Re-Create your favorite Marvel Hero (or Villain) Your Way
(Or create your own!)
First... this is long! But hopefully it will cover all the bases. Please read it all if you are interested.
Game Master Info / GM(s) Participation Level (If/where applicable)
- Game Section: Most likely this will go in NC-Exotic due to possible not-quite-human mutants and the like.
- Who is the RP open to? This game is open to all sexualities, genders, and players of whatever type they wish.
- Setting - Modern, slightly futuristic in an upper level high school/college based school
- Plot Basics - This is a reimagining of Xavier's original school and class of mutants, brought forward to the year 2020. Mutants are still rare in number but some are well known in the world by now - think the Avengers on a much smaller scale. What you know from the comics hasn't happened -assume nothing. This is a fresh retelling of the X-Men and Mutant story with strong ties to the Movieverse and comics
- Character creation info/guidelines: See below for details, we'll be using a basic FASERIP style character sheet (Trust me it is easy and we can even do it for you! This is not a system game, we just like defined characters when powers are involved). All characters will be mutants or humans, non-mutants can be adapted to fit in.
- Required Resources: None! Everything you need is right here.
- Game Pacing: This will vary by each thread and its participants. A minimum of once a week is expected, more often preferred.
- How much sexual activity is likely to occur or expected, if any? As much as each person wants. This game will be social. It is about day to day life at a school for mutants. Ideally there will be at more random chatter, banter, and friend making as there will be sex. But hey, feel free to write as much smut as you wish. This is mostly player driven so I imagine we'll see both extremes.
- Whether tagging will be used or not: A basic character tag will be created and given to the players to use.
- Will there be a Co-GM? Quite possibly depending on how many people we get.
- How guided will the play be(sandbox, directed etc)? This game will be very sandbox with a side of plot. Players will be free to interact with eachother as they wish and there will be NPCs available as well. Plotlines will be run but will be fully optional.
- What extent will players be allowed to create/use environment or setting details? Players will be able to affect the environment within the limitations for their characters, but anything major needs to go through a GM.
- How NPC's will be handled. (If any) - (By GM and/or players, and what expectations): Basic NPCs can be created/used at any time but anything major should go through a GM. You can feel free to play in the sandbox wide enough to go rob a bank if you want... but we'll be the ones running that once you get there :)
- How active will the GM be? Very active! I'm here every day.
- Will there be an OOC thread? Yes! Ideally two: One for important announcements and one for random chatter.
- How to contact/approach GM with questions? If it is something that everyone could benefit from please use the OOC thread, otherwise feel free to PM me.
- How will decisions be resolved? We value contributions from everyone and no opinion will be outright dismissed, but GMs have the final say, always.
- Will PvP be allowed (if applicable)? Yes! We are giving players plenty of freedom... however character death won't happen unless agreed upon or through major plot (and will have plenty of warnings before it gets there). Also, remember there are always bigger fish in the pond with many ways of knowing things you want to remain hidden. Think twice before antagonizing your playmates (unless you have some awesome ideas, then work with the GM!)
- Please remember to always respect other's "Offs" (And "Ons!")
- Everyone is expected to post at least once a week. If you're having any sort of trouble just let us know! We can skip over you or move you to inactive. People will not be penalized for missing this deadline unless it becomes a problem for other players.
- Can I join the game after it has already started? ABSOLUTELY! It's a school, and new mutants are discovered all the time. Mid-semester transfers are fully accepted.
- Expected Writing Style: All writing will be done in 3rd person. We won't nitpick, but we expect at least halfway grammar and spelling.
WHEW! Ready for the real stuff? Read below!
The year is 2020. Everything you've read. Everything you seen. Everything you know about mutants is wrong. Or it hasn't happened yet. Or didn't happen... quite as you may think.
For most of history superpowered beings and mutants have been the stuff of myth and legends. Heard about but never verified. That is, at least, until one came to the forefront of the public eye. In 1920 a hero was born, though it wasn't until 1941 that his true powers were given to him and Captain America came to the forefront of the American people. He was the world's first exposure to Superpowers, technology finally advancing to the point where his feats could be shared through photos and movies. Other, lesser known heroes such as Wolverine cropped up, minorly influencing world events but for the most part Mutants and their like remained the stuff of imagination. There were occasional sightings, occasional 'events' that were quickly covered up, but these were extremely rare. What few mutants there were generally remained hidden after seeing what happened to the few who did make a splash. They were few and far between and rarely did one Mutant every meet another.
That is, at least, until the mid 2000's. At first there was just a few, but significantly more than in the past, they seemed to spring up all at once. Charles Xavier, a world class telepath of remarkable ability, was the first to notice the increase thanks to his powers and technology. He reached out to the ones he could find and found them before they could cause trouble and he gathered them together. Xavier taught them to use their powers and acted as their moral compass and eventually this small team became known as the X-Men. They made occasional headlines as they helped to defeat minor threats, but their identities were never revealed and they were never found by the government or general populace. The public has become more aware of Mutants, and they have continued spreading but are still one in a million. Some hide amongst the populace, some hide underground, others attempt to use their powers for good or evil.
But as the numbers of Mutants continue to grow, Xavier has decided to step in again and has begun contacting more Mutants, often just as their powers first manifest. He offers them a place amongst others like themselves, where they can learn to control their powers while still leading a normal(ish) life. This is the story of those mutants who have decided to attend Xavier's School for Gifted Children. Unbeknownst to even the great telepath, someone else has started collecting Mutants as well, and his goals aren't quite so magnanimous. So What Kind of Game is This?
X-Men Re-imagined will be a sandbox game with plot. This means there is an emphasis social interactions with other players and you are encouraged to make your own schemes and plots. This doesn't mean you run off and create teams of badguys to decimate and loot, but rather you can explore the world, interact with other people nearly anywhere within the limits of your character(s). There will be storylines and plot added in, but they will generally be fully optional to participate in. So! What are we looking for?
We're looking for both Canons and Original Characters. This world is brand new - nothing from the comics is sacred other than what has already been mentioned. This is your chance to play 'What If
'. What if Emma Frost was a fresh faced 18 year old under the tutelage of Charles Xavier? What if Jubilee was one of the initial X-Men and was now the teacher? What if Jean Grey was actually... John Grey? You are free to modify, reinvent, and reimagine your favorite X-Men. BUT
they must still, at their core, be the same character. Keep the same powersets, keep the same basic personality, but feel free to alter age, gender, or history within reason. This isn't the chance to go hogwild, if someone encountering your character has no clue who it is, it will not be accepted - but this is your chance to recreate a Marvel character your way
. Characters can be brand new to the school this year or they can have been at the school for a while.[/s]
How Many Characters Can I Play?
- Students: Mutant powers in this world start to manifest towards the end of puberty. This means all characters are conveniently 16+ and students may range into their mid 20s. Xavier's School serves high school through college courses. Students may simply be looking for a safe place learn among their own kind, or they may be trying to become the next generation of the X-Men. Training is certainly provided for all scenarios... Do you have what it takes to lead your own squad?
- Teachers: Teachers can be nearly any age. They can be one of Xavier's original X-Men or simply an older mutant who has remained hidden until Xavier found them and invited them to come teach.
- Staff: This would be any adult or teenager at the school who is not there for schooling. Mutant arborist/gardener? Non-mutant 18 year old janitor (have a good reason!)?
- Other: Got ideas? Ask! But remember... our story is about the Mutants at Xavier's. A Morlock would be very lonely skulking around underground off in the city.
Two! And you can add a third after two weeks if you've shown that you can actively maintain the first two. Since this game is mostly about the students, no more than one of them can be a Teacher/Staff member unless you have super duper awesome bios or fantastic reasons. I may also allow people to create NPCs for GM use or adoption based on their favorite Marvel characters.Can I Make a Villain?
No! Or at least, not really. This isn't a Player Versus Player game. Can you make someone just who would never qualify as a hero? Yes. Can conflict arise between characters? Absolutely. But no serial killers, murderers or the like. No Brotherhood or similar members either. Basically you can do what you want - but this game takes place at Xavier's school for the most part. Do something that would get you kicked out would probably make the game a lonely place for you. Luckily this Xavier doesn't snoop too much (or so it seems), so you don't necessarily have to play a 'good' character, you just have to find a way to fit in. Rivalries (or outright hatred!) is encouraged. Frenemies are the best!Canon Characters
You may 'claim' a Canon character you wish to create and you then have one week to submit a workable character sheet to me. After this week the character goes up for grabs to anyone else who might want it.
Additionally: If you are playing a highly sought after Canon character and you go inactive for weeks without telling me it may be put up for adoption.Character SheetFirst of all:
Don't be intimidated by the character sheet. There's a decent bit that goes into it, but in the end it will make for a much more well-rounded character. Especially
don't be intimidated by any of the required Stats. There are no rolls in this game, there is no knowledge of any gaming systems required, and these are not finite limitations. They are simply there so we have well defined characters and they help us create more dynamic bios. They also give us a very awesome and clearcut way to grow characters! Feel free to only fill out the basic info and I will help you with the rest! Seriously! If you send me an awesome concept, I will make it work for you.
[b]Citizenship and other legal info:[/b]
[b]Place of Birth:[/b]
[b]Wealth Level:[/b] (See spoiler below character sheet for possible values)
[b]Classes Taken or Taught:[/b]
[b]Year:[/b] (High school or college levels are available)
[b]Club Memberships or Sponsorships:[/b]
[b][u]STATS:[/u][/b] (Stats are based on the old Marvel 'FASERIP' system, see Spoilers below the character sheet for possible values! Don't worry if you don't have answers for these, we will help you. All characters should be believable, no Mary Sues/Gary Stus. Original Characters should have nothing higher than Remarkable or possibly a single Incredible level. [i]Feel free to leave this blank[/i] and I will fill it in and work with you.)
[color=blue]Fighting:[/color] xx - [color=blue]Agility:[/color] xx - [color=blue]Strength: [/color]xx - [color=blue]Endurance:[/color] xx - [color=blue]Reason:[/color] xx - [color=blue]Intuition:[/color] xx - [color=blue]Psyche:[/color] xx
[u][b]POWERS:[/b][/u] (Please list any powers your character has in the example format below. The more descriptive and exact the better, if you need help just ask! Please be reasonable. Original characters are limited to a single major power set/theme and it cannot be a direct copy of a Canon character.
[i]POWER NAME1[/i] - Power description here. Include skill level, limits, disadvantages, etc. The more detail you go into the better off you'll be in the long run. Example [i]SUPER SPEED[/i] - : Quicksilver’s Superhuman Speed allows him to run at upwards of 770mph with effort and he can maintain this speed for several hours before needing to rest. He can also use this speed to do things like run across water or straight up walls given sufficient space to ramp up to full speed. His body is safe from friction and minor collisions at these speeds and he has no trouble breathing. (In other words, be as specific as you can.)
[i]POWER NAME1[/i] - Power description here.
[u][b]ADVANTAGES:[/b][/u] (Please list 1 to 5 non-skill based advantages your character may have. These are things that fall outside of Superpowers. This may include things like a sharp sense of smell, being a light sleeper, quick non-superhuman reflexes, etc.)
[i]ADVANTAGE1[/i] - Description here
[i]ADVANTAGE2[/i] - Description here
[b][u]DISADVANTAGES:[/b] (Please list 1 to 5 disadvantages your character may have. This may include things like being blind, a low alcohol tolerance, or a club foot. At least 1 Disadvantage is required per Advantage above.)
[i]DISADVANTAGE1[/i] - Description here
[i]DISADVANTAGE2[/i] - Description here
[u][b]SKILLS:[/u] (Please list some things your character is good at, or at least has been trained and is competent at. This includes things like a fighting style, computers, repair, stunt driving, history knowledge, etc. There’s no limit to how many you can list, but these will be scrutinized base on history and background.)
[i]SKILL1:[/i] - Description here
[i]SKILL1:[/i] - Description here
Please include a history of your character includes how/when their powers manifested (Age 16 or older!) and anything else that helped to shape your character. Remember that this is a fresh start from the comics, and this is a great time to tone things down - Please avoid clones, alternate dimensions, warps of reality, and aliens.
FASERIP is basically just a 10 point scale with cool names for each level to help give things a better feel. Examples for each stat will be below. The scale is here:
1 - Feeble
2 - Poor
3 - Typical
4 - Good
5 - Excellent
6 - Remarkable
7 - Incredible
8 - Amazing
9 - Monstrous
10 – UnearthlyThe values below may be slightly out of date, it is based on an old system and is intended to only be a rough guide.
Fighting is your skill in armed or unarmed combat.
|1-Feeble||Untrained or unable to fight||Aunt May, Prof X|
|2-Poor||Little ability in combat, below normal||Polaris, J.J. Jameson|
|3-Typical||Standard human without special training||Dazzler|
|4-Good||Some formal training, ~police force level||Dr. Strange, scarlet Witch, Invisible Girl, Human Torch|
|5-Excellent||Training and experience in combat; includes active armed forces members||Iron Man, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Cyclops|
|6-Remarkable||Superior natural talent or service as combat specialist||Spider-Man, Hulk|
|7-Incredible||Full combination of intelligence, experience and talent in one package||Thing, Wolverine, Daredevil, Iron Fist|
|8-Amazing||Ultimate human fighting machine||Punisher, Capt. America, Black Panther|
|9-Monstrous||Beyond normal human capabilities||Valkyrie, Karnak|
|10-Unearthly||Superhuman skills backed by long experience in combat||Thor, Hercules|
Agility includes maneuverability, accuracy, dodging, and most other coordination related actions. If a Superpower allows for specific parts of this to be raised, base it on your normal agility and notate increased abilities in your power (Example: Bullseye is maybe 'Good' agility, but Monstrous accuracy)
|1-Feeble||Physically limited||Modok, Supremor|
|2-Poor||Maneuvers with difficulty, slow reaction time||Hulk, Juggernaut, Prof X|
|3-Typical||Normal human||Scarlet Witch, J.J. Jameson, Dazzler, Mr. Fantastic|
|4-Good||Some training or natural ability||Capt. Marvel, Dr. Strange, Thing|
|5-Excellent||Olympic Athlete, great experience or natural ability||Iron Man, Thor, Cyclops, Rogue|
|6-Remarkable||High natural agility plus training, can perform complex gymnastics||Black Panther, Storm, Wolverine|
|7-Incredible||Walk tightrobes, dodge single bullets||Capt. America, Daredevil|
|8-Amazing||Superb sense of balance, dodge multiple bullets||Spider-Man, Nightcrawler, Beast|
|9-Monstrous||Dodge automatic weaponfire with ease||Cobra|
|10-Unearthly||Avoid lasers or other energy weapons||Silver Surfer, Quicksilver|
Strength is the measure of a hero's strength. How much they can carry, lift, and how hard they can smash. Values lifted are the maximum, can be more specific in power descriptions.
|1-Feeble||50 lbs with difficulty||Aunt May, Prof X|
|2-Poor||100lbs with difficulty||J.J. Jameson|
|3-Typical||200lbs with difficult||Jubilee, Dazzler, Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic|
|4-Good||400lbs with difficulty||Daredevil, Iron Fist, Cyclops|
|5-Excellent||800lbs with difficulty||Capt. America, Nightcrawler|
|6-Remarkable||Up to 1 ton||Beast, Captain Britain|
|7-Incredible||Up to 10 tons||Spider-Man, Iron Man|
|8-Amazing||Up to 40 tons||She-Hulk, Vision, Rogue|
|9-Monstrous||up to 70 tons||Thing, Sasquatch, Colossus|
|10-Unearthly||Over 70 tons||Hulk, Thor, Wonder Man|
Endurance is your hero's ability to survive hostile environments and work without resting. It is also a general measure of your hero's hardiness and ability to take blows.
|1-Feeble||Have to rest after a minute of work||Aunt May|
|2-Poor||Easily winded, rest after a couple minutes of work||Leader, A. Masters|
|3-Typical||Can survive NYC in August. Rest after a quarter hour of work.||J.J. Jameson, Frog-Man|
|4-Good||Rest after a half hour||Rogue, Dazzler, Professor X|
|5-Excellent||Rest after an hour||Beast, Daredevil, Invisible Girl, Human Torch|
|6-Remarkable||No rest needed except sleep||Capt. America, Dr. Strange, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Cyclops|
|7-Incredible||No rest needed except sleep||Spider-Man|
|8-Amazing||No rest needed except sleep||She-hulk, Storm|
|9-Monstrous||Can survive short times in a vacuum||Thing, Wonder Man, Iron Man, Hulk|
|10-Unearthly||Can survive unprotected in space for long periods, no sleep needed.||Thor, Silver Surfer, Vision|
Reason is the sum of your hero's intelligence, education, and logical processing ability. This is used to understand unknown technology, or create new things.
|1-Feeble||Is that a door?||Man-Thing|
|2-Poor||You can maybe use a phone to dial 911||Dazzler|
|3-Typical||Normal human level||J.J. Jameson, Wolverine, Storm, Thor, Colossus|
|4-Good||Understands most modern technology, can attempt repairs on things like normal cars||Nightcrawler, Capt. America, Dr. Strange, Thing, Human Torch|
|5-Excellent||Can perform small experiments, jury-rig gear, run complex machines||Spider-Man, Nick Fury, Cyclops, Black Widow|
|6-Remarkable||Can operate high tech or possibly alien gear, can invest and build equipment that can be re-used||Bruce Banner, Sasquatch, Ariel|
|7-Incredible||Can repair advanced machines or even alien tech, can make significant improvements on modern tech||Prof X, Magneto, Tony Stark|
|8-Amazing||Develop ideas beyond natural science, modify/improve alien machines||Mr. Fantastic, Dr. Doom, Ultron|
|9-Monstrous||Full recall, thought far beyond normal humans, could create artificial life||Stranger, High Evolutionary|
|10-Unearthly||Sees all, knows all||Watcher, Immortus|
Intuition highly complements reason and is your hero's observational ability, conscious or subconscious.
|1-Feeble||Fire? Am I standing in fire?||Man-Thing|
|2-Poor||Thick as a brick||Most lackies and goons|
|3-Typical||Normal human intution and observation||J.J. Jameson, Dazzler, Colossus, Hulk|
|4-Good||Sharper than your average Joe||Thing, Invisible Girl, Thor, Rogue, Human Torch|
|5-Excellent||Your job is noticing things, an eye for detail or weirdness||Nick Fury, Iron Man, Storm, Nightcrawler|
|6-Remarkable||You're a detective!||Moon Knight, Cyclops|
|7-Incredible||You've got an eye for fine details and schedules, you get a hunch when something just 'feels wrong'||Capt. America, Black Widow, Iron Fist|
|8-Amazing||In tune with yourself and area, difficult to surprise||Spider-Man, Prof X|
|9-Monstrous||Notice things no average human can, picks up on emotions||Wolverine, Daredevil, Dr. Strange|
|10-Unearthly||You're plugged into the Universe!||Watcher, Starhawk|
Psyche is the willpower of your character, the strength of its soul.
|1-Feeble||Easily controlled||Man-Thing, most lackies and goons|
|2-Poor||Young or untrained normal humans||Rogue, most New Mutants|
|3-Typical||Normal human, can be controlled by superior entities||J.J. Jameson, Iron Man, Human Torch, Dazzler|
|4-Good||Some training in mind control, or experience with it||Capt. America, Daredevil, Invisible Girl|
|5-Excellent||Trained to de fend against mind control or familiar with magical wards||Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus|
|6-Remarkable||Hard to control except by magical, high tech means, or high skill||Hulk, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Cyclops|
|7-Incredible||Great strength of will, experience with magical foes||Spider-Man, Wolverine|
|8-Amazing||Indomitable will, experience with magical or mind control||Dr. Doom, Thor, Iron Fist, Moondragon|
|9-Monstrous||Pinnacle of mental control, resistant to almost all magics||Prof X, Loki, Snowbird|
|10-Unearthly||Highest level of magical control possible, invulnerable to most mental attacks||Dr. Strange, Immortus|
Resources - This encompasses your character's monetary resources, including income and property. This is simply a lose guide and not something we track too closely.
|1-Feeble||You're more than poor, yo. You're unemployed or at best on Social Security (Aunt May)|
|2-Poor||Freelance employment, unskilled labor (Peter Parker)|
|3-Typical||Salaried employment (Awesome Gamemasters!)|
|5-Excellent||Static inheritance fund (Stark Foundation)|
|6-Remarkable||Small Corporation (Fantastic Four Inc)|
|7-Incredible||Large Corporation (Stark International)|
|8-Amazing||Small country (Latveria)|
|9-Monstrous||Large nations (U.S.)|
|10-Unearthly||Planetary resources (Galactus, yo!)|