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Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

A DC comics game
« on: June 13, 2006, 01:40:41 PM »
I know there are some X-men and Marvel fans out there, but wondering about interest in a DC comics game. This will, if it gets off the ground, probably be more about action than about getting hot and heavy with your favorite DC characters, though there is room for that.

The plot-line I was thinking of was something along the lines of this:

All of the Big Seven of the JLA (Superman, Martian Manhunter, Wonderwoman, Batman, the Flash (Wally West in this case), Green Lantern (all of them in this case), and Aquaman) have disappeared mysteriously, and all hell is breaking loose on Earth. A new JLA needs to be formed, and fast, or humanity may stand no chance. Not against this new threat- not without leaders.

This will take place post-52, for those of you who care about continuity. All deaths/inactive statuses are to remain in place. Those of you who want to reform villians and play them as members of the team will have to PM me for permission, as I may have plans for them.

7 to 8 players, in all likelyhood, somewhat similiar to what happened in the Obsidian Age. Oh, and systemless, since I don't have Mutants and Masterminds or anything like that.

Anyone up for it?

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 01:42:33 PM »
What do you mean with post-52?
I'd love a DC game, been pining away for that actually. I'd love to play Green Arrow, he's one of the most complex characters in the comics ever imho.

Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 01:45:50 PM »
After the whole "Infinite Crisis" and "One Year Later" deals.

And good choice. In the Obsidian Age, Batman picked Ollie for the team, too.  ;D

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 01:50:42 PM »
Not familiar with the Obsidian Age either, I'm pretty new to the DC faith, I used to be a fanatic Marvel devotee (man, do I feel stupid about that today  ;) )

Offline Rayve13

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006, 01:59:05 PM »
I'm so there. What about characters on existing teams (such as Mr. Terrific on the JSA & Checkmate)?

And don't feel bad about being a Marvel fan Steel. Some good stuff coming out of there these days, particularly with The Ultimates and Civil War.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006, 02:03:20 PM »
I know. The Ultimate line, especially the Ultimates, have won me over again. I still prefer DC though.

Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2006, 03:22:37 PM »
I'm so there. What about characters on existing teams (such as Mr. Terrific on the JSA & Checkmate)?

And don't feel bad about being a Marvel fan Steel. Some good stuff coming out of there these days, particularly with The Ultimates and Civil War.

Yes, members of existing teams are allowed. And yes, the Ultimates do rock.

Offline Ajoxer

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2006, 03:34:59 PM »
Hmmmmmm... Captain Marvel, but the version shown in JLU, if possible- Idealistic kid with the powers of a demigod. Was an awesome episode.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2006, 03:36:45 PM »
Isn't that exactly like the comic version also? Captain Marvel is a kid after all. I wonder how old he is in the comics now, somehow he feel younger than Robin.

Offline Ajoxer

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2006, 03:37:20 PM »
I thought he was an adult in the comic. O.o Still, if so... Cool. Clash rocked.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2006, 03:41:07 PM »
He's all grown up in Kingdom Come, but that is set in the future. In the comic he's no older than a teen, I know that much. His sister is even younger I think, she's really fun. I loved her in "I can't believe it's not Justice League". :)

Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2006, 03:59:00 PM »
Which Robin? Younger than Nightwing, yes, and about the same age as Tim Drake.

That is, Billy Batson is. You see, Marvel is his 'civilian' identity is a teenager, and so is his sister, Mary. However, they both become adult versions of themselves when they become Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel, respectively. This actually caused some problems when CM/Billy started dating Stargil- Billy's about the same age as her, but his secret identity hasn't been revealed to the whole team, so you can imagine how that went down... Not the eventual, ultimate reason he left the team, but still...

As a side note, yes, the speed force is gone, leaving Jay Garrick as the only hero I can think of left with superspeed.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2006, 04:04:47 PM »
Awwwww...a vibrating Jessie Quick wouldn've been awsome!

On a more serious note, are one of our goals to find out what happened to the 7, and if possible bring them back? That could be kinda cool. I'd hate to think Wonder Woman is gone forever, that woman is amazing. :)

Yeah, I wasn't talking about Dick Greyson, or Jason for that matter. Maybe they are the same age though, Robin is awfully mature for his age.

Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2006, 04:18:05 PM »
*chuckles* Yes, she would have. And, yes, though apparently Wally's problem is that he simply doesn't know (being in the other timestream right now). The others, however, have all disappeared by more nefarious means. *evil grin*

And it doesn't surprise me that he is. Spoiler's death, living with the Batman, his dad's death, leading a team... it all adds up.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2006, 04:26:05 PM »
Oh, I agree.
So it will be something of a detective story then? A DC game with a good plot would rawk. :) I hope this game will get some attention, I'd love to play it. And surely there must be female DC lovers out there. Green Arrow needs women that can get all mad at him. :)

Offline Bishrook aka Fate sisters

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2006, 11:49:51 PM »
I would be interested.
I followed some of the Infinate crises material but could afford to buy it all. None the less I have a pretty good idea of what happened but may need to get some onformation from you.
i was thinking actually about mary Marvel.. might be fun to have a brither sister team  around....
Does she still have powers or were those wiped out with the derstruction of the rock of eternity?

Another possibility is Wonder Girl (Cassandra) but I have to admit I am not a teen titans reader so I am not sure I could do that.
How close to continuity are we going to be btw?
(How much can I get away with?-grins)

Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2006, 11:55:40 PM »
Talk to me about it. I'm pretty open.

The Marvels are still active, though I'd warn you to remember that when both of you use your powers in conjunction, your powers are each halved.

If you need info, I'd highly recommend using Wikipedia- I wasn't able to follow it too closely either, so I'm using that as my main source of info, especially for what happened after.

Offline Bishrook aka Fate sisters

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2006, 12:36:29 AM »
This DC's own files ...they are njot updated to the current issues but do include lots of storyline details before that point.
http://www.dccomics.com/secret_files/

I will check out Wikpeadia..a woderful thing it is.

Offline Bishrook aka Fate sisters

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2006, 12:40:53 AM »
"The Marvels are still active, though I'd warn you to remember that when both of you use your powers in conjunction, your powers are each halved."
I was aware of this and itdoesn't bother me at all...in fact it is one of the reasons why I am considering the character.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2006, 01:38:35 AM »
Another favorite of mine is Superboy, at least after he joined the Teen Titans, I just loved his relationship with Cassandra. But well, he isn't really an option, is he?
I'm sticking with Ollie I think. :)

Offline Rayve13

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2006, 09:44:06 AM »
- In regard to the Marvel family, if we're using the current continuity, Captain Marvel is out. When they rebuilt the Rock of Eternity, Billy had to replace Shazam (since he was killed by the Spectre) as the guardian of the Rock, thus he can't leave it. Unfortunately, the Dc Files thing was written pre-Infinite Crisis (I have the hardcover version)

Mary is still active, and would wield the full power of Shazam. Captain Marvel Jr. (who I know almost nothing about) is also active, and I assume if he used the power it would split as it did with Billy and Mary.

As for me, I'm still deciding. Too many cool characters to choose from!

Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2006, 10:14:58 AM »
- In regard to the Marvel family, if we're using the current continuity, Captain Marvel is out. When they rebuilt the Rock of Eternity, Billy had to replace Shazam (since he was killed by the Spectre) as the guardian of the Rock, thus he can't leave it. Unfortunately, the Dc Files thing was written pre-Infinite Crisis (I have the hardcover version)

Mary is still active, and would wield the full power of Shazam. Captain Marvel Jr. (who I know almost nothing about) is also active, and I assume if he used the power it would split as it did with Billy and Mary.

As for me, I'm still deciding. Too many cool characters to choose from!

Ah, didn't know that. Well, then, looks like Mary gets the full power, unless someone else wants to take up Jr.

Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2006, 10:33:27 AM »
Oh, slipped my mind: Not all GL's are gone. Alan Scott, as the one GL who isn't affiliated with the GL corps, is still active and playable.

Offline Swedish Steel

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2006, 11:37:31 AM »
What happened to the GLs? I must've missed that.

Offline indarkestknightTopic starter

Re: A DC comics game
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2006, 11:58:44 AM »
What happened to the GLs? I must've missed that.

That's part of my doing- the JLA disappearing, hence, I'm taking the GLs, too, since there's been one in almost every incarnation.

And, yes, ladies and gentlemen, that does mean you're up against something that took out the entire GL Corps.