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Old Dec 27th, 2015, 04:25 AM
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OPM - The Hero Association

Game NameOPM - The Hero Association
Game SystemFATE
ThemeOne Punch Man
FlavourAction, Satire, character driven game, deconstruction of the superhero genre
Plot Summary


The WorldIn this world, Earth is composed of one super continent and divided into twenty-six cities (City A to City Z). The culture and setting is largely Modern-day Japan, but with dashes of other cultures here and there. Monsters, also known as Mysterious Beings, invade the cities on a semi-regular basis (15 years ago) to generally speaking inflict harm on humanity. To this end, the Hero Association was founded to protect against such threats. The Hero Association does not mandate registration for anyone who wants to be a hero, but they won't really receive publicity or a paycheck otherwise.

 



 


Hi, I'm grenadierman. I've been on this site for a couple years now and I'm looking to run a FATE Core game using OPM's setting. One Punch Man is a superhero manga and anime that deconstructs and parodies many of its genre tropes. To try and explain the series succinctly: The main character became a hero for fun and in doing so, became extremely powerful and went bald in the process. If you haven't checked out the series yet then I wholeheartedly recommend it.

This game is set after a God-level disaster, wiping out most of the original roster from the canon series. Players will start in C class and work their way up as a team to protect their assigned city.

ApplicationFor applicants, I only need the following:

Name: Your character's name and alias. If you don't put down an alias one will be given for you.
High Concept: Your high concept is a phrase that sums up what your character is about who he is and what he does. It’s an aspect, one of the first and most important ones for your character.
Trouble: Every character has some sort of trouble aspect that’s a part of his life and story. If your high concept is what or who your character is, your trouble is the answer to a simple question: what complicates your character’s existence?
Description: What does your character look like? What's his personality? His background?
Power: What is your character's power? How did your character obtain this power?
Aspects: Give three aspects of your character. You only need a short little summary for each aspect, which can tie into your character's background and/or writing sample below.
Writing Sample: Either write about an event in your character's life or link me to a post you made.


Sample Application
Name: Tatsumaki "Tornado of Terror"
High Concept: Prodigy ESPer
Trouble: Prideful Brat
Description: Tatsumaki is a petite woman, commonly mistaken for being much younger than she really is. She has a youthful face with emerald green eyes and hair that curls up on the ends. She wears a formfitting black dress with long sleeves and four high-cut leg slits that show off her legs and low-heeled black shoes.
Power: Telekinesis, given at a young age and enhanced by being experimented on
Aspects:
She doesn't need anyone else - Tatsumaki and her sister Fubuki had to grow up without parents.
Has to prove herself - She gets extremely bored and irritated when she's not using her powers to defeat monsters.
Fubuki is the most important person in the world
Writing Sample: Either write about an event in your character's life or link me to a post you made.



It's important to note most, if not all of the heroes in the original series do not have powers in the comic book hero sense. Their powers usually come from natural, more mundane means such as training, technology, or willpower. Tatsumaki is an ESPer, but she is more an exception than anything. Speed of Sound Sonic uses ninja training to go super fast. Metal Bat has nothing but tenacity and a metal baseball bat. The most important part of the application though, far more important than what power your character has, is your character's personality and attitude. How does your character view things? Does he like or dislike certain traits in people?

Creativity is highly encouraged!

Post Rate: Once a week or more. The faster the better.
Deadline: January 22nd, 2016. I know a lot of people are on holidays and those in school will need to adjust to their schedules. If there's not a lot of interest though, I might shorten the deadline and run with what I have.
# of players: 1-5 players (Including one already accepted)

Update #1:On your aspects and such , don't focus too much on your powers. I'm looking more for who they are as a person and how they are connected with the world. They had a life before registering as a hero, what was it? Do they have any friends, enemies, etc?


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Old Dec 27th, 2015, 04:26 AM
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Wouldn't M&M be more suited for this?
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Wouldn't M&M be more suited for this?
I'm sure you can run it in M&M no problem, but FATE is more of a matter of preference. It has a stronger focus on the narrative and story rather than the rules and mechanics which I think would only bog down the game. Compels are excellent for this as One Punch Man has a lot more personal drama than most comic books or shounen Mangas.

Besides, I actually don't really like d20.
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Old Dec 28th, 2015, 01:11 AM
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before I go ahead and do a write up, is a character crossing over from another "reality" (AKA from a different IP) acceptable? I was kicking around the idea of trying to roll up my character from Destiny after getting kicked across multiversal space-time by some unkownable entites' Super Space Magic, and winding up "here". wanted to get your ok before writting it up, if not I'll see what i can come up with for a different character.
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Old Dec 28th, 2015, 06:33 PM
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before I go ahead and do a write up, is a character crossing over from another "reality" (AKA from a different IP) acceptable? I was kicking around the idea of trying to roll up my character from Destiny after getting kicked across multiversal space-time by some unkownable entites' Super Space Magic, and winding up "here". wanted to get your ok before writting it up, if not I'll see what i can come up with for a different character.
I'm afraid not my good man. I'd prefer if characters were specifically tailored to the game to ensure consistency. That said though, there's nothing to say you can't take some of the personality/archetype your Destiny character is and made a new character with it in mind.
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okies, that's why I asked lol. I'm do a little brains storming, and post something up in here a little bit.
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I WANNA BE A SAIKYOU HEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I am absolutely putting in an app for this.
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Old Dec 29th, 2015, 03:35 AM
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Name: Gylther, The Walking Storm

High Concept: Bare handed monster hunter with the soul of a thunderstorm

Trouble: "hey diddle diddle, straight up the middle" is bout as subtle as tactics and planning get with him. not dumb, just brutally direct in combat

Description: massively muscled with tanned skin, a huge mane of black hair, and stormy grey eyes, Gylther often gets thought of as the personification of a thunderhead even before folks see his powers in action. he's cocky and gregarious, with a booming thunderous voice. quick with a smile and a quip both in and out of combat. grew up working in his parents bar, first as a dishwasher, and then as he grew into himself as a bouncer, he left working there for Heroing after his powers awoke when he was struck by lighting while watching a storm on the bar's roof. found that he has a knack for this kind of stuff, and truly enjoys being a hero.

Power: Super strength, massively Durable, and able to generate Lightning across his arms, and legs. Struck by a weird multi-colored lighting bolt while watching a storm from the roof of his parent's bar, when he woke up his powers had awoken, and with a few days of experimenting he started to figure out how to... at the very least not electrify/crush what ever he was trying to touch or use.

Aspects:
"God dammit, I LOVE MY JOB!" -Gylther loved being a bouncer, and he Loves being a Hero, every. damned. minute. of it.
"dunno why I got these powers, but better make use of them." -he's never really questioned why he got powers... and doesn't fully understand how they work.
"He's not -that- big" -thoroughly confident in his ability to directly overcome any opponent.

Writing Sample: "Mom, dad... I'm going to the register with the Hero Association." Gylther's parents regarded each other silently for a moment, he waited for their response, only a small peal of electricity arcing from one hand to the bronze bell mounted on the door betrayed his nervousness. "Are you sure, son?" his father regarded him gravely "even after how many Heroes were lost during the Last God-level threat?" Gylther nodded furiously, his great black mane of hair shaking as he did. "Of Course! The world needs heroes, and with... what ever happened during that storm, I'm obviously meant to be one of them!" The sentence finished as almost a thunderclap in volume, his features almost frantic with excitement. "Can you wait one day for use to process our reponse? Sense it appears you've decided to go what ever we say..." Gylther's mother said quietly, nodding towards the duffel bag sitting next to the doorway. Gylther quietly rumbled, "Of course, the train to the city doesn't leave until tomorrow anyway. is there anything I can help with tonight here?"

here we go, what do you think?
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ONE PUUUUUUUUNCH!

There is no way I cannot apply to this game.
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This sounds great. I really enjoy the series.

Draft ConceptName: Arthur Drake (Has no code name yet)
High Concept: The Hero who Eats to Grow Stronger
Trouble: I'm no Glutton, I just need to eat.
Power: Consumption Absorption - ESP ability is rare, however, Absorption is one of the rarest abilities there is. This ability allows its him to get abilities of other beings and things by eating them. No matter how hard or poisonous something was, he would be able to eat it.
His teeth could tear through the likes of iron and gold easily, while toxins would be restructured, rendered harmless and edible inside his body. The characteristics of whatever he has eaten, whether it be an item or another living being, would be absorbed and assimilated, so that the he could use them as well.
Strength of the ability that was gained through absorption depends on the quality of the substance and Freshness (For living things the limit is about 12hrs). With Inanimate objects abilities gained depends on quality, how they were used and my attachment to them.
Description:
Sex: Male
Age: 21
Build: Athletic - Benefit of his ability is that the limit what a person can eat do not apply and that over eating does not cause him to gain weight but he build is maintained by training.
Height 6' 4"
Hair: Long, Silver
Drake wears basic body armour and and carries a Polearm, when not on duty he wears smart casual clothing.
Aspects:
1) Disciple and Heir of Dragon Staff School - A school of martial arts incorporating Polearms
2) Founding Member of the Saitama Fan Club - One of the reasons he wants to be a hero is because of the example that Saitama has set. Will not call him by his official name "Caped Baldy" as it seems insulting
3)
Writing Sample:
Arthur had recently left for the city to attend the Hero Association Entrance Test and his parents had retired to the garden with tea to ponder what his future might hold. Arthur's mother is first to break the silence with the only thing on her mind, "Do you think he will be alright?" Arthur's father reaches over to take her hand in reassurance, "He will be fine, he has trained since he was young in our Family's Martial Arts and if that was no enough he has that weird ability". Arthur's mother smiles at the memory of finding her son sitting in the dojo as a young child eating one of the ancient polearms. She had quickly taken it from him scared he might hurt himself and been amazed to find his tooth marks in the metal where he had started to eat the blade. They had decided to keep this secret but recently Arthur had become aware of the ability himself. However they had been prepared for that. They had wanted him to think of the ability as a gift so had long ago concocted a story to explain its origin. Neither of them had suspected as the time the true depth of his ability, to be able to gain abilities from what he had eaten but it made the story even more fitting. After her moment of reflection she ask, "Do you think he suspects that the story of him being a reborn god and is destined for great things is fictional?". After a moment's thought his father stands and moves beside her while replying, "I don't but only the first part was fictional as far as I am concerned… I am sure he is destined to greatness". As he finishes his word he places his arms around her shoulders hugging her. As she stands and turns to face him, "I am sure you are right." With these final word they hold each other for comfort and hope for Arthur's well being and happiness.


Need to think about other aspects. if you have any suggestions would be interested to hear them.

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@felloffalot, summerdruid: I look forward to seeing your apps!

@Gylther: Looks good, but I would focus more on who your character is as a person and what his life is like. Does he have any quirks? What does he like to do?

God level threats are also extremely rare since they threaten the extinction of humanity as opposed to a city or five.

@Bhelliorn Rahl: Arthur Drake sounds a bit too powerful for C class and I don't like the idea of him being a reincarnation of a God. That idea is played far too straight and I'd prefer at least some sense of irony to it, like his parents telling him so only to build up his confidence for instance (there are a few ways to make some clever reversals to this).

Pig God, one of the original S class heroes in the series was also about eating everything.

@Ulvarr: Keep in mind you'll be starting out in the game as a new C class.

@everyone: On your aspects and such , don't focus too much on your powers. I'm looking more for who they are as a person and how they are connected with the world. They had a life before registering as a hero, what was it? Do they have any friends, enemies, etc?
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I'll do a little more brainstorming, and post up what i think of in a bit.
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Thanks! I should have the app up in a few days.

I would have had it up earlier but the New Year happened and I'm Scottish so was expected to celebrate with a fair fegree of effort.
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Name: Roland Stone, alias "Wise Blade"
High Concept: Earnest Knight-Errant
Trouble: Many Seek the Sword

Description:
Roland wears his blonde hair short and approaches everything with as much dedication as he can muster. He has been trained in both the martial and scholarly arts, but has never before had cause to use his talents. The disappearance of his master has led him to join the Hero Association in hopes that someone there can help him find him.

Power:
Roland is a trained swordsman and wields the Sword of Storms, a mighty longsword that can unleash powerful wind and electricity in the hands of the right user. The sword is well-known among swordsmen, and now that its prior wielder is gone many have a mind to claim it for themselves to rebuild the world according to their designs.

Aspects:
Searching for his Master - Roland's master swordsman disappeared while engaging a mysterious being, leaving only his sword behind.

The Pen is Mightier - Despite his being a student of the sword, Roland's foremost training was in his intellect, and knows his way around a library.

Protect the Sword - More than anything, even finding his master, protecting the Sword of Storms from evil is Roland's most important task.

Writing Sample:
"Congratulations on being accepted into the Hero Association." The man behind the desk spoke without emotion, neither mocking nor earnestly praising. "I understand that you already had a request?"

"Yes," Roland said. "There was an attack a few months ago, a shelter nearly destroyed, but the monster was never found. It was why I wanted to become a hero."

The man behind the desk didn't speak, and instead studied Roland passively.

"I was hoping to find out whatever you knew about it."

Two seconds ticked on the clock behind Roland, above the door, before the man answered. "I'm afraid our recordkeeping hasn't been quite the best since the disaster. I can have someone check for you, but it would be best not to get your hopes up."

Of course it couldn't be that easy. "Well," Roland said, rising from his seat. "I thank you for whatever help you can give me."

The man nodded but didn't rise, leaving Roland to see himself out. As Roland was closing the door behind himself, however, his ears caught the sound of pencil on paper. So accustomed to the world of paper and books, and senses so keen from his training, the man may as well have been writing on a blackboard for Roland to see: "Observe Mr. Stone".
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