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33: SUPERHERO Game

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  • EnyoEnyo Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    OOC: I was hoping at least one of the team might be concerned that L.A.L.A. isn't completely right in her head and would take her in.

    Also, L.A.L.A.'s batteries are running dangerously low - she hasn't been able to recharge since escaping - so she needs a place to recharge soon and given the risk of super-villain attack, I doubt most powerplants in the area are just going to let her walk in, unplug half the city and hook herself up to a 300.000 volt line.

    That being said, there was mention of a super base earlier. Since all players are basically homeless (and motels and fast food will quickly drain that 2500 dry) I imagined we'd be living there together like roommates or something.

    Maybe the league of super hero's will reward us with a place to stay? Even if not a full super base but just a house with a few rooms for people to sleep, it would keep us from being homeless and keep us together.

    Not sure how I'm going to get L.A.L.A. recharged yet though...
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (The specifics of building the superbase will be addressed as soon as the team is formed. That would have been a quicker process, but again, there's a lot of loners in this group so it strikes me as awkward.

    The game takes place somewhere around the 2030 mark, so I'm certain a sufficient power source will be available by then)
  • AdremmelechAdremmelech The Original Playa... Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (Is this the part the four of us try to come together as a team or is there some sort of event about to happen later on?)
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (I dunno. I was just gonna say "and then, after some growing pains, the team came together and founded a superbase! Now choose your first mission" and that would have been it)

    (For now, let's just see how the other characters reply to Jericho's enthusiasm about forming a super-team. We'll go from there)
  • AcathalaAcathala Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (It wasn't that Tom wants to be a a lone wolf, it was more that I felt that that there was unfinished business with Jim, but I'll play nice with the other kids now.)

    Tom steps forward. "We haven't formed a team yet, despite what this guy just said. I can't speak for the others, but I was here by chance. I heard police sirens and followed them here. There was a hostage situation and I was sneaking in the back to take out the hostage takers. It was largely resolved by the time that Doctor Hades wannabe showed up. However I think making a superhero team a good idea. You have a lady who can make sonic weapons, and heal, an Artificial Intelligence, me a ninja, and of course whatever that homeless vagrant did.(Indicates Jericho.) We're the Champion City Champions, or the Triple C for short." Tom turns to the other heroes. "How about it?"
  • AdremmelechAdremmelech The Original Playa... Full Members
    edited September 2010
    "OH!" Jericho yells. "I will have you know that I am NOT a vagrant, you pajama wearing HEATHEN!" He looks right into the camera and says, "This NinJERK comes out of nowhere pretending to be The Amazing Spider! Guess what? HE'S NOT! He fell off the darn thing! Is that what you want from a superhero? Failure? I think....not." He begins to realize that he was doing exactly what his father told him not to do.

    "Look. Forget about the details. We four came together as a team to take down the villainous doctor AS A TEAM (looks Tom's way). I think we did a decent job. Let's just pick up our reward and do whatever it is we have to do to get more fam...uh...gain super hero status. Cause thats what we are. Superheroes. Defenders of justice. Defenders."

    "Also, I will NOT be apart of a team named after a porno! Triple C indeed!"
  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (I'll advance Koto down the next step in the advancement of her sonic powers. I was thinking somewher I saw a power that was something like "transform - you can't use your powers unless you are transformed, or your powers are strengthed by transforming" but I can't find it right now, does it really exist or am I smoking crack this morning?)

    Koto rolls her eyes at the pointless jibing and lays an arm around LALA's shoulders and whispers in her ears, "you look a bit lost kid, why do you come with us. We'll get you some clothes and whatever else you need."
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (Yep. I brought Transform back as Super Transformation. Third page of the set-up thread. It's a Super Trait though, so you would have to give up Super Elementalist. Btw, can you send me that PM I sent you for the Sonic line of powers? I thought the message was saved in my outbox but apparently it gets deleted every day or something)
  • EnyoEnyo Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    L.A.L.A. looked up at Koto from sorting rocks and rubble. "Ok!" she agreed happily and stood to join her. "I need a 300.000 Volt, 250 Ampere socket." she explained - about a tenth of the output of a nuclear powerplant or the energy usage of a small city.
  • AcathalaAcathala Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (I'll mention in this thread as well that I'm taking Unarmed Master)
    "I did not name the team after a porno and I resent any accusation that I did. Yes I fell down, but I took out half of those legs."
  • AdremmelechAdremmelech The Original Playa... Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (cut and paste from the Superhero start-up thread: Ok. Defining trait. I didnt have a super trait before so I will take Super Elementalist. I want to drop Holy Light for Fire Spells. I also want to increase his age to 19. So that gives me....

    SUPER ELEMENTALIST
    POWER UP: SHIELD BARRIER
    PERSUASIVE
    SMART
    FIRE SPELLS)

    "Details, details!" Jericho says as he retrieves his camera. "I think we can learn from this experience. We, perfect strangers, came together to save a man's life. That counts for something, right? And guess what? We got here before any other super! Although, I am curious as to what happened to the owners of that police car. Anyway, the point is we can make a difference. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. I say we all go do whatever we need to do to make this official. But first, I think LALA is in need of some proper clothes."
  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (Can I change my trait to power-up (barrier)?)

    "Uh, yeah," Koto says to LALA. "I'm not exactly sure where we can get that much power."
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (You mean change Greater Sonic for Power Up? Sure, no prob)

    (I've also decided fusion power should be available by 2030, and although I don't know exactly how much energy a fusion reactor produces-no one does-what I've seen so far suggests they will provide more than enough power to LALA without depriving an entire city block of energy; however, finding an adaptor or cable that can handle that much amperage will still be a problem)
    * * * * * *

    BUILDING A SUPER BASE:

    Okay, this will probably require the rest of the week to work out, so you guys can RP the beginning of the team's relationship while doing this stuff.

    Instead of putting everything to a vote, I'll assign each of you the task of deciding on one feature of the base from a list. Who gets what task will be randomly decided. You guys are still free to discuss the choices and make a case for one particular option. Don't worry about not getting your favourite choice. There will be more opportunities to improve your super base.

    DETAILS:

    LOCATION: *This depends on the team's choice of affiliation

    AFFILIATION: The player that will make the final decision about the team's affiliation...is Dremmy! (This can be changed later btw; nothing is permanent)

    SUPPORT: The player that will make the final decision about the team's support...is Chiapet!

    EQUIPMENT: The player that will make the final decision about the team's equipment...is Enyo!

    BONUS: The player that will make the final decision about the team's "bonus choice"...is Acathala!


    AFFILIATION OPTIONS:

    INDEPENDENT TEAM: An independent team has superhero status, but is not affiliated with anybody and doesn't enjoy any of the perks, or have to deal with any of the pains, of working with an established organization. Independent teams usually have the support of independent superheroes, but this also includes the support of unregistered vigilantes. Working outside the law can often get you access to places and things you normally can't with other organizations, but the Champion City police are aware of this and often look down on independent teams. Superheroes registered with Homeland Defense also like to boss independents around and often brand them as being unpatriotic.
    Independent teams also have little money and tend to base themselves in run-down apartment buildings, abandoned factories, or a parent's garage, but despite the lack of luxuries and respect, independent teams have an ear closest to the street and often learn about local criminal activity before anyone else.

    LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY CRIMEFIGHTERS: The League was founded by Mighty Man and has been run in his absence by Steel Titan. It is the most successful independent superhero organization in the country and fields some of the greatest superheroes out there. Joining the League is a simple process, and doing so gives you access to a building in the compound to serve as the team's base, exclusive but not necessarily exceptional transportation, training facilities, computer databases, food, water, free internet, and the respect a proper superhero deserves; however, the League expects a 25% cut of all bounties the team collects, and members are not paid for successful duty. The League also has a very long list of inflexible rules members must follow or risk being kicked out. The League has been known to seize property from shamed superheroes, even label them as villains, and all members must capture known supervillains on sight. This includes costumed vigilantes, both good and bad, so the League doesn't get much respect from independent teams. Finally, every League member wants a piece of the action, so it's possible you may be forced to work with another superhero, have your mission hijacked by another team because "their position in the queue is ahead of your team", or even be forced to be "led" by a superior member. This doesn't mean your missions will ever be cut short, it just means you may have to put up with some undeserving jerks.
    Being part of the League won't be easy, but they will take care of all the basic stuff so you don't have to worry about where your next meal will come from and can instead focus on being a champion of justice.

    HOMELAND DEFENSE: This government agency has a branch devoted to the employment, and control, of superhumans. Teams that sign on with Homeland Defense are considered employees and get a weekly salary, so matter how badly you do in a mission, you will always get paid; however, you can't collect bounties on supervillains. Homeland Defense will also provide a place where you can set up your base, and though it won't be luxurious, you won't have to worry about rent or any of that stuff. The agency will also provide gear the team may need, assuming they can convince their superiors the gear is necessary, and the local police are REQUIRED to cooperate with HD superheroes by law. Unfortunately, Homeland Defense has a hierarchial structure, and the team will start on the bottom of it, so the team will have to follow the orders of other HD superheroes. Even worse, HD superheroes tend to be jerks and want all the glory for themselves, so don't expect to make many friends. League superheroes and independents dislike Homeland Defense and rarely cooperate.
    If the team joins Homeland Defense, it's because they're not fighting crime to make friends, but to get the job done.

    SUPPORT OPTIONS: Note: PC's can take the place of these options, but note super professionals never suffer consequences and they do their jobs remarkably fast.

    SUPER GEEK: A super geek does wonderful things with computers. Hacking remote computers, changing all street lights to green, stealing money, gaining useful information, remotely disabling some machines, and a bunch of other great stuff. When combined with a Super Computer, the Super Geek will also provide mission updates, information on supervillains, and the occasional bit of advice.

    SUPER TOOLHEAD: This grease monkey is a wizard with his/her hands and is able to fix or improve anything and everything mechanical. Even better, the Toolhead will occasionally invent a new gadget for your team to use. The Toolhead can also do great things for Robo Man, and if the team has a Super Vehicle, can remotely control the vehicle during missions. No need to waste Trait slots for driving lessons!

    SUPER DOCTOR: Everyone loves being put back together after a tough mission and the super doctor will ensure you begin every new mission with full HP and no injuries. Even better, the Super Doctor has access to drugs than can give you a boost during a mission.

    SERGEANT PAIN-IN-THE-BUTT: Attention your worthless mommy hugging babies, superior officer reporting for duty! You want to bring some extra firepower into your missions, look no further than this guy. He doesn't have access to lethal firearms, but he does have a plethora of non-lethal weapons available, and buddy, non-lethal don't mean ineffective. He can also provide protective gear like riot shields and bulletproof vests. The sergeant also has a habit of sticking weapons on everything he can get his hands on which can be a boon for Robo Man or the Super Vehicle. Throw in the Super Doctor and who knows what kind of weapons he can come up with.

    THE LAWYER: Never underestimate the value of a lawyer. The lawyer will ensure all trips to jail are as brief as possible, will put anyone who spouts legal mumbo-jumbo in their place, help keep those collateral damage bills from being a hassle, and make sure all lawsuits are dismissed in court. The lawyer will also ensure you get the maximum amount of money from all bounties.

    EQUIPMENT OPTIONS:

    SUPER VEHICLE: Ride in style in a super car, jet, or whatever your fancy! Not only does a super vehicle save you from embarassing trips on a city bus, but it can also serve as support: find shortcuts in missions, carry needed supplies into a battlefield, or provide artillery support.

    SUPER COMPUTER:
    The super computer is full of important information you may need for a mission. Information on other superheroes, villains, known weaknesses, etc. It can also be used to hack security networks, jam wireless signals, and all sorts of other nifty stuff. Adding a Super Geek greatly enhances the value of the computer.

    ROBO MAN: Need some extra punch for your missions? Robo Man is here to save the day! Robo Man adds a fifth PC to the team, played by me, complete with superpowers and all that jazz. Even better, his abilities can be customized to suit the demands of a particular mission. Adding a Super Toolhead greatly enhances the effectiveness of Robo Man.

    SUPER GADGETS: Put Batman to shame with this handy collection of gadgets any superhero can use. This kit includes a grappling-hook gun, stun grenades, nightvision goggles, stun guns, tear gas grenades, a "pinch" device that allows you to tap into computer networks just by identifying their wiring, an electronic lock cracking device, a headset complete with HUD and radios so your team can keep in contact with eachother, and halographic wrist computers.

    BONUS OPTIONS:

    WINDFALL: Somebody is holding out on the team! The player that chooses this option is a Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark figure, has stolen a lot of money in the past and gotten away with it, got a huge inheritance, or won the lottery. Whatever the reason, you've got cash up the wazoo. More specifically, the superbase gets $10 million to work with. Note having a lot of money doesn't mean you can just buy the other options. These options allow you to avoid all the hassle involved in acquiring such items, nor is hired help equivalent to Super help.

    SUPER FRIENDS: It's good to have friends in high places. This feature gives the team some buddies they can rely on when the going gets tough. These friends consist of superheroes and other crimefighters throughout the city. Friends, regardless of their affiliation or alliances, will always help you out when they do appear, give up a bounty for you, provides supplies, or at the very least not give you a hard time.

    RESPECT!: Respect is one of those immeasurable, but invaluable, things. Perhaps someone in the party has turned some heads, talked up their reputation, or someone found out about Koto's past. Whatever the reason, factions regard the team as more than some silly little upstart waiting to get killed. Many NPC's who would normally turn their noses up at you will actually be helpful. Respect is exceptionally useful when dealing with local police.

    BUSINESSMAN: The superbase is actually a business of some sort. Perhaps you work at a store, run an internet business, run a restaurant, or you're good buddies with a mechanic and live in his garage. This business is not exceptionally profitable, but it's enough to pay your bills and maintain a comfortable life. The real value of the business is in what it offers: the party will never go hungry in a restaurant, the repair shop will help keep your equipment working, a sports store can provide lots of different and useful athletic equipment, etc. Note none of these businesses can replace the value of a super professional in the Support options.

    SUPER MOM: Your mother is a superhero! She's also a member of the League. Not only will mom do everything she can to protect you from the rigors of fighting crime, but she will also cook, clean your home, and keep things organized. Mom is at her best when dealing with the League, such as keeping annoying League officials out of your face, heading off competing teams before they arrive, use her experience to negotiate bigger bounties, or smoothing out a rough situation if you happen to break League rules. Mom will also send you gifts from time to time and she might have some useful information about supervillains.
  • AcathalaAcathala Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (Can we also train for a trait during this period TG?)
  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (yes, in lieu of Greater Sonic)

    Koto offers everyone a ride in her car. Provided they quit whining like little children.

    (I'll decide on a support option, once the equipment option has been chosen)
  • AcathalaAcathala Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (Currently I'm leaning towards windfall, if I get to choose how the money's spent.)
  • EnyoEnyo Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (L.A.L.A. might be a good candidate to be the one that brings in the money)
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (I think I've added enough options to the list. It's now officially finished. Be sure to take a second look at it)

    **You guys just got Traits.
  • AdremmelechAdremmelech The Original Playa... Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (I'm picking Independent Team as an affiliation. I dont see anyone putting up with showboating superheros or having the government dictate how they should operate.)
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (Do you want to put that up for debate or is your decision final?)
  • AdremmelechAdremmelech The Original Playa... Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (I'd like to hear what everyone thinks.)
  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    Despite past incidents, Koto still favors being affliated with the Homeland Defense.
  • AcathalaAcathala Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (I have to agree with Drem on this one, I'd rather avoid the hassle of being told what to do. So lets go independant. I'm sticking to Windfall. Tom's parents were rich and left him a trust fund.)
  • chiapetchiapet Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (support will be the Lawyer.)
  • EnyoEnyo Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    "We should join whatever affiliation allows us to help people most efficiently." L.A.L.A. decides. "However, is it not unusual that the affiliation would pay us money because we help people?" she queries "Should it not be the other way around? If people require our help, there is an 83.4 percent probability that they have a greater need for financial support than we do!" she calculated.

    (OOC: I am leaning a bit towards a supercomputer as it can be a place for L.A.L.A. to stay while her body is recharging, but I am not sure how others would interact with it. A vehicle might see a wider use. What do you all think? )
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited September 2010
    (It will certainly allow you kill two birds with one stone since LALA can take the place of a super geek)
  • AcathalaAcathala Member Full Members
    edited October 2010
    (Supercomputer.)
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited October 2010
    (Are all decisions final? This is your last day to discuss it)
  • EnyoEnyo Member Full Members
    edited October 2010
    (I'm good)
  • TGBarighmTGBarighm Member Full Members
    edited October 2010
    Despite past incidents, Koto still favors being affliated with the Homeland Defense.

    (Okay, now that's a head scratcher. Why does Koto favour HD?)
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