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In Mutants and Masterminds: Hero Academy, the player characters take on the roles of teen aged super heroes trying to balance their lives between homework, social obligations, secret identities and, of course, who to ask to the next school dance all while trying to stay off the radar of the faculty at Claremont Academy.

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Mutants & Masterminds

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  1. What's new in this game
  2. Tatiana Antonovna Balankova

    IC: S1:E3a "Yesterday, legs. Tonight? Corps."

    "Nyet!" Tats sashays over to Cosima and take her phone out of her hand. "If we are truly making this a girls night out we are going to do it in our own style and on our own" She said while thumbing a number. Then as Cosima was about to object she raised her hand palm open to shut her up and spoke into the phone as it was answered. "Da, Tatiana, Sergey, принести грузовик пожалуйста." She listened a second before continuing, "Нет, я сам диск," She laughed, "благодаря" She closed the connection and tossed the phone back to Cosima. "We will take my truck and no entourage. I will drive. After the mall I know a few places we can go." Tatiana said with a sly smile
  3. "You never been to the mall? To any mall?!" Cosima exclaimed in the same tones you would use for saying 'you have cancer?!', her head whipping around from her phone. In her surprise, Cosima's phone fell from her hand, but just before hitting the floor, it reappeared back in her grasp with a shimmer of violet light... where it promptly fell again. Cosima glared at her phone, teleporting back to her hand once more and keeping a hold on it, then turned her glare on Qi. "We wasted our time working out when you've never been to the mall?" She shook her head, perfectly styled rose-gold tresses swaying. "No, no, this won't do. We have to remedy this immediately." "Working towards a sound and fit body is never time wasted," Qi said, somewhat doubtful in the face of Cosima's shock. "You didn't even work out!" Keiko commented. Cosima shot her a furrowed-brow glance, then gestured emphatically at Qi. "That is hardly the point, don't you think? One of us has been cruelly repressed, denied a basic necessity of girlhood, and the opportunity to make it right for her is before us." Her lips formed a contemplative moue. Where to take Qi for her first time to a mall? Her thoughts went to Rodeo Drive, 5th Avenue, perhaps London, Paris, Milan, or Dubai. None were more than a long step away for her and she could take her friends with her. While she knew Tatiana came from money, and suspected Keiko did too, she wasn't sure about Spellstone, and those would be overwhelming to a mall virgin like Qi. Someplace local then. Cosima preferred Yellow Brick Row, but this wasn't about her, it was about Qi. She smiled at the girls. "I believe a trip to the Cannery is in order. You'll love it, Qi, all stalls and small shops," the princess assured her, then wrinkled her nose. "After we shower and change, of course. Yoga pants make our backsides look fantastic, but we aren't soccer moms and trophy wives running errands. Oh, after, we should totally go out dancing or clubbing or something! Keep that in mind when you get dressed or bring a change of clothes. I'll call us a car and driver to get us around." She smirked and snapped her fingers with a small flare of fuchsia and magenta light. "Unless you all are for going someplace further afield."
  4. 齐刘 - Qí Liú

    IC: S1:E3a "Yesterday, legs. Tonight? Corps."

    Qi sat calmly meditating. At least that is how it looked to her friends. In truth she was wondering truthfully what it was that she brought to this group. Other than her skill and discipline she had no powers and if it was inspiration that she was supposed to provide well this exercise was proving the lie to that. Aside from Spellstone who seems to have done this or exercises like it sometime in her past, Tatiana was the only other who was trying and Qi was fairly sure it wasn't because she was meditating no it was because she was trying to prove herself better. Hmm, does that bother me? Qi thought when the conversation among her companions turned to other activities. Qi listened and decided that they were correct. With a deft movement of her arms she reached out and over catching both cans of water with our spilling any. The shaft fell but with a gentle twist she caught that in her lap where the other lay undisturbed. She set the cans down and stood taking up the broom handles one each in her hand as she stood all in one fluid motion. "I have never been to a mall. I think this would be an experience I would like to share."
  5. Richard Alexander Reynes

    IC: S1:E3b "Late Night Shivers"

    "Nah Curtis, she'd go after after Sebastian if anyone, simply because she doesn't seem the type to want a man who'll talk back." He chuckled and he went to grab a towel for each of them. "Clean up first, then go for food? No point in actually going out smelling like this I should think."
  6. Curtis Shane

    IC: S1:E3b "Late Night Shivers"

    On the comment about Cosima, Curtis gave Sebastian a look that said 'are you taking the piss?' Then his face softened and he relented. "Fine. Burgers. Where did you have in mind? If possible, a place where we won't find ourselves in the middle of a gunfight again? Or worse, Summer Astovik swooping down on her new love-slave."
  7. Sebastion put his hands together like he was crushing something. "Takes both heat and preassure to make diamonds. I'm strong, but not that strong. I tried ot once when the ranch was behind on a few payments... black coal dust everywhere." He spread his hands in a wide arc. "Good times." "And I'm not interested in any of them, either, Curtis. We're just bros, trash talking over some hoops... it wouldn't kill you to be a little nicer, dude, c'mon. We don't go around insulting you when you're not around. Cosima has a lot of nice things to say about you, go easy, yeah?" Thier game had officially desolved, Rick the winner this round. He leapt up and took another shot, the angle was terrible and it hit the rim, bouncing off to the side. Rick scooped up the rebound and did a few tricks with his footwork. "I'm hungry, let's get burgers." Sebastian added. Rick stopped dribbling and tossed him the ball. "Do you ever stop eating?" He smiled and took a shot... and missed again. "Don't fat shame me, Rick. I'm emotionally vulnerable right now... I'll have to tell Summer Astovik you've been writing love songs about her." "But I haven't." Rick shrugged like 'what would tha accomplish'? "She doesn't know that." Sebastion took another shot and missed. We smiled wickedly. "You're playing with fire, Montana..." Rick laughed. "So? Burgers?"
  8. Richard Alexander Reynes

    IC: S1:E3b "Late Night Shivers"

    Rick chuckled "You know it's often said then when you stop looking, you find what you never knew you were missing Curtis." he recovered the ball quickly, and made his own drive on the goal, putting it in with an easy layup. "I get it in a way Curtis, that you just don't really seem to care. That doesn't mean they don't. You're so intelligent, but you can't ignore that aspect of life too. See, i find them all interesting, though as pretty as Cosima is, she's the lowest on my list. Even if her whole attitude is just an act, I can't see myself with her. I mean when it's just all of us together, there's no need for all that, in my opinion." He shrugged it off and smiled. "Besides, if it's not all an act, I could never afford to match any gift she could simply give herself on any given day." He looked to Sebastian and chuckled "Though I bet you could make her some pretty amazing diamonds by compressing coal, if you wanted to go that route." He did have interest in Qi, but it was more that he wanted to know more about her in general.
  9. Curtis Shane

    IC: S1:E3b "Late Night Shivers"

    Curtis let out a miffed noise from the headlock he was trapped in. "Let go." "Answer the question." Sebastian insisted. Curtis sighed. "I promise to answer if you let me go." The easygoing farm boy did so and Curtis checked around his throat for any loss of circulation before picking up the basketball. "I notice," Curtis' eyes judging the angle for a rebound off the far corner of the board, before bending his knees and shooting, "I just don't care." The basketball struck and followed a calculated arc that placed it right through the hoop: swish. "I'm not looking for companionship. Even if I were, the phrase 'it's what's inside that counts' holds a great deal more weight to me. Society puts out an endless wave of cosmetics, diets, surgeries, clothing, and so on, all to make beauty an artificial commodity. None of which guarantees you can stand the recipient for five minutes. Autumn, at least, I intellectually respect. Cosima is a shallow pool. Dive in, if you want, but don't come crying to me when you crack your heads on the floor."
  10. "Yesterday, Legs. Tonight? Corps." Ahh, Emerald City. Jewel of the West Coast. A place where peace and prosperity are allowed to reign for only a 30% protection fee from your business's overall gross. This evening we find the ladies of Claremont Academy sans their usual male counterparts. A girl's night out one could call it... after they've all made the mistake of agreeing to work out with the young martial artist, Qi. A decision they are all swiftly coming to regret... Qi stood in the traditional 'air chair' position. A broom handle lay across her lap horizontally while a second lay across her arms lay another broom handle, and upon this one were two silver, unmarked paint cans, filled with water. She showed only a moderate sign of fatigue... after seven minutes. Her breathing was simple and controlled, her eyes open and gazing off into the opposite side of the room as if she saw something there that no one else did. The other ladies were trying the same thing (minus the paint cans) with various levels of success... "Okay," Keiko said calmly, lifting up slightly and the handle rolled off her lap. "I see why you would do this, but seriously... why would you do this? It's torture heaped upon misery with a slice of torment on the side." "Maybe if you quit complaining long enough..." Tatyana replied to her Asian 'friend' in her typical dry, attitude laced voice. It wasn't her sort of workout, she was more the heat up the punching bag kind of girl, but the monk had some really hurtful training techniques... and if it hurt, it must work, right? Keiko offered her a stuck out tongue as she blindly searched for her fallen broom handle. Spellstone levitated the broom handle up into Keiko's hands. While she was certainly not going for a full seven minutes, she was familiar with the exercise, as her people, some 12,000 years ago to teach the strength and discipline necessary to focus sorcery. She moved past Tatyana and Keiko and reached for her water bottle as she dabbed away some of the sweat on her forehead with the towel around her neck. "Are yu not going to participate?" She asked Cosima, who was dressed for a work out but had yet to actually do anything except take a bunch of selfies of herself in her workout outfit. "Probably not," she was half paying attention to herself and half to addressing Spellstone as she clicked off another selfie. "With the guys gone, we should totally do something other than work out all night... and we all know if we don't act soon, getting Qi out of the gym will require not only your magic, but Bastion's strength. I hate to say it, but I think she's an addict, maybe we should have an intervention... with... maybe... chicken alfredo and a scary movie or two? Oh, the mall! We should totally mall. After I shower, of course, I'm all sticky and gross." Her friends all rolled their eyes, even Qi managed a small break in her meditations to smirk at the corner of her mouth.
  11. "Late Night Shivers" Three men. Three heroes. Free of their studies and currently without their female companions we discover the males of Claremont left to their own devices. Free of the shackles of math and history we find our young heroes delving deep into teenage vision quests of self discovery and their never ending search for their identity. Free to be the died in the wool, diamond in the rough, hardcore mature intellectuals they are... free to be... men. Sebastian dribbled from the left, then to the right, dipping the basket between his legs as he faked out Richard and spun around him, leaping for a jump shot. The ball bounced off the rim where Richard got the rebound and dipped into the basket for an easy two points. "Nice," he breathlessly said offering him five as Richard walked to carry the ball out. "So, my money is on, like, Tibetan or something." "No... I'd say Japanese." Richard dribbled past, faking out his opponent in a few strides before leaping for a lay up, that was denied by Sebastian's large hand. "See, I considered that, but she doesn't look Japanese." The massive teen gripped the ball in both his hands. Richard tried to slap the ball out of his hands but it didn't move at all, a prisoner of Sebastian's super powerful grip. "Really, dude?" Richard just smiled and shrugged, on the off chance that one day that might work. "Have either of you two considered Malaysian?" Curtis asked. Sebastian took a shot and missed again, the ball bounced off court where Curtis scooped it up. "Hotasian, maybe." Sebastian quipped. "C'mon, Curt, toss it in. We are engaged in a battle of finesse here..." "He doesn't know where Malaysia is." Offered Richard, half laughing as he thumbed towards his larger friend. "Of that," Curtis looked to the basket and tossed the ball. Without any resistance the ball dropped through the hoop, nothing but net. "I've certainly no doubt. And it's a game of math, Sebastian. Finesse only gets you so far, as your zero to twelve game will attest." "Basket ball's not my sport, okay?" He defended himself. "And I happen to know where a ton of malls in Asia are. Japan is like, filled with em. So, BOOM." "It's amazing how much of a walking stereotype you are," Curtis offered to the large super teen. "How did I end up agreeing to this?" "C'mon, Curtis, you can't barricade yourself in your room all the time." Richard walked over to him, picking up his Powerade and throwing one to Sebastian. "We figured, since the ladies were doing their thing, we'd, y'know, do ours. Hang out, shoot some hoops-" "...guess where Spellstone is from, Cosima's bra size, and whether or not Tatyana wears underwear..." Curtis interjected. Richard and Sebastian just paused and looked to each other and shrugged. "Well, yeah." "Such stimulating banter, allow me to go back to my room so that I might find a container for my joy..." "Dude," Sebastian mantled Curtis with a bicep as large as Curtis's head. "We go to school with some of the hottest ladies on the planet... you mean to tell me you haven't noticed a single one of them?"
  12. I'm not going to get admiration and followers on my social media accounts standing on the sidelines.
  13. Autumn Evermore / Spellstone

    OOC: The Offical Hero Academy Thread

    Here
  14. player three buying in
  15. Curtis Shane

    OOC: The Offical Hero Academy Thread

    Present with superior intellectual firepower!
  16. Roll call. I know it's been a minute, but I'm trying to get this going again now that I've finished the story boards and remade all the NPCs I lost in the HD crash. Lemme know who's still interested.
  17. A free action that can only be taken on your turn. So once you switch, you're stuck in that mode until you have the opportunity to spend another free action. You can't just cycle free actions on other people's turns gaining whatever benefits you want, whenever you want them. You also don't get an infinite number of free actions, you get a number of free actions 'within reason'. Cycling one of your power modes per turn is within reason. Characters with Vision Enhancements in arrays are not allowed to keep swapping their vision out (unless all the spectrums are in a single power) as free actions during their turn until they find the proper vision needed to see their target, nor are they permitted to do the same for any other sort of power, like cycling every tool on their utility belt until they find the right one for the task at hand, there's just not enough time in combat to do that. That's not reasonable. As I said, out of combat, I don't care. During combat, it needs to remain reasonable.
  18. isn't switching an array power a free action?
  19. I'm happy with Keiko's build. I'm spending exp, but not changing anything previously existing on her. And once the site lets me edit her sheet, I can even show the expenditures...
  20. Well, you set the powers up as 'Alternate Powers' which makes them, effectively an array. This means that whatever 'mode' Rick is in, technically counts as his power use for that turn. Spellstone gets one power use from her array, she doesn't get to swap between them to suit her needs once she's acted. Same goes for anyone with powers in an array. (Spellstone is a walking array factory so it's easy to just use her as an example) That means, if combat starts and Rick is in 'Speed Mode' (which is the first power in the array and therefore the mode I'm always considering his default) then until he acts in that round he does not have access to his other two abilities in the array. When his initiative comes up Rick can switch to his 'Strength Mode' and will lose access to his 'Speed Mode' and his 'Flight Mode' until he acts next turn and swaps over to one or the other. One you swap, you may make of the powers immediately, like any other power use. So what that means is if you're flying, you can't land and immediately switch to your speed, especially in combat. Outside combat, it's safe to assume his transitions are rather seamless, but while the fighting is happening, he can't just claim whatever is most advantageous at that moment. These swaps or 'mode changes' only happen on his action and they remain in effect until his next action. Example: Rick is in 'Strength Mode'. Bob Bitchin' throws him off a roof where he falls 50 feet. Rick can't switch to flight mode because it's not his turn, he already used his action. Now, before you say it... depending on the height of the fall, he may have time to swap, yes, I know. For the sake of the example, you should get what I'm saying. This is the simplest and easiest way to handle it without taking any of Rick's move or standard actions.
  21. It will prolly look like he whipped it up in his basement with less than ideal parts... but it's kosher. Once he generates some income he can gradually upgrade his toys into a suit of armor (which will be factored into the cost of the suit itself, so you won't have to redo anything or spend anything extra).
  22. Richard Alexander Reynes

    OOC: The Offical Hero Academy Thread

    I'd like to work out how exactly Rick's mode change works.
  23. Curtis Shane

    OOC: The Offical Hero Academy Thread

    Ok, but the helmet itself is kosher?
  24. A battlesuit, from scratch, is going to cost you some PP as well as money. Curtis doesn't have the funds needed for that sort of tech. At least, not at the moment. Keep that in mind.
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