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Author Topic: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's. Recruiting)  (Read 1783 times)

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Offline vatovieTopic starter

My idea is from seeing a lot of superhero games but all of them are canon. I've been told by many that they don't like playing in a canon. So I made my own world and I found a system to make all kinds of superheroes of equal power. Characters will be made using Heroes Unlimited which I will link as it's not copyright protected anymore. It's just for character creation which is really the only thing the book does well. You can make any kind of hero within the book which means any hero idea ever published and then some. This book really is unlimited which is while I picked it.

Heroes Unlimited book: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2NVrK5kSivJem0tZVlzODlHUWc/view?usp=sharing

http://www.scribd.com/doc/97612701/Heroes-Unlimited-RPG-2E#scribd

Now on to the world.
This world was pretty much like normal earth only with a bit more of myths and legends about magic. Around the end of WWI vigilantes started to copy comic books and fight crime. They were able to do great things but were still just people and could die no matter how well trained. Then came an alien invasion after WWII. The race, nicknamed The Swarm, was an ever evolving race that had the goal to eat humanity to gain more troops. They were winning and humanity seemed to be on the fast track to extinction. That is until four heroes arrived. These heroes seemed fully super human they fought back the aliens and saved the world. They were loved but before they could enjoy it a new enemy arose. He called himself the creator and he was basically god. This was very much a challenge for the four but this villain couldn't just wipe them from exist for some reason. They eventually beat him and a new era of peace begins. It lasts a month before the creator disappears and humans start to get super powers. Magic also returns to the world. Humanity now has true heroes and ever other race is either afraid or wants us to join them.

Now to the important IC stuff and not just history.
Characters are either heroes, villains, or mercenaries. Now most will be mercenaries as those working alone tend to get killed by the public out of jealously of their powers. There is only one super hero merc organization. The Shadow Soldiers. They are named after their founder and leader who was once the leader of The Four before they all went their separate ways. He started this place as a sanctuary for those with powers. as well as a place for heroes to save people and villains to kill people. He would rather they be paid then kill without reason. So, there are the Mercs and the Guards. The Guards guard the many facilitates owned by this group and get a fairly normal life. While the Mercs fight for higher ranks and better jobs. You either rank up by doing jobs and doing them well or killing those in a higher rank. I'll go into that later but it creates a fight for power among heroes and gives the crazy ones evenly matched people to try and kill.

Your hero can be anything and fit into any group, just stick to level one heroes from the book and have fun in this world I will explain in even more detail upon getting enough people interested. Just remember no Canon heroes. They can be similar but they can't be the actual hero. Hope you all think this might be cool. :)
« Last Edit: March 05, 2015, 10:53:48 PM by vatovie »

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Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 03:05:53 AM »
Keeping an eye on this.

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Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 10:43:13 AM »
Watching this...

Offline TheVillain

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 10:58:23 AM »
Thinking about it. Not a huge fan of this system, but the idea might be fun.

Offline vatovieTopic starter

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 11:32:09 AM »
The system is just to make the heroes.  It's a good way to have a bunch of mostly original characters without making it easy to be OP. There is no way to use the rest of the system.  It's way to broken. I'll start posting examples of characters soon and probably show off what I can of the character sheets for The Four.

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Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 01:48:33 PM »
So I have a character with these stats so far:
10,9,14,10,15,12,16,7

Special Training
Fourth Born
PHD From a University

Offline eternaldarkness

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 01:50:19 PM »
I'll keep an eye on this one, too.

Offline vatovieTopic starter

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 02:16:07 PM »
Nice swords. Those rolls seem legit.

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Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015, 04:43:32 PM »
Bookmarked.  I might have some interesr here.

Offline vatovieTopic starter

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 02:51:52 AM »
Hey look an example random rolled character sheet. Keep In mind I rolled everything I could and the only thing you have to roll are stats. Also keep in mind every stat is just for reference and won't really be used as we won't use the system. What matters more is your powers and history.

Name: John Doe
Alias: Fill in the Blank
Gender: Male
Age: 35

Stats:
ME: 26
PS: 14
PP: 7
PB: 10
IQ: 5
MA: 23
PE: 16
SPD: 20
PPE: 24
ISP: 112
HP: 13
SDC: 61

Power Category:
Psionic:
Natural
Powers:
Minor:
Induce Sleep
Bio Regeneration
Mask Psionics
Ecotoplasmic Disguise
Impervious to Fire
Impervious to Cold
Impervious to Poisons/Toxins
Float
Telekinesis
Ectoplasm
Major:
Mind Wipe
Mentally Posses Others
Insert Memory

Alignment: Diabolic
Birth Order: Third Born
Weight: Skinny
Height: Short
Disposition: Mean, Suspicious, Vengeful
Life Savings: $7,200
Country of Origin: Australia
Childhood Environment: City
Wealth Level: Middle class
When powers Manifested: Born with Psionics.

Crazy Hero: Frenzy when frustrated.

Skills:
Street Schooled:
Streetwise
Prowl
WP Knife
Seduction
Ventriloquism
Concealment
Sing
Play Musical Instrument
Literacy
Language
Athletics
Running
Body Building & Weight Lifting
Wrestling
Acrobatics
Tracking
Disguise
Interrogation

History: (You don't need it because this guy won't ever exist.)

On's and Off's: (This guy isn't real so nothing effects him.)

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[b]Name:[/b]
[b]Alias:[/b]
[b]Gender:[/b]
[b]Age:[/b]

[u][b]Stats:[/b][/u]
[b]ME:[/b]
[b]PS:[/b]
[b]PP:[/b]
[b]PB:[/b]
[b]IQ:[/b]
[b]MA:[/b]
[b]PE: [/b]
[b]SPD:[/b]
[b]PPE:[/b]
[b]ISP:[/b]
[b]HP:[/b]
[b]SDC:[/b]

[u][b]Power Category:[/b][/u]
[b]Power Category:[/b]
Details

[u][b]Powers:[/b][/u]
Details

[b]Alignment:[/b]
[b]Birth Order:[/b]
[b]Weight:[/b]
[b]Height:[/b]
[b]Disposition:[/b]
[b]Life Savings:[/b]
[b]Country of Origin:[/b]
[b]Childhood Environment:[/b]
[b]Wealth Level:[/b]
[b]When powers Manifested:[/b]

[u][b]Crazy Hero:[/b][/u] (Optional)

[u][b]Insanity:[/b][/u] (Optional)

[u][b]Mega Hero:[/b][/u] (Optional but you must run it all past me and I will be very very picky.)

[u][b]Skills:[/b][/u]
[b]Skill Category:[/b]
Skills

[u][b]History:[/b][/u] (You need this if you exist you need this.)

[b][u]On's and Off's:[/u][/b] (Just like the history you need it if you exist.)

« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 09:08:56 PM by vatovie »

Offline Amberly

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 10:46:42 AM »
I might be up for this!

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Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 01:08:16 PM »
I'll say I'm semi interested in this?   I'm not a huge fan of systems and don't particularly like everyone being the same power level.  I do like OC's though sooo I figured I'd show interest. ^_^

Offline vatovieTopic starter

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2015, 01:36:31 PM »
The system is just to make character creation easier and more balanced.  Even then they aren't all at the same power level.  You can make any hero ever usually at level on be in this system.  They will be equals but have different powers suited for different things.  :)

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Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 02:37:24 PM »
Still contemplating it, but if I created a character to play would it be possible for someone else to figure out all the mathematical stuff about it?  What attributes to put where and all that good stuff.  I am really just particularly horrible at the systems even for character creation.

Offline vatovieTopic starter

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 05:35:54 PM »
Yeah I'll totally help you with that.  PM me. You'll still need to look in the book at the power list though. :)

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2015, 08:13:53 PM »
Name: Erik Schuhart
Alias: Puck
Gender: Male
Age: 24

Stats:
ME: 21
PS:   9
PP:  15
PB:   9
IQ:  13
MA: 13
PE: 13
SPD: 6
PPE: 13
ISP: NA
HP:    16
SDC: 62

Power Category:
Power Category: Enchanted Object
Enchanted Object: Queen Titania's Favor
PPE: 150
+2 to save vs all magic (not psionics)
+20 SDC
Invisibility At Will
Adhesion
Flight: Wingless
Impervious to Fire and Heat

Powers:
No Innate



Alignment: Evil (Aberrant)
Birth Order: First
Weight: Average
Height: Average
Disposition: Nice Guy, friendly, courteous, hospitable
Life Savings: 4000
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Childhood Environment: Agricultural/Farm Community
Wealth Level: Laborer/Lower Class
When powers Manifested: Child

Crazy Hero: Yes
Phobia: Priests
Phobia: Symbols of Death
Obsession: Opposite Sex

Insanity: No

Mega Hero: No
Skills:
Skill Category: On The Job Training
Wilderness Survival
Radio: Basic
Secondary
ID Plants & Fruits 
Land Navigation
Hunting
Cook 
First Aid
Acrobatics
Gymnastics
Archery & Targeting
Staff
Write 
Track Animals
Streetwise   
Math (basic)-
Pilot Automobile-
Speak English-
Read/Write English-
Climb*
Prowl*
Skin Animals*

History: As a young lad, Erik grew up in a poor farming community. Well, the community itself had its share of wealth distribution, it's just that their apple orchard wasn't the most profitable. They grew good apples, but apples are cheap. Struggling alongside his family from an early age saw the youth grow up much quicker, emotionally and mentally, than his peers. Time spent helping during the harvests, year after year, provided him with plentiful exercise and a sort of natural training regimen.

One day, when he was only 13 years old, he wandered off into the wilderness, and quite literally stumbled over a rock, took a tumble to the ground... and fell right into a Faerie Circle. Confusion and fear mixed with a strong sense of curiosity, and his cautious approach of this strange environment. However, he was soon discovered by some Gentry, who of course insisted that the young lad should come with them. He didn't want to miss the party, did he? What party? Why, Queen Titania's party! A celebration of life, and light, and joy and mirth!

The young child, being much more mature than his years would normally indicate, was able to be a good guest. Moreover, his inherently good nature, and the fact he was a human child, drew the attention of the Queen herself. He regaled her and her courtiers with tales of his childhood exploits, conquests, and losses. He did such a good job of this, that he left an impression on the queen.

She bestowed on him a valuable Faerie treasure; her Favor. This takes the form of a perfectly flawless sapphire orb, suspended in a 'chain' of web-like material, made into an amulet that fits around his neck. The web is actually made from the physical distillation of hopes and dreams, and the orb itself is wholly made of raw crystalized magic.  He was given this amulet, and told to do what he will with it; to go forth into the world of man, and to have more conquests, to experience more tragedies, to shape a story worthy of retelling.

Additionally, she placed a mark on his very soul, so that when he dies, he will return to her Court, so that he may regale her with his exploits.

And, finally--for is three not one of the most magical numbers?--every year, she sends a single one of her Courtiers to bless the apple orchards, ensuring that every year has produced a bumper crop of amazingly sweet and succulent fruits.

Though his time at the court lasted only a few hours, he returned to find a week had passed in the 'real world'. He could not explain to his parents what had happened, or where he had gone, out of fear of losing the Queen's Favor, but they were just glad to have him back. They also enjoyed the new harvests they started to get in; it saw an increase in their quality of life in general, as the Schuhart apples became highly prized for not only eating, but for producing very fine cider.

As time went on, Erik experimented with the amulet's powers, and studied it. He also studied Faerie lore to try and better understand his childhood experiences, and ponder about his role in the world.

Meanwhile, the mark on his soul caused him to mentally develop in a different way; a way influenced by the ways of the Fae.  His increasing eccentricity has ultimately helped shape him into the strange sort of anti-hero he has become.

He wanders the world now, looking for those who have done wrong by the code of conduct many Faeries subscribe to (and which he may very well have twisted in its own way). He does so under the alias of 'Puck', which is becoming a name increasingly feared by ne'er-do-wells, given the over-the-top and highly violent ways he has destroyed 'foul' individuals (Impalement, dismemberment, full castration, filling someone with wine, feeding them to dogs, beating someone to death with a cactus), which also puts him at odds with law enforcement, who view him as a dangerously insane criminal at worst, and a loose cannon at best.

Still, there are a number of normal every-day people who he has had positive effects on; lives he has saved, lives he has bettered.

Weapons



« Last Edit: February 14, 2015, 11:45:56 PM by TheHangedMan »

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Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2015, 08:57:38 PM »
By the by, what section of the boards will this be played in?

Offline vatovieTopic starter

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2015, 09:01:54 PM »
Most likely Non human extreme. Seeing as we can have aliens and I don't want to limit what players can do to each other as long as both parties are cool with it IRL. So, kill each other do terrible things just get it all agreed to what you're okay with before hand. Which reminds me I need to add On's and Off's to the character sheet.

Offline eternaldarkness

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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2015, 11:10:47 PM »
Oh what the hell, i'm in. I'll read over the system tonight and once I grok it i'll be happy to help others with making their characters too.

Offline vatovieTopic starter

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2015, 05:30:51 PM »
If anyone wants I can post some shells of characters as in random rolled stats and powers. Then people can design them the rest of the way based on those.

Offline bokotousamurai

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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 11:30:19 AM »
Interested, right quick are hermaphrodite characters acceptable?

Offline selfexiled

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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2015, 12:19:01 PM »
Intrigued

Offline vatovieTopic starter

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2015, 01:52:04 PM »
Totally. Go for whatever gender or orientation you want. :)

Offline selfexiled

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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 04:29:09 PM »
Can't get file to function.

Offline vatovieTopic starter

Re: A super hero game without a canon to stand on. (All OC's)
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2015, 04:39:21 PM »
Umm I can email it you if you want. :)