Craig ST Posted July 23, 2012 Share Posted July 23, 2012 Age of Heroes Okay, this here is the official thread for my 3e M&M super hero game. To submit a character, please send it to this account in this format. (AoH Character) charactername As of this moment I have 11 players interested so I’m not accepting anyone else. My players should know who they are and I will post a list of you at the bottom of this post as I get your submissions. I would like both background and stats in the same PM thread. Taking a page from Carver’s playbook, I would like you to use a dedicated account for your character with an Avatar representing him or her and the character’s stats to be put in a spoiler box in your account signature. Game Proposal As stated in my original thread, the idea is that the characters are some of the first super heroes to appear in the modern world. An alien race has come to earth and is sharing its advanced knowledge of science and technology in exchange for the right to stay and Magic is rising in power, allowing mystics and wizards to perform fantastic feats of magic. Theme & Genre Age of Heroes takes place in the modern times but with somewhat shinier ideals. It can be classified as a “Modern Age” game. The game is set in 2012. Heroes are a new phenomenon , the first one appearing in 2007, and between their appearance and the technological improvements the Kal’shiir (a stranded Alien race) have brought, the general opinion of the average person is hopeful. The future seems to be getting brighter and better even with the appearance of super villains. Fights will be big and flashy but with little concern for collateral damage; it happens but isn’t really focused on unless a story reason draws attention to it. Heroes and Villains don’t kill normally, Heroes capture and Villains monologue and put people in “inescapable” death traps. You know, back when comics were fun! Location The location of the game is the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This includes the areas of North Bay, East Bay, Silicon Valley/San Jose, The Peninsula, Santa Cruz/San Benito as well as San Francisco proper. Alcatraz is being refurbished into an Ultra Max prison, designed to contain super powered criminals. While not slated to be finished until 2014, at least 1 wing is operational. The Kal’shiir, an alien species that crashed into the San Francisco Bay, has created an artificial island at the site for their downed ship as a refuge. Very few humans have had the privilege of being their guest. More details on the various districts will follow at some point and once I get comfortable with Google My Maps I will create one for the game Aliens There is only one known Alien race on earth (unless a PC is an Alien), although thanks to the Kal’shiir, the authorities of Earth know about a second race. The Kal’shiir: The Kal’shiir are a humanoid race of blue skinned aliens that follow some sort of caste hierarchy. This hierarchy is not entirely social as some obvious physical variances exist between the castes. There are 5 castes and each caste is responsible for different tasks and jobs in Kal’shiir society. No one on Earth is really sure what the Kal’shiir want or why there were in earth space to begin with but since they are willing to share the secrets of advanced science and technology with the world, the UN and America are willing to play host. The Valinoshi: Supposedly a humanoid race that looks very similar to humanity but more fragile and graceful. The Kal’shiir claim they are aggressive and violent conquerors that use their psionic abilities to power their fantastic technology. The Kal’shiir have stated that while they are not currently enemies of the Valinoshi, their relations with them are tense and hostile. Science & Technology With the advent of the human/alien science collaborative, Humanity’s understanding of science and technology has greatly increased. Everything from communications technology to new energy sources to personal electronics has improved. It should be noted however that while many advances have been made, most of them have yet to trickle down to the common person’s hands. Government and big business have played a major part of this stalling of technological advancement either because they don’t want things like ray guns, personal force fields and flying car in the hands of the general public or because having things like free energy or cures for diseases just aren’t profitable. That said, significant advancements that have been made available to the public include medical and computer technology, cybernetic prosthetics, more efficient vehicle engines, Cellular communication technology, incredibly durable building materials and so on. Magic Magic is an oddity in this world in that it’s always been there; it’s just not always been accessible to believers. Magic is tied to the beliefs, hopes, and dreams of humanity and ebb and flows with their collective faith in it. Magic has steadily been on the rise for several years now and with its rise, the creatures that go bump in the night have returned. To help combat the encroachment of supernatural evil and those people who would abuse the rising power of magic, a group of mystics from a variety of traditions have gather together to create The Conclave of the Arcane. This organization seeks to battle supernatural threats to the earth as well try to keep magic hidden from the general population. Naturally this is unknown to the general populous at large, who tend to believe that mystics are just crazy people with normal super powers. Character Creation Okay, the nitty-gritty. Characters are built on 150 points at PL 10. Most Origins should be okay, but please remember that the first Super Hero didn’t become publicly known until 2007 although rumors of his (and others) existence were floating around the internet as early as 2004. All character backgrounds and origins have to take this fact into consideration. If you want or need to have your character gain their powers before 2007, talk to me in private and we will try to work things out. If you are making an Alien/Non-Human we will need to discuss its place in the universe (or Earth if it’s from a divergent society). I am very open to input but just want to make sure things align with my vision of the world. For example – I don’t want a whole race of “Kryptonians” or other glodly powered race. Mystic characters need to decide on a “Tradition” of magic that they practice and this tradition will limit the types of powers they can take as a spell array. Being a mage is not an excuse to lump any old power into an array in this game. It is possible for Mystics to use the magic of more than one tradition; they have to treat those as separate arrays. Also, when it comes to mythological gods I have no problems with people being divinely powered; demi-gods, and godlings, empowered by the gods, or their Avatars and so on. However no one can actually be a God. That territory is off limits. Complications: As per the rules all PC are required to have 2 complications and one of these must be a Motivation for why your character does the hero thing. If your character is a “mutant” (Someone born with their powers) then you must have a physical mutation. This mutation can be related to you powers but doesn’t have to be. Also, we will need to chat about your background. Note: Time Travel is off limits. From a power standpoint this means Movement: Time Travel and Senses: Postcognition & Precognition cannot be taken by players. Time Manipulation as a powers theme makes me a tad uncomfortable but I will judge any character with it on an individual basis. NEMESIS! Okay sort of but not really. When making your characters I’d like you to think up a villain that is in your character’s rogue’s gallery. It doesn’t have to be the most powerful baddie of all but it should be something fun, cool, and useable. Maybe it’s a jobber you continually beat, the head of a small crime ring or gang of some sort, or a “wrong side of the law” rival. It can be a full on nemesis too; someone that hates you enough to keep coming at you. I’m trying to keep most of the top tier villain spots open (Like Dr. Doom or Magneto) but will still look at those types of suggestions. I don’t need stats for these villains, just a general concept and how your character has interacted with them in the past. House Rules So far I only have one house rule and it is regarding Hero Points. Collateral Damage: If a player chooses, he can have one of his character’s actions cause “Significant Collateral Damage” to earn a hero point. This is a big deal. Maybe bystanders get hurt, maybe a building collapses but it should be something more than the average “cracks in the pavement and uprooted lampposts.” By doing this, you the player are saying your actions in this battle have caused a lasting mark on the city and it’s people and there will be consequences. Obscure Power: Action: Standard, Range: Ranged, Duration: Sustained, Cost: A single sense for 2 points per rank, two senses for 4 points per rank, and so forth, with visual senses costing double (4 points per rank) and 10 points per rank affecting all sense types. Obscure affects a default area with a 30 foot radius (distance rank 0). Each additional rank increases the distance rank of the area by 1. So Obscure 10 has a radius of 2 miles, while Obscure 20 has a radius of 2,000 miles! - Okay, I think that is everything for now. As I add more information I will post it here or create a thread for specific information. So if you guys want to post you character concepts with some brief information here, feel free. This would be a good place for you guys to figure out who has ties to who and to ask me any questions you may have. Approval Process Approved Jameson - Talos Joani - Chance Jeremy - Psi-Warrior Dave ST - Crimson Spider Carver - The Unknown Archer Titan - Titan Salmonmax - Visage Kamiko - Charta Domina Long - Icarus AtomicWeasel - Neutrino Girl Awaiting Submission Moira - Unnamed - on hiatus Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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