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Offline BlackestKnight

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2013, 10:10:07 AM »
That is ri-THICK-ulous. Shopped?

No, just Brazillian.

Offline RamaelTopic starter

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2013, 10:19:11 AM »
Sigh. I'll take this moment to remind any other potential female players that there are plenty of Brazillian women living in London...   >:)

On the subject, whilst we will most certainly start in London and most of the action will center around there, expect (in the longer term) to go to Scotland, Ireland, Devonshire countryside, industrial Sheffield, under the sea, the myserious caves under Nottingham, etc.

Offline eiselmann

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2013, 10:29:39 AM »
Any change of some (planned) global events being an influence to the story...nothing like stirring up your target audience , when the things that matter to them are overseas.

Offline RamaelTopic starter

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2013, 11:05:33 AM »
Not off the top of my head. It's inferred that superheroes are active in other countries, primarily the US, and that knowledge will affect our RP slightly.

Most of the events I have planned are centered around the UK, given the premise of the RP. No doubt other events will come into play eventually however, ones that would affect the rest of the world, too.

Offline eiselmann

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2013, 11:11:35 AM »
ah...I take it my cunning plans will not be required ....of course I have faith that enough mayhem will be caused regardless

Offline RamaelTopic starter

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2013, 12:18:39 PM »
Sorry, maybe I missed what you were hinting at - if you have a plot brewing, I am more than happy to accomodate! I thought you were asking if I had any intent to RP global events.

Offline eiselmann

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2013, 12:55:41 PM »
Well more a global event (or two) designed adjutant ...really adjutant a section of society within Britain

Now just to clarify this event is not happening all around the world it'll be  single event at a single place but will be an event that will change the world and be reported about around the globe ...the nearest I could think of a similar game changing event in the recent past  would be 9-11.

BUt that's still a single event in a list of death and mayhem (which will be domestic) that I'm working on as my opening gambit to take power

Online Darwishi

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2013, 01:41:18 PM »
I'm interested.  Though I do have to ask if there will be any NC elements to the game? Or will it strictly be just fighting and trying to save the world?

Characters I already have that could either be from other nations, or tweaked to be from England and I could see working for this game are:

Voltaje
Sunbeam
Vendetta
Flare
Darkstar
Justice

To be clear, I'd only play ONE of these superheroines, I just listed them to see which would fit best according to the GM.

Offline MzHyde

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #58 on: March 31, 2013, 02:10:07 AM »
Well, I could use one character as the Agent Coulson type; someone who recruits heroes and watches over them. The other would be my main. Either one would make a good choice for a recruiter. Elizabeth is very smart (robot, obviously) and already has a position within the government. Jack isn't quite as bright but she's been around so long there's hardly a person or place she doesn't know and she'd certainly be willing to stalk some people and pester them into joining for the right price. Jack is a little creepy but Lizzy's a little cold. So, it can go either way. Hmmm..

Offline Major Major

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2013, 05:13:59 AM »
Are there still any openings for this? I have an idea for a character with a quasi-Captain America backstory.

Offline RamaelTopic starter

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2013, 07:56:03 AM »
Well more a global event (or two) designed adjutant ...really adjutant a section of society within Britain

Now just to clarify this event is not happening all around the world it'll be  single event at a single place but will be an event that will change the world and be reported about around the globe ...the nearest I could think of a similar game changing event in the recent past  would be 9-11.

BUt that's still a single event in a list of death and mayhem (which will be domestic) that I'm working on as my opening gambit to take power

I will be working with you on coming up with dastardly plots and informing you of the various villainous NPCs you'll no doubt be wanting to use.


I'm interested.  Though I do have to ask if there will be any NC elements to the game? Or will it strictly be just fighting and trying to save the world?

Characters I already have that could either be from other nations, or tweaked to be from England and I could see working for this game are:

Hi Dar! Thanks for showing some interest in this league of Blighty. To be honest though, I'd much rather people came up with a fresh idea according to the pitch rather than re-hash an older idea. Normally I'd have said yes, but whether the character is from the UK or having came to the UK by whatever means is kinda central to the characters so I'd rather they be created with that in mind. I'd still like to see you whizz up a heroine for Union, though.

Are there still any openings for this? I have an idea for a character with a quasi-Captain America backstory.

Hello Major. Yes there are still openings for this, still looking at building the core Union team. By quasi-Captain America, do you mean he's American, or he just has a similar origin story...?


EDIT: Rolling rollcall:

I'm now pretty sure Ruby was being serious.

Midnight Tiger

The Governess and/or Jack

Primarch's character

Chaoslord's character

ElvenKitten's character (maybe)

Dim Hon's character (maybe)

St George

Eiselmann's character, villain mastermind

Darwishi's heroine

Major's character (maybe)

Those of you without bolds...throw up a character idea already! (I reiterate, it doesn't have to be a character sheet, just a quick blurb on your character idea and where they fit into the Union/BDP divide). Once we have a definate core team I will get the OOC, Char sheets and game threads up. As it stands we only have three, or four.

Eiselmann, can I get you to expand on your potential villain? I will take certain stuff to PMs shortly with you, but I want everyone else to see what you have in mind. Main operative of the BDP? Closest rival to St George in the Magna programme? Independent villain? (this last option is the least preferable, as I'd rather our first true villain stayed with the canon, but I'm willing to talk about it).
« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 09:07:16 AM by Ramael »

Online ElvenKitten

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2013, 11:16:21 AM »
Super hero Name: Lady Spitfire
Real Name: Lady Abigail Lawrence
Age:21
Powers: Is a genius in technological areas specialising in weapons.
Mk IV Spitfire personal nano armour. MK I Broadside artillery striker pack
Mk III Guardian array Striker pack . these are deployed from her private jet "The dreadnought" while the packs are in transit they are vulnerable to weapons fire.
The Basic armour includes anti personnel and light anti armour weaponry both lethal and non lethal this armour does not need to be deployed as it's part of her constantly. Broadside adds a pair of large rail-guns to the basic suit and a number of missile pods.
Guardian Array adds extra armour, a Shield and a number of different sensor and analysis systems. It is designed for recon in  hostile environments and space combat.
     
Personality: Lady Abigail tends to be quiet and introverted when not in her armour. While in the armour she tends to act cocky and very arrogant, maybe due to the confidence boost the armour gives her. She is intelligent and usually polite

Background: Abigail graduated Oxford university at age 14 and by 16 had already turned her fathers struggling business into one of the most successful weapons manufacturer in the the world.
During a late night in her workshop she was attacked and nearly killed by an assassin, bleeding to death she managed to activate her new invention. It' was a power armoured suit that interfaced with the human body through nano tech. with the armour she was able to defeat the assassin, but her injuries were so severe that the armour had to create new organs, unfortunately she cannot live without the suit life  support system

over the years she's been able to alter the armour design, now only a small part of the armour is visible when in idle mode
« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 04:03:49 AM by ElvenKitten »

Online Darwishi

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2013, 11:28:15 AM »
Hi Dar! Thanks for showing some interest in this league of Blighty. To be honest though, I'd much rather people came up with a fresh idea according to the pitch rather than re-hash an older idea. Normally I'd have said yes, but whether the character is from the UK or having came to the UK by whatever means is kinda central to the characters so I'd rather they be created with that in mind. I'd still like to see you whizz up a heroine for Union, though.

Hey Ram! So, you didn't answer the NC question? And it'll take a little more time to come up with an original heroine.  I may hop over to Next Global Crisis to grab some pictures for a British vixen. Not the same character, as always, just you know...the women there are already wearing costumes. =P

EDIT: How well liked/known are superheroes/superheroines?   Would their adventures be catalogued on the news if they're popular enough, or I guess YouTube is always an option if not.  Just wondering if the general public likes them or hates them.  Or are we starting in a time where superheroes/heroines are all but unknown to the general public?

EDIT to the EDIT: So after reading Midnight Tiger, it is SO tempting to play the South American beauty: Tigress
She's far more mystically based it sounds like than Midnight, but I'm not going to make another "cat" character if it's going to step on toes. Just popped into my head. XDD



« Last Edit: March 31, 2013, 12:15:12 PM by Darwishi »

Offline eiselmann

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2013, 03:48:17 PM »
My main villain is the brains behind the outfit he has no connection(directly) with the political leadership of the BDP they don't even know he exists (thou I intend to play the polictical leader as an npc if that's okay) but he is calling the shots and running the militant arm of the organisation from street thugs to special forces trained operatives to his new army generated from the Manga programme and all the support parts of the BDP, on top of that while he personally has  some money his position within a certain organisation offers him access to wealth to rival most governments on the planet.

My character will have utilised the best aspects of the Magna programme and when I first considered the character it was an evil version of Doctor Charles Xavier without the wheelchair, I basically mean for my character to ...while not be impossible to find be something the Union is going to have to work hard to uncover so even when they get a name theres still much work to do to actually locate him ...and when they do he'll be a near version of ST George not quiet as powerful as the super hero but he will have the powers similar to DR Xavier to call upon and his various henchmen .


That's just the bare bones basics I have some more background which I'll reveal a cryptic version of to start the superheros going in truth I've spent more time working on his opening attacks (targets etc) than the character himself

Offline MzHyde

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2013, 04:05:44 PM »
So basically, he's Professor Moriarty.

Offline eiselmann

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2013, 04:19:30 PM »
There you go good comparison and something I should have connected to the character if that gives some measure of the characters cunning and intelligence great however I also wanted him to have Dr Xaviers ability to shield his mind form outside influence while being able --perhaps in a limited way to being able to access the minds of others(not taking control) more observation and it would have to be someone receptive to him(like his followers)


That and Moriaty didn't have access to Magna

Offline Major Major

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2013, 06:40:51 PM »
Hello Major. Yes there are still openings for this, still looking at building the core Union team. By quasi-Captain America, do you mean he's American, or he just has a similar origin story...?

He has similar aspects to the origin story of Captain America, yes.

RAF Flight Lieutenant Gavin Dunwall (Name to be confirmed, and may be changed later), formerly a navigator on a Lancaster bomber that was shot down in 1943 over the North Sea; he bailed out of the stricken plane but was knocked unconcious due to a bad landing. Somehow, he entered a state of suspended animation that lasted for decades, until he washed up on a beach. Dazed and confused, he wandered around onto a road, and then discovered he had temporal control abilities when he was nearly hit by a truck....

CHARACTER SHEET WIP:

CODENAME: The Navigator

REAL NAME: Gavin Dunwall

AGE: 24 (biologically), 101 (chronologically)

GENDER: Male

NATIONALITY: Very, Very, British

PERSONALITY: For better or worse, Flight Lieutenant Dunwall is a man of his times; he's scrupulously polite and courteous in company, but can come across as unintentionally patronising or even mildly racist, due to his internalised 1940's mindset. That said, he's far from being a bad person, just someone who needs a little time to get properly adjusted to the current times; both sociologically and technologically.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: About 5'7" to 5'8", dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, in generally excellent physical condition through regular and vigourous military PT exercise, but is otherwise of average build.

POWERS:

  • Personal Temporal Distortion: Able to 'slip through between seconds' (His words) to do what needs to be done. In effect he speeds up or slows down his personal timeframe to give himself an edge in whatever situation he's in - such as dodging a thrown punch.
  • Pilot's Papers and Driver's Licence: Allowed to drive or pilot most forms of road vehicles or light aircraft
  • Adequate shot with a pistol
  • Superb navigation skills

WEAKNESSES:
  • Untrained in physical combat
  • Aside from powers, is a normal, mortal man

EXTRA QUESTIONS:
1)What they think of the BDP? - "Bloody Moseley's back again? I didn't join up to fight the bloody Huns just so some home-grown Nazis could shove their oar in!"

2)What they think of other "superheroes"? - "Welp, I can't really complain about them if I'm one of them, can I?"

3) "No bloody way am I joining those bloody BDP Bedpan Washers! I think I'll give these Union fellows a try, though, they seem on the level...."
« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 05:15:04 AM by Major Major »

Offline RamaelTopic starter

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2013, 03:53:19 AM »
Super hero Name: Lady Spitfire
Real Name: Lady Abigail Lawrence

I love Lady Spitfire! One thing though, can we take out the excalibur set,  the sword and shield? It's just that with that one, she's a beast both in long to medium range AND close combat. She needs to have one black spot. What do you think?

Hey Ram! So, you didn't answer the NC question?
EDIT: How well liked/known are superheroes/superheroines?   Would their adventures be catalogued on the news if they're popular enough, or I guess YouTube is always an option if not.  Just wondering if the general public likes them or hates them.  Or are we starting in a time where superheroes/heroines are all but unknown to the general public?

You're right, I didn't, sorry! Missed it in all the other stuff. The NC stuff wasn't high on my list of priorities when starting this, if there is a large demand for it from my players then I will definately consider it.

At this time, "superheroes" are still new. St George has had a lot of news coverage, both network and home-made. There would be a few videos on Youtube of him, and perhaps a couple of some others. If your superhero has Youtube coverage, chances are it's one very recently posted video.

My main villain is the brains behind the outfit he has no connection(directly) with the political leadership of the BDP they don't even know he exists (thou I intend to play the polictical leader as an npc if that's okay) but he is calling the shots and running the militant arm of the organisation from street thugs to special forces trained operatives to his new army generated from the Manga programme and all the support parts of the BDP, on top of that while he personally has  some money his position within a certain organisation offers him access to wealth to rival most governments on the planet.

My character will have utilised the best aspects of the Magna programme

So...he has no direct connection with the BDP, but he actually runs the military part and has an army generated from the whole of it, and has direct access to the Magna programme? Can we just say he runs or part-runs the BDP? From what you've said there's no reason for him not to, really.

He has similar aspects to the origin story of Captain America, yes.

RAF Flight Lieutenant Gavin Dunwall (Name to be confirmed, and may be changed later), formerly a navigator on a Lancaster bomber that was shot down in 1943 over the North Sea; he bailed out of the stricken plane but was knocked unconcious due to a bad landing. Somehow, he entered a state of suspended animation that lasted for decades, until he washed up on a beach. Dazed and confused, he wandered around onto a road, and then discovered he had temporal control abilities when he was nearly hit by a truck....

CHARACTER SHEET WIP:

CODENAME: Farseer

REAL NAME: Gavin Dunwall

AGE: 24 (biologically), 101 (chronologically)

I LOVE Gavin Dunwall. Great character concept.

Two minor things? Codename - can we give him a codename he might have been likely to use back in his RAF days? I just think it would make him sound more forties. If you're set on Farseer, then I'll abide.

The other thing - anyone with time control powers becomes god. Can we adjust it slightly so that he definately HAD time control powers, but now he can distort time to make it seem as if he's moving very fast, or that the enemy is moving very slow, or they both are moving very slow but your character is using the time to think in real-time, or something? Perhaps that's what you already meant, but I'm not sure it was clear enough just from reading 1).

Online ElvenKitten

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #68 on: April 01, 2013, 04:09:25 AM »
I love Lady Spitfire! One thing though, can we take out the excalibur set,  the sword and shield? It's just that with that one, she's a beast both in long to medium range AND close combat. She needs to have one black spot. What do you think?
Added the Guardian striker pack instead. 
Was going to go for the whole armoured knight theme there, maybe just have a simple close combat blade as part of the basic armour?

Offline eiselmann

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2013, 04:14:53 AM »

So...he has no direct connection with the BDP, but he actually runs the military part and has an army generated from the whole of it, and has direct access to the Magna programme? Can we just say he runs or part-runs the BDP? From what you've said there's no reason for him not to, really.


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HI Mate sorry this is my bad I didn't make it clear....my character does indeed run the political wing of the BDP but the chap who is the front (the public leader) has no knowledge of the real power in his organisation. I wanted that separation mostly to ensure that if the BNP as a political organisation gets directly target by the 'superheros' either covertly or overtly they'll be wasting there time....plus certain events are planned that will generate outrage in all sections of society  I want the frontman to have no knowledge of these events until after it happens I need anyone observing him and his reactions to not suspect any prior knowledge(for those reactions to actually be genuine...that's important)

Offline RamaelTopic starter

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2013, 04:39:04 AM »
Thanks, Eisel, that's a lot clearer. In summation then, while he's not officially the front guy, for the players, GM and RL purposes, we can refer to him OOCly as thus?

Kitten, that's basically fine. Anything further we can talk about in the OOC and char generation. I'm imagining she has the old RAF blue red and white circles painted on her armour? That would look super cool  ;D

Offline Major Major

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2013, 05:00:41 AM »
I LOVE Gavin Dunwall. Great character concept.

Two minor things? Codename - can we give him a codename he might have been likely to use back in his RAF days? I just think it would make him sound more forties. If you're set on Farseer, then I'll abide.

The other thing - anyone with time control powers becomes god. Can we adjust it slightly so that he definately HAD time control powers, but now he can distort time to make it seem as if he's moving very fast, or that the enemy is moving very slow, or they both are moving very slow but your character is using the time to think in real-time, or something? Perhaps that's what you already meant, but I'm not sure it was clear enough just from reading 1).

On the first point: Farseer was just something I grabbed at random for a code name; if you can think of something better, I'll happily take it.

On the second point: Yes I see your point; I'll admit I'm not the most articulate person when it comes to getting ideas across. What I was intending to mean is like from that episode of Futurama, where Fry drinks 300 cups of Coffee and goes all Flash; My intention was that Gavin distorts time around himself, like you were saying.

EDIT: On the subject of Codenames, I've been considering the rather poetic "Lord of the Air", but that's a bit of a mouthful, really.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 05:08:59 AM by Major Major »

Offline RamaelTopic starter

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2013, 06:48:28 AM »
Lieutenant Looper?

The Flight Commander?

Lancaster Luck?

The Navigator?

Offline chaoslord29

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2013, 11:40:24 AM »
Okay! Narrowed down my concept a little and I've decided to go with my sports-themed hero (though I'm desperately trying to avoid calling him Sportsman XD). His powers are the result of genetic engineering and augmentation, not unlike the program the BDP has been developing and I see him acting as a potential foil for St. George, his powers being comparable in level but with a somewhat more refined focus. He's been masquerading as Reggie Augustine, twenty something rising star in the realm of British sports, careful to limit his exploits on the field in order not to attract too much attention, but he's still an olympic candidate and well respected in the right circles.

The twist is, he's not British at all. He's spent years cultivating this identity at least in part as a way to get closer to the BDP and investigate into any potential human experimentation they might be doing, and shut them down if necessary. Being a product of such experimentation himself, he abhors it's use for nefarious purposes, and doesn't believe mankind is ready to delve into such fields. Who is he though and why should he have such an abiding zeal against genetic tampering, and where did he receive his own magnificent powers?

In truth, Reginald 'Reggie' Augustine was born August Reinholt, Berlin, Germany, 1921. A soldier during World War II for the Wehrmacht, he was chosen for his exceptional performance on the battlefield for some of the Nazi's own super soldier experiments, and was subjected to all the manner of gene treatments and bizzarre experiments in the name of the Fatherland. Eventually, the experiments were a success and August Reinholt, performing special operations for the German military under the psuedonym of Reichson

As the war progressed, his powers continued to develop, not just physically, but mentally as well, and as they did his eyes were opened to the years of propaganda growing up under the Nazi Regime, and he began to think past the indoctrination and conditioning he was subjected to as part of the experiments performed on him. Where before he had reveled in the glory of battle, he now could see only the horror of war, and still the atrocities the Nazi regime were willing to commit continued to mount.

No longer a puppet of the High Command, August defected, providing the Allied powers with key intel in their war efforts, especially where the nazi super-science programs were concerned, and intervened personally against the creation of any more super soldiers like himself, destroying the labrotories and liberating others in the early stages of indoctrination before they could share in his fate. Unable to stand the idea of fighting any further in a war he had helped perpetuate, August withdrew to Switzerland, and began to cultivate for himself a new identity, learn more about what had been done to him, and reflect on how to live his life to atone for his transgressions. He became a scholar in the field which had given birth to him, but a recluse. He worked in relative anonymity till he was approached by East German agents who mistakenly believed him to be one of the Nazis who had originally worked on the very project which had created him. They wanted him to begin experiments anew, this time for the Soviet Union to create a crimson elite to lead the forces of Communism to victory across the globe.

Initially horrified, August came to realize this was his calling. To root out those organizations who would subvert human decency and dignity for the sake of more perfect soldiers, more perfect killers, and so he would subvert them from within, sabotaging experiments and souring any goverment (regardless of creed) against such programs all through the Cold War. He became an expert in manipulation and cultivating new identities to ingratiate himself with such programs, building off his previous incarnations reputation, promising to succeed where they had failed and over the decades worked for nearly every major world power on the globe! Things were fairly quiet since the 90s, so the advent of the BDP more or less caught him by surprise. Thus he has taken a different tack, masquerading as a British national and star athlete, acting subtly in an attempt to attract the attention of any who might be interested in where a potential Genetically Engineered individual such as himself might have come from.

Online Darwishi

Re: British superheroes!
« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2013, 11:43:12 AM »
You're right, I didn't, sorry! Missed it in all the other stuff. The NC stuff wasn't high on my list of priorities when starting this, if there is a large demand for it from my players then I will definately consider it.

At this time, "superheroes" are still new. St George has had a lot of news coverage, both network and home-made. There would be a few videos on Youtube of him, and perhaps a couple of some others. If your superhero has Youtube coverage, chances are it's one very recently posted video.

Ah gotcha.  Okay, so that idea is probably out.  By the by, no one seemed to have commented on another cat-themed hero?  I really don't want to step on any toes, so if it's a problem I'll move on.  I kind of like the idea, but currently I'm in a hold pattern before developing it more and/or scrapping it. ^_^