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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 12:59 PM
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Something Wicked This Way Comes [Marvel Super Heroes: Advanced RPG]

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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Game SystemMarvel Super Heroes RPG: Advanced



ThemeThose far beyond the normal ken taking on the mantle of burgeoning superheroes, albeit some will take up their heroic calling only reluctantly. You are the good guys in this; cold-blooded killers should seek employment 8 doors down.
FlavourExpect a bit of itchy sandbox sand to work its way into your undies within a role-play heavy, eclectic melange of light, cool, serious, light-hearted, gritty, comedic, and possibly the rather rare gibbering horror that might make even Lovecraft himself have nightmares.
Campaign SettingWelcome to Earth-Infinity, an alternate version of our world where the course of historical events experienced are the same as our own, with day-to-day life pretty much what you might expect for the year 1984, with the noteworthy exception being that superpowers, aliens, and assorted existential threats are very real.

This campaign has nothing whatsoever to do with established canon Marvel Comics as it will be a clean slate game, heavily customised to omit and significantly alter aspects of the setting and characters along the line. There will be references to canon heroes, events, locations, and you will get involved with canon villains, but please note that that is only for immersive flavour, as this game is about you and your heroic exploits.


Game InformationPosting
Tighten your laces superfolk, as this game will be fast-paced. Please only submit an application to this game if you can commit to daily in-character posts Monday through Friday (5 in-character posts per week). If, on a rare occasion, something comes up that affects your ability to post then please courteously drop a quick O.O.C. post to help keep the game moving.

"Rule of Cool"
An awesome scene, festooned with silly antics and swashbuckling acrobatics, is far more interesting for our collaborative little fun fest than just throwing dice at one other. Rules have a tendency to bend for those that act to move the story forward without taking liberties, and rewards are accrued much faster for those that really put in the time and energy. My goal is to make the coolest scene possible, always hoping to give everyone their shot in the sun, while also making it as fair as possible for all parties, without being hyper-fixated on being faithful to a specific reading of the rules.

Decision Time
  • Decisions will be made on the morning of July 16, taking ~4 applicants.
  • Game slated to start July 22, giving a few days for everyone to get acclimatised to the game thread, finalise their character, and prepare their first post.

Character GenerationAll are welcome to apply those new to the system and veterans alike. You task is to breathe life into an original hero, festooned with phenomenal abilities, that has a reason to adventure, can get along and work with the others of the group, and seeks to stick together with their teammates as a unit.

Point-Buy
We will be using the following Point Buy System with 300 points to spend, with a maximum of Amazing (62) for any Ability or Power (ignoring Talent or situational modifiers, both of which can potentially permit a power to shift above Amazing). Please include a note for the book and page number of any power picked, for easy reference.

Origins
We will not be using any of the modifiers listed with the Origins, but feel free to use them as a thematic guide to make your character, or go your own way if you want your android to be something different. This permits you to make a weaker than average Asgardian, or stick with something closer to canon, 'tis up to you.

Magic
Magic will be treated in the same manner of any other power listed in the Players Book or The Ultimate Powers Book.

Limitations
Limitations can be picked for any/all powers, or generally. Please note that these do not convey additional Character Points, and are there to add depth to your character/aide roleplaying, plus possible plot hooks for the Judge to enjoy. In many ways it is what a hero, or heroine, overcomes that defines them.

Source Material
Powers may be purchased from the Advanced Players Book or the The Ultimate Powers Book. Note: If a power is listed in both books then The Ultimate Powers Book will be the one we're using for all aspects of the power. Please avoid Marvelmaster's "Ultimate Powers" (Link), as it contains a number of powers that are not from the Ultimate Powers or the Advanced Player's Book.

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Hero's Name:
Hero's Identity:
Origin: Altered Human, Mutant, High-Tech, Robot, or Alien
Identity: Secret, or Public
Nationality:

Description

Disposition

Background
Backgrounds are to be kept skirt-length; short enough to be eye-catching but long enough to cover the important stuff. It is important to get an idea of who you are outside of the hero you are to become.

Primary Abilities
  • Fighting: Shift (0)
  • Agility: Shift (0)
  • Strength: Shift (0)
  • Endurance: Shift (0)
  • Reason: Shift (0)
  • Intuition: Shift (0)
  • Psyche: Shift (0)

Secondary Abilities
  • Health: 0 (F+A+S+E)
  • Karma: 0 (R+I+P)
  • Resources: Shift (0)
  • Popularity:

Powers

Limitation (as applicable)

Talents

Contacts

Equipment

 



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RedMoneyJulian Barone
MitsubachiKrystal
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The Rat QueenAnima
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So my question is, does that mean you can only health one hero per day up to power rank Health? Or does it mean you can heal multiple heroes, but only up to the power rank? So at rank 20, 20 hp split among multiple targets. Or does it mean you can heal multiple targets, but each target can only be healed 20 points per day if at rank 20?
You can heal as many people as you want per day, though only once for each individual person within a 24 hour period, up to your power rank (e.g. wandering through a hospital's burn ward laying on hands providing Excellent 20 healing to dozens of people in one visit), as long as you keep making your Endurance Feats, or have the Karma/Endurance ranks to offset missed rolls.

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Further more, you can skin your powers however you want to. If you take the power for fire control, for example, you can write up how it works how ever you want. Maybe it's a Mutant with fire powers naturally, maybe it's a Hi Tech hero with a special flamethrower in his suit. A lot of that part is taking creative liberties with the game and tweaking things to fit your.own narrative.
I really like how you put this. Feel free to get creative to really up the cool factor of your character, so if you want your fireballs to come out looking like roaring tigers, springboard off of a parked car to kick someone in the noodle, shoot your ice beams out of your nostrils, or turn that dodge into a double backflip, then fill thine booties.

Not only is such play/creativity accepted, it's encouraged, and rewarded~

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I'll be going the magic route, so any guidance on how that works in this system is appreciated!
Magic will be treated in the same manner of any other power listed in the Players Book or The Ultimate Powers Book.

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Would I be able to use the Realms of Magic book?
Realms of Magic is definitely a great resource to nurture one's creative juices for the game and to help build thematic depth to one's character. Feel free to explore it to get some great ideas for Limitations and the like, or how your spells manifest. As long as I can find the power that is connected with the Spell: "Surtur's Dark Calling" in one of the above books, and listed somewhere for my easy reference, then you're golden for it to be your muse (or go off on your own and let your imagination really flesh out what you might want to play with).

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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 01:36 PM
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Looks like fun! Unfortunately I couldn’t commit to daily posting these days so I can’t apply, but I’m certain all who do will have a blast!
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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 02:34 PM
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Marvel games can be much fun. Not often do I see games on here with such an ambitious posting rate. Do you have much experience as GM or player in Daily Posting games?
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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 06:40 PM
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Julian Barone
Hero's Identity: Unestablished
Origin: Mutant
Identity: Secret
Nationality: American

Description
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5'11" tall, leanly built, blonde hair and blue eyes. He dresses in Victorian/retro formal ware inspired by what will become known as "Steampunk" in about five years. He has a light Brooklyn accent.

Hero
He has yet to identify himself as a superhero or create an identity. He keeps his powers secret.

Disposition
Friendly and gregarious, he is good at reading people and picking up on how to chat with them. He is discreetly nosy, and knows how to keep people talking until they say a bit too much. He has a strong sense of justice, but has come to realize that Justice and the Law are two very different things.

Background
Born and raised in a cop family in Brooklyn, he is the first Mutant in his family tree. His powers manifested around the age of 14. Only his dad Ricky knows, the rest of the family is in the dark. Ricky was distraught at first, but helped his son learn to adapt and survive as best a father could. Knowing it would be too much of a liability to be a mutant in the force, Julian went to college for criminal justice with a minor in photography. Graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor's, he started working as a private investigator with his father kicking him extra work on the slicker criminals that couldn't be pinned down with evidence.

Julian has been keeping his mutant powers a secret for the sake of his family's stability and reputation. Julian's dad has come to terms with Julian being a mutant, but cannot bear the thought of his son on television in a track suit being some vigilante. Julian entering the world of superheroes, mutants, and the trials ahead will surely shake things up and put his secret life in the spotlight if he isn't careful.

Primary Abilities (105 CP)
  • Fighting: Ex 16
  • Agility: Ex 16
  • Strength: Go 8
  • Endurance: Ty 5
  • Reason: Go 8
  • Intuition: In 36
  • Psyche: Ex 16

Secondary Abilities
  • Health: 45 (F+A+S+E)
  • Karma: 68 (R+I+P)
  • Resources: Go 8 (16CP)
  • Popularity: 0 / 0

Powers (144 CP)
1. Invisibility Rm 26
2. Light Manipulation Rm 26
3. Teleportation * Rm 26 (carry other(s) he is touching based on strength)

Limitation

Talents (30 CP Total)
1. Detective/Espionage (5 CP)
2. Martial Arts A (10 CP)
3. Languages - Spanish (5 CP)
4. Weapon Skills - Guns (10 CP)

Contacts (5 CP Total)
1. Law Enforcement Contact (5 CP)

Equipment (8 RSS)
Handgun, 6 shot revolver
2 room cottage
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Emilia Zurlou
Hero's Identity: Panacea
Origin: Altered Human
Identity: Secret
Nationality: Greek

Description
Civillian
Emilia is a young woman born in Greece with tanned brown skin and shoulder length brown hair. She stands 5'6" tall and has a fit muscular build. She typically wears light clothing in bright colors from her Mediterranean background

Hero
Panacea wears a white body suit with a blue shawl around her shoulders. She carries with her a staff with twin snakes coiled around it's head, and wings flaring from it's tip.

Disposition
Emilia is a kind and generous individual giving of her time and self to help other whenever they are in need. She volunteers handing out food and works in clinics in the impoverished areas of the world. She will try to deescalate conflicts to avoid harm to the involved parties, but after seeing enough of the world, she knows the sometimes the only way to prevent further harm is to stand up to bullies.

Background
Emilia's mother died in child-birth and she should have died as well, but she was chosen by the Greek Goddess Panacea unbeknownst to her grieving father. From birth Emilia displayed remarkable health. She never got sick, scratches and cuts seemed to go away over night. As she got older it got odder and odder until her eighteen birthday. She was granted a vision by the goddess. In it Panacea told her that Emilia was her chosen agent in the world. There was a prophecy granted to her by Phoebe the goddess of intellect and prophecy. It said that in times yet to come that a mortal chosen by Panacea would be the key to saving the world. The time has come and Emilia was her chosen mortal for the troubled timed ahead.

When she awoke she found herself in a gloomy and misty realm. She stood before an imposing man who claimed to be the god Hades. He told her that due, to a deal with Panacea, he would allow her to be trained by the spirits of dead hero's in exchange for a future service from the goddess's chosen hero. Provided a years worth of rations in the form of MRE's (The goddess believed that these were the preferred survival food for mortals now) Emilia was trained by long dead hero's to face the coming doom. She learned that her amazing health could be both bestowed to and taken from others. She also learned of the Goddess's blessing that would protect her from some harm. After a year in Hades Emilia was returned to her home to find her father in shock. Apparently he had thought her dead. He had received no warning when she suddenly disappeared. In a snap decision she decided to keep her father separated from her fated duty and told him that she had been kidnapped. Nothing came of the investigation into her disappearance as she only gave vague details and eventually the case was dropped.

In the coming years she trained her knowledge, powers, and the fighting skills she learned in Hades. She enrolled into medical school to provide a cover to help others. Luckily her amazing health meant that she needed little sleep which was good because between medical school and her heroic activities she had little of it. During the day she studied and at night she looked for criminals to hone her skills against. She disguised herself to maintain her identity, and took the name of the goddess that shaped her life. Eventually she graduated with honors, in part to the intrinsic knowledge that her powers gave her in aid of healing others. She moved to (Where ever the campaign is taking place in) to be in position where she was told the calamity was to occur. She continues her heroic activities by night and works in free clinics by day, helping the needy that cannot afford to help themselves.
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Primary Abilities (153 CP COST)
  • Fighting: (Ex) 16 (16 CP)
  • Agility: (Ex) 16 (16+16=32 CP)
  • Strength: (Ty) 5 (32+5=37 CP)
  • Endurance: (Am) 54 (37+54=91 CP)
  • Reason: (Ex) 26 (91+26=117 CP)
  • Intuition: (Ex) 18 (117+18=135 CP)
  • Psyche: (Ex) 18 (135+18=153 CP)

Secondary Abilities (10 CP COST)
  • Health: 89 (F+A+S+E)
  • Karma: 66 (R+I+P)
  • Resources: (Ty) 5 (10 CP) (153+10=163 CP)
  • Popularity: 0/0

Powers (112 CP COST)
Healing: (Ex) 24 (34 CP) (Page 88 Advanced Set Player's Hand Book)/ [163+34(10{Buy cost}+24(24 Ranks)=34)=197 CP]
Regeneration: (Fe) 1 (11 CP)(Page 87 Advanced Set Player's Hand Book)/ [197+11(10{Buy Cost}+1{1 Rank}=11)=208 CP]
Recovery 1: (Fe) (11 CP) (Page 87 Advanced Set Player's Hand Book)/ [208+11(10{Buy Cost}+1{1 Rank}=219 CP]
Health-Drain Touch: (Ty) 5 (30 CP) (Page 86 Advanced Set Player's Hand Book)/ [219+30(20{Buy Cost*}+10{5 Ranks*}=30)=249 CP]
Force Field Generation(Personal): (Ex) 16 (26 CP) (Page 83 Advanced Set Player's Hand Book)/ [249+26(10{Buy Cost}+16{16 Ranks}=26)=275 CP]
Limitation (if/as applicable)
Talents (20 CP COST)
Medicine (10 CP) [275+10{Buy Cost*}=285 CP]
Languages- Greek (5 CP) [285+5{Buy Cost}=290 CP]
Knowledge Biology (5 CP) (290+5{Buy Cost}=295 CP]
Contacts (5 CP COST)
Hospital Contact (5 CP) [295+5{Buy Cost}=300 CP]
Equipment
Car,
A Staff shaped as a pair of snakes wrapped around the base of the staff with wings adorning the top.


(OOC: I spent five hours learning the system to make this, and I still can't find a satisfactory explanation. How far is an area?)
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Thanks Anarchy. I believe I am done, but will confess this is my first try at this system so the character sheet build may not stand up to intense scrutiny. If I made any mistakes, or if you wish to give any feedback, please let me know.

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Thanks Anarchy. I believe I am done, but will confess this is my first try at this system so the character sheet build may not stand up to intense scrutiny. If I made any mistakes, or if you wish to give any feedback, please let me know.

Be gentle.
For what it's worth I like the premise of Krystal and the fact she's a NK escapee can tie in a lot of drama.

Panacea looks cool too. It's easy to forgot DC doesn't own Greek mythology.
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Found a video tutorial of this game that is very comprehensive!
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I'm slowly working my way through that video list, thanks for posting it. Question about the healing power. Text says

"This power allows the hero to restore lost health and endurance ranks to others (but not themselves). The power rank indicates the maximum amount of Health that may be restored to one hero maximum, on any one day."

So my question is, does that mean you can only health one hero per day up to power rank Health? Or does it mean you can heal multiple heroes, but only up to the power rank? So at rank 20, 20 hp split among multiple targets. Or does it mean you can heal multiple targets, but each target can only be healed 20 points per day if at rank 20?

The more I dig into the book and watch the videos, the more excited I get for the game. Can hardly wait a month.

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The complexity of trying to figure out these rules is quickly erasing my enthusiasm.
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