Having been entirely captivated by Silk Spectre II during the Watchmen movie last night, I immediately began formulating a concept for a game! It began as a Spectre2/Owl2 solo, but after chatting with some folks I've decided to open it up to be a medium-sized group game.
This will take place either before or after Rorschach is rescued from prison, depending on how things go in the formulation of the game. (Meaning, if someone desires to play Rorschach and can impress on me their drive and ability to do so, Rorschach will have been rescued.) The idea is that we will be playing within a sort of Star-Treky time bubble, where time is suspended for the sake of our roleplay. In either case, Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias) will not yet have been discovered by Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl II) and Rorschach, as the endgame plan of the novel may or may not even come into play in this game.
Basically, I'd like to play a somewhat open-ended superhero game, starring the Watchmen characters and universe, with all the darkness and grittiness and just plain unpleasantness involved, but without the ticking time bomb of Armageddon.
Obviously, familiarity with the material is required. If you've only seen the movie, you'll probably be alright, but it's possible that you could miss some references here and there, but those can be explained without too much hustle, I hope.
Several canon characters will be central to this game, however in the interest of group accessibility, I would like a few players to create their own. I don't, as yet, have a major plot in mind - however, I would like one. Please contact me by PM with character and plot ideas. I'm thinking a maximum of 8 players.
Character - Player
Silk Spectre II (Laurie Juspecyk) - karmatrik
Nite Owl II (Daniel Dreiberg) - Xana
Ozymandias (Adrian Veidt) - Idej
Medea (Dinah Cirzy) - Mnemaxa
Hellion (name) - Ixy
Dancing Asp (Lelita Keroln) - Wistful Dream
Kid Arrow (name) - Phantom Pistoleer
Pax (Judah Somerset) - Kolbrandr