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.>System repositoryhttp://pastebin.com/bU7vZFANCape 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/pVweBM4F>Generals' Villainshttp://pastebin.com/gms0S8VbPrevious thread: >>47325510Current topic: Nazis! How do you handle Hitler, his Third Reich, and World War 2 in your superheroic setting?
Missing a couple of paste bins created last thread.
Any ideas for Japanese ww2 capes? I'm thinking a Kitsune saboteur. A miko with wind powers that knocks planes from the sky who was the ancestor of the modern flying miko. Given the deification of Hirohito maybe a god would show up? Amaterasu maybe, but she is sort of a go-to goddess. Japan have any badass scary gods?
>>47358626orochi could be the name of some super group, like some sort of evil super sentai group
>>47358697and of course I for get the pic
>>47358697>>47358714Maybe like some kind of eight member hive mind? They work in perfect mechanical unison.
>>47358626Just some rough ideas.Kamikaze: A former pilot injured after an air raid. He has the ability to change into a fast moving, heavy state that explodes after impacting. He changes back into his regular form after the explosion.Under Pressure: A submarine crewman who was trapped in a pressurized bulk head after his submarine hit a mine and sank. He was thought dead, but he developed a power to manipulate pressure near him. The Bandaged Woman: After Tokyo's hospitals were full because of the fire bombings, stories appeared about a woman capable of manipulating fire. Investigators found that this woman was a high level pyrokinetic. She is covered head to toe in white gauze bandages and is incapable of sight or speaking as a result of her injuries. As a result of her powers, she is capable of detecting heat.
Playing off of this idea for the Wyoming Black Holehttps://desustorage.org/tg/thread/47325510/#47326560It might be a neat bit of story if there was an occasion where he was called out of his correctional facility, and when some of the inmates started reverting back to their old ways and tried something, the older inmates, among which were some of the worst criminals, band together to stop any riots and try to calm down the situation before the guards or other inmates get violent.Some psychic, working at the facility or a PC, could scan their minds and find that their attitude is not a lingering effect of the Black Hole's power from being with him for so long, that there is currently no trace of his calming ability in them. This could be proof that the Black Hole's methods have potential to be more than just a leash, and a bit of hope that super criminals may actually recover.
Cape World recap of the Third Reich (up to this point)>Hitler was a regular, if exceptionally charismatic, human>The Third Reich had its own superhero stable: the Übermensch Gesellschaft ("Superman Society")>There are currently three Nazi heroes of significant noteODIN>Odin I'm seeing as a guy with one of his eyes replaced by a red orb with a Swastika that shoots energy ray and wielding a spear that projects waves of energy with each swing. He can do the Midnighter thing where he can see all the outcomes to a fight before it goes down (representing the mythological Odin's knowledge of everything). He fights with two flying warriors dressed all in black from head to toe as his wing men, Hugin and Mugin.SON OF SIEGFRIED>Son of Siegfried is probably some kind of super actor who stared in films before Germany invaded Poland. He's probably the most "innocent" of the Gesellschaft, not fully "getting" the scope of Nazi atrocities. He has an extremely romanticized view of combat and his handlers keep him away from the worst scenes of the war in the hopes of keeping his moral up.>Dresses in an elaborate Siegfreid costume, maybe one he acted in when he was a performer. He likes to challenge Allied capes to one on one combat.>Power wise he wields magical swords gathered from throughout the world by Hitler's Volund project that grant him a variety of powers, but whether they are the actual swords or copies remains to the discretion of the GM. In universe his collection of swords is a common "unsolved mysteries" topic. He wielded three, Gram, Balmung, and Nothung. These are code names taken from names given to the mythological Siegfried's sword. What these swords really were no one knows.>This can easily tie into the story of the Connecticut Statesmen that wanted to master all swords.>As for why he's called "Son of Siegfried" and not "Sigurd" its probably because Goebbels knew the Siegfried name would have more impact. "Siegfried Line" and all that.
>>47359219ASTRID>Astrid ("divine beauty" in Old Norse) was one of the shining lights of the Übermensch Gesellschaft, the proverbial heart of the team. Her beauty and poise were one-in-a-million, her dignity knew no bounds, and her ferocity in combat was rarely equalled. Like Freya, the mythological queen of the valkyries, Astrid had a mystical cloak of feathers draped off her back that granted her flight. Combined with her mastery of arms, she was a screaming devil in the skies and on the ground, hurling blasts of radiant energy and cleaving foes with her enchanted blade. When she wasn't in combat, she was most commonly seen as Odin's arm candy. While she was privy to most of the Reich's horrors, she secretly disagreed with their policies. Publically, Astrid disappeared without warning.THEIR FATES>Odin's fate is unknown. He may have died at Stalingrad, he may have suffered from one of Hitler's assassination attempts, he may even still be alive.>Son of Siegfried silently retired to become a family man. He is presumably the man Connecting Cut (Connecticut's Statesmen) challenged for the legendary swords.>Astrid was accosted by an Amazon for besmirching their name. She was spirited away to the Mystic Archipelago, where she was brutally beaten in a duel with the Amazon. Stripped of her gear, she was sent back to the real world disarmed and disgraced, but alive; she never returned to Nazi Germany.>>Two generations later, Astrid's granddaughter, of German and Swedish parentage, tracked down and challenged the Amazons to a duel to avenge her grandmother's honor. Impressed by her spirit and fighting ability, the Amazons let her reclaim most of her grandmother's gear, which she then repurposed and modernized to become the next valkyrie to soar the skies.>Other members of the Gesellschaft died at Stalingrad, to the French resistance, or went into hiding.
>>47359148I think black hole man and his super prison have great potential for a game. Think a team of reformed Arkham asylum inmates trying to make up for the crimes they have done while still having little quirks and idosycncrosies.
>>47358626African campaign was brought to a dead halt by the debut of Eygptian Super Heroes.
>>47359031So kamikaze is a big exploding and reforming man? The gore hound in me likes this. He could be a living symbol of the impossible standards Japan set for its fighting men. Bandage woman sounds like a great idea. extemely sympathetic "bad" character. She'll shatter the hearts of even the edgiest PCs.Can she have a good ending? Maybe a mentor to the "ghibli" team, a lonely lady that lives in the woods like a witch who reveals herself to protect them from a rampaging Kami?
>>47359382Super Rommel vs Egyptian supers? I can dig it. Given that it's kind of like an Atlantean dream catcher for Africa Egypt is filled with trapped and imprisoned spirits and thought forms. Lot of hidden champions to be freed and used by the axis or the allies.
>>47359382>>47359510Anubis ends up being just a guy with only the power of eternal youth and Cynocephaly. Also, because he has a dog's head, he can also only speak to dogs.He refuses to answer any questions on where he has been all this time, but he does claim he is THE Anubis. He does have a wealth of experience to back up at the very least that he has been alive for a long, long time.
>>47358626I had an idea for a Japanese superhero/villain. A woman named Origami who can telekinetically control paper. While she is moving paper, it becomes supernaturally durable and resilient. Most people would simply be satisfied with letting stray paper fly around as their offensive and defensive capabilities, but not Origami. She is an artist, first and foremost, and turns the paper into fantastic animate creations. A giant snake made entirely out of paper, for example. Although she could theoretically have the snake fly, she prefers to make her creations act like what they're based on.
>>47359031Under pressure could be a great antagonist for a ww2 island hopping game. Just picture him walking on the ocean floor in a pressurized bubble waving his arms around and crushing submarines like tin cans. And he's just as deadly on land.Blue Crab-why not make him dirt old, I bet life expectancy is considerably longer in cape world than real life-probably got his start when OSI asked him to design a sub that could withstand under pressures attacks. Under Pressure could have been his first super baddie.
>>47358566Which one did op miss?
>>47359510for some reason I picture a super-strong, invunerable Eygptian man who begins tossing around tanks and wrecking nazi asses, and when the war is over, he promptly goes back to being a farmer/shepard. One of his grandkids can be a modern day Eygptian Hero. In Egypt I can also see the "two fisted" heroes of the Golden Age, using their knowledge and action to get to the sacred treasures of the ancients before the Third Reich does.
>>47359984>using their knowledge and action to get to the sacred treasures of the ancients before the Third Reich does.That does sound neat.
What's a good motivation for a cape-killer? As in a serial/spree killer who targets superheroes?I'm thinking of including one in my m&m game, probably with a power-nullifying field around them
>>47360083Jealousy is a good one. Why should the supers be the ones who stand above everyone else?
>>47359984>>47360012Think the beduin guys from the mummy series but super heroes.
>>47360083my hero academia had stain the hero killer. he'd killed superheroes who didn't live up to his ideals of superherodom, people who where only heroes for the money or fame.he does truly respect the heroes that do live up to those standards like all might and dekuyou could work something like that and he even had a similar power, when stain licks some of his foes blood their power turns off for a time based off their blood type.he's also really based off the 90's era of comics.
>>47358480Why are the Nazi's using a Thompson?
How's this for a cape world game:super powered members of the madia are given amnesty by the government in exchange for using their Italian contacts to infiltrate Italy and assassinate their way through the ranks of Italian supers up to Mussolini himself.
>>47360083>Not at all edgyNothing unique or compelling, they are just a villain, and they can kill superheroes, so they do. Think like a classic, simple villain, who was suddenly able to kill superheroes. If all those heroes are dead, then they can rob more banks! Not particularly interesting but simple and it makes sense.>Not very edgySomeone close to them or the character themself was thrown in jail by a hero>EdgySupervillain who has been to jail and busted out and been thrown in again so often that his next visit comes with a free drink kills someone close to the character. Character blames hero for always going with the righteous, lawful path and not preventing more murders by just killing the villain. Starting with the hero whose mercy allowed their friend to be killed, and the continuing on to other heroes who also allow more deaths in the name of their own mercy.>Super EdgySomeone close to them was killed directly by a hero. The hero either did it by accident or was really willing to kill this person. It's "super" edgy because even the hero is doing shit.>Nowhere on the "le edge meme" spectrum, just weird and hamfisted and probably not that great an ideaCharacter is from the future, one where heroes go overboard, either like Superman in Injustice where heroes become villains or like Superman in Red Son where heroes just become overbearing in their quest to protect humanity. Character shows up in the timeline right before whatever event pushed heroes over the edge, and with a hit list made from their knowledge of "history" they try to stop the dystopic future by killing fallen heroes before they fall.A resolution to this could either be killing the character before hearing what they have to say, dooming the timeline if they haven't killed enough heroes by then, or by taking head of his words and either joining him or informing other heroes at the risk of some time paradox fuckery and try to be more vigilant for corruption in the heroes.
>>47360083Realizing that the heroes could kill us if they felt like it. It's a preemptive strike.
>>47360083Religious nutter who thinks that superheroes are intervening in God's designs by saving people and believes that his powers are a Gift From Above.Small time hero who gets overshadowed by big names so he decides to hold a demonstration. He kills the first one by accident and then from there on out he keeps running into caped crusaders and has to kill in self-defense (If you want something morally ambiguous).Old time superhero who thinks that current heroes are a bunch of milksops because they've never had a "real villain" and becomes one himself.Former policeman who lost his job because the heroes do it for him, his life goes to shit and now wants to get back at the damn heroes.FORMER NAZI UBERMENSCH EXPERIMENT IS NOW STUCK ON THE SOIL OF U.S OF A. AND SEEKS TO TAKE OUT THE WEAK UNTERMENSCHEN!!!!!!
>>47359874I think he meant these>>47341350
How would you run a Samurai Flamenco-styled campaign where you start as street level brawlers and work your way up to multiversal threats?
>>47360702they just got their powers and it turns out learning to shoot lasers out of your hands is harder then you thing
>>47360665>>47360651>>47360462>>47360248>>47360248>>47360113Okay, what I'm thinking is someone who was near a superhero origin event and tested positive for superpowers afterwards, but failed to manifest any (at least obviously).His sister, who he was close to, was killed in a minor scuffle between a low-level cape and a low-level villain. He later found himself in the unique position of being in the same bar as said cape, and, having a few too many drinks, picked a fight with them, during which he realised he had a nullification power.After killing the cape (who was unprepared to deal with having their powers turned off), he set out to kill every superhuman he could, seeing himself as a sort of cosmic equaliser.
>>47360933Or maybe he was just a superhero nerd, and not manifesting a power when the doctors said he should drove his envy over the edge
>>47360949So a reverse Deku?
>>47360933I'm sorta going for a Silver age feel with my villains of the week, as in silly villains who are evil but in a sort of honourable, pantomiming kind of way. But like the overarching villains I want to be capital E Evil
>>47359468Kamikaze can certainly be that. But my idea was also that there was a transition for these characters later on after WWII. Maybe Kamikaze leads an ultra-nationalist group, or the Bandaged Woman retreats inland to be isolated. There is a certain point where these heroes become shunned for what they stood for and their beliefs become obsolete.
>>47360083You could see someone who is bullied by capes become a killer. Maybe some is threatened, beat up, and watches their home get destroyed by a super villain. Maybe the heroes never came just in time. It could be their superpowers influence their beliefs. A character like this might be fearsome because they could have powers that interact with other powers. Maybe they have a power than gives them superhuman strength and endurance while robbing any capes they fight of their own powers. Maybe they have a power that automatically gives them the counter to a particular cape.
>>47361131Kamikaze becomes that one author that tried to coup the post war diet. Deep pressure becomes an ocean explorer, finding that his time alone on the ocean floor was the only good part about the war. Secretly he works as a lead researcher in dr glacier's enormous ice aquarium.
>>47360083Not an answer to your question, sorry, but I just thought of something.What if two people, both possessing one power, a power-nullifying field, both powers being of equal strength and range, were in each others range? What if this happened, and then someone else with an ordinary superpower like heat vision or superspeed went into their range?Would the fields' effects stack? If the field only lessened powers rather than completely stop them, let's say they lower the magnitude of powers by 30%, then would heat vision's maximum heat be 60% less than it's usual maximum level?Or would the fields cancel each other out, and the third superpowered individual would be completely unaffected, unless one of the power-nullifyers walked out of range?
>>47361374Now you're getting into some order of operations shit.
>>47360287I was thinking the same thing.
>>47361374The stronger one cancels the other's field. When equal they simply extend range.
>>47361385Do different origins of power trump one another? Like if one was the result of an experiment and the other is magic who nullifies who?
Later tonight, I'll write up the Olympia Project. I also have an idea for a German duplicator and a villain called The Desert Fox.
>>47361580Those are the super Aryan twins/clones who turn crazy and incestuous so they can personally create the Aryan race, right?
Anyone have experience in HERO system? I'm having trouble balancing mook and notable enemy stats with the party. Any advice would be appreciated, especially if it cuts back on the paperwork.
>>47361645Yes. I think I'll make the incest part only a suggestion for one of the plot hooks.
>>47361684The incest bit just makes them come across as even crazier, which is what you want from psycho Nazis.
So I'm starting to build up potential plot ideas ahead of time for a Masks game. Character/setting construction hasn't really happened yet so these are just loose plot arc ideas. Critiquing or other ideas for arcs be great. Hardly Knew Us: Years before superpowered individuals began to sprang up various corporations, cults, government agencies, etc. have been aware of the potential and have been taking measures to counter the fact that an individual could undermine all their long-term plans. For some it is blunt method of killing supers as soon as powers were present or other more nefarious means. This be one of those long-term conspiracy plotlines.They Don't Deserve Us: In this case, one of the first superheroes to be known about is the main mysterious villain. Back in the 60's he was involved in breaking up a major race riot in the city. However during it he was rescuing a trampled child when a shot rang out. The child would have lived the initial bullet wound but when it ricocheted off the super and back through the child it killed him. The super disappeared and has since been spending years and years convincing supers to turn their back on man (basically a lot the supervillains the PCs will fight will be his apprentices). Their First Cults: One setting idea I have is that people have various small shrines and almost cultist like behaviour toward heroes and villains. So in one particular alleyway you could leave an offering and a face of someone you want killed for a villain, or in another a clue for a hero. Most big time heroes don't really need the shrines but for amateurs like the group would be this be one of their main lifelines once it gets started.
>>47361580You could also probably build up some other nations influenced by the project. Some former axis nations like Hungary and Romania might have had their own superhuman force and after WWII were left out to dry.
>>47361580Sounds good! I'll be looking forward to reading it.THE HOOSIER"Looks like I got here just in time. Sorry if I'm not the backup you wanted. God knows I'm not the backup that I would have wanted for you guys. But I got a plan, and if you'll hear me out I think we can beat them."ORIGINEver sense the formation of the Statesmen the Indiana representative has been called the Hoosier regardless of powers or previous name. Its a state tradition and its been carried on through the first Hoosier who was a man that could control glass to the infamous Hoosier from Gary who was a carrier for a deadly alien cloud a Hoosier that could animate and control Limestone and now the name Hoosier comes down to Jake Davis, formerly known as CROSSROADS.As Crossroads Jake was what is commonly referred to as a "super hobbyist" or "super sportsman". Countries such as the Untied States are very big on the "right to bear super powers". With the proper licensing and testing and background checks any civilian can purchase or build for themselves super powers. Hospitals sell "animal splicing" operations that allow a person to mimic the appearance and abilities of animals, cats being the most common. Outdoor and survivalist stores sell energy weapons. The gear of Super Criminals is often auctioned off to the public. In this environment comes the "DIY Superhero" subculture composed of people that want to adopt the mannerisms and lifestyle of costumed crime fighters and adventurers most commonly by constructing a "super suit". In a respectful light the subculture is filled with creative, industrious, self-actualized builders and risk takers. In a disrespectful light the subculture is filled with engineers in the throes of mid-life crisis strapping themselves into bipedal tanks to feel better about themselves and reckless teenagers with too much money buying powers for a cheap thrill.
>>47361856>Hungary and RomaniaYou know the UNITED FRONT rep from Romania dresses like a vampire even if his or her powers has nothing to do with being or acting like a vampire. If you're stereotype is cool flaunt it.Also I find it kind of sad we got groups of characters for both WW2 Japan and Germany and none for Italy.Poor Italia. Should they be the joke faction for WW2 or should we try to give them someone serious?
>>47362329>Should they be the joke faction for WW2 or should we try to give them someone serious?They were the joke faction in real life. They might as well be a joke in Cape World
>>47361785I like the first and third ideas, but I have reservations about the second one, namely the motivation for the superhero to turn villain. In that scenario, I can see them taking it out on themselves for effectively letting the child die and becoming disenfranchised with humanity, but it seems like the result would be less to make less other villains and more just retreat from the world. I'd have it at least be a more dramatic event where the hero felt betrayed on all sides: the rioters saw the hero as the symbol of oppression keeping them down as the police did, while the police/establishment see him as another no-good Communist terrorist, and the media spins them into being a universally reviled being when all they wanted to do was stop the violence and bring people to the table. That, or come up with another event entirely that has far more of a sense of all humanity being dicks rather than just an incident between one human and a superhero's failure in an otherwise resolved situation.
>>47362329Have them be serious, but like the real fascist Italy, constantly at odds with other factions within the government. While he's blessed by the Holy See, that also means they get to pull some leverage over him now and again ect.
>>47361785Hardly Knew Us: So as soon as a super is "activated' they get crosshairs put on them? Sounds interesting. Maybe have an underground resistance of supers that have managed to remain hidden. Their leader could be the mentor/quest giver for the PCsThey Don't Deserve Us: So does the bad guy advocate any kind of power use or does he outright believe that a person should keep quiet and keep their powers down less they hurt someone. Given that philosophy he might be forced to team up with the PCs to take down a bigger threat or might even be helpful if a super just wants to find a place to hide away from the public and start over again.Their First Cults:Nifty idea. It reminds me of an Adventures of Superman story where a cult springs up in Metropolis of people that throw themselves off buildings so Superman can catch them.Cape World Mid-East has a lot of cults like that. One poor guy with sand powers is taking his village on a tour of the world because they say he's the next Islamic prophet (because Jesus and God could make life out of dust). He agrees that he's the next Islamic prophet just to keep his neighbors and friends happy, and he's vowed that he's going to care for his people like a prophet if he has to be one. That means his-on first-hand education of planet Cape Earth.>>47362409I'm trying to come up for some kind of mad Futurist themed cape for Italy.Sense post-WW2 they turn into a country big on diverse human modification maybe Mussolinni conducted purges of unwanted supers-people that had difficulty controlling their fire powers and what not.
>>47362397>>47362495For the first one there are supers running around but one's that were deemed a threat were taken out before they were ever known. It be a more subtle conspiracy that the PCs would uncover.For the second yeah, both sides I agree be better. The irony is also in this city the hero and the child is immortalized in statue because the riots stopped after that the child being plastered over the media. The villain though only sees the failure in his moment to shine, he talks big but it is really just selfishness. I'm thinking also in my city to go along with the cultist/religious vibe instead of heroes and villains but instead "Saints" and "Sinners."Another story idea is the game beginning with the trail of a hero over the death of the first debutised hero. So throwing the whole legalization of vigilantism into question.
>>47362329>dresses like a vampire>is actually solar-powered
>>47363272>can also use moon light at the cost of being less powerful.>uses sunlight as a trump card for when the forces of good need a extra heavy hitter.
>>47363272That's not at all a bad idea. Makes for a clever ruse.Really, that's something I haven't seen in any comics and would really like to. A superhero or supervillain who is new to the scene pretending to have a weakness to what is actually their strength, dictating how their enemies think of them and allowing themself to fall into a "trap" in which they can finally come clean and battle it out with both the advantage of the environment and the advantage of surprise.Has that been done before? I feel like that could make a great debut.
>>47362268Most of the subculture are content to be hobbyists and amateurs. Most are the friendly neighbor who washes his suit of powered armor like a precious car each morning in his driveway, the old lady who purchased a thought-form of comfort so that she wouldn't feel so alone, the young woman who competes in amateur Super MMA with her komodo dragon splicer powers, and the young man that bundles up in a coat each morning so he can take his robotic pet bird "for a walk" in the clouds.But some turn "pro". Some become legalized anonymous vigilantes under America's Gordon Laws. Some become professional entertainers or super-artists and aim for Vegas or Hollywood. Some join the international SUPER BUILDERS and build infrastructure throughout the world. Some join the French and American based ARGO and explore worlds beyond the Earth in the hopes of building mutual peace with the beings that live in those worlds. Some join international disaster and crisis management organization PHOENIX. Some even go on to be members of "super hero" teams that protect not just Earth but all reality from threats rational and bizarre, human and divine, scientific and mystical.And some become competitors. Some enter the "super games" in Las Vegas or Tokyo or become professional super MMA fighters hoping to defeat all others in their respective league like Statesman PITT FIGHTER did when he won the 1985 "cruiser" rank mechfight tournament in japan.Some, like Jake Davis, become super-races. Jake Davis started his career as a super-racer at the bottom. He took out loans and took a risk on novel ideas he had about vehicular engineering and created his first CROSSROADER. He proved not only to be a genius engineer but a skilled driver when he began to win "road battles" as well as races at a phenomenal rate. The prize money went back into buying the material necessary for him to upgrade his CROSSROADER.
>>47363272>>47363460>>47363463I really like this idea. A Romanian solar powered Cape that decides to dress up like a vampire so idiots can waste their time trying to kill him with UV rays (which make him stronger), fire (which also makes him stronger), garlic (which he actually likes), holy water and crosses (which as an Eastern Orthodox he finds amusing), and other useless anti-vampire tricks.He probably calls himself something that sounds cheeky when you get the joke like Count Eclipse.
>>47363731We can go further>attributes super strength to vampire physiology>tends to operate at night to maintain deception using the reflected sunlight of the moon as a lesser power source>uses his powers to cause a sparkle effect in his eyes that opponents might misjudge for hypnotism and avert their gaze from him>blasts of energy are invisible and are attributed to vampire telekinesis >Can bend light to make himself appear to vanish into mist>Can do the Twilight Sparkles thing if he wanted to.Count Eclipse looks like a great addition to Cape World so far.
Where do you guys find people to play cape shit?
>>47364188Friends?Last thread we talked about 90's grim and gritty characters and their archetypes, like for a randomizer like the M&M one that starts with an archetype.Could we do that for the Dark Age and the other ages? What about a Silver Age randomizer? A pulp randomizer?
We were playing M&M and the setting was set somewhere between the end of WW2 and the beginning of the Red Scare. My guy was a German American CIA spy who could read minds and could induce fear into people. He went undercover to spy on the Russians but was found out and taken prisoner, where he was experimented on. Through horrible experimentation he gained the ability to turn invisible, but unfortunately when he turned visible again the only thing you could see was his skeleton. The CIA code named him Citizen Bones. So he basically walks around the CIA as a skeleton in a suit with a German accent.
>>47363806He could also be youthful looking due to some regeneration effects his power has, which would make him one of Romania's oldest and most notable superheroes.
>>47364573How old? I ask because of my current project.
>>47364603I'd say make him at least WW2. I see him fighting a guerilla war in Nazi occupied territory using the imagery of the vampire to strike confusion and terror in the Nazi ranks while actually doing his most damage as a daytime plains-clothe saboteur who would blow up and set fire to Nazi installations with invisible heat rays. As long as the Nazis focused on the colorful Count Nocturne prowling around at midnight and scaring Nazis in their beds he and the resistance had an edge.To this day few know that he really isn't a vampire.
Some ideas I'd like feedback on while I pass out.Hossier has been a lot of fun to write, but I'm struggling with gimmicks for the car besides "goes really fast and turns on a dime". Any ideas?Razorback's drug origin might be tied into Turnpike's story. I'm thinking of having him be another "super metabolism" cape secretly created by a corporate conspiracy. It took a long time for Razorback to get busted for his drugs because people at first couldn't believe someone could get THAT strong off it.Should Pele lose the "maybe a goddess, maybe not" thing and just be an out and out goddess?So far Hoosier and Pitt Fighter are the only ones I'm writing with a background in "super sports". Anyone else on the Statesmen you feel that would be involved in super sports as well?Palmetto Bug knows Ms Cryptic from a "misfit monsters" outreach program. They both know what its like to be strange looking monster people with anti social tendencies. While Ms Cryptic focuses her talents on investigating super-powered and paranormal claims in the hopes of helping the lost, confused, and strange (like Haunter and Rugaru) Palmetto Bug focuses on leading a group of misfit monster-people that want to not only fit into society but improve it as well. I think the "monster people" team will absorb the "Jack Kirby Monster" team and some "Doom Patrol" esque ideas I've been kicking around.Waveracer I'm not sure what to do with besides make him the cute guy Fisher-Girl and Madame Delphine fight over. Should I keep his Atlantean heritage or make him from mystic archipelago race like Fisher-Girl? Which girl should he eventually end up with?I'm thinking of tying the Brown Recluse's nemesis industrialist Mari Dundo into the "super metabolism" plot. Good idea or bad idea?
>>47364916I like Palmeto Bug and Ms.Cryptic. Combining the Jack Kirby team and Doom Patrol ideas just seem kinda natural
>>47364916>Car gimmicksJust make it adaptable. Hossier is a "genius mechanic", he should be able to create or adapt whatever parts fit each mission before heading out.Robots attacking? Hook up an EMP. Werewolves? Mess with the stereo so it plays at some higher pitch undetectable to humans but drives dogs crazy. Stuff like that.In addition to specialized parts, also just have the staple "James Bond gadget" fare as well; dump oil behind the car to throw off pursuers, some kind of projectile weapon level to where the tires of another car would be, a maximum overdrive switch, built-in computer and milkshake machine, all that stuff.
>>47364916>Hossier It's Hoosier.
>>47364916>HoosierLook at Speed Racer, crib some gadgets.>RazorbackMake it a possible hook.>PeleNo, keep it. It's not worth changing and some ambiguity is good.>Super SportsBlue Crab technically.>WaveracerA good plot hook could be a question of his heritage. After hearing Fisher-girl talk about the Mystic Archipelago he looks further into his ancestry. Waveracer strikes me as a search and rescue hero, maybe incorporate that into him.
>>47364916>Which girl should he eventually end up with?I think it depends how you write the three of them. In the end, it doesn't matter. It won't better than Extrahuman and Ms.Cryptic's ship.
>>47364916>Super sportsBob Cat would be down for anything based on rivers. Canoe races, swimming, fishing. Though I don't think she'd be seriously competitive about it, not beyond just humiliating her opponent for a laugh. All in good fun, of course, but there are plenty who wouldn't handle the bantz well.Virginia Daring probably did some volleyball or other beach-related sports for bikini ads. But depending on how that goes, she might get into it. She'd definitely be good at it, considering her extreme physical ability.Ushabti is surprisingly skilled at football, disc golf, as well as any and every sport that has ever become popular at Dartmouth college due to extensive studying of just about everything that goes on at the college.Connecticut's Connecting Cut is good at fencing. Of course.Pele is good at surfing, I guess. Sorry to continue to state obvious gimmicks.Gary Gray, the Extrahuman of New Mexico, possesses an extraordinarily mundane talent for and knowledge of soccer, the sport most popular among all homo sapiens throughout his home planet of Earth.This has got me thinking, could sports be used as a way to try and bring the Statesmen together? I would assume that they meet up sometimes for publicity or just regular meetings, probably not all 50 at any one time but still a large number. What if they had some game after the meeting as some recreation to blow off some steam and get to know each other better? I know that Pele is trying to make a functioning team out of the Statesmen, she could be convinced that this is the way to do it. Or it could be someone else who wants them all closer together. Or maybe there is no plot to it and when you bring a bunch of strange, disparate heroes together they just start having fun to break the ice.I'm thinking they'd play something generally American, like baseball or football. Or some sport specifically appropriate to whichever state they are meeting in.
>>47359510i always figured whatever artifact that gave trinity her duplicating powers could be Egyptian in some way.An artifact designed to reunite three parts of a person, body soul and mind, or split them up. a mummified supervillain that is one part ghost, corpse, and mind trapped in robotic sarcophagus.
>>47365536>>47364916Generals vs Statesmen Baseball special. Game gets interrupted by aliens who challenge them to their primitive game for the fate of the Earth.
>>47365672Science Tyrant's squad jumps in to round out the order.Based Edspear next project pls.
>>47365536Hawaiifag here. Was thinking about Pele, and I think it would be good to give her a bit of complication.For those that don't know, there's a Native Hawaiian sovereignty movement--it runs the gamut between a nation-within-a-nation model (ala Native American nations) to full sovereignty from the U.S. There's no clear consensus among Native Hawaiians (there's some against the idea completely, of course), so the discourse continues over the subject.Pele grudgingly accepted membership to the Statesmen to bring attention to her mission to see Hawaii restored to self-rule. She believes the islands were seized illegally, and believes that she works in the best interests of the Native Hawaiian population.That's not to say she hates America, or the rest of the Statesmen--she can see the good of their aims, but Hawaii is first and foremost in her mind (kind of like how Batman prioritizes Gotham, and frowns on other heroes operating in his town).Pele's supposed self-promotion (as others see it) is more about shining the spotlight on her mission than herself. Still, the chip she carries on her shoulder rubs a few people the wrong way.
>>47365682>>47365672Heroes and villains alike working together to save the earth from a bunch of alien baseball phanatics?I'll have to do a better version of this pic when I get the chance. But yeah! Sounds like fun.But its a bit late right now so maybe in the morning.
>>47365869Thanks Based Edspear Will we have the Brazilian superheroine bikini contest
>>47359031>not calling pressure guy "the Bends">not naming his alter ego Brian Micheal
>>47365917>Japanese WW2 sailor>Brian Michael
It'll be a little while before I can run a Super Hero RPG, but what's a good system that has some crunch, but doesn't get bogged down when it comes to actual gameplay and yet still has scale-ability such that you can accurately represent the difference between say.. someone like Daredevil versus a Superman?
>>47365970Mutants and Masterminds
>>47365970Would recommend exactly this>pic is from my desk right now
>>47365970What the others said. M&M (3e in particular) is pretty much exactly what you're looking for. Once you get past the crunchy chargen, you have a very svelte system that allows you to reasonably and easily scale things depending on circumstances.
Hey guys, im up to start M&M (2ed) but my english is not the best so i like to ask: are any german players here?
>>47368468Might want to try a Gamefinder thread.
Palefag here. All outlining has been completed for File 1. Work has been separated into Journals that are what is necessary to place in the Starter, and Cases to establish flavor in older settings. So far there are 5 Journals and 5 Cases planned, with over 20 established characters featured within. These will most likely be posted in PDF form as each is completed.Journal 1 is the origin story, written with the style of older short stories as a progenitor to Golden Age comics.
>>47369122I'm looking foward to it
How would you explain the differences between whats calles "Golden Age" "Silver Age" and "Bronze Age" and so on? What are the most iconic characteristics?(And a additional question: in witch kind of "Age" dos your playgroup runs the game?)
>>47370767The M&M GM's guide actulaay goes over the different eras in decent detail.
>>47370767First is the age of the mystery men, the pulp magazines, the proto-superheroes. Then is the golden age which lasts through WWII. The Red Scare post war results in a shift in what types of comics are available, leading to the safe wackiness of the silver age. The comics code slowly dies and leads to the bronze age where more mature themes can be tackled, often social issues. The iron age is the late 80s and 90s, full of sex and violence, anti-heroes with guns and pouches, and more ninjas than you can shake a stick at. The modern (or post modern) age has been characterized by viewing the previous ages, especially the silver age, through modern eyes. There's some nostalgia, some cynicism, a lot of deconstruction.We may be in a new age now, with the Big Two increasingly aware of the new social issues of the day, trying to broaden their audience and their profits.
>>47363679As he perfected his CROSSROADER Jake adopted the name CROSSROADS and began to win contests at all ranks. Sub-mach, mach 1, mach 2, mach 3...his proudest moment was when he competed in the annual UNITY WORLD RACE, a race where all types compete against their own leagues in racing laps around the world. The light-speed and above league finish the race so quick only specially designed instruments observe the race. The league composed of non-powered that use conventional boats and cars to race takes months to finish. Jake took first in his league, and the win brought him notice from PHOENIX which wanted him to incorporate his ideas on engineering into their rescue vehicles. He used the prize money and contracts with PHOENIX to open up DAVIS GARAGES where he and his teams design top of the line vehicles for vigilantes to explorers to rescuers. Thinks were looking really, really good for Jake. He was living life in the winners circle. He got his face on the cover of more than one magazine. He even got on the cover of super-tabloid TALES TO MYSTIFY which depicted Jake in their usual tradition of exaggeration as threatening to carve his name in grand-canyon sized ruts in the Earth with his CROSSROADER unless Earth could step up its game and produce a worthy challenger. It was their way of saying good-job Jake, and he has the issue framed in his office.But Jake was blindsided by his nomination to THE STATESMEN. He was a sports-man, not a fighter. His opponents in the road battles followed rules, super-villains didn't. It was true that Statesman PITT FIGHTER was a mechfight champion before becoming a member of several prestigious Super Hero groups, but he was exceptional.It was explained to Jake that while the Statesmen fought against supervillians and protected America they were designed to be more a social mixer for capes across America and a PR thing for cape society at large than a super-effective crime fighting force.
>>47370767my group usually prefers to run silver age stuff, we're all pretty bug fans of the era in terms of how interesting (if absurd) most of the plots from that era were, so we try and keep silver age in tone, although without the moral code
>>47369122Can't wait to read it!>>47365950"We must take back Iwojima from the Americans! Scramble Hiro, Nakayama, and Brian.">>47365869I love this idea. I like silver agey stories like this. Make the full military dress of the invading aliens resemble baseball uniforms.>>47365858I like it! It gives a neat dimension to her character. Some see her as self-promoting but its more about her mission than herself and it ties into her being the active member of the Statesmen wanting them to be more like a "real" super team and expand their responsibilities.People say that Pele only claims to be goddess because she wants the attention for her cause. Pele responds that of course a goddess of Hawaii would want whats best for Hawaii. Alien God Killer would know if she were divine or not, but even though he sees her as a petulant, loud child he claims that its not his business to say what anyone is.>>47365655I like this! Unite the Ba and Ka. And it fits with the heavy Atlantean presence in Egypt. Its probably one of their devices created to accelerate joining with the Oversoul but was discarded in a fit of rage because it divided a person instead of merging all parts of a person into a more holistic one.Also mummy supervillian is awesome. Banished Atlantean scientist that became a pharoh?
>>47371208It was pointed out to him that many Statesmen aren't crime-fighters and protectors. DR GLACIER hasn't fought anyone sense she blockaded the Ice People.MS CRYPTIC is an investigator that has been in extremely few situations that would count as "fighting super villians". The same goes for her fellow STRANGERS HAUNTER and OTHERTHING. And South Dakota's FOUR FATHERS has never been in a fight in his (their?) life.All he's expected to do is show up and hang out with the Statesmen. But a racer and competitor like Jake hates the idea of staying still and doing nothing. He's with Pele. The Statesmen should change and be more active, more like the other super hero teams. Unlike Pele he's less incline to tell others what he thinks the Statesmen should be and more incline to be the change that he wants to see. He's a champion sportsman and now he wants to be a champion super hero. He's been training, and learning, and preparing, and now he's chomping at the bit for a chance to prove that he's not just CROSSROADS, he's THE HOOSIER.POWERS AND ABILITIESHoosier has no special powers, but makes up for his lack with a genius intellect and skill in operating his advance super-car THE CROSSROADER. He's also been training with other STATESMEN to be a better hero and supplement his skills with some knowledge of magic, super-science, and fighting tactics.The CROSSROADER is actually the third of its kind. His previous two are on exhibit at DAVIS GARAGES in Indiana. He's considered putting a Hoosier logo on it, but he's still undecided. His CROSSROADS "X" logo was the logo that crossed the finished line of the UNITY WORLD RACE after all.The CROSSROADER is equipped with a wide variety of weapons and abilities and Jake modifies the load out to suit the mission at hand. Its capable of retracting its wheels and traveling on water like a boat or sealing up and traveling under the water.
>>47370492Is that Ms Majestic?
>>47372101Doubtful. Too much neon. She's probably Japanese.
>>47372078It can even fly, but doing so taxes the engine more than if the CROSSROADER is on the ground. Defensively it is equipped with a simple energy shield that can protect the super-car from attacks or turn it into a high-speed missile. It is also equipped with traditional "road battle" defensive weaponry such as oil slicks, smokescreens, and deployable "clinger-mats" that bring even the fastest of vehicles to a dead stop.Offensively the CROSSROADER is equipped with the traditional two weapons of the American road battler: a "lance" and a "catcher". The lance is a power particle beam that not only can hit with considerable force but disrupts electronics it comes into contact with. When it strikes biological enemies it disrupts their nervous system and stuns them. The "catcher" is a heat-ray with an adjustable length an width, but is designed to fired at its widest dispersal to "catch" targets the lance cannot hit. The heat way cay melt mundane materials and when pitted against even the strongest of metals it weakens the bonds of their molecules.A road battle is a game of a quick wits complex math. The goal is to get a good shot with the lancer in and shut down the enemy vehicle, and each vehicle tries to throw their enemy's aim off with complex series of accelerations and breaking and turnings. The lancer can be deflected with metal and energy shielding, and the catcher is designed to weaken that shielding so the lancer and punch through and disable the entire vehicle. The deployable tricks are designed to make the enemy car an easy target and mess with their dodging.Understandably a lot of math and quick thinking is required for a road battle. The audience for a road battle combines blue-collar trucker types and nerdy scientists. Both groups find something interesting in the contest.
>>47372101She could be.https://desustorage.org/tg/thread/30963567/#q30984579Miss Majesty is pretty kinky.
>>47372883If anyone is worried he's becoming too powerful as a weirdly shaped metal speedster with ray guns there will be a low power option.
>>47372948>>47372180>>47372101She challenged an alien warrior princess to a fight, won, stripped her of her royal battle outfit and wore it out?Judging by the console next to her ms majesty probably took her space ship as a trophy as well.
>>47373228Maybe that Hueman that was a childhood from of Blue Cobalt? It could lead to some humorous interactions when Blue Cobalt asks her why Ms Majesty was wearing her clothes.I like how we got two flavorful aliens races. An empire and a race of nomads and pirates. Really neat.What's Extrahuman's people like? Should we do anything with the other "big" aliens races like Reptoids and Nordics?
>>47358626https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco-Buddhist_artscroll down to japan
Any advice on how to create an uniform/armor for an kamen rider/super sentai esque character? The only thing I got down, is that it´s supposed to be removeable.
>>47372883Good road battlers make use of either genius level intellect or on-board targeting computers to juggle the number crunching required to accurately target an enemy while avoiding being targeted in return. But the best road battlers combine both a brain and a machine like Jake does. His targeting computer is like an extension of himself and he knows what to do to get the most out of it. He can accurately predict the moves of his opponents and counter them before they realize whats happening. He can turn the entire tempo of a fight around with a quick observation and plan. He doesn't personally think and Jake lacks the raw charisma for the position, but in a pinch he can become a great field leader.The CROSSROADER is capable of accelerating past the speed barrier while accurately peppering a target miles away with shots from its weapons. Its not only fast but thanks to advance "G-diffusor" technology its capable of turning on a dime and making quick changes in acceleration that would shake a normal car to pieces.Anyone that underestimates Jake as "just a super-sportsman" is in for a rude awakening. His CROSSROADER is a fast, accurate, powerful weapon and he wields it like a surgical tool in his hands.The CROSSROADER is not without its weaknesses however. The system is so fined tuned to be used by Jake and Jake alone that even other super-racers find it hard to use. The CROSSROADER becomes a clumsy bumper car when driven by anyone but Jake. The Crossroader is also designed to fight on the wide open terrain that road battles are usually help on out in mid-west America. In open terrain Jake is hard to defeat. He'll treat his opponents like slower, smaller enemy cars and blast them from a distance while speeding and turning to throw off the aim of any counter attack. But this strategy suffers in places where Jake has to deal with large obstacles such as cities.
Anyone mind dumping some supers? I've got a M&M game in a few weeks and I can't decide on a character. Hoping some character pictures will help.
>>47374062Someone post those pictures of all the public domain heroes.
>>47373916And while the CROSSROADER can function in the sea and in the air it is not optimize for those environments. The CROSSROADER makes a poor substitute for THE BLUE CRAB or (insert super jet here).If the GM wants Jake to be less effective he may choose to reduce the CROSSROADER's firepower to a simple laser gun, or take away weapons like that entirely. He may choose to take away the entire "road battle" sub-culture out of his game world and make Jake a unique car enthusiast with a highly customized car. The CROSSROADER can be treated less like a battle jet on wheels and more like a car from James Bond.PERSONALITYJake is a hard-working guy, but he sometimes gets caught up in his work to the detriment of social relationships. He spends more time with machines than with people as fitting someone with his skills and background. He believes that a person should strive for healthy competition and to be all that they can be which is why he supports PELE and her attempts at changing the STATESMEN.He's eager and ready to prove that he's not only a super-sportsman but a super-hero and will volunteer for any mission. He'll even be content simply chauffeuring STATESMEN and PCs around as long as he has something to do besides pose for pictures.He is however not reckless and will defer action to any Statesmen that feels they know better. Truthfully he feels more than a little outclassed by his fellow Statesmen. He feels that even the non-powered members like himself are leagues above him. BLUE CRAB and CAPTAIN JUSTICE are legends. PITT FIGHTER is like himself but with super hero experience. MOUNTAIN LION is an intimidating super-bounty hunter (and gave him exactly one lesson when he asked her to train him in hand to hand fighting: how to take a punch). And the BROWN RECLUSE makes untouchable crime-lords and one-perceter fat cats tremble.He feels he's just a dude with a car. But he wants to and tries to be more. He wants to be THE HOOSIER.
>>47374062>Moon Knight plus SandmanOh that is a sexy, sexy super. Is he from something, because I really want to write up something like him for Cape World.>>47374103I go a few.So what do we call the PD world in the Cape-World Multiverse? Earth-D? Earth-P?
>>47374181I like that the Face is just a dude in a Halloween mask that murders criminals.
>>47374181>14 heroes on the page>6 of them are American super patriotsYUUU ESSS AYYYYUUU ESSS AYYYYUUU ESSS AYYY
Any body else playing Champions Online with his pen and paper character?>Pic is my M&M character in Champions
>>47374181No idea. Found it on a thread a month back.
>>47374181>>47374208>>47374235sorry for my lack of knowledge but where dos this come from?i read golden age, are there other age examples as well?
>>47374235Tim looks like he'd cut you and leave you to bleed out in the alley.And he'll watch it happen you criminal scum.>>47374249Welcome to the golden age. The public couldn't get enough of patriot capes making a sap out of Mr. Jap.Speaking of which, how do you think war time cartoon portrayed the 3 Japan capes we wrote up? Burning Woman is probably a man, and hideous deformed. Deep Pressure is a buck-toothed "me so sorry" stereotype who claims all his pressurized attacks are "most regrettable" accidents. They'd play up his saboteur nature and make him into a coward. Kamikaze would be a freak exploding himself without regards for anyone around him friend or foe solider or civilian, which might be frighteningly close to his true character.>>47374259City of Heroes broke me for online cape games. I...I just can't be hurt like that again.
>>47374334They're all public domain heroes, some from Charleton and some from Nedor and some from others, make during the 30's and 40's. Alex Ross drew them up for "Project Superpowers" which was a comic series by Dynamite using the characters.And yeah, Blue Beetle IS public domain, as is Captain Marvel. But good luck playing lawyer tag with Warner Bros if you try to make your own comics with them.
>>47374353American soldiers would be bitchy that the Germans get a bombshell like Astrid on their side. I mean, yeah, the American heroines are just as hot, but maaaaaaaan why'd the Germans have to get one too?
>>47374353>Man O' Metal>Colossus on fire wearing slacks>Just>On fire
>>47374402No offense, I get she is a nazi and all, so she is a villain in the grand scheme of things but can´t the germans have some nice things too?
>>47374446We're been pretty nice humanizing WW2 enemy supers. Burning Woman is in particular extremely sympathetic. Son of Siegfried is honorable, and probably had a relationship with Astrid before she was humbled by an Amazon and went into hiding.With her grand daughter taking up her name and teaming up with Bucket Head to find out about her history she could show up in a modern campaign just as hot as she was in the 40's.How's this for a plot hook: Ms Majesty tries to find Astrid, wanting to see if the legendary German Warrior is any good in a fight. Some heroes point her in the right direction wanting to see the ex-Nazi babe humbled and humiliated again, but her daughter thinks grandma has been humbled enough and wants to take down Ms Majesty before she fights her grandmother. The PCs have to choose a side, or stand aside and let the whole thing erupt in a glorious multi-generational catfight.Good idea?>>47374436Whatcha gonna do? Touch him?
>>47374554>We're been pretty nice humanizing WW2 enemy supersMakes you wonder what the Axis supervillains were like. Were they just criminals or rebels against evil regimes or what?
>>47374554>With her grand daughter taking up her nameI figured Astrid's daughter could be named Ingrid ("beautiful goddess"), just so she can stand separate from her grandmother.What would Ingrid be looking for, exactly? Where the gear came from? Where her powers came from?
>>47374730An Axis "supervillain" would just be an Allied "superhero," and vice versa. That aside, anyone the Axis deemed a villain would probably be those who tried to bring down the Axis.
>>47373708>Extrahuman's peopleI wouldn't be opposed to building on them, but as things are now I'm content with just leaving them unknown and unexplored as just an extension of the gag portion of Gary Gray's character, keeping the details of his people and his nature as one of them an irrelevant mystery to all but himself and Ms. Cryptic.But if you really want to go into more detail on them, I'd be on board.
>>47374989He's a stereotypical Grey alien. You don't need to go much farther than that. Overexplaining a joke kills the joke.
>>47374107RELATIONSHIPSJake maintains good relationships with his fellow competitors and the men that work for his company DAVIS GARAGES, especially one of his top engineers named George Striker which unknown to Davis works as engineer for the BROWN RECLUSE souping up his car. But around the more powerful members of the Statesmen he can act awkward, not wanting to get in the way of anything important they might be doing or discussing. He could be a good ally of PELE as they share the same views on making the Statesmen more active but he actively avoids her ever sense she pointed to him as an example of "people that shouldn't be on super-teams". He's determined to prove her estimation of him wrong.But Jake has managed to soften up around some of the non-powered members. At first all he could do was stammer in the presence of Captain Justice but now Noah trains him in hand to hand combat so he can defend himself if he is ever attacked without his car (he tried asking Mountain Lion for lessons first. She floored him in one punch and called that her lesson). He's developed a friendship with PITT FIGHTER as they bonded over being involved in Super Sports and the two of them along with RAZORBACK and ERIC THE RED try to get together every Friday night to watch sports from traditional football to super-sports broadcast live from Las Vegas and Tokyo. He's become a fan of Super MMA competitor MEOWING MIDORI and any fighter from the RED DEVIL family.Ever sense the "Immortal Race" incident (see Ghost O Jarone's write up) in which he, GHOST O JARONE and THE BROWN RECLUSE engaged in a heated chase with the ghost of prohibition era super hood THE IMMORTAL he's been in a sort of informal sub-team. "The Hell Riders" as O Jarone calls them get together to have drinks (or in Ghost's case pretend to drink) and talk about fast cars and listen to O Jaron share stories about the 1920's.
>>47375050Greys should be like the unicorns of the Cape World cosmos. Even the wide-ranging Hueman Empire thinks that they're just a myth.How about Gary having a group of younger brothers that go around in a UFO abducting people and tipping cows for shits and giggles, sometimes getting in trouble and needing Ms Cryptic and Gary to bail them out?GARY BRO HELP US! WE'VE BEEN KIDNAPPED BY RED NECKS WITH SHOTGUNS AND THEY WANT US TO TAKE THEM TO OUR LEADER!
>>47375105That sounds pretty great. Cryptic would get a kick out of seeing real live gray aliens in action-until their antics started interrupting her normal human dates with Gary. And the grays would be fascinated with such a unique metahuman specimen as Miss Cryptic.Yo, bro, you probed that yet?
>>47374730>Axis supervilliansWe have Count Eclipse the fake solar powered vampire that worked as a resistance fighter. He would doubtless be considered a criminal terrorist to be caught and killed.An interesting idea for a game would to be play as the WW2 Japanese or German capes, but have them struggle to find and put down something like a super powered serial killer, something "worse" than they.>>47374760She looks for the gear until she finds an Amazon has it, beats her and takes it back. Then she's trying to find where Grandma got her powers from with the help of Bucket Head who becomes her boyfriend, charming her with his pluck and interest in uncovering history.
Can someone help me figure out how the heck Wild Talents builds powers? My GM is starting a game soon and I'm working on my character but I'm lost here. I feel like a couple of pages are missing or something.
>>47375246One brother is a lazy slacker who trips out and plays video games all day. Considers himself an artist and uses crop circles to "express himself".One is a hot-head that pictures himself as a un-and-coming space emperor.One is a nerdy space engineer that wants to pick up human women.Gary is the older mature one and the rest consider him "their leader".
>>47375066How Jake gets along with the PCs depends on how prestigious they are. The more prestigious they are the more likely he'll be flabbergasted the meet them. That being said he's capable of befriending them with time just as he befriended CAPTAIN JUSTICE. Jake will want to help the PCs and will volunteer to assist them whatever their mission might be. Don't let the PCs feel as if you're trying to force an NPC on their team though. Have it clear that politely declining Jake's help IS an option and he wont' be offended if they do. An interesting option will be to have Jake's role simply be to drive the PCs where they need to go. Not all PC teams think about transporation, and if they lack a ride here comes THE HOSSIER. The CROSSROADER is surprisingly spacious and comfortable on the inside. It even has a drink dispenser, and Jake will love to hear about about the players and what they do. Think of Jake in this role as a friendly taxi driver. He can provide a way for players to quickly introduce and flesh out their characters by having them talk to Jake at the start of a game while he transports the PC team to the action.DIRECTIONJack wants to prove himself as a super-hero. The PCs can help train him up to prove Pele wrong, or they might console him after his first mission proves disastrous. If a PC is particularly new they might in look up HIM as a plot twist which would really make Jake's day.1. The Unity World RaceThe Unity World Race is about to begin again this year and Jake is nervous. On one hand he wants to compete and defend his title as his league's champion. But on the other he doesn't want to be seen as putting his racing career ahead of what he sees as his Statesmen duties.The PCs can either encourage Jake to compete and cheer him on or encourage him to skip out this year to make a point to Pele and other doubters. A PC might even offer to take Jake's place as a racer and receive special training from him to control the CROSSROADER.
>>47375268I feel like Libertas would try and do something about concentration camps.Captain Justice would feel obligated to fight with the troops in Europe.Pele would go on a rampage along Japan after Pearl Harbor.Blue Crab would be fighting Under Pressure (can we change that, song hasn't even been written yet.)Fishermen would be fighting along the Pacific Islands. Then magic happens.These good ideas?
>>47375983These sound like great ideas to me. I didn't even think about Pele and Pearl Harbor. That's a great bit of historical building. And it ties into her mystery theme. Is the modern Pele really the same one from WW2 or could she be the daughter of the first?Also, who won the inevitable goddess cat fight between Amaterasu and Pele and who got taken prisoner?Fishermen could be a really fun "Black Hawks" team just replace sky with water.Under pressure...well how does the name sound in Japanese?
>>47375268>something "worse" than they.just something I came up with in a few minutesa escapee from a concentration camp, GOLEM was a super who grew stronger and more earthlike as time when on, much like the golem of legend though he grew more and more insane as well in his quest for revenge against the axis.it eventually got to the point where both allied and axis supers had to kill him.
>>47376150Well, "water pressure" in Japanese is "Suiatsu" (kanji: 水圧). You could go with "Suiatsu Funanori" for Water Pressure Sailor, or "Suiatsu Heishi" for Water Pressure Soldier.
>>47376150After messing with it and smashing them into one word, then running it through Google, I get "Fuatsu". It sounds okay.Since Pele didn't anihilate Japan, we can assume it was a draw. The display was beautiful off the shore of the island they fought on, as sun fought earth, but in the end both goddesses walked away injured and reeling. Pele's wrath seemed sated, and Amaterasu disappeared shortly after. What happened on the newly dubbed Divine Barren? And why does it push any ships away?
>>47376573>Water Pressure Soldier.Totally a Golden Age name, I'll give that to you. Supported.
>>47376573Suiatsu heishi sounds pretty legit.>>47376520He could even survive the war and be like a German Godzilla, an uncomfortable reminder of their past.>>47376574It would be interesting for the two goddesses to meet up again in modern times. Would Pele and her still hold a grudge?I bet their powers created some sort of weird fire-earth goddess spawn. People get born that way all the time in mythology. A story hook for Peles write up could be about the pantheons fighting to claim this goddess when she awakens, but she wants to be a "modern" goddess apart from the old orders.
Pale dude going to post a file tonight?
>>47377186Weren't we still waiting on the OIympia project?
>>47375893Or a PC that has super speed and competes in a different league might offer to adopt the name CROSSROADS to honor him.The Unity World Race can be a fun, light-hearted episode. Its a race for everyone from light-speed traveling god lings to normal people. The PCs might enjoy entering and competing just for the fun of it. If the campaign has been heavy with plot and dire circumstances the Unity World Race might be a great "breather" episode showing the lighter, fun side of Cape World. Not everything dealing with super powers should be about beating people up. Super powers can be constructive and fun and the Unity World Race demonstrates this. It also provides a way to introduce PCs to the world of super-sports and the cape world theme of "powers can be apart of more than fights". Some PCs might even decide to take up professional super racing.That being said the World Unity Race can also be a stage for drama. Reputations and pride are on the line and some people are desperate to place in their league. A GM can consider throwing stock characters the PCs way such as a young up and coming super that wants desperately to win but is unable to beat the PC unless they let him, a Armstrong style cape that uses drugs to win, an arrogant competitor with many betting on him to take his league this year, and a cape that deploys devices and underhanded tactics to win. The race has in the past been the target for THE ROULETTE'S "games". One year they threatened to dynamite the headquarters of the last cape to place in their league. This year might be "graced" by their presence, or the PCs might find out about one of their plots in advance and rush to stop it before the race starts, wondering if they shouldn't sound the alarm and risk ruining or cancelling the race or alert only a few trusted capes and work to take the Roulette down silently.2. Ghost DerbyThe IMMORTAL is back from Hell, and this time he's brought along a new trick.
>>47377423He's found that he's able to multiply himself, and that each copy is able to possess and control a vehicle. His ghostly host of double and himself have manifested on DAVIS GARAGES and possessed several of the super-machines housed there including prototypes, rides belonging to prominent super-heroes, and HOOSIER'S first two CROSSROADERS.The mad racer is no longer lonely on the road. Now he can race against himself, and he's never been happier.This sounds like a job for THE HELL RAISERS, but the Recluse can't be reached and as much as Ghost would love to bust the Immortal again for the Boss he's busy "collecting" some choice bounties for the boss and business must come before pleasure.This means HOOSIER must turn to the PCs for help. The new IMMORTAL DERBY didn't take all the cars. HOOSIER still has his CROSSROADER, and PCs can ride shotgun with him and add their powers to his car's weaponry. He also has a few spare super-cars lying around that other PCs can use. The scenario may even provide a player the opportunity to introduce a character, say, a test pilot for DAVIS GARAGES that gets recruited to pilot a super car and capture the possessed cars. It's a pretty good way to make a name for oneself as a super-car themed super-hero.The GM should be warned though. Some players may be thrilled by the prospect of playing "super wacky racers" with ghosts, but others may feel that they're being forced into a scenario where they can't make the most out of their cool powers. A guy with super strength isn't of much use in this scenario. But the GM can add complications to the scenario to allow "non-drivers" an active role.The possession of the DAVIS GARAGES cars seems uncharacteristically cunning of IMMORTAL. And where did he learn to clone himself? His actions speak to a higher intellect involved, and those that aren't involved in the chase can stay behind and investigate for clues.
>>47377777Well shit I have to read all this now.
>>47377777Consider rewarding bonus XP for every car the PCs manage to stop without destroying. A lot of the cars stolen either belong to clients, are important to the company's research, or hold great sentimental value to Jake. So while stopping the IMMORTAL DERBY before their mad race reaches populated areas take priority Jake will be very, very, very greatful if the PCs can avoid wrecking his stuff.IMPACTJake if of low to middling impact. Within the super hero scene he has little influence, but he's a super-sports star in his fields and a genius engineer whose company has contracts with PHOENIX. He has a considerable pool of wealth and resources and his engineering designs have helped saved lives by making this generation of PHOENIX rescue and response vehicles superior to the last and have helped further the super-car sports that he loves.>>47377798I hope you enjoy my writing anon. I'm aiming to get all 50 statesmen done. Any questions, comments, or criticism about the write ups will be greatly appreciated.The quints are with me. I hope this thread is as well!Well, that's 3 down and 47 (48 counting DC) to go! I'm thinking about assigning everyone an IMPACT score based on how much they matter in the grand scheme of things. It's not really a power level, but more to give the GM and players an idea of where the character stands in relation to other capes.So Mountain Lion would be a 1, Captain Justice would be a 2, and Hoosier would be a 3.Good idea? Bad idea?Also, I'm trying to get the non-powered characters out of the way first. So who would you like to see written up next? BLUE CRAB, THE BROWN RECLUSE, or PITT FIGHTER?
>>47378075Crossroads seemed good, and I like this rating system of impact rather than power level, makes more sense and seem like it will cause as many arguments.I'd be interested in reading write ups for any of those three characters.
If Germany had flamboyant capes during WW2 I wonder what Italy's were like?Pic is not an edit. Its from real life. Its the headquarters of the Fascist party of Italy. The face is Mussolini and it looks like something straight out of a comic book.
>>47378374I wonder if it was bulldozed and torn down.Or bombed.This feels like something that should be included in an art history book.
>>47378440I still can't believe its real. It's a big dictator head with YES YES YES written around it. It goes straight past Orwell and lands in Darkseid territory.
>>47378374finely suited men who would love to hear about how much Mussolini's building sucks if you could join them in the nice black van with no windows.
>>47379306>>47378374>>47378440Futurism was such a cool movement. Its a shame it was so tied up with fascism sense the beginning. I like how it embraced speed, technology, cities, and industry. It was like Romanticism's weird sister. It had the same high energy and emotion but instead of nature it loved technology.WW2 Italy should have a weird Futurist themed cape, a cape that believes in progress at all costs. The strong must destroy the weak. Libraries and books are useless. Speed and immediacy are his gods.Pic related is how he looks. He's a self-proclaimed "new god", a god of modernity. Electricity is his blood. Metal is his heart. Science is his mind. Growth, at any cost, is his soul.He calls himself "Domani" meaning "tomorrow". But several Allies believe he isn't a new god at all but instead an old one mascarading as a new one to win followers for fascism:Moloch, god of sacrifice and exploitation.Il Duce likes Domani. He's a powerful god that produces resources for his war machine and can eat enemy cities to grow stronger. But Il Duce underestimates his control over Domani. Domani believes in progress at any cost. Any cost. And Italy may very well be a means to an end for him...So Domani. Good idea, or is he a little too weird?
>>47358480I am new to /shg/ and what is Cape World?
>>47379599Cape World is the worldbuilding project undertaken by the general over the past several threads. It's essentially Earth as we know it, growing up with supers. It's generated a lot of traction in the threads.
>>47374062Candy King• Alias: Hiro Watanabe• Nationality: Japanese• Equipment: Candy Cane of Control, endless supply of mindless “gumi” minions.• Powers and Abilities: Trained martial artist.• Motives: Leader of the Candy Court super-crime ring. Perpetrates Candy themed crimes and encouraging children to make unhealthy choices. Dreams of establishing a candy kingdom. Note that all the member of the Candy Court may join together to form giant candy mech.Nougat Knight• Alias: Ken Masumoto• Nationality: Japanese• Equipment: Licorice Lance and Sugar Shield, Pochi pikes.• Powers and Abilities: Trained martial artist.• Motives: Candy themed crimes and encouraging children to make unhealthy choices. Intensely loyal to the Candy King and seeks to prove his martial prowess and twisted sense of honor in pitched combat.Donut Duke• Alias: Shiro Kamakura• Nationality: Japanese• Equipment: Protective gear.• Powers and Abilities: Trained martial artist, can summon energy rings to slice or entrap foes, or for personal flight.• Motives: Candy themed crimes and encouraging children to make unhealthy choices. Constantly seeking to usurp the Candy King.Jujube Jack• Alias: Mako Watanabe• Nationality: Japanese• Equipment: Utility purse with stash of utility jujubes. These range in effect from bombs and entrapment devices to powerful acids and other chemicals.• Powers and Abilities: Trained martial artist.• Motives: Candy themed crimes and encouraging children to make unhealthy choices. Has become to disillusioned with the Court and rumors persist that she may be attempting to find employment with alternate criminal cabals.
>>47378374Having way too much trouble fighting Ethiopians?
>>47379642Brownie Baron• Alias: Hideo Jakami• Nationality: Japanese• Equipment: Protective gear.• Powers and Abilities: Strength increases proportionately to glucose levels, achieving super-human levels. • Motives: Candy themed crimes and encouraging children to make unhealthy choices, interested in impressing Jujube Jack, likely hopes the two of them will run the court one day, but she rebuffs him.• Killed by Purple Eggplant at the last stand bar in West Palm Beach, FloridaCount Glockula• Alias: Douglas de Pew• Nationality: United States of America• Equipment: Multiple customized fire arms.• Powers and Abilities: Vampire complete with all inherent vampire strengths and weaknesses including super-strength and reflexes, limited shapeshifting, flight, enhanced sense, UV vulnerability and the like. Skilled marksman• Motives: Expanding undead domain, get rich quick schemes.Fund Razor• Alias: Alex Durgens• Nationality: British• Equipment: Stylish suit, overcoat or domino mask.• Powers and Abilities: Tech know-how, can turn currency into weapons.• Motives: Get rich quick from the ‘fat cats.’Warhog• Alias: New Boer States• Nationality: Jean-Paul de Monstrato• Equipment: • Powers and Abilities: CRISPR’d Wart Hog DNA into his system. Possesses enhanced strength, toughness, size and “razor back” quill-launcher, as well as large tusks.• Motives: prove he and his nation are the strongest and mightier than all “Western Devils.”
>>47379658Spasm• Alias: Earl Dukes• Nationality: American• Equipment: none.• Powers and Abilities: ex-athlete, able to reknit muscle and bone as he needs, preferring Super-strength, quill-like bone-spurs and thorny-tendons.• Motives: Super-Muscle for hire.Fr33b00t3r• Alias: unknown• Nationality: South Korean? (best hypothesis from cyber-forensics)• Equipment: Remotely controls an array of robotic, “pirate themed” shells. • Powers and Abilities: Perhaps the best hacker on earth, robotic shells are built with an array of tools including power-cutlass, laser-pistol, and the occasional jetpack, taser, gravitron manipulators and the like.• Motives: Anarchist who takes great pleasure in proving his(?) skills and sticking it to “the man.”Doctor Stratos• Alias: David Winters• Nationality: British• Equipment: An ok suit.• Powers and Abilities: Weather-control mutation.• Motives: Yearns for more fame and money than a small town weatherman could earn. Frequently works with Remora Amoure.Gorilla Warfare• Alias: Ahoo-hoo AH HmHm• Nationality: Banana Republic• Equipment: Advanced Gorilla weapons, jaunty beret.• Powers and Abilities: Normal, every day hyper-intelligent gorilla solider, with insurgent training• Motives: Has score settle with American Justice, and by extension, America. Wants to free his country from his fathers’ monarchy, which America has propped up.• Budding
>>47379643>Trouble fighting EthiopiansWith a walking nightmare-city one has to wonder what Ethiopians fielded as a counter. Some sort of nature hero?It may be the reason why Ethiopia was such a thorn in Italy's side. Nothing for Domani to eat. But Mussolini wouldn't pull Domani away because damn it, he's not about to have his power player retreat from a bunch of spear chuckers.
>>47379691Mako Wish• Alias: Tony Croc• Nationality: Australian• Equipment: Bathing suit, surf board• Powers and Abilities: Super-strength, gills, rapid healing, elemental water control, tough skin with denticles.• Motives: Extreme sports career was ruined by accidentally wishing to be a shark at an aboriginal dream time shrine. Commits crimes to fund a cure, occasionally consumes his victims.Remora Amore• Alias: Mike Mathers • Nationality: British• Equipment: expensive suit.• Powers and Abilities: Mind control when voice is transmitted through radio-waves. Has cultivated some technological skills.• Motives: desires to amass wealth and followers. Frequently works with Doctor Stratos.Stag-mata• Alias: Cormac McCormick • Nationality: Irish• Equipment: Robes.• Powers and Abilities: Super agile, powerful stag horns that can fire crowns of thorns.• Motives: Irish nationalist and staunch catholic, has taken to extremist measures to further conspiracy theorist goals. Not well liked within the super-villain community.Silver Specter• Alias: Unknown• Nationality: Unknown• Equipment: Advanced suit that allows him to turn invisible, fly, and phase through solid matter. This last effect can cause electronics to overload and fry.• Powers and Abilities: Prolific computer skills.• Motives: Anti-corporate terrorist and assassin for hire
>>47379642>>47379658What's the team name for the candy sentei? And whats the name of their mech?
>>47377186Nah, still out of town, heading back tonight so File 1 will be up Monday-Tuesday depending on how tired I am and how much design I think it needs.>>47379599I really need to get that intro done too. That should be done in the next week.
>>47379568Here I was thinking the futurist hero would be a speedster a la this statue.But that is really cool. I like that it sort of acts as a representative of the spiritual or magical that seeks to take advantage of WWII politics and situation to get power. Sort of speaks to greater threats in the world.
>>47379704 Italy pissing away its strength in an ill-judged and poorly organized African campaign would fit nicely. And for Ethiopia? The Lion of Judah. Dude turns into a giant fuck-off Lion and chews up Italians. Eventually brought down with poison gas.
>>47379691>Gorilla WarfareFuck that's too good to not draw.
>>47379905It would be pottery. Italy has one of the strongest supers in the form of Domani but they waste him putting him in a place with little industry from him to draw power on. But no one wants to withdraw him because do YOU want to suggest to Mussolini that his city-god RETREAT from ETHIOPIA?>>47379853A Futurist speedster like that could be a good guy from modern Italy. A guy that uses super speed to do crazy quantum contortion stuff to his body fits in with the post-humanity theme modern Cape Italy has going on.Maybe he's a "son" of Domani, his attempt to create his own modern pantheon with himself as the Zeus/Ra/Odin figure. But he rebelled, because his a far gentler and kinder vision of the future.He could almost be like a Silver Surfer figure. A noble guy trying to understand humanity from the outside who rebelled from his evil god-daddy.>>47379905Is it wrong that I want him to have a lion-girl daughter? Almost like that one Hellboy story about Hercules and the Nemean Lion's ghost-daughter thing.>>47379847Take your time dude.
>>47380050A daughter is not a bad idea. Consider that the female lions tend to be the clever hunters of the group, whereas the males are the brute force. Also killing anyone with poison gas in the WWII era was considered a major no-no. She could probably find asylum/training in several allied (or soviet) states out of strategically appropriate sympathy. Might even be a bit of a snafu if she's being trained up by the French when they get taken over, and she's turned into a Vichy puppet unknowing of the situation?
Getting close to finishing off the base coloring of the Generals pic. In other news I found an old superhero design from 4-5 years ago. Man how the times have changed. Or not. I can't tell.
>>47379791Candy Court. They're part of a PC's backstory, wiped out his old team>>47380046thanksAdmiral No-Zone• Alias: None• Nationality: None• Equipment: Mullet• Powers and Abilities: paragon-tier super strength, super-speed, flight and pollution powers including chemical fires, oil sprays, and the discharge of other toxic chemicals.• Motives: Summoned by the 5 Pollutioneers, his power-level si basedQueen Vespula• Alias: Veronica Vespasian• Nationality: Italian• Equipment: Wasp-themed, lightweight exo-suit harboring wings, wrist mounted-dart launching “stingers” and other wasp inspired tools. Legion of henchmen.• Powers and Abilities: High intellect.• Motives: Founding a wasp themed empire, increase personal wealth, prove to the university that her biomimicry (reverse engineering nature) tech was cutting edge.Germ-Man• Alias: Lars von Hackschrank• Nationality: German• Equipment: WWi-themed protective devices that also help conceal his ghastly appear. Storage devices for various biological and chemical weapons.• Powers and Abilities: Immunity to the effects of diseases but not the infections themselves. Control over disease and some form of enervating energy.• Motives: Establishing his own empire, reclaiming lost Prussian territories now controlled by France, Poland, and Russia.
>>47380216I like it! After the war she can go back to Africa and become a Queen ruling over a pride of sons and daughters, educating them at prestigious French universities and never forgetting her ties to the country. And because black girls with French accents that turn into catgirls is kind of hot
>>47380348>>47379791No idea what the mech is called. They're part of a player's backstory, just gimme a good mech name.Comrade Cold• Alias: Oskar Khazorovich• Nationality: Russian• Equipment: Screaming Lantern Skull stave and magical protective amulet.• Powers and Abilities : Skilled sorcerer who allegedly studied under Baba Yaga• Motives: Red Army deserter who has been cajoled back into serving the state by unknown means. De facto field commander of Russian super-team The October Guard. Unofficially the October Guard seeks to limit the power of NATO and thwart HAMMER.Mother Russia• Alias: None• Nationality: Russian• Equipment: paramilitary super-suit• Powers and Abilities: Paragon-tier super-strength. Endurance, speed and flight. Also possesses frigid super-breath and 300 years of military experience.• Motives: Possible ur-Russian spirit or Russia elemental. Leader of the October Guard, the Russian national super-team that unofficially seeks to thwart NATO whenever possible.Red Armory• Alias: Ivan Grozhnik • Nationality: Russian• Equipment: Entombed in 12-foot amnio-mech, loaded with nearly every conceivable weapon.• Powers and Abilities: 70+ years of engineering and military experience.• Motives: Old, loyal soldier and founding member of the Russian super-team The October Guard. Unofficially, the team Lone Wolf• Alias: unknown• Nationality: Russian• Equipment: Advanced cloaking-suit, utility belt, signature wrist-mounted dart launchers.• Powers and Abilities: Arguably the most successful spy of the 20th century. Incredibly adept at all forms of subterfuge and espionage.• Motives: Unknown, few confirmed appearances in public have been with the October Guard, the Russian national super-team that thwarts NATO and HAMMER whenever possible.
>>47380317Write-up guy here. Could you please do a sketch of the Blue Crab sub in action? I just want to get a good idea of how it looks moving in my mind.
>>47380357If that's the case, she'd have to go with the Free French, working out of Casablanca and other remote areas fighting the apparently losing battles throughout Africa. During those times, they certainly could use the help. I don't doubt the French would not forget her aid in their hour of need long after they forgot the help of all the other allies. (about a week after retaking Paris)
>>47380385GINGERIZERA giant gingerbread themed mech with a candy cane sword, frosting blasters, and deadly gumdrop button missiles.
>>47379568I really like that idea. Especially the Moloch twist.
>>47380390Here's a quick sketch. This work for you?
>>473803174-5 years ago and still providing waifu material.
>>47380875Thanks anon. I'll have to redraw her proper and see if she can fit into the Capeworld. Or just redraw her just to show her off. She was stupidly cute.
>>47380819I completely forgot Stingray was a thing.
BLUE CRABORIGINDuring WW2 the American navy in the Pacific theater was menaced by a Imperial cape named Suisatsu Heishi, or Water Pressure Soldier in English who could increase and decrease atmospheric pressure. But the navy simply called him Saboteur X. The only thing known about Saboteur X was that he was able to destroy American vessels and installations from a distance by crushing them like tin cans. The exact method through which he accomplished this was unknown, but examination of the wreckage revealed signs that a young navy engineer named Truman "T" Rawlings found consistent with bulkhead damage sustained by deep sea submersibles that dived below their limits. Rawlings was sure that somehow Saboteur X was using pressure itself to destroy American units, and put all his knowledge and will behind creating a vessel that would be safe at any pressure.He created a "dynamic pressure craft", the first of its kind. It was able to adjust the pressure inside the hull and outside the hull through super science, shedding off excess pressure in "shock waves" that traveled out of the craft and into the water. It wouldn't matter if Saboteur X altered the pressure inside or out of the craft. His power would be useless against it. To capture Saboteur X Rawlings gave the craft two claws mighty enough to retrain him but gentle enough to keep him alive. Because of these claws and the smooth shape of its hull he dubbed the craft THE BLUE CRAB.Piloting the craft he began to guard supply shipment lanes plagued by Saboteur X and eventually encountered him. Saboteur X has no idea what to do when his powers seemingly failed him and was taken captive by Rawlings.Rawlings became an American hero, and after the war ended he didn't rest on his laurels. He guarded America's coasts from cold war saboteurs and spies and monstrous threats that crossed over from the mystic archipelago. He even traveled to Japan to assist in the earliest Kaiju attacks.
>>47380954She IS cute! What's her name and story stuff? I think there's room in Cape World for her. Also would you mind another request or two tonight?
Skunk+ Alias: Maxine Von Brandenburg+ Powers: Telemechanics, the ability to remotely force mechanical devices to function or cease functioning regardless of external controls.+ History: Daughter of a dubiously innocent German scientist brought over by the Americans after the war. A failed private project killed her father and embedded some shrapnel in the back of her head, leaving a distinct white streak down the back of her black hair. Said material is also the source of her powers.Digit+ Alias: Colin Malino+ Powers: Ability to 'see' into the communication spectrum of waves and comprehend the data present.+ History: Youth born into a house of isolated technophilic parents and filled to bursting with all manner of gadgets and devices that were kept in use at all times of the day. Interest+ Alias: Peter Tavistock+ Powers: Ability to process complicated math at a phenominal rate and make accurate projections on likely results of actions.+ History: A wildly successful investor eventually prohibited from trading due to unfair advantage. Operates as strategic assistance.
>>47377251Yeah , Olympia is me. I've had a rough, long couple days. I'm still gonna do it.
>>47381123In all the years up to the modern time he has used the same BLUE CRAB, simply upgrading and improving on it every year, giving it legs that could extend from the craft and anchor it to the ocean floor or allow it to operate on land, imaging drones that launched from the craft to scout the surrounding waters, and a weapon based on the pistol shrimp loaded into both claws that Rawling's dynamic pressure system to generate a bubble of crushing pressure.Rawlings was the obvious choice to be Maryland's representative on the first incarnation of the STATESMEN, and has been Maryland's representative ever sense. Originally the Blue Crab was simply the name of the sub, but he adopted the name for his super-hero handle. As he explained "Blue Crab is the sub, the legacy, and in short the man." But although his tireless fight to protect America's waters made him one of America's most beloved heroes his peaceful and scientific accomplishments made him a hero to the entire world. His dynamic pressure system was a boon to the space and dimension exploration of the post WW2 Earth. Space Suits and Space Stations to this day still use his technology, and the DPS was one of several super-science inventions that went into the creation of ARGO'S "reality suits" used for exploring all environments inside outside the multiverse. On the modern Statesmen BLUE CRAB works with his own sub-team THE COAST GUARDIANS taking on aquatic based missions. His teammates WAVERACER, MADAM DELPHINE, and FISHER-GIRL are all hormonal young people in the middle of a love triangle and he's alternatively amused and exasperated by their antics. Sometimes they make him feel young again, sometimes they make him feel as old as he is. But he loves the kids dearly.BLUE CRAB harbors a secret. Cape World's advance medical treatments have kept his generation alive, but there's nothing like an elixer of life yet. Age is catching up to him and his health is failing...
An idea that I had for some capeshit. Josef Mengele was already a comic book tier villain in real life but he performed a lot fucked up experiments on twins. But he managed to get away and the was South American town that was filled with an ungodly amount of twins with blonde hair blue eyes despite ya know being South America. Josef Mengele visited that place a few times under different aliases. While the real life explanation was disappointing, I feel like it has some potential for something ridiculous
>>47380406I dig it
>>47379568I had a thought. Domani/Moloch probably won't survive the war; it's kind of hard for a city-god to go into hiding. But what do you use to kill a city-god? Sure, there's the option of having a bunch of superheroes do violent and arcane superhero things to it, but I prefer the option of a city-killer. A nuke. So, somewhere in Italy, there's a vast and sprawling heap of slightly radioactive ruins, made of strange and bizarre alloys and humming with residual god-magic. Strange geometries and shadows in the shape of people burned into the walls, despite the fact that the god-city had no true population. Off and on, people have been trying to exploit it. There's a vast wealth of material both mundane and arcane in those twisted girders and stagnant pools of blood; everyone from the post-humanists to the darkest magicians will pay well for the pieces of a futurist god. It's a dangerous job, of course. It's not very radioactive... but it's far more radioactive than it should be, after seventy years in the wind and rain. A couple of years working the salvage crews won't kill you... immediately. Ten or twenty years down the line, however. The work crews, the one who actually go in and haul stuff out, are therefore comprised of the poor and the desperate, who will take any job they can get for any sort of paycheck. Just a couple of years, they tell themselves. Just long enough to get a new start somewhere else. Many of them never leave, dying of cancer or being crushed by a collapsing building-organ. The conditions are horrible, but strip-mining the corpse of a god of exploitation carries certain consequences. And with every impoverished, cancerous worker who dies on Domani's ruined vein-streets for the profit of distant masters, a little spark in the still-untouched core of the city grows a little brighter. Thoughts? A good ultimate fate/future plot hook, or would something else work better?
>>47381138Yeah I can do a couple of requests tonight. I might have to start normalizing my sleep schedule so we'll see how many. Okay so 5 year old info dump incoming.Tesla AKA Nicole Addyson.Precocious youngster who falls into an experimental "Perpetual Energy" prototype suit while on tour for a potential summer internship at Albright Innovations Limited (Formerly "Probably not A Bad Guy Morally Ambiguous LLC").The suit acts as a super insulator for a potential infinite energy source, and as such discharges electricity. With this suit on she can shoot lightning bolts resist electricity and do a lot of other cool electric things! Unfortunately with the suit on she is on the run from not just Albright, but other forces that want the perpetual energy tech... that she barely understands.So she does superheroics to balance out the not-so-legal bit of her having "kinda technically" stole the suit. Supplementing the lack of cool stuff like jetboots and flying with a Grappling hook she ordered off the internet. the suit has flight functionality, its just she didn't know about any of it.For a while she also had the suit stuck to her. Not because of any Symbiote nefariousness. Just because the helmet was two sizes too small. Eventually managed to squeeze her head out (and discover some poor dental damage from having her head rattle around from blows to it). So now she can take it off, and assume a cool super secret identity Part time instead of full time.Losing the helmet though means there's less insulation and she risks getting electrocuted. A lot of this story came from fresh out of highschool MMO roleplaying (Champions Online) so i know its not exactly shakespeare. What could be changed about this story to fit into cape world? should she have or not have a helmet? I can see her fitting in with a "Teen Titans" esque cape group of youngsters.
>>47381756How do you "fall into" a suit of prototype powered armor? And why did nobody make her give it back?
>>47381482And Rawlings doesn't know if he should tell anyone about it or not...He's an expert in marine science. When he isn't fighting sea monsters hes studying them, and he sometimes studies them WHILE he fights them. He's responsible for RAWLINGS REEF, an artificial atoll and preserve for specimens from the Mystic Archipelago. He's explored HOLLOW EARTH through volcanic vents with the first incarnation of ARGO created by members of the Fishermen after their journey to Thule. He's done work and research at DR GLACIER'S enormous ICE AQUARIUM seeing how different aquatic ecosystems kept side by side through Dr Blizzards control of temperature and his DPS's pressure magic interact and evolve when mixed and blended together.He's a scientist, a hero, a builder, a thinker, and a father figure. He's THE BLUE CRAB.POWERS AND ABILITIESRawlings is a capable sea dog, a genius engineer, an effective team leader, an experianced hero, and an expert on marine life. But he has no super powers of his own. He uses a submersible mech of his own design that shares the name BLUE CRAB with. Although the sub was made in WW2 he's kept it up through the years through constant upgrades. And as he's upgraded it he's grown as its pilot. He's as comfortable manipulating the Blue Crab as other people are manipulating their arms and legs.There are many "blue crab" vehicles used by navies, scientists, and explorers worldwide. But there is only one BLUE CRAB that combines bleeding edge equipment with years of practical experience.The Blue Crab's principal gimmick is its Dynamic Pressure System or DPS. It allows him to keep the sub safe at any pressure. It uses super-science to control pressure itself. Unlike real world subs BLUE CRAB doesn't have to worry about the bends or rising or sinking too fast. Excess pressure can be vented through the armor and into the surrounding air or water which makes the sub extremely effective against enemies that use sonics or vibration weapons.
>>47381786Like I said... Not exactly shakespeare. Perhaps it was more like... >See Don't Touch Sign>Willfully ignore it and try out the cool thing.>Cool thing is very cool.>Uh oh you can't take it off. >In trouble. And perhaps people have tried to make her give it back. Albeit forcefully. and perhaps she is a terrible person who wants to go on dangerous adventures? and as such she won't give it up.
>>47381652Isn't that Boys from Brazil just with Aryans instead of Hitlers?
>>47381692>Slave Kamahla Oh man...why is this turning me on?
>>47381846How young is she supposed to be? There's a significant difference between a nineteen-year-old, a fifteen-year-old, and a ten-year-old deciding to- let's not mince words here- committing an absolute shitload of felonies by stealing a suit of powered armor and then running around punching people with it.
>>47380317>>47381756Neat character. I especially like stuff like "flying capabilities she just doesn't know about" and being bound to the suit for mundane reasons; the helmet is too small.As for how to fit it into Cape World, I think it already could. You wouldn't have to change anything, but if you wanted to more firmly establish her place, you could go into more detail with some things.I'm thinking the suit be somehow connected to Spanish super armor. Either the company that built it is Spanish or it was built by a rival power armor company outside of Spain. Even if it's just a bit of flavor, background info; you could have the nationality and origin of the suit be whatever you want but also include that it is based off Spanish designs or meant to compete with Spain.If I remember correctly, Spain is the number one power armor source in the world. Connecting the suit to that somehow just seems the most obvious and easy way to firmly root this character in Cape World.Not necessarily linked to Cape World, but another tweak you could add to the origin is to have the suit itself to be somehow illegal. The company she stole it from was using it for villainous shit, it was made from parts that are illegal, or they stole designs from another company. If you go with the latter then you could link it to Cape World and have them be stolen Spanish designs. By making the suit itself illegal, that could help explain why the company is going after her to get the suit back themselves rather than go public with their issue with this new superhero.
Posted this in a Boku no Hero Acadameia thread in /co/, but I think it might get more constructive help/criticism here. I'm world building a /tg/ project I'd like to turn into a /co/ project. Here is the premise of the setting:-In 1930 people began giving birth to babies possessing superpowers: they were considered the "lost" generation though as many babies didn't survive the initial due to many of the powers and abilities being so diverse, dysfunctional and chaotic. -1933-1956 is roughly the period of "cliche golden age to silver age comic book theatrics." -It wasn't until the 1960's that superpowered births began to finally peek and normalize with trends and consistency generally settling in. -1960's-1990 was the period spent "assimilating and the normalizing" super-powered people into modern societies.-The present day is 2016 and 86% of the world has some sort of super power either via natural birth, environmental osmosis or activated through gene therapy.And with that said I'm having a hard time deviating it from BOKU NO HERO ACADAMIA other than it taking place in Canada as opposed to >Japan< I guess I'm just at a loss to what to "do" with it comic wise: I'm leaning towards just exploring normal or mundane life in a SUPER WORLD through the eyes and experiences of a few "average people" and just go from there?? Help me out /tg/ I need "plot".
>>47381756>requests I'd like to see Dancante. Maybe Dancante fighting Virginia Dare in a friendly bout to the submission....I gots to get my lewds...On a more somber note, some of the Axis capes we've brainstormed like Son of Siegfried and Burning Woman.Tesla sounds like she has some potential. The suit reminds me of the talk of ARGO and its "reality suits" what with it being insulated to withstand infinite energy and everything.I don't think we have any kind of Teen Titans...Blue Crab's kids are probably the close we have right now, that and the "Ghibli" team from Japan.
>>47381909Fair enough.I never really intended her to be particularly well adjusted in the first place.I pictured her 18-19 at the time of making. Approaching maturity in much the same way someone approaches a bengal tiger. Which is to say running. Away. Very swiftly in the opposite direction. Her realizing "Holy crap what I'm doing is stupid and dangerous" was part of her arc.
>>47381909>shitload of feloniesHave it be a suit made by Marin Dundo from the Brown Recluse writeup partnered with nefarious Spaniards. In other words its Kingpin-Hydra armor but they're loathe to send someone after her because they don't want to admit they lost the suit to a teenage girl. Heads will roll.>>47381935>>47381942We can combine these suggestions for Tesla. Its' a prototype reality suit created by a cabal of international criminals modeled after the ones ARGO uses. They want to "backdoor" into the multiverse and loot the shit out of worlds that don't have superhuman protectors.>>47381938Ever read Astro City? Draw inspiration from that. It sounds a lot like what you want to do.
>>47381942>>I'd like to see Dancante. Maybe Dancante fighting Virginia Dare in a friendly bout to the submission....I gots to get my lewds...She's basically Christie Monteiro from Tekken with some swirly full-body tattoo-looking things and a few extra feathers on her getup.
>>47381981Here's a thought: what if part of her arc is being initially labeled a supervillian because of the whole "stole a suit of powered armor" thing, and her trying to convince the world no really she's a superhero- further complicated by the fact that she gets into fights with most of the heroes she meets because they keep trying to take down the 'dangerous supervillian'?
>>47381935I like those ideas. Her felonies being shielded by the sheer amount of felonies the company that made the suit has committed.>>47382011The tie in to the Brown Recluse's nemesis is actually pretty on point since by necessity of the game, her hometown was Detroit thanks to having been made in champions online. >>47382064I can see that. Plus it could be a nice scenario for the "Capeworld" adventure suggestions.>a mysterious super criminal stole a suit that generates electricity and is terrorizing the town.>No she didn't, and no she doesn't.>I mean I guess he did steal it.>But she's not terrorizing nobody!>There's something fishy about this. Investigate the holding company.
>>47382164>She was already in Detroit five years agoH Y P E R S I G I L S>>47382164>>47382064This sounds like a great little adventure. The PCs might even help Tesla realize she's in too deep and take her under their wing as a sidekick and help her mature a little.
>>47382210It would be a nice starter adventure. And the mooks responsible for losing the suit probably don't want to tell Mr. Dundo about it, so they're hoping the heroes will take down Tesla and then take the armor back through the police lock up by using police officers in their pocket.When that doesn't work out they start hiring super villian muscle to go after Tesla, and even though its no one too high level (because they don't want the story leaking throughout the underworld) its enough to scare Tesla into realizing this is not a game.Third part of the campaign is the heroes trying to help Tesla come into her own as a super heroine while Dundo finally finds out and hires the best assassins his money can by to get the suit back.Speaking of villian muscle we don't have much of that in Cape World yet. We need to start brainstorming goombahs. The Shockers and Electros of Cape World.
>>47381981>>47382064>>47382164What could be interesting is combining the ideas. If the company making the suit is just as crazy illegal as her stealing the suit, then you've got a solid build for a continuous plot of them sending more and more tougher and tougher guys to try and get it back. Bit of a classic, bad guy of the week setup. But that plot is static, and leads nowhere other than just more of the same conflict.With that plot going on, other than just sending more grunts after her, the company's hands are tied, leaving the ball in Tesla's court. As she grows as a hero and a person, recognizes her mistakes and maybe tackles that "running away from maturity like it's a bengal tiger" thing, she decides to take responsibility. How exactly she does this and how it goes could depend on a lot of things. She could try to vilify the company while playing up her heroic contributions in the armor, she could take full responsibility for her actions and turn herself in, or, if things go really bad, she could be labeled a supervillain. It could also make for a neat way to branch the story off in a campaign.
>>47382331Come to think of it The Brown Recluse and Martin Dundo are great characters for interacting with Tesla. Dundo is an evil industrialist Kingpin type whose jaded cynicism contrast to her immaturity. Brown Recluse, like Tesla, operates outside the law. But unlike Tesla he does it with a sense of responsibility and purpose. He could be a kind of mentor figure for her. Will she be old enough to drive the Brown Recluse's super car?
>>47381756Requesting Blue Cobalt going in for the kiss to Psinobi only to hit and a telekenitic. Psinobi rejects blue cobalt as politely as she can. The rest of the Generals are all there awkwardly
>>47382474I'm still not sure about Blue Cobalt making a lesbian pass at Psinobi.
Hey /shg/ I am currently planning an antagonist that can solidify shadows and use it as tendrils/tools/weapons, but I have this questions, what counts as a shadow? does a cloud covering the sun makes a giant shadow? what about night? I know this may not matter to the system but my autism acting up
>>47382505Well I am
>>47382300I suggest we start ambitious and at the height of our self-analytical pottery game by making some tragic villains of the caliber of 「THE WALL」I'm thinking a villain to Canadian werewolf be some wolfman. A normal human boy whose fate was omened to be a destiny extra-ordinary, he was abandoned in the Canadian forests for unknown reasons and raised by the wolves of their own. Not werewolves just wolves. But when the wolfboy grew into the wolfman he realized that the wolves were holding him back, and he now attempts to return to his human origins by robbing banks.With the proportional strength and speed of a fairly fit grown human man combined with all the proportional body hair of a man without knowledge of how to shave and the firm belief that anything less than a heavy winter coat of fur is weird, he unites a nation on the cusp of a civil war with their shared terror of him, not only terror of their highest security vaults falling prey to his lockpicking wolf paws possessing all the dexterity and opposable thumbs of human hands, but of what he represents, of the dark, primal, basic drive that is all that compels the otherwise empty shell that man becomes when without any human or technological or cultural contact, the wolfman's true threat is not as a villain but as a concept, a deep, instinctual truth that a little bit of wolfman is inside all of us, just waiting to be adopted by wolves, and that despite all the politics and heroes and civil wars, at the end of the day, Canada will always to the wolfman.He could also be naked because he wasn't raised around clothes. That could be like a funny gag.
>>47381753I think there's real potential here. God of fascism grows to become the god of dead fallout cities. He can reflect how peoples fears go from fascist takeovers to nuclear annihilation.
>>47382505>>47382584I feel like it works as a crush. I can only see her doing something that desperate or hoish if she thought she was going to die.
>>47381942 son of siegfried seems easy enough. Wagnerian actor outfit with the occasional swatstika or lightning bolt "S". perhaps his sword has some eagle imagery?
>>47382474Seconding this, please.>>47382576Does your game have any distinction between "shadows" and "darkness"? I'd always just think of "shadows" as being defined both by the actual definition, a dark area caused by a physical object being between a source of light and a surface, and the condition that it be noticeably darker than the area around it. Though that might lead to a bunch of other questions.Maybe you can have what counts as a shadow be something that grows? Low level shadow manipulation only works on shadows possessing no more than some amount of lumens; it has to be "this" dark, and as you level up that restriction loosens?
>>47382634I like it. He looks appropriately uncomfortable and uncertain.Do one of the Japanese capes next! Or you know, lewd wrestling, winner not important
>>47382011>Ever read Astro City? Draw inspiration from that. It sounds a lot like what you want to do.Powered through some Astro City- I have mixed feelings about it, but I don't dislike it.It's seems a little too "Grandiose" for what I have planned I'm also planning on enforcing 2 caveats for my setting:-No Magic.-No Aliens. -No Time Travel/Alternate universe/realities. Thank you though either way. Ironically enough other pieces of media I've been looking at are: -The Watchemen.-Common Grounds (Holy shit do I ever love Common Grounds: http://imgur.com/gallery/h2my0 )-The Incredibles. Bumping my post: >>47381938 Would still really appreciate any plot help.
>>47382300>The BankerRobert Banks was a happy banker at a successful bank. But bankrobbers kept showing up and stealing everything. Sure, the heroes usually caught them. Usually. But the bank's reputation of being at all secure soon died.Robert Banks got a new job at a new bank. But then the same thing happened and he had to get another job at another bank. Before long Robert Banks was actually a highly sought after bank employee in this strange new economy, both because of his ability to work well with all different sorts of banks, and his experience and frosty composure in the face of a bank robbery. In every bank robbery in which Robert Banks was the one being focused on, no one was hurt, business resumed as usual shortly afterward, and the thieves left satisfied with their service.But Robert Banks began to wonder if he could be doing more with his life than smile in the face of a gun and ask how he can help some thugs on this day. What was once a terrifying, adrenaline-fueled ordeal became ordinary for him. Ordinary enough that he knew exactly what to expect from a robbery, enough to notice when the bank robbers made mistakes, enough to correct their mistakes in his head, enough to plan a different bank robbery under different conditions for every different kind of security system in his head.Soon, Robert Banks had to leave yet another bank, but rather than work at a new one, he formed his own team of bank robbers, who had held him at gunpoint so often they were already practically familiar co-workers, and guided by Robert Banks' extensive experience and knowledge of various bank protocols and security systems, got to work terrorizing the bank robbing scene with unheard of efficiency, thoroughness, and polite professionalism.
>>47382794>The BankerShitty name I thought up before the concept and forgot to get rid of before posting. I'm thinking more of something combining synonyms for "Robber" and "Banks". Any suggestions?
>>47382788This anon >>47342326 had a similar setting, with about 80% of the human population having superpowers, but with a focus on these superpowered humans producing some product with their powers, and how a black market could spring up from that.Some way to get powers or some shadow of superpowers to the remaining normal 14% of humans might be a plot. You already said that gene therapy is an option, but I would assume that's pretty expensive.Make something like a drug, temporary and addictive and messy, that can give superpowers. If you want to get really dark with it combine it with the above idea and have the source of it be from superpowered humans.
>>47382831The Teller. Simple, reflective, to the point.
>>47382919I like it, thanks.
>>47382919I was going to suggest something like "inside man" but no, that's the bingo.
>>47382918>This anon >>47342326 had a similar setting,Heeeyyy! That's me! I was working on my setting that time to and wanted to ask people about those questions: I was curious about all the products and so forth people would be using, inventing, etc.. The Black Market info was really useful- I've never been good at writing villains. >You already said that gene therapy is an option, but I would assume that's pretty expensive.Yes! Some Countries actually enforce it or have it provided in their public healthcare system as a sort of eugenics program: Canada (which is where I'll be focusing the story) does the screenings during elementary school so if someone has a power they can get it activated, expressed and adapted to their bodies as soon as possible. A point of conflict I have planned is exploring the counter culture to it since some people obviously view it as "unethical forced evolution".>Make something like a drug, temporary and addictive and messy, that can give superpowers. If you want to get really dark with it combine it with the above idea and have the source of it be from superpowered humans.Yesss- Some of the other anons in the past thread were talking/suggesting illegal organ harvesting and so forth from people to transplant their abilities. I'm not trying to go 100% edgy, but the conflict suggestions help IMMENSELY, so thank you very much Anon.
>>47382300Virginia Daring, or any other coastal hero, villain.Swimmer went out swimming. Lifeguard was busy playing on their phone or counting their money or jewelry, and didn't warn swimmer when a shark's fin was racing toward them. Swimmer was attacked by shark, bit on their back, but when rushed to the hospital, it was found that it was a radioactive shark, and the wounds on their back miraculously, or was it villainously?, healed, but with the flesh of a shark, giving them a shark fin.The swimmer now takes their revenge on their neglectful lifeguard by roaming the coasts, scaring off beach-goers with their fin, and when they flee from what they think is a shark the swimmer rushes onto shore and steals all their shit.To make them less intentionally shitty and more of an actual character you could give additional shark features like gills or teeth.Anyone else have any low-tier villain ideas?
>>47382474Perhaps one day anon. In the meantime have cheesy pick up lines.
>>47383087I will settle. Though in the third image is she laughing or someone else laughing?
>>47383119She's laughing i think. Like... fake laughter as if she gets it.
>>47383033If organisations are okay, how about Minions Inc. An organisation that rends low level mooks to other ambitious supervillains under the conditions, that most of them return alive and a small cut of the profit?Mousetrap - A low on money exteminator, who went mad and built giant traps for pest control after being refused his pay due to supbar jobs one to many times.Butler Peskins - a butler, trained in martial arts resorting to crime to earn ends meet for his impoverished and equally criminal master.Gravity Boy - A young man wearing a cape with the ability to control a limited amount of gravity. His concetrations is often only good enough for levitation. He is still growing into his powers.All I´ve got for now. Maybe I´ll come up with something else later.
>>47375316If you're still after some help let me know what your power parameters and point budget are.
>>47381804>>47381482>>47381123I came up with the Blue Crab and this works for me. Makes him older than I imagined, but I'll chalk that up to super science.
>>47383033Virginia Daring is the type to wrestle around with a Shark Girl. She could be a sympathetic character that thinks shes a freak because of her shark features and is jealous of Virginia Daring's looks and popularity, even if Swimmer might actually be cute on her own. She doesn't steal stuff really to steal stuff. She does it to "claim" the beach from Virginia. I remember her write up mentioning a female Sandman she fights named Beach Babe and a fire spirit arsonist named Spitfire that's probably something like Magma. Ms Majesty probably wants to fight her as well.Virginia Daring's rouges gallery follow a uh, theme. But I figure most also follow a theme of wanting to beat Virginia because she's so popular and they want to be popular as well. Beach Babe is a bully who can't stand not being the strongest girl. Ms Majesty wants a challenge from the celebrity heroine. Spitfire wants people to notice her pretty fires, not Virginia's pretty face. Swimmer hates how popular Virginia is.
>>47383128She looks so angry with her fake laughter
>>47381942>I don't think we have any kind of Teen TitansI think Trinity and Viperstrike would make good fits for that type of team
>>47383181And I forget my pic like an idiot.Basically Spitfire. She likes to brag that she's hotter than Virginia Dare. She likes fire and likes watching it play. On her home spirit-plane fire ran free. It was one with the people. But here people keep it chained. No wonder they all seem so unhappy and passionless. Maybe she can put some passion back into their lives by letting the fire out to play and throwing on entertaining wrestling matches with Virginia Daring.Does she work as a bad girl? I don't see her as truly evil. She wants to burn things, not people.
>>47383222Sounds good to me. Less of a villain, just "different", makes her different from Virginia's other villains while still maintaining the theme of jealousy as well as the uh, theme.
>>47383176Hey thanks! Its good to know people are reading and enjoying these write ups.I got some nifty ideas for his plot hooks. One actually involves the PCs dealing with his death and its impact. The funeral, deciding what happens to his sub, the Coast Guardians struggling to decide who leads them, the mass of supers wanting the head of the guy that killed him assuming the GM wants his death to be unnatural.There's a surprisingly large amount of good story material coming out of Blue Crab passing on.
>>47380317>Getting close to finishing off the base coloring of the Generals pic. Hyped can't wait to see it finished.
>>47383164Mousetrap could be interesting. Just think of a big exterminator dude with a gasmask. Uses bug bombs and snares and cages. Considers his targets less than vermin.Butler Peskins sound like someone that would train with Sensei Serpent.Minions Inc sounds like the Markers used by DECK's super villain support service DEALER. But there's no reason there can be several organizations with the same MO.
If we want to make muscle bad guys we need to go about it like the greats did. Think of a gimmick and the character will follow. Rhino had Rhino gimmick. Mysterio had an illusions gimmick. Shocker a vibration gimmick.What would be cool to fight against?>>47383215Trinity, Viperstrike, Tesla...yeah I can see them being fun together. A kind of mischievous teenage girl team.
>>47383490I think a theater gimmick could be fun. The villain could usually do hostage situations and views his interaction with the hero as one giant play. The building that the hostage is in is just a set and he could have a myriad of traps ready for the hero. Also wind elemental powers usually don't get villainy love.
>>47383215Viperstrike for sure.Could Trinity pull double duty on the Generals and the Not!Titans? I'd hold off on adding her to a Teenager team until a few more ideas are set. But we've got bigger fish to fry at the moment.I'm off to bed though I'll try and finish this off in the morning and do some more drawings. What should be in the background? A shillouette of the team of general's villains? Overlord Darkness? Just good ol exploding buildings or cityscape?
Any body is reading Project Superpowers? Would you recommend it?
>>47383603Good night, and thanks for drawing.
>>47383603I think silhouette of the Generals' villains would be cool or shadowy figure that's Chroma Green or whatever Hueman is supposed to invade the Earth.
>>47383603>Could Trinity pull double duty on the Generals and the Not!Titans?If Wolverine can juggle being a X-Men,X-Force and Avenger and Batman can do Batman Inc,the Outsiders,the JLA and JLI then I'm sure Trinity can juggle being a General and NotTitan
>>47383603Night! Putting in my vote for Chroma Green as the shadow in the background. Maybe with Science Tyrant as well.
>>47383481Markers? Sorry, but I probably wasn´t there for the thread. Could you fill me in? Maybe they could get an rival in the business department.As for Mousetrap and Perkins, any anons here who would be interested to do a write up? I´m not really good at them.
>>47383597To make her less ROD have her theme be based on the paper fire balloons Japan sent to America. Imagine if this campaign was more effective than in real life because had a woman who could bring paper creations to life. She lived her life creating paper creatures and caring for them like they were pets until they crumbled away with time. Now, changed by the war and the death of her husband before the birth of their daughter and the loss of her family in the Tokyo fire bombings she wants to give America a taste of the war.She makes origami creations, usually large birds, that are coated with a certain flammable chemical. She can see and hear through her creations and at will cause them to burst into flames.She creates life just to watch it die in a burst of fire. Its pottery for how war impacts families.She's been tested attacking allied soldiers with flaming paper assassins and now she's being moved under cover to America in a plot to burn down Washington. The PCs have to stop her.Neat idea for a scenario?>>47383647Read the first volume. It was okay, nothing too spectacular. I liked Alan Moores take on the characters in Terra Obscura better.
>>47383712I'm doing Blue Crab right now but think I can squeeze in Moustrap and Perkins later as mini bios.Markers are the name given to mooks rented out to supervillians by DEALER. DEALER is like a support team for badguys. They provide tools, mooks, getaway plans, all that stuff for a price.
>>47383165Will do, omw home to my notes.
>>47383712>>47383775Their Cape World's equivalent to the Guild of Calamitous Intent if you've watched Venture Bros.
>>47383775>>47383783Ah. Allright, thanks.Going to look the guild up then.
>>47383603>>47381942>>47383215Random gen for Not!Titans when? Most of the New Teen Titans were pretty much exclusive to that team.
>>47383882Got to get some sleep, but I'd be willing to try sometime tomorrow.Maybe we'll get brave and try rolling from the Marvel Ultimate Powers generator?
>>47383165OK, let's say I'm making an ice man knock-off with 150 points left after buying stats and skills.He should have an icy form that makes him tougher, he should be able to shield other people with his ice, shoot icicles at people, and make stuff out of ice. If points are left over, he could be able to increase his size by adding layers of ice to his form.
>>47384159Let me know if you want any changes.Ice Form 2HD (DUU; 5ppd; 20pts)Defends Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, Armored Defence -2, Endless +3. Capacity: Self.Useful (Alt Form) Extras & Flaws: Endless +3, Self Only -3. Capacity: Self.Useful (Extra Tough) Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, Endless +3, Engulf +2, Self Only -3. Capacity: Self.Effect: 2 LAR and +2 hit boxes to all locations and access to your other powers.Frigid Aura 2HD (U; 5ppd; 20pts)Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, Booster +1, Endless +3, If/Then (only to mass capacity within the radius) -1, Radius +2. Capacity: Mass.Effect: Every turn in Ice Form coats the environment in a 10 yard radius in a 1/2 ton of ice, this only continues to build up if you move and can be turned on and off.Ice Manipulation 7D+1WD (ADU; 8ppd; 88pts)Attacks Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, If/Then (requires ice) -1, Power Capacity (Mass) +2. Capacity: Range.Defends Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, If/Then (requires ice) -1, Power Capacity (Mass) +2, Power Capacity (Range) +2. Capacity: Range.Useful Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, If/Then (variable effect is only for ice manipulation) -1, If/Then (requires ice) -1, Power Capacity (Mass) +2, Variable Effect +4. Capacity: Range.Effect: You can control ice in your environment: attacking, defending and producing a variety of useful effects. 8D of range and mass capacities is available, mass capacity on attack grants Damage*2+4 yards of knockback.Frost Giant 4HD (DU; 2ppd; 16pts)Defends Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, Attached (Useful) -2, If/Then (requires ice) -1, Permanent +4. Capacity: Self.Useful Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, If/Then (requires ice) -1, Duration +2, Self Only -3. Capacity: Self.Effect: You can take an action to gain 4 additional LAR and increase size to 12 feet and 1,600lbs by adding ice to your body, this can be maintained for up to a single scene.Base Will +2 (6pts)
>>47384482Oh, I forgot to add it in but all the Ice Manipulation qualities have the Range and Mass capacities.
>>47384482It's gonna take me a while to figure out how all this fits together. >Ice Form 2HD (DUU; 5ppd; 20pts)OK, two hard dice, each one costs [5x2]DUU means it's actually three powers?>Defends Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, Armored Defence -2, Endless +3. Capacity: Self.So the base cost is 2, Endless raises it to 5, and the flaws take it back down to 1?>Useful (Alt Form) Extras & Flaws: Endless +3, Self Only -3. Capacity: Self.Costs 2, Endless and Self Only cancel out...What's the (Alt Form) these are attached to?>Useful (Extra Tough) Extras & Flaws: Attached (Alt Form) -2, Endless +3, Engulf +2, Self Only -3. Capacity: Self.Costs 2, again extras and flaws cancel out. >Effect: 2 LAR and +2 hit boxes to all locations and access to your other powers.Where do I actually find Effects? This is what's given me major trouble. The example of "Suppress Nuclear Fusion" they give is a good example, it says >Useful Extras and Flaws: Booster (Mass) +26, Booster (Range) +10, Duration +2, Power Capacity (Range) +2. >Capacities:Mass, range.>Effect: With a successful roll, you can suppress nuclear fusion. With the Duration Extra this lasts for the length of one encounter, or for a few minutes.Where did they find that effect?
>>47384721Most of the powers I just adapted from the cafeteria chapter, it's usually easiest to check there first to see if there's something close.>DUU means it's actually three powers?The Ice Form power has a defends (light armor) and two useful qualities (the alternative form that everything else hangs off, a pretty handy point saving trick; and the extra hit boxes quality) but they're combined into a single power.>So the base cost is 2, Endless raises it to 5, and the flaws take it back down to 1?Yup.>What's the (Alt Form) these are attached to?One of the useful qualities in the Ice Form power.>Where did they find that effect?When they started designing the power they figured "okay, 'suppress nuclear fusion', I can't attack or defend with it but it is useful" so the power is built off a Useful quality. Useful qualities get a capacity for free; either Mass (<- they picked this one), Range or Speed and the Power Capacity (Range) extra gives it the other. The Booster levels then give it sufficient of both to effect something as large as the sun.
>>47384721To clarify the LAR and hit box numbers are based on width, which is what is used in the Light Armor and Extra Tough miracles.
Trying to build an sentai team for an campaign setting. Should mecha be seperate characters or should they simply be powers/equipment?
>>47384800>>What's the (Alt Form) these are attached to?>One of the useful qualities in the Ice Form power.My understanding was that you could only use one power a turn, so are you useless for a turn while you transform?>When they started designing the power they figured "okay, 'suppress nuclear fusion', I can't attack or defend with it but it is useful"So I can literally make up whatever I want? I could say "Ok, my power is to animate flowers...ONLY flowers" and that would be U, and that's it?
>>47384981>My understanding was that you could only use one power a turn, so are you useless for a turn while you transform?Yes, unless you take multiple actions. There is however the caveat that extras that give powers the ability to stay active (Duration, Endless and Permanent) mean that you only have to switch them on and off. Additionally putting these extras on a power with attached means that you can chain a bunch of effects to go off together, the attached effects were already active but suppressed until the correct conditions were met.>So I can literally make up whatever I want? I could say "Ok, my power is to animate flowers...ONLY flowers" and that would be U, and that's it?Yup. Really broad effects require Variable Effect while those in between can get away with Variable Effect plus an If/Then flaw or two.
>>47385038>Yup. Really broad effects require Variable Effect while those in between can get away with Variable Effect plus an If/Then flaw or two.Can you go into a bit more detail here?
>>47385137Variable Effect is a bit of a quagmire, if you don't absolutely need it it's better to not touch it. Basically it lets you use your dice pool for any effect - there's a power in the cafeteria chapter called Cosmic Power that is explicitly that which spells out the limitations. If/Then is pretty much the bread and butter of flaws, if you can think of a limitation that can't be simulated with any other flaw it usually has you covered. It's helpful to do things like limit Variable Effect to a power theme or in the case of the Ice Manipulation power keep it to controlling a specific material (you could use it to seal someone in ice, shatter some locks by freezing them, create ice sculptures or whatever else strikes your fancy).You can also use it to simulate additional extras and flaws but unless you balance the cost out to zero you need to make up the shortfall with willpower PER DIE, which is generally prohibitive.
>>47385231Cool cool. Will you be around for a while? I'm going to be working on writing up my groups characters, and I have a feeling I need someone to double check my work.
>>47385256Sure, I've got a bit before I need to go out.
Let's say I want to make a game with some low-level super-heroes, so people have super powers but they're not extremely powerful and they could be overpowered by normal people if outnumbered (something like Hero Academia I guess).Which system should I use?Also anyone have a pdf for "la brigade chimerique" ? (some french TTRPG happening around WWII)
>>47385360Most super hero games let you adjust the sliding scale of power. In Mutants & Masterminds, for example, PL8 and below are what are considered "street-tier" supers.
>>47385360I'll admit it's my favourite system, so I'm biased. Wild Talents is explicitly geared for this because of the Godlike system it was originally based on, unless you buy a power that specifically enhances you in a particular aspect you're no better at it than an ordinary person (barring the fact that you can spend willpower to give little boosts here and there). If you want low powered supers just cap the point costs lower, 100 points for stats and skills plus 25 for powers is the Godlike equivalent and sounds like it would fit what you're after.
>>47385375>>47385466thanks for the answers, guess I'll have some reading to do to find what I like the most
>>47385267OK, first up I've got a chick who wants to be a speedster that can also turn invisible.Now I know the Miracle Cafeteria has invisibility but I want to check I'm doing it right, so..."Just A Breeze"2 HD, costs 20 pointsDefense, Useful - Defends Capacities: Self - Defense Extras and Flaws: Duration - Useful Extras and Flaws: Duration , Self Only [–3]. - Useful Capacities: Self Total: 5 base cost per dieEffect: You can turn invisible.Now figuring out the multitude of ways to make her fast too might be tricky, since being really fast lets you do a lot. But let's give this a shot:"Fast as the Wind" - 5d, 1wd45 pointsAttack, Defense, Useful - Attack Capacities: Mass>since she's hitting other people with super-fast punches- Attack Extras and Flaws: Daze , Go First , Depleted [-1], Limited Damage - Shock [-1], Scattered Damage [-1]>She's still a small untrained woman punching a guy, so while it will hurt it's unlikely to kill, and she throws a lot of punches and hopes a few hit. She can only do so much before she's exhausted and crashes. - Defense Capacities: Self- Defense Extras and Flaws: Duration , Fragile [-1]>She's good at dodging, but if she gets hit she needs a second to recover- Useful Capacities: Speed- Useful Extras and Flaws: Booster , Duration , No Physics , Locational - Legs [-2], Self Only [-3] >She's fast and agile, but you can't run without legsEffect: Can run 800 yards per turn, or a little under half a mile.Total: 5 per base dieIronically, I feel like I should just use HERO.
>>47385931>tfw you realize your player can afford another 67 points of powers and is already invisible and fast as hell
Suppose I have a hero with a mix of size-changing and speedster powers? As in, the smaller he shrinks down, the faster he goes. No giant powers at all.What would be a good name for him?
>>47385955Speedsters are bullshit, if you haven't noticed.
>>47385931Those are pretty good and they all make sense. Hyperskills in the place of the qualities (brawling, dodge and athletics respectively) with various extras on them can also be used to simulate the same thing, but there's nothing wrong with the choices you've made (it's probably cheaper). I'd definitely consider putting some Spray on them though.Another possibility is something like the Vicious power from the cafeteria, but with a bunch of Go First (and maybe Spray) on it. The only issue is that, like all Augment powers, it gets expensive quick.
>>47386239I haven't quite figured out how Hyperskills and Hyperstats work yet, to be honest
>>47386299They're stats and skills but one point cheaper, you can throw extras and flaws on them and they're subject to being hamstrung when you hit zero willpower or get power nullified. Hyperskills are notable for the fact that they break the rule on not combining extras with dice pools built from one source. You can have a really high stat and then buy a single dice in a hyperskill with a ton of extras on it.
>>47385977Mr. MoleculeBulletProfessor PhotonShortstop
>>47386341*more than one source
>>47386341There a lot of things in this system that don't really make sense to me. I don't get why you would want to do that. Why not buy a low normal skill, then get a cheap hyperskill?Also I don't really get the point of permissions and sources and all that.
>>47386364Hyperskills are vunerable by the above methods. The combining dice pools thing has a few other wrinkles, like not getting the extras if you're doing stat+skill+hyperskill instead of stat+hyperskill. The whole thing is spelled out on p.107.Permissions and sources are all about where your powers come from and what you're allowed to buy. Some games might straight up ignore this. Mostly it's there to provide a rationale and another potential avenue for modifying your powers (for example you might have a broad spectrum immunity power with If/Then (not for powers from a Paranormal source) -1 on it or a nullify power that only works on Cyborg sourced powers).
>>47386483Overall I feel like the rulebook is poorly written and laid out.
>>47386483Is any stat or skill with more than five dice a hyperskill?
>>47386599They could definite do a better job of explaining things. The rules tend to get broken a fair bit in the setting books too.>>47386682Nope. Normal stats and skills go up to five and can only be normal dice (barring the Inhuman Stats and Peak Performer permissions which uncap each restriction but keep them as normal stats/skills), but hyperstats and -skills can range from one to ten and be any dice type and are slightly cheaper but are dependent on having powers.
>>47387452It's 3 am my time so I'm going to go to sleep and take another crack at this tomorrow.Do you know any good resources for a prospective GM?
>>47358480>Nazis! How do you handle Hitler, his Third Reich, and World War 2 in your superheroic setting?I've done a couple Weird World War 2, one shots. The premise so far is to stop the crazy Nazi Super Science/Occult shenanigans, and keep the course of history on track. If the players succeed the course of the war will remain like it was in history. If they fail, things get worse. A couple of re-occurring villains from the "modern" game make appearances too, as younger versions of themselves. IE the Nazi Supervillian Wunderkind will one day grow up to be the infamous Dr. Destroyer.
>>47358626So far i've got> Oni > Japanese farmer stumbles upon a burried temple where his picks up a cursed club turning him into a giant red skinned orge>Tokyo Rose>Japanese Singer/Super Hero can use her voice to enthrall foes, or as a powerful sonic blast. >Mifune>A grizzled swordsman of incredible skill
Hey, so I have a hankerin' for a super hero tabletop game, but I have no idea about any of these systems.Which one in the OP is best for new players? I assume Mutants and Masterminds works like D&D, but what about the others? Can I get a rundown?
>>47389528I wish I could help you. Hero System is the only system I've ever used for supes. It's a bit intense, but I started playing in kindergarten, so it can't be as tough as people make it out to be.
>>47358626>Japan have any badass scary gods>Ryujin: God of the sea; he appears as a giant, large-mouthed dragon. He controls the tides with the aid of two sacred jewels. The gem Kanju ebbs the tides and the gem Manju swells the tides. His daughter Otohime was the mother of Emperor Jimmu, the legendary first Emperor of Japan; this makes Ryujin an ancestral spirit of the Japanese Imperial Family.
>>47389416So for WW2 Japan we got:Water Pressure Soldier. Pacific saboteur who developed the ability to control atmospheric pressure after a submarine accident. Was defeated and captured by Blue Crab who designed his sub to be a hard counter to his powers and released after the war. Secretly works as a researcher in Dr Blizzard's ice aquarium. Grew to love the oceans when he walked on the sea bottom in a pressure bubble.Burning Woman: A young woman who lost everything in the Tokyo Fire Bombings. She became horribly scarred and disfigured, but developed the ability to control and project fire. She is blind, but can "see" through the fire she controls. She fights for vengeance. After the war she becomes a loner that lives out in the countryside and interacts with the "Ghibli" team (boy do they ever need a name)Kamikaze: Poster boy cape who represents the meat-grinder "100 men as one bullet" policies of the Japanese military. He can explode in a bloody blast and reassemble at will. He views every detonation as "dutiful self-sacrifice" and expects the same standard from all Japanese men. He doesn't believe he's the "same" person after he reforms and uses this to justify his views. He is a vicious solider that believes in victory at all costs regardless of who gets caught in the crossfire. After the war he was tried for war crimes, got off (like many in real life), and became a far-right political activist. Eventually he and his followers seized the Diet building in an attempted coup but he was captured by an early incarnation of the TOKYO GUARDIANS. He remains imprisoned by the country he once fought for, having remarked that he would commit seppuku if he wouldn't just reform. One of Cape World's immortals. He seems to be always in his 20's, and this is likely a side effect of his reforming powers.
>>47390270>Burning Woman:I like it. It sounds a lot like a plan for a group of "Villians" called The Children of Hiroshima, that were going to crop up post war. Speaking of Post War:Anybody have ideas for Cold War Supes? Soviet or non-American Supes Preferred. Here's some Soviet one's I've got so far, some of which might show up in WW2. They're pretty straight forward, I haven't worked two hard on backgrounds yet. >Comrade Winter>Eastern Bloc>Iron Curtain
On the topic of japanese ww2 capes - Korogi: The first member of an extinct legacy, he got the ability to transform into an grasshpper-humanoid with really mean kicks and leaping ability, while trying to find out what killed insect of the zoo he worked in.>>47390415>Cold War Supers?Sohn vieler Welten - a german Man, that went nuts as his daughter from the west and his son in law from the east side of the iron curtain got gunned down near the berlin wall. Developing a split personality and terrorizing the splitted german, his methods to try and unite the country grew more and more horryfieng, until he could be put down. Stuck into an asylum, he is slowly recovering. His abilities depended on the region he was currently in. Developing a split personality based on the region he was in. By the time of his downfall, he had reportedly over a hundred of them, each with an different field of expertise. But still, only human.Stupid of doable?
>>47390563>KorogiCould have worded that better. The first member of an extinct legacy. He, a mere vet got the ability to transform into an grasshopper-humanoid capable of kicking a wall in half and leaping across a few buildings at a time, as he was trying to cure his zoos insects from an unknown illness and being bitten by one of them.
So how do you all prefer to form your super teams? Joined together by happenstance to stop a global threat? Called together by a person or organization? Left vague to figure it out in flashbacks later?
>>47390270Paper Girl: A relative of Burning Woman who likewise lost everything in the Tokyo Fire Bombings and developed powers. Before the fire bombings she was a super artist and international wonder. She could fold paper and bring it to life where it would live as one of her pets until it crumbled into dust. Before the fire bombings she believed in he sanctity of all life. She saw the sacrifice of her brother and father in the army as needless and protested for peace even if it meant jail and beating and humiliation. She believed she had been given the ability to create life to show the world that life was precious.She changed after she saw firsthand the horrors of the fire bombings. She became cold and hard and desirous for revenge against America. She found that the trauma triggered a new ability within her. She could set off a wave of friction within her paper creations-enough to cause them seeming pain and to ignite a flammable solution they were soaked in.Paper Girl justified sacrificing her the beings she once cared for tenderly by arguing that it was a privileged for them to die like her husband and brother-a short life burning magnificently in the end.She started as an assassin using her paper creations to infiltrate bases and then combust them on top of targets. Her success led to her being smuggled into America for a special operation-the fire bombing of Washington. The plot was foiled and Paper Girl captured. She was put on trial for war crimes back in Japan but was acquitted like Kamikaze. Having returned to her old philosophy she spends her days creating and tending for a little paper ecosystem that is put on exhibit at Tokyo's Paper Life Museum to teach people the sanctity and transcendent beauty of life.
>>47390563It sounds workable. Iron Curtain guy could be interesting in some super Film Noir plots. Think The Third Man meets an Amnesia Noir like Crossroads or Memento. Smugglers and politicians take advantage of his split personalities. He doesn't know what he's done or will do on the other side of the wall.He could be a neat metaphor for the schizophrenia of cold war spy politics. He's a man that can't trust itself just like Berlin was a city that couldn't trust itself.
>>47390415>>47390563>Cold War supersWe're in auto, so maybe that could be the topic of the next thread? Black Widows and Radioactive Men. The age when super-heroes became super-spies.We've got a few Russian Cold War guys. One is a General Atom who is Red Dr Manhattan and a politician. Eventually left Earth after glasnost when he wasn't appreciated and loved by the people anymore for a higher "New Gods" dimension.There's also a living WMD guy that wears armor that can barely control his energy output. He's a 100 percent died in the wool Communist who will defend to the Warsaw pact to the death.
>>47383753That sounds like a great villain! Really nice pottery you have going on.>>47390270Those all sound good to me.>>47390415>The Children of HiroshimaWhat exactly are you thinking of with that? Superheroes of all ages whose lives were changed with Hiroshima, like Burning Woman? Or actual children who survived the bombing and got superpowers from it?
>>47391000Got it. Reposting the split personality guy there then, sir.
>>47390834I prefer a mix of origins.the first super team in my setting was formed from the first superhero and his foes teaming up when assassins started trying to kill them.it began as mutual survival but then they ending up becoming friends and they decided to become superheroes full time.a Japanese team started when a magical girl fan stated giving her friends transformation items to become magical girls. they eventually grew to include kamen riders and other toku heroes and became the henshin hero collective.
>>47390563>Sohn vieler WeltenI like it like a villianous Man with a Million faces. >>47390834Geographically. Every time aliens/giant lizards/super villain/natural disasters/etc threaten the city, it's the same half a dozen people who show up to fight. Eventually everyone shares contact information, the team players inevitably form a team, while the lone wolf types don't.
>>47390644>KorogiIts interesting he's sort of Kamen-Rider like considering we got the KINGs and Overlord Darkness. I almost want to tie him into all that but I'm not sure how.I know I keep going back to the Tokyo Fire Bombings, but maybe he's like the guy that cared for all animals and had to shoot them when the bombs wrecked their cages? The Tokyo Zoo had weird creatures from the Spirit Earth and he got changed by contact with one of them when they got out.>>47391023Burning Woman is from the Fire Bombings, mostly because I want to use her in WW2 games. But here's definitely potential for people changed by the bomb.I got the feeling the A bomb is a bit more super in Cape World. Maybe something like a molecular dissentigrator, or a weapon that opens a hole in time and space to the surface of the sun? Something that gives even Capes pause, something that could have taken out all of Japan but was deliberately dialed down by the military.
>>47391178Normal Nukes are pretty scary already. You've got to remember the ones used at the end of WW2, were just prototypes. They weren't entirely sure that a nuke wouldn't set earth's atmosphere on fire, but they still tested the first one. >molecular dissentigratorThat's sort of what it does. A bit.
>>47391178Sounds like an good idea. Maybe it´s the fault of the nature of the creatures there, that his legacy would eventually become extinct.
>>47383882Sometime perhaps.I'd like to see if there are a few non random generated characters we can include.I'm awake again and ready to draw. Just posting redraw of another old character.
>>47391672Good to have you back! Could you do Mountain Lion or Captain Justice sense we got write ups for them?
>>47391672So what's this one's story?Also requesting Dancante vs Virginia Dare. In a friendly battle or bikini contest. Or both.
>>47381804He's also learned to use the sub's DPS as a weapon and tool. He can project waves of pressure and have them bounce back to the sub from objects as a kind of sonar. He can deploy this pressure into sea beds through the sub's deployable legs and map the composition and makeup of sea soil, seeing if there are any blanks spots super villain bases or giant sea serpents could hide in. The legs also allow the Blue Crab to walk on the surface and to anchor itself to objects.Two powerful and precise claws have been apart of the Blue Crab sub sense WW2 and modern day WALDOs owe their mechanical grace and precision to their development. They can gently cradle drowning sailors or wrestle with enormous sea monsters. They are capable of extending and retracting over great distances and in the 1970's Rawling upgraded them to include a weapons system based on the natural abilities of the pistol shrimp. The claws can use the DPS to generate a collapsing pressure bubble that Rawlings claws a "click". This "click" is a powerful blast of raw force that can be heard and detected over miles and can either be used as a powerful finisher against goes trapped in the grip of a claw or fired as a long ranged weapon.Defensive systems take use of the DPS to generate zones of high and low pressure around the sub which can divert and demolish projectiles aimed at it as a kind of quasi-force field.Secondary systems include deployable scanner drones and air canisters that can deploy to the surface, refill with air, and return to the Blue Crab sub. Through these air drones Rawlings can stay in underwater for a considerable period of time, almost indefinitely.
New thread when?
>>47392361If a kind anon makes one?
Since there's all this brainstorming about Axis capes, I think we've ignored some of the Russian capes. These are just my rough ideas.Project PAVLOV: Named after the heroic defense of a building by Sergeant Pavlov, this project was intended to answer Germany's cape force by any means possible. Using whatever resources they could throw, Soviet sciences explored occult and scientific pathways.Object 251/The Collective: Soviet scientists came up with a serum that boosted worker productivity. Employing it at [REDACTED] Tank Plant, they found the workers were vastly more productive. Eventually, something strange happened. The workers exposed to the serum developed a hive mind and began calling themselves the Collective. Boasting high amounts of processing power and efficiency, the Collective were at the forefront of Soviet scientific ability.Object 363/Rasputista: Soviet leaders desired a project to grant them a way to stop the German advance. Soviet scientists working around the clock gave them the woman who stopped Kursk-Rasputista. An ordinary woman who volunteered for Project PAVLOV, Rasputista gained the ability to manipulate mud. During the thawing periods after winter, Rasputista is able to devastate whole armies.Object 371/The Crone: The Crone is an old woman discovered on the banks of the Danube by Project PAVLOV's historians. She evaded Soviet soldiers by using a flying mortar to evade them, but was stopped at the side of her chicken-legged hut. She was convinced after long deliberations to aid the Soviet defense. She possesses extensive magic abilities and occult knowledge.
>>47389528M&M is a d20 system, so if your players have any experience with D&D, they're already halfway home.
>>47392093Sure thing I can try that out. I think I have an early sketch of Captain Justice a few threads ago. But it was pre write up.It was very much Big O meets Big Guy & Rusty as I remember, with extra Texas (Revolver chamber arms, big ol cowboy hat, spurs).>>47392129Same here. I'll have to read up on decante's description. as for that sketch's story?The MC from the first "quest" i participated in years ago. A Teen Titans based CYOA on /co/ that lasted for a while. Mixed elements from the greater DCAU and DC mythos. (Death of the Endless was involved in the origins).It was really fun... and really grim. Pic unrelated.
NEW THREAD THIS WAY:>>47392590ENTER THE FROZEN CHILL OF THE COLD WAR!