hread 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:>Australiahttp://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/gms0S8VbLast thread: >>47465992TOPIC STARTER: How does the government view superheroes in your setting? Are there agencies to assist,or hinder, your players' progress ?
I think everyone is sort of tapped out on ideas right now. This is like what, thread 18 in a row?
>TOPIC STARTER: How does the government view superheroes in your setting? Are there agencies to assist,or hinder, your players' progress?the illuminati hates and fears them because they're a threat to their power and because they think the superheroes they had already killed might somehow comeback as well. they paint the supers as terrorists and monsters to be killed at all costs. (basically think if supers started showing up in mass in the Wanted universe)however certain parts of the legit governments who were already trying to fight the illuminati have set up a terrorist group known as D.A.G.G.E.RD.A.G.G.E.R is trying to recruit the supers into them hoping they could give them a edge against their foes, not knowing that illuminati are all legitimate supervillains with powers of their own. >>47482221not the OP but we could still talk about what systems we use, help each other with setting and characters or at the very least tell some stories about our games.
>>47482363If we can keep it up then okay.Cape world has a big five international groups set up that function as quest givers to PC teams. There's a big super spy organization where all the intelligence groups of the world come to share secrets in the spirit of cooperation and you get things like ninja girls partnering with bonds.
>>47482526>ninja girls partnering with bonds.If the superhero genre has taught me anything, you have to have fanservice.
>>47482363In my setting, the government views superhumans as destabilizing and attempts to regulate them as strictly as possible. When superheroes started popping up for the first time back in the fifties, the U.S. just drafted them all for lack of a better idea and didn't stop until the seventies, but registration is still required and the largest single employer of superhumans remains the U.S. Army.
>>47482584So are your players in the US Army,just registered or are they going against the system?
>>47482611Not actually a game, just something I've been toying with in my head. Trying to answer the question: what would the Cold War have looked like with superpowers?
>>47482629I imagine people like Superman would just replace nukes. You could probably take some inspiration from Iron Man stories since a lot of his villains were pretty much communist Iron Men.
>>47482629if my admittedly little knowledge of the event is anything to go by, one long cluster fuck. especially if the superpowers involved are higher tier.lower tier supers might get roped into to the spy game. even if your power is just making a spot on the wall, that's one more thing you got over your foes
>>47482689>>47482725One thing I figured was that, assuming superpowers are evenly distributed among the population, minor powers could become major players. Imagine if the Superman equivalent was, say, Brazilian. Or Pakistani. Or Iraqi. Any sort of foreign intervention suddenly becomes a lot riskier, even against minor states, since superiority in conventional war material means a lot less than it used to.
>>47482769But that all depends how average your Supermen are in your world? If there's only one in the setting/time period it could easily be something like Watchmen. Vietnam is won and Russia isn't doing shit out of fear but they're stockpiling the shit out of their nukes. You probably have the major countries probably trying to make super soldiers on top of this.
>>47482557Just imagine what the Bond guy in Cape World has to deal with.There's his old Emma Peel in a catsuit partner from back home in England who gets mad jealous when he's partnered off with anyone els, then there's this Japanese Ninja chick who acts demure and pure even while performing acrobatics in spandex, then there's the Russian telepath who KNOWS exactly what he's thinking at every moment. Then there's the Chinese agent that wants to compete with him in everything but secretly wants to surrender to him. Then there's the chick form Mexico that wears a mask and suplexes bad guys who likes getting physical...Now imagine all those girls getting together and talking about him...
>>47482949>There's his old Emma Peel in a catsuit partner from back home in England who gets mad jealous when he's partnered off with anyone els, then there's this Japanese Ninja chick who acts demure and pure even while performing acrobatics in spandex, then there's the Russian telepath who KNOWS exactly what he's thinking at every moment. Then there's the Chinese agent that wants to compete with him in everything but secretly wants to surrender to him. Then there's the chick form Mexico that wears a mask and suplexes bad guys who likes getting physical...>Now imagine all those girls getting together and talking about him...This sounds like a beginning to a harem anime.
>>47482975But this guy would be Bond. Aren't harem protags usually spineless drips that never actually sleep with anyone?This guy would be a badass. Who has slept with at least 50 percent of his partners. The entertainment comes from all his partners talking about him.
>>47482975I'd watch it.
>>47483027Usually. If it's a hentai it's usually the protoganists goal to fuck every last person of his harem.
>>47482806I figured no real world-shatterers but a dozen or so 'nuke-level' or 'arsenal-level' individuals- people capable of being a strategic deterrent on their own. Not necessarily out of raw destructive power- a telepath with global range, for example, would have /more/ effective power than a city-killer in a cold war environment, since there would be less restrictions on their deployment. Soviet Union and its allies have a few, United States and their allies have a few, China has a couple, India has a couple, and the remainder are scattered around regional powers- which are generally regional powers /because/ they have a strategic superhuman.
Would anyone ever be interested in running or playing a Cape World game?Offline or as a quest?I've been thinking about doing something on /qst/, probably something with very little to do with the worldbuilding or politics or cosmology at first, thinking of playing as Trinity as she becomes a member of the Generals as the first thread and moving on from there, but I have no experience or solid schedule.
>>47483484I'd love a quest like that. I would run a Cape World Quest myself but I'm already doing two quests that I've been neglecting. Maybe I could run an "episode" of Quest World one day. Something like an issue of Astro City. The anons play as a different character in each episode and explore a different side of the lore. Does that sound good?
>>47483484Honestly I was thinking earlier a quest of a new person joining the Generals or Junior Generals. But Trinity would make a good quest protagonist.
>>47483608I prefer this idea.
>>47483608I'd hop on board any Cape World quest, but that particularly is actually what I kind of had in mind.I meant Trinity to just be a introduction, since a lot of players wouldn't know too much about Cape World and neither does she, at the time at least, being a civilian/recent superhero child. Would ease most players new to Cape World into the lore, and ease players who helped build it and the one running the quest get into putting all these ideas and characters and worldbuilding into something playable.But beyond that I think that branching out to multiple characters is best, and "episodes" like what you're suggesting seems like a good way to go about that.
>>47483621 Episode 1: Play as Ghost O Jarone and team up with Hoosier and Brown Recluse to chase down The Immortal as he races across AmericaEpisode 2: Play was Brown Recluse and hit the streets to find and protect whoever stole Martin Dundo's experimental armor (Tesla).Episode 3: Play as Trinity. Try and get Tesla to work together with the rest of the young Generals. Hilarity ensues when the Outliers show up and a brawl breaks out.Episode 4: Play as Kivuli of the Outliers on a psychic adventure with Otherthing and Haunter to stop the Dream Sultan from corrupting a dream of a utopia.Episode 5: Play as Haunter and help a super villian in Wyoming's Null Prison gain control over his schizophrenic tendencies.Would something like this work? A "pass the baton" where the character the anons play as in the next episode appears in the preceding episode?
>>47483720>>47483744A setup like that sounds good, but I agree with having the first episode involve Trinity. She's a good character to jump on with.
>>47483744Well it's a real step up from just random characters unpredictably one after the other. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but asserting some kind of order into it would be neat, especially if it becomes a guessing game when the current player character is teaming up with several really cool characters.What would be a stupid, hamfisted, corny attempt to be comically oldschool and thus perfect for Cape World is if at the end of every mission where multiple heroes are working together, they part with a firm handshake, and that is the point where player perspective and control switches.
>>47483614>>47483744>>47483762You know, Trinity's a good character to jump on with for multiple things. Cape World itself, the Generals, the Junior Generals. While I agree that an episodic thing with many characters would be best, it might be worth revisiting Trinity a couple times to explore a couple different settings and plots.
>>47483857I agree. Now are any of writefags with enough freetime to do this?
>>47483762How much information should be given? Dump all relevant information for the quest or just what Trinity knows?I was thinking of keeping knowledge freely given to players as only what Trinity knows, but maybe dropping some hints in the world for other things-and, of course, linking to pastebins and answering questions outside the main quest postings.Something like snooping around the other Generals' rooms, reading a newspaper is The Daily Lore a good name for that? as optional, exploratory things, and some stuff partly hidden in the main narrative, like Blue Cobalt reading some book when we walk into a room, noting that she put it away rather quickly once Psinobe walked in, and after whatever scene occurs when everyone else leaves we have the option to see what Blue was reading and find it was that book of pick up lines.Does that sound good? Keep knowledge limited to what is known by Trinity, or whichever character is currently being played, but try to let players piece things together with some other stuff presented in the quest?
>>47482949>>47482975>>47483027Half the character interactions would be keeping the cassanova in check and keeping him focused on the task. For a guy claiming to be one of Britain's finest, he's infamously unprofessional.
>>47483954Yeah that sounds pretty solid anon.
>>47482526Not necessarily "share secrets in the spirit of cooperation," but they tend to have a lot of information available to them. Such an open relationship as you described could be easily abused by any unscrupulous world government, unless you have countermeasures in mind.
>>47482526So who's Cape World's? American Bond? Their Jason Bourne? Their Nick Fury ?
Posting more of the PITT FIGHTER write up. Oh dear god, I did not expect his origin to get this long. He's the longest one yet.If you guys don't want me to post it all just tell me and I'll get a pastebin.The fighting style and armament he used for armored battles was not the same he used as a super hero. The two roles required different tactics. As an armored battler he fought one-on-one with opponents in a closed arena. Thus he focused on defense and armor over speed and close quarters combat. But as a super hero he would have to chase down bad guys and so the PITT FIGHTER armor Alan used on THE MINUTEMEN, sometimes called the SILVER PITT FIGHTER because of its shiny chrome appearance, was lighter to allow for greater speed. He would also be fighting opponents with considerably less durability than combat armor. Some would only be armed with light MATADOR suits, some with pawn-shop bought pocket bullet shields, and some with nothing at all. Thus his armor had to be fitted with non-lethal weaponry to account for these foes. And as his armor and weapons changed so did his tactical thinking. He had to learn to fight in an entirely new way for his super hero career. And although he was begged to come back to armored battling by his fans Alan refused. He only wanted to compete if he could devote himself 100 percent to armored battles as before. He believed he owed it to his competition and to the sport.But Alan still remained involved in armored battling. His armored battle support crew went on to sponsor armored battlers such as GLADIATRON and PERSEUS and trained them personally when he had off time from his MINUTEMEN duties. Then he finally went back to armored battles in 1985 when he won-and competed-for the last time in his life.
>>47483994They wouldn't share EVERYTHING but compared to real life the intelligence agencies of the world cooperate a hell whole lot more.
>>47484145THE 1985 TOURNAMENT:The armored battle scene had changed radically in the 80’s. Technology had gotten a lot more sense Alan’s decade. Even his first PITT FIGHTER suits in the 60’s had a degree of artificial intelligence to control muscle cylinders and electrical distribution, but the new suits were practically alive. They man on the inside had to do more planning and less work compared to Alan. Fights began to be seen as chess matches decided before the combatants suited up. They were duels of algorithms and logic, not quick reflexes and steely nerves. Armored suits were also smaller and faster than they before, even beyond the concessions Alan made for his crime fighting SILVER PITT FIGHTER suit. They were nimble and agile like gymnasts and danced around older, slower, bulkier suits while making scrap iron out of them with high-tech blades of vibrating metal or energy that could shave the electrons off a molecule. The world wide center for armored battles had shifted from America to Japan as the country’s industry picked up steam following its reconstruction. They produced sleek, computerized armor that made American armor look like medieval knight armor and many saw their dominance of the armored battles as an example of Japan taking a share of America’s technological prestige.
>>47484188For his comeback Alan was offered the greatest engineers to sculpt a new armored suit and the greatest trainers to bring him up to speed on the latest tactics. He chose to compete with his own suit with his own tactics. Because of his choice he was considered beyond a long-shot. Dundo Industries offered to foot the expensive for Alan and his support team but withdrew their support when Alan stubbornly refused to modernize. Vegas gave him ten to one odds of going down in his first bout. It was said by many at the time that his refusal to modernize was noble at best and foolishly stupid at worse. He would be slower. His weapons would be inferior. His tactics would be outdated. He would lose and lose badly. But Alan won. He won the whole tournament.His opponents spent their time preparing to fight opponents like themselves, opponents that moved in complex patterns and wore an opponent down with quick strikes. Alan spent his time training to take the blows of his quicker opponents and retaliate decisively. They weren’t used to fighting an enemy that let himself be hit just to line up a single mighty counter-attack, they were used to combat being a dance of feints and counter feints and numerous quick blows. This made Alan’s fights underdog tales in and of themselves. He would take blow after blow and the crowd winced as they remembered that he was personally footing the repair bill between every fight because Dundo Industries declined. They watched sparks and metal exploded from his wounds when they were used to seeing beam katanas cleave cleanly through thinner armor. And then Alan would strike, miss, suffer more blows, strike and miss again, and suffer more blows. And then he would hit. And hit, and hit, and win with a final salute to his beaten opponent and the crowd.Even the Japanese started to cheer for such an exciting fighter.
>>47484114People love to make fun of the "American cowboy" style of espionage for their "beat face first, ask questions later" methods; indeed, many a joke is made about how Americans are difficult to counteract because even the Americans don't know what they're doing. Truthfully, American espionage is to be respected, despite its sometimes unorthodox methods. After all, it was truly forged and tempered in the icy crucible of the Cold War against the former Soviet Union. The American super agent is exceedingly capable and efficient, careful of where they tread yet uncompromising. They are not the "oblivious tourist" or "unreasonable killer and torturer" like some myths seem to portray. The fact is, the American agent is the standard, the yardstick by which other super agents are measured.
>>47484220He had other edges over his opponents. They devoted resources of their machines to hacking and counter-hacking the enemy. Cyber-warfare was a new a critical part of armored battles, but PITT FIGHTER couldn’t be hacked. They stood a better chance of hacking a calculator. All the number crunching, all the planning, and all the calculations came from Alan. Advance computers simply took up space in his opponents machines when they fought him. Alan also fought with less safety equipment than his opponents. Before a bout began his opponents would spend minutes fitting into under armor to wear under the fighting armor itself. Alan would just take his shirt off and put on a helmet as he had always done to deal with the heat and bumps inside PITT FIGHTER. Under armor was created to be both extra protection and to be an interface for the pilot to better control the fighting armor like it was an extension of his own body with enhanced reflexes. But this interface could easily be disrupted by damage to the armor. Given that any damage to a modern style armor virtually took it out of the fight it wasn’t seen as too much of a detriment. But although Alan had slower reflexes at the start of a battle he was able to control his suit optimally no matter what condition it was in. He could feel the vibrations through the armor on his skin and respond to them. During a clash of weapons he could tell by vibrations whether his opponent would disengage or press the attack and respond to their choice in an instant.It was never a rule that armored battlers had to wear under armor until after Alan won the 1985 tournament. It was simply assumed that any fighter could take an advantage from using under armor. But when Alan proved that this wasn’t true there were worries that the sport would become far less safe with people choosing not to use under armor and so the rules were changed.
>>47484314. Some saw the change in rules as simply a move by the Japanese to keep Alan from winning more tournaments. Some saw it as a necessary change for a culture that had less tolerance for wounded athletes. Alan himself was hospitalized several times in his career for injuries and cancer resulting from the atomic engine leaking into the cockpit (cancer is treatable in Cape World). And during his fourth match in the 1985 tournament a piece of metal came loose in the cockpit and stabbed Alan in the chest. Alan nearly died, not noticing he had been stabbed until after the fight was over and he tried to get out of the armor. Some see the incident as exactly what the international armored battle committee hoped to prevent by making under armor mandatory. But the incident is also the subject of “unsolved mystery” speculation. Was it somehow caused by jealous Japanese armor crews Yakuza with money wagered on the fights that wanted Alan out of the game or his type of battling discredited? Or is that just upset American fans talking?As usual Alan refused to change with the times. He took up armored battling when the sport was filled with ex-soldiers fresh from WW2. They took their bruises inside their machines and were proud of it. Their sweat and blood were its oil, their flesh was its engine, and their beating heart was the heart of the machine. That was the sport, and Alan would not change for something he did not see as his sport. The 1985 tournament would be Alan’s last tournament, but he departed the sport on a high note and not just because he won. He departed a friend of ex-champion Hiro Nakajima, the pilot of BENKEI-X, something that “East vs West” narratives of the tournament gloss over. Alan decided that the spirit of the sport did in fact survive. It wasn't in a form that he could identify with, but it was still there. He knew it was there by the persistence and honor of his opponent.
Alright, I've got an OP typed up and ready to post on /qst/ for a "trial run" to test the waters a little. Would anyone join now if I made the thread? Should I wait until tomorrow?Again, if anyone else wants to do it, a complete game or just a one-thread quest, now or any time in the future, please let me know, I don't have a lot of time or experience to run a quest.
>>47484346I'd be up for it, but it is late where I'm at. But it should last until daylight, so I say go ahead and post it.
>>47484346Go ahead. I would show up there to read it.
>>47484356>>47484405Fucked up OP, have to retype everything, give me a minute, sorry.
>>47484425One question though - What´s the name of the quest?
>>47484441Cape World. I'm sorry.>>>/qst/193983
>>47484335Is this all good so far for his backstory? I'm thinking that after retiring from armored battles after 1985 things go worse for Alan. His support team dissolves as Pittsburgh's economy goes belly up. He can't get a job as a trainer because he only trains in the old style. He lives off a Minuteman stipend, and sometimes he gets together for the Mintuemen for a Crisis that just makes him feel in over his head and useless. He gets into a funk, but things improve for him when he finds love with a spitfire engineer that recruits him as a consultant on a giant mech project. He marries and has a daughter named Nike, and Nike buts heads with her father because she wants to be an armored super hero like he was but he doesn't want to see his baby girl beaten up and scarred up like himself. Nike figures into some of his story hooks, trying to become an official super hero. The PCs can even serve as her trainers.Alan gets voted into the Statesmen and accepts it after his daughter and wife coax him into it. Now he's armored up for one last stab at glory...IS THIS A GOOD DIRECTION?
>>47484241The American agent is as contemporary as they come: modern sidearm, modern clothes, modern phone, modern training. While they occasionally make use of various esoteric gadgets, they usually get away with basic hardware, like a commlink. An expert marksman and hand-to-hand combatant, the American agent is strong and difficult to engage. Most global agents pride themselves on their wits and improvisation, but the American agent is arguably the one who elevated it to an artform.
>>47484595>>47484241Who is this girl and why do I want to waifu her?
>>47484607Woman, not girl. She is Vanessa, leader of the Agent Team in the King of Fighters video game series. She's a thirty-year-old mercenary special agent, ace boxer, widow and single mother, beer drinker and professional catalogue shopper.
>>47484628Sounds like waifu material
>>47484595It's worth noting that most all super agents double as ace detectives and problem solvers; it is intensely difficult to put one over on an agent, with their keen eye for detail and skill at analysis. You can trick many a superhero, but it takes exceptional effort to trick an agent.
>>47484496I like the idea of Alan getting a family and being overprotective of his daughteru.Am I alone in liking this?What should her eventual super heroine name be?
>>47484703Italy/France needs to have a tradition of "evil" spies like Diabolik and Fantomas. Stealthy guys that cause mayhem for shits and giggles.Maybe the great grandson of one of them works for the good spies nowadays?
>>47485303I'm not familiar with those.
>>47485365Spain and Mexico also had a few. Satanick. Killing (no really. His name is Killing). Kriminal.Basically think Evil James Bond. Masked guys that go around killing people and banging hot chicks armed with skill and gadgets. They range in flavor form Diabolik who was a super thief that killed those that got in his way but was sometimes capable of honor to Fantomas who was like Joker.You know that Mark Millar series Nemesis? Like that. Exactly like that.
>>47485754Spy battles could be a lot of fun.
>>47485754Lord Death Man would also be an analog.This pic is what all those old Giallo characters were really about. 100 percent Gran Theft Auto getting away with murder joy.
Can't forget Golgo 13, the Japanese James Bond.
>>47484335Hiro supported mandatory under armors, but he respected Alan’s position unlike others that regarded him as a crazy reckless American. In return Alan tried to convince him not to resign from his position on the TOKYO GUARDIANS, but he respected Hiro’s decision to step down. They clashed in armor and out of armor, but they had mutual warriors’ respect for each other that made them friends to this day. Hiro would try several times to get Alan to compromise and rejoin armored battles without success, but when his daughter Nike displayed an interest in the modern incarnation of the sport Alan allowed Hiro to take her under his arm as her trainer. He also named a heavily armored variant of his BENKEI-X the JACKSON in honor of his friend.His rise in popularity with his 1985 win was meteoric. The downswing in his fortunes came suddenly and brutally after refusing to use under armor. He poured his assets into creating a league without under armor rules, and plans were drawn up for a 1987 tournament to be held in his home town of Pittsburgh, but it was canceled when the Pittsburgh industries that sponsored the tournament, his support crew, and his suit upkeep went belly up as its technology industry crashed. Many causes have been given over the years for the collapse of Pittsburgh’s economy from mismanagement to competition from other super-technology centers such as NYC and Tokyo. But a popular conspiracy theory that circulates in “Unsolved Mystery” circles is that Leonard Dundo, grandfather of Martin Dundo and CEO of Dundo industries in the 80’s purposefully sank Pittsburgh’s economy through legal and less-than-legal means as a way to get back at Alan for rejecting his company’s offer of support during the 1985 tournament. Regardless of what caused it Pitssburgh’s collapse caused the end of Alan’s plans for an under armor free league.
>>47486009Alan considered joining back on as a full time member of the Minuteman but ultimately decided not to because he felt out of place in the 80’s incarnation with its fresh young heroes. He spent the rest of the 80’s in a depressive funk, struggling to find what he could do with the rest of his life. Occasionally he would be called in to provide training for new MINUTEMEN recruits or to assist in some high level crisis event, but in the end his involvement would leave him feeling old and tired. Things started to turn around in 1989 when he accepted an offer from his friend Hiro to come to Japan and join a team of engineers creating the latest in Japan’s CHANGE MAN line of mechs, CHANGE MAN QUAD. The job was good for Alan. It gave him steady, productive work and a sense of purpose. And in the end he even found love in the form of fellow engineer MIKI HONO. The young woman shared his mechanical genius and stubborn will. She was a fan of his ever senses his victory four years ago and was upset with him for never compromising and returning to the sport. They argued, they fought, and then they made love. They were married in 1991 and Miki bore a daughter in 1993 which they named NIKE after the Greek goddess of victory for she was Alan’s greatest victory.
>>47485869>>47484628>>47483973>>47482975>>47482949So who all is in this spy organization? Bond analog, Ninja girl, Vanessa analog, what are their powers and abilities and what kicker do we give them to make them more than analogs?Anyone want to roll up powers for them?
>>47487115That's the cool part: no one said these agents had to have powers. I mean yeah, not-Taki would have various ninjutsu skills and ninpo and be one of the heavier hitters when it comes to combat, but the super agents can get away with being on a different scale that your typical cape.
>>47487145Of course, that's partly because the ninja is also a professional demon hunter on the side.
>>47487115There's not-Poirot, the short-statured French/Belgian detective who excels at investigation, not so much at combat.You have assorted assassins and gunmen available as well, like Golgo 13 mentioned above.You could even get away with a few Batman-esque Crime Fighters as well.
>>47484628Make her a Vegas Super and then you have a whole casino that has mobster vibe and hosts all the Super MMA fights
>>47487270I thought that was all of Vegas. Part of the struggle is dealing with the last vestiges of the mob trying to assert control over the city.
>>47487256Golgo is basically superhuman given the insane nature of many of his shots.I think if we roll up powers it would probably be one roll for most of them to simulate a favorite gadget or gimmick.>>47487270That does sound like something a super spy would run in their down time. A casino with Super MMA fights makes a lot of cash and provides competition if she ever felt like stepping in the ring herself. And some ex super villains say an awful lot of secrets when they get hammered at the bar...
>>47487292Maybe a superpowered Mafia princess kind of vibe. As in her father is a captain in the Italian Mob and she works for him on her downtime.>>47487348Can we combine the Spy, Mob Princess, and MMA fighter thing together. It is a lot but it does make her an interesting character.
>>47487369I don't know about the mobster bit, but if her cover is running a casino, I can live with that.
>>47487391Still working on the US WW2 and some of their after stuff. As well as Russia, but does anyone know what to call Russia's modern day elite super squad?I was thinking something along the Motherland Squadron
>>47487369>>47487391I'm of the opinion not-Vanessa should be a self-made agent who gets scouted as a top agent for OIPP and gets a Vegas casino as part of her cover. She'd have a background in police, Interpol, even some level of security clearance before she hit it big with OIPP. The actual Vanessa's husband was an operative himself before he was killed in action, and she took up his work and became an agent herself. I feel she should be recognized for her honest work, hence her inclusion into OIPP.
>>47487419I wouldn't even begin to know what to call Russia's super team. Considering the running theory that most all Russians supers are (forcibly) enlisted in the armed forces, they're probably part of a particular army division.
>>47487441So she is the fake daughter of some mole. She is part of some deep cover.
>>47487465Her default work when she's not on active assignment is deep cover in the mob? That's nuts.
>>47486355As she grew up Nike would prove to be just as willful as her parents and would find herself butting heads with her father with Miki usually having to step in between them and pull rank as the mom of the household. Ever sense she was a girl she wanted to be like her father, an armored battler and a super heroine. But when she began armored battling at 18 she never felt that her father truly supported her. He trained her in the basics and sent her off to train with Hiro in the modern style, but she always felt that her father looked down on her for using under armor. He claimed that he didn’t and was in fact proud of her, but when asked why he wouldn’t come out of retirement to form a team with her he could only reply that the modern style wasn’t for him-which Nike always took to secretly mean that he held the modern sport and her involvement in contempt. Nike has vowed to become the greatest armored battler in the world with her suit SAMOTHRACE and to show up her old man’s legacy. Her fondest wish is to fight and win side by side with her dad. But sense she can’t get that she’s settled for outperforming him. So far she hasn’t placed first in a tournament yet, but she’s determined to snag a win before becoming a super heroine.
>>47487485Her decision to become a super heroine is what causes the most friction between herself and her father. He absolutely refuses to support her in this endeavor. He doesn’t want his baby girl to suffer the broken bones and concussions he did fighting super villains that don’t follow the rules of armored battling. He wants her to stay safe. Nike interprets this to mean that he considers her too incompetent to be a super heroine. Mom takes her side, arguing that it isn’t fair for Alan to project his fears onto her. Nike finds it hard finding a team willing to consider taking her on after she achieves that tournament victory she’s after. Many are worried about slighting her old man, and this makes Nike wonder if he isn’t actively telling them to avoid her, another baseless allegation that strains their relationship.Alan was recently elected by his state to represent them on the STATESMEN. The old fighter has declined all previous election victories in the past, but this year he’s finally caved in to Miki and Nike’s urging for him to put back on the armor. He gave in partly out of a desire for one last stab at glory and partly because he’s worried that if he doesn’t prove he’s Statesman material the voters might start voting in his daughter in a couple of years….YES! ORIGIN IS DONE!I promise his powers/abilities, personality, and story hook stuff will all be shorter. I surprised myself with how much I got from his character.When I finally finish him the Statesmen will be 10 percent written up. I'm hoping to start picking up the pace.As usual I really want to hear what you guys think about all this. Questions, comments, and criticism are greatly appreciated.
>>47487457I did write some Russia fluff earlier, My points are:Russia's Supers are all registered and assigned work via programs. Russia's Super Works program is one of the only in the world, and has done half-decent job, but has exploited the Super population All Russian Heroes have Police and/or Military Training and are part of actual government organizations and are part of special units assigned to various zones of cities and regions. Russia's crime scene is complicated, and it tends to export Supervillains. Russia today is heading to further instability with Firebird potentially eyeing up to coup the government(Firebird is an immortal WW2 heroine with fire and flight who is considered an icon and symbol of the Russia)
>>47487348>That does sound like something a super spy would run in their down time. A casino with Super MMA fights makes a lot of cash and provides competition if she ever felt like stepping in the ring herself. >And some ex super villains say an awful lot of secrets when they get hammered at the bar...Pretty much. I don't like the mob angle that's cropped up, though. It makes sense that an OIPP-furnished casino can be one of many OIPP bases of operation in USA, never mind the world.
>>47487369>>47487391>>47487441>>47487465>>47487479I like this. Undercover mod princess casino owner with an interest in MMA. She'll attract super baddies wanting to cut a deal and even super people that want to investigate her.What's a better way to fill out that Brown Recluse file OIPP has then by getting him into thinking he should be investigating you as a mob princess? Think of it as gathering data on Batman by posing as a bad guy.>>47487618It could be an optional storyline hook, or an operation that happened in the past. The main thing is that she's OIPP and has a casino and love of MMA.>>47487419Call is something very low key. All are equal under Communism comrade. I can buy Cape China giving their group something cool like People's Champions because they keep losing supers to Taiwan and Hong Kong and even Korea so they do try a little to court supers and do nice things for them when they enlist.Russia is just "fuck you. I don't care if you can blow up cities. You start as a private".Just "Special Squad" ought to do it.
>>47487591Sounds good. I especially like the Super Works program idea. If you're a flying fire guy you're going to be put to work as an engine powering a city. To each according to their own. If you have powers you use them for the good of all. There's nothing like the "super entertainers" and "super artists" and "super sportsmen" of America. Russia makes her supers take practical, utilitarian jobs.
>>47487650>I like this. Undercover mod princess casino owner with an interest in MMA. She'll attract super baddies wanting to cut a deal and even super people that want to investigate her.>What's a better way to fill out that Brown Recluse file OIPP has then by getting him into thinking he should be investigating you as a mob princess? Think of it as gathering data on Batman by posing as a bad guy.That feels backwards to me. If anything, I'd leave the "mob princess" angle as a previous operation, if it must exist. The fact is, she's the low-key "owner" of a Vegas casino that just so happens to be an OIPP base.
>>47487699It's like The Man From UNCLE: the New York base for UNCLE used a tailor's shop as a front cover. This should be the same thing: the casino is a front for an OIPP base. Adding the mob angle makes it needlessly complicated.
>>47487736So the entire place looks like it is run by somebody else but it the OIPP but what is the OIPP again?
>>47487683Now add the government corruption of Russia and the allocation or mis-allocation of Super Works to certain people is an issue which causes Russia much problem.This means the regime effectively is controlling a vital part of industry that can turn companies around or save huge amounts of money.Russia's non-hero supers are in a bad position of being forced to work at times for wages that are unequal to their jobs for the benefit of the oligarchs. Hence why Russia gets so many Supervillains and expats, people leaving the system as soon as they can. Russia is losing its Super community and eventually there will be issues when their Superheroes rebel due to their usage in keeping the Superworkers in line.The system worked when the benefits were amazing and when no one could leave.It is falling apart now.
>>47487757>Latin: Ordo de Intelligentia, Praesidio, et Pace>English: Order of Intelligence, Protection, and PeaceThe OIPP is an international intelligence and tactics organization and is basically the "good guy spies" global group. It's a group that arose out of the Cold War and works to preserve world peace against those who would see it harmed. Being an international organization, national borders are intentionally blurred, hence why the roster is so multicultural. There are countless agents working for OIPP, and this and a couple other threads have been talking about thier superstar agents, like not-Bond, not-Taki, and so forth. It's like UNITY, UNCLE and even SHIELD to an extent.tl;dr - OIPP is the good guy global spy network.
>>47487789It's like "brain drain," when the smart people leave the country to go somewhere else. I guess you could call it "super drain."
>>47487956I will be making Mother Russia as a legacy hero with divine inspiration,1st one fought in the Russian Civil War, 2nd one in WW2, and the 3rd came about recently.Also Mother Russia was declared an Orthodox Saint who has a massive cathedral to her.Is it a good idea to blend to religion with Supers?
>>47487991Eh, that's getting into finicky territory. It comes to one of the main philosophical questions of whether supers are gods.
>>47488010Cape World Mid-East basically runs on this idea.>>47487991I say go with it. The Catholic Church in Cape World probably has more than a few super powered Saints. Reverend from the Statesmen is probably a living Saint.>>47487843So they fight terrorist networks and multinational criminals? I can dig it.Does this mean that they fight for freedom wherever theres trouble?
>>47488112>Does this mean that they fight for freedom wherever theres trouble?...Yes?
>>47488152Anon,You're making me feel old as shit here... YO JOE!
>>47488112For reference, this is the "Big Five" international organizations some anon mentioned earlier.>Phoenix (Search and Rescue)>Nightingale (Developing 3 Earths and other worlds)>ARGO (Exploring 3 Earths and other worlds)>OIPP (International Intelligence)>UN (International Cooperation, includes members from other worlds and Earths)
So anyone feel like rolling up some characters? That "team through all the comic ages" idea from the last mini-thread appeals to me.
Please stop me if this topic has been discussed in other threads, or would be better somewhere else.What are some interesting moral codes you've seen for capes?Are there any sort of charts to quantify/keep track of elements a moral code has? (Stuff like "don't use guns", "only kill in self-defense", or "flip a coin to decide whether or not to commit a crime")Are there generators, lists, or roll tables to give topics or elements that capes can have strong positions on? Is that simply impossible due to the broad spectrum of issues that can arise in different settings?I know that some capes are much stricter than others when it comes to their codes, and there are some great (or not-so-great) storylines about characters being forced to violate their rules. There are also other ways to show where a character stands. Still, moral codes can act as a guide for characters, or show off their ideals, and viewers tend to get upset when writers ignore them. So I feel like it'd be useful to have some way of creating or keeping track of them when needed, for both heroes and villains and everything in between.Part of me says this would be better asked in an alignment chart thread; but I feel it deserves a bit more specification. Especially since I've heard some say that anyone who sticks to a moral code is Lawful by definition.
>>47489037Its an interesting idea. A "moral code randomizer".I'm not exactly sure where to begin though. Maybe be defining what lines a character will cross in pursuit of their goals?How much force do you use to defeat an opponent? What do you do to a helpless and defeated opponent? Is it moral to violate certain laws in the pursuit of justice like Batman? Is the hero okay with torturous interrogations of criminals?Its an interesting idea but I'm not sure how to start. Just rolling for the answers to these questions would just make a schizophrenic hero.Maybe have "moral systems" centered around answers to a handful of questions?
>>47489037>>47489111I think for moral code randomized you would bunch together a set of beliefs instead of randomizing for each question/situation
>>47487570Is this actually interesting anyone? I don't want to shit post, so if no one is interested just say so and I'll stop.
>>47489578It's lots of info to process, especially for those who haven't followed closely.
>>47489670Does this mean that I should keep posting?
>>47488228I almost want there to be a third bird name, just so we can have it nice and even but this pretty much covers organizations the PCs can get jobs from, which is the point for them existing in the first place.
>>47490701>THUNDERBIRD: a group dedicated to purely magical issues, they also fund studies into the science behind the magic.what do you think? this could be a decent place to start from if we what to develop it further.
>>47490967>ThunderbirdLet me guess, some sort of natzca lines (did I wrote that right?) researching organisation?
>>47490967THUNDERBIRD can handle the 3 Earths stuff, working to raise awareness of magic and working to bring the 3 Earths into peaceful coexistence. They do the development stuff of NIGHTNIGALE and the exploration of ARGO, but with a focus on the 3 Earths while the other two focus on other dimensions, planets, and universes. It can be argued that such a division is needed because ARGO and NIGHTINGALE deal with places relatively distant from Earth while THUNDERBIRD deals with the immediate issue of weakening Atlantean walls and greater contact between the 3 Earths.ARGO and NIGHTINGALE seek out problems across time and space. THUNDERBIRD deals with the immediate problems of the 3 Earths. That's a god way of thinking about them.They'll ideal for a campaign focused on the 3 Earths cosmology, and can easily have their roles and duties folded into NIGHTINGALE and ARGO if a GM doesn't want to use them.>>47490107Please Do!I can't be the only one that likes these Statesmen write ups.Am I?
>>47491175I have no clue what that means, I just picked it cause it sounded magical and cool.I figure they would call baron bizarre and ask him if he could come over so they can study his magic and see how it works in the viewpoint of a scientist rather then a wizard.
>>47490107I say keep going. maybe do a wright up on Palmetto Bug or Connecting Cut.
>>47491648>>47491178Thanks guys! Connecting Cut will be the next write up.
>>47491558Oh. The thunderbird is a god of the maya, I mistook it myself in the above post with inca of peru and their in the ground stamped nazca lines.The nazca lines are an unesco world heritage. Depicted are numerous animals stamped as lines into the ground in the nazca desert in peru.
Unrelated (?), but capeworld test as resumed to post on qst.
>>47491796huh, I thought they were a native American thing. you learn something new every day
>>47491872Checked it just now, again. Need to fetch more coffee. It´s native american god, you´re rigth.Can´t even tell the difference between mayan and native americans anymore...
>>47491710POWERS AND ABILITIES:Outside his powered armor PITT FIGHTER whose name he also uses for his super hero codename Alan cuts an imposing figure. Alan is a tall and muscular man whose body shows the burns and scars of his career. He’s proud of combat and disdainful of vanity so he would never dare seek cosmetic surgery. The only time he’s gone under the knife is to have his cancers caused by the times PITT FIGHTER’S atomic reactor leaked into the cockpit removed (cancer is a treatable disease in Cape World due to the level of genetic technology). He shaved his head bald when he first started armored battling because he hated how hair felt in the high temperatures of the cockpit, but tried growing his hair after 1985 only to have it cut again as he joined the STATESMEN.Alan keeps himself in incredible shape through a dedicated fitness regimen that he never neglected even in his off years. He is also a highly skilled martial artist having taken up the practice to improve his hand-eye coordination and sense of bodily awareness which are critical skills for his armored battling career. He is also a genius engineer and mechanic. The PITT FIGHTER is his own creation although he has allowed other, more skillful engineers to improve his machine so long as they keep to his strict parameters and preferences. Having been out of the powered armor culture for some time he’s no longer a leading authority on them although he does keep aware of the latest developments. Alan is also skilled at training not only powered armor users but super heroes in general, and he has served the role as drill instructor on the MINUTEMEN.
>>47492204Alan’s PITT FIGHTER suit has had several variations over his lifetime. Most are in his personal possession, but during Pittsburgh’s collapse some were sold off to collectors and museums. Some might have even found their way into criminal hands. The most notable versions of his armor are the SILVER PITT FIGHTER armor he used during his stint with the Minutemen, his traditional PITT FIGHTER V3 that he used throughout the eighties during the 1985 tournament and the times he temporarily rejoined the MINUTEMEN, and the PITT FIGHTER MARS that he uses on the STATESMEN.All of his PITT FIGHTER armors favor thick armor and powerful blows over quickness and accurate attacks. But one would be foolish to think that Alan is a graceless brute without tactics. He knows how to take attacks on his armor and counter attack effectively. He is so skilled at doing so that he can tell by the subtle vibrations throughout his armor how best to turn against a certain attack. Locking weapons with Alan usually ends with him gaining an advantage as he can tell by the vibrations how an opponent is pushing against his weapon. His strategy when fighting is to keep the opponent facing him with wheels on his boots that can dig into the ground and turn him on a dime and force them into close quarters where he dominates through a variety of attacks manifested through his plasma generator.
>>47492239All of Alan’s PITT FIGHTER armors are equipped with a plasma generator fueled by an atomic engine that allows him to project a weapon made of plasma whose properties and shape can be adjusted at will. The plasma is usually designed not to burn until its extends so far from the armor, but Alan can bring it close to the armor to create a deadly and powerful CESTUS weapon at the cost of chewing through his own armor. Alan’s plasma weapons can be disrupted through energy weapons, but he is used to reconfiguring them around energy weapons. He anticipates his weapons being destroyed just as he anticipates his armor being destroyed during a fight. He is skilled in letting his plasma weapon shatter into a cloud of plasma upon impact with an enemy’s weapon and quickly reforming that plasma into another weapon coming at the opponent at another angle. His fighting style has him rapidly switching his plasma weapon into different configurations to confuse his opponent and get around their defenses. He throws a RETIARUS net on his opponent to unbalance them with a quick tug just to turn it into a SECUTOR gladius in his hands that they stumble into, or he slings a LAQUERIUS noose that turns into a powerful VELS missile as it snakes around an opponent’s shield.In keeping with his theme all of Alan’s plasma configurations are based on the armament of different Roman gladiator types.
>>47491178>THUNDERBIRD can handle the 3 Earths stuff, working to raise awareness of magic and working to bring the 3 Earths into peaceful coexistence. They do the development stuff of NIGHTNIGALE and the exploration of ARGO, but with a focus on the 3 Earths while the other two focus on other dimensions, planets, and universes. >It can be argued that such a division is needed because ARGO and NIGHTINGALE deal with places relatively distant from Earth while THUNDERBIRD deals with the immediate issue of weakening Atlantean walls and greater contact between the 3 Earths.>ARGO and NIGHTINGALE seek out problems across time and space. THUNDERBIRD deals with the immediate problems of the 3 Earths. That's a god way of thinking about them.>They'll ideal for a campaign focused on the 3 Earths cosmology, and can easily have their roles and duties folded into NIGHTINGALE and ARGO if a GM doesn't want to use them.I don't know. Nightingale (diplomacy) and ARGO (exploration) already cover the three Earths as well as other dimensions and planets. Taking away thier coverage of the three Earths just so that you can have a third organization devoted strictly to them feels a bit...narrow.
>>47493185IT does make everyone feel a bit more narrow, but that's why its a GM option. Its for if the game is going to be just 3 Earths and they want a dedicated organization for the PCs to interact with that just deals with 3 Earths stuff.I personally wouldn't use it, but I think GMs will appreciate having the option there.
>>47482221I was about to say this. I feel like this might be a better weekly thing than a daily thing. That said its been plenty fun. and I feel like I could make myself available to draw stuff whenever these threads do show up.
>>47493489Something regular but not constant does sound good. We're slowing down, and not because there's nothing to talk about or we're sick of Cape World, but because we've just been at it for so long. Cape World isn't dead and it's not dying, but I'm worried it might be if we keep burning it out like this.
>>47493624I'd say so. Plus we can turn it into Superhero General Discussion or Cape Game General to get inclusive again. Something that updates over the course of a sunday or weekend might be cool.
>>47482769Even distribution of superpowers would mostly favor China and India, really.
>>47493624I agree with this, it should be a weekend thing.. Writing up 50 Statesmen is a lot harder than I thought, and having a week to prepare would help a lot. I bet I could get up to ten of them done before a weekend.
>>47493663How would we keep track of previous material? Not everything is kept on pastebins right now. Germany doesn't have the Nazi supers or the updated organization names.
>>47493489>>47493821I had to yardwork, but I have general ideas and will at least write up the Golden Age Russian Team, as well as the US WW2 era Supervillain spec ops known as the Tombs Troopers
>>47493708I agree, it would be for the best and if you want your cape world fix, there's a quest going on over in /qst/.it's been just me and the DM playing and it could use players.>>47493821I suggest making a 1d4chan page, and I think the previous threads are on this is not the true ending archive
>>47493821we probably should get on top of that then.Pastebin duty or something to do with 1d4chan or some other custom wiki.i'm trying to post as much of the more completed "super artwork" i've done onto my tumblr as I can.
>>47493821The only way we're going to really get it done is to have a writefag compile it. Someone is going to have to put in the not-fun work.I don't suppose we could get some dedicated writefags or editors to volunteer for duties?>>47493858Not all of them, but just about.
Anyone feel like rolling up a character with the thread space we got left?>>47493879I'm already doing the Statesmen write ups, but I can try to sneak in a location write up as well.Next weekend I'll have pastebins to keep my stuff together. I'm just about 10 percent done with the Statesmen.
What sort of character would not-Bond be?
Since the discussion of General Cape World scheduling is coming up, I have a schedule for The Pale Files laid out. Expect the next Case next Saturday, and the next Journal on the 18th.The Case is most likely going to be roughly 8 pages, while Journal 2 will probably break at least 15 pages.>>47493879I already have my hands full with other projects, but when available I will assist however I can.I also wanted to say, all the WW2 and Cold War stuff has been very nice for fluffing out the setting for Journal 2. Since it is the most dense File I will write (as befits the interesting setting it has become) I will be posting regular updates or installments free of formatting and editing on these threads every Saturday. This will hopefully encourage healthy criticism and peer review.With that out of the way, I need two supervillains from the 1920s. Any ideas, suggestions, or requests?
>>47494045>>47494045The Immortal was from the 20's. Besides him Ghost O Jarone pre-ghost could appear.
>>47494084Which one was Immortal? And Adam Jarone is a key character in Case 2.
>>47494124Immortal was a John Dillinger Clyde Barrow type during the 20's that got his name from surviving repeated shootouts with the law in his tricked out car. He survives as a mad phantom that haunts the highways of America, forever racing with himself in mad glee. When he become a tangible ghost he threatens entire cities in the path of his race and Ghost O Jarone has to team up with Hoosier and Brown Recluse to use their super-cars to catch him.
>>47494124How about a theater magician as a bad guy? Something like an evil Mandrake the Magician. "Mr Mephistophles, Master of the Infernal Arts"He actually doesn't know magic. He just has the power to generate fire, light, and sounds, but he uses that to make it seem that he has actual magic. Spends his time robbing banks an d making a show of it. A huge ham.
>>47494253Maybe, I'll see.>>47494334I like that, probably will use it because it gels well with the actual plot.
>>47487115>Anyone want to roll up powers for them?The closest original Vanessa had to abilities were teleport-esque quick steps, powerful punches, even the ability to reflect most projectiles with a heavy haymaker hook. In M&M terms, She'd mostly be loaded with advantages and skills, reflecting her peak human training, boxing skills and investigative/espionage skills.
>>47494013Either he's a legacy character or is very good at reinventing himself every few years. I wouldn't call him immortal, but he gets away with some crazy shit. Most of the time, he's in the same sort of assignments as the American agent.
>>47496557I feel like the American Agent would be Mr.Doe and our Not!Bond is 001
>>47497408The American agent would be your typical G-man with a bit of extra charisma, then?
>>47497489Yeah, though I imagine he was pretty much like Archer in his rookie days
Any news on making a quest?
>>47493489I'd much prefer a weekly thing to daily thing. What day though?
>>47493708Wait, didn't we do the Statesmen already?
>>47493969Sure, I'm game.
>>47499201We did. One anon has taken it upon himself to do dedicated writeups for every single Statesman, though.
>>47499041Not really.The "test" quest I made on /qst/ is still up but not very active. Next week is looking to be really busy for me so I may not be able to continue it then.If you or anyone else wants to do your own quest then go ahead, I'd love to check it out.
>>47499153I'd say the weekend. Its when I have time off to draw and whatnot. >>47499345The madman.Though that said I should probably do a sketch of the ones I suggested.... Four Fathers comes to mind.By the way I was wanting to try my hand at drawing a few of the Outliers and Junior Generals and whatnot. Anyone got any descriptions of them? I know I still have the Colorado Statesmen to draw but there was a similar "No description" thing going on.
>>47499592I imagine ARIA's chassis looks like your typical graceful gynoid. Sumfin like this. She's also got a couple extra mechadendrites she can extend out of her back for extra limbs and grip, point-blank energy blasts from her hands, and anti-grav flight. Don't ask me what her AI form looks like.
>>47499648I can give that a try.Its not the first robotgirl i've drawn for /tg/.
>>47499668>>47499648Tried to theme it differently compared to other onesNo hair. and tried to do some weird "Aegis" feet.
>>47499867Not a bad design. It fits the overall aesthetic. The hands look a bit...round. She's not getting that full hand articulation action.
>>47499933I was trying out weird shaped gloves sort of like Aya. I wanted to try and do some more robot-y-ness.
>>47500112Yeah, I can see where you're going with that. In fact, Aya was probably one of the main inspirations for ARIA when she was first statted up long ago.
>>47500134anything else tonight? Just curious. I might otherwise dig through the previous threads for stuff to draw.
>>47500493One of Doc Chase and Baron Bizarre's typical arguments.
>>47500493Viperstrike chilling with Blitz
>>47499422I hope some anon gains the courage to run one again
Curious and looking for inspiration. How do you annons design your prisons and superhero schools?
>>47502069*meant anons. Really need to relearn how to write.
Why not North Korean superheroes?
>>47502069The thread on Canada was all about Cape Canada's sketchy history of super schools.Given the way powers develop in Cape Africa and its large amount of open space its an ideal place for dangerous supers to come and learn to control their powers. Some of the best super hero mentors and trainers are from Africa.Wyoming takes advantage of its Statesman Null aka Black Hole Man who projects a calming field for a couple of miles. They've made him warden of a prison-town that houses the most violent and dangerous super villains in America. His calming field gives many of them the first slice of sanity they've ever known, and the prison is dedicated to reforming these people so that they can be trusted to work outside the tranquility field on projects where they can use their powers to serve humanity as they serve their time.
I think it'd be neat to do a game where everyone is a supervillain, and they've all been caught, so it's set in a supervillain prison where the villains pretty much have their run of the place, with different factions run by different crime bosses keeping it in check, while the prison security just keeps them all contained and only busts in when shit gets too bonkers.
>>47502432>Little do the PCs know but The Punisher or the universe's analog allowed himself to be caught by the police and hes in the prison with them>The game turns into a slasher film.
>>47502457Oh, that'd be a great twist!
>>47492257>>47492257LAQUEARIUS: A powerful magnetic ribbon of plasma that Alan uses to ensnare and unbalance his opponent. He can also use it as a lasso to isolate an opponent’s limb or snatch a weapon away.SCISSOR: A pair of double-bladed swords shaped like scissors capable of catching and blocking an opponent’s weapon. Unlike the real-life weapon upon which it is based it is capable of moving its blades to cut like scissors and destroy weapons it trapsRETIARIUS: A long three pronged trident spear and a magnetic net. Alan traps an opponent in the net while hammering them with the trident in the typical gladiatorial style.CESTUS: Alan’s finishing formation. He brings the power of the plasma generator to the max and runs it through his fists. His fists become weapons that can punch through armor and shields but begin to quickly melt and deform with every impact.SECUTOR: Alan’s preferred plasma configuration. It produces a short sword and a round shield providing Alan with attack and defense. His preference for this configuration is shown by the helmet of his PITT FIGHTER. Its’ round shape and two black circles representing eye holes are elements taken from the Secutor helmet of antiquity.MURMILLO: A risky configuration where Alan creates plasma constructs to cover parts of his armor for added protection in the form of greaves. When the plasma armor is programmed with the right kinetic properties and used at the right angle it can deflect blows to itself that would otherwise dent the armor. But if Alan gets the timing and number wrong the plasma armor can bend in and crush through the armor adding to the damage of his opponent’s blow.VELES: A spear of plasma designed for quickly throwing. Alan’s long distance weapon, he can seize the handle and transform it while it is inside the opponent’s armor to create internal damage.
>>47503041Compared to his other armors his SILVER PITT FIGHTER armor is lighter, quicker, and less powerful reflecting changes Alan had to make to be a crime fighter chasing after criminals instead of a sport fighter dueling in closed spaces. Its atomic engine is smaller and as a consequence the plasma generator is weaker. The armor is also equipped with various non-lethal weaponry such as sonic cannons and riot foam as well as emergency PHOENIX style utilities such as fire retardant gel shooters and deployable “safety tents” designed to protect civilians in high-risk “super warfare” zones when there is no time to properly evacuate them.His modern day PITT FIGHTER MARS suit combines the benefits of the regular and silver pitt fighter suits with none of their drawbacks by using bleeding edge technology. The suit is actually a massive armor that fits over his standard PITT FIGHTER suit with a special DPS generator like that found in the BLUE CRAB handling the interface between the suits that allows Alan to feel the vibrations behind several feet of durable metal. He is sometimes teased by his fellow Statesmen that for all his objections to under armor regulations his PITT FIGHTER suit is more or less the under armor for PITT FIGHTER MARS. The plasma generator is state of the art and in addition to being able to create Alan’s usual arsenal of weapons can project destructive waves of pure plasma. It is also equipped with several additional weapons systems that Alan uses only rarely. It is equipped with a mighty DPS generator about half as strong as the one found aboard the BLUE CRAB that can pull off similar vibration tricks as well as lancer and catcher system similar to that found in super-cars such as HOOSIER’S CROSSROADER in case Alan is forced to engage with enemies from an extreme distance beyond the effective range of his plasma waves and veles.
>>47503062For a weaker PITT FIGHTER, a weaker world, or a world where power armors are weaker the GM do a variety of things to make PITT FIGHTHER weaker and still interesting. Instead of a plasma generator creating is weapons the GM can make the weapons be metallic objects that are attached to PITT FIGHTER’S back or transported around by a mobile weapons rack drone. PITT FIGTHER using actual weapons can also change some of the plot hooks. Instead of having the PCs and NIKE try to win one of his armors from an auction they might try winning one of his swords or spears. The GM can also play up PITT FIGHTER’S relative lack of grace and speed. PITT FIGHTER normally can turn on a dime, but by increasing the time he takes he turn he can easily be out maneuvered by enemies and make maneuverability his kryptonite. And that's it for powers and abilities. What do you think thread?PERSONALITY and RELATIONSHIPS are next, and will be hopefully a lot shorter.
Is there a way to limit elongation to one limb? Trying to build something similar to pic related.Tsuyu Asui from My Hero Academia if you need to know who it is.
>>47503317>best girlYou have good taste anon.
>>47503317I'm sure Mutants & Masterminds allows you to specify your one limb as a limitation.
>>47503317tongue is not a limb
>>47503614Erm... thanks?>>47503668Checked the 3e book and haven´t found any limitations listed there. But I can still write it down as a limitation? Going to do that then.>>47503697I know, just using it as one since that the elongating part of her.
>>47499592Mountain Lion has a Lioness mask, a form fitting Matador Suit (basically spandex that gives you enhanced physicality through super science magic), and big claw gauntlets that can slide over her arms to let her handle things with her normal dexterous hands. She's probably loaded with straps holding weapons and gadgets. She's described in her write up as being a trap master.Hoosier is just a guy with a super-car that looks like a Dodge Challenger with super-stuff on it.
Questions about Statesmen characters:Four Fathers. How did he get his four faces? Just born with it? Should he be an "anti-Pele" figure who is fine with the Statesmen being more of an association of heroes and less of an active group?Ghost O Jarone. Should the Devil himself be his boss or should it be some devil stand in ala Mephisto and Satanus? How does the Devil relate to The Veil from Black Minister II's blurb if at all?Weatherman: I'm considering having him work on creating and managing a large laboratory of artificial ecosystems managed by his powers for Nightingale. Can life develop under such and such conditions dictated by his powers? How about another set of conditions? ARGO might very well stumble into a world with an environment like what they find in Weatherman's labs. Weatherman also experiments with changing environments radically like what can be found when two universes start to merge (as they are wont to do). His labs are staffed by supers who need a certain environment to live comfortably and assist each other as kind of a support group. Stories about his labs are about people dealing with being unable to connect to other people. The ice boy and the fire girl's environments are separated by miles but they have a crush on one another. That sort of thing.Weatherman isn't like Null. He can come and go and the weather he sets "run themselves" while he's gone. I want him to be an OP as fuck guy. Storm plus Metamorpho, and its not just Earth based weather he can control. He can control the weather in outer space as well. Cosmic storms all day everyday. There might be a space station extension of his laboratory system. Holograham and Palmetto Bug know each other from the same "Doom Patrol + Kirby Monsters" team. They work to find places in society for misfits. Tape Deck wasn't on the team, but he was one of many super humans they gave assistance to.Is this a good direction for the characters?
>>47505013Libertas, Emerald Blaze, Ashman, Coyote, Rugaru, Tornado Allie, Waveracer, Milk Man. I got a good idea what I'm going to do with all the Statesmen except these guys. Anyone have ideas what to do to develop these eight?Waveracer is cute being caught between Madam Delphine and Fisher-Girl, but I want there to be more to him than that.Libertas...a modern day goddess of liberty? Something maybe like Uncle Sam from the Vertigo mini. I see her interacting with a pantheon of modern gods-Gods of Mass Communication, Fast Food, Equality, and so forth.Rugaru: I'm considering him dealing with the stress of being a big monster guy by taking up Super MMA. Does Rugaru have any animal instincts he has to grapple with or is he more like Beast than Wolverine?Emerald Blaze: She's a blue blood, so maybe her family has a little big of Batman legacy to it? Would her family work with Dundo Industries?I'll greatly appreciate any comments and help. Greatly.
>>47505118Waveracer is the unofficial face of the aquatic team. I guess one of the main questions would be his lineage. He insists he's a Cuban immigrant, and any other questions as to the source of his powers tend to be dodged.Libertas was pretty much characterized as a "freedom elemental."I think Rugaru was meant to be a bit of a recluse, considering he's basically Bigfoot.
>>47505118>>47505203Emerald Blaze is the closest to a real blank slate here. She comes from money, and she got her energy projection powers from a cosmic accident. I feel she's one of those characters who feels like she has a new lease on life with her powers ("I've never felt so ALIVE!"). Being powerful feels really good.
>>47505203Playing up Waveracer's mysterious past could be cool. His write up could have several origins for him.Rugaru as a recluse can definitely work. An old fashioned kind of humble hero, a guy in a big Ben Grimm trench coat that goes about his business privately until something bad happens, then he helps people without a flashy costume or introduction. He saves people, makes sure they're okay, then vanishes into the night. Very much bigfoot-tactics super heroing. Until the Statesmen many people might have wondered if he was even real or not.>>47505225She could be a good foil to Deseret. They're both young flying women with super powers but Deseret is more "we got to do something with our powers!" and Blaze is more "yeah, but isn't it awesome having powers as well?"
>>47505225Emerald Blaze is an island right now as characters go. She's not ostensibly connected to anyone, and she doesn't have any long legacy like half the cast does. She's a young, beautiful hero with fantastic new powers, and she loves what she has; she's strong and can fly whenever she wants, which is exhilarating for someone who loves flying like she does.She's one of the closest to a PC in the Statesmen. Here she is, surrounded by all these big names and with the potential to rub shoulders with real heroes. No one, not even people from money like her, gets opportunities like this. She did her best to make sure money doesn't corrupt her.
>>47505434Her only support network when she became the Emerald Blaze was her family and close friends. She didn't really have any superhero help for a long while and had to figure out the game by herself.
>>47505419>She could be a good foil to Deseret. They're both young flying women with super powers but Deseret is more "we got to do something with our powers!" and Blaze is more "yeah, but isn't it awesome having powers as well?"And yet EB knows she has to do right by her powers as well. Her powers are potent, and if mishandled, things could be disastrous. Maybe she's trying to better master her powers so she doesn't strictly have destruction powers. Plus, she's one of the few terrestrial supers who can reliably go into space, thanks to her powers, so there's a niche for her there.Pic is of an errant thought: what if EB had an "Overdrive" mode where she fully subsumes her cosmic powers and temporarily gets a spike in power before she has to shut it off and recover? Just picture this except recolored green.
>>47505434>She's a young, beautiful hero with fantastic new powersBright, too. She's not stupid.
>>47500503>>47501306I konked out right before I saw these. I'll give them a shot among other things.It would be funny if Baron and Chase switched sides regarding their argument on the first threat they faced all those years ago.>Chase: No no no, it was definitely magic. Third Earth in nature and hard to describe.>Baron: Nonsense. Everything has a rational explanation and its corproreal form was gained in this world as such needs to have followed natural laws.>Chase: No it was magic. >Baron: No no no... Science.>>47499422Had I known I would've tried participating. >>47504149Thanks anon.
>>47506122I got other quests to pay attention to right now, but I'm determined to do "Adventures in Cape World" episodes.Returning to the idea of a "team that evolves through the ages of comic book writing" from last thread and the list of archetypes how would we go about making characters to fit these archetypes and yet have a fresh twist?How for instance would the Jungle Babe of the 1930's Golden Age incarnation work? Or the Crime Fighter with a gimmick gun? Or the Tibetan trained Shadow/Mr.Amazing/Green Lama guy?
So the people that said Cape World and Cape Creation stuff prevented people from talking about other stuff in the super hero general...did they actually go and make their own thread?
>>47506122Doc arguing for magic. What bizarro world is this?
>>47506831No, they didn't.
>>47506444The Masked Moonlighter. A guy that worked as a lab assistant for an eccentric scientist that was working on powerful optic technology in private. Rumors leaked out to the underworld through the doc's drunken ramblings at his favorite bar, and the local mob decided to kill him and raid his lab hoping to score some bleeding edge super-tech. But his assistant managed to get his latest invention-a light gun-away in time which he uses to fight back against the mob as the masked moonlighter.The light gun can do a lot of super science feats. It can fire a heat-ray that can melt metal at max power and force goons to drop their super-heated guns at low power. It can make objects and people invisible (and thus blind them). Moonlighter uses a special masks that protects him from gas and allows him to see when he himself is invisible. It also protects him from the bright, blinding light his gun can produce.The light gun can also create hologram reflections and turn walls into one-way mirrors that Moonlighter can look through to spy on people-and fire his heat ray through while keeping a wall between him and his foes.
>>47506122It's still up if you still want to. >>>/qst/193983
>>47505225>>47505419>>47505434>>47505510>>47505788>>47505903Emerald Blaze is neat just for being so grounded and understandable. I'm starting to like her more.
>>47508415That more than works for the crime fighter of our team.Any idea for the Jungle Girl? Should she be the traditional white girl lost in Africa/South America or should she actually be a native?
>>47508757>Anthropologist>Goes to the jungle>Meets not-Tarzan, king of the jungle>Falls in love and goes native>Not-Tarzan dies>Anthropologist takes up the cause as protector of the jungle>Eventually returns to civilization, but still has a few jungle habits she's yet to breakSomething like that?
>>47509045Yeah that could work. Imagine her as the ultimate flapper, the ultimate liberated woman. She's Amelia Earheart meets Susan B Anthony.She's a pro anthropologist, always curious about new races and new places. She dresses in the fashion of the period until its time for action, when she'll strip down to her jungle girl outfit for acrobatics and wrestling. She's very well-cultured, well-read, and articulate. She publishes articles in anthropological journals, but she possesses a powerful mind and keen skills gained from her time in the jungle which she likes to make use of to explore even the most inhospitable and dangerous cultures and places in person and on foot.Her husband was protector of a sacred African Jungle gifted with supernatural speed and strength, and his passing has given her these abilities as well. She's also the leader of a cult of African jungle protectors that worships lions which she has developed and modernized into a groups that protects all of Africa with the latest technology and skills. They believed that the late king possessed powers of the primal lion spirit, powers that she now channels as ALIKA, LIONESS OF THE JUNGLE, Alika being a Nigerian take on her birth name of Alice.Is this good?So far we got MASKED MOONLIGHTER and ALIKA LIONESS OF THE JUNGLE.Anyone have an idea for a not-Mandrake?
>>47487115Is it wrong that I want a female Bond with a ninja boy/Earnest Peel etc? It's not even sexual I just want to see if it can be made to work.
>>47509557once a skilled con man, harry rouge gave up his life of crime in order to carry on his late fathers magic show and tour around the country. he now uses his old skills to trick villains into confessing their crimes while scamming them out of every cent as the SILVER SORCERER!
>>47509663Two ways to go about it. A Taki bodyguard of a little Detective Conan kid from England or Emma Peel having to work with the heir to a ninja clan who happens to be 12. Both could be fun.
>>47510199What would prompt the "hey kid wanna /ss/" relationship?
A team run by a cross-party conspiracy of high-ranking politicians (not the leader, like Prime Minister/President), that seeks to give people powers, and then use the team to 'extract' them and brainwash them so that the people running the conspiracy have a large pool of superpowered people to have. The extractor team is also superhumans who were brainwashed.In my setting the team was made up of Captain (the leader), who was an ex-soldier with powers before he was forcibly recruited; Mister Gunn, a severely crippled war veteran rebuilt as a cyborg in exchange for his loyalty. Reports on the team to their superiors, and deals with any on the team who cause trouble. Wears a suit. Red Warlock, who was a small-time witch who was kidnapped and brainwashed. Mainstay, who basically buffed the group with her powers, and Enforcer, who uses his force of will to ignore all damage done to him.I also had them be responsible for the creation of many other superpowered characters within the setting with a view to 'extracting' and brainwashing them later on, including a guy with super healing, and enhanced strength, toughness etc by testing experimental drugs on him in utero, and twins Tooth and Claw who they infected with weakened werewolf virus.
>>47501306Have a quick sketch.Blitz design not final.Its currently just got a little bit of "Doctor Doom" regalia going on to reflect the "eastern european super royalty" thing.thouch should he have a mask? Different haircut?
>>47510594I say go with a mask, but make it something regal looking.
>>47510405Sounds interesting. Mister Gunn sounds great. I've always loved old cyborgs.>>47509874Any real magic or is he just a skilled illusionist?
>>47511467just a guy with a sliver tongue and a thing for showmanship.
>>47511467Yeah, he combines three of my favourite things:Old cyborgs, badasses in suits and ruthless villains
>>47510594They look adorable
>>47510594Needs something billowy and regal, like a monarch's cape. That way when using storm powers it can blow wildly. Besides, capes are for showboating heroes.
jo guys how do you (and your playgroup) play?do you play each session as a "episode" of a series (with cliffhangers from time to time, a bit season final and so on) or just a normal campaign stuff like in any other rpg? or something totaly different?
>>47513711Its usually typical campaign. Call it a night when it feels like a good place to stop
>>47510594Blitz could take some cues from Zemo
So I'm in the process of building a setting for a game. There are a lot of tropes I'd like to hit but would want some unique spins on it. So I'm looking for ideas:-The Hand/League of Assassins(Shadow): I'm looking to have your ninjas with mystic powers, and working among the underworld but with much more menacing long-term plans type of group as something in the background that slowly grows dominant in the game. -Kingpin/Black Mask: The big scary mob boss that brings together various criminal and supervillain enterprises together. This be another one that to finally take down be a long term one but with more immediate gains for the PCs.-Super Soldier Program/Superpower Drugs: I'm thinking something like VALKYR from Max Payne, mixed with the Adrenaline pills of Frank Simpson and maybe origins in a Weapon X kind of program.-Fear of Mutants: My gf loves mutants so my world is going to have them but I'd like a different spin on the usual people afraid of mutants deal.-Darkness/Witchblade/General 90'sness: I'd like to have as another option for the more dark, over-the-top mystical stuff to go with a 90's dark, hyper-violent/sexualised feel but without just another Judeo-Christian take (though that kind of symbolism still, which is contrary but is part of the feel).
>>47515632>NinjasThey work as small clans. Think groups of miniboses. They're all family and will fight to the death for each other.Instead of throwing ninja mook swarms at players you throw 3-4 mini bosses.>Mob BossMarin Dundo from Cape World is a yuppie middle man and get a lot of mileage out of that. Rather than having your crime boss be a guy that wants to run the city have it be the guy that just has investments in all sorts of criminal activity. The boss circulates the money, but that's all he's involved in. >Super Power DrugsCape World has a "super metabolism" class of people modified during operations in their youth secretly by an industrial cabal. The idea is to create super humans that derive powers from drug use and develop super humans that have to rely on these drugs (and thus the companies that make them) to maintain their powers.Imagine if energy drinks were apart of a conspiracy where a small group of people modified without their knowledge gain temporary powers off them. People think its just natural power development. These people probably had the potential within them the whole time, the drugs just brought it out.>Fear of MutantsPeople fear mutants because their powers evolve over their life times. That girl that can make lights flicker might turn into a walking uncontrollable inferno at the drop of the hat. No one knows what triggers powers to change and that adds to the fear factor. Mutants are all potential walking nukes. They could wake up one day spraying radioactivity. The next day their power is just being able to fly.They're mutants because their powers mutate.>90'sGo full Aztec. They had a goddess destroy a world by drowning it in her own tears of blood. And the stars people saw every night were actually genocidal monsters only kept at bay through blood sacrifice.
>>47509874I like it. A guy using silver paint as a gimmick is something I can see happening in the early 21st century.SILVER SORCERERALIKA THE LIONESS OF THE JNGLEMASKED MOONLIGHTERWho is the Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers Science Hero?Who is the Doc Samson/Superman/Captain Marvel "OG Hero"?Who is the Super Soldier who puts on a flag to fight Nazis?Who is the Gladiator/Odd John/Slan outcast hero who is either apart of a secretive race of super beings or a walking miracle?Who is the Green Lama/Shadow/The Flame guy who unlocked super powers by studying in Tibet super?Who is the Tintin/Terry and the Pirates Pulp Adventurer?And finally who is the pulp detective character?
>>47515632Okay some rough ideas off the batLeague of Assassins/ShadowsThere is nothing scarier than a group that has your best interests at heart. Their goals could be straight up world peace, or fixing the economy, or stopping overpopulation before the world reaches peak oil prices. To achieve those goals they can assassinate otherwise good scientists whose inventions might bring destruction. stealing money and giving it to psychopaths. Engineering a virus to sterilize everyone in the world so that population will dwindle over the course of a couple centuries so natural resources may renew. Though that may be more "Secret Society" than super ninjas.Fear of Mutants.Being a Mutant can become a sort of Elective thing to do. for a while People are born mutants naturally, and they underwent the X-men style social rights crusades, but recently it was discovered the 'gene' is in everyone and with the right therapy and enough money you can unlock your potential. Anyone can be born a mutant, and those that aren't can unlock it after the fact if they'd feel more "Comfortable" as a mutant. This has opponents on both sides.Mutants who've been facing descrimination since forever might not want normals infiltrating their social group as "mutants", and don't want mutants defecting to being normals.And again normals that view augmenting yourself that way is dangerous immoral and puts more power in the hands of the powerful at best, and risky surgery that can fuck up your life at worst. IE "i wanna be a mutant! I think I'll have fire powers" goes through surgery and becomes a stoney faced ugly monster who now has to save up to reverse it...
>>47516207>>47516304I kind of had an idea that sort of is a mix of your two guys. With different groups and working for a good goal. My idea was a kind of SHIELD/HYDRA idea where this ninja society has been on this centuries long hunt to draw out this (put big bad mystical/demon thing here). But to draw it out they had to well research it, learn it's rituals and practices and actually do them to try and entice it out. This has over the centuries slowly corrupted parts of the ninja society so they are actual practitioners of this thing and are simply biding their time till they find and let it go free. This is very, very basic idea as you can tell from not even knowing what the big-bad is, and even that is kind of ripping off The Hand with their Beast, so I'm reluctant to use this idea.I definitely like the idea of corporations being behind the drugs. I've been considering mixing the drugs with the mob boss where he is helping to supply a criminal underworld with the drug but doesn't know what is really behind it.
>>47515175Right that spotty fabric stuff. I'll give it a try.I figured he could use a "crown" of sorts as well. Sorry I've been taking so long. >>47516281It'd be nice to see a supersoldier that fights nazis not be american.I think something a long the lines of "Captain Scarlet" a man (Or woman for that matter, Violette Szabo comes to mind) who can never die and lives as an eternal saboteur to nazi rule. who even when found out dies and tries again. Perhaps a French Rebel that 'died' in a nazi blitz, or survived a chemical attack and discovered their amazing ability to 'come back from the dead.Would them being Jewish be a little too Tarantino-y?
>>47516281>Who is the Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers Science Hero?not really familiar with these guys so stop me if you heard this before.guy finds a meteor that's really a do it your self spaceship kit from some super advanced alien race. builds it and heads off to space for adventure, ends up assembling a crew of aliens while bumbling around and ending up helping people out. think of him sort of like luffy from one piece and how he meets up with most of his crew mates and his love of adventure.goes to place, meets dude, helps dude out of a jam, dude joins up with crew for further adventure. >Who is the Doc Samson/Superman/Captain Marvel "OG Hero"?the literal embodiment of heroism as a concept. no one knows exactly who or what he is but people who catch his interest tend to get superpowers as well and becomes heroes them selves.opposed by the concept of villainy who does the opposite and gives powers to people he hates, usually something that fucks their life up so bad that going on a rampage is a reasonable thing to do after. >Who is the Super Soldier who puts on a flag to fight Nazis?lady liberty is a member of the French resistance and was a symbol of defiance to Nazi rule. her power comes from how much people believe in her so at the start she's normal but as more people begin to believe she's a super soldier badass, the more she becomes a super soldier badass.part 1 of 2
>>47516743Nothing with a Jewish Nazi killer
>>47516743I like it. Something tells me Viper teases him about the cape
>>47517275Fair enough. I wasn't committed to the idea anyhow.Plus there's the golem anyways.But does the French Rebel spy/saboteur sound groovy?
>>47517324It's traditional dammit!
>>47517265>Who is the Gladiator/Odd John/Slan outcast hero who is either apart of a secretive race of super beings or a walking miracle?space redneck from a higher grav planet crash lands on earth, ends up rooming with a superhero fan and earns his rent by doing good deeds for the day though use of his newfound super strength and overuse of space duct tape.>Who is the Green Lama/Shadow/The Flame guy who unlocked super powers by studying in Tibet super?he was raised by Tibetan monks but left to find a purpose somewhere in America. ends up becoming a hero due to his own naivety about the outside world, finds that he liked being a hero and decides to keep at it.most of his powers are just keeping a cool head under fire and a weird sort of intuition regarding crime, maybe hint that he's the reincarnation of a more traditional version of this character.>Who is the Tintin/Terry and the Pirates Pulp Adventurer?no clue who these guys could be so i'm not even going to try.>And finally who is the pulp detective character?play him totally straight, dick Tracy style, complete with silly gadgets.the twist being he's in a modern cop show and the other characters are constantly wondering A) why is wearing a bright yellow coat and talking in outdated slang and B) why his gadgets and tactics KEEP WORKING!
>>47517366>space redneck from a higher grav planet crash lands on earth, ends up rooming with a superhero fan and earns his rent by doing good deeds for the day though use of his newfound super strength and overuse of space duct tape.forgot to say, think of him like reverse john carter of mars
>>47517336>But does the French Rebel spy/saboteur sound groovy?Bomb Voyage, the French liberator >>47517351It's impractical. Someone could grab onto it and pull you towards them.
>>47517449>Bantz between characters or actual criticism?Just because you aren't aware of the royalty and circumstance my family is steeped in doesn't mean you can criticize it. This is attire appropriate to a prince, and as such is not meant specifically for combat!>Alternatively, if an actual criticismSince when was tradition practical?
>>47517562It was an attempt at character bantz
Hey, /tg/, so for a college project I need to put together a document of some sort, so I figured I'd make a supplement for Mutants and Masterminds. It's going to be a collection of PC builds for Marvel and DC heroes. I was wondering if there was any interest to post it here once it's all done? Here's a small sample of what I have. Any comments on the format or anything else is appreciated.
>>47517606That's useful anon.
>>47517606i was gonna say "dc adventures has official stats for some people" then i saw you mention PC stats. i think that'll be cool/useful so go ahead.
So no new thread until Friday right?
>>47505434Out of interest, has anybody started Blaze (or Virginia Daring) out under M&M 2/3E rules? Would be useful for me if somebody has, saves me goo from scratch. Both look pretty interesting, Blaze especially for the pseudo-PC aspects to her.
>>47521657Not yet, but I imagine it'd be very straightforward.
>>47521657Most of the Statesmen aren't started up. But yeah, I agree that Emerald Blaze would be one of the most PC-esque characters in the setting.
>>47519020That's the idea, but there's no reason why we can't use this one up first.
>>47524611Should there be some sort of quick-start adventure for Emerald Blaze? If so what should it be about? What should the bad guys be?
>>47525893We haven't come up with a rogue's gallery for Emerald Blaze yet.
>>47526018Sapphire Chill. Like Blaze, she's just starting out, but she wants to be a super villain like her parents. She follows a code of honor however. No killing. Only steal from targets that "deserve" it like the rich, banks, and corporations. Like Blaze, she finds it fun to be super. Potentially she can be reformed into a hero.She can control and project energy that has the curious property of being extremely cold to the touch. Probably some sort of endothermic quasi-matter.Any other ideas?
>>47526439Is her mother not-Killer Frost?
>>47526634She might be a hybrid with some of those ice people from the Dr Glacier blurb.Do we want Blaze's rouges gallery to have any truly evil characters?
>>47526904I imagine there's at least one genuine bad guy for Blaze to cut her hero teeth on. Sapphire Chill seems more like a rival.
has anyone ever tried to build "The Mask" in M&M? Which power level and powers did you choose? is it even possible to build "The Mask"?
>>47526976Some sort of super-one percenter?Someone that works for Martin Dundo? Not one of his DEF kids but some sort of mercenary working for him?Maybe an industrial spy that's trying to tear down her parents' company? An Iron Man style bad guy?Ideas gentlemen?
>>47528980So some sort of high-caliber corporate enforcer who enacts the will of some evil board of directors?
>>47529132An evil board who only ever refer to EB as "the Carter brat."
>>47528980>>47529132>>47529192Thinking on it, the idea of rich vs. rich feels a little, I dunno, exclusive. If not protecting her family's interests, she'd be a champion of the poor to protect them from the oligarchy, a niche that Sapphire Chill believes she already fills. Maybe there can be someone else unaffiliated with the latent class warfare bit.
>>47527572correct me if i'm wrong but i think its as impossible to build Mask as it would be to build freakazoid and so on. those characteres are to random to play them in any kind of working (and rule based) rpg...
>>47529317Hell, what if she's one of those "secret identity" types?
>>47529317True, but it also ties into her background. And Sapphire Chill provides her a working class enemy and a chance to prove she isn't like the corporate bad guys she fights.
Anyone ever tried running solo sessions. How do those go?
Got an idea. You know how superman has an ERB influence through a princess of Mars? What if he were more Tarzan influence? I mean imagine if the rocket to Earth died in space, but baby superman still survived because he was adopted by space-animals. Cosmic space whales or something. He travels from world to world delivering justice. His home is the wilderness of space and he leads a pack of space creatures. No one knows what his home planet was, and he doesn't really fit into any advance space culture but finds he does well in primitive ones that find beauty in their environments.Too goofy or could it work?
>>47502432Sounds a bit like the Birdcage in Worm
>>47533261sounds pretty cool actually .
>>47533261That sounds metal as fuck
>>47517265>DIY Meteor Space shipI like this idea. Part of his "science adventure" is just figuring out how all the parts work, who built it, and why it landed on Earth. Give it the ability to cross between the triple cosmology stuff and he could explore an awesome solar system full of intelligent life. He helps the solar system develop peace between the planets, recruiting someone from each planet and/or moon and puts a stop to the war between Uranus and Saturn. He could meet up with>>47533261who could be the Enkidu to his Gilgamesh.The meteor space ship was actually a piece of debris from an interstellar war. Its supposed to be a doomsday weapon, but he and his Dr Zarkov-esque buddy converts it into a space ship. It represents how science and peace can evolve out of conflict, swords into plowshares style.CAPTAIN METEOR sounds pretty cool. MIKE METEOR.Anyone got a name for the ship?>Embodiment of heroismVery interesting. Maybe he builds up power like a charge and gives it to whoever he sees as worthy once in a while because he doesn't like being the most powerful person in the universe?He changes form to match the "hero needed for the job". If the team needs to science something up he appears as a Thomas Edison figure. If the team needs raw muscle he looks like Hercules. If they need to make a speech he looks like Abraham Lincoln.He's the start to a new pantheon. Instead of being forces of nature given human traits like previous pantheons he's human traits-the best human traits such as courage and heroism-given the powers of nature. Think of him as the Zeus to the people he gives powers to. He's the Sky-Daddy of a newly forming pantheon of gods.He's the first super-hero basically. His name might even BE super hero. THE SUPER-HERO.>Super SoldierSounds like Libertas. Can it be Libertas?I kind of had in mind a more square jawed Hitler puncher, but I like Libertas getting some play on the "through the ages" team.
>>47517366>>47534398I dunno about this one. Reverse John Carter DOES sound cool, but it doesn't quite fit with the archetype. We need someone more outcast and freakish.He should be apart of Mike Meteor's crew though. Alien that astral projects to Earth and finds it to be a world full of adventure could make for an interesting and poignant story.>Raised by Tibetan MonksThe reincarnation angle means in Cape World he's Atlantean or apart of the Arthurian mythos, or a mystic powerful enough to create a mental body.The reincarnation angle is baller though. We just need to think of someone he can reincarnate from. Any idea for an ancient super he could have been?>pulp detectiveThey're all be in the 20's so I'm not sure how much his gimmick would work...
I'm tempted to try to run a quest based off of the test one except have it be from Trinity's perspective instead of Blue Cobalt's.
>>47536121What's the plot going to be?
>>47536153I was thinking Trinity's still fairly new with her powers and an intro to Science Tyrant and the villains that work with him.
>>47536121Trinity would actually be best for a quest, I think - three actions per turn would allow you to have multiple anons participating in the rolling without skewering the probability with best of 3.
>>47536195>Trinity gives three actions per turnThis is actually a really cool way to make this quest stand out.
>>47536244Would anyone like a Cape World game set at the dawn of the Japanese superhero age, about the late sixties? You have to defend Japan from Kaiju, Kami, and Overlord Darkness. You start out managing the first HERO, the first MAN FROM LIGHT, and the first Kaiju fighting Japanese mech BEYONDION. The goal is to make it to 1975 with minimal loss of land and life.
>>47537305It sounds interesting
>>4748222118 or 19.I just got done catching up on #17 >>47433165 and putting it into archive.Then 18 is this >>47465992 which I'm desu not sure if worth bothering with, it was just a bit of repeating stuff.And yeah, the massed outburst of creation seems to be dwindling down.Although rather than only launch on weekends we may as well keep it up, just at a slow burn.>>47499592>I'd say the weekend.We could start em on Fridays and keep up through to Monday perhaps? Should be enough pause for everybody to recharge creativity and enough runtime to put it up.
>>47534460>The reincarnation angle means in Cape World he's Atlantean or apart of the Arthurian mythos, or a mystic powerful enough to create a mental body.The reincarnation angle is baller though. We just need to think of someone he can reincarnate from. Any idea for an ancient super he could have been?I was just figuring that he be the reincarnation of a shadow like character. the intuition bit just being him "remembering" bits of his past life.
>>47491178Thunderbird's role is also covered by the rainbow serpent's group of heroes
I need some adviceI'm planning on a team of robots based on the pieces you'd find in chess. I already got the Knight, Rook, Bishop, King, and Queen planned, but I need help on how I'd do the Pawn's ability.Like in chess, where if a pawn reaches the end of the battlefield, it becomes one of the other pieces. I plan on him having an ability where if another member of his team is destroyed, he can transform into them for a few minutes. How would I do this in M&M 3e?
>>47542422Morph, most likely.
>>47542422Metamorph lets you change all your statblock (except for losing metamorph itself).But really it's more of a plot effect by the sound of it.
>>47536176>>47536195>>47536244You could also buff her up by giving her an extra bunch of points to get some bonus abilities; perhaps even different abilities between the clones.
>>47517606There's a ton of them on the web though if you just look. Be wary of getting slapped by that.>>47518578A portion of them are at the 10 PL 150pp level. And it's not like you can't just grab and play them at different level.
How is this thread still alive?
>>47547369/tg/ isn't as fast as people think.
>>47547369Just hanging on with desperate bumps.
>>47537305I need ideas for this campaign. Please help me thread.I need weird ideas for Kaiju. I already got a suggestion from a previous Cape Creation thread about a kaiju that uses spirals. It draws its surroundings to it in a reality warping spiral like a black hole. It shoots spirals of energy. It deflects attacks into a spiral. It IS a spiral.I need more weird kaiju.
>>47553992A kaiju that's just a massive pile of rubble shaped like a monster, possessed and animated by the souls of people killed in kaiju attacks. It gets stronger as a city is destroyed around it, and has no real attachment to the human world anymore except for a driving urge to seek out and kill other kaiju.
>>47553992Kaiju that is a big ball that things stick to, making the ball bigger, like that Katamari Damacy game.
>>47553992A giant rubber monster.No seriously. You know how Plastic Man is OP as fuck when he goes all out? That's what this Kaiju is like. Think a giant T-1000 made of plastic goop. Its chief gimmick is that it reflects attacks be they punches or laser beams. To beat it the heroes have to contain it rather than kill it.A kaiju that ravels through air and material like they were water through atomic super-science. Its threat is that its apart of a race of beings like itself, and if it stays too long on Earth eating yummy industrial parks its going to send out an extra dimensional pulse and attract its entire hive to Japan and then the rest of the Earth. Liquids are its weakness. Their molecular structure is just the right shape to fuck with its atomic-magic.The hint to the players will be that it avoid water and seems to be robotic. It has no liquid in its composition, and the PCs might think at first that its a plot from the Dr. Hell analog and not some weird space critter.>>47554039Sounds sort of Tokyo SOS to me. Wasn't that the one where Godzilla was powered by the souls of those that died in WW2?A big rubble monster sounds awesome. Imagine PCs having to go inside it to find its weakness. Think Fantastic Voyage meets spelunking in Silent Hill.>>47554579Could something like a big floating eyeball with an electric field around it work? It connects things to it through magnetism.Could these ideas work? Thoughts, comments?A lot of these sound like high level kaiju. What about some low level minions? PCs need moments where they feel powerful you know. How about some not-so strong kaiju that still have neat gimmicks?
>>47554742I dunno. Kaiju are usually singular threats, but I guess you could go the Cloverfield route and have the minions be parasites. Animated gargoyles and statues detaching from the rubble one, for example.Dealing with infrastructure damage and evacuating civilians to safety would probably constitute most of the non-combat challenges though.
>>47555632>CloverfieldI'm going to REEEEEE a little, but Desatroyah did the "minion parasites" thing first.Animated minions coming from CITYSCAPE X is a golden idea though. I'm going to have to do that. Snake-like subway cars. Demonic super-trucks. Electric Neon ghosts.CITYSCAPE X is game-ready I think. It has a theme, something for the human squad to do, and is really cool. The quest is basically going to be "Kaiju defense force sim". I was thinking of doing stuff with KINGs and OVERLORD DARKNESS, but I think I'll leave them for a scenario cameo. I want to focus on big guys and big monsters.The PCs start with just two super heroes. BEYONDIAN which is a single-pilot mecha like Mazinger Z and Daitarn 3. Very powerful, but it plays off the hot-blooded rage of its pilot. I'm going to be playing up the "God or Demon" theme from Mazinger. It can flatten monsters with awesome attacks but its not too good at keeping the collateral damage down.MAN FROM LIGHT is Ultraman. Powerful and can control it to cut down on collateral damage. He can create energy shields to protect buildings and people and shrink himself to avoid causing a mess. He can even use a lot of power to teleport Kaiju to other locations or to teleport helpless civilians away. He's an ace, but his weakness is that he's on an energy timer just like Ultraman, and using more powerful actions drains the battery faster.Things I could use to help with "Cape World presents: Kaiju defense force The Quest":More ideas for super heroes. What would their gimmick and weakness be?More ideas for "boss kaiju": Kaiju that would take multiple heroes to beatMore ideas for "minion kaiju": Kaiju that a single super hero can deal with. Tricks and units the JSDF can deploy to help their super heroes. Think the MASER tanks from Godzilla.Scenarios: Because "now you fight this kaiju" can get really old fast. There needs to be gimmicks to the encounters.
>>47555866Another thing I want to to is include branching outcomes.Like if the team manages to avoid destroying CITYSCAPE X and instead contains it the research team will eventually find a way to get it under control and transforms it into an actual ghost town. Later on the Ghost Town will produce a ghost-powered mech to join the super heroes, the MAXSOUL.Another thing I think would be cool would be that certain characters activate their replacement when they're defeated. BEYONDION is replaced by BEYONDION GREAT when defeated, and MAN FROM LIGHT is replaced by MAN FROM LIGHT ULTRA when he's defeated. But these replacements are "rushed" to the scene to help. The longer the players keep the originals from defeat the longer they have to upgrade and improve and the stronger they'll be when they appear.
You could always just hit random page for these wikis until you hit a workable combination/something not completely stupid.http://wierdnwildcreatures.wikia.com/wiki/Weird_n%27_Wild_Creatures_Wikihttp://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Superpower_Wiki
>>47556173>Mummification anglerfish Jesus that's some horror right there.
>>47556421A kaiju that transforms environments to better suit itself. It coats an environment in white bands and then transforms it after analyzing it. Not too powerful, but it can quickly destroy a city necessitating quick dispatching. When enhanced it can corrupt super heroes and control them like puppets with its bandages (which are actually living extensions of itself, like flatworms. The entire anglerfish construct is a colony of white flatworms)ANGLARK: THE COLONY MONSTER
>>47555866Maybe a weak mech that functions as a support device? Can transform into weapons to be used by other super heroes or repair them?