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[pbp] City of Mist - V is for "Going Viral"

Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
edited July 8 in Critical Failures
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In the shadows of shiny skyscrapers and derelict residenntial blocks, ancient stories and urban legends assume physical form, choosing mortal beings as their Gateways to this world. But the Mist, a mystical veil known only to a select few, prevents the unwitting denizens of the City from ever acknowledging the mircales they witness daily, hiding their true nature from one another. Distracted by their everyday hopes and fears, the people on the streets remain oblivious to the clash of mythical forces that drive and control the very life of the city.

You were ann ordinary person--until the seed of the legendary awoke within you. Now you seek answers to questions about your powers, but the truth always seems to elude you. Yet at the same time, you still want what every human being wants: love, money, power, peace of mind. Together with your ragtag crew of gifted individuals, you work to reveal the powers operating in the dark smoky alleys of the City, just as those very powers seek you out for what you are. You will hit the streets in search of the strange cases, loose ends, and unsolved mysteries that will lead you to the truth, inevitably clashing with other legends in mortal form, agents of the powers beyond the Mist.

Be warned--the truth is as dangerous as the forces that hide it. Only when you find yourself sacrificing that which is dearest to you will you truly learn the answer to the ultimate question: ‘who am I?’. But will it be worth it?

Overview

City of Mist is a role-playing game of film noir investigation and super powered action. It is set in a modern metropolis rife with crime, conspiracies, and mysteries. The protagonists are Gateways, ordinary people who became the living embodiment of a legend, their Mythos. While your Gateways may seek to strike a balance between the mysterious nature of their Mythos and their mortal aspirations, the powers within them always threaten to tear their lives apart. They have unwittingly become a part of a secret world of clashing stories, and soon other legends will come looking for them with demands.

The System

City of Mist is Powered by the Apocalypse, with just a dash of Fate. It uses the standard 2d6 we've all come to know and love, but it discards standard stats in order to allow the players to call on various 'tags' to gain pluses to their rolls. Damage also takes the form of these tags in something call "Status Spectrums" that build up seperate types of effects to penalize rolls and eventually take characters and enemies out.

Here's a link to the free Starter Set Rulebook which has everything you need to play. I'll also do a follow-up post in case anyone either can't download/read the book but still wants to play.

And here's a link to a separate Character Moves List

Characters
Examples of characters from the starter set:
Salamander, a vigilante with the power of liquid fire.
Excalibur, a Rich Old Dame whose jewelry just happens to be the Ultimate Weapon.
Mitosis, an ex-boxer, horribly disfigured, who can adapt at the cellular level.
Post-Mortem, an undead assassin who acts an an Angel of Vengeance.
Declan L'estrange, an antique dealer and gunslinger seeking the truth.
Flicker, a Hipster Girl who saw the future and is now struggling to stop it.
Kitsune, a Fox Spirit, sort-of ninja who fell in love with a boy.

PCs are made up of 4 themes, separated between Mythos and Logos. Mythos represent a characters supernatural abilities and the questions they have about the unknown, while the Logos is who they are and what they can do as an ordinary person, as well as representing what they stand for, care for, or believe in.
A character must have at least one of each, but other than that the mix is up to you. For example, in the starter set there are various sample charactures--one, Kitsune, is a spirit, a servant of Good Fortune. It has 3 Mythos and 1 Logos, the Logos representing a human that it has fallen in love with. Meanwhile, Excalibur is a rich older woman who has discovered a bracelet that is the embodiment of the legendary weapon. She is represented by 1 Mythos (Excalibur) and 3 Logos, representing her family, her desire for social justice, and her status as a rich old woman.

However, how characters choose to balance their Mythos and Logos during play will result in changes. If you turn on back on the Identities of your Logos, they will eventually be shed and replaced by a Mythos. If you turn your back on an opportunity to explore the mystery of your Mythos, then it will eventually fade and be replaced by a Logos. However, if you would ever lose your last Mythos or Logos, you become either an Avatar of pure power (losing last Logos) or a focal point of the Mist (losing last Mythos) for a short period of time, leading to a drastic character change.

A character is made up of 4 themes. Each Mythos theme is a supernatural ability, followed by a Mystery that the character is driven to solve. The theme has 3 power tags, and 1 weakness (the major method of gaining experience). Logos themes are much the same, except they are mundane abilities (Flicker, for example, is a "Hipster" and has "Mad Hacker Skills" as her Logos themes). Instead of mysteries, Logos have an Identity that represents your characters core tennets.

CREATION NOTE: When creating a character, here is something to think about with your tags: Think in terms of "Specific" and "Broad" tags. Specific tags are useful in 1 of 3 arenas (Investigation, Action, Social) (or 2 of 3 arenas if they're "extra" specific, in that they're only sometimes useful in each and very specific in when they fire). Broad tags are useful in 2 of 3 arenas. You should aim for only 1 Broad tag, while all the rest should be Specific. That's not to say you might not suddenly think of a way to use a Specific tag outside the theater that you intended, but don't go creating your tags with that in mind.

Here is a link to the Starter Set Characters

The Crew

All of the player characters know eachother and are working together. The majority of you will have at least 1 job done together (though its fine if someone wants to be the "new guy".)

As a group, there are 4 basic archetypes you will likely fall into: Pros (hired guns), Vigilantes (crime fighting superheroes), Dabblers in the Mist (seekers of knowledge/power), or Conspiracy Busters (seekers of truth)

The Crew will have its own Identity and power tags that your characters will interact with.

How I Roll
Just a quick note about me. I'm very much about playing together. I will give you guys a lot of input into the world and what happens. I ask a lot of questions.

But, at the same time, while I consider myself very player-friendly, I'm not about to let anyone abuse the system in insulting ways. An example: one of the complaints I've seen leveled against this system came from a post regarding the fact that "Kermit the Frog would be better in a wrestling match than The Rock!" because "The Rock would just get +1 from being strong, and Kermit would be "stealth green", "long arms", "powerful legs", and "Big eyes" always giving him a +4!" And just... no. That's not how I'm going to let things play out. Ignoring the fact that the Rock would have plenty of other tags that would be applicable to turning Kermit into paste, Kermit himself would not be allowed to use those traits constantly (or at all). Wtf is being green going to do? Sure, I'll give you the long arms, but your legs aren't going to help in most attacks, and your eyes definitely won't help you throw a punch or perform a choke hold or whatever.

So, yeah. Play to the spirit of the rules and for the sake of everyone having fun, and we should get along shiny.

The Resources

Starter Set Rulebook
Starter Set Characters
Character Moves List

The End

I'm looking for 3-4 players! No need to use the starter characters--feel free to make your own, and post if you have any questions/suggestions!

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
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  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    Gave this a read-through yesterday and I think I have a solid concept to work from:

    A long-time Aware character who is only now, in what should be middle age, realizing that they also don't seem to be aging at all.

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Gave this a read-through yesterday and I think I have a solid concept to work from:

    A long-time Aware character who is only now, in what should be middle age, realizing that they also don't seem to be aging at all.


    Someone responded! Yay! lol.

    What were you thinking his Mythos would be? Is he something where Regeneration is just a side power, like Wolverine? Or is dealing with aging like his main thing and he can effect the ages of things he touches?

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Gave this a read-through yesterday and I think I have a solid concept to work from:

    A long-time Aware character who is only now, in what should be middle age, realizing that they also don't seem to be aging at all.


    Someone responded! Yay! lol.

    What were you thinking his Mythos would be? Is he something where Regeneration is just a side power, like Wolverine? Or is dealing with aging like his main thing and he can effect the ages of things he touches?

    The idea was less Wolverine and more Dorian Gray-style ageless, so tags like Forever Young and Unchanging would maybe be appropriate. It'd probably be a one-Mythos three-Logos character; I was thinking he might be a lawyer, or some other profession where looking young might be a mixed blessing depending on just how young.

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Gave this a read-through yesterday and I think I have a solid concept to work from:

    A long-time Aware character who is only now, in what should be middle age, realizing that they also don't seem to be aging at all.


    Someone responded! Yay! lol.

    What were you thinking his Mythos would be? Is he something where Regeneration is just a side power, like Wolverine? Or is dealing with aging like his main thing and he can effect the ages of things he touches?

    The idea was less Wolverine and more Dorian Gray-style ageless, so tags like Forever Young and Unchanging would maybe be appropriate. It'd probably be a one-Mythos three-Logos character; I was thinking he might be a lawyer, or some other profession where looking young might be a mixed blessing depending on just how young.

    That could definitely be cool. Are you thinking relic, ala Dorian Gray, (like, do you have a Polaroid picture of yourself that is the gateway for the picture of Dorian Gray?) Or is your character himself the Gateway for the concept of Immortality or the Fountain of Youth or something like that?

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Gave this a read-through yesterday and I think I have a solid concept to work from:

    A long-time Aware character who is only now, in what should be middle age, realizing that they also don't seem to be aging at all.


    Someone responded! Yay! lol.

    What were you thinking his Mythos would be? Is he something where Regeneration is just a side power, like Wolverine? Or is dealing with aging like his main thing and he can effect the ages of things he touches?

    The idea was less Wolverine and more Dorian Gray-style ageless, so tags like Forever Young and Unchanging would maybe be appropriate. It'd probably be a one-Mythos three-Logos character; I was thinking he might be a lawyer, or some other profession where looking young might be a mixed blessing depending on just how young.

    That could definitely be cool. Are you thinking relic, ala Dorian Gray, (like, do you have a Polaroid picture of yourself that is the gateway for the picture of Dorian Gray?) Or is your character himself the Gateway for the concept of Immortality or the Fountain of Youth or something like that?

    I'm leaning towards the character-as-Gateway angle, with the initial Mystery being "Why aren't I getting any older?" as I think this guy has only recently realized that something's not normal. He may not yet know what happened, but I'm going to do some googling of eternal youth-related stories tonight and pick one to adapt.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    This looks pretty interesting. But I'd have to think about what kind of shtick I'd want to go with.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    This looks pretty interesting. But I'd have to think about what kind of shtick I'd want to go with.

    Yeah, the Fate / PbtA hybrid this has going where you're literally ground-up designing a playbook threw me a bit of a loop too, but it does look like a cool game. The back-and-forth in terms of your own skillset was what got my attention.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    What I am thinking, off the top of my head, is kind of like a Hardboiled Detective who has the nature/abilities of a Modern Day Paladin. Is that something do-able?

    Probably 3 Logos, 1 Mythos. Smart, Burly, and Dedicated - but also like he has a 'Guardian Angel' that gives him that extra edge...

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    edited June 27
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    What I am thinking, off the top of my head, is kind of like a Hardboiled Detective who has the nature/abilities of a Modern Day Paladin. Is that something do-able?

    Probably 3 Logos, 1 Mythos. Smart, Burly, and Dedicated - but also like he has a 'Guardian Angel' that gives him that extra edge...

    That sounds a lot like someone whose mythos might literally be Perseus, whether they've realized it yet or not.

    E: You could probably go to the Chivalric or Romantic mythos, and definitely the Celtic ones, for other options there, but Perseus came immediately to mind.

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    What I am thinking, off the top of my head, is kind of like a Hardboiled Detective who has the nature/abilities of a Modern Day Paladin. Is that something do-able?

    Probably 3 Logos, 1 Mythos. Smart, Burly, and Dedicated - but also like he has a 'Guardian Angel' that gives him that extra edge...

    You could definitely do that! You could even be a Guardian Angel, essentially. Your first Mythos could be something like "Aura of a Guardian" or something that allows you to protect people and yourself. Then, if you decide to open up more Mythos, you could full on take on wings and then a sword of light. Lots of options.

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    What I am thinking, off the top of my head, is kind of like a Hardboiled Detective who has the nature/abilities of a Modern Day Paladin. Is that something do-able?

    Probably 3 Logos, 1 Mythos. Smart, Burly, and Dedicated - but also like he has a 'Guardian Angel' that gives him that extra edge...

    You could definitely do that! You could even be a Guardian Angel, essentially. Your first Mythos could be something like "Aura of a Guardian" or something that allows you to protect people and yourself. Then, if you decide to open up more Mythos, you could full on take on wings and then a sword of light. Lots of options.

    That is definitely a cool approach.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    Did a draft based on the sudden urge to model the guy partly on Chris Traeger from Parks and Recreation. I'm not necessarily committing to the Health Nut logos because it's way out of my wheelhouse but it entertained me to write up.
    Mythos: Bastion
    Eternal Youth
    Mystery: "Why aren't I getting any older?"
    Tags: Forever Young, Quick Recovery, Unchanging
    Weakness Tag: Hard to Take Seriously
    Logos: Occupation
    Contract Lawyer
    Identity: "I'm a professional negotiator."
    Tags: Legalese, Persuasive, Professional Contacts
    Weakness Tags: Everyone Hates Lawyers
    Logos: Personality
    Health Nut
    Identity: "Make yourself the best version of yourself!"
    Tags: Excellent Diet, Gets Lots of Exercise, Relentless Positivity
    Weakness Tags: Ridiculous Practices
    Logos: Mission
    Mist Investigator
    Identity: "I've seen a lot of weird stuff since the 90s."
    Tags: Long-Term Aware, Cryptozoologist, Widely Read
    Weakness Tags: Credulous

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    Looks great! And it's interesting to have a character who is pretty much useless in combat and has every reason to avoid it, but who is a perfect tank.

    I'm also totally open to tweaking starter tags if/when we get going, as it's no fun to get stuck with something only to find out you can't use it at all.

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    edited June 28
    Still wrapping my head around this as a concept. But I've settled on the name Charles Lee Maine.

    @Mahou So-so - What year/era is this taking place in?

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    @MagicPrime Modern day, but the City is sort of...isolated? The outside world is just "out of town" and no one really leaves. Think Dark City.

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Still wrapping my head around this as a concept. But I've settled on the name Charles Lee Maine.

    "Mahou So-so" - What year/era is this taking place in?

    That's definitely a suggestive name.

    I've decided that my guy's desk is clearly covered with Hesperides brand herbal supplements and extracts, and he eats just a ton of fruit.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    "...just call me Charlie."

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    edited June 28
    Further consideration leads me to the conclusion that you ought to be Charles Francis Maine.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    edited July 4
    Auralynx wrote: »
    Further consideration leads me to the conclusion that you ought to be Charles Francis Maine.

    A million times yes.

    So I hope I did this right:

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    Det. Charles Francis Maine

    Mythos: Expression
    Divine Grace
    Attention ○ ○ ○ | Fade ○ ○ ○
    "What is this light? A blessing or curse?"
    Tags: Holy Fire, Aura of Light, Healing Touch
    Weakness: Overwhelming Zeal

    Logos: Occupation
    PD Detective
    Attention ○ ○ ○ | Crack ○ ○ ○
    "I'm a good cop, in a bad city."
    Tags: Department Resources, Investigation, Authority
    Weakness: Corruption on the Inside

    Logos: Personality
    Lawful Good
    Attention ○ ○ ○ | Crack ○ ○ ○
    "Always the Boy Scout."
    Tags: Honest, Inspirational, Loyal
    Weakness: Stubborn

    Logos: Training
    Hardboiled
    Attention ○ ○ ○ | Crack ○ ○ ○
    "I work in the gutter. Seen the evil people are capable of. Not gonna let that stand..."
    Tags: Tough as Nails, Dirty Fighting, Marksmanship
    Weakness: Seeing Red

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  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    edited June 28
    Detect Evil belongs on a Divination Mythos, probably; maybe swap that for something else and generalize the other two a little more. Otherwise that looks quite good to me at least.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    edited June 28
    Any suggestions?

    For 'Smite' - What I had in mind was just having that extra edge vs evil beings. Like a demon, who might normally be immune to like a punch, or a gun, etc. would being effected by the divine power if I was the one punching/shooting.

    I agree with Detect Evil. So I think that maybe some kind of Divine Aura? Something that might literally make me shed light, while giving people with me some kind of extra pep, or sense of bravery?

    And with Lay on Hands, would changing that to like "Healing Touch" make it more broad/general?

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    @MagicPrime I'm actually ok with the Detect Evil, so long as it's extremely close-range, ala Touch or damn near close. Mostly because there's a whole lot of gray in this world, so it isn't going to be like a D&D Paladin able to pick out the bad guy immediately and foil the plot.

    As for the rest of it, it looks good except for one thing--your Logos shouldn't have mysteries like your Mythos--they aren't questions, but rather statements of who you are and how you act. So:

    Lawful Good could have "By the Book" or "I AM the Law!"

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    @MagicPrime I'm actually ok with the Detect Evil, so long as it's extremely close-range, ala Touch or damn near close. Mostly because there's a whole lot of gray in this world, so it isn't going to be like a D&D Paladin able to pick out the bad guy immediately and foil the plot.

    As for the rest of it, it looks good except for one thing--your Logos shouldn't have mysteries like your Mythos--they aren't questions, but rather statements of who you are and how you act. So:

    Lawful Good could have "By the Book" or "I AM the Law!"

    Cool. I will make edits.

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    @MagicPrime yeah, the Identities are basically the things I can challenge you with. They're the sort of obstacles you think it would be interesting to face. So, as someone who is By the Book, what do you do when I give you a path forward that requires breaking the rules? That sort of thing.

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Any suggestions?

    For 'Smite' - What I had in mind was just having that extra edge vs evil beings. Like a demon, who might normally be immune to like a punch, or a gun, etc. would being effected by the divine power if I was the one punching/shooting.

    I agree with Detect Evil. So I think that maybe some kind of Divine Aura? Something that might literally make me shed light, while giving people with me some kind of extra pep, or sense of bravery?

    And with Lay on Hands, would changing that to like "Healing Touch" make it more broad/general?

    If you look at the sample guys they have potential other tags; keep Divine Aura on deck at least imo.

    I think mechanically the roll your Mythos to investigate might cover what the Detect Evil tag is for?

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    edited June 28
    For some context of what I was going for. I saw the Detect Evil for overtly Evil things. A person with bad intentions or 'evil' plots wouldn't set it off, but if they were literally possessed, or we found ourselves surrounded by undead, or entered the territory of some kind of demonic force, then I would get a ping. More like 'spidey sense' less like DND Evil Radar.

    Made some changes.

    Smite -> Holy Fire
    Detect Evil -> Aura of Light
    Lay on Hands -> Healing Touch

    Do we need to define our Mythos outside of what we've done here? I have more details and ideas for some things, but is that clarified in game?

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  • MaclayMaclay Registered User regular
    I don't know Fate, I don't know PBTA, but if you're in a pinch, and if no one else shows up, I might be able to make this work.
    I'm thinking along the lines of Golem and Frankenstein types (and of course their modern interpretations) with a build something like the following:

    Logos: Defining Relationship
    “My Creator”
    Knows me inside out (repair)
    Home is where the heart is (recharge?)
    ?????

    Mythos: Expression
    “More than Meets the Eye”
    Stronger than I look
    Hidden blades
    I could do this all night
    -Don’t know when to stop

    Mythos: Bastion
    “Hard to Kill”
    Painless
    Resilient
    Immune
    -Limited repair options

    If we're talking cybernetics,
    Mythos: Divination
    “Jacked In”
    I know stuff
    Scanning area
    Bypassing security
    -May get hacked

    but if you prefer something more mystical, then maybe
    Mythos: Adaptation
    "Shapeshifter"
    ?????

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    @Maclay technology is totally fine! And regardless of experience, as long as you want to play, you're welcome to.

    As for your character, I like it! The only thing you're missing is the Mysteries for your Mythos themes, and the Identities for your Logos.

    And then, for your Creator, are you looking for him to be an actual person you know of? Or maybe you don't know him and that could be one of your Mysteries--to find out who made you?

  • MaclayMaclay Registered User regular
    Totally open to suggestions, here is some further thought:
    Being on the 1 Logos side of things I would be concerned about it bleeding too far into Mythos.
    My initial thought is 'Creator as father/mother figure.' I have an image in my head of 50s-mom-who-always-has-freshly-baked-cookies-but-also-makes-awesome-robots right now.
    In keeping with the setting, I imagine that they believed they were human until quite recently, this would likely involve either false or transplanted memories (depending how dark we want to get).
    This would also help avoid the "What are these things you call feelings?" trope.
    I have some ideas regarding Mysteries/Identity, but they may be a bit too generic.
    "What is my true purpose?" in the philosophical sense?
    "What am I becoming?"
    "I am what my creator made me."
    More later.

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    edited June 30
    Some revisions to broaden the tags' applicability a little, as some were more descriptive than useful. Rob Lowe looks a little old for this guy, but I figured it was the best possible reference since I didn't have a clear mental image.

    Anthony Ball, Esquire

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    Mythos: Bastion
    Forever Young
    Attention 0/3, Crack 0/3
    Mystery: "Why aren't I getting any older?"
    Tags: Quick Recovery, Unchanging, Vigorous
    Weakness Tag: Hard to Take Seriously

    Logos: Occupation
    Contract Lawyer
    Attention 0/3, Crack 0/3
    Identity: "I'm a professional negotiator."
    Tags: Legalese, Persuasive, Professional Contacts
    Weakness Tags: Everyone Hates Lawyers

    Logos: Personality
    Health Nut
    Attention 0/3, Crack 0/3
    Identity: "Make yourself the best version of yourself!"
    Tags: In Great Shape, Relentless Positivity, Push Harder
    Weakness Tags: Ridiculous Practices

    Logos: Mission
    Mist Investigator
    Attention 0/3, Crack 0/3
    Identity: "I've seen a lot of weird stuff since the 90s."
    Tags: Long-Term Aware, Urban Explorer, Head on a Swivel
    Weakness Tags: Credulous

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  • MaclayMaclay Registered User regular
    Here's what I have so far:

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    Michelle ‘Shelley’ Murphy

    Logos: Defining Relationship
    My Creator
    Attention: o o o Crack: o o o
    “I am my mother’s daughter.”
    + Knows me inside out (Repair)
    + Trusted advisor
    + Your loved ones are your strength
    - Your loved ones are your weakness

    Mythos: Expression
    More than Meets the Eye
    Attention: o o o Fade: o o o
    “Am I becoming a monster?”
    + Stronger than I look
    + Hidden blades
    + I could do this all night
    - Don’t know when to stop

    Mythos: Bastion
    Hard to Kill
    Attention: o o o Fade: o o o
    “Is the world better with me in it?”
    + Painless
    + Resilient
    + Immune
    - Limited repair options

    Mythos: Divination
    Jacked In
    Attention: o o o Fade: o o o
    “What is wrong with our world?”
    + I know stuff
    + Scanning area
    + Bypassing security
    - May get hacked

    Mahou So-soAuralynx
  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    So if we're all close-ish to done, I think we next have to do the Crew traits / creation?

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    Yep! time to decide what you guys are doing together.

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime Designated Wizard Registered User regular
    edited June 30
    Does everyone like Thai food? We could be eating Thai food. :biggrin:

    Seriously though, I am a Detective, so what kind of neighborhood does everyone live in? Would it be plausable to be investigating a murder, or missing person in the proximity of one of the other players apartments?

    I probably have a decent apartment in a middle class area of town. But I don't know about everyone else.

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    Are you guys thinking you're Vigilantes? I know we've got a cop and a lawyer, so that definitely makes sense, but also the Conspiracy Buster or Dabbler in the Mist crews would also work too, so I'm not making any assumptions on where you guys are approaching this team from.

  • MaclayMaclay Registered User regular
    I imagine being useful on someone's case at some point in a technical capacity, then sticking around out of eagerness to 'make a difference.' Possibly in a paid capacity?

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue The 25th WardRegistered User regular
    I'm tentatively interested if there's room, I'm kind of familiar with the Fate system. (Not the setting, though)

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  • Mahou So-soMahou So-so Registered User regular
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I'm tentatively interested if there's room, I'm kind of familiar with the Fate system. (Not the setting, though)

    Yep, we got room! This is more Apocalypse Engine than Fate, but familiarity with Fate will still probably help due to all the tags. The setting is pretty open, there's only a few things that are concrete--the city is isolated for some mysterious reason, there's something called The Mist that keeps people from realizing weird shit is going on, and weird shit is definitely going on in the form of myths and legends and just random powers manifesting through people.

  • AuralynxAuralynx Super-Classy Crow On Silk!Registered User regular
    edited July 1
    Got tied up in some stuff last night, but:

    I was definitely pointing this guy more in the direction of Dabblers in the Mist or Conspiracy Busters than the Vigilante option, in particular.
    Detective Maine seems like he makes the most sense in a Conspiracy Busters team, given his Lawful Good Logos, since there's got to be something dirty and supernatural going on somewhere; Shelley is definitely more of a Shadowrun-like character and might fit best in a Pros set-up.

    I think the easiest in, not to make myself the leader-leader, is for us to start as Dabblers In the Mist, with the Detective and Shelley being the other supernaturally-influenced people Anthony's encountered while he wasn't getting any older who he actually gets along with. Maybe one of them noticed before he did, even.

    Conspiracy Busters with Shelley as our heavy is probably also a pretty reasonable direction to go, with Detective Maine the driver on getting us together in his capacity as a cop. My guy is pretty explicitly not involved directly in the criminal justice system now, but that may not always have been true; maybe Detective Maine and Anthony go back a ways?

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