It's Saturday morning in New York City.
Brightly colored figures soar across the sky alone or in groups while average citizens walk or drive to and fro, casting the occasional nervous glance upwards. Everyone avoids the scar in the middle of 5th Street, left over from the Atomizer's Molecule-Masher. Police Officers and Meta-Cops patrol the streets and the skies and somewhere, someone throws a punch that permanently remodels an apartment.
Welcome to Earth. Across the world similar events occur, roughly 10% of the population is now listed as confirmed Meta-Humans, up from the 6% figure in the 1980 analysis. New, mightier heroes emerge daily while those that already have powers find themselves getting even stronger. The citizens, economists and politicians of the world race to adapt modern society to the accelerating shifts in the human race.
The divisions between supers and normals have never been more obvious, and more than ever before, the few have power over the many.
But that's neither here nor there. Back to New York City...
Dominating the scene is the Meta Mall. A shining building lit up with an array of lights even during the middle of the day, the Meta Mall is the “One Stop Super Shop” and isn't shy about telling everyone.
Tides of costumed people roll in and out of the numerous doors, their outfits ranging from the practical to the downright obscene. Somewhere in this monolithic structure are a few individuals, some are clearly distinct from their peers, while others simply have yet to show their potential.
And these individuals are about to decide the fate of the planet.
It's game time.
We're kicking off in full RP mode, so go ahead and post an intro for your character. This will be the only thing the rest of the group knows about you, so if you have terrible secrets or just want to surprise them with your powers, feel free to leave stuff out.
After the intro it's freeform RP in the Meta Mall, for a kicking off point consider explaining why you're there and what you hope to accomplish, and if you want to approach any of the other characters to start some awesome roleplaying then “just because” is a highly acceptable reason.
Combat will use soft initiative, meaning you guys can act in whatever order you want, then the badguys go. If you have an awesome team strategy in mind (like “throw me!”) then you should probably post and inform your partner in crime of the plan. Otherwise just post your power and your target(s) and some awesome descriptive flavor.
I'd like to keep the pacing up, but I'm not going to get all rowdy about it. Don't get too hung up on your decisions, making poor choices is half the fun.
I'll repost the combat stuff at the beginning of each fight, like so:
Posting stuff reference:
Out of character stuff should be preceded by OOC:
Combat mechanics should be written in italics, i.e. I use my Strike power on Alfonso the Large
Combat flavor and dialogue can be written in plain text. i.e. Bud the Chud leaps over the table and lunges at Alfonso the Large. “You look delicious!”
Combat is soft initiative, act in whatever order you want. If someone else posts while you're writing and it invalidates your actions, you can edit your post.
What do you do?