Is it permissible to put our own spin on canon characters, like in Teen Avengers, or do we need to try and stick to the canon characters and personalities as closely as possible?
We're looking for pretty close to canon in this game, though you are welcome to do your own take on personalities as long as it's fairly close to the original from the comics. Remember the game is set in 2011 but things are as they were in the mid 90s in the X-Books. There's a timeline under "Important History" in the Information Thread
that should be read to get an idea of everything. If you would like, there is also a synopsis of gameplay so far on page one of the OOC Thread
As far as non-canon, what limitations should be placed on them?
Think the power levels of your average X-Man in the comics. Nothing cosmically powerful, but enough to make you super and able to be a superhero. If you aren't sure, PM me, Josietta and EbonyQueen with your idea and we'll let you know if it's kosher.
It's all about protecting a world that hates and fears you.