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Old Aug 22nd, 2022, 10:08 PM
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Yay Masks! If you don't mind I would like to resubmit my application from last time (with some minor edits). If possible I would also like to request feedback on it this time.

Application for Foxglove
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Name:
Real name: Jade Silva
Hero name: Foxglove, formerly Toxia

Playbook: The Reformed. (Looks like this playbook is more popular this time around. With some simple rewrites I could turn this into a Scion however)

Description:

Halcyon City Police Department file: LBX-7683

Subject: Jade Silva
Alias: Toxia (Now going by Foxglove)
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Age: 17

Appearance: Black hair, brown eyes, tan skin.

As of right now Jade is incapable of filtering her own breath to prevent exhaling toxic fumes. Her bedroom and other personal living spaces have been fitted with air filters to prevent poisoning her family, but out in the open she must wear a specialized gas mask that traps the toxic exhalations, with the filters needing to be changed every day. Originally a crude design fashioned out of necessity, Panacea has designed one that is comfortable, light, and with a built in speaker to assist in day to day commutations.

Dossier: Jade Silva, only daughter of Alonzo and Rosa Silva, is a meta human formerly affiliated with the Supervillain known as EMPeror. Mutations within her genetic code that emerged during puberty granted her the ability to exude toxic gases from her breath and an acidic slime from her skin. She has been involved in no less than 26 cases of breaking and entering, theft, destruction of property, and assault. Apprehended by the super heroine Panacea, she is now on a probationary plan aimed at rehabilitating and redirecting her on the path to be a super heroine. Panacea has personally vouched for her joining the new team being formed by the retirement of REDACTED, both as a means of rehabilitation and publicity in the hopes of showing other villains that they might be reformed and accepted.

Personality: Interviews by both police and with Panacea have revealed that Jade is prone to anger and impulsive behaviour. Filial piety and her own personal sense of justice and fairness have been identified as the most likely triggers for her turning to villainy, and her inexperience with her powers made her vulnerable to radicalization. Her betrayal by EMPeror has left her disillusioned with the Villain lifestyle and she now shows an eagerness to right past wrongs and assist in taking down her former allies.

Additional notes: Panacea has personally vouched for her and has paid for all damages that have been able to be directly tied to Jades powers. As part of her probation Jade has agreed to provide all information she has on EMPeror however it is the opinion of the Halcyon City Police Department that she remain in custody until she divulges information about her other accomplices.


Goals: Why does your character want to be a part of a teenage super hero group? Why are they a hero and not a villain? What is it about this Silver Hero that they might admire?

Iíve been down the villain path before, Iíve dabbled in being a bitch. Iím on my second chance here and I am NOT going to blow it. If these guys can help me stay on the straight and narrow, Iíll help them in any way I can.

Background:

I always wanted to be a hero you know. Come on, who doesnít? Save people and get famous doing it. Maybe make some money along the way. My parents didnít have any powers but that didnít mean I wouldnít get something. Guess my wish made a finger on a monkeys paw curl back somewhere because I got powers alright...the powers of acidic ooze and toxic gas. Who the hell ever heard of a hero with such dangerous powers? ďDonít worry sir, Iíll save you from that car crash! Just hope I donít miss with the acid or youíll be disfigured for life!Ē

I was happy to just sit on my powers, maybe by not using them for a long time they will just wither away and I could have a normal life. Granted I'd have to wear this mask all the time but I can life with that. Those greedy pigs over at Halcyon central bank had other ideas. Never mind that my mom lost her job due to complaints from some jerk who thought his coffee was too cold. Never mind that my dads disability payments stopped coming in despite the fact he still canít walk. Nope, you donít pay your mortgage on time and we take your house. Donít have anywhere to go? Not eligible for our relief programs? Sucks to be you!

Well I was going to make it suck to be them a whole lot more. A hood and a mask and a little planning are all I needed to get back at them. My acid can burn through a bank vaults hinges in less than 60 seconds, and Iíve yet to meet the underpaid bank security guard that was willing to charge into a cloud of noxious vapours to stop me. What most people donít know is that I only stole enough money to keep my family afloat, the rest I dissolved into fumes. Cash, coins, gold, I even melted their filing cabinets whenever I could. No idea what was in them but if it made their lives harder I was all for it. I

Didnít take long before EMPeror pieced together who I was and came by my house to make me an offer. Oh come on, donít look at me like that. He was just a small time criminal like me back then, how was I supposed to know he would go on to found EXALT? With his ability to short out any electrical system and my ability to melt through any physical obstacle we started hitting harder and harder targets. Casinos, museums, private collections. I know it was stupid but he told me all of these places where stakeholders in the bank and by hurting them I was hurting the bank. And before you ask, no. I had no idea he was stealing valuables with every break in. I just wanted to hurt the bank, I didnít care about stealing anything.

He eventually got together a tight little band. Fellow criminals and anarchists. And no, Iím not going to rat on them. Panacea said I didnít have to report any of them as long as I helped with EMPeror so Iím not going to.

You want to know about Panacea? Well...sheís the reason Iím here right now and not behind bars. Able to counteract any poison or toxin she was called in to deal with our little spree. Iíd like to say the EMPeror and me made a heroic stand against her...but the bastard threw me under the bus and made his own getaway leaving me to face the police. Iím glad it was Panacea that took me in though. She was...she was nice. She didnít judge me when she showed me the case files showing just how much damage I had done, how many people where in hospital because of me, how EMPeror was just using me to aid in his little empire building scheme. She gave me a second chance, vouched for me for a probation period, and showed me how I could use my powers for good. Iíll never forget her kindness, and I am damn well going to make sure to pay it forward!

Roleplaying Sample: Hereís a link to a post I made in another masks game. This is the first post I made with the character just as an introduction. For context she was a tech focused Protege.

https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...08#post9082308

Why: This is from a player point of view, not your character. So why do you as a player want to play this game? What sort of story narratives are you hoping to explore with your character?

Masks is an excellent superhero RPG system, particularly when it comes to PbP. Itís simplified rules and bookkeeping keep the action flowing without bogging it down in stat tracking and modifiers and such. I also love the way damage is tracked through conditions rather than something like HP, it turns a purely statistical thing in most RPGs into a narrative element that can make healing it just as much fun as the fight that caused it!

In terms of narrative, this will largely depend on if I go Reformed or Scion. Both should work with this character backstory, just changing the "EMPeror" Character to a family member.

The big theme I want to explore with the Reformed playbook is, naturally, redemption, but with a tinge of rose tinted goggles for the bad ol days. Foxglove wants to move on, to be better, but when sheís faced with problems that before she was able to solve with a little villainy, sheís going to have some conflicts...

Scion on the other hand presents an interesting theme of basically being a "reverse legacy". Its not about living up to family expectations, its about going out of your way to avoid them. Last time I applied with this there where no other reformed applications but I see two others here now so I may very well go this route to make sure I'm not stepping on any toes.
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Noticed a few grammer issues and spelling mistakes. Fixed what I found, and would love critique and criticism.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2022, 09:08 AM
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I decided to change to a real hero name, Synthwave. If you've the time I wouldn't mind a review.
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Got a lot of applications using the same playbooks, so I figured I should make it clear that I am not accepting duplicate playbooks. If I take a Reformed or Nova, I am only going to take one. Tried it once with very different characters using the same playbooks before, but it didn't work out well.

I am not trying to discourage anyone or talk you into changing your applications. I just want to make sure everyone knows that they will be in direct competition with every other application using that same playbook.

Got some amazing applications already. Super excited to read through them in greater detail this week!
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Old Aug 23rd, 2022, 11:43 AM
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So I was looking through the Halycon City Herald Collection of new masks, and if those are allowed I'll change Synthwave to a Star.

Sonic control, which is what I was going for anyway, is listed as one of the powers and has all kinds of stuff about like media popularity and stuff.

Much more fitting for a rockstar.
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Name: Pronounced Ta-sheerPrince Tachir
Gender: Male
Pronouns: He/They
Playbook: The Outsider
 

 


Description:
Prince Tachir is a young man of alien origin. While he's near-human enough, his nature is revealed at a more close inspection. Firstly, his slanted eyes are serpentine in nature, with a single black slit in the middle of their pale green orbs. Then of course, starting in a crest on his forehead and running down the back of his neck and shoulders are snake-like scales that are so nearly close to his skin tone that unless you were close you may miss them. However, when he uses his Heliokinetic powers, they raise up and glow golden with solar energy. In addition, constellation like markings appear under his skin during especially high outputs of his energy. He wears robes and sandals that befit the crown prince, and he is adorned with golden trinkets that are both fashionable, but also serve dual purpose. He has piercings in his eyebrows and his upper lips. Some of pieces of jewelry act as translators, others regulate his temperature/climate, etc etc.

Tachir grew up wanting for nothing, as being the Crown Prince means that every whim of his was granted. This means that now he is away from his courtiers and servants, he still makes demands like a ruler... but without any of the actual authority to do so anymore. Despite this, he still holds himself with a regality that Earth teens his age rarely display. Charming and conniving, vastly intelligent, yet obtuse when it comes to Earth knowledge, the Prince is constantly at odds with his situation. He has warmed up to teammates, but they initially started practically as foes. Still, the young serpen-teen does his best, royal temper and all.

Goals:
Prince Tachir wants to spend as much time as possible putting off the inevitable responsibility of him ascending to the Throne. Freightened of the immense pressure of ruling a multi-stellar empire, the reality that he'll have to marry, have children and be a ruthless bastard like his father, and his fathers's father ad infinitum scares him more than super villains.

Background:
ē Where do you come from?

 


ē Why did you come to Earth?

 


ē Why do you want to stay here (for now at least)?

 


ē Why do your people want you to come home?

 



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Well, I thought about it some more and I think the Scion might fit MVP better anyway. Which helps with the playbook popularity issue a bit.
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Still working on updating the list in post 1, but wanted to add a couple of quick notes for everyone applying. Yes, you CAN apply with more than 1 character concept. Just realize that at MOST I will only be picking one of your characters. Also, if you want feedback on your application please let me know. I will do a round of feedback responses later this week for those that want it. And finally, posting rate is once a week. Please make sure you have the time to commit to this schedule. I always feel bad when players get left behind in the story.
I would absolutely love feedback. Also a little sad you changed your Moogle avatar.
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@Acathala - Unfortunately I've not been able to join in a Final Fantasy game since I last played a moogle with you. Will change back when I do!

All - Will be posting feedback for everyone that requested it later today. Please make sure your applications are complete, as giving feedback on incomplete applications is much more difficult. Not saying you aren't allowed to change anything after tomorrow! Just mean that if parts are missing, I won't have much to say besides "add those pieces"
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I will gladly take some feedback, if there's still time to request it!! ^^
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Nope, not too late!

Feedback is below in SECRET text, so you will have to be logged in and open the hidden Spoilerbutton to read it. If the first post notes that you did not request feedback but you thought I did, I apologize for missing that request! If for any reason you are supposed to receive feedback but cannot see it below in this post, please PLEASE let me know so I can correct the issue!













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