For weeks, we couldn't turn on a TV or look at a webpage without seeing them.
The Mighty Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Tony Stark "A.k.a Ironman", Captain America, the archer guy and Agent Romanova. They filled our screens, became the talk of the news, morning, afternoon, evenings, and late night. They were called "The Heroes of New York City" during the battle.
But what did they save us from? Aliens, sure. But while everyone worshiped this heroes high in their tower, the world below suffered.
SHIELD tried to collect all the alien tech that fell from the skies during the battle, but there was so much. You could see it everywhere, on the black market, in people's houses, two people robbed banks with one of the Chitauri Guns. I think one of the car companies tried to make a car with the engines from the alien ships. But you have to get it to SHIELD... they did keep the bad guys hiding...
Except they were the bad guys. They where Hydra, some Nazi offspring, bent on ruling the world. The very stuff we've been telling the public for years. But with Big Brother gone, the other bad guys came out in full force to profit from their destruction. People don't want to believe it. But the internet doesn't lie well. There are too many reports, too many cameras, too few liars to cover up the truth. The Avengers were a distraction. A light to blind us from the waters of Chaos that rise around us. They aren't heroes. They were the little boy with their finger in the dike. But the cracks are growing. The water is rushing in. And soon we will all drought in the Rising Tide. Who will save us then?
-Excerpt from the Rising Tide website
Welcome to the Young Avengers game, using the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying System
. This game takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after the events of The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier and during the same time period as Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, you don't need to be caught up on those films to be able to play this game.
After the Battle of New York and SHIELD's secrets being leaked to the internet during their fall, the world has become a dangerous place. From mega corporations and backyard scientist trying to recreate Chitauri tech and genetic alterations, to terrorist groups operating more openly with SHIELD being disbanded, and the news still reporting on possible the possible returning of the Chitauri, the threat of the Asgardians, and other things to boost ratings, it's a wonder people don't believe the world is on fire. But there is a small panic in the air, and it wouldn't take long for some hotshot or escaped lab rat to stir the pot until it explodes. The world needs heroes. And inspired by the Avengers, the youth are more than glad to take up the tights and capes and step up. But will their lack of experience kill them? And what of their lives outside of being a hero? That's what this game is about.
To play, I'd like you to create a teenage superhero, which can be an existing hero (except those already established in the MCU) turned teenage or a brand new hero you want to play. Character Creation rules (sort of) are in the Civil War event but they do a random character generator thing that has you rolling dice on tables and it's pretty crazy. Anyone who wants to do that, I have the book and can walk you through it. Otherwise, we can do a thing where you come up with a character and we'll see about fitting their powers with the system.
Your characters are teenagers so that means that they will also have to deal with things outside of being a hero, so think about doing a non-combat powerset or specialties when creating your characters. You won't need much, as you will be going against the Doom Pool when rolling social (NPCs will just have SFXs for social stuff). When writing their backstory, include some of their friends, family, problems. They could be important as this game goes on.
The story will take place in New York City, 3 years after the Battle of New York, or "the Incident" as the locals are calling it. Most of the city looks like a large construction zone, with buildings being fixed or rebuilt. Many police officers lost their lives in the battle, which has left them severely undermanned since. Crime is not only getting larger, it's becoming more chaotic, with new weapons falling into criminals and the desperate. Most don't go out at night, even more so now then ever before. It's a dark time for New York City.
I'm going to keep sign ups open as long as people want in. We'll start maybe a week from now (depending on how this goes).
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Thanks to @jdarksun
for them, as always.