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    77 KB Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:27 No.18708039  
    Hey /tg/, let's make a crazy setting. Here's the deal: setting is present day. After some crazy event, magic begins to manifest itself, but only among the younger generations. Many young people develop magical powers, but these are based on their subculture.

    What kind of magic would goths, emos, metalheads, hipsters, guidos or even juggalos have?

    I'm thinking about something along the lines of Mage, Changeling the Lost, Unknown Armies, etc, but with much more hilarious shit.

    Do you like the idea? Can we get some shit done like in the old times?

    Please respond.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:29 No.18708052
    That's actually kind of neat. Let me give it a shot with the only subculture I fit into;

    Pop Punk Posi Bros: Mental fortitude in the form of near immunity to mental magic/powers. Emotion-based powers like animal empathy and the ability to influence the emotional states of others.

    That group might be too specific though.

    Emo kids are clearly just a rip-off of Persona where their powers come from hurting themselves. No but really, blood mages.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:30 No.18708053

    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:32 No.18708067
    Do we want to base the manifestation on music? I mean, do they have to hear or play music to use magic?

    Can places have some magical properties if many magic users frequent it? I'm thinking raves, concerts or a library where goths read their poetry to each other.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:35 No.18708077
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    A few more:

    Nerds/geeks could get technomancy, or something akin to super intelligence, but with some drawbacks. Could be hilarious if they're like that Freakazoid villain who's just a giant brain and has brilliant schemes that can be foiled by making fun of him, due to his cripplingly low self-esteem and social anxiety.

    Hipsters get chronomancy, so they can be "into that before the creator was born." this might be broken, but it fits.

    Guidos get chamleon-esque abilities (have you ever seen a guidette without makeup?) and moderate super strength. Females get sonic screams that can cause damage.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:36 No.18708079
    Straight Edge kids wouldn't develop magic per-se. They'd instead develop a kind of magical immunity. They'd probably be all for people either not using their powers, or strict regulation of who should be able to use such powers.

    Goths are obviously necromancers.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:37 No.18708086
    So Edge Kids become mage-killers? That's actually kind of fuckin' sweet. I think goths could expand to general occult magic. There's a ton of "wiccan" goths.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:38 No.18708090
    Juggalos should have some tribal stuff. I mean this shamanistic WHOOP-WHOOP, thing. Also, since they are a "family", they get bonuses if there are more of them at a certain place. They are weak at science stuff, which they simply call "miracles".
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:39 No.18708094
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    Iron nails. Salt. Holy Water. Silver bullets. Stake made from holy hawthorn wood. Copy of the Malleus Maleficarum and a King James Bible. The youn'uns gone fallen from grace. Welp. Only one way to ensure Gods kingdom on earth: Sinners gunna burrrrn.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:39 No.18708097
    Stoners should be like the Cult of Ecstasy in Mage. They need to get high, but they can slow time and shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:40 No.18708100
    So, goths, emos, guidos, nerds, geeks, jocks, metalheads, hipsters, hippies, techies (really all that different from geeks?), rebels, gangstas, straight-laces, preps, activists, weeaboos (are they big enough to be a subculture?), stoners, punks, skatesters, loners, beatnics, wannabes...

    I think I'm out. Still, that's a fuckload, and I know I didn't even get all the major ones. 22 different magics is gonna be a hard task.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:42 No.18708106

    This might give a few more ideas.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:46 No.18708122
    Skinheads: magic gives them boost to their pshysical attributes, but lowers their intelligence and perception. Basically a rage of some sort. Once they get pumped, they will fight anyone for any reason.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:53 No.18708150
    Okay, so who are the antagonists? Presently, I see this as a sort of WoD game, with subscultures instead of classes or "clans" or whatever. Okay, they fight each other. But are there other antagonists?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:54 No.18708155

    The ones who have been brought up to a heavily religious background: prayers start working.

    But rather than drawing the powers from themselves they are drawing it from a collect pool. Possible Great Old One like entity starts forming based on the collective belief of every religion. In effect a pool of formless contradictory faiths. It is Allah and Yahweh and Genesh and Buddha and even the cults of personality like the cult of Mao and the Moonies. It all gets rolled into one. The belief that the powers are a manifestation of a higher being causes that being to form as a nascent all god... Abraxas takes form.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:56 No.18708165
    There really doesn't need to be. All of them have antagonists already.

    Jocks vs Emo kids, Nerds
    Hardcore kids vs Posi kids
    Juggalos vs everyone
    Goth vs religious nuts
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:56 No.18708166
    Oh god, this site is hilarious. My favorite so far: Steampunk is what happens when Goths discover the color brown.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)07:56 No.18708167
    Your sure this is the right thread?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:03 No.18708194
    "The Crustpunks are also anti-authority, anti-work, anti-government, anti-religion, anti-showers, but are somehow not anti-five-day-old-burrito in the Trader Joe's dumpster."
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:05 No.18708205
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:10 No.18708229
    We got our title, gentlemen.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:15 No.18708252
    people talk about geeks getting technomancy but isn't geekiness about gathering and organising obscure knowledge at it's heart? I mean, I am by all means a geek by I know shit about computers beyond the basics.

    Shouldn't omniscience or some kind of divination be more fitting? where computer wizardry might be a part of, naturally.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/14/12(Sat)08:16 No.18708258
    Hmmm... an idea for Steampunkers: They can sometimes be overcome with a flood of ideas, and invent a gadget or mechanism. The mecanism works as intended even though it breaks the laws of physics. The more brass, cogs and gears the device uses, the better the invention works.

    So, tl;dr: Steampunks can make deadly ray guns, robotic spiders powered by steam and complex goggles which acts like binoculars, but the effectiveness of said invention is dependent on how steampunky they are made.

    In short, they're mad inventors.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:18 No.18708271
    "Dark and moody" loners get umbramancy (shadow control), so they can shadowmeld, summon darkness, that kinda thing.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:28 No.18708328
    does hikkikomoris fall into that slot as well?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:29 No.18708336
    I don't think "dark and moody" is a subculture.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:32 No.18708352
    Nerds are smart people and geeks are devoted hobbyists with a particular interest. Overlap may occur. Generally a large portion of this group is quite computer capable, but yes, I don't think geeks are specific enough for technomancy. Kids who consider themselves "l33t haxx0rs" might be more appropriate for technomancy. That or Linux users.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:34 No.18708366
    What about hipsters deriving magical powers from starbucks coffe and being able to control Apple products? Plus, they can make an app for everything. Literally everything.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:36 No.18708373
    Would /b/tards be large enough a subculture or would they be absorbed into another group?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:38 No.18708379
    The perfect antagonists.
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    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:42 No.18708396
    I can imagine their powers. Being able to draw on the collective. Think how the doctor defeated the master in "The sound of Drums". However, there is a catch: the collective must each individually choose to channel its power through an individual, and how to manifest its power, ie if you ask to use the power of /b/, there is a 95% chance of "Not your personal hivemind" and a 3% chance of "lol now you are being raped by magic cocks, faggot"
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:46 No.18708410
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    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:47 No.18708414
    I think they should also have an aura of fear, but only to those that aren't aware of their nature.
    Those who are get a bonus chance to disrupt it/defend against it.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:50 No.18708436
    So they are this faceless mass, who you can connect on the internet and ask favors from? AND they can provide rule 34 on literally anything.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:50 No.18708437
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:52 No.18708447
    So /b/ can be a sentient deck of many things which, on occasion, goes on the rampage for good evil or because it's tuesday.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:53 No.18708451
    Love it, we are getting somewhere.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:55 No.18708459
    What about young people who slip between the cracks? The ones who aren't really identifiable as members of a subculture? Do they just get a wild spin on the power reel?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:57 No.18708465
    Possible multiclass depending on whatever subcultures they identify with?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)08:57 No.18708471
    They get nothing. That's the point, you have to belong to a subculture. The stronger your association with the subculture, the stronger you are. Besides, we can't have everyone running around with powers.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:00 No.18708483
    Indiewizards get a lot of pretty cool powers to do with the earth.

    You'll probably never hear of them though, they're pretty underground
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:00 No.18708487
    Hipsters - No set school of magic, they simply ride trends, or more accurately - initiate trends. An individual will purposefully select an obviously old, forgotten or apparently weak school and seek to perfect that. They only get so far before they notice too many others have done the same and skip off to a new school, they are therefore jacks of all trades - what they lack in proficiency in any one school they make up for with a vast array of knowledge of the various schools they've dabbled in. They'd be great at identifying (and mocking) what kind of mage someone was.

    >"Urgh, why did Ovinomancy have to go and sell-out?"

    >"Oh wow, you're a pyromancer - how obscure, bet you really had to think about that one."
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:01 No.18708490
    Moral Crusaders get Paladin like powers maybe?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:05 No.18708509
    I ran something a little like this a while back, except the powers corresponded to which board people most often frequented on 4chan. It worked pretty well, generally.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:05 No.18708517

    Resist Disease: helps enable their lifestyle of free love and no showers.

    Mesmerizing Voice: they may not have actually researched what they are arguing about, they may not actually have a point, but you're still going to have to make a will save to avoid agreeing with them.

    Sense Aura: you have a beautiful soul man.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:09 No.18708531
    Ravers get sonic powers that rapidly increase in power the more drugs that are in their system and the more of them there are in one place.

    they're like some sort of sonic barbarian horde.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:13 No.18708553
    Contact High: any creature starting it's turn within 15 feet of a hippie takes a penalty to perception and sense motive checks.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:35 No.18708652
    Stronger hippes can controll animals and plants.
    In short, they have the nature element.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:45 No.18708705
    Gamer geeks start to develop abilities based on their preferred tabletops. Probably limited to wach individual gaining powers in line with their favorite build, class or archetype. They might also become capable of holding meta knowledge regarding the world around them, all laid out in game stats.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:47 No.18708716
    any moral alignment, always chaotic.
    -1chr +1 int - Manipulation specialists. /b/tards may select a further class to specialise into - Newfag midfag or oldfag to augment the Hive mind rolls.
    Before entering play, the DM is advised to create a list of positive and negative effects for the "/b/ of many things" and "Hive mind" failure roll.

    Base abilities:
    Psychic Troll: The /b/tard assaults the target with misinformation and logical fallacies causing the target to temporarily lose intellect and become enraged, terrified or confused. A will save will halve the int damage and resist status change. Newfags gain bonuses to Int damage due to such utter facepalm worthy troll attempts while Oldfags gain a bonus chance to cause a status change.

    Immunity/resistance/vulnerability to emotional attacks. Due to their exposure to /b/ and trolling Midfags can identify emotional manipulation easily, requiring great levels of subtlety in the attack to overcome. Oldfags can shrug off these attacks entirely. Conversely newfags are highly vulnerable to such attacks, due to falling for troll after troll and not learning anything.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)09:59 No.18708790
    /b/ of many things.
    Any player in the setting may ask /b/ for a gift of their world. That player must consult the prewritten table to determine the gift of 4chan, this can be any effect within the characters level.

    Hive mind - In times of need, the /b/tard may beseech Anon for aid. If successful, the /b/tard gains vast augments to their powers for the purpose of a single task.
    The hive mind does not deal with trifles however meaning it can only be called upon a number of times per month and leading to % chance changes depending on the situation which will be determined by the DM.
    Mild - 20% chance of success with a 20% chance of a random event by an irritated hive mind.
    Moderate - 40% chance of success with 10% random event chance
    Serious - 60%/5%
    Dire - 80%/1%
    Newfags may request Aid with greater frequency but with 10% less chance of success and unmodified random event chance.
    Oldfags have less attempts to request aid due to their deep cynicism that /b/ will actually do anything, but due to their experience with working with /b/ get a 10% bonus to success chance.
    Midfags lack the enthusiasm and inexperience of newfags, but also the deep experience and cynicism of oldfags, leading to no penalties to requests and success chance, but no + modifiers either.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)10:07 No.18708836
    How about the more morally ambiguous the request, the higher chance /b/ will help?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)10:48 No.18709002
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:03 No.18709085

    Metronome: Dubstep fans develop a sense of temporal precision on par with atomic clocks, this is needed in order to detect the incredibly subtle variations they claim exist in their music. Dubsteppers (sic.) always know exactly what time it is and how much time has passed.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:11 No.18709127
    Stop posting about 4chan, this thread isn't about 4chan. Although I concede that given the scenario that the OP suggested, 4chan may indeed become a magical entity, I certainly do not believe it would become an important or powerful one. It's too much of a circlejerk to really be relevant, this assumed significance it has been ascribed in this thread is a perfect example of this.

    4chan would be a curiosity. Whose power would wax and wane like the moon, nothing more or less.

    This is about subcultures, let's keep it that way.

    Now - about sXe:

    is the magic resistance really the best way for it? like it's basically saying that drugs = magic, I'm not sure it's appropriate.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:19 No.18709174
    Power/Speed metal fans: they can move their hands incredibly fast, which is used to play insanely fast songs, but also allows them to throw knives or draw a gun.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:21 No.18709185
    But... drugs ARE magic. On a more serious note, think about it like this: magic is a drug.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:22 No.18709187
    We seriously need an Angst stat once we start thinking about a system.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:24 No.18709206
    /v/-goers get rage-based powers and burn everything, everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:29 No.18709227
    No idea what it'd be called but if we were to go WOD style with it how about the degree to which they've sold out against their subculture's ideals. It could work a bit like banality in changeling.

    An anarcho punk suffers a point of sell-out for every week they hold down a job but can recover by destroying government property.
    Emo kids take points in sell-out more easily, all they have to do is crack a smile, but they can recover with less risk, all they need to do is self harm taking physical damage equal to the number of points of sell-out they want to remove.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:29 No.18709228
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:33 No.18709244
    emo power

    Just a cry for help:
    (ex) once a day plus once more every 3 levels an emo-kid can convert the self inflicted lethal damage used to power their abilities to stun.
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    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:48 No.18709354
    emos aren't really about self harm remember.

    Like, you've got various incarnations of it so it'd be useful to separate.

    You've got the prehistoric emo - which is basically hipster before it was called hipster - IKNOWRIGHT?! You can check them out on YSS, nothing further to add here.

    I'd say for them it'd be powers related to their favorite bands or song lyrics - as for this subculture more than any other, they want to really really connect to the lyrics. Think about how many emo bands are fucking dross musically, but are able to turn a phrase well, so kids connect and want more.

    So a My Chemical Romance listener might be able to call on the assistance of The Black Parade for example.

    Power of empathy might be a good one - others are forced to feel what they feel, or lose their ability to deal with emotions rationally/with a sense or proportion.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:55 No.18709401
    Yeah, for this to work properly then magic use and/or magic ability either has to be addictive or have a really, really disruptive (negatively) on the world around it. Or at least have some reason why Edge is against it.

    I like the idea of the Null sXe guys beating the shit out of magically snobby hipsters whilst the hipsters laugh through the pain and tell them that what they're doing is too poser for words.

    I dunno - I just think that unless magic use has some negative consequence in itself, rather than just When Bad People Get It (TM) then sXe has no reason to get the powers suggested here.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:56 No.18709402
    Goths: Necromancy, Elder magic, Obtenebration

    Emos: Some form of Dementation focusing on emotion, possibly blood-magic (cutting)

    Guidos: Domination-like powers.

    Nerds: Alchemy a-la Fullmetal Alchemist (understanding of the inner workings of the world, etc)

    Geeks: Bardic Lore-like knowledge, maybe some minor summoning abilities (game characters and the like)

    Jocks: Fortitude/Potence/Celerity. Physical "magic." Muscle wizards.

    Metalheads: Ability to amp up negative emotions, create mobs through the power of metal.

    Hipsters: High tech weapons, because now magic is too mainstream.

    Hippies: Herbalist/shamanistic magic.

    Techies: Technomancy. Shadowrun-style power over "the net."

    Rebels: This one has me stumped.

    Gangstas: This one too.

    Straight-laces: I'm going with the anti-magic idea somebody else already posted.

    Preps: Domination-like powers with some kind of ability to attract flunkies. Maybe a way to farm out wounds they take to their flunkies.

    Activists: Martyr-like powers. Some subtle mind control.

    Weeaboos: Hammerspace. The ability to summon waifus.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)11:59 No.18709420
    Oh I know I just find the stereotype entertaining. Power of empathy sounds pretty cool though I have to admit.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:04 No.18709459
    Okay some really good ones here.
    Fans of/want to expand on:

    >Hipsters: High tech weapons, because now magic is too mainstream.

    I think that their ability to make/use these weapons should be magical in nature, although no one's really sure. Like they became tech-savants because the Weird Stuff knew they wouldn't want mainstream magic.

    >Preps: Domination-like powers with some kind of ability to attract flunkies. Maybe a way to farm out wounds they take to their flunkies.

    Think like Lahmian vampires in Warhammer fantasy, they would get impossible beauty and the ability to manipulate/seduce weaker minds into a thrall in their service. Vagina dentata mayhaps? Succubus like powers?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:06 No.18709468
    Metalheads and Wiggers/chavs/gangstas still need work imo.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:06 No.18709472

    Well, either this or they use magic ironically. Like, really stereotypical D&D magic.

    As for the preps, naw on the vagina dentata or glorious appearance... but the vampire thing gives me an idea. They all have a weakness; some dark secret that, if discovered, will break their magic forevermore.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:10 No.18709502
    Maybe for rebels you could have some sort of pyromancy?
    and for the gangstas, they probably work like hermetic mages in a weird way. Their gang-speak and power in a group kinda fits the aesthetic
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:12 No.18709517
    Emo features to me are:

    Nightmare before Christmas
    Cutting themselves
    Lots of emotion
    Dark clothes (but sometimes with many colors mixed in)
    Generally pretty young
    Crap music

    Like a mix of weeabo and goth
    Am I "wrong" here?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:12 No.18709518

    Or ninjas.

    "Yo, dawg, why you gotta be frontin' an' shiz?"

    Throwing gang signs the whole time. Fuck, it is a jutsu.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:13 No.18709527
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    >Many young people develop magical powers, but these are based on their subculture.
    You do realize 4chan is mostly young people, right?

    Good job, asshole, you've resulted in pic related becoming reality.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:27 No.18709651
    I'm liking this more and more. Metalheads do need some work tho. Maybe they have some kind of power controlling people, like anon said before? They start to sing, and every "mortal" in the area starts moshing to protect them. Or they can stagedive anywhere and get carried away by ghostly hands, while the cheer of an unseen crowd can be heard.
    >> Hexer !NHpYSS45yU 04/14/12(Sat)12:28 No.18709660
    Rap fans:
    - Pants of holding: The users can store an incredible amount of firearms in their pants.
    - Doubletime: The amount of casting time for every spell is reduced by 50%
    -Diss: Target suffers a reduction of their Charisma points after a successful Diss attack in addition to being stunned for up to 30 seconds.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:28 No.18709661
    I'm thinking un rune magic or demon binding for the metalheads, depending on the genre that they hear the most. Imagine some guys making a ritualistic circle, enacting some myth; then transforming into einherjar. Other variants of metal could transform to demons or rain fiery blood. To get something like brutal legend you'd need many different tribes working toghether under a warlord, but it couls work for short periods of time.

    I have many metalhead friends (anything from cheesy manowar to slayer is fine for me) but also roleplaying friends. How would that work? Like mid level powers of both disciplines, or more limitations for mixed results?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:30 No.18709675

    Racial Enemy: Whale

    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:33 No.18709704
    This! Also lightningbolts from the sky, guitar solos shredding people to bits and powerscreams bursting the background in flames
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:42 No.18709766
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    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:49 No.18709823
    I was thinking on something like this (minus the AIDS and cheating). How would you mix it with /tg/ without making it look Gary Stu or something worse?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:51 No.18709840
    Fucking saved, I thought the Mastodon comic was the only one. Are there more?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:55 No.18709860
    >Pants of holding
    Yes, a thousand times yes!
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)12:58 No.18709882
    those are the nly two ive seen.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)13:19 No.18710050
    Animufags: changing him/herself to a somekind of weeaboo characters wiht skimpy outfits. And still can fight in it!
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)13:24 No.18710096
    >Rebels: This one has me stumped.

    Wild magic. They're never exactly sure what it will do, just that it's pretty much guaranteed to lash out at someone or something or the world in general.
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    Reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7IGJTS2p4E

    Also don't let metalheads monologue. A few sentences deep and they're disemboweling you...
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)13:33 No.18710183
    Crustpunks: the power of bodily odour. They can also eat almost anything and are resilient to most diseases. If they bathe, shave, cut their hair or get a new set of clothes, they lose their powers.
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    Also, preps have charm
    >> Hexer !NHpYSS45yU 04/14/12(Sat)13:47 No.18710315
    Word of Honour: Forces the weeb to verbally state their intentions, name and group association and shout their attack names while using them.

    Sonicblade: Allows the weeb to deflect non-explosive projectiles.
    SB mode is weak against hand-to-hand combatants.

    Bathroom Punch: Allows users to deal out punishing physical strikes to their foes after unequipping 85% of their clothes.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)13:55 No.18710378

    Rap battle: When a barrage of beats begins between the battlers a contest of wills start, an ancient ritual form of diss-exchange wherein the champions bond to the flow grows stronger, whereas the defeated one is all but cut off.

    It's basically rapper highlander.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)13:59 No.18710421
    I think we are nearing the point where some writefaggotry would be in order.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:02 No.18710453
    trying to put together a basis to build on now, this looks like it could be pretty entertaining.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:09 No.18710523
    > Ability to amp up negative emotions
    >Negative emotions


    Metal is all about brotherhood and supporting each other, only the faggots who think they are metalheads are negative dickwads.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:12 No.18710543
    Please please don't make this a thread about who ist kvlt and who is not. We are up to something great here.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:14 No.18710562
    not trying to, but get facts straight, metal is all about brotherhood and love for our brothers (in a non homo way) its not about being negative. I dont know if you have ever been to a metal show, but iv been to quite a few and EVERYONE is a bro, and everyone is awsome to each other, even in the pit.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:15 No.18710572
    How about the bronies?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:16 No.18710575
    I'm a diehard metal fan, been to my fair share of shows, festivals, etc. I know what you mean, I just don't want trolling to commence.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:21 No.18710632
    Is that a large enough subculture at all to represent? I think we can just file them together with furfags, if we really need to.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:26 No.18710691

    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:27 No.18710705
    Its like BRTL , its a poser metalhead term that they use to make themselfs seem more metal.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:35 No.18710786
    That's funny, most metal I've heard has been nothing but whining.

    AFAIK only the cheesy power metal types have positive emotion.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:44 No.18710896
    Nah, he doesn't mean the lyrics, but how the community behaves on concerts and stuff.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:46 No.18710919
    How does one ascribe these cultures to themselves? By who they hang out with? because FUCK, I'm friends with metalheads, gym-junkies, roleplayers, nerds, preps, emos and chavs. Not even in a "talk occasionally" way either.

    What powers would I get? And why?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:49 No.18710954
    Well, since you are not committed entirely, you could be like Acolytes, Ghouls, Dreamers and stuff. Basically very limited power or none at all, but are accepted among them.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:50 No.18710964
    New Wave of British heavy metal
    Classic (aka black sabbath, dio, etc)
    Melo Death

    All possitive metal, the only metal I can think of that is negative is black metal.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:53 No.18710997
    I imagine Drama kids would be kind of like fae. They can shapeshift into any other person and have a glamorous aura that attracts everyone around them but are subject to infighting at any turn
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:54 No.18711009
    Powers of association? As in, you imitate those of whomever you are currently with or, in the case of multiple allies, the closest in proximity.
    But I think the point is irrelevant as powers as put forward by the OP are determined by your own affiliations which I would judge to be determined by personal interests. If one possesses many, perhaps the strongest.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:56 No.18711041
    Let's not make this too complicated. A particular preference can become evident in the fluff of whatever power manifests for one's social culture.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:57 No.18711053
    But what does it actually mean?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)14:58 No.18711078

    Either you're this world's version of a Caitiff, or you're a marshmallow pony who gets his powers from FRIENDSHIP!
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)15:00 No.18711101
    its a derivitive of CULT, suppost to be badass but when you say it in the metal crowd they look at you like an idiot
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)15:02 No.18711117
    nerd and geek should probably just be eliminated as categories; nerd has the same dictionary definition you just ascribed to geek.

    I'm not saying "get rid of the subculture as an option", just that it should be called something else.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)15:11 No.18711218
    >Death Metal
    >not the whiniest, most beta of all metal genres
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)15:30 No.18711422
    Metal- breaks off into three archetypes for simplicity sake
    Each is proficient in all forms of Medieval weaponry.

    Power-Good alignment- Is gifted a suit of mythiral plate armor and a magic weapon of their choice, uses slight holy magics.
    The cheesier they are the more powerful they get. If enough cheese is acquired you gain the boon of Christopher Lee.

    Death-Evil alignment- Gifted a suit of obsidian armor and a magic weapon of their choice. Able to use slight necromancy, and fire condense rage from there eyes.

    Folk-Neutral alignment- Gifted badass viking armor. A magic weapon of their choice. Has slight nature magic. Can strike lighting at any foe
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)15:37 No.18711486
    "Beware the bronies, pupil, for they may seem pure, but some are the most twisted individuals you can encounter. There are kind ones, and compassionate ones, as of every school, and they make great allies, for they can increase the power of their friends. But there are also the twisted ones, who sacrificed their virtues in an eldritch bargain. No one knows what they get out of it but them, but from this moment on, their powers feel subtly wrong. They gather together in secret basements, trading their dark scriptures of violence and grotesquery and celebrating their unholy rites. So, be warned, for once you are corrupted by them, a taint will linger on your soul forevermore..."
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)15:41 No.18711529
    So.../d/eviants would probably have some sort of fear inducing powers.

    Maybe a little mind control.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)15:42 No.18711543
    How about this:
    Power Metal lifts people up and inspires them. The Power Metalhead doesn't make them do his bidding, but if the crowd is aware of an injustice, he can empower them.

    Death Metal corrodes and degrades. Slowly, everything around the metalhead turns to ash and tarnished lead.

    Folk Metal brings to mind a simpler time. While Death Metal brings to ruin, Folk Metal simplifies things, and even concepts.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)15:45 No.18711579
    Since we're splitting up metal into 3 categories, how about we do the same with punk?

    We could have the classical punk music for the good alignment, horror punk for evil, no idea for neutral.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)16:00 No.18711742
    I suggest this: metalheads, and all other subcultures have three kinds of powers, not unlike Vampire disciplines. In the case of metalheads, the three categories have two powers in common, and each has a special one as the third.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)16:18 No.18711922
    For those interested, an urban fantasy with Hippies, Rockers, Disco, and the Man: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/15431236/
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)16:24 No.18712001
    I think metalheads should at least have the element of thunder innate. Possibly fire too, but that could go to the rockers.

    Like, i was thinking lightning because headbanging generates static electricity for every metalhead, but doesn't reach fatal levels until there's a group gathered at a, say, concert and they do it in unison, where they could potentially wipe out a city with their powerful bursts.
    Fire because, stage fires are awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)16:30 No.18712074
    Also, conductors.
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)20:31 No.18714828
    What would be the best system for this?
    >> Anonymous 04/14/12(Sat)23:44 No.18717143
    Indifferents (Social Butterfly?) - they only begin his path of Culture or they don't wanted to be with one gang entire time.
    Ability - they can disguise themselves as one of lower ranks from every group, and even perform zero-level spells. His disguise can trick low-rank, but never a deceive masters. Higher level of Indifferent can disguise better and perform spells.
    They see from illusion (because THEY are illusion)
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)05:28 No.18721013
    Is this still alive?
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)05:31 No.18721045
    >subculture-based magic
    >original post is giving birds human-like thoughts
    Guys, you seem to have forgotten a subculture that's on everyone's minds.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)05:39 No.18721105
    That is?
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)05:42 No.18721138
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)05:45 No.18721168

    Birds have feathers, nobody thought that. It's like you went out of your way to reveal you have a furry fetish.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)05:47 No.18721182
    Well they sure wouldn't shut up about them back in the Infinicon threads. Wonder what's changed.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)05:53 No.18721254
    Read the thread. Both furries and bronies were mentioned.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)06:09 No.18721391
    emos seem to not have been talked about much:
    (shared with the memefags and cheezburgers, though different variants of the You Are Now Speaking In Tongues spell)

    Furries probably get Changeling/Druid-style shapeshifting and communication stuff.
    Nobody understands Hipster magic. None of it's the same anyway.

    >Gangstas: stumped
    Why, clearly they get the power to shoot pistols more accurately and rapidly...if nickel-plated and held sideways.

    I think they've had their own 'con. Not sure.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)08:13 No.18722144
    I think an interesting aspect of this game could be that the characters know almost nothing of their powers, how they really work and why they got them. In most WoD games, you will have some older mentor, like your vampire Sire, an older Changeling or whatever to teach you the basics. Here, you are scared teenagers who got incredible powers and can only depend on each other (that is, their subculture) to find out what all this is about. You are afraid, but also thrilled by what you can do. No one must know. Not the authorities, not your girlfriend, and definitely not your parents.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)08:58 No.18722443
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    Victor stepped into the swirling smoke and murmurs of The Piston. His eyes adjusted quickly with the help of his brass duoculars, revealing the small group of regulars whom he had come to regard as friends. Sitting at the bar were two Engineers, Malkior and Stannerbilt, that Victor had known Before – when they were called Melvin and Stanley. Next to them, Lady Annachronism leaned against the gramophone jukebox as it spilled the dulcet breath of Abney Park’s guttural frontman over the bar. A handful of old cable spools acted as tables, supporting half-drained philters of Absinthe (or Jones Green Apple soda for the younger punks) and a dozen patched tweed elbows. Victor skirted the edge of the room, passing his gloved hand over the tangle of exposed pipes that had grown almost organically over every inch of the wall – although they didn’t carry anything but the occasional draped jacket or scarf. Reaching the back of the establishment, he ducked inside one of two private booths – the impromptu command center for his compatriots in the area.

    The booth was implausibly smokier than the bar, drill-shaped plumes of tobacco exhaust spilling from ironically bearded mouths. Victor took his seat – next to their leader, Nikolai, and across from two of the most ridiculous looking young men Victor had ever seen.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:00 No.18722463
    Sweet, go on.
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    >>18722443 cont'

    “You understand our concern, of course. The Mills have been our turf since Before, and we are reluctant to concede even a fraction of our territory – regardless of what a ‘prime undiscovered hangout’ you might consider them to be.”
    Nikolai spoke with authority unbecoming of his appearance – another of Victor’s friends from the days before they had taken new names, Nick was diminutive in appearance and personality. When things changed and he began to manifest his powers, Nick had poured all of his time into learning, understanding, and pushing the limits of his new abilities. For weeks at a time, he missed school entirely. When, as the Juggalos said, the “shit all straight up and fuckin’ hit the fan”, and schools across the country shut down entirely, Nick’s truancy seemed negligible. The product of his efforts, however, was anything but – his advanced comprehension of the intricacies of their new powers made him the natural leader no one imagined he could be, and he quickly coined his own title: Ark-Engineer.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:06 No.18722501
    Metalheads: Crazy sonic wave based shit and FIRE, just imagine the most over the top shit and it'd fit. Throw in some shadow manipulation and necromancy and you've got it complete.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:07 No.18722514
    I like the "speaking in tongues" thing, but I think hipsters should get it, too.
    "That's not funkabilly-neo-wave-folk-punk, but punkabilly-wave-neo-folk, heretic!"
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:11 No.18722539
    Archive this shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:11 No.18722541
    >that image
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:13 No.18722554
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    working on another part, will hopefully be wrapped up within three posts?
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:20 No.18722605

    Vote it up. First World Superpowers is the name, suggested by an anon before.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:39 No.18722669
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    Voted up!


    The Hipsters opposite them conferred for a moment through their iPhones, the unnatural glow of their screens illuminating swathes of pipe smoke in front of their faces. After some deliberation and a round of DrawSomething, they turned back to Nikolai and Victor. “We get you. You’re into all this pipe stuff, and that’s cool. I was really into Skyrim for a while, I dig the Dwarven motif. But you gotta understand, the Mills are much better off in our hands. There’s Goths around there, down by the river, cooking up some foul-ass Misfits shit. You keep building junk without taking precautions, you’re going to get your heads shrunk. Just let us set up shop, we’ll lock it down.”

    Victor watched the other Hipster as Nikolai considered their offer. Decked out in thick glasses, two scarves and a peaked ‘wizard’ hood, he was clearly the most fluent in their magics – although what that entailed Victor didn’t know. Hipsters, as a collective, were inadvertently mysterious. What rumors he had heard concerned their ability to adapt, moving from specialties with as little commitment as their music taste. Some Hipsters, however, were steadfast in their style – devoting themselves to combat, support, or illusory -

    Victor perked his ears. Wavering guitar, sad vocals, no deep breaths… Modest Mouse?

    Gammy bastards.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:44 No.18722692
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    The average stoner would benefit from:
    >Nature magic
    But don't mind me, continue thinking all stoners are just lazy fuckwads that only want to get high. 'Cult of exctasy', good fucking lord how pathetic.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:54 No.18722730
    A rastaman maybe, but your average stoner is a frat guy who gets high and watches Pineapple Express.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:55 No.18722732
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    The image that greeted him as he tore away the velvet curtain was at once terrible, exciting, and entirely unoriginal. Overturned tables, smashed mirrors, and a scattering of blood betrayed the scuffle that the Hipster Obscurist had artfully hidden. Nikolai was gone, likely swept away some time after Victor had entered the booth. Stepping over an abandoned raygun, Victor pulled his weapon from its sheath – braided leather forming a cord about four feet long, coming alive with blue pilot flames at the flip of a switch on the mahogany handle. It was an admirable piece of Engineering, custom made by Nikolai himself. Victor often laughed to himself at how ridiculous the concept of their powers was – by all rights, this whip should be cold to the touch and too heavy to lift, but somehow its aesthetic had imbued it with serpentine, coiling life – he was glad it was powered by that rather than the power of believing, because he definitely wasn’t able to suspend his logic as far as would be necessary.
    Outside, the Hipster’s raiding party could still be seen moving down the street. Victor tightened his grip on the lash handle and followed at a distance, predicting their path down towards the Mills.

    yeah i'm done for now
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)09:57 No.18722739
    >juggalos are orcs/orks
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:03 No.18722758
    Frat guys can just fuck off, biggest losers in the entire world. HURR HURR I'M GETTING SO DRUNK YEAH PARTY HARD.

    If I could lynch all frat boys I would've done so ages ago.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:06 No.18722771
    >if I could've I would've

    Sounds like laziness to me stoner boy. Get to work!
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:10 No.18722785
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    Oh you, going to jail won't help me at all.

    But if OP's setting ever becomes more than just a mishmash of ideas, frat boys would have a whole different type of 'magic' than the average guy that smokes a joint every now and then.

    Pic related, the true origin of weed.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:12 No.18722794
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    This is pure awesome. I wanna play this. We need more writefaggotry.

    Also, what system should we use? Mage perhaps?
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:13 No.18722796
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    Elspeth giggled as she lit the last candle, casting the blood-soaked changing room in a sinister glow. Looking down at the gorey feathers on her hands, she wondered briefly whether chickens would be enough to sate the rule of sympathy. She'd chipped her black nail polish strangling the last one. A necessary sacrifice - her appearance could be adjusted later. Right now she had a ritual to complete, her coven depended on it. She could hear the raucous shouting outside. Straight-Edgers - seven of them. Their power number. A loud wet meat slap sounded on the other side of the wall. Something new? She couldn't risk it. She began to sing.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:16 No.18722810
    Nerds shouldn't be allowed to actually wield power, because then you get Andrew from Chronicle.

    A stupid little twat with a chip on his shoulder and the ability to kill people with the blink of an eye. We don't need psychopaths like that running around.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:17 No.18722819
    You really take this weed thing very seriously, don't you?
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:20 No.18722829
    >going to jail won't help me at all.

    But it'll help US dear anon!
    The needs of the many and so on.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:20 No.18722833
    It's the prejudice towards it that gets me, sorry.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:20 No.18722835
    Let's not forget the votes gentlemen.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:21 No.18722837
    You forgot to give the /b/ hivemind a 100% success chance if the request would save a cat or punish someone who has hurt one
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:25 No.18722859
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    I would say that is EXACTLY what we need. I mean, not all nerds would be Apex Predators, and they'd be hunted pretty vigorously by Jocks.

    I like the politics that can emerge, especially on a more local level. Globally, Goths and Geeks would most likely be at each others throats, but in a few cities or even just one city they could have a peaceful coexistence based on alternatively summoning and slaughtering hordes of the zombies.

    You know, for fun.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:28 No.18722887
    Well, I guess that could work. Sign me up as Hunter Of The Homicidal though.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:42 No.18722937
    Nerd Hunter could even be a class - something interdisciplinary between Jocks and Straight Edgers, combining their muscle wizardry with high resistance.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:43 No.18722944
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    Pete couldn't keep from grinning as he looked around his crew. They psyched themselves up, chugging energy drinks and high-fiving. The battered, sticker-covered boom box blared pop-punk at volumes that would alert anyone in the area to their presence. It didn't matter to Pete. He knew he'd be fine with all his friends there.

    He picked up the boom box and pushed his skateboard forward. The rumbling of the wheels over concrete was echoed as his crew followed suit. Graffiti-covered walls sped past as the skaters settled into a rhythm. Pete led the way, weaving in and out of streetlights and bollards. Then, he stopped. They were there.

    At the other end of the street, a black-clad gathering milled. As one, they turned their corpse-painted faces towards Pete and his crew. Black metallers, many of them hefted medieval weaponry. The skaters stepped off their boards. They picked them up and adopted fighting stances.

    "Stay posi, guys," Pete said, as much to keep his own nerves in check than to motivate his crew. He set the boom box down, and the rest of the skaters formed up around it.

    A sickening howl erupted at the far end of the street. The black metallers raised their weapons and charged.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:43 No.18722946
    No kids should have super powers because they're all fuck-tards
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:45 No.18722956
    I don't know why but 'Nerd Hunter' makes me laugh.
    >"I cast Bigby's Painful Wedgie on the nerd!"
    >> Archive this shit. 04/15/12(Sun)10:45 No.18722957
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    The abandoned Asylum had sounded such a sick place to set up camp. One of the few places still with running water, and a generator that still had fuel. It sat atop a hill in what seemed like a fairly defensible position and there is something to be said for occupying a goddamn asylum after all. Reality is a dick though, as no one in the misfit band of emo kids, goths and nerds knew a thing about how to work the generator.

    "Well I assumed it was just going to be a fucking switch or a button or some shit, no use crying about it asstwat."

    "Great, so the geek grows a potty mouth, mocks my calling and proves he's an idiot in the same sentence, now I can see why we haunt the nightmares of Leicestershire right now."

    "To be fair to Adam, none of us know how to do any of this post-apocyliptic survival shit, we can't pin all the blame on him. Look, it'll be getting dark soon, we can haul up here until morning then make our way into Loughborough and see if we can't convince someone useful to tag along with us. I'll even keep watch, I like nightime better any way."

    "We know you do Raven BlackBirdMcNightDark. Or instead of lying to another sap, I dunno - we could just stay in Loughborough? The place was a shithole before The Event and now it's effectively goatse, but at least there I might die in a moderately cool way, rather than dying from freezing to death in a padded cell."

    "That is actually a pretty poetic way to go."

    "Oh fuck here we go."
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:46 No.18722963

    Pretty much. This is why this is just a game. It is just a game, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:49 No.18722989
    I prefer to call it 'escapism gone wrong'.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)10:53 No.18723012

    Yeah, this is turning into 'rewrite your teenage years into a post-apocalyptic superpowered nightmare' ... And it's awesome.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/15/12(Sun)11:26 No.18723231
    Leroy looked outside the window. Armed with a golden Deagle (it was airsoft, but hey, it works to focus his powers), he saw the black-clad figures near his blinged-out Cadillac.
    "Shiiiit. Not the Caddie! Where the fuck is Johnny G wit' dat backup?" He muttered to himself. One of the figures outside lifts his hand, revealing an electric guitar in the shape of an axe, and launched into a frenzy on the Cadillac. Other figures join in on the madness, gluttural howls and roaring competing with the sound of metal being smashed.
    Leroy can't take it anymore. "Thassa MY CAR, mofukkas!" He quickly whipped his Deagle sideways, and pulled on the trigger. Bright flashes of light illuminated his gun while he recited DMX's Party Up. The window shattered to pieces, and bullets made of words stormed towards the Dark Metalheads. Some of them didn't notice, and gets caught in the hail of word-bullets, while others quickly whipped their guitar-axes to counter-attack. Leroy quickly ducked out of the way, shreds of metal missing him by inches. Leroy panicked. He knew he would die here. He resolved himself, "Once a street solja, ALWAYS A SOLJA!" As he went up again, he thought he'll get wasted for the last time here.
    To his suprise, the Dark Metalheads were being routed by a screaming horde of Juggalos, wielding juggling pins studded with nails, some of them even riding to battle in unicycles. One of them passed by the wide-mouthed Leroy, and smiled.
    "It's a miracle, man! It's ALL a miracle!" the clown-faced man proclaimed, before he ran whooping and hollering.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)11:28 No.18723250
    I hate my teenage self. If I travel back in time it's not to fix things; It's to beat myself up severely.
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    "That is actually a pretty poetic way to go. Also, what the hell is goatse?"

    "Oh I forget no one here's from the internet. Nevermind. Call it a night?"

    "Probably for the best tubs. If we can get Jamie's iPod power then we can see about getting a fire going."

    Bethan, the only Indie kid in the group spoke up for the first time in a few hours. Stirring from her shivering corner.

    "Guys? Jamie's calling isn't suited to cantrips?"
    Questioning inflection, no question. Pause.

    "Comfort and warmth aren't emotions that spring to mind when leafing through his Library. We're better off just finding firewood. Use his iPod battery for googling survival tips or something. Also, if we're going to Loughborough - we're going the scenic route. We can't risk running into the chavs again."

    Jamie gave her a quizical look.

    "Oh - er, American - forgot. Think jocks but with less money - more aggression and in all likelihood drunk."

    "Fantastic, did I mention how much I love this country?"
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)12:10 No.18723581
    Sorry for the numerous typos etc. I'm typing it directly into 4chan because I'm lazy.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)12:15 No.18723626
    Slamzilla looked around at his fellows in the fire light. The camp fires illuminated their painted faces, grinning with anticipations. He smile widened. Tall and short, fat and thin, strong and weak, boy and girl, his brothers and sisters had come together when the time has come, like they knew it would happen. They had set up in the old school assembly, called by his the beats of his boombox and the phat rhymes that danced with it. Now, he was handed the ceremonial bottle of Faygo and finished it off. He felt the power of the wicked elixir flowing through him, and he felt the words flow with it.

    "Brothas! Sistas! Good juggalo motherfuckas! It is good to see our family gather here, to sup the elixir togetha, to dance togetha, to rejoice in juggalohood as a true family! It fills me with enough mothafuckin' joy that I could weep! We have completed the rites, set down by the Posse so long ago, and we are blessed by the favour and we shall walk with miracles, brothas and sistas!"
    This brought a cry from the crowd. They felt his passion and as it fed them, they fed it as well, stirring them up. The sound of the blessed rhymes grew louder in Slamzilla's ears and in the smoky clam-bake he could see more shapes than his brethren. He saw laughing, grinning shapes, cart-wheeling through the air around him. He felt stronger, stronger than he ever felt. He turned back to the crowd.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)12:16 No.18723634
    "Brothas and sistas, we have done well, but their is still work to do! We must walk an exodus, a holy journey to unite with the other juggalos who have been left alone an confused! We must join with those who have already formed their ranks, and increase the power! We must pour across this land like the wicked elixir, and into the seas and on and on, until the whole earth is united under a painted banner! My brethren, it is our holy duty to untie all peoples under the love of the juggalo! We must bring the miracles to the masses, and purify! Purify! Purify"
    Slamzilla's word were lost in the roar of the crowd and the stomping of feet as the juggalos began to dance and cavort, jumping and wheeling as the music of The Posse grew louder still. And all around them the harlequin shapes danced and cavorted with them, their ghostly laugher echoing off the walls.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)12:23 No.18723715
    Archive it. I want to use this.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)12:25 No.18723740
    It's done.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)13:14 No.18724204
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)14:35 No.18725100
    This. Is. Awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)17:13 No.18727163
    So, the world's fallen apart then? Or ostracized magic users? I don't get it. Other than magic cliques - what's the knock on effect with the rest of the world?
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)18:03 No.18727697
    Figure that out and then write it up.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)18:25 No.18727929
    This is pretty cool, I'm getting a lot of Phonogram vibes from this. for those who aren't /co/mrades, Phonogram was a series where people got magic powers by listening to music. They were divided into cults based on what type of music they listen to to cast their spells.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)18:26 No.18727932
    Oh, shit. I just realized what Hipsters get to do.

    Because powers only come from SUBcultures, and Hipsters complain about things being too 'mainstream'...

    They have the power to deactivate powers.
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)18:33 No.18728029

    This isn't what hipsters do though. They may deride a scene as having become shallow but their mere presence doesn't make a scene evaporate. More than anything it just draws the ire of the people who actually like the crowd they're with. If some faggot walked into your bar and told you your music sucks you'd tell them to stuff a cock up their ass so the shit dosen't come out. Hipster powers would probably be about what hipsters are about, looking like they're at the forefront of the cultural collective if not so far ahead that our 'plebian' brains can't understand it. They'd use some kind of glamour magic and possibly precognition.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/15/12(Sun)21:32 No.18730458
    Hmm... maybe we could have an expansion which showcases other fads from other countries. Namely, Japan.
    Ganguros, Gosulolis (could be a Goth splinter), Lolitas, Bosozoku, Highschool Delinquents... heck, read the wiki on them.
    >> Here You Go OP: Russ 04/15/12(Sun)21:35 No.18730500

    Now the music divides us into tribes
    You grew your hair so I grew mine
    You said the past won't rest
    Until we jump the fence and leave it behind

    With my old friends I can remember when
    You cut your hair, I never saw you again
    Now the cities we live in could be distant stars
    And I search for you in every passing car

    The night's so long
    Yeah the night's so long
    I've been living in the shadows of your song
    Been living in the shadows of your song

    In the suburbs I, I learned to drive
    And you told me we would never survive,
    So grab your mother's keys we leave tonight

    But you started a war that we can't win
    They keep erasing all the streets we grew up in
    Now the music divides us into tribes
    You choose your side, I'll choose my side
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/15/12(Sun)21:36 No.18730512
    aaaand look what I've found
    >> Anonymous 04/15/12(Sun)21:46 No.18730605
    Replace that with the Directorium Inquisitorum and a translation of the Bible that isn't "whatever sounds the most flowery" and you might do some good.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)03:10 No.18735153
    We need a system. Also, once this thread gets 404'd, I may start a new one if anyone's interested. The writefaggotry really gave it an awesome atmosphere.

    About the post apocalyptic thing: I think you can play either way. You could play when The Event is all new and only the users know of their powers. There is a kind of Masquerade, the game takes place in abandoned places, clubs, gigs and the like. Or, you play some time after the event when teenage gangs of magic users rule the streets and the authorities can't do anything, and maybe try to contain it. This whole setting can accomodate many playstyles, at least I think so.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/16/12(Mon)05:13 No.18736176
    Can anyone recap on what the various subcultures do for now?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)05:18 No.18736215
    I'm more interested in what the ones with no actual subculture do. Because people with subcultures are in an incredible minority around here. To the point where you can go months without seeing one person obviously in one.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/16/12(Mon)05:22 No.18736238
    I think the ones without subcultures are ones without powers. If they're some kind of social butterfly they're the rookie of all trades, master of none.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)06:00 No.18736483
    I think they should have no powers. This way there won't be too many people with magical powers around and can kind of stay out of sight.

    - Goths: necromancy, connected to singing.
    - Emos: can expand their emotions to others.
    - Metalheads: lightning/fire, they can use instruments as weapons, at least in the writefaggotry.
    - Straight edge: immunity to magic
    - Juggalos: some kind of tribal shamanistic shit, maybe they benefit from the "family" thing?
    - Steampunk: can craft crazy steampunk shit that works.
    - Hipsters: precognition probably, but we haven't really decided on that yet
    - Stoners: time slowing, perhaps healing?
    - Geeks: bardic knowledge kind of stuff
    - Gangstas: can use "bling-bling" and rap to fire word projectiles
    - Ravers: not decided yet.
    - Jocks: get boost on physical atributes.
    - Chavs: see jocks, I guess.
    - Guidos: not yet decided.
    - Punks: we barely mentioned them, though they are a large subculture around here.

    Needs work, obviously, but these are quite good for the basics.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)06:03 No.18736502
    Sounds boring.

    Whats "straight edge" supposed to mean? Never heard of them.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)06:07 No.18736520

    Straight Edge abstain from all drugs and alcohol, with some groups even abstaining from sex. Instead, it connects strongly with rave and punk culture, trading out the inherent drug ties of both in exchange for more focus on the music and fashion, with a big "NO, I DO NOT HAVE ANY."

    It strikes me more as an offshoot of Punks, and Punks should be some form of "repel other abilities via own intensity and response back".
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)06:18 No.18736583
    straight edge comes from a counter reaction to the destuctive punk culture of unsafe sex, alcohol and drug abuse. they often use "sXe" and the X on the back of the hand to mark their "belonging". the X was drawn on young peoples hands at clubs and concerts to show they where not of drinking age, and thatw as picked up by the sXe culture/movment.

    As with anything there's now plenty of different versions of "sXe".
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 04/16/12(Mon)06:32 No.18736699
    Ravers should get prismatic bursts, or a way to disconcert/dazzle other people with their flashing light and trancy music. Laser shows straight from your hand and whatnot.

    Guidos would probably have something to do with money, as do Gangstas.

    Jocks, Chavs, Gopniks, Bogans would probably get intimidation or muscle wizardry school of magic. Jocks would be closer to the muscle wizard, while chavs, gopniks and bogans would lean more on the intimidation aspect.

    If there's an 'expansion set' on foreign fads, I'm suggesting Yankees, Gopniks, Ganguros, Bosozokus, Ah Bengs, Sukebans/Banchous, Lolitas and Visual Keis.
    Maybe also a 'fads from the past' expansion set. Mods, Zazous, Greasers, Zoot Suiters, Disco Maniacs, and Beatniks could be in there too.
    >> Askerev 04/16/12(Mon)07:34 No.18737171
    Goths: Necromancy, Power rises based on how angry they are at their parents/ how much black and metal their wearing.

    Emos: Enchantment based magic., possibly; but not likely, blood-magic. Power increases with Depression.

    Guidos: Illusion based magic, power increased by sun taning/ bitching/ being pycho ...mostly the last one.

    Nerds: Transmutation, Power increased as subject becomes more lonely.

    Geeks: Divination, Power increases based upon reaserch and focus.

    Jocks: Able to Buff themselfs up via tranmutation magic. Cats grace, bears endurance, ect. Magic builds under pressure.

    Metalheads: Divine magic. Able to Buff, bless, beat, and turn up the bass. Power inceases with the bass and the volume.

    Hipsters: Universalits. Can do a little bit of everything, But never specialize lest the school become "too mainstream"

    Hippies: Herbalist/shamanistic magic.

    Techies: Technomancy. Dues ex Machina. Praise the omnissiah.

    Rebels: Transmutation. Power increases with belief in their cause.

    Relgious nuts: Divine magic. Faith healing or Smite evil. Power bassed of the number/ level of bad memorys the caster is reppressing.

    Gangstas: Enchantment magic, Their mostly all talk anyways. Incease with confidence/distance from nearest source of law enforcement.

    Straight-laces: Abjuration, Power increases with praise.

    Preps: Enchantment/ Illusion. Power increases with followers. May possably rederict wounds to them.

    Activists: Enchantment, power increases based on the size of the crowed gathered.

    Weeaboos: Evoactaion. Magic Charged by yelling/ naming attacks,
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)08:27 No.18737679
    This is great, though we still ned punks.

    Also, I am not familiar with some of these subcultures. (not American) So what are:
    - Rebels
    - Straight laces
    - Preps
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)09:51 No.18738286
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)12:13 No.18739257
    Rebels are exactly what they sound like-anarchists or rebels against a specific cause.
    Straight-laces I'd assume have something to do with the Straightedges.
    Preps are the popular kids, usually wealthy, the ones who always got loads of flowers from their friend on holidays and the like.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)12:20 No.18739322
    bump for interest and hopefully more writefaggotry.

    If I didn't have a paper to write I would writefag some up, but I do, so I can't. Maybe later.
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    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)12:49 No.18739556
    Let us give this another bump, shall we?
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)15:01 No.18740823
    Is this thing on? If so, bump for further writefaggotry.
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)17:02 No.18742185
    Here, I make no promises as to its quality, but I'll give you something, based off the culture I'd identify with, that hasn't really been touched on.

    "Can we hurry this shit up?" whined the Hipster, Kevon. "If I get spotted leaving a place like this, I'll be a laughingstock."
    "Like you aren't already,bro," snarled a Guido, who went as K-Fresh. "look at you. When'd you last tan?"
    "Fuck you, ham-neck!" The comeback echoed through the warehouse, in the darkened catwalks above, and the abandoned foreman's office.
    Hecate, their Goth companion, sighed. "This is pointless. If he's not here, why are we?"
    "He'll be here! He always does what he says he will, and we should listen to those in authority." Jennifer was a True Believer, and was so goody-goody that she actually lit the meeting on her own.
    "It's that kind of herd mentality that Nietzche knew would doom us," Kevon interjected. "Man was meant to stand on his own, he doesn't need the help of-"
    He was cut off as the lights suddenly came on, blinding the 4 people on the floor. A voice echoed from the catwalks.
    "Stop. Take five, people."
    In the harsh glare of the lights, the four associates shifted and changed. K-Fresh's tan melted away, and his hair lengthened to his shoulders. Kevon stretched, and his clothes stretched with him, as he grew three inches and gained thirty pounds. Hecate's black hair bleached blond, and her eyes shifted from blue to green. Jenn's skirt shortened drastically, and her sweater grew a V-neck. She reached into her cleavage, and proffered a pack to her compatriots.
    "Anybody want a smoke? James? Charlie?"
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)17:13 No.18742328
    James, the ex-Hipster, shook his head. "Love one, but if I go back smelling like tobacco instead of cloves, they'll know something's up."
    Charlie and Heather each took a cig from Jenna's pack, and the three of them lit up. Into the expanding smoke stepped Michael, their Director and Stage Manager.
    "How goes it, all?"
    James answered, "Great, I'm really about to make a breakthrough with Kevon! I've been steadily attack Giselle's musical tastes, and I think within the next few days, she's either going to sleep with me, or try and showdown for dominance."
    Heather glanced at him, looking irritated "So, you're going to sleep with that bitch?"
    "Honey, it's a character choice. She's not my type at all."
    Michael spoke, cutting the couple off.
    "Good. Remember, we've only got a week until the performance. Tech's doing what they can, but we need you guys at the top of your game. Donald!"
    A tall man, dressed in black, appeared behind Jenna.
    "Yeah, Mike?"
    "Can you do something with Jenna's costume? It's too bland for me."
    Donald turned to Jenna. "Change back for me."
    Her clothes returned to their previous prim state. Donald looked her over, and then swept his hand. Her skirt shifted from blue tartan to red, and her cross-necklace grew a ruby rose. Her socks lengthened until they reached her knees, and rose decals crawled up them.
    "Much, thanks."
    Donald leaned to Jennifer, and kissed her on the cheek. "You're doing great, babe."
    Jennifer shifted back to Jenna. "I hope so, I haven't gotten laid in a month. This show better be worth it."
    Michael smiled as Donald returned to invisibility.
    "Don't worry, dear, it will be."
    >> Anonymous 04/16/12(Mon)19:04 No.18743586
    Personally, I liked it, write some more if you're up to it.

    Also, have a bump
    >> Askerev 04/16/12(Mon)19:07 No.18743611
    Neat. I like it.

    Now all we need to do is create some spacific powers. Im thinking of pulling a Bastard! : destroyer of darkness thing off, and naming all the spells off bands or songs.

    for instance:
    Tiger's Eye - Buffs subject and removes a level of fatiuge.
    Sandman - Allys gain bonus to damage
    Gun's 'n Roses - Basic Fireball spam attack
    Cherry pie - Captivates entire room, forceing them to look at subject of the spell. at high levels may also cause small busts of wind or a "slow effect"
    Holy Diver - Enchantes current weapon/ bonus to armor.
    Symphony No.6 - Antimagic shield
    Symphony No.9 - Antimagic field,

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