To Catch a ThiefGenre:
Psychological Drama, Thriller, ActionPairing:
F/M, M/M, M/F, F/FForum:
Bondage: Human or ExtremeRole Sought:
Wolverine & Various OthersSeeking to Play:
Mystique & Various OthersThemes:
Espionage, Morality, Chaos, Class DivideInspirations:
Old Mystique Solo Series, Get Mysique Story Arc
So, this is a game that I tried running couple of times in past but it didn't reach conclusion for various reasons. It features a favorite pairing of mine that I quite enjoy shipping while writing Marvel fandom, Raven Darkholme and James Howlett.
The first story arc revolves around a bunch of hackers stealing a list of every known meta human with their identities, family relations and virtually every other aspect available about them from S.H.I.E.L.D. database during Registration Act and episodes surrounding that. Said list is made available in the black market with people willing to pay exorbitant prices for that.
Raven, knowing of it, goes on to fetch it for herself while at the same time S.H.I.E.L.D. are sending their own agents. I have elaborate details of it that I shall save for now.
Suffice to say, Charles Xavier himself has got the wind of it and sensing the danger, he sends his own man, Wolverine in on the same mission. With various parties trying to capture the data, it leads to a massive clusterfuck which leaves Raven in a rather precarious state with authorities having a rare opportunity at putting down the notorious terrorist for good. That's when Xavier steps in, offering her a bargain that in return for safe receipt of the data in his hands, he would help her in clearing her slate, removing any trace of existence of her records from S.H.I.E.L.D. and Stark databanks.
With no option left and not wanting to sacrifice her freedom, Raven consents and becomes Xavier's agent, someone who he uses for missions that he can't use his regular X-Men for. The missions that require him to take a hard call, to do morally questionable things, none of which Raven has any qualms about except with sole caveat. It should be for the furtherance of good of the mutants. Her handler, is her [im]mortal enemy, Wolverine.
From here, it's an open ground. They can branch into any mission ranging from kidnapping of Irene Adler and preserving her in order to use her prophecies to preventing some new bioweapon from getting out in open or exploring a different side of mutants vs humans conflict wherein they witness mutants manipulating humans in some ways, giving Raven a different perspective. Also at the same time, there could be other parties trying to recruit Raven to be a double agent in order to get an access to some of Professor X's secrets. It can be anything really. Part of the fun here is creating our own world.
The game itself shall be Extreme due to violence and assorted chaos and shall involve all sorts of pairings due to shapeshifting element and not to mention a large NPC cast that shall populate it. If you desire, I can link you to old version of this story. Kindly keep responses [if any] that his generates to PM's. Thank you.
The State of No Return
Genre: Psychological Drama, Thriller, Action
Pairing: F/M or M/F
Forum: Light or Extreme
Role Sought: Charles Xavier or Sage
Seeking to Play: Charles Xavier or Sage
Themes: Espionage, Morality, Ethereal Plane, Ideological Conflicts
Sage is the very first mutant Charles Xavier was able to discover when she saved his life. Since then, Sage has been his right hand woman in more capacities than one. When Xavier has X-Men, the original team Cyclops, Jean and all, as more of a 'public' face so to speak, the harbingers of peace and whatnot, there are countless times when he has had to make harsh calls. Go against his own morals, bite the bullet.
Sage is his weapon when it comes to those things. She, having grown up with these things, a vast trove of knowledge, basically a walking supercomputer, has always been the one who is operating behind the scenes. Each problem that she has to fix with the guidance of her mentor who has helped her realize considerable potential residing within her, has taken little bit out of both of them.
This is a complex story involving two erudite people and evolution of the younger one i.e. Sage as she grapples with number of issues and so does her mentor, Professor Xavier with no other way to confess them of the deeds their acts have caused except each other.
Please note, there will not be any element of sex or romance between Xavier and Sage or in this whole story in general at any point, I just don't see it working and don't want to cheapen the story for no particular reason by including that facet without any reason driving it.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Genre: Thriller, Action
Role Sought: GM
Seeking to Play: Pete Wisdom
Themes: Espionage, Spy Life, Bleak Humor
Ah, Pete Wisdom, who doesn't love a snarky, perpetually cranky one liner firing machine?
For this one, I don't really have anything fleshed out in particular, except really wanting to do a game with multiple arcs that would deal with his solo adventures while working as a MI-13 agent dealing with various paranormal, the unusual, macabre, weird happenings. Perhaps he's teamed up with a new agent or someone equally experienced. There's many possibilities here and of course, the workings of MI-13 as Mr. Wisdom saves the day and fires more sarcastic quips than his beloved hot knives.
However, at the same time I would love to explore more darker sides of his psyche, his moral struggle with perpetually being an assassin, the tough choices that he has to make at the critical juncture and having the balls to live with them regardless of how difficult they may be for him to make at that point. Wisdom is a complex character and though he might seem pissed off at pretty much everything that exists, there's a lot more going for him.
One crucial tangent can be, perhaps an exploration of his struggle with guilt complex over death of his mother, making peace with his father.
Genre: Thriller, Action, Psychological Drama
Role Sought: Charles Xavier & Erik Lehnsherr
Seeking to Play: Mystique
Themes: Ideological Conflicts, Intellectuals, Espionage
This is something for which I don't exactly have a concrete plot to offer like other ones, but more of a collection of concepts that I would really, really like to explore as a writing challenge with the right partner upon developing a story from them.
Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, two sides of the same coin in more ways than one. Best of friends separated by their ideological rift, but at the same time two people who have an incredible amount of respect for each other. Between them is Raven Darkholme, Erik's right hand and an erudite in her own way, having walked Earth for almost two centuries now. She's Lehnsherr's ace, the wild card that's been there to change the game for him when push comes to the shove.
Together or against, the three of them have seen world change around them, morph it sometimes into something they anticipated, sometimes beyond their imaginations, but theirs are paths that are entwined together. She has remained the same for most part, outwardly that is, while the two of them have changed, but it's a psychological journey that they took together, going through some of the most turbulent periods of their kind. Their conversations, often entering in philosophical dance as each of them push each other towards their very limits, be it them clashing or be it being on the same page. This is what I find most alluring.
Raven & Erik of course have their schemes perceived as 'evil' by Charles, while from their worldview it's tit for tat, a necessary evil, a bullet that needs to be bitten.
One probable way to work about it is some threat prompting these three to team up and work together or Raven/Erik and Charles in conflict that always ends in a stalemate, or them all young, well, Raven not so young, but Charles and Erik as youths and Raven could be searching for Erik upon going into some prophecies made by Destiny/Irene Adler. As ever, countless possibilities for our universe here.
While the request asks my partner to take on both men, I can handle one of them if you prefer to write a single character as well.
The Madripoor Noir
Genre: Thriller, Action
Role Sought: Destiny/Irene Adler
Seeking to Play: Mystique/Raven Darkholme
Themes: Ideological Conflicts, Intellectuals, Espionage
Inspiration: Logan Legacy
Madripoor, one of the pearls of the orient, an island with most fascinating history and strategic importance. Our story kicks off with Mystique and Destiny, on the run arriving on the island for the first time when Destiny's projections tell them that this is where they should head in order to execute their plans and for them to be success.
It's a gambling paradise, a land of debauchery, sin and of disparity where islands of wealth are dotted with swathes of extreme poverty. Their ploy is simple, to take over the land. It's a tale about how these two go about that scheme, overthrow the existing order and go to some seriously extreme means in order to make their dream come true. The two trust each other implicitly and are about the only persons to do so with each other.
Their problem is, they have far too many obstacles standing in their way. From array of metahumans who inhabit, the existing order and of course, there's Patch alias Wolverine, the de-facto law of the town. This can be given another equally fun spin, wherein a new 'Patch' has been around, or someone similar to him who rules the roost, a mysterious person who can be revealed to be Daken. Then there's Sabretooth who has landed again after decades, maybe he wants to make his mark and could be used?
The idea stems from excerpts in recent story arc Logan Legacy which showcases vignettes of Mystique/Destiny attempting to take over Madripoor and come precariously close before being foiled by Wolverine.
This story can even continue after their takeover [if they manage to take the island.] and how they maybe lose control of the island, or give it up, their purpose/scheme satisfied or even how they maintain it. These bits are just open ended and for us to figure out. One stylistic variation that can be done over it all is, it can be written in style of a pulp novel/film noir, purely as a creative writing exercise. The number of 'antagonists' that can be thrown their way is endless and would entail both of us writing number of characters along the way. Also, I would really like for this to be set in a decade between 1950's to 1980's, either of them but this is not a deal breaker in any way.
Genre: Neo Noir, Thriller
Role Sought: Emma Frost & Jean Grey + Others
Seeking to Play: Scott Summers + Others
Themes: Conspiracies, Private Eye
Inspiration: Marvel Noir, L.A. Confidential
The city's a hideous being, it's neon lights glistening as night falls, making it look a cheap hooker trying to lure in a customer for a night so she could feed her cocaine habit. Mr. Scott Summers is a private investigator for hire who is sick of snooping around to provide proof of a cheating spouse or infidelity or of incest and the sort. But there isn't much that he could do. Not after being dismissed off the force for good with corruption charges blotting his name for good.
One evening when he's returning from the bar downstairs with booze to drown himself in like countless nights before, he spots her. Coming with case of a missing roommate. Her name is Jean.
She catches his eye and upon being dismissive at the beginning, he agrees to help her. But little does he know that he gets pulled into a mysterious web revolving around flesh trade, drug cartels. The stakes continue to get higher and so do the thrills. Maybe Kingpin is in the play somewhere, or Hellfire Club? So many routes this could take.
This is a neo noir blended with Marvelverse. While the advert speaks of every textbook cliché, I would like to find ways to distort them, morph them with things relating to metahumans, maybe some sort of cartel of metahumans attempting to mobilize humanity through subtle manipulations? I am presenting here more of a mass of concepts than a thoroughly defined idea and would require an an creative partner who shall be willing to fill this world with me.
Ecstasy & Wine
Genre: Action, Drama
Role Sought: Victor 'Pepper' Potts
Seeking to Play: Toni Stark/Theresa Stark
Themes: Enfant Terrible
Inspiration: Rule 63!
This is something that I have been itching to do since a good while, a plot involving Rule 63 versions of Tony Stark and Virginia 'Pepper' Potts. It can be blended with movieverse or even with any existing story arcs of Marvel if my partner wants a continuation of existing universes or alternatively, we could weave a completely new tale, right from the first meeting of these two opposites who over time are unable to resist mutual attraction.
She's decadent, indulges in a lifestyle of glitz and glamor while he's the quiet, reserved guy who would much prefer to be behind the scenes, managing her affairs for her, always there, always dependable. Far less fleshed than what I like to have my games to be while advertising, would need someone who is willing to extensively brainstorm ideas with me to flesh out this particular AU.
A Hole Through Time
Genre: Superhero, Action, Alternate History
Role Sought: Steve Rogers aka Captain America
Seeking to Play: Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel
Themes: Superheroes, Cold War
Inspiration: Captain Marvel Vol. VII & VIII, Civil War, Various other story arcs
Carol Danvers and Steve Rogers are battling an enemy that has attacked New York. The battle rages on as the villain, say Absorbing Man or even a Kree takes the battle to space. Captain Marvel jumps in on it, chasing the shuttle of the villain in hot pursuit before blasting them off outside the atmosphere of the Earth. However, the ship has an energy absorbing mechanism and while being subjected to Captain Marvel's energy blasts, it absorbs them and using its own inner firepower, it explodes entirely, Carol taking the impact head on.
When she wakes up, she finds herself on the shores of Pearl Harbor, right before the infamous attack is due to occur. The ominous planes in the field of sight and sensing where she is, Carol though confused like anything, jumps straight into action only to find that the Japanese seem to have some tech far ahead of its time. But jumping in the fray is a familiar figure, Captain America. The attack is thwarted successfully with Danvers even going the extra mile in chasing the enemy planes and destroying them mercilessly. There is huge media frenzy about the arrival of new 'Captain' on the scene.
The WWII never reaches the American shores with Captain Marvel & Captain America protecting the other side of the Atlantic but over half of Europe firmly remains in control of Nazis, ushering in an entirely different era of Cold War. I would love to explore interaction between Carol from the future and obviously, not really a woman of convention of the times she has been thrust in and Rogers who has always had a slightly old school outlook about him [even in future, imagine him in 'his' time!] as they first not so willingly and later on due to repetitive circumstances, forge a formidable team.
Potential story arcs include, Cold War, biological weapons of warfare, supersoldiers being developed by other war hungry nations etc. along with Carol's attempts to reach back in her own timeline. The world is a pretty open ended one and needs my partner to brainstorm with me extensively in constructing something dynamic and complex here.
I am looking for a partner who can write a complex, multi faceted Steve Rogers in a literary manner along with sharing duty of NPC's with me. Lords, ladies, lieges all are welcome as long as you get the character right and are interested in a collaborative effort.
Anyone interested, please hit me up in PM's. Thank you for reading.