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  1. AWS

  2. Street Level Heroes

  3. Manhattan's Advanced Academic School was home to much of the best and brightest student minds in the city. Like all schools in the state of New York a balanced curriculum must be offered for all students, to include not only the standards of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading and Writing, but also Physical Education, Music, World Languages, Drama and Theater, Dance, and Art. And thanks to a partnership with Columbia University, the AAS offered many courses well beyond those one would normal fight in a high school and even offered some courses at Columbia. The campus itself was a mixture of old and new buildings and architecture. Many of the buildings were more than one story, but the campus also maintained large lawns with occasional shade trees for students to enjoy (when the weather permitting). In addition to the various labs, the school featured a large theater, gym and indoor pool. Among those students attending the AAS was one Penny Pearson, a quiet, skinny redhead sitting alone at a table in the cafeteria, picking at her salad with a fork in one hand while she scribbled in a notebook with the other, reworking some equation for the design of her 'miniaturized, high pressure extruder' (web shooters) when, like a breath of fresh air, Makayla walked up and sat her bag on the table as she took a seat. Penny looked up and a flashed a faint smile to her friend as the other girl fished a sketchbook and bottle of water out of her bag. The two teen girls certainly made an usual pair sitting at the table, with Makalya being outgoing, beautiful and right on point with fashion and trends, while Penny was more of the classic 'geek girl', hiding behind glasses and a mismatched wardrobe. "Okay, so this is only temporary, but I bought us a couple of burner cells, so that when you are out we can communicate without it being traced back to us. At least until I can get something else wired up or something. I figure I can sew in the earbud and mic into the mask, so it will be hands free and there will not be any dangling wires making you look like some ghetto-ass hero or something." the african-american teen said as she unscrewed the cap of her water bottle and took a swig. "Oh, and speak of masks. What do you think is better? Something that you can totally pull off, that is separate from the rest of the costume, or maybe something that attaches in the back, like those speed skaters wear, but, you know, a full mask instead of just a cowl, coif or whatever?" Makalya continued as she flipped through her sketchbook, past the sketches of outfits for her fashion design class and to the back where she has some simple sketches illustrating what she meant.
  4. Okay, so I am totally using some of Nina's ideas for AWS (because they are awesome) and will occasionally offer optional projects for xp, or maybe a re-rolls or something. Project #1.0 - Soundtrack Make a list 5 -10 songs (or so) that reflect the feel of your hero. The lyrics do not have to matter, it is more about vibe and feel. Project #1.1 - Character Theme Post a song that should be more or less the character's theme. Project #1.2 - Main Theme Submit a song for the main theme of the team 'show'. Due date for all parts of this project is March 30th. Songs need to be on YouTube and no doubling of songs (including covers). The first person to post it, gets it. All genres are open. Post the links to your songs in this thread. Each part of the project (1.0-1.2) is worth.. something. I dunno yet. Maybe some XP, a discount off a knack or a re-roll or something. I'll figure it out.
  5. Moving into melee range does not incur an AoO. Moving out of melee without disengage manuver doez though.
  6. "If you seek dry sake, then I am certain that any of the sake houses found within the city will suit your needs. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend one, for I am not very familiar with Ikoma's Eye as I am with posts such as City of the Rich Frog or Ryoko Owari. And for that, I apologize, Shosuro-sama." Captain Michiyo answered with a polite smile and small bow. "If you seek a local variety, then I am sure that the sake houses could assist you in locating the brewer." he offered. "Hmmm.., Considering our quarry, it may be best to do what investigation we can through more casual means, lest we tip them off too soon to our presence and allow them to surry off into the night." Kageko mused.
  7. The boy snarls and turns his attention to Dread. Attack #1: 1D20+2 => (3 + 2) = 5 vs AC 16 = Miss! Attack #2: 1D20+2 => (15 + 2) = 17 vs AC 16 = Hit! Damage: 1D6+2 => (6 + 2) = 8 Slashing damage. The girl stays focused on Shayuri Attack #1: 1D20+2 => (13 + 2) = 15 = Miss! Attack #2: 1D20+2 => (19 + 2) = 21 = Hit! Damage: 1D6+2 => (4 + 2) = 6 Slashing damage (Supposing Shayuri does not weasel out of the damage. )
  8. Characters I enjoy

    The character I have enjoyed writing for the most has been Lilly and Siobhan (by far), and then Neeva and Abigail. Lilly may seem simple, but there is actually a lot of complexity to her. She tries to do the right thing, but makes mistakes, has occasional bad teen judgement, and care for her friends, which complicate things. And on top of it all, she is still coming to terms who who she is/will be as an adult. I have never really played such a sweet, super compassionate character like Siobhan, where wears her heart on her sleeve like that, but I really, really enjoyed it. I have been working on a fic for her, even if the game is shelved. I enjoyed Neeva, but nothing really got to flesh out with her, even though I had ideas of paths for her to take. Abigail was just a bit different for me. She was military, lost several of her squad members, which in turn caused her and Temple to begin truly bonding. The game was shelved before it could really go anywhere, but I was really enjoying the RP. Phere is totally new, so still working her out. I am beginning to find Jexa, and enjoying it so far, but it is still early, the same with Na'Atem. I -really- looked forward to play Dr. Temnikova. I generally do not recycle characters, but she is one I would totally play in another game. Sigurn I -really- liked, put a lot into her and was looking forward to developing. I would potentially recycle her too, but it would difficult. I did not get to play Tabitha enough to really find her.
  9. OOC Thread for AWS Discussion

    A demonstration of some powers in front of the media (sans telepathy, of course) would go a long way.
  10. OOC Thread for AWS Discussion

    To continue spitballing here... Some will idolize KEYs and some will fear them. A few may see them as being spawns on the devil, but a few will also likely see them as being blessed as well. The Irregulars would be hounded by companies wanting them plug their products, make toys of them and so on. The media would want interviews. Lots and lots and lots of interviews. The Irregulars would likely be encouraged to give some too, just for good PR. Though the public at large might not know about the alien threat facing the planet, after the UN Security Council meeting where the US came clean about the QEHs and Asheen, not only would various countries want their own KEYs for defense and such, but there would likely be a secret global initiative to prepare for the Asheen threat. There would be a mad dash to learn as much about the KEYs as possible. Some unsavory elements would also seek to recruit KEYs of their own (criminal organizations, terrorists and so on) I'll prolly have more later
  11. In Shayuri's defense, she IS getting double-teamed, whereas Dread and Krusk are double-teaming a single enemy. There are no stairs though, just a narrow hallway that leads to this rather small room.
  12. Captain Michiyo nodded to Rin. "And if I or my men may be of any assistance, you have but to say the word." he offered and bowed to Rin before turning to Kamiko's question. "That would depend on what you like in a sake. Unfortunately, I am not as familiar with Ikoma's Eye as I am with other ports, but there are many sake houses within the city." Captain Michiyo said, motioning toward the city. "Though I have heard that generally those of the Lion Clan prefer very dry sake. I am certain other varieties can be found here as well, of course. Is there any specific type you seek?"
  13. The woman is taking the Attack action and will claw at Dread with both attacks. Attack #1: 1D20+2 => (10 + 2) = 12 vs AC 16 = Miss! Attack #2: 1D20+2 => (11 + 2) = 13 vs AC 16 = Miss! Shayuri is up!
  14. Okay, so Shayuri takes no damage due to her shield spell. Krusk, you're up!
  15. As the witch hisses at Krusk, he was taken slightly aback as he drew his weapon and pointed it toward her crouching form. "This will be the last time you fool someone. How vile and terrible of a creature are you to abuse the sanctity of a person's good nature? No more... and now..." he lunges toward the witch with the large sword... "time to end you". Despite the paladin's best effort, the witch slipped to the side, demonstrating more agility than he was expecting, leaving his blade only to find a bit of her skirt as she smiled at him smugly. A litany of curses spewed from Dread's mouth, 'whore', 'harlot' and several others that would have been enough to make a Celebrant of Sharess blush. In a dizzying blur he kicked at the witch, which she dodged as well, only to end up leaping in the direction of his blade as he swung the heavy steel directly to impede her escape from him. It was a decent enough feint on Dread's part, but he knew she wouldn't fall for it a second time. "Cursed whore!" he belittled her as his blade bit deep into her flesh. "Back to the Hells with you!" The witch looked down at the blade buried in her flesh and then up at Dread, shooting him a sharp-toothed grin as she used her impalement on his weapon as a means to limit his movement. Her claws hands slashed at the warrior, catching him somewhat by surprise. Reflexively he kicked her, knocking her back and off of his blade, while simultaneously ensuring she managed to only claw at the air. "Look out!" Shayuri warned. "We need to thin this group out before they can start freezing us!" She summoned magic, and exhaled a torrent of flame that swept through the room! All three creatures... and Delgath... were in the cone of devastation! But knowing that she had an ally in front of her sapped the sorceress of some of that vital will to do harm, perhaps. The flames were relatively tepid in temperature as she held back her worst, but still managed to cause the creatures to hiss and howl in pain, adding the scent of seared flesh and burnt hair to the air. Almost immediately Shayuri nearly regretted her actions as the two 'children' snapped their heads around at the half-elf and hissed. They charged at her, nearly falling over each other to get at her first as their flesh still sizzled and smoldered from her flames. The boy leapt at her first, claws swiping at at her, forcing Shayuri to the side to avoid his strikes... and unwittingly into those of his 'sister', though the girl's talons, instead of tearing into her, scratching deep gouges of crimson in her flesh, were instead deflected by a mystic barrier, reflexively summoned by Shayuri in an instant. The room itself was already quite small and filled with a half dozen combatants wielding cones of flames and huge blades, which led Eon to stand in the hall with Arturs behind him, as Rhosh checked their rear, ensuring this was not simply a diversion.