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When Realities Collide (OOC)

Post by CelticREI » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:42 am

"What if all of reality just decided to give up? Then again, who would be around to know if that happened?" - Unknown.
The barriers of reality are not as strong as they once were...

For months now calls have been coming into police stations across the globe...
"... High above New York City, we're getting a look at the new hero that just appeared, he seems to be allowing us to get closer in the helicopter... He is dressed in a blue suit with red cape... Yes, we have confirmed that this new hero is not on any of the records left over from the Hero Civil War files... We're uh.. We're not sure what to make of him Jack, he seems a bit confused but he is not making any hostile actions. He's... OH MY GOD he just disappeared! Folks he just faded before my very eyes... I'm not sure what to make of this but we'll continue watching the skies for if this unknown super-man returns... Back to you at the studio."
Things are not always cut and dry, consequences exist for every action.
"Mr. Wayne do you intend to spend yet another day under this rock looking at a computer screen?"
"I'm trying to figure out these people Alfred, the ones that appeared in downtown Gotham and then vanished. They vanished while I was speaking to them Alfred, no one has seen or heard from them, or of them, since..."
"Very well Mr. Wayne, I'll fetch the supper down here sir."
"Hmm... X-Men indeed... Who are you?..."
The whole of reality is about to have a surprise...
"Pezzini! Get in here!"
"Yeah Peyroux?"
"We have been getting reports about some kind of large green monster that appeared in the middle of downtown, tore things right to hell with some other green guy, this one making huge green energy things and then faded as the big green one was screaming something about 'Smashing'... I'm assigning you to start working with Detective Barns down in Precinct 5, it's a joint work with many of us... We want this hulking monster or green nightlight before they can hurt anyone..."
"And the walls shall tumble down..."
Think Tank Productions in association with Celt Films is proud to present:
When Realities Collide.

Staring:

Vermillion as Ambrose Chase
Kaisius as Kyle Rayner, Green Lantern
JBeatnik as Nightcrawler
Berior as Plutonian
BlindPugh as Quicksilver
TattooedMan as Reign
Sriseru as She-Venom
LasomBrujha as Superboy
Storm Vermin as Tom Strong

Special Guest appearances by CelticREI as Blink/Abby, DesertGhost as Backlash and Captain America, Severance as Taskmaster, MindCrush as Green Arrow, Vermillion as Ambrose Chase, Arknight as HADES and Karma as Starfire
And Weena Mercator as The Hopping Woman
Things to know:

M&M 3E is being used, if you don't have DC Adventures feel free to ask around for help creating a character (I'm not opposed to folks using one of the premade builds in the book, or that the great builders on here have made) and I, and I'm sure the players, will help with rules questions/issues.

PL 10 with plans to play this for a *long* time, given the chance, all the way to PL 20.

4 Players (or 8 or 12 depending, see below) (Changed: Now a single Team with 9 players)

If I get enough apps from the different comic-worlds I may split this into 2 or 3 threads, each one focusing on that specific World with the definite chance of cross-overs.
-I.E.: A DC Thread (players; Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman), a Marvel Thread (players; Spider-man, Cap America, Storm and Iron Man) and an Image Thread (The Darkness, Witchblade, The Maxx, Spawn). The Marvel team 'shifts' to the DC universe. Marvel players please start posting in the DC Thread until you shift back to Marvel Universe.
-Note: If only 4 PCs are selected they can be from different universes. It doesn't have to be everyone from Marvel, or just DC or all from Image. We're ok with diversity ^_^
(Changed: We are in a single IC Thread now)

I plan on playing a minor PC during some parts, though s/he will be a background character that I am having fun with (I hate Mary Sues and would not put that on any player.) (Changed: Not playing a character anymore)

You may pick anyone from Marvel, DC or Image Comics, or make your own hero if you wish.
-Note: If you are wanting to play a character that would normally be PL 11+, adjust their stats and give me a reason for the power loss (ie. Hal Jordan, Superman, Thor, Hulk, Spawn, The Maxx, etc.)
-Note: If ye want to pull in a character from a different comic-world, give me a good story, a link to who they are, find a way to put them into one of the three comic-worlds above and I'll look into it, see if I can make them fit. I'm pretty flexible like that.

My knowledge of DC isn't as good as my knowledge of Marvel or Image, so I may need some help in the form of links if you submit a DC character that isn't well known (Like I just found out who The Question is. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or bad thing yet, given my imagination, lol)

I'm in the process of a large change in my working life (starting my own business from home) so I may have to put the game on hold from time to time so I can focus. The holds will never be longer then two weeks and should be very few and far between.

I'm going to keep Recruitment open for a while, it's not first come, first serve and I may keep recruitment open even after we start playing to try and get that 8 or 12 players (depending on how things go).
-It will be in player blocks of 4 however. So with 5-7 players they need to wait (and I hope promote) to get up to 8, likewise for 9-11 players. (Again, changed to a single group of 9 players)

Game stuff:

The walls between the different realities are starting to bend and break and as such they are merging in places for a short while before fixing themselves. Superman is in Metropolis one moment, New York then next. The X-Men appear in downtown Gotham. Green Lantern and the Hulk duke it out with the Witchblade playing clean up.

A major theme for this game will be figuring out what is happening and why it is happening.

I'd like to try out having the RP run on the boards and Combat on IRC, though if that proves not realistic I'm fine with having both here on the boards. (Aye, it's all on the boards)

Have at it folks! ^_^
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*Owl throws down a smoke pellet to cover escape*
*FLUME OF SLEEP GAS*
*THUD*
Owl: "zzzzzzzzzZZZZZzzz"
Batman: *facepalm*

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Re: When Realities Collide (OOC - Recruiting Now!)

Post by Berior » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:47 am

I'm not sure if I want to play in this but the concept is interesting.
However, if you believe what other peoples have said I've gotten quite good at making relatively low PL characters, so if anyone wants help with bringing down a higher PL character to PL10 I'd be happy to help.

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Post by DesertGhost » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:59 pm

I'd like to play in this. Since I never get to play Image anything, one of my favorite companies from the '90s, I'd like to use one of those characters.

Here are three character ideas from companies that were once a part of Image (I'll let you decide on the best fit):
Backlash (Early WildCORE Era): Dept PSI has been getting readings from all over the world of strange sightings of new superhumans. They proactively send in their best unit, led by Marc Slayton (A.K.A. Backlash) to investigate. During their recon of a battle between unknown SPBs in New York, Backlash disappeared, causing Dept PSI to go on high alert.
Kiani: The oceans have been turbulent. The Hydroports have become unstable and have inexplicably collapsed in some areas. What is even more alarming is the emergence of two seemingly new races inhabiting the oceans. These "Atlanteans" seem to have two distinct races and cities, but constantly shift in and out of the sea, as if between worlds. The Blue High Council has dispatched the Security Forces to conduct an investigation on these intruders. During the operation, Kiani, one of Cannon Hawke's best warriors, disappears.
Nemesis: Charis had nearly cornered a dangerous Daemonite, tracking him to the slums of New York, when she stumbled upon an alien race that she had never encountered before. This "Brood" attacked her, but on its own it had no chance. After the battle, Void contacted Charis and told her that reality is breaking apart and fusing together all at the same time, much as it once did (a hint back to the Image/Valiant X-Over). In an attempt to discover the cause, Void teleports Charis across dimensions, but Charis wasn't prepared for what she would encounter.
Don't make me decide! :lol:

Other than Marvel, Image (and its many offshoot companies) were my favorite stories. I'm delighted that someone else knows about them.

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Post by CelticREI » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:06 pm

I was introduced to many comics thanks to Image: WildC.A.T.S., Weapon Zero, CyberForce, Backlash, I love them all.
*Owl throws down a smoke pellet to cover escape*
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Post by DesertGhost » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:12 pm

CelticREI wrote:I was introduced to many comics thanks to Image: WildC.A.T.S., Weapon Zero, CyberForce, Backlash, I love them all.
I have nearly every issue of all those mentioned. A rare thing on these boards. Most of these kids just know about the Big Two. Speaking generally, of course, there are a few with more varied tastes.

Do you have a preference to the characters I listed above? I like them all equally and so would have a difficult time choosing for myself.

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Post by CelticREI » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:24 pm

DesertGhost wrote:
I have nearly every issue of all those mentioned. A rare thing on these boards. Most of these kids just know about the Big Two. Speaking generally, of course, there are a few with more varied tastes.

Do you have a preference to the characters I listed above? I like them all equally and so would have a difficult time choosing for myself.
I'm a softy for Marc above, though they are all great characters ^_^ If ye play as Marc, know that I will bring in his daughter and Taboo, if only as NPCs from time to time heh
*Owl throws down a smoke pellet to cover escape*
*FLUME OF SLEEP GAS*
*THUD*
Owl: "zzzzzzzzzZZZZZzzz"
Batman: *facepalm*

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Post by DesertGhost » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:00 pm

CelticREI wrote:
DesertGhost wrote:
I have nearly every issue of all those mentioned. A rare thing on these boards. Most of these kids just know about the Big Two. Speaking generally, of course, there are a few with more varied tastes.

Do you have a preference to the characters I listed above? I like them all equally and so would have a difficult time choosing for myself.
I'm a softy for Marc above, though they are all great characters ^_^ If ye play as Marc, know that I will bring in his daughter and Taboo, if only as NPCs from time to time heh
Backlash it is! I'll draw it up later (hopefully I'll be able to represent him well at PL 10, he's got a lot of skills).

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Post by CelticREI » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:30 pm

Oh, I forgot to mention this above, (and I'll edit it in for those that haven't read it yet) but it doesn't have to be everyone from the same universe. If I get Backlash, Iron Man, Batman and Wolverine the game is still on, no need for everyone to be from Marvel, or just DC or just Image. ^_^
*Owl throws down a smoke pellet to cover escape*
*FLUME OF SLEEP GAS*
*THUD*
Owl: "zzzzzzzzzZZZZZzzz"
Batman: *facepalm*

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Re: When Realities Collide (OOC - Recruiting Now!)

Post by Vermillion » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:41 pm

I would like to join up as maybe Invincible or Ambrose Chase, the former because he is a great example of a PL10 paragon, the latter because he has one of the coolest powersets in comics, and both just because the are favorites of mine.

I have no idea how I am going to build the latter though.

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Post by CelticREI » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:56 pm

Vermillion wrote:I would like to join up as maybe Invincible or Ambrose Chase, the former because he is a great example of a PL10 paragon, the latter because he has one of the coolest powersets in comics, and both just because the are favorites of mine.

I have no idea how I am going to build the latter though.
Both great ideas.
If ye want my advice, I'd personally make Chase with Deflect to simulate the time-field when he is dodging projectiles (with redirect and reflect it works with the bending gravity to throw them back too). Movement works pretty well with his running up walls, Move Object is a way to do other Gravity type powers (give it Area, Increased Duration(Continuous), Selective, Limited(only up or down) and ye have Gravity Control from 2E, check out my 3E Jeska on my build page as she uses Gravity stuff if ye want more ideas). The only thing I can't figure out would be the Time slowing thing (when not dealing with dodging bullets like above) that is a tricky one...
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Batman: *facepalm*

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Post by CelticREI » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:24 pm

While browsing the web I came across this place, really decent place for info on Image comics for anyone wanting to not do Marvel/DC but don't know much about Image.

http://wildstormresource.wetpaint.com/p ... Characters

There are some parts of the site that are not very safe for work (skimpy outfits, nothing truly pornographic that I have seen) and it might have a pop-up that asks if you are 18 or over heh

Edit: Well, Wildstorm, which was a major part of Image comics... there are more out there that were under Image.
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Post by DesertGhost » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:49 pm

Here's a completed PL 10 Backlash. I was actually able to hit every point quite well. I don't see him being much more powerful than this, so justifying a raise in PL beyond 11 would be difficult. I didn't realize how much of a starting character he really was. An experienced starting character, though, since he still needs about 20 more points in skills before he is truly a good rendition.

As I stated before, if we end up getting a lot of Image builds (or just not enough of a certain kind that you want) just let me know. I'm getting better at creating these characters in 3e and I not only enjoy the practice, but I'm open as to the types of characters that I play.
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Abilities
Strength 4, Stamina 4, Agility 6, Dexterity 4, Fighting 5, Intellect 2, Awareness 2, Presence 1

Powers
Kherubim Physiology: Enhanced Advantage 1 (Diehard), Immunity 1 (Aging) • 2 points
Psionic Powers: Array (14 points)
  • Mist Form: Concealment 2 (Visual; Limited to Fog), Enhanced Advantages 2 (Evasion 2), Insubstantial 2 (Precise), Regeneration 6, Unreliable (5 Uses) • 14 points
    Psi-Whips: Elongation 2 (30 feet), Enhanced Advantages 6 (Fast Grab, Improved Disarm, Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Improved Smash, Improved Trip), Movement 1 (Swinging), Penetrating 2, Projection • 1 point
Psionic Pulse: Affliction 6 (Resisted by Fortitude; Daze, Stunned, Incapacitated), Grab-Based • 3 points

Equipment
Armored Jumpsuit: Protection 2 • 2 points
Combat Knife: Strength-based Damage 1, Enhanced Advantages 1 (Improved Critical) • 2 points
Commlink: Senses 1 (Communication Link to team) • 1 point

Advantages
Agile Feint, Close Attack 7, Diehard, Equipment, Evasion 2 (Only in Mist Form), Fast Grab, Improved Disarm, Improved Grab, Improved Hold, Improved Initiative, Improved Smash, Improved Trip, Languages 3 (German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish; base: English), Leadership, Takedown, Teamwork

Skills
Acrobatics 10 (+16), Athletics 9 (+13), Close Combat: Psi-Whips 4 (+16), Close Combat: Unarmed 4 (+16), Expertise: Military 8 (+10), Intimidate 6 (+7), Investigation 7 (+9), Perception 5 (+7), Stealth 6 (+12), Vehicles 5 (+9)

Offense
Initiative +10
Combat Knife +12, Close, Damage 5, Crit. 19-20
Psi-Whips +16 (+15 Grab), Close, Damage 4 (Penetrating 2)
Unarmed +16, Close, Damage 4

Defense
Dodge +14, Parry +14
Toughness +6, Fortitude +6, Will +8

Abilities 58 + Powers 20 + Advantages 16 + Skills 32 + Defenses 24 = 150

Complications
Responsibility: To the Department of Paranormal Science Investigations and WildCore.
Reputation: Backlash has worked as a double agent.

Real Name: Marc Slayton

Biography: Backlash is a half-Kherubim/Half-Human hybrid. He was born in Atlantis and has accrued over three-thousand years of combat experience, most of which he can’t remember completely. After serving in Team 7, and being exposed to the Gen-Factor that reawakened his latent Kherubim powers, Backlash became the field trainer for Stormwatch and is currently serving under the Department of Paranormal Science Investigations (Dept PSI) as the leader of WildCore.
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Post by CelticREI » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:28 am

Nice Backlash. Only thing I am wondering is if you meant to leave out his dagger/knife he keeps on his back, not that big of a thing as he rarely used it except to throw into people (like Savage Dragon's arm... now *that* was an intense fight).
I like how you put the Regen as part of the mist form and the Unreliable is a nice touch 5 uses is more then he could do in the comic, but what can you do, that is how the flaw works heh
Wasn't Marc able to 'webswing' with his psi-whips? (I think it was in Backlash/Spider-Man that I first saw it)
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Post by Sriseru » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:52 am

I'm interested.
I thought of making a somewhat original character; an experiment gone wrong when the Venom Symbiote was cloned, resulting in a misunderstood monster hero.

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Post by CelticREI » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:29 am

Sriseru wrote:I'm interested.
I thought of making a somewhat original character; an experiment gone wrong when the Venom Symbiote was cloned, resulting in a misunderstood monster hero.
oooohhhh. I like the initial idea, something kinda like Toxin and Venom mixed or the such. I'd love to see it!

Something for the folks, I decided which character I'm going to mini-play (mainly just in fights because I love to fight in M&M lol, she'll be pretty well in the background most other times) is Blink (from Age of Apocalypse and later Exiles).
I'm going to be nerfing her 'port abilities a good bit and she'll just get better as the PL raises (because come on, 'porting to the moon at PL 10 is just wrong lol)
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Batman: *facepalm*

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