From street-level to cosmic and everything in between, this is the thread to discuss all things superheroic, at least as tabletop games go. Mutants & Masterminds, Marvel Heroic, Heroes Unlimited, Dark Champions, Villains and Vigilantes, and any other system out there, this is the thread for you if you want to feel superhuman.Cape World pastebins:>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/pVweBM4Flast thread:>>47276284Topic Starter: What's your preferred system for cape games? Do you prefer the d20 mechanics of Mutants and Masterminds or wouuld use the dice pool in Marvel Heroic?
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>>47297029Looked at the marvel rpg once, was way to convoluted for me.
>>47297223So it's loyal to the source material?
>>47297229Given that it's based on the marvel universe. Yes.
>>47296549An alligator in a robot suit. a vague request from another thread another board and another time.>>47297198As if there was any doubt?
>>47297029I haven't played a supers game
>>47297029Looking at Cape World, there's a lot of flavor but not a lot to seed into an individual adventure for players. Sure, the Canadian Schism may be a good campaign, but individual events seem scarce for a gaming environment. I guess what I'm proposing is a "primer" of some kind as an introduction to the setting's key ideas. This is a cool setting you guys have made, but unless you were present to participate it's very hard to utilize without dredging archives for details.I would start on it right now, but I'm not up to speed on what has been fluffed over the past few threads. That and posting on mobile. I saw talk on a PDF and this would probably be able to serve as its introduction. When I get to my computer next week I'll try to start on it, but being completely honest I may forget. List of things that should be included?
>>47297029So, yeah, hey, I actually have a Super Power question.You know characters who have some sort of sound emission power? Like a sonic screech or just a huge violent noise or something akin to that?How are these people not deaf?I'm under the impression that someone who uses and possess a power that "emits" something than they have to be immune/highly resistant to their own "emissions" or otherwise they'd kill themselves: people who have some sort of "breath" weapon like poison, fire or ice come to mind specifically.But is there anyone to be immune to your own noise?
>>47298466Well, generally, you're pointing the noise AWAY from you, so you're at least mitigating that. The best answer, really, is "don't think about it too much."
>>47298466Supers generally have immunity from their own powers. It's just a thing. Guys that shoot energy don't burn their hands when it comes out. Guys with super strength don't break their muscles. Guys with super speed don't burn up to cinders from friction. That supers that DO have to worry about this are generally exceptions that proof the rule.>>47298287I'm going to be working on punching up the the stuff we have until an organized pdf. It'll be hard going, but I really like Cape World.>Korea So what I gather from the last thread this is what we got:Korea would be the "good" country with all their supers registered for military service.They believe in military oversight of superhumans but they're being less of a dick about it than China or Russia. They like treating their supers well because they see their supers as protecting them from anti-superhuman China and Japan (old wounds from WW2 die hard).They also want military supers with good PR because they experienced first hand the horrors of the Korean War. In our world the Cuban Missile Crisis scared the shit out of everyone with the thought of planetary annihilation. In Cape World the Korean War scared the shit out of everyone with the thought of multiverse extinction. Supers got involved in the Korean War and it nearly caused the apocalypse with poor Germany in the background going I TOLD YOU MILITARY SUPERS WERE A BAD IDEA.Korea to this day is a filled with Stalker-esque distortions in reality. Its a little like Australia, but while Australia's weirdness is due to having the Atlantean Wall extremely thin in Korea its due to the Atlantean wall being twisted and battered by fighting supers. They have less of a wall and more of a twisting ribbon, so less Dreaming Critters like in the Outback and more weird spots that teleport you around and places where the gravity smashes you to atoms.Some think the trauma to the wall has caused it to adapt. Some think it may even be somewhat alive.
>>47298853I'm not sure I like tying the weird shit in Korea to the Wall, it's starting to take over the setting. It would work better as rogue killer robots, irradiated pockets, dormant giant monsters and other remnants of a super-war than more Wall junk.
>>47297223>>47297229>>47297253Which Marvel RPG? The 80's one? Because mechanics wise its shit, but it has one of the funnest and weirdest character creations, and they talk at length on how powers work and what GMs can expect from them.>>47297444Did she just do an Owlie? >Alligator with a mech suitIs his arch rival a guy in a gator suit Rhino from Spider-Man style?>>47298860In his case it would be more accurate to say It --- Works....I hope that joke wasn't too obtuse...
>>47298860>>47298767>"don't think about it too much."You can't develop a power unless you know how it works, hombre.You can do "bad science"- this is superheroics; no one expects you to justify everything, but not understanding the psuedo-science of your powers is bad writing.Normally I wouldn't be so autistic, but when it comes to capeshit a superpower IS almost like an entire other character that needs it's own statistics, development, personae, So you can understand it, develop it, flaw it, etc.. like you would any other character.
>>47298891>Its starting to take over this settingIt IS the clue holding the cosmology together, but I do see your point. Things can be a lot more flavorful and diverse if started putting the brakes on LOL WALL.I agree that war-remains should be the MAIN focus in Korea. But I do fucking love Tarkovsky's Stalker. It can be a real small place, sort of like the Zone in the movie and book its based on. Just a place where a real strong battle took place that contorted the wall and weird physics happens. It'll be just one of the features in your list instead of overpowering the theme.Could that work?
>>47298933Your face is bad writing
>>47298853>That supers that DO have to worry about this are generally exceptions that proof the rule.I figure there's two sorts of immunities:>PhysicalIn the sense that you are physically immune or extremely resistant to your own power whatever it may be: heat, cold or the otherwise physical strain caused by your own ability like going really fast or being super strong. >SubconsciousThey say that a human can bite through a finger just as easily as a carrot and that we can't physically strangle ourselves all because our "brains" are hot wired to pull our punches when it comes to our own bodies.I imagine there are some powers that are like this.
I've been brushing up on my Amerifat-level geography for Capeworld and I think we can do something interesting with Andorra.In real life its a a small country between France and Spain known for having one of the highest, if not the highest, life expectancy in the world. Its small in both population and size.Now In Capeworld Spain overthrew their General Frano styled dictator an his superhuman army with non powered capes like gadgeteers and armor users. I don't think Spain would have any de jeur discrimination against natural supers, but culturally natural supers fought for Not-Franco, and moon knights and iron men fought against him. I figure a lot of Natural Spanish supers would move to Andorra and culturally Andorra would take more after France (a nation of explorers in the Jules Verne and Tintin vein who open portals to Wakfu worlds) than Spain.Just adding a tiny piece of flavor to the tapestry of Cape World. What do you think thread?>>47299081I remember in Earth-X it was revealed that all Marvel supers were subconscious reality warpers in training, and the Asgard gods and eternals were just evolved versions that GET GUD with the reality control.
>>47297029haven't run it yet, but all my future cape games will be supers revised edition. the longest running camping my table ever had was a superhero game in Risus. Supers strikes me as similar enough [in resolution mechanics and character building at least] to risus to share its strengths [speed, flexibility etc] but has more to it to the point where it might play like an actual rpg.
I'm super out of the loop but posting the newest random country table, since it seemed to be overlooked as of the thread before previousIt now works on 2d20 - first for region, second for country
>>47298918>Which Marvel RPG? The 80's one?OP clearly states Marvel Heroic. The newest one
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>47299201>Marvel Heroic in OPThat's what I get for being an idiot.>>47299190Ohhhh....new table! Can we try it out?I'M ROLLING FOR REGION!>>47299136>We now have flavor for a nothing county that doesn't even rate showing on maps.Has Cape World gone too far?
>>47299253It's Russia, comrade
>>47299190I must say I put it together around the time Statesmen were being made... so it might require some tweaking of the numbers. Again.Ideas are welcome
>>47298891>a /tg/ general starts wanking to its own head canon to a recursively incestuous degreeHow shocking.
>>47299136>moon knightswhat now?Also it's de jurede jeur isn't a think and du jour is "of the day"
>>47298969In the original book, there were Zones all over the world. Might do something with it.Also, their origin was never stated and there seemed to be no system to their placement
>>47299175>supers revised editionGot a pdf?
>>47299281Ah good, don't even need another roll then. And it could use some new capes. We got that WMD one and Ice Breaker of the United Front and I think one or two more.Should I roll on the MM generator or the Marvel Ultimate Powers generator?>>47299304Only major change would be putting North and South Korea together as just Korea>>47299305Maybe I'm too high on soda right now but I can't seem to figure out what your sentence means.>>47299331"Moon Knights" as in guys without power that go around throwing shit at people.Like Moon Knight. Not counting that one time he got powered up so that he had super strength during the full moon and shit.
>>47299359>Should I roll on the MM generator or the Marvel Ultimate Powers generator?MUP is made for Marvel's mutants with their often weird powers. Go with MM one, it's more archetypalOr use MHR rendom generator attached to this post
So am I right in saying Cape World Spain is sort of like pic related?
>>47299345its incoming. connection speed is sluggish today.
>>47299423>>47299406Downloading now. Give me a quick opinion on its strengths and weaknesses?
>>47298969Maybe a cape had an unknown environmental impact with their powers, resulting in odd physics, twisted lifeforms, and all sorts of crazy shit. The "Zone" is just the scene of a large battle involving said cape. The scariest part of this is that this didn't crop up until later, which means that anyone at said battle may have this malignant power. All the world's greatest heroes and villains were there, but who was the catalyst?Doesn't even need to involve the Wall.
>>47299483very fast for both players and gms. once you have a moderate grasp of the book, chargen takes as little as 10 minutes.its very difficult for someone to become an invincible combat monster; everything is handled in d6 pools. though as always, a high enough powers will becomes STORY breaking in the right circumstances.quite flexible for its relatively simplicity. powers are highly customizable, and the boosts, complications, advantages, and disadvantages are broad enough to let a player model essentially any concept.on the weakneses side... everything beind done in broad d6 pools leaves it not nearly as granular as some of the more crunchy systems, like M&M, or Gurps, or Hero System. So the cap of what you can get out of it for what amount of effort is a bit lower.if your game happens often enough, you'll need to throw out the advancement rules as written to prevent say, street level pulp heroes from going all the way up to mega-city defending world class champions in 8-10 adventures.
>>47299359>>47299379Using the MM one.http://www.mediafire.com/download/3m6g7tc3wdwpcws/%5BGRR+5502%5D+Gamemaster%27s+Kit.pdfHere it is if anyone else wants to roll and play along.Anyone want to play?ROLL 1D20 FOR ARCHETYPE!By the way, I have an idea for Portugal sense we've been going Iberian today. I think they could take in a lot of Spain's natural supers like Andorra, but I want to do something with their being the first global empire in history.I'm thinking they're less super explorers like France and more like super ambassadors. They use Spanish technology to augment and change natural supers to better interact and live in other dimensions, worlds, and Earths. Think of it this way. France explores. the USA accepts immigrants and ambassadors from other places, and the Portuguese are the ambassadors from Earth, or at the very least they make the ambassadors. They likely work a lot with Italy which is the biotech post-humanity country and Canada with its illicit power creation research.Because they've gotten good at suping up and augmenting supers Portugal is also big on super-crime. Criminal organizations seek us of their knowledge and techniques to build a better super villain. There are even rumors of a secret empire in Portugal of universe hoppers. They travel to vulnerable, weak worlds an strong arm their resources with powerful supers.Good idea for Portugal?
>>47299523I was the guy arguing for the wall, but I think that's a really good idea. I really like the "who done it" vibe. It ties more naturally into the super Korean War than the wall, and I think we should go with your idea instead of mine.
>>47299533ps. forgot to mention, its the first superhero game I've seen that has pretty much properly balanced RANDOM cape generator. since any power or aptitude can be used for attack, defense, and movement as long as you can describe it properly in context, its almost impossible to end up with random powers that leave you useless.
>>47299565> any power or aptitude can be used for attack, defense, and movement as long as you can describe it properly in context, its almost impossible to end up with random powers that leave you useless.I imagine you'll have to be veryyyyy careful with that. Give players an inch and they'll take a mile.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>47299539>>47299558Glad you like it, was hoping to give some room for more "Zones" elsewhere under GM discretion.
>>47299581We got an Energy Controller Ruskie!In before its atomic energy...ROLL 1D20 FOR ABILITIES (PERSONALITY BASICALLY)
>>47299579it all depends on what tone of superhero game you want. i tend to lean VERY silver age craziness. but then I used to run my supers game (they called themselves The Dogooder Squad) in RISUS. So I'm used to someone with dice in pro cup stacking using THAT as a weapon.if you want to restrict a specific power, encourage the player to use the extra effect/restricted effect boosts/complications to make the power much cheaper/more useful for one or 2 things and useless elsewise.for example, if someone wanted a grappling hook gun to swing and get around, but didnt really use it for attacking, you can make it less useful as a weapon, to gain equivalent dice for movement or defence. the description you accept is set by the GM. speaking of GM; the speed is much appreciated. gangs of mooks, traps, and things like wildfires can be modeled using basically identical mechanics if so desired. <3 (you can have players literally rolling combat rounds against a fire to simulate a rescue mission)
>>47298933Her body is effectively an internal resonance chamber that builds up the intensity of her scream. This also serves to prevent the sound from damaging her body, and directs it almost exclusively forward. She perceives it as no louder than a normal scream, while those in its path experience the full magnitude. There's your pseudoscience.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>47299611
>>47299539HOW PORTUGAL COMPARES IN TERMS OF:SUPER ENHANCEMENTS:Spain: Enhances humans to perform at superhuman levelsItaly: Enhances humans and superhumans to experience the world in ways never thought possible. They'd think seeing different wavelengths of energy would be a better development than being able to shoot that energy. They're very philosophical, even spiritual about super powers in Italy. Cape World Italy should remind one of Renaissance humanists like Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. It should present the world and the experience of the world as an adventure in and of itself.If any country appreciates off-beat "weird and useless" supers its Italy.Portugal: Enhances people that already have super powers. They optimize superhumans, either to make stronger heroes or stronger villains, either to make them better ambassadors for strange worlds or to make them better conquerors and exploiters of weak worlds.
>>47299533How does their dice pool work?
>>47299666>HotheadedOh boy. RUSSIA WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?ROLL 1D20 TWICE FOR ADVANTAGES
Rolled 16, 1 = 17 (2d20)>>47299718Get him out of here.
I'm getting really tired of this super-cliche Capeworld. You guys are just stamping this shit out of an industrial press now.
>>47299733>AGGRESSIVE AND PRECISE RUSSIA NO. STOP.ROLL 2D20 FOR SKILLS
>>47299742>Super ClicheWhat do you find Cliche about it? Perhaps you can help us make it less cliche with your comments?
Rolled 9, 2 = 11 (2d20)>>47299759Great...
>>47299742I mean, I don't see it, but I am a bit out of the loop. What'd I miss?
>>47299716basically, you have 3 kinds of abilities: resistances, aptitudes, and powers. resistances are composure, fortitude, reaction, and will. of you can't think of something else to defend with, you roll these to defend. they are also your damage track. if someone attacks you in any of these and gets you to 0, you are disabled from the current combat in a relevant way. every one starts at 1d.aptitudes are skills. every aptitude starts at 1d automatically. though you can buy higher than 3 dice with specializations or the super aptitude power, their result is hard capped at 18. batman has invested herwe.powers are what they sound like.say im attacking someone with super strength 4d, and they roll fortitude 3d to resist. i roll a 14 against their 9, dealing 1 die of damage to their fortitude. if i had rolled a difference of more than 6, they would have taken an additional die of damage for each 6 points between our rolls.impiortant to note, unless you take a specific boost which reuces your pool to split its use into multiple powers[-1d to use it for 2 things etc], reach power/aptitude may only be used 1 way/1 time in a round. this forces diversicfication. even if they only want 1 power, they can buy other powers/aptitudes and fluff it as being an expression of the base power.ie i have time control 3d, and buy up my fighting aptitude to 3d. and buy fast attack 3d, letting me do 2 fighting attacks in a round, to represent super fast boxing, while still having the time control power to defend, freezing time and dodging in a split second.
>>47299795>>47299771It's just that everything is based on some sort of national stereotype and happens at the national level.
>>47299775>OBSERVANT ATHLETE We're making more or less a human nuke aren't we? Watches the borders of Russia ready to attack with aggressive precision.I wonder if he was involved in the Korean War...I'm getting the mental image of a big general guy in full military dress with glowing energy guys.Imagine talking nuclear politics with a guy that IS a nuke. That's what I'm thinking so far. A guy as powerful in politics as he is in battle capable of fiery rhetoric.ROLL 1D20 FOR TYPE OF ENERGYAnd darn, there's no atomic option...
Rolled 5, 14 = 19 (2d20)>>47299820FUCKING SPETSNAZ
>>47299851They messed with my roll, this is the power of Russian Special Forces.
>>47299814fine, you want specific to a smaller area? a big company in vancouver has an in-house team of pulp level supers. they are part of a non profit shell branch of the company. altrhough they get used for publicity and such, their main job is as enforcers for the company. getting sent into cheap housing the company has bought[and so they are technically acting as in company security on company ground] to remove a ring of drug dealers from some cheap shit housing so the company can redevelope it into condos and benefit from higher property values. boom. specific city level shit.also the national level stuff isnt just stereotypes. its mostly based on things that demonstrably exist and are important to a given country, turned up and twisted a bit on superpowers.if you doubt that Vegas is a gambling town through and through, that Germany's entire political landscape is grown out of reactions to nazi shit, or that Canada suffers a lot of tensions between the English, french, and natives, i suggest you brush up on history.
>>47299814>National Stereotype The trick is making a country in Cape World that is cultural similar but not exact to the real world counterpart.So we take cultural and historical ideas and take them in odd, interesting directions. Like Korea is a place of fallout from an almost-end of the world crisis because of the Korean War, but there's nothing really stereo-typically Korean about supers exploring and dealing with the fallout of an uber-war.Or take Cape World Spain that takes the Franco years and spins them into a normie vs super story. There's nothing stereotypicaly Spanish about power suits and Batman gadgets.Or take Cape World Greece. It takes influence from the financial crisis yes, but it also draws on Greek mythological history of inattentive, abusive gods and adventurous heroes exploring islands of weird monsters. Its hardly "Captain Greek with the power to throw lightning".What specifically do you find stereotypical? What would you change to make it better?>national levelThat's just the point of worldbuilding we're at now. We're working top to bottom.
>>47299814I can point to Canada and it seems less of a stereotype than most comics. Korea isn't very standard. I'll give you the political superpowers, but those are hard to change. Africa and Australia are only kind of cliche. Most of Europe, especially Germany, is actually pretty original to my knowledge.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>47299820
>>47299862>also the national level stuff isnt just stereotypes. its mostly based on things that demonstrably exist and are important to a given country, turned up and twisted a bit on superpowers.if you doubt that Vegas is a gambling town through and through, that Germany's entire political landscape is grown out of reactions to nazi shit, or that Canada suffers a lot of tensions between the English, french, and natives, i suggest you brush up on history.This guy gets it.>>47299851>>47299859>5>CosmicOH NEVER MIND IT IS ATOMIC ENERGY. BUT MORE AND WORSE.Are we making Red Doctor Manhattan? God is real and he's Russian?ROLL 1D20 ONCE FOR POWERS
are there any Nova Scotian supers?I feel like reppin the home province, but I don't know exactly how saturated Canada is for supers right now
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>47299918We all know that Stalin is the one true power and God is a lie, hail Mother Russia.
>>47299899Compare Cape World Europe to comic Europe. I think Cape World Europe comes off pretty damn good.The hard part is deciding when is something the culture of a country and when is something cliche. Its not always an easy thing.
>>47299933I think there was one mentioned, but I wouldn't say anything is "saturated" at this point.
>>47299937Energy Control: Array (24 points, plus 4 points of Alternate Effects)• Energy Blast: Ranged Damage 12 • 24 pointsTake the Energy Control array and Energy Blast (above), then roll 1d20 four times on the Alternate Effects sidebar (re-roll if you get the same result twice) and add them to the Energy Control array as Alternate Effects.So basically he's diverse in his powers.I NEED 1D20 FOUR TIMES FOR ALTERNATE EFFECTS
Rolled 8, 11, 9, 20 = 48 (4d20)>>47299976
>>47299940Honestly, how often in comics will you hear someone even MENTION Spain and Portugal let alone have them say something like "I need to swing by Spain to pick up my new utility belt before dropping by Portugal for some power optimization therapy"
>>47300006Have we done Brazil? It seems ripe for the picking in terms of conflict and culture.
>>47300021We've not done anything regarding South America, actually.
>>47299987Energy constructs, energy manipulation, energy weapons, and telekinesis.A very powerful cosmically powered Russian general who not only can make big Jack Kirby looking shit out of cosmic energy and fire it as raw blasts but can take you apart Akira style with his mind.I think we know who caused the weird spot in Korea now. Or at least he's one of the prime suspects.ROLL 1D20 FOR DEFENSIVE POWERSHe starts with energy immunity.>>47300021I don't believe we have. It definitely has potential with its history and culture to be something cool. The sexiest super heroines probably come from Brazil
>>47299957we did a pair for PEI,. one with water powers and one with magnet powers [iron rich sand made this mandatory].i think my partner had an idea for one in the region that was heavily Gaelic inspired. had a claymore and super strength.nothing specific really though. and none of them had names or backstories really.
>>47300070Let's avoid Brazilian Nazis please. Nothing is worse than "Nazis did it".
>>47300078>The sexiest super heroines probably come from BrazilYou mean space.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>47300078
>>47300087agreed. no need to go all Hellsing with it.
>>47300085I was gonna go more for the Nova Scotia-specific culture and not go all the way back to Scotland.Like almost scottish, but then you add in more flannel and an extreme inability to speak gaelic OR english.I was also thinking of adding in the whole conflicting part of Nova Scotia with the "a huge part of our culture is french, but we evicted the original french people who settled here. what are we?" thing
>>47300092>You mean space.someone. Brazillian Starfire. make it. PLEASE.in all seriousness though, i honestly don't know much about brazil other than soccer, Catholicism, and the hottest women on the planet. and a fair number of none too shabby man chests either.
I just think there should be more focus on the individual heroes. But then I think almost all of the Statesmen are horribly lame and handicapped by the need to personify their stateMe and /shg/ just aren't on the same wavelength I guess
>>47300092Does she have three feet or a hoof or something?
>>47300115Beautiful vistas, for one.Being one of the most violent nations in the world, for another.
>>47300133She's wearing baggy-yet-somehow-skintight thighhigh boots.It's Starfire.
>>47300134like, the people tend to get violent passionately? or, like, beheadings? I'm assuming closer to the later. south America is one of those places prone to... aggressive negotiation.
>>47300092So far oddly enough its been Virginia with Virginia Daring.I wonder if there are super heroine bikini contests in Brazil?>>47300098Force Field. Because you actually thought you could hurt him?GENERAL ATOMNOYE laughs at your pitiful Capitalistic fire power.ROLL 1D20 TWICE FOR UTILITY POWERS>>47300117>Need to personify their stateThey were elected based on that mostly. The Statesmen is not a "super team" so much as a PR thing. I don't think you're getting the purpose behind them. It's almost like a Miss 50 States thing.>>47300115>Brazillian StarfireHow would this work? An Alien warrior princess that grew up and lives in Brazil?
>>47300151half alien, half Brazilian? i could see a powerful alien falling in love with a Brazilian woman.
>>47300151>How would this work? An Alien warrior princess that grew up and lives in Brazil?Probably someone built like Starfire who comes from Brazil.
Rolled 2, 5 = 7 (2d20)>>47300151Russia too stronk.
>>47300168to be fair, most things would feasibly fall in love with Brazilian women
>>47300183hm, what if a civilian with minor emotional manipulation powers encountered an alien and took advantage, using the alien to protect her family who were in some sort of terrible situation.
>>47300205Are you just saying that because the actual Starfire is powered by her emotions?
>>47300205I don't know much about the political situation in Brazil, but that would definitely fit into a more at-risk nation in South America that I also don't know the name of because I am not a very worldly guy
>>47300205Or, and this is ridiculous, but an alien found a woman attractive on her own merits. Slotting powers on every random schmuck kills settings.
>>47300214no i honestly forgot that until just this moment. happy coincidence. i was trying to find an angle that was a bit different than JUST "Earth woman! I have selected YOU!"
>>47300222i get your point, but once it occured to me, i liked th eidea of the resultant superheroine having a complicated relationshipt with her mother. proud that she was resourceful and strong, and did what was necessary to protect the people important to her, but at the same time unsettled that said safety, and possibly (but not necessarily. they might have legitimately fallen in love after a bit) her entire life was the result of her mother taking advantage of someone who had no reason to be dragged into whatever violent conflict.>>47300217fair enough. it doesnt have to be specifically brazil. but now that we've talked it out a bit im starting to like this concept.
>>47300151>I wonder if there are super heroine bikini contests in Brazil?Good an excuse as any to see a Russian in a bikini.
>>47300248I get the idea, but is there really a need for a power to explain the attraction? Minor emotional manipulation can easily be subbed for exceptionally charming.
>>47300261Zarya. fucking disgusting.
>>47300271fair enough. anyone else have an opinion on this? i could stay or walk on the actual powers thing. the inclusion of (at least at first) manipulation is whats important to the characters.
>>47300248I'm with you. I like the idea of Brazilian star fire having to balance both sides of her family. Maybe she has some of moms powers and is worried about being in a relationship of her own because she doesn't want to manipulate someone like she did?She might have half siblings on her dad side hostile to her. Maybe a twist in the black fire thing? Your mom raped my dad and I hate your guts.
>>47300134well actually they have this entire section of the coast in Rio where they cordon off for coastal garbage. Keeping the rest of it rather clean and picturesque. Pollution is a bit of a thing.Otherwise yeah land of beautiful ladies, and beautiful men. The carnival is a big thing there, and its a popular place for young people the world over to visit to be as loud as they want. . I'll be honest my knowledge of brazil comes from a couple environmental and artist documentaries and An Idiot Abroad.
>>47300293ooh, interesting. could either be an argument in favor of moms powers. or could be that she's just aware of how impossibly hot she is and is worried that any time she asks someone for a favor she's just taking advantage of other people's boners. that plus the general complicated idea of sex and relationships from not being sure about her own parents' relationship when they had her leads to... a lot of baggage.
>>47300291This can work. Just make it pure and simple manipulation. She can even still have the I don't want to be like mom thing. She's one of if not the sexiest superheroine on earth and she's worried that people only like her for her charm.Poor thing probably travels north to Mexico to try their super match maker services. She wants to do what mom couldn't. She wants to be a good wife and mother but is so afraid she's not cut out for a relationship like that with all the drama in her family.
>>47300318ps: not to mention being unsure of how much she should intervene in the politics/conflict in her home region.
>>47300336>>47300337and now we have the conflict of juggling both trying to have a normal relationship with a possible feeling of OBLIGATION towards her home counry.plus, think about how active duty deployment affects an average family unit. she has to struggle with the idea of putting someone she cares about through THAT kind of stress, time 100, on a daily basis.
Anyone ever worked with the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion? If so how did your session go and any tips for someone hoping to run a campaign with it?
So, wait. We've got a Brazilian super heroine, daughter of a human woman who managed to seduce an alien male, being one of the legitimately hottest women on the planet as a result. She's effectively estranged from her family because her alien family may be bitter towards her and she wants to be different from her mother, on top of trying to find love for herself and remain faithful to her home country. Do I have that right?
>>47300168>>47300205>>47300214>>47300217>>47300225>>47300248>>47300271>>47300291>>47300293>>47300318>>47300336>>47300337>>47300354I really like how this character is developing. I figure her over arching theme is being unsure. She's unsure about herself, her parents, her country, and her future. She projects this image of being this supremely confident fun loving and sexy super, brave and untroubled by anything. But she has a lot of baggage underneath the surface.And she wants to reach out and have an intimate relationship with someone but is afraid all she'll do is dump her baggage on someone.
>>47300452is that a super hero that controls bees?
>>47299379>>47297029My favorite system is Marvel Heroic Roleplaying and it fucking pains me that Margaret Weis is the company behind it.Not only they are slow, they cannot promote a product to save their own damn hides.They also do stupid shit like pushing Fantasy Heroic Roleplaying instead of the original.Hell they just launched a program to create third party programs for Heroic Roleplaying...WITHOUT a Heroic Roleplaying base system done.It's like they WANT to alienate all the good will and fanbase Marvel brought them.
>>47300460So we got Brazilian Starfire?As a HueHue I approve.
>>47300460>>47300498>>47300530The assumption is that she's a Brazilian who is Starfire-tier attractive. Keep in mind that Starfire brought an entire police station to a complete stop by being present, and one of her first jobs on Earth was earned solely by walking through the front door of a modeling agency.If she's that hot, how does she stand out compared to other Brazilians?
>>47300563Living in Brazilian culture, Starfire attire always reminded me of Carnaval, in particular her original New Teen Titans look.She always had a "latino" vibe for me, in particular how her hair looked kinda curly and fiery at the same time.All in all, I find the idea of a "Starfire-like" beauty being associated with Brazil something that matches the cultural imprint, and I urge she has sexy yet extravagant costumes similar to old school Starfire/Carnaval inspired. It's a concept that I'm instantly drawn into.
>>47300600I'm not sure our new heroine should go maximum Carnaval.
>>47300617Maybe not maximum, but a reference to it could work.
>>47300617'Cuz that's some crazy shit they wear for Carnaval.
>>47300633I mean, CRAZY shit.
>>47300633>>47300650>>47300617For a Brazilian these are actually not crazy at all. Even kinda tame.>Our actual real life Neith looks hotter than cartoon Neith>>47300617
>>47300180Energy Aura and Energy FormSo you really, really can't hurt him. He's a burning shadow of cosmic energy.Guys, I really think given the system restraints we rolled up Red Doctor Manhattan.General Atom was a Russian cosmonaught and like all superhumans a member of the army. While on a space mission a freak cosmic storm gave him the ability to alter the raw fabric of the universe and he became to Russia what Drussenmann is to Germany. He was their hero and first son. He used his powers to kickstart Russian industry and power Russian cities. Countries joined up with the USSR just to make use of his apparently endless reservoirs of energy.The name General Atom was not his. Russian capes traditionally eschew names, seeing them as crass commercial exploitation. But the higher ups in the politburo gave him the name to associate his positive actions with their nuclear programs.He is a firebrand, a true supporter of Communism. In a brilliant display of political showmanship the politburo made him a politician as well as a general and had him speak and debate at the UN. His fiery speeches and glowing eyes made him an intimidating politico and led to several memorable episodes such as they time he was asked about Russian WMD disarmament and responded simply "What? Would you have them dismantle me as well?"He provided a face to nuclear weapons and strangely made Russians feel more comfortable about them.He commonly shapes his cosmic energy into strange constructs and weapons, claiming to find them "natural fitting" and "comfortable on his mind". These shapes turned out to be weapons taken from a cosmic pluripotent arsenal stashed in the higher dimensional reality of THE NEW ATLANTEANS (think New Gods). During a battle in the Korean War his powers combined with that of his opponents to propel them to the New Atlantean world of BEN-SALEMM,
>>47300629I'd like her to ostensibly look like a capoeirista and practice capoeira. At least the pants-with-rope is a good image on her.
Wasp Eye Lad ("Rapaz Olhos de Vespa" - in Portuguese)A college age Brazilian who found some really rad set of googles that looked like eyes of a wasp in a dumpster after he was throw there when he was mugged, he quickly discovered the power within the artifacts while he watched TV.For some reason, whenever news came up about meta humans and Statesmen his Wasp Eye would fire up a heads up display describing the exact location of that particular hero or villain as well list their powers, raiting them from "E" to "A".Instead of taking the eye for an authority dedicated to supers, he instead assumed that the Eye had all sort of functions and powers.Donning a "do it yourself" super hero attire that consisted in cheap jeans and a red scarf, Wasp Eye Lad made a vow of fighting "routine" whenever it is.Which means he spends most of his free time playing pranks on unsuspecting citzens.Sometimes he bumps into other super villains. It's a miracle he is still somehow alive, really.Character based in El Chapulin, done to add more Brazilian heroes to the setting
>>47300760Kinda like this right?
>>47300714He and his foes had to become allies and work together to survive this world of Super-Gods. They cleared General Atom's name in a trial to determine whether he was an agent of BEN-SALEMM's dark rival XIBALBA stealing weapons from their cosmic vault and prevented a multiverse-spanning war between Ben-Salemm and Xibalba before finally returning to Earth and stopping the conflict from escalating.Because of this experience General Atom has a strange friendship with a couple of American heroes. One does not fight the Super-Gods together and not end up friends.Glasnost hit General Atom like a ton of bricks. He was stripped of his rank and name and was left simply Atom, small and singular. His own people began to shy away from the old Russian values he represented. No longer did they cheer his name in the streets when he flew by. Some even threw things.He began to realize that in all his years as General Atom he was more political tool and weapon and less of a hero. Atom, deciding that there was little purpose for him staying on Earth used his powers to return to Ben-Salemm, the one place he felt most like a person and less like a weapon and political tool. He left suddenly one night in the late 1980's leaving his general uniform behind at the place where he had crash landed on Earth with his powers. A monument in his honor now stands there. He became a student of peace and lives humbly with a New Atlantean wife and family as a cosmic weapon forger.IS THIS OKAY?
>>47300885ANOTHER COMMUNISM BRO?I approve.
>>47300760>>47300855>Brazillian Star Fire is a CapoeiristaI can dig this. She'll look really cool if she combines the moves with flying powers. She'll be a gravity defying spinning and kicking acrobat.Of course there's no reason for her not to have several outfits.Anyone got a good name for Brazilian Starfire? I'm kind of sick of calling her that?>>47300600>>47300617>>47300633>>47300650>>47300681I think Brazillian supers in general should be max carnaval. They're the anit-Germany when it comes to super outfits. They go for sexy and flamboyant while Germany goes for the practical and subdued. Germany does jackets, Brazil does feathers and sequined bikinis.
>>47300947>gravity defying spin kicking acrobathttps://youtu.be/kvcbSsPPHyc?t=28
>>47300790Sounds like a neat concept. A guy with a the knowledge bad guys and good guys alike would give their eye teeth for that just wants to make the world a more interesting place and goof off.I can see a scenario where the PCs get pranked by him and then have to protect him from super villains after the knowledge his eyes possess.Have it so that the eyes are keyed to his DNA somehow. They only work for him, so if anyone wants their data they're going to need him as well.
>>47300947I'm doing with Brazil being sexy and flamboyant. Do we got a full powerset for Brazil's Starfire? I can help with Portuguese if you guys wish for a more Brazilian sounding name, though I'm not sure it will be needed.
>>47301082You pretty much wrote down how I usually use him in my campaigns! A fun distraction that can sometimes help the PCs once they realize what his googles are capable off.And great cach with the "eyes are keyed to his Dna". Maybe the Wasp Eye "attaches" itself to a new host once their old one dies and only the new host can use it's information powers as a safety measure.Wasp Eye Lad would of course, have the trigger for this to be an accident and now he is stuck with the googles.
Can a supervillain work even if their power/motiff is blatantly fetishy?
So /shg/ would you mind if I started doing Heroic Roleplaying stats for the characters posted here?
>>47301167Not at all, I think it would be great to get some more guy stated.>>47301139Yes. See Catwoman and Emma Frost....So whats the deal with pic related?
>>47301089So far basic Star fire powers I figure. We really need some powers and a name.
>>47301139>>47301186yes. catwoman is my favourite example of this. the people who complain that shes just a sex object miss the point entirely.batman is this impossibly perfect human specimen, who can deal with freaks like the joker, and go toe to toe with gods all day. but catwoman is able to trick/evade/manipulate him because that's how wily she is. her looks are just another burglar's tool.see also the versions of powergirl where the boob window is a deliberate distraction for the people shes about to punch with superstrength.
>>47301233If we're going Capoiera/Carnival for the costume Wind powers seem like a good fit.
Should i do stats for my WMD russian in M&M or what?
>>47301313Go for it!
Superhero idea for the western canadian team.A guy from one of the outlying parts of Drumheller Alberta. Developed superspeed and hugely enhanced sight/hearing/smell at a young age. Ed Dillan grew up a very community minded individual; always out and about participating in community events and helpign people out where possible. He had an admiration for local police and in his late teens began training to join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Now a full on Mountie, he found himself to be a crack shot, and carries a pair of concussion-blasting revolvers (the revolver design is a useful, wear and tear resistant design that also cycles the p8 power cells to keep them from overheating). Taking the name Silverstar, his outfit is quite plain and utilitarian as far as clothes go, the only bit of superhero flair being that his red police coat is designed as kind of a duster coat. although hes a prominent member of the western team (his presence and hopeful ability to keep things under reign is the only reason the western provinces allow so much corporate/private involvement with the other team members), Silverstar still makes an effort to spend regular time in towns and cities under his team's protectiong, and isn't above helping an old lady with her groceries between super adventures. Currently rounding on 50 years old, starting to go grey up top. Serious minded. Solidly law-abiding and enforcing. Stern but compassionate.
>>47301186I had an idea for an overarching villainess whose deal is that she's like Poison Ivy except replace "plants" with "machines". She got infected with a whole pool of nanomachines that converted her into a cyborg and she can control/hack most electronic equipment at a distance.Like Poison Ivy she's a seductress but mostly to other women and every other month she infects a new girl-toy with some of her nanomachines so that she can convert them into a minion. Most of the time this is just with a random assortment of people who she's either seduced or forcibly converted but sometimes she can actually bag a superheroine this way. The disturbing part of her character is that those whom she forcibly converts are still "themselves" they just have to follow her every command.
>>47301311Super strong with wind control could be good. She could use wind to augment her blows and deflect attacks. She could even move air away from an opponent to get them to pass out. I'm thinking take a flying brick power set and add wind powers and capoeira to make her an extremely graceful and sexy fighter.What's Brazillian for "wind dancer"?
>>47301397forgot to mention he would have at least a relatively familiar friendship with dinosaur man from the states. I imagine dinosaur man has made a few trips to Silverstar's home town from time to time; drumheller is one of the most dinosaur fossil rich places in the world, and home to the royal tyrell museum.
>>47300151>I wonder if there are super heroine bikini contests in Brazil?No, because we have Carnival. Bikinis are totally optional.
>>47300151>I wonder if there are super heroine bikini contests in Brazil?It's either that or heroin bikini contests.
>>47300217Political situation in Brazil is a clusterfuck of epic proportions. And its not a hyperbole.
>>47301534>i live in canada>80% of the year its not warm enough to justify that much skin outsideyou live in the land of the gods.
>>47301353debating on power level and such though.
>>47301464Sounds cool. It makes sense they would know each other but its not an obvious thing at first. It could surprise their teammates when they meet up and already know each other.>>47301534God bless Brazil>>47301563How is it?>>47301556Super heroine bikini contests could make for some interesting stories. Imagine the super catfights!Or better yet, imagine what happens when goddesses from Spiritual Earth drop in to compete. Or Alien Queens.
I feel like a little kid, but what the hell. Right now I'm thinking up a setting centered on a fictional district of Hong Kong, and is fairly low power as superhero things go. It's supposed to be somewhat farcical, with over-the-top concepts and spoofs of the orientalist movement. Here are the characters I have so far.Joe "The Duke" Yuan>The leader of the district's Triad gang and models himself and his gang after the Duke of Zhou and Confucian thought. He themes his crimes after traditional Chinese literature. He employs a trio of three main thugs to do his dirty work:Dragon Mind>A mysterious American assassin. He is a master of various martial arts and trained in East and South Asian occultism which he uses to instill fear in his foes. He can manipulate chi to render foes unconscious, or to briefly ascend. He does not use weapons. His level of self-discipline borders on the superhuman.Hungry Ghost>A culmination of abandonment, paranoid views of cultural decline, and spiritual isolation has lead this man to believe he is dead, a hungry ghost of folk religion. He can induce spontaneous combustion through touch, which he uses to "consume" offerings, usually the bodies of his victims. He is a master of disguise and camouflage and employs these to gaslight his victims over a prolonged period. Lastly, he introduces a variety of traditional compounds to induce a state of "possession" in his victims.Lee "Lieutenant" Zongchang>Joe Yuan's second in command, stylizing himself after the Warlord Period. Eccentric and with a quick temper, Lee is also extremely superstitious and relies heavily on the I Ching in carry out his tasks. He has heightened perceptions, which he allegedly uses to commune with the spirits of his ancestors.I'm currently in the process of thinking of a few heroes now that I have some villains. I'm fine-tuning a Taiwanese Punisher knock off named Liberation who seeks to secure democracy for Hong Kong and throw off the Triad influence.
>>47301622all this talk of sduper hotness contests reminds me ofa thing from All Star Superman. Lex Luthor mentions that something like 40% of all men subconsciously trim their eyebrows and groom themselves to look more like Superman.interesting to consider the affects on cultural vanity and beauty standards when you gave all these ripped people all over the place. " I've always liked you, Kent. You're humble, modest, uncoordinated: human. You're everything he's not. "
>>47301658>Relies heavily on the I ChingI picture this guy breaking it out during police meetings and expecting everyone to follow it to the letter.This does have comedy potential.
>>47301406Dançarina-do-VentoOrDançarina dos VentosThere is also:Vendaval (Wind Storm)Ventania (Whirlwind)Tempestade (Storm)
>>47301622>How is it?Oh, boy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFKsY5O7oYsThis a Brazilian Politics From Dummies.
>>47284881I really think we should hammer this thing out for the characters we have for Capeworld
>>47301830Sexy sounding names! I think I'd go with Dancarina-do-Vendaval. Danca as a short diminutive.So she has Capoeira, maybe we should add in some Brazilian Jujitsu to her arsenal? Nothing like getting swept up in a tornado just to get locked in a flying submission hold. Making her a grappler gives her even more sexy points. Bonus fetish points if her rouges gallery happen to be sexy women, sort of like Virginia Daring.>>47301921I'd be willing to try doing a full write up for someone. Got a character in mind?
>>47301986>Dançarina do VandavalDude, just don't. Its sound extremely dork in Portuguese. And technically wrong.
>>47300464It's more that he just adds bees to situations regardless of the utility.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYtXuBN1Hvc
>>47301986>I'd be willing to try doing a full write up for someone. Got a character in mind?Baron Bizarre, he needs some love
>>47300464No. It's Doctor Bees!
how big of a gap of power level 10>20 in M&M?
>>47302033It's a mouthful but it's as dorky as any super hero name really. (Native speaker here)What do you suggest though?
>>47302180PL 10 is AvengersPL20 is Anti-monitor
>>47302221I go with something like Vento Dançante ou apenas Ventania.
>>47302307PL 10 is B-Team Avengers.
>>47302086Can do. Do we have anything on him or is he a blank slate?
>>47302348B team consists of who?
>>47302434New Avengers maybe?
>>47297029Have we done anything with the Middle East yet? Cause I feel like there's a lot of potential. Might be a /pol/ attractant but>Jews who got powers via nazi experiment crushing Palestinian resistance>Israel crushes 6-day war because of its high number of supers. This kills Nasserism but also creates a super hero boom, as many Arab countries see the necessity for having a lot of supers under state super vision.>Oil crisis gives the gulf countries the cash to buy/rent supers from other countries, or buy methods of making supers>Sons of Wealty Gulf patriarchs buy Iron man suits, genetic modes, and the like to super hero as a hobby>Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan now includes Soviet supers fighting ragtag freedom fighters, buncha supers who view their powers as a gift from God>Some prominent cleric issues a fatwah saying that if you have super powers, you obligated to to join the jihad against the sovietsAgain, I'm worried that this might be /pol/ bait but there's a crazy shit to play around with here.
>>47302406Well we know his family are mages and that he's inherited the role of Baron,he sometimes speaks in alliteration and he's Doc Chase's BFF
>>47302003>>47301833So how would we apply Brazilian politics to its Cape World counterpart?>>47302748I imagine Cape World mid east is like Cape World Africa. A whole lot better off than its real world counterpart, but still with problems PCs can deal with.Could we do something with religion? In one of the earlier threads someone mentioned a cape they ran in a game that was a half-Jinn girl that tried to hash out a peace between the mid east and a group of Jinn rather upset that Mohammad kicked them out of their home when he started Islam and busted up the polytheism that was there before.Maybe have the them be struggling to find and keep religion in the wake of super science and stuff like Spiritual Earth and Atlanteans? What does it mean to be a god in this setting and what does it mean to be worthy of worship?An earlier thread suggested that stuff in Spiritual Earth that was in the shape of Christian stuff like angels and the patriarchs were considered by the Catholic Church to be beings made in the image of god, but not actual of god.Given Islam's historic dislike of depictions of God and his prophets I wonder how they'd deal with seeing angels and Mohammad in the Spiritual Earth?
>>47302897Alright, I think I work something out of that. He's inherited the role. That's something that can be worked with.
>>47302939It's rather easy to reconcile religion with super stuff. Just have the priests move the goal posts. You're saying Cosmic Man can punch out a multiverse? Well God can punch out five. Stuff like that. The idea of God is always one step beyond whatever cosmic creature Earth encounters.
>>47301402That actually sounds pretty interesting. Could make for some good stories.If you don't mind some suggestions:I really like that the heroine is still herself, that's always better than just brainless hypnotized zombie. But to expand on potential for story ideas, as well as help translate this to a game, it might be good to add some will check or something to resist obeying.I'm thinking a will-check or whatever equivalent for every action she commands. Or is there a better way to implement that?So that it doesn't kill the point of this character it should be very difficult and could even have some penalty to it, both for a failed and successful resist. Like the villain punishing her for fighting back.That she only goes after women can and will be looked down upon as fetishy, and it is, but it is also a self-imposed restriction to a higher-tier power, and those add flavor. I think that should definitely be kept.One last thing; you never went into detail on HOW she infects her victims. I think that for balance's sake it should be kept limited, and requiring a closeness she could only reach from getting "intimate" like you said. But keep just how deep into the magical realm this goes optional; make the exact method varied. Something that could be done in an ERP, like lesbian sex with a robot like you implied, but can also be accomplished through something PG like kissing.
>>47302939>>47302983>>47302748Like the real mid east the theme is religion in all its beauty and insanity.I'll spitball some ideas.1.Worshiping stuff from The Spiritual Earth You know that group of monks that tried to find God in the Mental Earth in the Cape Mexico writing? Think that, but all over. Religious factions in the mid east are sort of made uneasy by all the weird cosmic stuff in recent decades and they'd like to find the big guy himself and talk it all over. They try drugs, super science, and magic. They tear through those Atlantean walls between the Earths in search of God.The problem happens when they find Angels and Gods in the Spiritual Earth that are totally happy to say "okay here I am. Ready to do what I say?"Think Old Testament and Koran God. Big Darksied like bastards with worshipful cults.The sad part is they were sought out to worship. People sought out big scary authoritarian monsters to worship and got exactly what they wanted.Of course it doesn't have to be all bad. Maybe they find something in the Spiritual Earth to worship that isn't a big dick? Maybe they find someone that is actually kind?It could make for an interesting PC. An angel plucked from the Spiritual Earth who finds an obedient cult at his or her beck and call. They'd do anything for the angel. And it creeps the angel out because he or she doesn't want to be worshiped.
>>473031542. Worshiping Capes"No. I'm the guy whose super powers are ACTUALLY miracles from Allah. Not that other guy over there. His miracles come from SATAN and he is not to be trusted."Its rather distressing how aptly these sentences can apply to religious history. Capes run the risk of being worshiped as the true emissaries of God as well as the true enemies of God depending on the interpretations of the people around them.What's the metric from judging whether someone's powers are from god or the devil? There isn't one. That's the joke.Cape Mid East could easily be a dark comedy if one so chose to take it that direction.Cults with capes as their object or worship don't have to be depicted as evil or stupid though. As a counterpart to the angel PC idea a PC could be a cape that feels they have to "live up" to be half the god or angle their worshipers assume them to be.3. The Crazy Genocide "Capes/Oversoul/Magic/Aliens/ whatever wasn't in my holy book so I'm going to have to kill it." Instead of looking for God to explain the weirdness of Cape World people just say fuck it. Its all of the devil and must be destroyed. I'm picturing sealed dome cities that want to keep out everything ungodly. No capes. No aliens. No magic. Just guys in power armor protecting the dome.Play up how sad it is that they've cut themselves off from the wonders of the world around them....Is anyone finding this stuff interesting or should I stop? I got some more ideas.
>>47303154>>47303386pretty neat actually, could get pretty /pol/ though if handled wrong. so keep that in mind.
>>47303016Thanks! My current thoughts are that the individual controlled is still "herself" to different degrees. Some people are only vaguely aware they're completely under her command and assume they follow her orders because they seem natural to them and are caught in a semi-delirious state. Others are aware that they've become literal android puppets and are horrified but have their expressions/emotions limited because she hates it when they do nothing but scream.Others meanwhile resist to the extent that they'll biterly try to go against her but she always has the upper hand and how I'd imagine her willpower stuff is like this:The willpower/resolve roll DC is fairly small (enough you can get it on a 70% chance usually) but the options are this: if you succeed you're free to "interpret" her command however you see fit but if you fail you need to also follow the spirit of her command.Likewise how she controls victims is through simply kissing them.
>>47303386So, do forgive the character idea, like this? Point 2.A young man gifted with the power to control sand (albeit a limited amount) once saved a small town from terrorists and since then said terrorists began to target the town again and again. With every time the young man saved the townspeople they began to see him more as their messiah. Not having the heart to tell them otherwise the young man began to try to live up to their expectations, even though the weight of it is slowly crushing him internally. Thoughts?
>>47303506Thanks. I'm going to careful about the /pol/ line. Writing up some characters should help humanize the setting.I definitely think we should do something with Jinn trying to reclaim the mid-east. It provides an interesting take on all the land wars. They don't care about Jews vs Muslim or Suni vs Shiite. They were here before monothesism and they want their land back.Will write more later. Busy right now.
>>47300151>implying Virginia Daring is the sexiest superheroine in a universe with Bobcat in it
>>47303675Sounds good. Maybe do something with apocryphal texts about kid Jesus creating stuff out of sand? They think he's another prophet like Jesus.It could be a really intimate, personal story. This guy that goes from their neighbor to their god. He's probably fiercely protective of his town. Maybe he IS the town in the sense that the buildings are made out of sand?Here's an idea: He takes his town on a mobile journey around the world. He can move the sand town at will, so why not? He hopes moving away from the mid east could help give his people context about the wider world. When he has to cross water he turns the town into a giant mud barge.He sees the mobile town ultimately as a way to demonstrate world unity and his best chance at peacefully convincing his friends he isn't a prophet by showing them first hand the super wonders of the world.MOBILE TOWN OF SANDCASTLES? GOOD IDEA OR BAD IDEA?
>>47303835That´s a very good idea anon.
>>47303533>>47303016>>47301402>robot poison ivyI like this more than I think I should.What's her name?And more importantly when does she crash the annual Brazilian superheroine bikini contest and fight Vento Dançante, Virginia Daring, Meowing Midori, Bob Cat, and Miss Cryptic
>>47303942>What's her name?I'm not sure.My first thought was "Pentium Intel" but uh...
>>47303779>>47303779You're missing the point.The world must be of the opinion that Virginia Daring is the hottest superheroine is the universe, because then Bob Cat gets to reply "show me".
>>47303990Forgot to mention:And then go on to prove her wrong.
>>47303990I like how you think anon.
>>47304023H-How would she do that anon?
>>47304082I don't know. Something lewd, I'm sure.I didn't think this particular route of lewd joking around through.Maybe Daring accepts the challenge like it's just another bikini contest, ready to strut her stuff in swimwear for the thousandth time, but she losses her cool and doesn't do as well as usual because it turns out that Bob Cat skinny dips
>>47303990Why no Blue Cobalt love ?
>>47304319>>47304319I actually really, really like Blue Cobalt. I just don't really know what to do with her.
>>47304501...Her people are at war with Vento Dancante's people on her father's side?I'll probably try writing her up with the rest of the Generals once I do Baron Bizarre.>>47304309I love this, I can totally see Bob Cat doing something like that for the lulz alone and to brag that she beat Virginia Daring in a bikini contest.
>>47304562Blue V. OrangeBut maybe they start out with Cobalt mistrustful of her, as Cobalt is a warrior class right? Might end up as a feud or a competition to see who can be the better hero, but probably not outright violence.
>>47303976An infectious technovillainMs. MalwareKiller CodeD-DoSBlue ScreenPrincess ProxyAll the ideas I have for now.
>>47304785I think I like Blue Screen most.
>>47304562I meant I wasn't sure what to do with her in a lewd context.I actually posted a bunch of ideas and theories about her last thread.Not to discourage you from writing stuff about her yourself or anything. I know I left some holes in and I would love to see additional and even competing ideas.
>>47304644I see them becoming great friends. Dancante is a very unsure individual and Blue Cobalt is a very level headed and chill person. Cobalt could be like a big sister to her. And befriending Cobalt could provide drama. Her dad doesn't want her to be friends with Cobalt because their races at war, and expects her to at the very least show up Blue Cobalt. So poor Dancante tries to show up her friend, putting her heart into defeating her when they spar in Super MMA.She'd probably try to keep her father wanting her to be better than Blue Cobalt to herself, not wanting Blue Cobalt to let her win just because of her dad. But Blue Cobalt wants to know why Dancante takes their spars so seriously.Could this make a good story? And a good idea to justify a picture of them wrestling? >>47304933This gets my vote as well.
>>47304977>>47304501>>47304562>>47304644Reposting some Blue Cobalt stuff from last thread>If her thing after joining Generals is experienced, calm, confident and level-headed I'm thinking before Generals could show her getting to that point. Maybe she was always just a calm person by nature, but the experience she got was by her years superhero-ing alone looking for acceptance in the world.>That's another thing I want to talk about. Her motivation is to be accepted, right? But there are plenty of weirder heroes out there than her, and "worry over what other people think about her" doesn't seem like the motivation of someone defined by their experience and calm level-head.>I'm thinking her strive for acceptance be confined to her earlier years. Superhero-ing solo in the 90's or early 2000's as a teenager or young adult, before other the Mental and Spiritual Earths were fully understood and there wasn't regular alien contact and there was just generally more confusion and less order to superheroes relationship to the rest of the world. In a time like that, a very strong blue woman being faced with prejudice makes more sense than in today's sophisticated age of imaginary friends who throw people and Japanese bug heroes and inter-dimensional potato robots.>I'm thinking young Blue Cobalt be a bit like the early 2011 Action Comics Superman. Strange superpowered visitor from another world trying to find a place for herself, wears an outfit relatively casual; like jeans over a leotard, which we already have pics of. We've already established that she is going to be a good, experienced hero so her early years have no mystery and are just showing how she came to be, growing in power and experience and fancier costumes.
>>47305291>Maybe make her, along with less experienced, less calm and more violent and rebellious. Nowhere near antihero or gritty levels, just not willing to face the police of a society that is prejudiced against aliens.>About her powers, I think that we could play off of her low beginning stats and the talk in an earlier thread to focus on progression of power rather than just sticking a label on something and giving it to a character, by having her strength grow proportionately to a human's. When first landing on Earth as a kid-how old would she be? The post I linked to only says "a bit older than Superman"-her stats are what is on the pastebin. Strength and stamina at 4, just short of "truly exceptional". To get from that to the powerhouse we have been assuming she is today, her strength could grow in proportion to how a human girl's strength grows from growing older and from working out.>That's why Blue Cobalt has such pronounced muscles instead of most superstrength characters who just "are" strong, regardless of physical presence. Her physical ability grows not just from getting older like Superman, but by working at it. A Blue Cobalt who works out will beat another adult Blue Cobalt who only has their species' natural strength every time.>Another interesting thing about the stats is that her fighting is at 6. If that is the case when she is just a kid, could her species be some warrior race bred for fighting? The naturally high fighting stat is because fighting is like an instinct, or taught from a young age?>I've been assuming that "before joining the Generals team" means that she worked alone, but I suppose that doesn't have to be the case. She could be a part of another team or have a sidekick or BE a sidekick. Or maybe just forget about it and have her sign onto the Generals the moment she hits Earth.
>>47305291>>47305312Could be that she encountered Vent before becoming a General, then the friendship evolves from competition instead of the other way around.
>>47304785I'm partial to Ms.Malware and Killer Code
>>47299304well if the Koreas get combined into one, I'd say swap their 15% chance with China's 20%, since we really do want to keep China's numbers down for a lot of reasons
>>47305312>>47305291You left out a vital detail anon>Reading through past threads for more info on Blue Cobalt I find that there hasn't been any shipping or lewds about her with any male character, but there has been a LOT of pushing in past threads on her relationship with other female characters like Psinobi and Ms. Majesty. Some of it jokingly I'm sure but it's still something to think about. I think that would be nice.
>>47305518Wait, when is Korea getting unified?
>>47305764I feel like Korea being unified would be a result of the PCs doing something to change their situation since Cape World is supposed to be just a campaign setting for super hero games.
>>47305764Korean War went a lot differently in Cape World. Nearly destroyed the universe. Korea is a country of broken warbots, radioactive hot spots, and places where the physics are like stalker from one reality controllers went at it.
>>47305895this. there was some talk of korea being a volatile place as a result of the korean war escalating just a bit into a supers war. a few city-state style smaller areas, and still a few somewhat central governments claiming to be the korean government.leave it to the players if they want to do that.
>>47305609So Blue Cobalt is a faggot? Is that why she was sent to Earth?
>>47306032Anons are just faffing about. Don't read too much into it.
>>47306152I think I want to read into it.
>>47305935>>47305925I see Korea being something of a loose Confederacy of independent city-states. The war got so hot and so scary they just wanted everyone the fuck out of the country and the boundary between north and south and capitalist and communist sort of evaporated as they put rebuilding and cooperation ahead of all other priorities.The result is a divided Korea that has enough "room" for everyone of all politics. You don't have any aggressors like North Korea. The war scared the survivors enough that they wouldn't dare think about trying to martially unify the region.Supers are treated as defenders and champions of the people and are held up as celebrities. They're also apart of the military, but its a military focused on defending the sovereignty of Korea at large from outside threats. Korea wants to deal with its problems on its own and hates it when foreign supers get involved in their affairs. The last time foreign supers tried to solve Korean problems they nearly blew up the planet. They're especially on guard from any potential threat from China (who like in real life escalated the Korean War by involving their soldiers) and Japan (because of WW2).Is this good? A slightly paranoid of outsiders collection of city-states?
>>47306032Maybe. If we go with the "warrior race of aliens need for combat" angle, her people could be so militaristic that a lack of desire to breed and create more warriors was reason for exile.Or maybe make it because she doesn't seem to be the warrior type. Her calm, gentle nature didn't let her live up to the standards of her people. The calmness and level-head that make her a particularly valuable member to the team on Earth is what was considered fault enough to exile her there in the first place.
>>47306220>>47306032Wasn't she sent there as a kid though?
>>47306191>Be Arthur>Trap a stolen shipment of Spanish weaponry to Korea>The Question now is which part of Korea. There's a lot of city states and they only work together MOST of the time. >Something big is brewing. You can sense it. Or maybe you've been talking to Gwenny-Gawain in another life-too much. Girl always thinks the worse of things>Stopped at the border by something flying in robes.>HALT WESTERNER >She gets low enough for you to get a good look at her.>YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS IN KOREA. TURN BACK AND LEAVE AT ONCE. She sneers.KNIGHTS WAT DO?
>>47304319Well I tossed around the idea that other members of her race, much like the starfire inspiration, might have names that translate roughly to Paint pigmentsCadmium Yellow,Cobalt Green,Alizerin CrimsonCline Blue,Yellow Ochre,Vermillionand Titanium White. Hell she could come from a whole race of multicolored people.
>>47306264It was never specified when Blue Cobalt arrived on Earth. I can see "accidental orphan" or "self-imposed expile" as potential pre-Earth origins.
>>47306343>Cobalt Green and Cline Blue are/were her parents
>>47305446I like Killer Code. Really like it, like it has like almost a "Killer Queen" reference in there. But I do think blue screen is neat. Perhaps as another techno-villain can take blue screen. an entity that infects computers and causes them to malfunction.
>>47306354I always imagined she was like 10 or 13 when she first showed up on earf
>>47306343The colors form a kind of hierarchy? Front line warriors are reds, scientists and support staff are blues?
>>47306366International Klein Blue is a very pretty color.
>>47306264That could be changed if we go with "exiled because she's gay".But if we make the reason that she's too calm, not bloodthirsty enough, then maybe she was exiled as a kid. After being unable to hurt or kill an opponent in some fight or trial?Though between the two, I actually like the idea of her being kicked out because she's gay. Gives a relevant, plot-related reason for her being a lesbian other than just for diversity or being lewd.And if she was exiled later in her life, then during those early solo years of superhero-Ing you could add being new to this whole planet as another obstacle to being a good, accepted hero.
>>47306419We're not making Blue Cobalt gay. What of it if she hangs out with female friends?
>>47306343Looking at different colors Alizarin Crimson and Amaranth sound like decent villain names
>>47306446I don't see anyone shipping her with a male character. She's gay until further notice.
>>47306482What the fuck kind of policy is that?
>>47306482>>47306496Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, mate. Just because she hangs out with girls and has a couple female rogues in her gallery doesn't mean she's a lesbian. Besides, there are better reasons for why she might be estranged from her race, like the aforementioned "not meeting up to initial standards" notion.
>>47306496Not a very good one, but that doesn't matter, we are past that and are now coming up with reasons for her being gay and how it could tie into her origin and possible plots related to that.If you really do not want Blue Cobalt to be a lesbian, responding "We're not making Blue Cobalt gay" won't be enough to stop it anymore. We are in later stages of brainstorming on this, but we are still brainstorming. If you really don't want a lesbian Blue Cobalt, then you can still come up with a better idea.
>Blue Cobalt gets a crush on Psinobi>attempts at human flirting>have routine team ups with her >before a big battle between some cosmic entity Blue Cobalt musters up the confidence to confess her feelings>"Blue...I'm not gay."
>>47306594>we are past that and are now coming up with reasons for her being gay and how it could tie into her origin and possible plots related to that.Since when? I thought we were going with >>47306220. That aside, I'm not comfortable with sexual orientation being the crux for a character's entire origin story, especially for an alien. It's cheap and won't be as meaningful as any other core point of her character as it could be. "We're throwing you off our planet because you (maybe, I'm not sure, I heard it from someone else) kiss girls" is crazy.
>>47306378I had the idea for a cyber hero called Firewall who guards against the hoards of mad scientist viruses which plague the net. Blue Screen is an entropic force of the Internet given form, not just a virus. It's the subtle lag a computer suffers as it connects, progressively getting worse, but it was given form within the Internet by an unknown force. Now Firewall and his team of Sentries defend the net from Blue Screen, keeping it from hijacking tech, but their latest possible failure is Tater Titan. It appears that a backdoor has been installed into Titan's programming, which the Sentries must now defend from entropy itself.
>>47306599I really like this idea.It gives a lot more tension to it than just "ditched alien homophobes and hooked up with the first hot superheroine she meets on Earth". And it would definitely make sense, too. If Blue Cobalt was exiled later in her life and hadn't lived on Earth since her childhood, then poor attempts at Earth flirting could be mistaken as just usual being confused with Earth culture by Psinobe until things get too awkward.It gives some more tension to the Generals, too. Not to suggest that things get bad and Blue gets mad or runs away or anything ridiculous and out of character like that, just not 100% happy superhero team/family 24/7. I really like it!
>>47306671>We're throwing you off our planet because you (maybe, I'm not sure, I heard it from someone else) kiss girls" is crazy.Wasn't it semireasonae to lynch dudes for that like forty years ago? And isn't that haram in the Middle East?
>>47306585>[Blue Cobalt] has a couple female rogues in her galleryOne, to be specific, and that's Miss Majesty.
>>47306585>>47306594>>47306599Maybe when Dancante was little her dad told her stories about a horrible race of multi colored super strong that used infiltration and invasion to expand their empire. When she meets Blue Cobalt they do the fight over a misunderstanding then team up deal and become friends and fiercely competitive (at least on Dancante's end) sparring partners?Could they evolve this relationship to become fiercely competitive cuddling partners?
>>47306671Then we don't have to tie it into the origin story. I for one would be fine if we kept her exiled as a kid, homosexuality having nothing to do with it.Really, you bring up some good points. There is making a character's sexuality more relevant to the plot than just for representation or lesbian sexiness, and then there is making it the focus of the character dictating her motives and actions. Some of my ideas may have been a little carried away there.
>>47306746>Maybe when Dancante was little her dad told her stories about a horrible race of multi colored super strong that used infiltration and invasion to expand their empire. When she meets Blue Cobalt they do the fight over a misunderstanding then team up deal and become friends and fiercely competitive (at least on Dancante's end) sparring partners?That, I can definitely see. Blue Cobalt can't confirm or deny Dancante's father's stories, but whatever those stories were, BC doesn't match up to them.
>>47306404a lot of the colors are listed were pretty toxic last I recall, in fact I used cobalt blue in a class proper instead of a hue. lead to no small amount of stress from the instructor's end.Pic unrelated. a 3 year old painting from a college course. >>47306404You can argue that yeah. Honestly not towing the heirarchy line could be a good reason to be exiled. Or hell just straight up class mixing can be the reason why. Foot Soldier blue and High Scientist Red mixing to make a blue that's bound to wind up yet another sausage to grind in the war machine, sent off to grow up however she sees fit on an alien world. That way its a sort of "exiled because love child". rather than just "Exiled cause gay" which i feel sort of token-izes her in a way. Being a alien love child between two disparate classes in a highly stratified society can put emphasis on doing what you want or truly believe in. From standing up for the innocent to asking out that cute guy or girl you like.
>>47306789Child orphan/exile works perfectly fine. Blue Cobalt will grow up with more moderate Earth sensibilities compared to the rest of her race. It will make it all the more stunning when representatives of her planet come to Earth and find her and...do stuff, I'm not sure.
Anyone got any requests at the moment? I can maybe sketch out a few.Pic unrelated. an early draft on dr. Tuberous.
>>47306871Trinity arguing with her dad Doc Chase over who gets to drive the car.
>>47306714I like this. Cyber Space should be some sort of actual physical place like in Tron and Reboot and Digimon.Maybe a sub-area of Mental Earth?>unknown forceIt's probably Aztec Star-Demons. They've been established as preferring to infect Mental Earth, and they match the "endless tide of entropy" MO.>Backdoor in Tater TitanPoor guy. I see Gemstone and Chips watching over him as he's plugged into a bed like he has a sickness or something.>>47306813>class mixing originI see it as a mix of this and her not wanting to be a good little soldier. She's extra-heretical, both from her origin and from her actions.She could have an enemy that was once a friend of hers back in the empire when they were kids that stood up for her in spite of her origin, but felt betrayed when she wouldn't toe the line and got them both in trouble with their teachers. She got brought down with Blue Cobalt, and now years later with the both of them grown up she might hop a shuttle to Earth just to find her and kick her ass.>>47306871You know what we want...awesome Dr Tuberous by the way.Maybe a pic of Brazil's Dacante? Or that mid-east cape and his town of moving sand castles?Or General Atom. He could be cool to draw.Or that Brazilian bikini contest that keeps getting talked about. Or the time Bob Cat challenged and beat Virginia Dare in a bikini contest.
>>47306881>You're not driving the jet, Trini.>Oh, come on, dad! I'm old enough to get my license! Lemme drive!>No. You still need some practice.>I've practiced plenty! Come oooooon, lemme drive the jet!
>>47306871humanoid male maid out of energy. wrapped in metal bands.
>>47306971made* why the fuck i typed maid i will never know.
>>47306813>>47306813This is just me but I think Red should be the soldiers and Blue scientists. She has the appearance and demeanor of a scientist but she has the abilities of red soldier. This display is insulting to the Color Palette Council or whatever. She's expected to be executed but Science Parent sends her to earth out of desperation.>>47306830Her race comes to earth after they had a recent purge of undesirables in their society. They only have one more left to cross off their list. Crossover event Invasion of Color
>>47306871Bob Cat vs Meowing Midori, and maybe some some other superheroine fights. Blue Cobalt vs Dancante. Blue Cobalt vs Ms Majestic. Dancante vs Killer Code Is Killer Code Brazil based? Is sort of want her to be. She cold dress do flamboyant (and sexy) if she was.
>>47306871Virginia Daring accepting Bob Cat's challenge to the 5th bikini contest the infallible experienced "world's sexiest superheroine" pro has been in this week but when she gets there she finds out that it's really a surprise skinny dipping contest
>>47306871The conclusion to Meowing Midori vs Bob Cat would be nice.
>>47306942>Maybe a pic of Brazil's Dacante?She's basically Christie from Tekken.
>>47307053We have waited awhile for it.
>>47307078Vento Dançante is Christie with aerokinesis, combined with her background in capoeira and some BJJ.
>>47307085It's only been two days
>>47306954Now is hardly the time to learn to drive.We got a bogey on our tail.
>>47307078>>47307119And super strength. Don't forget that!She needs some sort of alieness to her. An alien skin tone or glowy Starfire eyes.I also see her outfit having a little Carnival to it. Capoera outfit plus Carnival.>>47307136Some people are just impatient.
>>47307161Is that Science Tyrant? I love it
Heres a photo i got edited to fit the idea i had for "the ascendant" my/our resident Russian WMD.
>>47307161Oh, they're so cute together!
>>47307185Looks pretty badass. I like how the energy is pulsating like that, like the armor can barely contain his power.
>>47307174Is Christie's main outfit not Carnaval enough? Also, a whole lot of these heroes being made have some variety of super strength.
>>47307216When you think about it super strength in general tends to be the most common super power. And it helps her be able to grapple with the stronger girls.Christie's outfit is pretty carnaval, I just want a littllleee bit more. Feathred armbands would probably be enough.
>>47307216have some non-super strength concepts then. im sure someone will put them to good use.A guy with duplication and very minor power nullification. his best bet against even moderate supers is to have all 5 or so bodies in the same place to fight them, multiplying the power nullification by 5 bodies.a little girl character who can increase or decrease the mass of objects she touches, while she's touching them, by up to X8 or /8. techniocally not super strength, theres mroe room to play with the limits and quirks here.a character whos power set (but not power level) changes with emotion like a mood ring. powers include stretching, metal body, touch-range electric powers. needs several more.someone who can freeze time for tiny snippets. as in less than a full second. he/she trains extremely hard to the limits of mundane human capability to take as much advantage of that ~0.9 seconds as possible.
>>47307361upon further reflection, time freeze should maybe be up to 3 seconds.
>>47307174>She needs some sort of alieness to her. An alien skin tone or glowy Starfire eyes.I can't think of what to give her.
>>47307441Red skin, blue glowing eyes?
>Russia is sovietEvery fucking time...
>>47307529Not anymore.We have been focusing more on the history of Russia and one of it's former Communist superheroes, but the Soviet Union seems to be planned to collapse at some point of the timeline.
>>47307529gives me a hankering for a super musical number.https://youtu.be/u5EdfXPTllY
>>47307174>>47307136>>47307085>>47307053Well here you guys go. Something quick.Might revisit it and do an outlined thing at some point. Should it be neccessary for a book or something.I also put off doing a conclusion because I didn't want to decide who should win in a fair fight.So screw fairness.Let the trickster hero trick her way to victory, much like the Huck Finn's before her. The Bugs Bunny gambit wins again.
>>47307493Maybe. That, or keep her skintone, but give her some swirly colored highlights all across her body, easily misconstrued for tattoos. Like this but more prevalent.
>>47307601Bugs Bunny gambit: un-nerfed for a hundred years. also, I kekked. This is one step shy of "Bobcat season".
>>47307493Didn't we do the starfire skintone thing for Virginia Daring?
>>47307601>Midori's face in the last panelI really like it! Thanks for finishing it.
>>47307644all the more reason to go with >>47307603have the patterns shift and grow over long periods of time. the closer she swings towards humanity, the less pronounced they are.
>>47307644No, Virginia's skin is white. The actual color white, like snow.
>>47307644>She's a tall statuesque woman with a 10/10 figure across the board. Her skin is as white as snow and glows like silver. Her hair is long and crimson, and her eyes are bright pink without pupils.Virginia Daring was originally billed as the not-Starfire, so it makes sense she looks closest to Starfire thematically.
>>47307361Well, you always can put a guy how can understand Brazilian bureaucratic procedures and politics.Seriously, this a fucking super power here. You have idea how much this are almost hellish confusing in those areas?You literally need walk around in circles for weeks just to try to find who the fucking is responsible for cutting of a dead tree!
>>47307673The highlights are blue and start glowing when using her aerokinesis.
>>47307674"Weird color skin and weird color glowy eyes" is what I mean by "the starfire thing"
>>47307710Suddenly I'm reminded of that Terry Gilliam movie.
>>47307727I may be biased as the person who put forward "brazillian starfire", but I believe, Dancante can save the world [title card appears]
>>47307850That's precisely the reference I wanted to avoid.
>>47307003I like it!
>>47302939>So how would we apply Brazilian politics to its Cape World counterpart?Brazilian politics are a bizarre mix of unfunny jokes and laziness. And batshit insane bureaucracy and rampant corruption. Its labyrinthian and only native can grasp the real form, but not much. Its not uncommon for Brazilian superheroes get off for other countries to have better support and resources, the Brazilian government can't do math to save it own life and have really skewed priorities (Social Welfare first in theory, in the actual government, and pretending giving a fuck about Healthcare and Education). And if think political ideology is confusing in USA, get ready for getting really confuse about a in paper "Left Wing" government acting pretty much like a "Center Right", and the "Right Wing" acting like anything. Really. Bizarrely, people here have a habit of making someone a hero from a day and villain in the next, for the most bizarre reason.I think the only guy who keeps his status a "People's Hero" is Artyon Senna...
>>47307850>DancanteDon't forget the "ç", its sound like "s" in Portuguese".
>>47308026no fucking clue how to make my keyboard do that. ive had too many accidental key mode fuck ups to rally try. don't need that french e replacing my ?
>>47308043you can update the Auto-correct of your browse with a Portuguese (Br) dictionary or using google docs and changing the language to Portuguese (Br). Both always works.
>>47307003>This is just me but I think Red should be the soldiers and Blue scientists. She has the appearance and demeanor of a scientist but she has the abilities of red soldier. This display is insulting to the Color Palette Council or whatever. She's expected to be executed but Science Parent sends her to earth out of desperation.>>>47306830>Her race comes to earth after they had a recent purge of undesirables in their society. They only have one more left to cross off their list. Crossover event Invasion of ColorThis seems like a decent idea but needs to be fleshed out and needs less retarded names like Color Palette Council.
>>47307974If you're still taking requests, the moment Blue Cobalt's heart breaks in >>47306599 with the Generals reactions
>>47308214the chromatic elders?chromatic chieftains?i would suggest something with spectrum but that could be confused for something literally autistic.the ones who come as shock troops/enforcers should wear/be red as a rule. maybe someone can get a non-horrible reading, and make non-terrible use of "the redcapes are coming"
>>47301833>Bribery and Corruption>Big Corporations in bed with Corruption>Nothing Ending in Pizza>Petrobras Graft >Buying Votes>100 Million dollars>Entire Congress under investigation>Two Thirds want to impeach the president>Hyper partisanship>Maluf wanted by interpolGod lord. When you guys said political corruption should be the theme of Cape Brazil you weren't kidding.Maybe something like the Justice League of Brazil gets some of its guys elected into the government, get in bed with the local Lexcorp ran by one of their old enemies, and the whole thing becomes an epic clusterfuck of payoffs and graft. Heroes elected to office become villains people want to see out of office. And it's caused people to lose faith in super heroes in general, reflecting the partisanship of real Brazil. In some places it may flower into outright meta human hate.What did Brazil-Lexcorp sell? That's my question. We also need to think of a reason the justice league Brazil guys elected to office would cut a deal with them. Or maybe it was just for pure power and money, as simple and dirty as it sounds.Any thoughts on this setup for Cape Brazil?
>>47308297oh shit that's good. serious sounding enough, yet still reminds me of cobra commander. and anything that reminds me of cobra commander reminds me of (from my risus game) Dr Demento. and that's a good thing. good job sir.
>>47308297>Crashing through the sky>Comes the fearful cry>Chroma!>CHROMAAA!
>>47308312>Brazil-Lexcorp sell?Real Estate>justice league Brazil guys elected to office would cut a deal with themThe corruption starts small. Brazil-Lexcorp might toss them a bone on 'rooting out corruption' by giving the new elected official a lead but want a favor in return. They treat the hero in office nice, send him gifts, make sure his family is comfortable and still offer some help for their heroing. They sprinkle their favors throughout this and before long, the hero realizes that he likes the shit Brazil-LexCorp is doing.
>>47308312>Cape politicians do a lot of good at first>Huge approval ratings>But they're getting in in age. The youngsters are outdoing them>They start to feel useless and old. They're afraid Brazil will vote in young idiots that can't govern shit>They cut a deal with not-Lexcorp to find ways to enhance and maintain their power levels as they age. Maybe even a few staged Hollywood-esque fights with robots to pump up their PR?>Corruption and Money>They get busted>Current Cape World Brazil climateIS THIS GOOD?
>>47308297It's catchy and I like it. So would each color have a leader ?>Chroma Red>Chroma Blue>Chroma Green>Chroma Black>Chroma White
>>47308413OH MY GOD YES. MARCHING FORMATIONS!CHROMA COMMANDERS, SOUND OFF!
>>47308390>>47308392This is good stuff. It ties into Dancante's theme of being unsure and misinterpreted. People see an agenda or a trick behind her smile and willingness to help, but she does just want to help people.>>47308413>>47308297Each leader controls a captured planet Mega Man 64 style?Cobalt Blue might have to fight against Chroma Green when she shows up to claim Earth. She could be that childhood friend we talked about that stood up for her in spite of being mixed class.She challenges Cobalt Blue to one on one combat or she launches an invasion of Earth.
>>47307601Classic! I love it!
>>47308469If only there could be Chroma Ginyu>>47308481>She challenges Cobalt Blue to one on one combat or she launches an invasion of Earth.That could be good. I imagine either Green would launch the invasion anyway OR one of her subordinates betrays her to launch the invasion because BC is an abomination to them.
>>47308549>Green tries to resolve things in a fistfight>comes to something like an understanding with BC>suddenly "CHROMUS VULT!">horde of green purgers descend on the earthi like this. this is... bigger than just one character, yet extremely personal.
>>47303154>>47303386More ideas for Cape World mid-east4. Evolving ReligionReligion evolves in the face of new discoveries, even if it does so clumsily. Nowadays the Archbishop of Canterbury accepts evolution. It should be this way in Capeworld as well.You get people that believe the Oversoul is god and want to worship it, maybe by transforming themselves into beings like the Atlanteans and ascending to the Oversoul as Atlanteans do. You get people that worship the Atlanteans, seeing them as benevolent protectors of mankind shielding us all form the horrors beyond the walls. You got people that believe they're the spoilers of paradise that ruined an Edenic Dream-Time and must be opposed and worship the Rainbow Serpent (who is the longest worshiped deity on Earth).You even have some that practice a kind of human worship. They believe what the Atlanteans claim about mankind being a sacred miracle and worship the idea of man, the abstraction of man. You get a of these "neo-humanists" in Italy which is the human modification capital of the planet. But you also get them in the mid-east where they push back dynamically against the older religions that argue that man is flawed and sinful an in need of a savior. "Neo-Humanists" see the act of becoming a super human as an act of worshiping the soul of mankind. They take on god like powers and proclaim that it is a man that wields these powers like anyone else.Needless to say they clash those that worship capes and spirit earth beings fairly regularly.
>>47308593I'm just wondering how would Doc or Trinity be able to fight a group of Blue Cobalts. I mean Doc's gadgets might be effective but Trinity on the other hand, I'd be worried in that situation.
>>47309068i figure depending on how or what the players are doing at the time, the gm may scale this up or down to as few as a team battle with just BC and her allies, justice league style, or something as big as a global battle.its something id rather have as a possible suggested event rather than just more backstory
>>47307601BOBCAT #1 GREATEST IN THE GALAXY
>>47301397I like this because it also makes the Western team not all from BC.And what's more Albertan than a cowboy?
Im having problems determining power levels. and powers for our WMD because i dont have the power profiles option for hero labs because i haven't bought it.
>>47308768My last Cape World Mid-East idea5.Jinn warThe Jinn struggled to slip between the cracks of the Atlantean wall to interact with mortals. Some were cruel. Some were kind. Some were even lovers. Some taught the humans how to build and grow crops and make war. But they existed in the mid-east. Some even erected castles and lived permanently in the Physical Earth.That was until the patriarch mages used their powers to imprison them, demonize them, put them to work building their temples, and then send them packing through the Atlantean Wall, sealing them on the other side.Moses' people slaughtered their worshipers. Solomon enslaved them. Mohamed drove them from the dome of the rock.But with time the Atlantean Wall began to crack...The Jinn do not care about the infamous ageless feuds of the mid-east. They were here before monotheism. They were here before humans. They want their land back. Jew, Gentile, and Muslim find a common enemy. But can their champions unite in order to fight them off and create some sort of peace with the Jinn?The Jinn are a cape twist on the political and religious strife of the mid-east, an all-in-one metaphor. They stand for Israel, for Palestine, for Sunnis and Shiites, for Muslims and Jews. They stand for old sociopolitical grudges and land wars, and if human scan make peace with them then maybe they can make peace with each other.Also, sexy genie girl NPCs and PCs.What do you think thread? Is this all good for Cape World mid-east?
>>47309366thanks. i had this image in my head of a robin type character going out for revenge (for his mentor) on someone protected by the police.i pictures Silverstar confronting him. a kind of a "you've injured 4 officers of the law. we can't let you run around like this. you're a cape that's got a warant on you. so like it or not, its my job to bring you in. you can come quietly, and i'll vouch for you. it can end better than this, son. either way, this whole lone gunman thing has to stop""don't call me son. i had a father. he's dead. besides, i thought you started in Alberta. don' you guys go in for cowboy types?""... *sigh*. Then I have to place you under arrest."came up with everything about silverstar by going backwards about who would be on the law's side of that exchange.
>>47309426How many people do you want him to be able to man handle?I feel like PL10-12 would be decent enough.
>>47307601Was hoping for some cat on cat wrasslin but I laughed so its all good!
>>47308413>>47306343>>47306366So are all of these colors their legitimate names or they alien roughly translated to english
>>47309500I was thinking 15.
Guy doing the Baron Bizarre Write-up. Some ideas I have so far:-The Original BaronESS Bizarre was born on New Years Eve 1900 as part of an attempt by theosophists to "evolve" the human lineage into homo dynamis, believing that there was an evolutionary chain leading from human to Atlantean.-The girl would have been raised to be the perfect child, thinking only of becoming more perfect and more like an Atlantean. She would have been taught to hate the physical world and all its faults.-Fortunately she was abducted by Aleister Crowley who raised her as his own daughter.-Thus began the legacy of Bizarre-Baroness Bizarre was patterned after what the theosophists thought homo dynamis was. A mental, physical, and spiritual body. But only Atlanteans have all three bodies. Homo Dynamis have only the physical and mental. The result was a Pseudo-Dynamis physiology that all her the later Baron Bizarres, including the current one, share.Is this okay so far?
>>47309692no objections here.someone going to make a new thread when we hit page 9? (The thread lives, dies, lives again!)
>>47307601If you're still taking requests, I'd love to see something of The Highwayman. Maybe him getting pulled over for speeding on foot?Actually, fair question- do speed limits apply to supers with super speed/flight/some other movement based power? How is this enforced?
>>47309692Long live the Bizarres
>>47308593Can't help but feel this is relevant.
>>47309732>Do speed limits apply to supers?Yes>How is this enforcedNow THAT is the million dollar question.I'm thinking a fun comedy character would be a cop with a souped-up anti-speeder pursuit vehicle that transforms into a mech suit hell bent on catching super speedsters in speed traps and making them pay their ticket.
>>47309796Well, the conclusion to Meowing Midori vs Bob Cat was ALMOST the funniest thing in this thread.
This was only an experiment. as you can see im not very good at making characters. lol
>>47309495That's dope, in fact he sort of feels like more of a group leader/mentor than Paragon. So Western Shield so far has:>ParagonHas the power to enhance the power of others, as well as an increased natural bravado and charisma (which might not even be superhuman). Cagey about superhero origin. From the Okanogan.>Cascade Young hydrokinetic, has emotional blocks on fully accessing his power due to death of parents. From Victoria.>Spirit Princess (we really need a better name)Can commune with/obtain temporary powers from ancestors, but only if they choose to (which they often do not). Wants to distance self from First Nations (Coast Salish) identity. Survivor of superhuman residential school system. >SilverstarA speedster with enhanced senses that uses two concussion revolvers. The oldest member and current leader of the Western Shield, his serious and nononsense attitude helps keep the younger members in line.I imagine they're based in either Vancouver or second choice, Calgary (disgusting). What is Western Shield's HQ like?
>>47310006That's the same thread, you dope.
>>47310086I admit, I looped clicking that link like three times before I realized he was an idiot.
>>47310086>>47310094I'm sorry anons >>47309996
>>47310099No thread subject name.. fuck that thread.
>>47309851You know, that might actually be a thing. Play off the similarities between Blue Cobalt and Superman some more.The war ends as a result of some convoluted ancient tradition in which the Blue Cobalt has the opportunity to stop all the senseless killing in the war by fighting and killing the leader of the invasion, her childhood friend.Darkest moment of the Generals comes when Blue Cobalt accepts, confirming her intent to murder, and goes rogue.Chase fights off his first tears since Threesome's mother long enough to listen in to Chroma transmissions and find the location of the final battle, and the fearful foursome leave to try and stop her. Only verbally, though, unwilling to hurt their friend and, now seeing her in a whole new, terrifying light, are unsure if they even CAN stop her.Green fights with all her rage but is no match for the calm, cold, calculating cruelty Cobalt that she has turned her childhood friend into, a horrific realization she doesn't fully understand the implications of until she feels the hands she hands she held after failed trials clasp around her neck.As the death toll halts after it's final addition, the colorful warlords vow by their ancient customs never to return, and depart in their ships towards the endless cold void of space, almost as cold and dead as the eyes of Chroma Green before the "rubber neck + sleep" spell combo Baron cast on her when Trinity's 1-girl circus performance had the aliens distracted finally wears off, reaffirming that Blue Cobalt isn't a murderer and that the Generals are the corniest hero team. Blue gives Chase a firm handshake and says how glad she is that he read her "goodbye forever" note with her Virginia Daring decoder ring, finding the hidden messages detailing her plan to ruse the alien invaders. When Green asks why she was spared, Blue explains that she finally found the one man who she felt true love for: Uncle Sam, and he demanded a fair trial.
>>47310099>>47310142Delete the thread and remake it.
>>47309575I'd argue rough humanized translations.with the example to follow being Kory'andr being tamaranian for Starfire.I think there was an alien name for Blue Cobalt that was derived from the scientific name for blueberry.
>>47310424im not the person that posted it.
It looks like some new people have joined the new thread, so if OP does decide to delete, could they first post something about making a new one so the new people don't think that it was killed by mods?