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Old Jan 29th, 2023, 08:13 AM
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The All-Seeing Eye

Game NameThe All-Seeing Eye
Game SystemMutants and Masterminds
ThemeTime travel, Sci-fi, Dimension hopping.
FlavourModern-era meets supernatural challenges.
Plot Summary
The Fog of Dreams:
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What might have been a dreamless sleep is suddenly pervaded by a creeping fog, the very moisture of it felt like a sheen of sweat between skin and clothes. Like a chill that creeps up your spine, the fear, the goosebumps that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck. You feel a tightness in your throat, the feeling of no escape that is immediately relieved or rather set to the background as an explosion of flame rents the air, a portal opening before you, burning away the fog that seems to cover the ground and rise around your ankles.

A voice resounds in the darkness, coming from the fiery eye-like portal, "You have been chosen, You who are exceptional. You must stand and be measured, Stand and be counted." a suggestion invades your heart, subtle at first but eventually begins to crowd at the back of your throat, suffocatingly, This portal is your path to ...perhaps not freedom, but it is a path to somewhere besides here.

If only you could just wake up but you can't seem to, your body struggles for air, struggles to rise from where you know that you lay asleep. Against any residual resistance, your feet begin to move of their own volition, slowly, one agonizing step at a time. As your foot breached the flames of the portal, you expected immediate searing pain, your flesh to burn away but instead it was cold, the perspiration on your skin pricks as it turns to ice crystals.

As you come through the other side, you find yourself standing on a wood-plank surface, before a stone arch, with others around you. Before you and up is a large, multi-tiered castle, crumbling in places and at the very top, you see a portal, wreathed in flame, like an all-seeing eye much like in your dream. As terrifying as that portal seems, you know it is your way out of this possible nightmare, this castle before you.

Details:
-Looking for 4-5 players
-Mutants and Masterminds 3rd Edition
-Power level 5. That's right, you're Olympic-level athletes, Champion-level martial artists, elite military personnel, Master criminals, Pioneers in scientific fields, the best and brightest the world has seen around.
-Modern-day characters who find themselves in an alternate dimension.
-No powers.

Character Application:
Name: Modern-era, 21st century
Age: 18-?
Gender:
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Concept: Basic idea for your character, three-six words.
Personality: A paragraph or two, describing how your character acts on the daily and with other people
Appearance: Appropriately sized picture along with a paragraph or two
Backstory: Where does their story start and how did they end up having the life they had before this strange dream turned it all upside down.
Complications/Motivations: What drives your character to be the best they are at what they do and what sort of challenges do they face in this pursuit.


 


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Old Jan 30th, 2023, 08:14 PM
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Hi, Hal. Yes, I'm definitely interested. Nice to see somebody using the system for something not-obviously-superhero. It seems to me that this could be a thing. But anyway... the concept sounds interesting. I'll have to come up with a character idea. Did you have any ideas around an application deadline? Also, do you want to make sure certain skills or talents are definitely covered?
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Old Jan 30th, 2023, 08:39 PM
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Thank you so much for the interest, Girlplay.

Deadline is TBD as of now depending on player interest.

I would like to see what everyone comes up with as far as skills and try to cover all fields.
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Old Jan 30th, 2023, 10:19 PM
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I love the sound of this! Definitely interested although I might need to ponder it a bit.
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Old Jan 31st, 2023, 07:54 AM
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So is this meant to be more of a comic book watchmen thing meaning the characters are exceptional people but don't have powers ?
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Old Jan 31st, 2023, 08:05 AM
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Your character can certainly be a vigilante in their original lives before this because of their exceptional abilities that make them more capable than most people. I have experimented a little with this PL so far and was able to make a pretty close approximation of Mike Tyson.

I've got vibes similar to the predator 2 movie where the best killers/survivors were stranded on a planet. You were chosen because you're really good at something. I hope this answers your question
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Old Jan 31st, 2023, 12:07 PM
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So far, I am considering the following concepts:
  • An FBI hostage negotiator
  • Mega-hot celebrity actress, model, and personality
  • Rising star in Motocross and Racing scene and daredevil
  • Top professional soccer player and climate activist

Opinions welcome!

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Old Jan 31st, 2023, 08:16 PM
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So far, I am considering the following concepts:
  • An FBI hostage negotiator
  • Mega-hot celebrity actress, model, and personality
  • Rising star in Motocross and Racing scene and daredevil
  • Top professional soccer player and climate activist

Opinions welcome!
All of those sound like very fun characters to play in this game, I would say, Characters that would definitely find themselves out of their element at times but having to think creatively to make it through.
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Your character can certainly be a vigilante in their original lives before this because of their exceptional abilities that make them more capable than most people. I have experimented a little with this PL so far and was able to make a pretty close approximation of Mike Tyson.

I've got vibes similar to the predator 2 movie where the best killers/survivors were stranded on a planet. You were chosen because you're really good at something. I hope this answers your question
Thatís actually predators. Predator 2 was the one in the city with the cops and drug gangs.
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Still here! I have an idea slowly forming. Professional diver/treasure hunter.
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Q: How combat oriented do you plan to make the game?
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I plan to do short episodic chapters with a few quick minion fights and one boss fight if it makes sense. The first chapter I only have a boss fight planned with possible rping your way out of it. I like to give players the option to think their way out of any fight. It's as RP oriented as you can make it.
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Q: How combat oriented do you plan to make the game?
Great question. It's hard to know what kind of character to make without knowing what to expect, at least in terms of general flavor. I am reminded, however, that our characters should probably be willing to be heroes or adventurers. Or is that an incorrect assumption? Is this a survival-focused game? Will social skills be useful?

Sorry! We seem to have cross-posted. But still, what is the tone and themes of the game?

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I'm thinking of Samurai Jack. I'm going to shoot for a little bit of everything so everyone will get at least one chance to shine no matter what character you want to play. Social skills will certainly save you from combat but if the rolls fail it might be good to have some fighters.

Heroes, for certain. Reluctant as much as those with delusions of grandeur.

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So, I wasn't familiar with the reference, so I went and looked it up. If anybody is curious about the details, here's a good summary.

In short, the anime is classified as an action-adventure, comedy drama, science fantasy with magic, near-future cities complete with flying cars, large area of open wilderness, more primitive settlements, robots, aliens, talking animals, monsters, magical beings, divine beings, oh and a shapeshifting demonic overlord. Or in other words, everything - with the possible exception of horror or romance elements.

Honestly, that doesn't help me understand the setting in the slightest. So, I'm guessing that that is the exact point: the characters are people who just kind of stumble into weird stuff without being prepared for it, and then we have to somehow deal with things on the fly. Is that about right?
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