A thread for creating stuff for Cape Games be it characters, teams, powers, universes, or plots. All ideas are welcomed and encouraged. None are too grim. None are too wacky. The goal is to create things that GM and players can take and put in their own games, modifying elements to suit their own tastes.>System repositoryhttp://pastebin.com/bU7vZFANCape World stuff:>Australia http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/47227809/>The Generalshttp://pastebin.com/4ZEeWk7F>Statesmenhttp://pastebin.com/qCgQBDgr>Hollywoodhttp://pastebin.com/2Bp49SEa>Las Vegashttp://pastebin.com/ysD4JsRR>Japanhttp://pastebin.com/wz33giaC>Germanyhttp://pastebin.com/pVweBM4F>Generals' Villainshttp://pastebin.com/gms0S8VbTopic Starter: Creation myths and origin stories for your universe. How did the universe begin? When did heroes first appear? Was there a god-wave like in DC or was there a previous universe that died to create Galactus like in Marvel?Previous Thread:>>47392590
>>47412964Our first roll for the new Outlier is 29. I'll go get the book...
>>47412993Got it.Induced Mutant: The hero started lifeas a Normal Human, "then somethinghappened." As a result of a freakhappenstance, the hero has beenphysically and genetically altered. TheFantastic Four are examples of this type.NEED 1D100
2nd for best team
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>47413022
>>47413063Self-Achievement: The hero actively sought out a means of giving himselfPower. He developed the methods, procedures, equipment, or whateverpermits him to possess Power. This could be through scientific endeavors(Henry Pym/ Ant Man), arcane study (Dr. Strange), or physical training (iron Fist).Anyone can gain Powers similar to the hero's by following this special training.Next, the weakness. Roll 3d100.
Rolled 51, 14, 73 = 138 (3d100)>>47413106So this kid's a bit of a try hard.
>>47413106So he put himself into cosmic fantastic four rays? Kid already sounds like he drips with issues.
>>47413122Energy Depletion: The hero has a finite energy supply that permits him to manifest Power. This energy must be periodically renewed by means of rest, food, Energy Absorption, Energy Vampirism, or simply making contact with a source of that energy. If the hero's energy level drops too low, dire Effects result.Power Negation: The hero's Powers cease to functionLimited Duration After Contact: The Effect is continuous with Contact and also lasts for a limited time after the hero is no longer exposed to the Stimulus.POWERS next.Roll 1d100 for number of them.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>47413197
>>47413210Four powers, not bad.
>>474132104 Powers, 2 Talents, 2 Contacts.2d100 for first power.
Rolled 55, 45 = 100 (2d100)>>47413249
Cosmic origins hug? How about super people being like anti bodies for a multiverse? They seem to save reality an awful lot. Has that ever been done before?
>>47413259Missile Creation: The hero canspontaneously create and launchprojectiles.Matter Creation as a subset. Since I like going fast, roll 6d100 please.
Rolled 63, 20, 24, 43, 3, 51 = 204 (6d100)>>47413297
>>47412965I'm not sure if I like the name "Joe". But I do like where you're getting at.I feel like it could be used for decent story stuff for games.
>>47413291DCUO had Luthor gave the players super powers because he didn't want the Earth to be digitized by Brainiac but that's the only thing I can think of .
>>47413297Captain FPS, leet gamer with the power of being doom guy?
>>47413324Thanks, that's the goal of these threads after all.
>>47413345The cosmic rays was really just Hell empowering him.
>>47413320DANGER SENSEKINETIC BOLTThe last one is Force Field vs. Vampirism, which I think we should reroll. Yes or no?
>>47413401Also, should we reroll Kinetic Bolt? It's just Missile Creation.
>>47413371He wants to get into VS''s snakeskin panties because he's a man and a half and she's a girl and a half, causing friction between their teams because prince blitz loves her and she hates being fought over by macho meatheads?
>>47413324>>47412965Maybe that's how the misunderstanding between the Junior Generals and Outliers start. >both teams hear about a teenager with ghost powers and want to help him out>Junior Generals have no idea who the the Outliers are>Viperstrike and Trinity try to be genre savy and assume that the Outliers are a villainous group wanting to manipulate abuse Joe>the Outliers have no idea why the qt3.14 ninja is beating their ass
>>47413401It could tie into his weakness >>47413197If conserving energy is a big deal for him, a shield against draining would be useful.
>>47413414>>47413434I say re roll for kinetic bolt. But keep the anti-energy drain feature. Unless you crack his over shield first he's not going to run out of cosmic bullets.
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>47413401
>>47413486Okay then, roll 2d100.
Rolled 2, 70 = 72 (2d100)>>47413503
>>47413567RESIST: EMOTIONOh god am I laffing.
Anyways, 2 characters generated, three to go.So we have a guy who fundamentally changed himself after obtaining powers by his own volition. He can now throw bullets from his hands, sense danger, and is steeled against emotions. He only stops when his energy is depleted.This guy does sound like a messed up individual and is sufficiently weird enough for The Outliers.NEXT ONE!ROLL 2d100 FOR ORIGIN
>>47413594He's a man and a half after all.
Rolled 54, 94 = 148 (2d100)>>47413106>>47413122>>47413149>>47413594>Hormonal teenager>Drips with issues>Exposed self to dangerous forces for superpowers>Gained the power of apathy>>47413684
>>47413694>Modified Human-Extra Parts: This type of body is harder to disguise than the other Modifications because the body now possesses extra pieces of anatomy. These may be duplicates of normal parts (arms are probably the most common example), or parts that are not found on a Normal Human. Such new parts include wings, tails, antennae, fins, or anything else that might create Powers for the hero.>Energy Exposure: The hero was exposed to a special form and Intensity of energy— anything out of the ordinary will do—and turned into his present self.Okay, Outliers material.1d100 for how many powers.
>>47413694So less doom guy balls to the wall and more an apathetic guy, calling his lack of emotions adult professionalism?
>>47413762Don't forget the weakness!
>>47413780Was going to do it last so that it's more intuitive.
>>47413694>>47413424Apathetic Doom Guy is the first to get punched by Viper.
>>47413433Not too sure about Joe. Makes me think of coffee.I need to draw that ranger request from last thread while I still got the chance.
>>47413829If you're still taking requests, do you think you can work on Harpy's design? Or pre-evil Harpy adventuring with Baron Bizarre and Doc Chase
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>47413762Please work this time dice!
>>47413880Same as last time. Let's get this rolling fast.Roll 8d100!
Rolled 90, 77, 1, 73, 9, 35, 32, 70 = 387 (8d100)>>47413909
>>47413924Oh man. I wonder what her extra part is?
>>47413829Take your time. I will be asleep for the next several hours, so I won't be able to see it until then anyway.
>>47413924PREHENSILE HAIRRESIST: ENERGYHYPER-TOUCHPLANT GROWTHThis is... odd.Roll 3d100 for weakness.
>>47413846I can get behind either of those.I sort of have her wings "wrap around" her to form a sort of stylish dress. I'm very much picturing her a sort of high society type. Very Malory Archer/Lucille Bluth/Lets Face It Jessica Walter.>>47413936Noted. Hopefully it'll be up by then. I'll be sure to link your post.
>>47414008When the wings unfold I can picture an outfit like pic related.
Rolled 86, 4, 91 = 181 (3d100)>>47413986...I can't wait to see how salvage this one. >>47414008I like the wing dress design but I'm not really feeling the fishnets.
>>47414097I feel more traditional stockings or tights are what we should aim for. They're a little too angular.
>>47414097>FINITE LIMITCan only use her powers so much...>Power Negationor she loses them...>PermanentFOREVER!Well this is fine and dandy, no clue how this can be anything other than an Outlier.Should I wait to do another until we figure out what we even made?
>>47413986>>47414097Go full Doom Patrol. Her hair (would that count as extra part?) is a living ecosystem. It imparts more tactile information to her than her skin and hands (Hyper touch)Her hair is resistant to energy because it was a wave of spirit-energy that created her. She's probably from Greece. Got caught up in a war between two Dryad-woods and a blast of magic got her.Her hair can also make plants grow, imparting its supernatural vigor and growth onto it by a touch.So her hair can connect with and control plants.She's extremely self conscious of the magic ecosystem living on top of her scalp. She doesn't want to be a freak. The Dryads call it a blessing, she calls it a curse.Fellow Outlier teamate "The Pro" made her cry by calling saying her name should be Chia Head.Anyone have a kinder name for her?
>>47413986>>47414149>Prehensile hair>Plant growth>Finite power with permanent power loss is overusedSomething with plants or seeds? Prehensile plants she can control, spawning from seeds that were "planted" in her scalp? And she can somehow use up those finite supply of seeds?
>>47414149>>47414190She could go all out and plug her forest-hair into a large group of plants and kill it by stretching her powers to the max...but although she hates it she doesn't think killing an entire magical ecosystem on her head is moral.She's a very sweet, very kind girl. Wears a large sunhat with her hair coiled under it because shes embarrassed by it.
>>47414190>>47414203No real cape name, assigned file's codename is DEMETER?
>>47414190>>47414203>>47414233So since we have an idea, let's move onto the fourth member.2d100 please!
>>47414235>>47414233She was born with the name Akantha in a village in Greece protected by a forest of Dryads. She's something of a crybaby and coward, and the protective, warrior like Dryads believed they were doing her a favor by transforming her into a formidable forest warrior by turning her hair into a living micro-forest.Typical divine thinking, like something out of Ovid.Instead of being thankful she cursed the dryads she once loved and left for America where she fell in with the Outliers. "The Pro" thinks shes a complete pussy wimp, and Tape Deck fights with him because she feels sympathy with her plight. Their fighting just makes DEMETER cry more.She names herself DEMETER as part of a gambit. She hopes to attract the goddess of the Dryad's attention either to get her to move the micro forest out of her scalp or to tell her off to her face.We good to roll another?
Rolled 34, 49 = 83 (2d100)>>47414326
>>47414364>Breed Mutants: The hero's parents were Mutants, as were any number of preceding generations. Breed Mutants form tribes and have close-knit families; this is a defense mechanism born from generations spent hiding their true selves from normal society.>Technical Mishap: The hero was caught in an experiment or procedure gone awry, with the result that the hero gained Powers that were totally unexpected. Such freak conditions cannot be completely duplicated, although they can be simulated. Simulations produce slightly different results, though.Interesting, I have to go do something. If someone else wants to pick up the generation, the next roll is how many powers, talents, and contacts. 1d100.
>>47414436I can take over. I got the book right here.TAPE DECKTHE PRODEMETERAND NOW...probably someone from Africa or Mexico. They're big on super bloodlines. And then an accident happens to them...ROLL 1D100!
Just going through the pastebins of the characters we have stat'd out. Doc,Trinity,Blue Cobalt,Psinobi,Heartthrob,Hotshot Harpy and Viperstrike aren't 100% complete. Harpy and Doc still have to pick Close Combat: Unarmed or Gadgets 6, Expertise: Science 10 or Ranged Combat: Gadgets 6, Technology 10, Vehicles 4>I think Doc should get Close Combat Unarmed and Harpy gets Range CombatTrinity Expertise (Choose one) 7Expertise (Choose one: Magic or Science)Blue CobaltExpertise: (Choose one) 4Resistant: Immunity 10 (choose two 5-point immunities:Alteration effects, sensory Affliction effects, Fatigue effects, or a damage type (Bullets, Cold, Electricity,Fire, Magic, Radiation, Sonic))PsinobiExpertise: (Choose one) 6HeartthrobFavored Environment (Choose One)HotshotChoose one: Deception 7 or *Intimidation 7*Environmental Control: Environment 12 (8 miles; Choose two: Cold, Heat, Impede Movement, Light, Visibility)>thinking heat for this oneViperstrike Precise attack(choose one:close or ranged; concealment)Choose Two: Accurate Attack,All Out Attack,Defensive Attack or Power Attack
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>47414468
>>47414528Sorry to be new to this, but I'm a little confused over all the (Choose one) stuff.I have the Mutants and Masterminds character generator, but could you explain what exactly this is asking for?
>>474145413 powersLets see what our bloodline tech accident has...ROLL 6D100!By the way, what other systems have a character generator? MM gave us Generals and Young Generals, TSR Marvel is giving us the Outliers, what kind of a team could other generators make?
>>47414528I'd argue Viper Strike's Precise attack should be ranged Concealment.Launching a shield throw from hiding and yanking it back on a string before starting a melee is very in flavor for some of her original Assassin programming.
>>47414587An Expertise skill is basically the same as a Knowledge skill in D&D: you have to specify what exactly you're knowledgeable about. For example, Expertise: Magic is exactly the same thing as Knowledge: Arcana.
Rolled 49, 31, 61, 71, 10, 61 = 283 (6d100)>>47414612
>>47414587So because we used random generator if it's a list of a stuff we have to pick on or the other. For Trinity for example she can choose between having an Expertise in Magic or Science for one skill as 6. Then she has another expertise slot for anything she wants. Examples of Expertise are Cooking,Criminal,Curent Events,Dance,History,Law,Medice,Magic,Politics,Popular Culture,Science,Street wise
>>47414587>>47414721Beyond that, the quickgen system gives you a little flexibility in defining your character by picking and choosing certain skills or advantages or resistances.>>47414784As mentioned earlier, Expertise checks are basically Knowledge checks in D&D.
>>47414721Oh, alright.I've read through it again, so should we rolls for these or choose them?We've already built a lot for these characters so for some things I'd understand why we should deliberately choose them, but for other traits we haven't really established them, or otherwise are left open.Blue Cobalt being athletic, ex-military, having a rough upbringing or a sharp mind are all possibilities for her past. Should we roll for stuff like that?Again, sorry if I'm just not understanding this properly.
>>47414677It's more of a flying guillotine, but yea that sounds good
>>47414840It's a foldout shield, really.
>>47414840>>47414847The age old answer to every dilemma with one of two solutions. Why not Both?
>>47414677That sounds pretty solid. Maybe for her choose two, It should be Accurtate Attack and Defensive Attack. Sensei Serpent's fighting style is seems to be defensive and disable the enemy so those two advantages reflect that. >>47414826I'm not sure how we should roll for them. Blue Cobalt's Expertise I can see it being Space or Cosmic since Earth is her adopted home.
I need some ideas for escalation after (or while) my party deals with the gangs in their city that isn't gangs+more capes. I'm using WeaverDice in the Wormverse, so all things told, fairly low-key.
>>47414840I feel like she removed the guillotine feature after becoming a good guy.
>>47414767Okay, here's what we got for bloodline tech accident:> 49, 31Matter Disintegration (!)>61, 71Mind Blast>10, 61Sonar DetectionSo what we got is a character that can use sonar to detect targets and then destroy them physically or mentally. Any ideas for a character or theme?
>>47414946It would be rather awkward for her to still have it.>>47414939Try police corruption. The bad guys have the popo in their back pocket and make the PCs lives utter hell.
>>47414955Echo, he uses sonic vibrations to eliminate his enemies
>>47414979>Try police corruption.Can't believe I forgot that. Especially when the WormVerse is all about one step forward, two steps back (but diagonally).
>>47414979>>47414946I can only imagine the adjustment period>"Junior Generals together! I need you all to distract Heartthrob so I can get a clean shot.">"Uh..Hebi, you still have the spikes on your shield?">"Come on he's a vampire he'll be able to walk it off.">"You said the samething about using it on Blitz.">"And Nicky ended up being just fine.">"...It caused an international incident because you nearly killed an African prince.">VS decks Trinity and proceeds to throw the shield at Heartthrob out of frustration
>>47414988How's this for an idea? He's the youngest son of an African family that specialize in being telepathic diplomats. He was born with a very low psychic potential, so they used an experimental device to crank him up to speed with is siblings...but it worked too well. Far too well.He doesn't read minds. When he reaches out he causes pain to the target. That's just him attempting basic telepathy. When he actually tries to put a thought in a person's mind they disintegrate because he pumps them so full of psychic power. This works on objects as well. Passively he radiates energy across the Mental and Physical Earths that works as a passive sonar.His family is a family of non-violent telepaths. They are healers that repair broken minds and repair political relationships. He's a weapon that can only destroy people and things.Out of fear that surrounding nation-states with their own super protector families would suspect them of turning their families into weapons they sent him to America. His family love him, and they keep in touch, but he lives alone as a self-sufficient teenager. He's the team dad of the Outliers, and deep down he feels abandoned by his family for being different.His name is something cool in Swahili...what's Swahili for echo?IS THIS GOOD?
>>47415186According to google translate Mwangwi
>>47415186Google Translate just gives Echo for Echo...How about Kivuli Sauti for "Shadow Sound" as in how he describes his sonar.I think its good. His a "noble born" like Prince Blitz but he's very humble and low-key while Blitz is proud and flamboyant.
>>47415220Prince Blitz was fighting Kivuli during the Junior Generals first encounter maybe?
>>47415211>>47415220How about Kivuli as his name and Mwangwi as his code name?Kivuli being what his mother named him because his psychic profile was as faint and gentle as a shadow when he was born.
>>47412930>Was there a god-wave like in DCthat's a pretty good way to describe how the new wave of heroes was born in my setting.the short version is a god of magic was going around the multiverse "colleting" various magical styles, from paladin powers to harry potter wand magic. he was doing this to become a over god, basically a god other gods worship.he put all these styles into a ball near a seemingly ordinary earth so he could "eat" it and gain all of it's power. what he didn't figure was all those styles would conflict with each other and explode, shotguning earth with magic and awakening the magical ability of everyone on earth.a few people got a style pre-set into them giving them a "instinct" toward their magic.this was the birth of the new wave of superheroes and supervillains.
>>47415220>>47415234>>47415240During the first battle:Blitz fighting Kivuli. Blitz does Doctor Doom speechs and Kivuli just shrugs. Blitz keeps throwing storms at him and he just keeps dispersing them with disintegration.The Pro fights Viper Strike. He keeps trying to flirt with her and she keeps trying to knock him the fuck out.Demeter and Aria just sit down and talk. Aria tells her she thinks her hair is cool and pets it, giving Demeter head pats....Just forgot! We didn't roll for weaknesses for Kivuli!ROLL 3D100!
Rolled 31, 10, 53 = 94 (3d100)>>47415298Trinity's offended no one's offensively flirting with her.
Rolled 60, 32, 70 = 162 (3d100)>>47415298
>>47415278So every hero is in some way magical? Could they develop their powers by studying magic?
>>47415298>>47415328>>47415329Tape Deck switches on her color control power and uses it to troll Tesla who just wants her to play fair so she can do her first hero vs hero fight properly, Tape Deck technically wins the fight by turning her clothes and armor invisible forcing her to retreat and Tesla vows revenge and is secretly happy she now has an arch rival of her own.Kivuli's weakness is is an energy allergy that incapacitates him only as long as he remains in contact with it.Let's make it electricity. Help keeps things interesting between him and Prince Blitz.Need three more Outliers for Makara, "Joe", and Tesla to fight.ROLL 2D100 FOR ORIGIN
>>47415430>Tape Deck is deaf and only hears through reading lips>Tesla wears a helmet>Tesla wants to have the killer bantz with her arch rival.>Tape Deck has no idea what the hell shes saying.>They both think the other one stays silent on purpose.
Rolled 60, 50 = 110 (2d100)>>47415430So Tape Deck can use her color changing powers to turn her clothes and armor and even herself invisible?And she uses this power to "troll" Tesla?Can she make Tesla's clothes and armor ridiculous shades or funny patterns?Can she make Tesla's clothes and armor and ONLY clothes and armor invisible?
Rolled 22, 61 = 83 (2d100)>>47415430>>47415490That's pretty fantastic
>>47415531Yeah. The power description encourages creative thinking like that with the color power.She can make the armor look as ridiculous as she wants.>spoilerThat's how she forces Tesla to give up after all. Defeat through modesty.>>4741553160: Demihuman-FaunThis character is a Faun.I just want to let that sink in a little.A Faun.50: They became a Faun through a technical mishap.Well yeah, he's Outlier material alright.ROLL 1D100 FOR POWER LEVEL
>>47415355>So every hero is in some way magical?that's the idea. sort of a inverse of marvel where most of the heroes are magic based and only a few are science based.>Could they develop their powers by studying magic?yep, though while they do have a instinct towards their styles a lot of it's pure guess work and they can turn their style into something radically different by simply not knowing what to do or not having the magical materials for it.for example one guy managed to turn what was basically BDSM magic into a way of enforcing fighting game logic onto people. and one sociopath used simple beauty magic to turn himself into something out of a dead space game
>>47414528>TrinityEither Expertise 7 : Magic and Expertise:Science 6 or Expertise:Popular Culture 7 and Expertise:Magic 6>PsinobiExpertise:Science since she had Chase as a teacher>HeartthrobFavored Enviroment Urban? Is that an option>HotshotIntimidation 7Enviorement Heat and Light
>>47415634>Inverse MarvelThat's actually a really clever idea. And the way powers develop is neat to. It helps justify how a character levels up and improves during a game.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>47415623
>>47414528>Blue Cobalt's resistance>Choose two from Alteration effects, sensory Affliction effects, Fatigue effects, or a damage type (Bullets, Cold, Electricity, Fire, Magic, Radiation, Sonic)If we are going with the idea that her people "BTFO" their planet's Mental and Spiritual counterparts, then wouldn't it make sense for her to be resistant to magic?Not sure what the other should be. Resistance to fatigue might work well with her Driven advantage>You’re capable of pushing yourself beyond your limits. Regularly.but I'm less certain about that as I am the magic thing.
>>47415694...And he's a very powerful Faun.9 powers just like TapedeckOh boy. Here we go. ROLL 18D100 FOR SUPER TORGOMaybe he's something like the son of Pan? His divine powers only awakened when he got caught in some kind of super-science thing. Daddy Pan was hoping to hide his bastard son from everyone by blocking his powers but the mishap caused them to spring forth and now the secrets out. The kid has serious daddy issues. He doesn't like that his human dad lied to him all his life and he doesn't like that Pan is a dead beat that won't talk to him or acknowledge him. He's hoping that by joining the Outliers he can show both his old men up.He's sympathetic to Demeter because she got screwed over by the gods as well, and even has a crush on her but she turned him down when he asked her out.Now he's trying to ask out Trinity.
Rolled 34, 44, 69, 8, 11, 59, 87, 64, 57, 21, 6, 2, 11, 7, 76, 57, 68, 99 = 780 (18d100)>>47415758Oh god.
Rolled 9, 15, 2, 38, 30, 90, 8, 6, 28, 81, 39, 70, 8, 24, 43, 36, 82, 32 = 641 (18d100)>>47415758>>47415751That would make sense so what would the second resistance be?
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>47415771Rerolling 11.
>>47415758First vampires now this. The supernatural really has a thing for Trinity, huh?
>>47415684glad to hear it. talking about it makes wish I could do crunch or at least come up with names better. so far I've been going about the setting in the pretense of a book with a game based on it later on, sort of like worm and weaver dice.
>>47415758>>47415804>bat man wants her for the benefit of a three way a>goat man who wants her because he got rejectedWhy is Trinity's love life suffering? Does she even have anyone she can talk to about this ?
>>47415828And that's why Psinobi doesn't realize Blue Cobalt's gay for her. Perfect!
>>47415844First she needs to learn to love herself... DIDN'T MEAN IT THAT WAY!
>>47415859>First she needs to learn to love herselfHow lewd.
>>47415844blue cobalt maybe? I remember us talking about her being sort of a cool big sis to trinity.
>>47415844Blue Cobalt. A couple threads ago we talked about how she could be a bit of a mother figure to her.Also this >>47415857, while in the opposite position, Blue Cobalt is still experienced in these things.
>>47415844Blue Cobalt for actual emotion stuff. Uncle Brian for impressing boys.
>>47415771Trinity got chatted up by a vampire and now Pan's son.Maybe we were on to something last thread when we talked about her having magical potential that Doc Chase is in denial over?>34, 44Hypnotic ControlI swear sometimes the dice fucking know the character we're doing.Fauns WERE capable of doing that to women in the stories...oh fuck, this could go some dark places if we aren't careful with trinity.>69, 8Communicate with AnimalsTHE DICE KNOW>11, 59RadarsenseAs in the Daredevil Radarsense.He's a Faun Daredevil.>87, 64Power TransferalHe can give his powers to other. As befits a god.HEY TRINITY! YOU CAN HAVE MY RADAR SENSE! ITS REALLY COOL!And it just makes her dizzy and throw up.>57, 21Elemental CreationAs in periodic table elements. Not like the dungeons and dragons magic murder drones. Again, typical god stuff....Poor guy probably tries to make Trinity some gold stuff just to find out she has a metal allergy and breaks out in a rash when it touches her skin.>6, 2Abnormal Sensitivity (Oh God I'm dying here...)Senses function in the normal sense but are enhanced. The guy can see UV for instance or smell things like a dog.He's also probably sensitive about love as well...>11, 7Energy DetectionMeh>76, 57RegenerationLike Wolverine. He has a healing factor.But can he heal a broken heart?>68, 99Total MemoryWell, I suppose gods CAN remember everything they've done. They just often forget to remember.So now he remember every time he's spillt his spaghetti down to the last detail.Poor actual bastard...So what do you guys think?
>>47415859...Do you think she ever...?
Do you guys ever go into the background of someone who gained superpowers over time during adulthood? I find that it brings a whole new depth to the character's personality and shows that they know what it's like to be normal. Example:>Highschool graduate with 3.8 GPA>Gets into a nice college and studies biology.>After getting his bachelors in cell biology he starts noticing odd occurrences.>Power discovery sequence.>Meets girlfriend>Drops out of college>Monetizes his superpower to live comfortably with his now-fiancé.>Close to the marriage but fiancé unsure about how his powers will affect their relationship long term between them and their extended family.>Something happens, etc, etc, etc.
Rolled 82, 72, 28 = 182 (3d100)>>47415974Weakness.
>>47415993Ever what? >>47415994I try to do that with most of my characters
>>47415844She naturally attracts supernatural males because of a subtle magic aura?She's secretly destined to be a great mystic much to Doc Chase's horror?>>47415994It can be effective, but most characters from comics tend to sort of "begin" at their powers. Like DD was just a boxer's kid and Peter Parker was just a geek. Such detailed backgrounds probably work best in a less "4-colored' universe.
>>47415974I pity Pan jr. Maybe one day he'll find the Ms.Cryptic to his Extrahuman
>>47416006The son of Pan's weakness (besides love) is...Finite LimitIncapacitateContinuous with contactHe does too much magic shit he accidentally stuns himself a little.During the first Outliers vs Young Generals fight he spends the fight getting utterly shot down by Trinity.And due to his perfect memory he can recall and reflect on the whole thing.And do to his abnormal sensitivity it broke his little god heart.Still need 2 more for Makara and JoeROLL 2D100 FOR ORIGIN
>>47416031>Ever what?YOU KNOW WHAT. Would it make her a lesbian if she did?
>>47416057Being Super Torgo is pure suffering.He's probably rich from people paying him not to flood the market with elements and manufacturing rare elements. But what's money if you're a lonely goat boy?
>TFW no QT super GF.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlYlNF30bVg
>>47416142well if he's like the faun of legend...
Rolled 79, 22 = 101 (2d100)>>47416096
>>47416127...I'm not sure. I want to say yes to satisfy my cardinal desires but I'm not sure. I think part of it depends when she got her powers? And the gay factor depends on her otherselves I think? An idea that I had for her was the logner her duplicates are around the more likely they don't want to merge back but that's just my own headcanon.
>>47416057His first name needs to be Peter, just for the joke.
>>47416184I'd be scared of that if I was Trinity too.
>>47416184I reiterate, Peter.
>>47416192Mechanically augmented cyborg!And he got that way through Self-Achievement.So this guy (or gal) gave himself some cyborg enhancements. Not that uncommon with Cape World, especially Cape America. ...He needs some sort of twist. Cyborg is just too vanilla for the Outliers.What if its some sort of addiction to cyborg enhancements? Or they're a cyborg child solider/pit fighter? Just throwing out some ideas. We'll likely get a better idea when we start generating power for him/her.ROLL 1D100 FOR POWER LEVEL
>>47416275But Peter's circumcised.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>47416294
>>47416228I agree.Peter son of Pan. Just imagine all the magical ways he can fuck up wooing Trinity. Imagine him using his animal powers to give Trinity a pet just to find she's terrified of it. >>47416311Just 4 powers.ROLL 8D100
Rolled 60, 91, 17, 67, 100, 10, 85, 49 = 479 (8d100)>>47416332
Rolled 83, 4, 20, 25, 96, 62, 24, 33 = 347 (8d100)>>47416332>gets Trinity a three headed dog>"It'll be perfect, it's three just like her.">"Jesus Christ! Hebi help!"
>>47416342>60, 91TELEPATHY>17, 67MAGNETISM CONTROL>100, 10DIMENSION TRAVEL>85, 49REGENERATIONSo a regeneration Magneto cyborg with telepathy and dimensional travel? She's probably the "team bus" moving them around like Magick did on the New Mutants. She might give the Outliers a base in some weird dimension as befitting a weird team.Any ideas?
>>47416437The most normal person on the team is a mother fucking cyborg. As for origin ripping off Cyborg's seems to be the most fitting. Character got in an accident and dad/mom/someone saves her by turning her into a cyborg. A military grade cybernetic killing machine.
Rolled 70, 82, 6 = 158 (3d100)>>47416437Weakness.
>>47416437>>47416470Hmmmm....tell me what you think about his...Let's say she's a military weapon. She's an army brat, the teenage daughter of a captain of a squad of dimension hopping cyborg spies for Uncle Sam, keeping tabs on the Mental and Spiritual Earths.When she was 18 she volunteered to become a cyborg spy like daddy. She trained her whole life to follow her old man. Its what she wanted to do for her rest of her life with all her heart and soul. Uncle Sam gave her a secondary computerized-brain that communicates across the Mental Earth (telepathy) allowing covert communication with her squad as long as wherever they are isn't blocked from Mental Earth. She's equipped with a colony of extremely expensive restorative nanobots keyed to her DNA. Its light years beyond anything that can be bought from consumer hospitals.Her spine contains a Dimensional Coupler system that allows travel through the 3 Earths. The device's effectiveness depends on location. It's most effective in Australia and weakest in Africa.Her arms contain electro-magnetic generators that allow her to control magnetism with simple hand motions.She was put through as the youngest ever squad leader because of who her father was. She was ready to make everyone proud.And he first assignment got everyone killed in a swarm of Echidna Spawn. If the Rainbow Serpent and the Rainbow Legion didn't show up she would have died with her squad.She was discharged from the military with honors after her failure, but was allowed to keep the cyborg stuff if she agreed to be the Outlier's military contact and supervisor. Uncle Sam is very interested in keeping tabs on this group of "trouble capes".Corporal Alice Spencer sees herself as squad leader of the Outliers. She puts on a tough outer front so that they'll respect her and listen to her but is terrified at the thought of any of them ever getting hurt. She has a particular soft spot for kind, innocent Demeter.
>>47416533ENERGY DAMPENING (pent up energy inside the hero must be released of bad things happen)INCAPACITATIONCONTINUOUS WITH CONTACTShe's like Peter son of Pan. She's go to vent her magnetism from time to time or it fucks with the nanites and causes her to enter a reboot sleep.
>>47416583It's good. She's the "anchor" so to speak. Her name could simply be Corporal.
>>47416631Peter's too busy looking at the attractive girls when really his love is a machine.
>>47415993>>47415844Trinity's endgame is Trinity.
>>47416676>>47416688>>47416698Corporal works as a good name.During the fight she squares off with Makara, finding his philosophical musing annoying and hoping to get him to just shut up and fight.Need one last character to square of against Joe.ROLL 2D100 FOR ORIGIN OF LAST OUTLIER
Rolled 94, 75 = 169 (2d100)>>47416730
>>47416748Gaseous. So a living cloud.And they got this way through Biological Exposure. Book gives examples as the Whizzer who got his speed through injecting cobra venom and mongoose blood, werewolves, and vampires.Were they bit by a vampire cloud?ROLL 1D100 FOR POWER LEVEL
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>47416835
>>47416883Six PowersROLL 12D100 FOR SUPER CLOUD'S POWERS
Rolled 88, 26, 88, 54, 6, 25, 7, 14, 5, 74, 54, 38 = 479 (12d100)>>47416915Is this the Gary Hoosier's work?
>>47409814So the request from last thread for a sort of knock of ranger team is 3/5ths done.Going with "samurai Head thingies" along with astrological themes.Sun, Earth, Moon. Comets/Stars/Hearts for the two lovely ladies on the team.
>>47416928>Hoosier from Gary's workGood call! That's where the powers came from!
>>47416835>>47416730I'm sure this will be an interesting match up
>>47416928>88,26Energy SourceMeaning that the character draws on a special source of energy to use their powers.She has to take special cloud /energy food to keep from dissipating into nothing?Book also states:As you are beginning to suspect, thisisn't really a Power and is more of a restraint.You're right. If you roll this Power,go ahead and roll an additional Power.SO ROLL AN ADDITIONAL 1D100>88, 54GestaltOkay. Two ore more users can combine to create a new power. The power can be of any nature. The book says the best example of this power in the Marvel Universe is the Beubier twins Aurora and Northstar (from Alpha Flight) who could generate light blasts when they touched.This also tells us to roll again to decide the nature of the gestalt power and then decide which team mate also shares this power. So it actually creates a power in another character. This really IS a crazy generator.ROLL YET ANOTHER 1D100 FOR GESTALT POWER>6, 25Hyper Hearing (what is with us rolling detection powers?)The cloud hears very, very well. Maybe loud enough sounds cause it to ripple so it "feels" sound waves?>7, 14Environmental AwarenessThis is an expansion on the previous hearing and makes the other redundant. The book suggests re rerolling redundant powers and so...ROLL A THIRD 1D100>5, 74Resist: EnergyEnergy eating cloud?>54, 38Missile CreationIt condenses part of itself and hurls it like a bullet-force raindrop?Imagine what happens if it decides to rain itself like a machine gun hail storm...So...we need 3D100.Weirdest character we ever rolled...
>>47417089>>47417145The weirdest members of both teams would of course fight each other.
Rolled 55, 32, 48 = 135 (3d100)>>47417145I don't even know
>>47417186>55, 32Mechanical Creation This is the Tony Stark/Forge/Fixer power.For this character I see it as he or she being a tech genius with little kirby device floating inside it. The cloud sometimes makes little robots and drones and controls it by filling them with itself.And I fucked up. I need 3 MORE ROLLS because of how powers are cataloged.48 means the next power is Matter Conversion based.ROLL 3D100
Rolled 56, 78, 54 = 188 (3d100)>>47417273This is fucking ridiculous
Should we try stating out the Outliers,Tesla and 'Joe' in MnM ?
>>47417308>56ELEMENTAL CONVERSIONThe Cloud can convert any matter into a specific element. The resulting element can be any element, real or fictional.Maybe the Cloud developed a love for science after playing around with elements inside itself?Think of a big smoky cloud with gadgets being assembled and re assembled inside of itself. That's what I see.Now for the GESTALT POWER>78, 54Regeneration ...Okay. When The Cloud touches one of her teammates they both start regenerating.That's just weird.WHO SHOULD THE LUCKY TEAM MATE BE FOR CLOUD SNUGGLING?>>47417337We can try. I'm not sure if MM and handle the Marvel Madness.
>>47417404Also 3D100 for weakness.Because even a Tony Stark level intellect that's a matter converting cloud has a weakness.
Rolled 45, 66, 24 = 135 (3d100)>>47417486
>>47417404>We can try. I'm not sure if MM and handle the Marvel Madness.They can if you have enough power points to work with. Considering the wall of powers half these characters have, you might have to trim a few things.
>>47417404>WHO SHOULD THE LUCKY TEAM MATE BE FOR CLOUD SNUGGLING?Corporal, which is so that UNCLE SAM can keep him under control.
>>47417518>Outliers are all PL12>Junior Generals only manage to keep up because they abuse the fuck out of their complications/weaknesses >Peter barely does anything because Trinity shuts him down so hard and gives her the opportunity to help everyone else in their fights
>>47412930Before time, there were tales. The legends of the earth are all true, and they predate written history, even pre-history. Thor and Zeus. Gilgamesh and Cu Chulainn. Lillith and Morgana. Jesus Christ and Siddhartha Gautama. All the legends spoken of today came in the First World, and all the forgotten of the FIrst World may never be known. The heroes and the creator deities and all the gods and heroes of myth were created by the Lovers - Destiny and Fate, for Destiny was what all were meant to become, and Fate was what all would truly become. At the end of the First World, the Lovers grew apart, and all the ends of the world came to pass. Heartbroken and driven to madness in their grief, the death of all things caused by the loss of their love, they split apart and changed completely. Now they are the Inevitables, Time and Death. When they made the Second World, our world, it was free of the inspiration, the care, the love they planted on the First World. History was complex. Reality was free of heroes. Existence was mundane.But legends never die, and though the First World may have died a thousand deaths, the pieces yet remain, unknown to Time and Death. Whether a physical artifact that grants power, an exceptional circumstance of birth that develops to supreme power, or simply ambition that grows into the impossible, remnants of the First World remain, and a Time of Legends grows again. If Time and Death were to see the splendor of the new age, perhaps they would once more become the Lovers. Perhaps.
>>47417491ENERGY DEPLETIONINCAPACITATIONCONTINUOUS WITH CONTACTThe Cloud needs to recharge and eat from a power source that keeps him/her stable. Converting matter and powering machines with itself takes energy, and if she uses too much her machines stop working and she loses the ability to convert matter and she becomes a heavy, helpless fog bank.>>47417524The Cloud has found a way through maybe-legal examinations of Corporal's hardware to do Star Trek magic with the dimensional coupler system in her spine. Matter control plus cyborg stargate is a hell of a thing, and the result is that they both gain a healing factor as long as they touch.>>47417545That's basically the gist of it. The Outliers are strong as fuck but have exploitable issues/weaknesses.The Cloud squares off with Joe, and the two spend the entire fight scanning each other with thought-forms and tricorders because they don't know what the fuck the other one is.
>>47417587I think my favorite Outlier we have is Peter because his greatest weakness is just having love problems. >>47417578Huh that's interesting.
>>47417578So there was a sort of Dream-Time before "Real Reality"? Cool. Cape World has something like that. I like the "bring back the time of legends" direction. It reminds me a bit of Changeling: The Dreaming.
>>47417587I think this is proof of concept on what differentiates M&M and Marvel Heroics. M&M produces something stable and easy to remember with a relatively easy amount of creativity, but more crunchy. Marvel produces a random swing of power and diversity that can leave you with something broken, good or bad, but leaves you out to dry in implementing some of these powers without really specific situations. It is theoretically possible to randomly make a cape with only RESIST: EMOTION and RESIST: VAMPIRISM, which sucks, but you also have a chance to generate a literal god.
>>47417629Thanks!>>47417635Yeah, my whole idea was kind of Sandman-y. I'm thinking the way that powers are conferred are referred to as Shards of Inspiration and, as mentioned, they can be physical objects (a la Thor), ambitious ideas that develop into impossibly awesome shit (a la Iron Man), genetic stuff (X-Men), etc. etc. It's much more earth-centric than most settings, but sci-fi stuff could easily be justified as the First Worlds of other planets, galaxies, etc.This one's for one of two superhero settings I have, the other one is a horror Spawn, The Darkness, Ghost Rider, etc. setting that I don't actually have a setup for yet. I'm still working on that one.
>>47417629I like DEMETER because we took something I had NO CLUE how it would ever work, then in ten minutes you guys came up with something workable. It's really surprising.Do any other Supers RPGs have random generation? This is a really cool way to show the differences between systems and would really help new GMs.
The Cloud I see as a wunderkind super genius who got invited to study firsthand the imprisoned Hoosier from Gary cloud monster, and during its breakout she and several others came into contact with it. They were all disintegrated, but a white cloud remained when the dust settled with all her memories, skills, and personality.She's not sure if she's the same person she was before the Hoosier from Gary "killed" her. But she isn't sure she isn't either. She's not much for philosophy. Mechanical science is more her bag and just like when she had a body she pours herself into studying and creating things. Her entire body is now like her mind, busy and filled with gadgets that assemble and reassemble.She's distant from her teammates, a big brain with her head in the clouds and not just in the metaphorical sense. Corporal thinks she might be obsessing over her inventions to avoid confronting the trauma of what she's been through.At least the clone kids on the Young Generals know that what they think and feel is actually from their person. The Cloud doesn't know that for sure.IS THIS OKAY FOR THE CLOUD?
>>47417888Sounds pretty good.Wonder if we could have a little story about ARIA trying to build a mechanical body the Cloud can posses. Explore her trauma and confront it a bit.
>>47417888I like it, and The Cloud as a name because of implications of wireless data storage. I'm still hoping for another system to generate in.
>>47417800I'd like an answer to this question myself.I got a generator for CHAMPIONS using the HERO system. Would anyone like to roll with that? I don't plan on getting much sleep tonight.What should the team be? Goodguys or badguys? Or should we just wait to see what we produce before deciding on theme.Give me a moment and I'll find the pdf. It uses D6 rolls by the way.
>>47417956Aria making her a body would be a really cute and nice development for the characters. The Young Generals and Outliers should develop into being friends after all even if they start on the wrong foot.
>>47418001We'll see how it stacks up after the first generated character. A villainous teenage team would be cool though.
>>47418001Here it is, 5e Heroes Quick Generator. ANYONE WANT TO ROLL?
Rolled 6, 5 = 11 (2d6)>>47418059Okay.
Rolled 5, 4 = 9 (2d6)>>47418059
>>47418049Hmmm...given how close the Brown Recluse's arch foe Martin Dundo ties into Tesla maybe they're a team of teenage supers that he manipulates and groom to become his personal army? He suckers them in with favors and praise and high job prospects-its probably not easy to find a job if you're a super criminal or the child of one. And then he starts asking for favors. Just a little under the table work. Nothing major.At first.He wants them to retrieve Tesla's armor. Its his property and he wants it back.But lets see how it goes first...
>>47418089Alright, lets see...First ones a Speedster.We WOULD roll next for a subtype of Speedster, but there isn't any for it.So now we roll a D6 each forCharacteristicsPrimary PowersSecondary PowersPerks/Skills/TalentsROLL 4D6
Rolled 6, 1, 4, 4 = 15 (4d6)>>47418168
>>47418186The numbers rolled indicate which "sets" we look up.For Characteristics, Nimbleness SetFor Primary Powers, Dimensional Innovator Set (oh boy)For Secondary Powers, Ground-Pounder set (meaning he leaps around and runs up buildings)For PST, Tactician SetAnd that's all we have to do for powers and stats. Just read what the sets say.What we got is a tactical flash that likes to use LOL SPEEDFORCE effects over punching people.The only thing left to roll is disadvantages. ROLL 3D6
Rolled 4, 2, 6 = 12 (3d6)>>47418265This is simple.
>>47418296It is. Its probably the fastest generator when you think about it. Most of the character comes from the Disadvantages actually.We got STANDARD SET which meansThe character has a code against killing, a secret identity, and has a personal enemy that wants to capture and or kill them.This actually makes for an interesting guy if he's one of Dundo's minions...ROLL FOR MORE? JUST ROLL 2D6
Rolled 6, 6 = 12 (2d6)>>47418347
>>47418347I'm sorry who's Dundo?
>>47418347Continuing in whats becoming a Cape World tradition of troubled speedsters like BURNOUT and TURNPIKE comes ROLLER. He got involved with the Sprint drug trade and found out he's like Turnpike. He's a super-metabolism super. Dundo keeps him supplied on Spring in exchange for a college education and an anonymous job on his "Dundo Extra-Security Force" (DEF). His parents don't know he's in the DEF. They just think he won a scholarship from Dundo based on merit so he keeps his ID secret when he works with them "protecting the city" and doing Dundo's bidding.The hunted stuff comes into play with his past. He stole Sprint from a couple of gangs in the past, and Dundo knows. And Dundo has agreed to "protect him and his family" from the gangs by making sure they don't ever find out.The code against killing comes from his good heart. Deep down he's a good man.>>47418429Brown Recluse (from the Statesmen) arch foe. He's an evil industrialist with his fingers in super crime all around Detroit. Think Kingpin.
>>47418391WEAPON MASTER (they got those in CHAMPIONS just like in MM).Again, no sub types (grumble grumble).ROLL 4D6
Rolled 3, 6, 1, 5 = 15 (4d6)>>47418483
>>47418497CHARACTERISTICS: Health and Intellect Set (Can take a beating and knows how to dish it out)PRIMARY POWERS:Very Big Gun Wielder Set (!)SECONDARY POWERS: Freight Train Set (charges headlong into enemies)SPT: Spy SetSounds like Dundo's chief of security with a BFG and years of experience in industrial espionage. I'm thinking an adult that makes sure the other kids on the DEF are kept in check and under control.ROLL 3D6 FOR DISADVANTAGES
>>47417667For what it's worth, I don't like swingy chargen, as it can lead to disparaties between characters. At least in M&M, everyone is ostensibly on the same verifiable level, since they're all using the same number of points.
Rolled 2, 3, 2 = 7 (3d6)>>47418550He's a big guy.
>>47418561Yeah, but looking at the teams you can see a little how the systems work. M&M produces standard results, which is why it's the standard.
>>47418034I think that's a given.
>>47418562He got STANDARD SET as well......Okay, this can still work.He's anonymous. He's simply "DEF Chief". NO other name given. He does this because he has a history as an industrial spy and criminal and if anyone knew who he was the cop and super people will be after him. Dundo protects him, and holds that protection over him to get him to cooperate.His code against killing is...odd. But hey. Just because you're a bad guys doesn't mean you don't have lines you won't cross.So yes. He wears a mask. And if you take it off he'll be marked to die.Speedster Tool and Big Guy with surprising moral integrity. What will we roll up next?ROLL 2D6
Rolled 6, 3 = 9 (2d6)>>47418648I think it's funny.
>>47418675>Speedster againRE ROLL
Rolled 4, 1 = 5 (2d6)>>47418691>An entire squad of speedsters led by Bane>nosurvivors.jpgDear god, the horror.
>>47418715MARTIAL ARTISTLooks like VS might have a rival in the making...Now these DO have sub types.ROLL 1D6 FOR SUBTYPE
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>47418736Oh boy.
>>47418748>AcrobatYep its looking like a rival.ROLL 4D6
Rolled 6, 4, 5, 2 = 17 (4d6)>>47418762TACTICAL BACKFLIPS
>>47418792CHARACTERISTICS: Health and Intelligence Set (like DEF Chief)PRIMARY POWERS: Grasshopper Set (Rider Kick all day every day)SECONDARY POWERS: Sensory Platform Set (See through the chi. Grants radar-sense, unstoppable perception, oh, and FLIGHT SHE CAN FLY SOMEHOW)SPT: Dedicated Fighter Set (For those whose lives revolve around fighting)ROLL 3D6 FOR DISADVANTAGE AND GOT HELP YOU IF YOU GET STANDARD SET AGAIN
Rolled 5, 5, 6 = 16 (3d6)>>47418893>NOSURVIVORS.jpg
Rolled 5, 4, 1 = 10 (3d6)>>47418893Damn VS and her throwing down would be interesting. I'd imagine this would be one of her first fights that she gets stomped in.
>>47418902Ohhhhh Tragic Past set!Hunted (CHAMPIONS really loves this one)Psychological limit: Hatred of a certain groupPsychological limit: Vengeance or Self Destructive behavior, our choice.A Dependent Non Player Character that is either unlucky or destitute, again our choice.So she has quite the sob story behind her.I need to get some sleep. Any ideas for this one's story and why she works for the DEF?
>>47418949I'm going to sleep too, some brave anon can take up this responsibility,
>>47418949VS's rival has a little imouto?
>>47418949This martial artist fell into the wrong crowd in a run down urban neighborhood. Her father had a gambling debt,her mother was a drinker and sick little sister. Her home situation wasn't pleasant to say the least but it became her responsibility to provide for her family by any means necessary. As fate would have it, Bush Viper's dojo was looking for more fighters. Sensei Serpent took her in to train her and provide her family protection in return for an undying loyalty. She grew in strength and showed promise, Serpent showed a great interest in her,became one of his lieutenants and showed her techniques that others didn't know. Her skills grew as time went on and even began to reach a mastery chi that Serpent didn't even know. People were beginning to talk who should run the dojo. Her days as a loyal came to a close around the time, Science Tyrant and Serpent's new prized student,Viperstrike, came into the picture. The martial artist's missions grew more dangerous. More often some hero or cops were at the location she was supposed to be at. After one too many close calls she came home to find her parents savagely decapitated and Viperstrike ready to end her sister. The two fought and were more or less equal but the martial artist decided to grab her sister and leave. She eventually fell into Dundo's care as apart of his corporate security team. She's no where near content but her desires are simple: keep her sister safe and kill Serpent and Viperstrike.
>>47416937Just woke up and saw that one. Looks really good me. Thank you
>>47419182Adding on a couple minor details to this. Martial artist under Dundo continued to train and developed her own fighting style to counter Bush Serpent Style. A fighting style that would hone her chi and use it aggressively to break through Serpent's defensive fighting style. She calls it Snake Eatgle
>>47419216I'll be sure to finish off the remaining two when I get a chance. I just have to go to bed. had some stuff going on today so i couldn't draw much. will catch up with thread in the morning.
We've been using randomizers to really build up Cape World and examine the pros and cons of each randomizer. But I was wondering if we could make our own.We talked about 90's grim and grity archetypes in a previous thread. Could we make a generator for 90's characters? Something like 10 Archetypes each with 3-4 subtypes?How about one for every age of comic books?
>>47419743Needs to be a belt/pouches value for the 90s randomizerAlso a huege value
>>47419799Instead of skills you get pouches full of gizmos. A med kit replaces medical knowledge. A smart-guy tricorder device replaces science knowledge.Huge is just a combination of strength, durability, and hit points. You can use Huge to pull off special moves.Popularity should be a big issue in a 90's game. It was the decade of pre-packaged trading cards, infinite issue 1s, and chrome covers. The higher your popularity the more super teams you're on and the more allies you can call on. And you raise popularity by interacting with new characters (90's comics were character mills. Team were constantly created to keep creating #1s) and by killing major bad guys.Darkness is how edgy you are. Dark characters can easily intimidate less dark characters and pull off RIP AND TEAR moves. There's no real benefit to NOT being as dark as possible. If you have a low dark score treat it like a disadvantage and lower your point total for whatever system you're usinARCHETYPES:Supernatural Dark AvengerNinja Muscle MonsterBig Gunner GuyParody SuperFeral BerserkerCyborg (essentially you take Cyborg features first and then some of the features of another class)Animal Mutant Need 2 more Archetypes. Any ideas?Also I think we should use MM for the 90's generator.Could someone post a link to the MM pdfs?
>>47420154Pretty sure it's in the pastebinhttp://pastebin.com/bU7vZFAN
Do we have a pastebin for capeworld canada?
>>47420791Not yet, I don't even think it's on sup tg yet. It was only a few days ago after all.
>>47420154The Rebel (like Speedball, Impulse, Grunge and the Gen-13 characters. The kids that don't play by the rules)The Authoritarian (Youngblood did The Authority before The Authority, killing dictators and bad guys and being shallow dysfunctional celebrities. This is the paragon of that attitude. The Cape that says fuck you to humanity and plays by his own rules. Think Mr Majestic, pre-Alan Moore Supreme, and Miracleman. Behave or else. The 90' randomizer's dark mirror of the Paragon class)Now we just need to make Attributes and Abilities and what not.
>>47420267>>47420154DARK SUPERNATURAL AVENGERABILITIES:1. Risen Dead: The character was murdered, but they have been granted new life by mystic powers to take revenge on their killers and people like them. (Danny Ketch Ghost Rider, Spawn, The Crow)2. Channeler: The character gains their power through contact and communion with forces from beyond. (Azbats, Bloodwynd,)3. Shadow Walker: The character walks the shadowy, magical corners of the world. He knows a few magical tricks but his real power comes from quick thinking and deception. Even gods fall for a good hustle. (Constantine, Vertigo Comics, The Invisibles)ADVANTAGES:1. The Hunger: The character has a monstrous driving desire to wreck vengeance and spill blood that must be sated. This is either a psychological imperative...or an actual monster inside them that feeds on violence.2. The Pact: The character has made deals with the devil, and probably more than him. 3. The Initiation: The character has seen the shadows and knows them well as the latest addition to legacy, conspiracy, or organization.SKILLS1. Death warmed over: The character is a dark, intimidating figure that knows about scaring people and more about hurting people.2. Conman: The character knows that words hold a magic all their own.3. Lost Soul: The character remembers skills from a time before the darkness, before the shadowsPowers and the crunch will come later.How does this look for Supernatural Dark Avenger?
>>47420154>>47420984>>47421474You guys are completely forgetting the rampant softcore porn present in the Dark Age, unless it goes without saying.
>>47421913Except for George Perez's Wonder Woman, interestingly enough.
How would you guys stat out someone like FRIDAY from iron man? Like an elemental, just with electrical or light/illusion based powers?
>>47422071I'm not familiar with the character.
>>47422466A.I made by stark to replace Jarvis in the MCU
>>47422466Ah. It´s some sort of hologram/AI, working as tony starks secretary. Should´ve been clearer, sorry.
>>47422518Are you building them as a standalone character, or as a supplementary power to another character? This is important.
>>47422529Standalone was the plan. The only things I have so far are no strength, stamina and dexterity. And several points pumped into senses.
>>47422615Well, there's an AI from the last thread you can look at.
>>47423014Will do that then. What was the name for identification?
>>47423122Just look for the PDF character sheet.
>>47423182Found it, thanks.
>>47412930Stable Timeloop in which an asteroid carrying the DNA of Lovecraft's Old Ones hit the planet during the sixties. Said DNA was forcibly spliced into the human genome when the virus it was also carrying infected 75% of the world population. Now the world is beset by kaiju sized abominations and blade 2 style vampires. But on the bright side 1 outta 4 people have superpowers.
Any fictional countries in Cape World?
Let's roll up those last three members of the DEF!ROLL 2D6!
Rolled 3, 6 = 9 (2d6)>>47424326If you insist.
>>47424367MYSTICOh hey, this one has subsets.Roll 1d6.
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>47424388
>>47424491ELEMENTALISTHuh, this is a new one, I don't think we have a mystic that specializes in a single element so far in cape world. Except Madame Delphine, but that's more Voodoo than elemental.Roll 4d6.
Rolled 2, 3, 3, 3 = 11 (4d6)>>47424530This is going to be interesting.
>>47424550HEALTH AND INTELLECT SETMEGABLAST SETFIGHT OR FLIGHT SETDEDICATED FIGHTER SETSo we just made an Elementalist who is a frontline fighter with massive blast attacks.Roll 3d6 for Weakness.>inb4 Traditional Set
Rolled 4, 6, 6 = 16 (3d6)>>47424647Anyone else here who wants to roll? Don´t want to monopolize our creations.
>>47419182Ow the edge
>>47424702Tragic Past againHuntedHatred of a groupVengeful or Self-DestructiveA destitute NPC OR the character is destitute OR the character is unluckyWell then, tell me when you want to roll the next character, I sense a theme in the DEF.>>47424786Well, yeah, that's literally what Tragic Past is. It's the catch-all for Batman, Punisher, every "hero" from the 90s...
I'm slowly building up a world based on Golden Age comics and public domain heroes, set in the 1980s, and I'm trying to decide how best to handle space travel. In my world the trickledown effects of supergenius tech is that the world has tech levels about on par with what the real world might have a decade from now, but in the 80s. Of course, space travel is a major hurdle to handle. A few notes for my setting:>War of the Worlds happened. In the end it wasn't a major invasion but we learned about those fucking Martians.>There are other aliens who've arrived and a few supergenius inventors who made advanced spaceships before the end of WWII.>WWII ran through until the mid 50s, and was followed by WWIII in the 70s, which only ended 5 years prior to the current day setting.So I'm wondering if I should make the public efforts at space travel more progressed because advanced tech and geniuses as well as a known need to defend ourselves, or less advanced because far more drawn out warfare and strains on our nations, combined with an attitude of "the superheroes will handle it for us" blase ignorance.Thoughts?
>>47424857Mid-50s to 70s would probably produce plenty of great rockets. They would then repurpose the tech to shoot it at enemies. But in those 15 years of peace, considering supergeniuses, there would be a lot of advances depending on the pervasiveness of superpowers. So I'd say roughly on par with RL space travel.
>>47421474Big Guy with a Big Gun (aka Cable)The character might be a powerful psychic, or a person that can redirect and control energy. But lets be hones. His power is in his arsenal of big futuristic guns.ABILITIES1. Cold Sniper: The character has no time or need for emotion or has been rendered emotionally numb by experiences. (The Punisher)2. Hot Shot: The character throws out bullets with flair and a devil-may-care attitude (Grifter, Shaft, Random)3. The Tactician: The character is well suited to leading a team with their knowledge of fire-team strategy. (Cable and his millions of Image clones)ADVANTAGES1. The Seer: This character has memories of a future that may or may not come to pass granting them knowledge of technology and events to come.2:. Death Wish: The character knows its going to all end with him on the slab and he's not going to do a thing to hold back mother nature due to sins real or imagined or just plain boredom with life.3:Mercenary: This character is a gun for hire that makes his own price and his own rules.4. Squaddie: This character is a loyal member of a squad that he's been in the foxholes with and will sick by them through thick and thin.5. The Crusader: The future must not come to pass. The wicked must be punished. All else, anything else, is secondary to this mission.SKILLS1. Survivor: The character knows how to survive the most inhospitable locations and situations.2. Techie: The character doesn't just know how to fire the big guns, he knows how to make them.3. Soldier: The character has the discipline and skills of a dedicated military man.
>>47424857I'd say more advance. People usually worry about war flaring up again just as it dies down. Look at the Cold war and WW2 following WW1. With WW3 just years ago its likely everyone is gearing up for the inevitable space war in the back of their minds.
Rolled 2, 6 = 8 (2d6)>>47424811Well, if nobody else wants to, then I roll the next one. 2d6?
>>47424811Well you know Dundo IS making a point of controlling vulnerable young capes. So I can see this working. We just need to flesh it out.
>>47425113MARTIAL ARTISTWant to reroll or not?
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>47425142Re roll
Rolled 3, 3 = 6 (2d6)>>47425183Sorry, half awake.
>>47424857Public domain? Who all are you using?
>>47425205MENTALISTNo subtypes, so just roll 4d6.
>>47424249Korea is a different country than the two they are in real life due to the Korean War nearly starting the apocalypse when capes got involved. Greece is divided up into unified in name only city states after the gods there got elected into office, ran shit into the ground, then fucked off. It's likely it was all apart of their plan to make a Greece more like its city state past with each city worshipping a patron.Eastern Europe has a little group of countries tucked in it that are each ran by a family of supers feudal style. Africa also uses the same system because of its tribal diversity and how powers only develop slowly and with great practice. One must be supported by the community if they want to get the time and resources needed to develop their powers.
Rolled 6, 2, 4, 3 = 15 (4d6)>>47425260
>>47425401HEALTH AND INTELLECT SETCLAIRVOYANT SETMENTAL TOOLS SETINVESTIGATOR SETWow, we just rolled something that works, now for disadvantages!3d6 please.
>>47424926>>47425099This is true, the whole war is the mother of invention thing and all. Still, with half of Europe reduced to an irradiated wasteland in 1957, and America losing WWIII to the Mongol forces of Emperor Seng I the resources for rockets that can do more than get around the globe effectively may be thin on the ground.>>47425220You mean who are PCs going to be? Or the setting characters? PCs will play new heroes who are either legacy characters or just all new, but shaped drastically by heroes who came before.The idea is that pretty much all of the Golden Age stories from the 40s and even into the early 50s happened and it was simple and good, but then shit gets fucked sideways with the extended wars and rise of atomic weaponry.The details for the 50s to 80s come from the backstories of Iron Skull and Power Nelson, whose stories were set arbitrarily in the future era of the 1980s/90s but both featured a WWIII in the 70s and an extra-long WWII. And Iron Skull and Rex Dexter of Mars both included a "supervillain detonates atomic bombs all over Europe in the late 1950s" historical note so I thought I'd keep it.Players will be trying to find the old heroes who've been sealed away or vanished because they didn't want to deal with all this war anymore, in order to rally the disaffected masses and fight back against Emperor Seng's forces.
>>47425456Oh and we're going to play Flashback sessions at times to break it up, with the characters playing low tier heroes from back in the 1940s with the really cheesy Golden Age feel to them, with the results of these flashback sessions affecting how things play out back in "the current time". Did your forefathers accidentally let the group of snake-headed Nazi sorcerers steal a secret formula for atomic supersoldiers and escape across the sea in their U-boat automatons fuelled by the hatred of pure Aryan souls? Well, guess which cult has managed to turn into a continent spanning para-military religion in the modern day?
Rolled 6, 2, 6 = 14 (3d6)>>47425456>>47425454Reminds me a little of the old Buck Rogers. Fighting the Asian horde in a future time and all that. Neat.
>>47425555NORMAL GUY SETDependant NPCOvercompensates for lack of true powersVulnerability to falling and knockbackSo he's a normal guy with something that lets him use futuresight and other mental powers.
>>47425632Forgot, let's roll up the last character since this seems to be a very average squad. Lots of parallels to most teams, Champions seems like a good generic generator for quick games.2d6 please.
Rolled 6, 3 = 9 (2d6)>>47425667While were at it, is champions in the pastebin?
>>47425679SPEEDSTERRoll again, also I think so.
>>47424811Hes a teenage boy with a gremlin in his head, a spirit earth based creature that disrupts electronics when on physical earth. His family wanted him to refine his power over electricity to become a walking programmer, able to rewrite computers with a touch. He was going to go to college in Italy and learn how to feel electronics and cyber space.Then his family's home was invaded by Detroit thugs looking for kicks. They beat his family to death and raped his little brother.And suddenly he no longer had the patientce for refining his powers. He went the other way and learned how to turn his powers into weapons. He started hunting and killing gang members until he found himself in jail. Dundo stepped in and gave him a lawyer that commuted his sentence to serving on the DEF.Dundo encourages his violent tendencies, sending him to "clean up" targets.
Rolled 3, 6 = 9 (2d6)>>47425705Going to check then... Is Dark Champions some sort of supplement?
>>47425775MYSTIC again.Let's roll the subset and see if we get another interesting guy.1d6 please.
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>47425811What do you think about kid electro? Too edgy?
>>47425282This entire thread is relevant
>>47425842Just enough edge. The team seems to have that feel.Also I'm going with SORCERER SAGE because it was the closest roll from ELEMENTALIST.4d6 please.
Rolled 5, 6, 1, 2 = 14 (4d6)>>47425905
>>47425905I see his gremlin being like a darkling from The Darkness or the Crypt Keeper. Bad puns and gallows humor as he roasts people. The gremlin started as a mischeious creature but turned dark just as kid electro did.
>>47426012BRAIN AND WILL SETTRICK AMMO SPECIALIST SETFLIGHT AND SIGHT SETINVESTIGATOR SETI think this guy is the other Investigator's partner. One for Spiritual Earth, the other for Mental Earth.
>>47426078Forgot, 3d6 please.
Rolled 6, 4, 1 = 11 (3d6)>>47426078
>>47426155STANDARD SET...So secret identity, no killing, and he has a personal enemy.We need names for some of these guys.
>>47426183Right now we have Roller and Chief. We need ones for the Snake-hating Acrobat, I think Mongoose. Electric boy needs a name. Average Medium needs one too. As well as Spirit Detective.
>>47426217I think Hawk or Eagle would work since she can fly and their also snake predators for the acrobat
>>47426286Pelican? As in the mythological one that gave its blood for her family?
>>47426323That sounds pretty baller I kinda want to call her Snake Eater
>>47426217The gremlin suggested calling him juice box. But he goes by Strike. Stands for lightning strike and one man strike team.He doesn't believe scum are worth their hide, and if Marin says you're scum you're scum. Martins most loyal acquisition. Probably too far gone to be redeemed, but does care for his little brother who seems to be developing powers of his own....Strike doesn't say much. He prefers to let his loud and foul mouthed gremlin do the talking.
>>47426382Jesus the edge, but that's great. We need a guy you can point to and say, "So THAT's where all the edge went!"
>>47426403He's what the other kids are in danger of turning into if they stay on the DEF.
>>47426078He works for the pale?
So DEF serve as antagonist to the Junior Generals? Who would everyone's respective rival? Pelican has Viperstrike what about everyone else?
>>47426457The Pale isn't really one to have henchmen, you have to remember, he's only around to cause misery.Though when I finish the File, there is an artifact unaccounted for, the book that Chase learned everything from. It's just called The Compendium. Teaches you all sorts of stuff about the supernatural, only caveat is you have to be completely human to read it. Of course The Pale doesn't have it anymore, but it is kind of a seed for new characters with his background.
>>47426521THE SCRIBE I see the mystic guy as a guinea pig. Dundo managed to get his hands on the book but it called the last guy that read it. So he's going to use this kid that's shown moderate ability to work with stuff from Spirit Earth.The kid's a pretty nice guy. He's a happy, well adjusted boy. Wanted to call himself Book Worm but Martin vetoed the idea. Is a fan of THE LIBRARIAN. Finds the book interesting reading, but it sometimes gives him headaches. He doesn't believe anyone else should have a look at the book. Oh no. They wouldn't understand it. Best just to have the person that understands it most keep it close.His parents think he's at college like Roller's. Martin has let him use he secret identity of SCRIBE for field missions.He's hunted because other people good and bad recognize the compendium and want it.He has a code against killing because deep down he's not a bad guy.Learned how to make a 40's style magic gun from pages of the Compendium like what Chase might have used long ago. It shoots a variety of spiritual but non-lethal ammunition.
>>47426625MS FUTUREYou know that device Akuli from the Outliers used to boost his psychic powers? It was a Dundo product, the prototype of what MS FUTURE uses and keeps using to give herself vast powers by tapping into Mental Earth.The kid is another one of Dudno's guinea pigs. She doesn't have a secret identity, and was a fairly normal teenage girl with low psychic potential until she volunteered to test Dundo's MENTAL EXPANDER.The device, so long as she keeps using it, makes her a super heroine. Because Dundo Industries wants to mass produce this device and increase Earth's population of psychics (which will rely on the MIND EXPANDER and its terms of service) she's given the name MS FUTURE because she's the first in a wave of future telepaths.She feels like she owes a great debt to Mr Dundo for his kindness and faith in her and believes she'll do whatever he needs to repay him.Will she?
>>47425067Parody SuperThis character is a comedic send up of the traditions and expectations of the past either through their questionable sanity or self-awareness as a comic book character.ABILITIES1. Captain No-All-There: The character is...off. They see things and hear things and DO things that just don't make sense. This can range from harmless confusion about the world and reality to dangerous schizophrenia and psychopathy. (The Maxx, Miracle Man, The Mask)2. The Comic Book character: This character believes they exist in a comic book, which is rather odd considering they exist in an RPG. The character is aware of the audience and players and know exactly where those 1s are coming from. (Ambush Bug, She-Hulk, Animal Man)3. The Quixote: Loud, bumbling, and gets in the way, this character act like...well, a comic book super hero with all the expected mannerisms exaggerated to ridiculous degrees. (The Tick, Flaming Carrot, Big Ben from Miracle Man).got to get some sleep. What do you guys think of the 90's randomizer so far? Any ideas for what should be included under other archetypes?
>>47427270Some ideas for archetypes for a golden age randomizer.1. Crime Fighter:Sometimes armed with nothing more than a gimmick firearm and sometimes not even that these masked men and women take back their streets from organized crime.2. Tibetan Traveler: This character has learned the secrets of Tibet and has used them to enhance his mental and physical abilities. (The Flame, Amazing Man, Green Lama, The Shadow)3.The Theater Magician: Is it real magic or real illusions? Is it both? A magician never reveals his secret... (Mandrake and his many clones, like Zatara)4. The Super Soldier: Put on flag, fight for freedom5: The Jungle Queen: Can also be a Jungle King, but those are less common than their prettier counterparts. (Sheena and her many, many clones)6: The Marvel: The perfect man, created through a super-science regiment, a magic word, or by being a stranger from a distant planet. (Doc Savage, Superman, Captain Marvel, John Carter)7: The Adventurer: This globe trotting hero uses their wits and skills to foil smugglers, stop wars, find lost worlds and civilizations, and generally save the day while filling in the blank spots on the map (Tintin, Terry and the Pirates, Alan Quartermain, Professor Challenger )8: The Science Hero: Whether its a belt that lets them turn invisible or a jet pack this hero fights for good across time and space, often against an evil dictator (Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon)9. The New Man: This character is apart of a new, more powerful version of humanity. Whether they are generally proactive in human affairs or isolate themselves from the rest of the world remains to be seen, but this member of their race at least is adventurous. (Slan, Odd John, Gladiator, basically where super beings were in pop culture outside of comic books)Anyone got an idea for a 10th Archetype? How do these hold up?Also, what other "team types" have yet to be rolled up for Cape World? Do we have a "loser" team like the Super Buddies?
>>47427618Detective is needed.
What's s the best system to use?
>>47428223Whatever you're comfortable with.For a serious answer, elaborate what you want exactly.
So I just finished File 1 of The Pale Files. Any criticism is appreciated, I know there wasn't much action, but that's what the next one will fill in. I scanned a physical copy a little askew to give it that real "somebody wrote this" vibe.https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ufdwiqq54vpn1a/Pale%20File%201%20FINAL.pdf?dl=0
>>47427618We could roll a "Loser" team. I have no clue on any other random generators though.
So I have an idea for a villain. I'm wondering what people think of him.Basically, around 20-30 year's ago this young 19-year old had a boyfriend who was a fellow superpowered person. The villain's power was to look how someone expected him to look. So if you think he is a librarian then you see a classic library, if you think he is a villain he looks like you expect a villain to look. Well, using his power he convinced his boyfriend a classic superman like hero to go out and help the city currently dealing with race riots.In the process of trying to rescue a child caught in the middle of the riot. A shot penetrated the child but the ricochet off the hero was what killed the kid. The superhero felt like a failure and become reclusive, depressed looking for a way to kill himself. Ending in a comatose state.The villain blames regular people, the city for this and thinks they don't deserve it and so using his power convinces superpowered people to become fellow villains and to turn regular criminal organizations into self-destructive enterprises.
>>47428831I can't wait for the next one >>47430437Sounds like he could be interesting. How would the pcs deal with him ?
>>47430489I figure at first it will be more he is sort of the conspiracy behind different villains and criminal groups the PCs will go up against, so initially not so much. Though I will pepper some scenes with him, I will probably have some sort of tick, or some such that observant players will begin to pick on that these different people all have. Once they figure it out, it be about dismantling his network and up to the PCs to decide how they deal with him personally. He himself doesn't control what he looks like, so once they know him as him then he can't use his power to seem like someone else.
How would you guys run a solo session of a cape game? What NPCs would be necessary ? How do you balance out secret identity and caped antics?For example,I have a player who wants to be like batman but all of his villains are his exes.
>>47431091>I have a player who wants to be like batman but all of his villains are his exes.That sounds pretty great. Could we get some more detail?Did he date his exes as his superhero persona or as his secret identity? Do any of them know about both his identities? What made them break up?I'll be honest, I'm not experienced with running cape games myself, I just want to hear more about Batman vs. his exes. But if you give more info someone more helpful than me might be able to offer some advice.
>>47431564He never went into too much detail. The player wanted me to base his villains off of his IRL exes. So using MnM archetypes he has a Psycho obsessed with astrology, an assassin, a master of disguise, and a mob boss.
>>47432340>base his villains off of his IRL exesThat can get into some creepy territory.
>>47432391Especially if it's just the two of you.Especially if you have to do the voices.
>>47432411>>47432391Yeah...I was planning on intermixing other villains with his exes because I'm not sure if I roleplay women well. The most I've used them is when I'm GMing and some PC's wants to get in her pants. She gets annoyed if they roll low or fade to black if they pass the DC.
>>47432470dude I think your players want you to enter the magical realm. might be a good idea to talk to them about this
>>47432525...Oh god you might be right. I'll definitely talk about it with them.
>>47427669Oh, of course!Now for the Silver Age1. Science Guardian: This character uses the powers of super-science principals to protect not only his world but worlds beyond. This character is incredibly powerful, but his greatest power is his imagination by which he shapes his power. (Flash, The Atom. Superman)2. Science Explorer: Similar to the Science Guardian but specializing more in the exploration of the strange and unknown than in the protecting of the world from threats. (Challengers of the Unknown, Fantastic Four)3. Modern Marvel: The character is just a men behind the powers and costume, with an average man's failings, psychological hangups, and nobility. They never asked for these powers, but feel a a great responsibility for having them ("New" Marvel styled characters like Spider-Man, the Hulk, The Human Torch)4. The Anti-Hero: Sometimes you work with heroes, sometimes you work against them. Your alliances swing with your emotions or agendas. (Namor, The Hulk, Black Panther. Stan and Jack "tweeners")5. Super Stranger: The character is from a distant world, a magical place, another Earth, and because of this they might not always feel at home on Earth. But they are determined to protect it at all costs, having grown to love its inhabitants. (Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Silver Surfer)6.Sidekick: You're a sidekick to another PC! You're probably young and inexperienced and the other PC serves as your mentor or parental figure. They might keep you under a close watch as your powers develop and you might have to prove yourself to them before they let you out in public for solo superheroing. Or they could be like a awesome uncle that takes you on fantastic adventures. (Original Teen Titans, Super girl)New thread when? I got some more ideas for the SUPER-SUPER RANDOMIZER developing in my head.
>>47432711>>47432694NEW THREAD THIS WAY:>>47433165