So I was shooting the shit with one of my pals, talking about all sorts of stuff when the conversation turned to television shows and stuff we thought good. of course, the Warner Brothers' Superman and Batman Animated shows came up, and by extension, the Justice League (and Justice League Unlimited) show.
So we thought, wouldn't it be cool to run a game in that style? For those who have seen the shows, you probably know what I'm talking about; every episode, a couple of the 'cast' of characters get entangled in the plot for that episode and solve it while the other guys are off doing their own thing. And of course it follows the comic book tropes to boot.
And then I got to thinking, yeah, it could probably be fun. Basically taking on a bunch of characters and then scheduling sessions (1-3) to play out an episode and then after that's done, moving on to the next one with probably a new cast.
And of course like with any TV show, every so often you get a thrilling two-parter. And maybe at the end there's a big season finale with everyone. I don't know, it might be ambitious, but I see some potential here.
I'm just taking stock of interest. Seeing if I can get 6-9 people who can probably make some IRC sessions and like superhero action. System would probably be Mutants and Masterminds.
Okay I guess there are people interested. Here's the guidelines:
Style: This is going to be modern era, with a healthy dose of seriousness. That said, there is also a degree of camp. I refuse to allow any supers who aren't appropriately named and atleast have some kind of costume. Superman isn't Superman without his red and blue tights with an S-shield. There's a reason why Batman and Robin are called the Caped Crusaders amongst other things.
Mechanics-side: PL 10. Post your concepts and stats and stuff or get in touch with me on AIM if you have questions, and I'll answer it up.
And lastly: You must
come up with some kind of Arch-nemesis. Not stat him/her up of course, but atleast have an idea of why he or she is a villain and their powers. After all, how can I run a Legion of Doom-esque episode without a suitable Rogues Gallery?
irc server sorcery.net, #SuperheroSociety and #SuperheroSociety_OOC.
The cast so far:
Salt as the ever punchful (and snappily-dressed) Lady Amazing
HylianB as the Sentinel
DE?AD as the Moon Lord, King of the Moon
Destro as Johnny Lightning
, the guy who kicked that soccer ball that one time on the news
Powerslave as the ever-glittering Sparklelad
Shinyo as the martini-mixing Dr. Anachronous
El Skid as Mind's Eye
Delfedd as Mordred Pendragon
Flumph as Tesseract
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