other willing player.  The only requirement is that there are no duplicated playbooks on a team in the end.

Put your transfer requests below.
Max
 player, 66 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Wed 2 Jun 2021
at 12:53
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Hmm, I'm not sure what to say other than that I am very frustrated. Masks is supposed to be a collaborative game, and when many of us expressed a desire to form our own teams based on interactions and backgrounds we had been working, you essentially just said, "nope, we're doing it my way."

I'm not sure I understand the need for "impartiality by using an algorithm" when we had already established the three teams when you look at the post above. And as far as I know, no one had mentioned feeling left out, ignored, etc.

For example, the above doesn't take into account the fact that Max and Counterforce have literally only interacted with each other and wanted to be in a team together, that Ricochet wanted to be in a team with Counterforce and Jubilee, or that Octopus and Ghost-Spider had already been working background ties.
Counterforce
 player, 82 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Wed 2 Jun 2021
at 13:58
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Agreed. I would prefer it if we went with the team arrangements we proposed earlier. I don't mind random generators myself from time to time, but I don't think that was needed here. As far as team compositions and character relationships go, I think it's better to build on what has already emerged organically from our IC and OOC interactions. There is already a creative spark there, why waste it?

Of course, we can all just swap towards our preferences, but personally I'd prefer to simply keep building on what we had already started to work out regarding teams - unless there was some problem with it?

This message was last edited by the player at 13:59, Wed 02 June 2021.

Arc
 player, 24 posts
Wed 2 Jun 2021
at 14:06
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Well if you just swap Octo and Counterforce, then move Max into the Unfilled spot you have the team composition you are proposing along with keeping the no duplicate rule intact.

Could also be interesting to bring that into play. Maybe them switching around or pulling antics in character to make the change happen. Like highschool kids trying to push to get into the class with their friends.
Ghost-Spider
 player, 39 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Wed 2 Jun 2021
at 14:11
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I'm gonna agree with Max here - my team has 1 person that has never posted IC, 1 person who probably isn't in the game anymore, and 1 that hasn't posted IC in two weeks.  That leaves me, Counterforce, and Leviathan as active members on it and I've never interacted with them at all.  (or any of the others)  We got conflicting info from GMs as to what team composition would involve.

I'm not sure why we had an IC thread for the last month if we weren't trying to make connections with other PCs?  The stated purpose of finding a sponsor also didn't matter, and we only had the option of interacting with each other - the GM posts didn't directly address ANY npcs.  I get that there's a lot of us but there's 3 GMs and the story so far could be written for ANY mix of characters.

I don't know what's next but can we get some separate threads for teams?  They can be in addition to whatever else you have planned.  IC thread 2 appears to be for interactions with a single student NPC and I can't imagine setting 15 of us to interact with her in a single thread is going to go well.
The Watcher
 GM, 184 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 2 Jun 2021
at 15:04
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Folks, I hear you, and you all deserve a better and longer reply than I can give you at this minute.  I ask for your patience until tonight when I can explain myself in greater detail.

You are actually much closer to the game you want than it may seem.  You did not waste any time or effort designing a team arrangement.  And, even if I have botched this completely, it is very easy to be solved.

Just give me until tonight, my patient players... :-)
Ricochet
 player, 100 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 04:26
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Also, you've listed an NPC as "Bluebird the Beacon". Keep in mind that in PtbA games, there's only supposed to be one of any given playbook. I don't mean that in the sense of two of us can't be Brains, because obviously we are. But I mean the player characters are the only members of that playbook in existence. There might be other characters who don't seem like they belong out there fighting crime because they aren't strong enough, but only Jubilee is The Beacon. There are almost certainly other kid genius super scientists out there, but only Octopus, Counterforce, and Steel Ninja are The Brains. Things like that.

And, of course, yeah, you're kinda micromanaging things that don't need to be micromanaged in ways that are utterly baffling to the rest of us.

Arc: As cool an idea as that is, that would have been a thing from a year prior, wouldn't it? Or are we deciding that this is a year after the flashback, but only our first year at the super school?
Arc
 player, 25 posts
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 04:42
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More was meaning it as something to play off of in the background. Just a little more substance and fun to work with here. Not meaning an actual play through situation.
The Watcher
 GM, 185 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 08:54
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My patient players, I now have a little time to try and clean up the mess I have made here.  I will spend what time I can tonight fixing what I can.  And then I will continue tomorrow and onwards as long as it takes.  Let me see what I can do.

First, don't worry about posting IC for now.  There are answers to your IC questions and continuity but there will be time to clarify them.  I think it is more important for me to salvage the team assignments.   And I believe I have not presented the teams as best as I might have.

As I see it, no one is really protesting the need for multiple teams or the need to (when possible) avoid duplicated playbooks whenever possible.  I believe the problem is who is currently in what teams and how that was decided.

I can guess how it must feel for me to have asked you to actually plan your ideal teams, to get your advice and post your suggestions.  And then to arbitrarily and seemingly ignore those heartfelt comments in favor of some strange team makeup of my own design.  It could have appeared that I was almost mocking the efforts of the players who have so far demonstrated the most enthusiasm and effort for the game.

Also, my abrupt placement of less (so far) present and active player's character in slots openly desired by the more invested and robust players might seem almost insulting. It is as if I am rewarding the less productive (so far) players and almost punishing the most passionate players.

Both these examples would seem to be death to a game.  And I have spent too much time and effort on this game (as have you) to destroy it.  So please hear me out.

The excellent team roster suggestions made by you players were not a waste of time, nor will they be unused.  In fact, the final makeup of the teams will probably be almost exactly as y'all described them to be.  There's a study that shows that if you say something, you might do it.  But if you write it down, that is, actually define and structure it, you actually have a better chance of achieving your goal.

Your team composition ideas are a guide map, a beacon.  It is a standard that all can read and work towards.  And I think you will get pretty close to the teams you designed but not quite YET.

I read the discussion about the teams and who should be on them.  I liked it!  I thought the ideas make very good sense!  And, if I were a player in this game, I would have enthusiastically pushed for the player-made team breakdowns.  And I would have been just as perplexed as most of you if my GM didn't use what seemed so popular.

So why didn't I offer the team roster I would have fought for as a player?  Well, it is because I am not a player in this game.

I am your GM.

And let me explain what that means to me.  It means that I have power over the game that players don't have.  And that demands a responsibility to be fair and impartial.  No, it is not being the President of the US or the Pope.  But it is still a measure of obligation.

And, for a time, I have to treat everybody equally.  It is a bit like being the judge of a talent show.  It may be obvious that some acts are going to work out and some aren't.  But they still get their two or three minutes on stage.

The discussion about team memberships was robust and productive.  Everyone who commented seemed enthusiastic.  And no one actually critiqued the choices.  I know I liked them.  From all of that, one might assume that those who didn't post either liked the ideas or wasn't particularly perturbed by them.  But it could be that absent players simply didn't have the time to respond or couldn't find that particular discussion in this hot spaghetti mess of a game (this messy forum with its endless threads approach has more strengths than flaws.  That is a discussion for another time but the forum can be hard to navigate).

So that means that the team discussions and suggestions, while obviously popular and well-thought out, didn't reach the confidence level of an actual vote.
Does this mean that we need to have a long and formal vote to decide team members, made even longer by the fact that some players are very slow to respond than others?

In a sense, yes.  But it is not as bad as it seems and the process has already begun.  To speed the process up, I outright declared starting memberships in teams.  That is, starting but NOT final memberships.  And then I offered that players could simply swap with other players for team slots.

In short, if you players are in agreement, y'all can simply swap (and swap again if needed) characters until the teams are exactly what you, as a group, want them to be.  Or, at least, you can reach as much compromise is possible with so many players and preferences.  This could be done in a day.

I'll type that again, just to emphasize.  By talking among yourselves, you can swap members into the teams you want quickly and democratically without involving me at all.  Swaps can continue until no pair of players want to swap any more.  YOU have the agency to decide where your character is headed.

You might ask, what if someone on the team I want to be on doesn't want to swap with me?  The short answer is that won't happen as often as you might think.  And, there is no real difference in the teams except who is on them. So people aren't really swapping teams, they are swapping team members.  If you can't swap to your buddy, there is still a pretty good chance your buddy can swap to you.

Also, if needed, specific team size can be adjusted.  I believe that teams as small as four members or as large as seven members can work.

While you are mulling all of the above, let me give you some more info.  Up to now, I have asked practically nothing of would-be players.  And why not, up to now, I haven't been able to offer anything but optional free-form IC threads.  So how could I really ask for more?

But as soon as team assignments are even roughly decided, I start doing the hard work of critiquing characters and assuring rules compliances for playbooks.  And, after that, the real posting (using the full ruleset of Influence, Team, Moves and the rest of Masks) will begin.  At that point, a certain amount of timely participation will be expected for each player.

What happens to player that can't maintain the required level of posting?  Well, I don't dismiss players for lower levels of participation but I do move their characters 'off-panel'.  Here's what that means, less-active characters will be removed from their current team with some simple plot contrivance.  Those characters will be placed in the not-yet-announced and no-need-to-be-created-yet inactive team.  This will open up a slot in the three main teams.  Once removed to inactive teams, the inactive character will not be able to reclaim their spot on the main teams.  They will have to earn a new place on the active teams.

What is the takeaway from the above?  Inactive player characters are moved from the main teams, making a slot open for the remaining active players.  Over time, the active teams will thus probably shrink from three teams to two, improving the odds that a PC will be with their friends.  I don't intend to advertise this game so we will likely lose players than gain them.

So if you are thinking that your character is losing out to a character played by a less-active player, rest assured this is almost a certainly self-correcting problem given just a little patience and time. :-)

In IC terms, while the teams are being sorted out, I intend that all PCs are together and interacting as they will.  We can worry about Influence and Relationships a little later.  And, again, I will clarify the confusion I caused about the IC threads once we get this team roster kerfuffle sorted.

So, let's get to it.

Who wants to swap?  Here's how that could be expressed.
1.  You may want to swap teams with a very specific character 'I want to swap with Character X'.
2. You may want to swap to another team, 'I want to be on Team A'.
3. You may want not a swap to, but a swap away from, a team, 'I want to be anywhere but Team A'.
4. You may be utterly indifferent to whatever team you are currently on.  If so, please make that known.  This will make swapping and team building so much easier, 'I will swap with anyone from another team'.

The only stricture is that we want to avoid duplicate playbooks but duplicated characters can still swap teams, directly or as part of a complicated multi-character swap.  It all works.

Remember we swap until no pair of players wants to swap anymore.  So, for each iteration, if you don't have the options you want, you might next round of swaps.

So, let's get started.  By this time tomorrow, we could have the team structure discussed earlier and approved by the players.

I will stop here and post more tomorrow night.

List your swap requests below... ;-)
Max
 player, 67 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 12:49
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Okay, this seems like an unnecessary step, but here's what needs to happen to get us back to where we were:

1) Ghost-Spider swaps with Jubilee
2) Max swaps with Midnight
3) Ricochet swaps with Skorpio
4) She-Hulk swaps with Stone Cold

So we'll need all of the above to chime in and say they approve of those moves.

For Max, I approve.
Stone Cold
 player, 27 posts
 Paul (Publo) Tuvalok
 The Transformed Age 16
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 13:02
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For Stone Cold I approve  :-)
Counterforce
 player, 84 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 15:46
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The problem that I see with swapping is, what about inactive players at this stage? Skorpio hasn't posted in a while, for example. If her player doesn't respond any time soon, can Ricochet just move in per Max's proposal, or is she locked out?

Though I suppose since they have different playbooks, we can just add Ricochet without moving Skorpio out just yet.

Also - does Arc want to be in our team? I wouldn't say no, and he did interact with Jubilee, so that may work out well assuming she's still with us. Still, it seems worth asking if we're otherwise trying to move back towards our initial idea.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:51, Thu 03 June 2021.

Ghost-Spider
 player, 41 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 15:52
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If Skorpio is maybe not here she should be the 6th character in a team, otherwise we risk screwing a team over - the proposal to move her to team 3 is not great since they may also be missing Citizen V who hasn't been on in a week and is the only one still without a playbook.

Not sure how this got estimated to be done in a day when it needs 8 approvals and not everyone is here every day.  It took 3 days to get 2/3 of this last time.  The explanation for it took 1600 words so it's obviously not simple.

The way the teams are assigned was the right thing to do if it was done a month ago.  It no longer makes sense now that we have 140 IC posts.
Ricochet
 player, 101 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 16:31
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In reply to The Watcher (msg # 11):

It really sounds like all this was a lot of words for "let's annoy the players and then let them use the assignments we all chose already." All we needed to do was figure out how to place the players who haven't chosen a spot yet. To repost what we already had:

Ghost-Spider:
Update:

Team 1 Team 2Team 3Team ?
CounterforceOctopusSteel NinjaGateway
MaxGhost-Spider Resonance
RicochetStone Cold  
Leviathan   
Jubilee   
    

Unknown: Citizen V, She-hulk, Arc, Midnight, Skorpio

Note: Skorpio hasn't posted since the 11th and hasn't logged in in two weeks.
Citizen V, She-Hulk, and Arc haven't posted in 10 days.

There's a chance we don't have enough people for three teams of 5.


Updated information beyond that suggested we put Gateway and Resonance with Octopus's group, which leaves (of the active players) Steel Ninja, Arc, and She-Hulk. Citizen V, Midnight, and Skorpio have been absent for a week or more.

My first thought was to put the two most recently active of the inactive players in with SN's group, then pick a spot for Skorpio in case she comes back, or just kinda leave her dangling until she does and can pick a spot herself. That would leave SN with a team of three active and two inactive players, though, which would suck.

My second thought was to have SN swap from Brain to Outsider as he was mulling over earlier, then fit him and the other active two into the two existing teams. That does mean one team would end up with seven members, which is a heckin' many.
Max
 player, 69 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 16:44
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Yeah, the moves I recommended earlier would give us:

Team 1 Team 2Team 3
CounterforceOctopusSteel Ninja
MaxGhost-SpiderArc
RicochetStone ColdShe-Hulk
LeviathanGatewayCitizen V
JubileeResonanceMidnight
  Skorpio

As you mentioned, Citizen V, Midnight, and Skorpio have been absent for a bit. So that would leave Team 3 down to 3 people if they don't return. The easiest solution would be to have someone from one of the other teams move over to Team 3 to leave 2 teams of 4 and one of 5.
Arc
 player, 26 posts
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 16:46
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Well Arc and She-Hulk are Novas which people wanted to avoid duplicate playbooks. Also She-Hulk posted yesterday just not in that IC thread.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:50, Thu 03 June 2021.

Max
 player, 70 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 16:49
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Oh shoot, forgot that She-Hulk was a nova. In my mind she was a brute because she hits things really hard :)
Max
 player, 71 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 16:51
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Arc and She-Hulk, have you guys worked in particular background ties or had significant IC interactions with people you would like to be on a team with?
She-Hulk
 player, 7 posts
Thu 3 Jun 2021
at 20:32
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I don't have any preferences when it comes to a team.
However, if someone else says "I really want her to be on our team", then you can move She-Hulk to that group.
Max
 player, 72 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 00:32
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Okay, how about this:

Team 1 Team 2Team 3
CounterforceOctopusSteel Ninja
MaxGhost-SpiderShe-Hulk
RicochetStone ColdGateway
LeviathanArcResonance
JubileeSkorpioMidnight
  Citizen V

Basically moved Gateway and Resonance to team 3, and swapped them for Arc and Skorpio. From what I remember Gateway and Resonance wanted to be together, but didn't have any specific ties to anyone else in Team 2. Also, this gives the advantage that if we have lost Skorpio, Midnight, and/or Citizen V, we're still good with Team 2 and 3 having at least 4 people.
Octopus
 player, 17 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 00:35
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That's really slick, I completely missed that arrangement possibility. What do the folks involved think? Personally, I'm for this setup.
Jubilee
 player, 31 posts
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 00:40
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Looks fine. I'm good with whatever.
Max
 player, 73 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 18:00
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Okay, I'm going to update the team list below with those who have approved of the proposed changes (or had no preference) that would get us here by putting a * next to their name:

Team 1 Team 2Team 3
CounterforceOctopus*Steel Ninja
Max*Ghost-SpiderShe-Hulk*
RicochetStone Cold*Gateway
LeviathanArcResonance
Jubilee*SkorpioMidnight
  Citizen V

For everyone else, please post here and say you agree or disagree with the team setup.
Ricochet
 player, 102 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 18:08
Character Dashboard (List)
Being Octopus myself, I also give my excited agreement in this character body. :P
Ghost-Spider
 player, 42 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 18:19
Character Dashboard (List)
I'm good
Max
 player, 74 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 18:20
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Updated:

Team 1 Team 2Team 3
CounterforceOctopus*Steel Ninja
Max*Ghost-Spider*She-Hulk*
Ricochet*Stone Cold*Gateway
LeviathanArcResonance
Jubilee*SkorpioMidnight
  Citizen V

This message was last edited by the player at 18:20, Fri 04 June 2021.

Resonance
 player, 33 posts
 Xin1 Xie2 Zhen4: The Meta
 Age: 13; Sheng4 Xin1
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 19:59
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
The Watcher:
If you want to change your team assignment, fine, you may swap with any other willing player.  The only requirement is that there are no duplicated playbooks on a team in the end.

Put your transfer requests below.


TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the BrainOctopus the BrainSteel Ninja the BrainBluebird the Beacon
 Arc the NovaShe-Hulk the NovaCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the TransformedGateway the DoomedStone Cold the TransformedTBA
 Ghost-Spider the LegacyJubilee the BeaconMax the DelinquentTBA
 Midnight the ProtégéResonance the MetaRicochet the BullTBA
 Skorpio the SoldierUnfilledUnfilledTBA

I make the following observations...

1. The above is our GM-mandated starting configuration
2. Those in red have not logged into this game this month
3. Player assignments can't be changed without player consent
4. Player consent is lots easier to obtain from players that log in :)

Therefore, I suggest that the quickest way to get us to a more optimal configuration is to figure out swaps that avoid waiting for consent from less active players.

Meanwhile, I have (finally) finished reading (or at least skimming) the IC prequel thread.

Resonance is an Empath, and likes to be useful.  Characters who want to be befriended, or are at least friendly or benevolent, are optimal teammates for her.  Characters who aren't are not optimal teammates for her.  That is both a character preference and a player preference (appropriately enough for a Meta).  Character vs. character unfriendliness is not the type of roleplaying that I find rest or relaxation from.  No offense intended, it is simply not my own personal preference.

Therefore, I add to the above observations...

1. The above is our GM-mandated starting configuration
2. Those in red have not logged into this game this month
3. Player assignments can't be changed without player consent
4. Player consent is lots easier to obtain from players that log in :)
5. Resonance prefers to be on a different team than Citizen V, and will not be willing to swap to the same team.

Therefore, given the five observations above, how can we avoid swaps involving inactive players, minimize total number of swaps, and maximize desired groupings?  :)

At a quick glance, here is one possibility:

Max swaps with Arc
Ricochet swaps with Ghost-Spider
Octopus swaps with Steel Ninja

This requires the approval of only six active players, maintains the same gender compositions, maintains playbook uniqueness within a team, and results in the following:

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the BrainSteel Ninja the BrainOctopus the BrainBluebird the Beacon
 Max the DelinquentShe-Hulk the NovaCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the TransformedGateway the DoomedStone Cold the TransformedTBA
 Ricochet the BullJubilee the BeaconArc the NovaTBA
 Midnight the ProtégéResonance the MetaGhost-Spider the LegacyTBA
 Skorpio the SoldierUnfilledUnfilledTBA

Thoughts?  Your feedback is welcome.  :)
Ricochet
 player, 103 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Fri 4 Jun 2021
at 23:01
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
That leaves Jubilee and Ricochet separated. What about moving Jubilee into Counterforce's team? They'd be five, with B2 and C2 both being four. Not counting the quiet ones, that is.
Ghost-Spider
 player, 43 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Sat 5 Jun 2021
at 00:13
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
I think you're worrying too much about someone that hasn't posted in two weeks and doesn't have a character class.

I think Citizen V will be fun if she's in-game.  Just enough drama to keep things interesting.
Resonance
 player, 34 posts
 Xin1 Xie2 Zhen4: The Meta
 Age: 13; Sheng4 Xin1
Sat 5 Jun 2021
at 00:30
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Some folks might not mind that type of drama, but that is not the droid that I am looking for, so that is not a swap that Resonance will agree to.

Jubilee sounded quite flexible, but I suspect Ricochet would need to persuade the GM, since her suggestion wouldn't be a swap between consenting players... :o

My proposal was designed to propel us to a quick and guaranteed approval.

Hmmm.  Suppose that we really wanted to get those five together, quick and guaranteed.  That implies that they would need to swap into Hearts.  Sigh.  Resonance the Empath was made for a team called Hearts... :(

OK, to create that fivesome, here is one way to go:

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSAB Counterforce the BrainBC Octopus the BrainCA Steel Ninja the BrainBluebird the Beacon
 AC Arc the NovaBA She-Hulk the NovaCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 AB Leviathan the TransformedBA Gateway the DoomedStone Cold the TransformedTBA
 AC Ghost-Spider the LegacyJubilee the BeaconCB Max the DelinquentTBA
 Midnight the ProtégéBA Resonance the MetaCB Ricochet the BullTBA
 Skorpio the SoldierUnfilledUnfilledTBA

Note that this requires eleven(!) active players to agree, rather than just six.  But it still avoids depending upon any additional consent from less active players or from the GM.

At a glance, four swaps could get the job done:

Counterforce -> Octopus -> Steel Ninja (three-way swap: three Brains)
Arc <- She-Hulk <- Max (three-way swap: two Novas)
Ghost-Spider <- Resonance <- Richochet (three-way swap)
Leviathan <-> Gateway (two-way swap)

The result:

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSSteel Ninja the BrainCounterforce the BrainOctopus the BrainBluebird the Beacon
 She-Hulk the NovaMax the DelinquentCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Gateway the DoomedLeviathan the TransformedStone Cold the TransformedTBA
 Resonance the MetaJubilee the BeaconArc the NovaTBA
 Midnight the ProtégéRicochet the BullGhost-Spider the LegacyTBA
 Skorpio the SoldierUnfilledUnfilledTBA

Note that putting those five together changes the overall gender balance, if folks care about such things.

Thoughts?  :)
Resonance
 player, 35 posts
 Xin1 Xie2 Zhen4: The Meta
 Age: 13; Sheng4 Xin1
Sat 5 Jun 2021
at 03:36
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Hmmmm!  Midnight logged in!  :)

Resonance:
Therefore, I add to the above observations...

1. The above is our GM-mandated starting configuration
2. Those in red have not logged into this game this month
3. Player assignments can't be changed without player consent
4. Player consent is lots easier to obtain from players that log in :)
5. Resonance prefers to be on a different team than Citizen V, and will not be willing to swap to the same team.

Therefore, given the five observations above, how can we avoid swaps involving inactive players, minimize total number of swaps, and maximize desired groupings?  :)

At a quick glance, here is one possibility:

Max swaps with Arc
Ricochet swaps with Ghost-Spider
Octopus swaps with Steel Ninja

This requires the approval of only six active players, maintains the same gender compositions, maintains playbook uniqueness within a team, and results in the following:

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the BrainSteel Ninja the BrainOctopus the BrainBluebird the Beacon
 Max the DelinquentShe-Hulk the NovaCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the TransformedGateway the DoomedStone Cold the TransformedTBA
 Ricochet the BullJubilee the BeaconArc the NovaTBA
 Midnight the ProtégéResonance the MetaGhost-Spider the LegacyTBA
 Skorpio the SoldierUnfilledUnfilledTBA

Thoughts?  Your feedback is welcome.  :)

IF Midnight is active to vote and approve, then we can get those five characters together with only eight approvals:

Max swaps with Arc
Ricochet swaps with Ghost-Spider
Octopus swaps with Steel Ninja
Midnight swaps with Jubilee

This results in the following:

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the BrainSteel Ninja the BrainOctopus the BrainBluebird the Beacon
 Max the DelinquentShe-Hulk the NovaCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the TransformedGateway the DoomedStone Cold the TransformedTBA
 Ricochet the BullMidnight the ProtégéArc the NovaTBA
 Jubilee the BeaconResonance the MetaGhost-Spider the LegacyTBA
 Skorpio the SoldierUnfilledUnfilledTBA

This message was last edited by the player at 03:37, Sat 05 June 2021.

The Watcher
 GM, 192 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 5 Jun 2021
at 08:29
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
My so very-patient players.  I believe I may owe you the most sincere of apologies.

You are so right!  Negotiating player position swaps is so much more work than simple GM fiat.  It may have been a great mistake in me choosing this route.  Let me try and make things right, or at least as right as can be made.

I want to give you some assurances.  This game will never be in such a position again.  The selection of player teams was always going to be the most intricate decision this game would EVER make.  Here's why;  I don't intend to advertise this game.  In just a little over a month, it is nearing one-thousand posts.  Believe me, it has enough players to keep it going for a long time.  This means, over time, more players will leave the game then join it (at least for the foreseeable future).  With each player leaving, more slots open up and less teams are needed.  And each instance of player attrition will move the team structure closer to the state the remaining players want.  In short, I cannot make this mistake again even if I wanted to.

To be exact, if the game does continue long enough.  Other would-be players will hear about it and ask to apply.  But I believe the rate of such applications will not match the number of players dropping out for the foreseeable future.

You guys have pegged the main problem.  Swaps require player consent and some players have simply not been present enough to have affirmed consent (or much else in some cases).  This has slowed or stopped swaps to a crawl.

But this will change soon.  On Sunday, I will announce in the Bullpen that any player who has not responded to a swap request by next Sunday (the 13th) has automatically consented to that swap request and any other swap request to follow until no one wants to swap with that player any more.  And then within a day or two, the swaps will be complete and very much favoring the more active and passionate players.  Unresponsive players still are members of the teams, they have just allowed their characters to be placed by someone else.

So in not much more than a week, this team setup should be finished.  Until then, don't worry about it.  The Teams makeup is important, but not critical, to the game.  I  have made a new IC scene for all of the PCs to interact in without regard to Team membership.  It is not a distraction, it is a real but optional part of the game.

So why am I giving the 'slackers' a full week to get the act together?  Or why did I even indulge them at all?  And this is where I erred but I hope I erred on the side of fairness.

Having committed, rightly or wrongly, to these team swaps, I suppose further explanation is moot.  I had reasons that made sense to me at the time and it is done and will never have to be done again.

But, for the record, the best way to explain it is like a much-needed bill going through the legislature.  Every now and then in every countries' history (well, democratic ones anyway), there comes a law that is such a good idea or a urgent correction of a bad and earlier law.  The debate is excellent, well-considered and nigh-unanimous in sentiment.  It is expected that the passed law will match the submitted bill exactly.

So why even bother with a vote?  Because an idea discussed and agreed with is still not quite the same as a idea formally voted upon even if they are otherwise identical.  The vote is that proof that you went the extra mile to make as sure as you could that everyone was allowed a chance to decide (even the ones that didn't seem that vested or interested).

It is the same reason we still have trials for the 'clearly' guilty or life-long soulmates still get married.  It is that extra measure that everyone had as much chance as they could to have a voice.

And I wanted to give everyone a voice, even the less-seemingly promising.  And I now feel that I have given the less-active players as much chance as I can.  Now it is time to start focusing on the contributing players.
Steel Ninja
 player, 24 posts
 Age 17
 Brain
Sat 5 Jun 2021
at 11:57
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
I am just waiting to see how teams finally shake out. It all depends on how each player is willing to invest in the role play. So I have been neutral about swaps.
Ghost-Spider
 player, 45 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Sat 5 Jun 2021
at 16:51
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
So it looks like we're waiting until the 13th before we can move forward.

I'll check in then - I don't see a point in more back and forth about this.

I approve any arrangement that has me with two active characters that I interacted with in the prologue.  Jubilee, Citizen V (if she returns), Stone Cold, Steel Ninja.  Octopus counts double.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:53, Sat 05 June 2021.

Counterforce
 player, 85 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Sat 5 Jun 2021
at 18:36
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
For what it's worth, I agree that we should give others a chance to catch up. No sense in rushing things at this important stage, especially when those currently missing players may have been held up by some temporary problems. Waiting now would at least help us be more sure about who is going to be active.

It does, however, pose a problem in that we can't really do the team, influence and relationship stuff without knowing who is around lest we pass over someone who will resurface in that time... But I'm good to wait to get it right.
Leviathan
 player, 36 posts
Sat 5 Jun 2021
at 18:44
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
I am very flexible regarding team. But I would still like the option to interact with other teams during downtime, in case my significant connections are on other teams.  I need to finish knocking Abbi together, and then I can cobble Mina together if we need temporary pcs somewhere.
Midnight
 player, 30 posts
Sun 6 Jun 2021
at 03:53
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Midnight logged in and paid a little bit of attention!

Sorry bout teh lapse.   A bunch of obligations suddenly manifested at the same time as a particularly annoying bout of frozen shoulder.  But I had a good massage session today and have regained some feelings in my fingers!  so yay me!

Anywaa, I've skimmed to catch up and I'm good to go in whatever configuration you'd like to have Midnight with.

I have a slight preference for interactions with Stone Cold (because of PMs discussing Midnight's female shadow possibly having some sort of thing--friendship, relationship?) with Stone Cold.   But if we're okay with that crossing team-boundaries, then I'm cool with it and don't feel it needs to play into the character mechanics.

I'll try to be a bit more present.
Octopus
 player, 18 posts
 Otto Octavius, age 15
 The Brain
Sun 6 Jun 2021
at 05:44
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
If you move over to my team, that'll have one team of four, one of five, and one of six. (I'm not counting Skorpio because she's only spoken up a couple of times, once to say she was overwhelmed, pretty sure she's just gone gone. Citizen V hasn't been gone as long, and might still be here maybe.)
Stone Cold
 player, 28 posts
 Paul (Publo) Tuvalok
 The Transformed Age 16
Sun 6 Jun 2021
at 14:08
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Midnight:
Midnight logged in and paid a little bit of attention!

Sorry bout teh lapse.   A bunch of obligations suddenly manifested at the same time as a particularly annoying bout of frozen shoulder.  But I had a good massage session today and have regained some feelings in my fingers!  so yay me!

Anywaa, I've skimmed to catch up and I'm good to go in whatever configuration you'd like to have Midnight with.

I have a slight preference for interactions with Stone Cold (because of PMs discussing Midnight's female shadow possibly having some sort of thing--friendship, relationship?) with Stone Cold.   But if we're okay with that crossing team-boundaries, then I'm cool with it and don't feel it needs to play into the character mechanics.

I'll try to be a bit more present.


Hey Midnight, yes I'm still totally down with that and, if we don't have to be on the same team to interact that way then we should be good.  Also, nice to see you again, I was wondering where you were :)

Octopus:
If you move over to my team, that'll have one team of four, one of five, and one of six. (I'm not counting Skorpio because she's only spoken up a couple of times, once to say she was overwhelmed, pretty sure she's just gone gone. Citizen V hasn't been gone as long, and might still be here maybe.)


Hey Octopus, I'm glad we are on the same team, I think we can definitely bond, since Paul was impressed you stood up for him :)  Ghost Spider and Arc are pretty cool too so I like our team (except for Citizen V, but I know the player is just role playing so there might be a redemption arc in there somewhere which would be cool to be a part of :)

This message was last edited by the player at 14:16, Sun 06 June 2021.

She-Hulk
 player, 8 posts
Sun 6 Jun 2021
at 16:18
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
In reply to The Watcher (msg # 34):

I'm repeating my previous statement because the Watcher put this up for a vote.  I don't have any preferences when it comes a team.  I do not oppose any swaps that would involve my character.
Meta
 GM, 65 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Sun 6 Jun 2021
at 22:41
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
OK, since we are waiting a week anyway, and allowing changes to inactive players, here is my current understanding of optimal team divisions, based upon stated GM and player preferences:


CounterforceSvetlana Anatolyevna KragovaBrainIntellect, energy manipulator deviceAge 15Danger:+0
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:-1
JubileeJubilation LeeBeaconAcrobatics, her 'pafs'Age 14Danger:-1
Freak:-1
Savior:+2
Superior:+1
Mundane:+2
LeviathanAbigail PryceTransformedImpenetrable Armour Transmutable Flesh - aquatic themedAge ??Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
MaxMaxDelinquentTeleportation & Spatial AwarenessAge 16Danger:+0
Freak:+1
Savior:-1
Superior:+2
Mundane:+1
RicochetSasha StruckBullTough, strong, FightingAge 16Danger:+1
Freak:+1
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:+0

GatewayRendalDoomedPortals, thermal powersAge 14Danger:+1
Freak:+2
Savior:+1
Superior:+1
Mundane:-2
Resonance Xīn Xié ZhènMetaEmpathic Healing, Resonance Perception, TeleportationAge 13Danger:-2
Freak:+0
Savior:+3
Superior:-1
Mundane:+2
She-HulkJennifer WaltersNovaExtraordinarily strong and durable, extremely agile, great enduranceAge ??Danger:+2
Freak:+2
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1
SkorpioCassandra AddamsSoldierStrength, Durability, prehensile prosthetic tailAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
Steel NinjaCam TurnerBrainRobot sidekick, Power ArmorAge 17Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?

ArcCallum RossNovaAbsorption/discharge of electricityAge ??Danger:+2
Freak:+2
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1
Citizen VVictoriaUndefinedUnknownAge ??Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
MidnightMichael KhayyamProtege (DarkStar)Shadow constructs, sight, manipulationAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
Ghost-SpiderGwen StacyLegacyAthletic perfection, gadgetry, fearsome reputationAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+3
Superior:+0
Mundane:+1
OctopusOtto OctaviusBrainBig Brain, prosthetic, self-altering limbsAge 15Danger:+0
Freak:+1
Savior:+1
Superior:+2
Mundane:-1
Stone ColdPaul (Publo) TuvalokTransformedImpenetrable Armor, Inhuman MightAge 16Danger:+1
Freak:+3
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1


TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the BrainGateway the DoomedArc the NovaBluebird the Beacon
 Jubilee the BeaconResonance the MetaCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the TransformedShe-Hulk the NovaGhost-Spider the LegacyTBA
 Max the DelinquentSkorpio the SoldierMidnight the ProtégéTBA
 Ricochet the BullSteel Ninja the BrainOctopus the BrainTBA
 UnfilledUnfilledStone Cold the TransformedTBA

Is this the droid that everyone is OK with?  Your feedback is welcome.  :)
Midnight
 player, 33 posts
Mon 7 Jun 2021
at 01:29
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Are we okay, then, with characters having feelings and emotional connections with characters outside their team?  Michael is pretty damned straight (though Mila might not be).  And he's on the one team with a reverse gender balance compared to the other two.   I really want Michael to be all spastic awkward-teenager-like frustrated...  but I'm not clear if we're mechanically limited to such interactions with people on our respective teams.

Hm.  Maybe it's the number of letters in their name.  Max.  Cam.  3-letters.  Maybe I should change my name to Mic!   :-)

This message was last edited by the player at 01:31, Mon 07 June 2021.

Ricochet
 player, 107 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Mon 7 Jun 2021
at 02:44
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
We can definitely have relationships with each other, but like I was saying earlier (way, way earlier, holy crap we've gotten a lot done in such a short time...), relationships and Relationships are distinct. Your Relationships should be within the team itself, as they provide the basis for your starting Influence with your teammates, which can also affect starting Team Points when going into battle. But your relationships, lower case r, can be whatever makes sense with whoever it makes sense with.
Max
 player, 75 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Mon 7 Jun 2021
at 22:34
Character Dashboard (List)
Meta:
TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the BrainGateway the DoomedArc the NovaBluebird the Beacon
 Jubilee the BeaconResonance the MetaCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the TransformedShe-Hulk the NovaGhost-Spider the LegacyTBA
 Max the DelinquentSkorpio the SoldierMidnight the ProtegeTBA
 Ricochet the BullSteel Ninja the BrainOctopus the BrainTBA
 UnfilledUnfilledStone Cold the TransformedTBA

Is this the droid that everyone is OK with?  Your feedback is welcome.  :)


Okay, this is almost Identical to what I had posted, with the exception of which team Skorpio, Midnight, and Citizen V are on. So given that, the player approvals we had gotten before are still valid. So here is the table with players who have approved with an asterisk next to their name:

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the BrainGateway the DoomedArc the NovaBluebird the Beacon
 Jubilee the Beacon*Resonance the Meta*Citizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the TransformedShe-Hulk the Nova*Ghost-Spider the Legacy*TBA
 Max the Delinquent*Skorpio the SoldierMidnight the Protege*TBA
 Ricochet the Bull*Steel Ninja the BrainOctopus the Brain*TBA
 UnfilledUnfilledStone Cold the Transformed*TBA

If you don't have an asterisk next to your name, please chime in and a thumbs-up or thumbs-down.
Leviathan
 player, 38 posts
Mon 7 Jun 2021
at 22:56
Character Dashboard (List)
Looks good to me.
Counterforce
 player, 87 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Mon 7 Jun 2021
at 22:58
Character Dashboard (List)
For the record, I don't think Relationships have anything directly to do with Influence or anything mechanical? They're just hooks for interactions within teams. Of course they don't preclude having other, lowercase relationships emerge as well. Influence is a separate system.

I am a bit amused that our team has characters with the shortest and the longest real names.

Anyway, I have no problem with this table.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:58, Mon 07 June 2021.

Arc
 player, 27 posts
Mon 7 Jun 2021
at 22:58
Character Dashboard (List)
This is fine.
Stone Cold
 player, 29 posts
 Paul (Publo) Tuvalok
 The Transformed Age 16
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 03:05
Character Dashboard (List)
I'm good with this as well :-)
Ricochet
 player, 108 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 04:00
Character Dashboard (List)
Counting only active people, that's two teams of five and one of four. Leviathan, did you want to make a secondary character? You could fill out the Hearts that way. Otherwise I might have an idea or two. (I don't remember why I went to the Marvel wiki yesterday, but I ended up there for several hours reading about plots and characters I'd never even heard of, and now there's a symbiote in my head.)
The Watcher
 GM, 199 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 07:35
Character Dashboard (List)
Thank you all for your good work.  I am sorry to have put you all through it.  Like I said, the game can not ever be this complicated again.  I think it will all work this Sunday. :-)
Leviathan
 player, 39 posts
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 18:26
Character Dashboard (List)
Hi Ricochet. I said I could if necessary. But you seemed to have a lot more ideas than me. So if you wanted to bring one to life that's also fine.
Ghost-Spider
 player, 46 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 19:01
Character Dashboard (List)
Ricochet already has two characters + one of them is a brain - so limited in where to put the third one/give them no mobility if things shuffle.
Max
 player, 76 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 19:14
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Updated with player approvals:

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the Brain*Gateway the DoomedArc the Nova*Bluebird the Beacon
 Jubilee the Beacon*Resonance the Meta*Citizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the Transformed*She-Hulk the Nova*Ghost-Spider the Legacy*TBA
 Max the Delinquent*Skorpio the SoldierMidnight the Protege*TBA
 Ricochet the Bull*Steel Ninja the Brain*Octopus the Brain*TBA
 UnfilledUnfilledStone Cold the Transformed*TBA


So, we just need input from: Gateway, Skorpio, and Citizen V.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:18, Tue 08 June 2021.

Steel Ninja
 player, 25 posts
 Age 17
 Brain
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 19:16
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Cool with it.
Max
 player, 77 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 19:18
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Steel Ninja:
Cool with it.


Awesome, updated the post above.
Leviathan
 player, 40 posts
Tue 8 Jun 2021
at 20:26
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
@ghost spider. Cool then :)
Max
 player, 79 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Wed 9 Jun 2021
at 15:07
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Counterforce:
For the record, I don't think Relationships have anything directly to do with Influence or anything mechanical? They're just hooks for interactions within teams. Of course they don't preclude having other, lowercase relationships emerge as well. Influence is a separate system.

I am a bit amused that our team has characters with the shortest and the longest real names.

Anyway, I have no problem with this table.


While this is technically true, in practice I think a lot (most?) people tend to use their Relationships to help determine their Influence. For example, if Max "keep[s] trying to impress Counterforce with [his] antics," then I'm likely going to give Counterforce and Influence over him.

Moreover, Influence is primarily used as a way to affect one's teammates, so having Influence with someone on another team whom you don't interact with at a game mechanic level would be a waste.
The Watcher
 GM, 208 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Fri 11 Jun 2021
at 07:40
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
I would like to discuss this in more detail once everything is finalized on Sunday.  But some brief thoughts.

Influence is a game stat that can be essentially given and taken away within a single post.  So the starting Influence for characters is not necessary an immutable thing.

And Relationships don't necessarily need game rules to happen.  For example, all Beacons have to fill in this relationship slot:

"____________________ is awesome, and you take every chance you get to hang out with them."

And this slot has to be filled out.  But there is nothing from stopping the Beacon from just declaring such a relationship with another character in their team or otherwise.

With Influence and Relationships not being cast in stone as they might appear at first blush, Team membership isn't quite a segregating as you might think.

So you will not be kept from your true peeps no matter what the rules say. :-)
Ghost-Spider
 player, 50 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Mon 14 Jun 2021
at 13:03
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Resonance has not been given a group membership - should be on team B.
The In-Betweener
 GM, 10 posts
Mon 14 Jun 2021
at 13:17
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Yeah, I couldn't add Resonance, I think because she's a DM character and I don't have access to do that. I think Meta will have to do it himself.
Meta
 GM, 66 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 02:55
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Done!  :)
The Watcher
 GM, 211 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 02:59
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
T E A M    R O S T E R    D E C I S I O N

OK, now I finally have some time to post in some detail.  These last few days have been particularly busy just at a time when I could have really used a few extra minutes.  But now I can get to work.

With the deadline for players to express definite preferences now passed, things can progress very quickly on the team assignment front.  I can, as announced, assume consent on behalf of those who haven't expressed a stated choice.  And that makes things almost comically easy and fast.

First, Max, with a great deal of help, has posted a provisional Team Roster I like quite well.  It has taken some effort and discussion.  It is well-thought of.  And I see no dissent.  Very well, this is the provisional Team Roster so far.  If you like your place within it, you are done.  I repeat this below:

quote:
Updated with player approvals:

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the Brain*Gateway the DoomedArc the Nova*Bluebird the Beacon
 Jubilee the Beacon*Resonance the Meta*Citizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the Transformed*She-Hulk the Nova*Ghost-Spider the Legacy*TBA
 Max the Delinquent*Skorpio the SoldierMidnight the Protege*TBA
 Ricochet the Bull*Steel Ninja the Brain*Octopus the Brain*TBA
 UnfilledUnfilledStone Cold the Transformed*TBA


So, we just need input from: Gateway, Skorpio, and Citizen V.


Second, but if you want your character to be on a different team, just let me know where and I will get it done pretty much as fast as I can see your request.

And that's it!  This could all be finalized in a day.   I realize that it may seem to you that I am being flippant or frivolous in this post's simplicity OR that we are simply repeating what has gone before; an arbitrary initial team setup and then very complicated swaps to follow and negotiate again.

It is not so.  This time, there is a better initial team roster than I setup (Kudos!) and I expect there will be more non-objectional, less present player slots than actual transfer requests to I just have to process them without needing the less-present player's permission.   It pretty much will happen as fast as I read the request and then type the correction.

Is there more to it than this?  Yes, but all of that headache is on my end and it will still happen almost instantly.  I believe that everyone will end up where they want to be or at least we will achieve close to the best compromise sixteen disparate souls could possibly have (and the provisional mix above is probably pretty close to the end result to start with).  Once the dust is settled (which could be tomorrow), I will 'show my math' to anyone who wants to know.  But I think most folks will be happy to be placed as well as likely could be.

So, if you don't like where you are now, put down what team you would like your character to be (or what comrades you want to serve with, if that works better) below and I will wave my magic wand...

This message was last edited by the GM at 03:00, Tue 15 June 2021.

Midnight
 player, 40 posts
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 05:19
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
It's been more than two weeks since Gateway, Skorpio or Citizen-V have even logged in.     If they haven't been in contact with you and it wasn't forwarded, I'd say they're gone.  So many people ghost games these days.

I still note that Teams A2 & B2 have 4 girls and 1 guy on the roster, but Team C2 has 1 girl and 4 guys.   Was the gender-imbalance on purpose?
Resonance
 player, 36 posts
 Xin1 Xie2 Zhen4: The Meta
 Age: 13; Sheng4 Xin1
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 05:22
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Gateway logged in yesterday, thankfully... :)

Folks had team preferences that didn't prioritize gender balance, so that is what we ended up with.  :o
Ricochet
 player, 116 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 05:29
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Gateway was actually just in yesterday. Still hasn't posted since May, though, so that's concerning. Again, Leviathan and I each have character ideas that could fill in a spot for that team.
Resonance
 player, 37 posts
 Xin1 Xie2 Zhen4: The Meta
 Age: 13; Sheng4 Xin1
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 05:42
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
My guess is that Gateway is waiting until it is relevant for him to post.

Even so, we would still only have four active PCs.

It definitely wouldn't hurt to add a more experienced player that could help nudge us along.  I for one am a complete newbie to Masks.

With my GM superpowers, I observe that our humble Group B is the only group without any replies in the "Relationships and Influences" or "When Our Team First Came Together..." threads... :o
The Watcher
 GM, 213 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 07:56
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Gender balance would have been ideal but it is not necessary.  I had hoped to do some dorm room scenes.  There are some kinds of scenes that can only happen between roommates.  Every roommate has some annoying habit, I wonder what annoying traits super roommates might have.

Yes, some players have not posted in awhile.  As we start posting IC as teams, those players will have a limited time to respond.  If they don't, they will be moved to the 'inactive' (not made yet, there is not yet a need).  Again, this is not punitive and can be undone once our lost players start posting again.  Remember, I don't kick people out of the game.  They leave it.

If we have lost some players, ah well, some of it was inevitable.  There are a lot more players than I could give needed personal information to.  And no one can be all things to all people.

My botched handling of the initial team assignments may have cost us players.  And that I am sad about. :-(  I am zen with players just deciding this isn't their bag or honest disagreements.  But I hate losing folk due to a mistake or misunderstanding.  But the Mask rules themselves prove out this maxim, 'experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted'.

As I write this, I am not seeing any player request for swaps.  Jubilee has requested a swap in private messages and that will be processed tomorrow with little disruption, I believe.  Are there any other swap request.  Was Max's 'build' that accurate?  Were we that lucky or wise right out of the starting gate?
Ricochet
 player, 118 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 08:07
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
I'm happy with both Ricochet and Octopus's teams. May I have that Mania body so I can have a backup character in case Team B wants a fill-in?
Counterforce
 player, 92 posts
 Svetlana Kragova, 15
 The Brain
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 09:03
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Well, we did discuss our team beforehand. As for dorm room scenes, that would be great, but I'm not sure how the gender balance within teams would affect that. Dorm rooms aren't on a team basis, are they?

I'm slightly concerned that Leviathan hasn't logged in for the last few days. Hopefully all is well.

Also, so Jubilee is moving out of our team? That might change some things...
Max
 player, 83 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 11:56
Character Dashboard (List)
No, Watcher's a bit behind :)

Jubilee was asking to move into our group...it was an old PM after Watcher's first team announcement.
Ghost-Spider
 player, 52 posts
 Gwen Stacy
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 12:16
Character Dashboard (List)
Dorms would make sense by team but I'm the only girl on team 3 right now.
Meta
 GM, 67 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 15:01
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Ricochet:
I'm happy with both Ricochet and Octopus's teams. May I have that Mania body so I can have a backup character in case Team B wants a fill-in?

Done!  :)
Ricochet
 player, 119 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 16:22
Character Dashboard (List)
Thanks, Meta!

My suggestion regarding dorms would be to put characters together who might not have a chance to interact otherwise. Now whether you want each room to house two heroes or all the members of that gender is something to consider. I might not separate them by House (team) because then we're just interacting within the existing teams.

And of course there should also be opportunities to interact outside the dorms as well, so we can all have chances to get scenes with reach other.
Meta
 GM, 68 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 22:03
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Welcome aboard, Mania!  :)

CounterforceSvetlana Anatolyevna KragovaBrainIntellect, energy manipulator deviceAge 15Danger:+0
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:-1
JubileeJubilation LeeBeaconAcrobatics, her 'pafs'Age 14Danger:-1
Freak:-1
Savior:+2
Superior:+1
Mundane:+2
LeviathanAbigail PryceTransformedImpenetrable Armour Transmutable Flesh - aquatic themedAge ??Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
MaxMaxDelinquentTeleportation & Spatial AwarenessAge 16Danger:+0
Freak:+1
Savior:-1
Superior:+2
Mundane:+1
RicochetSasha StruckBullTough, strong, FightingAge 16Danger:+1
Freak:+1
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:+0

GatewayRendalDoomedPortals, thermal powersAge 14Danger:+1
Freak:+2
Savior:+1
Superior:+1
Mundane:-2
ManiaAndi BentonProtegeVenom SymbioteAge 16Danger:-1
Freak:+1
Savior:+1
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
Resonance Xīn Xié ZhènBeaconEmpathic Healing, Resonance Perception, TeleportationAge 13Danger:-1
Freak:-1
Savior:+2
Superior:+0
Mundane:+3
She-HulkJennifer WaltersNovaExtraordinarily strong and durable, extremely agile, great enduranceAge ??Danger:+2
Freak:+2
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1
SkorpioCassandra AddamsSoldierStrength, Durability, prehensile prosthetic tailAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
Steel NinjaCam TurnerBrainRobot sidekick, Power ArmorAge 17Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?

ArcCallum RossNovaAbsorption/discharge of electricityAge ??Danger:+2
Freak:+2
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1
Citizen VVictoriaUndefinedUnknownAge ??Danger:+?
Freak:+?
Savior:+?
Superior:+?
Mundane:+?
MidnightMichael KhayyamProtege (DarkStar)Shadow constructs, sight, manipulationAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+2
Superior:+2
Mundane:+0
Ghost-SpiderGwen StacyLegacyAthletic perfection, gadgetry, fearsome reputationAge ??Danger:-1
Freak:+0
Savior:+3
Superior:+0
Mundane:+1
OctopusOtto OctaviusBrainBig Brain, prosthetic, self-altering limbsAge 15Danger:+0
Freak:+1
Savior:+1
Superior:+2
Mundane:-1
Stone ColdPaul (Publo) TuvalokTransformedImpenetrable Armor, Inhuman MightAge 16Danger:+1
Freak:+3
Savior:+0
Superior:+0
Mundane:-1

TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the Brain*Gateway the DoomedArc the Nova*Bluebird the Beacon
 Jubilee the Beacon*Mania the Protege*Citizen V the UndefinedTBA
 Leviathan the Transformed*Resonance the Beacon*Ghost-Spider the Legacy*TBA
 Max the Delinquent*She-Hulk the Nova*Midnight the Protege*TBA
 Ricochet the Bull*Skorpio the SoldierOctopus the Brain*TBA
 UnfilledSteel Ninja the Brain*Stone Cold the Transformed*TBA

BTW, everyone please feel free to give me any missing information above so that I can get rid of the question mark placeholders... :)

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:12, Sun 20 June 2021.

Mania
 player, 5 posts
 Andi Benton, Age 16
 The Protege
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 22:21
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Thanks!

My name is Andi Benton. (Andrea, technically, but no.) 16 years old, punk rock for life.

My powers revolve around my copy of the Venom symbiote:

Some mild shapeshifting, which can include camouflage, weapons, new clothes, sticky black goo, and webbing.

Wall-crawling, even through my $100 boots.

Immunity to Spider-Man's spider senses, which I'm pretty sure is still a secret power he doesn't like people knowing about, so I probably don't know this bit.

Could just boil it down to "Symbiote", we all pretty much share most basic powers. Oh, also it can drain the vital fluids out of its hosts to strengthen itself, but I wouldn't exactly call that a power so much as a personal nightmare.

Mania:
LABELS
Danger -1
Freak +1
Savior +1
Superior +2
Mundane 0

Meta
 GM, 69 posts
 "We look...at the things
 which are not seen..."
Tue 15 Jun 2021
at 22:26
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Updated!  :)
The Watcher
 GM, 215 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Wed 16 Jun 2021
at 07:52
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
My apologies for being behind on Jubilee's placement.  I assume then she is correctly placed now.  If not, it is a very easy swap to fix.

I don't see any other swaps request.  Am I missing anything (wouldn't be the first time)?

If not, dare I suggest that swaps are done and teams are set at least for now.
If the teams are now set, then let me apologize one more time for my ham-fisted approach to the team setup and whatever I contributed to its delay.  It it not a mistake I will make again in this or any other Masks game that I run.  Lesson Learned!  :-)

And you guys did step up to the plate, making teams that I could not have thought of on my own.  So that is one glass of lemonade squeezed from these old lemons.

And remember that Team membership was always going to be fluid.  Some players are probably going to leave us eventually resulting in (I would guess) two bigger teams.  This will be more handled In-Character now that we have this capability and a team swap will be a role-playing moment more than simple mechanical setup.

Yes, the gender balance is not what I hoped it might be at this point.  It may have been impossible to actually balance genders and these newly-minted friendships.  I had hoped to have some roommate scenes.  Some kinds of scenes only happen between roommates.  It is one of several kinds of unique relationships all its own.  I was also hoping to see how super-powered roommates could really annoy each other.

But it could be that players don't want the the boarding school experience for all of their characters anyway.  So we will tend to focus on the common school hours of the students for most scenes.   Or I may just give all of the students separate rooms.  Let me know what you think on this if you wish.

For what it is worth, no one can really stop super-powered teens from 'fraternizing' in any way that they wish for long (the same is almost as true for regular teens) so the Stanley School has a pretty progressive view of such things.

Anyway, with the Teams now setup (or so very close to it), we can talk about the next steps.  Within each team, the standard playbook entries of Influence, Relationships, and When Our Team First Came Together needs to be sorted out.  As each team is now a small subset of the players, I believe I can trust y'all to at least find preliminary answers to those questions yourselves.

And, if I may, I might ask my fellow GM's to 'adopt' a team to help with these decisions.  I imagine that bones of contention will be few and relatively easily resolved.

There is one more decision for each team to make; what does the world call your superteam?  I mean, you can go with Team A or Team B, etc.  But you are all out of the phone booth and proud, let the world say your name as you chose it.   To help spur this discussion, I am thinking Team A is 'The Archies', Team B is 'The Jugheads' and Team C is 'The Big Ethels'. ;-)

What's that?  You all don't care for those names.  Well, then you let me know what your team names really are.  :-)  There's no great hurry on this.  Let the X-Men show other superheroes how it could be done (they usually do).

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki...ng_Squads_(Earth-616)

One optional team feature is choosing a leader.  If a team can agree on a leader, they get a slight advantage in game rules (an extra point in their Team Pool which can be used for all sorts of things).  If they can't agree on a leader, well, that is very Marvel and very VERY teenager.  There is no hurry on this either.  And (like is some jobs) there can be a difference between the declared leader and who people really follow.

As all of this is being nailed down.   The two open IC threads #2 and #3 can be played now or in a few days as you wish.  They have been created with the idea that they will begin freeform and without defined teams but likely end using the rules and with fully-defined teams.  IC thread #2 (with the TWO She-Hulks) is over in a few posts.  It introduces one of the odder members of Team D.  It is completely optional.

IC Thread #3, the one with the strange gift bag and then the world turning to dust is the main thread for the game at this point.  But it is also optional and you might give it a day or two before your participate just in case there are still loose ends that need to be sorted.  But I am hoping by the end of this week, we have fully defined teams, are beginning to use the rules and starting to just play this darned game.

In the meantime, for what I have left of tonight.  I will just try and catch up on things.  I hope to have extra time to post and contribute tomorrow.
Ricochet
 player, 169 posts
 Sasha Struck, age 16
 The Bull
Thu 5 Aug 2021
at 04:20
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
Taking a new peek at the currently active players. Anyone who hasn't been on in at least two weeks will be in red. Anyone who quit will be struck out. Both will be moved to the bottom.

Meta:
TEAMA2B2C2D1 (NPC TEAM)
SUPER NAMETBATBATBAthe Wonders
HOUSEGoodwinKirbyDitkoThomas
SYMBOLClubsHeartsSpadesDiamonds
MEMBERSCounterforce the Brain*Steel Ninja the Brain*Octopus the Brain*Bluebird the Beacon
 Jubilee the Beacon*Mania the Protege*Stone Cold the Transformed*Copycat
 Ricochet the Bull*Resonance the Beacon*Exemplar the DelinquentTBA
 Max the Delinquent* She-Hulk the Nova*Midnight the Protege*TBA
 Leviathan the Transformed*Skorpio the SoldierArc the Nova*TBA
  Gateway the DoomedCitizen V the UndefinedTBA
   Ghost-Spider the Legacy* 


Hopefully we haven't lost Max, Levi, Gateway, and Arc. Assuming we have, though, that leaves us with two teams of 3 and one team of 4, with three Brains and two Beacons.
Max
 player, 95 posts
 Age: 16
 The Delinquent
Thu 5 Aug 2021
at 13:27
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
I'm still here, had just decided to stay out of the optional threads because I figured they would get a little big.
The Watcher
 GM, 304 posts
 Knows All, Sees All
Sat 7 Aug 2021
at 05:41
Re: Character Dashboard (List)
No worries.  It is pretty much just one thread now. ;-)