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Dice The Stupendous Screwups - open - play by post - prowlers and paragons

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Standard level, 125 points. Trait cap 12. Temporal powers are banned.

I will invite everyone to contribute setting and plot ideas; we'll build the world together.

My initial skeleton for the setting will be more or less modern day but with elements of pulp fantasy and science fiction mixed in. If you have a wildly different preference or a specific idea you've been working on, I am all ears. I am happy to work any sort of character origin / concept into the game.

The overall tone of the game will be somewhere in the vicinity of justice league unlimited. In other words, fairly light hearted, pg13, etc. Nobody dies with rare exceptions. Minimal blood if any. Fun for the whole family.

Let us suppose that, in the entire world, there are about 1.5 million supes, or about 1 in every 5,000 people. They may or may not be evenly distributed by population; some may prefer living near other supes, others might prefer the opposite.

You may have any origin or source for your powers that you wish. Granted by a powerful entity, alien species, genetic mutation or engineering, mystical insight or training by a mentor, some sort of accident, etc.

You don't have to have "super" super powers. You can choose to be an extraordinarily skilled normal person, like green arrow, or batman.

You can have multiple powers, limited only by the ruleset.

You can be part of an organization (which we can create together, and there can be more than one) and be a full time hero for pay, or you can do your own thing. You can choose to be a celebrity, or homeless, or anything in between.

Note that if you wish to be extremely wealthy or powerful, as in own your own nation or moon base powerful, there are actual perks in the system that permit that; otherwise, you can have pretty much any sort of lifestyle you want.

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play by post rules

- a round of actions is a "page" : each player and NPC if any get to act
- heroes (players) always go first, then NPCs
- no strict post order
- if your character will not take an action, whether due to some condition, or voluntarily, just indicate this in your post; in other words, you are free to pass your turn for any reason
- I will indicate the start of a new page at the end of the NPC phase
- wherever it matters, Edge will be used to determine order of action resolution
- if your action is invalidated in a way that can't be resolved narratively or using Edge, you can change your action

Out of consideration for your fellow players, please minimize the use of bbcode and formatting in your posts. The minimum font size is 15. Text - background colors, if changed from the default, will be high contrast.

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"Can I see that dude from here?"

"You're still in the cellar, you couldn't have heard this conversation"

After a little bit of experience in other games, I came up with this method for assisting with theater of the mind, to assist with visualizing and tracking relative positions. In any scene, the area where the action takes place is divided up into regions, locations, zones, and sections.

Regions represent the limit of extreme range. Regions are divided into locations, which represent distant range. Generally speaking, a given scene will be contained in a single region.

Locations are divided into zones, which represent close range.

Zones are divided into sections, which represent melee range. (There is no specific "melee range" in the rules. This range just means you're close enough to get in someone's face without expending any movement.)

Everyone in the same region / location / zone / section is no further than the associated range from each other.

These are all abstract divisions, of course, and depend on context. Here's an example.

Region • a city block
Location • a convenience store
Convenience store zones • exterior, interior
Exterior sections • gas pumps, parking lot, sidewalk
Interior sections • aisles, checkout, beer cooler, employee office

In this example, it's pretty clear how the areas adjoin each other. Wherever necessary, I'll clarify adjacency, entrances, etc when setting up a scene. These divisions can help to inform decisions about line of sight, hearing, and other types of perception.

When you want to change your range relative to another character, you move from one of these areas to another. If it's opposed movement, a failure means you either didn't make it to your intended destination, or the other guy moved to another area, or both; whatever makes sense for the rolls, context, and movement types involved.
 
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Ignore the packages. Everyone starts with 2 ranks in each Ability and Talent, for free.

Time-related powers are banned.

Tell me before you take any sort of mind control ability.
 

Sherwood

Luna's Concubine
Supporter
Ignore the packages. Everyone starts with 2 ranks in each Ability and Talent, for free.

Time-related powers are banned.

Tell me before you take any sort of mind control ability.
I presume that this game is at the Standard level of points? Or did you have something else in mind?
 

Psychie

Princess Psychie
Hey guys. It is your friendly, neighborhood Psychie here! I see that Sherwood has expressed an interest in a telekinetic. Anyone else have a preference before I delve too deep into an idea for a character?

Vaneheart Vaneheart Snowcloud Dreamer Snowcloud Dreamer
 

QuickSmasherEXE

Less is More
I have not read the P&P rules yet, but I do happen to enjoy making characters, so I'll hit the books and see if I'm interested in making something. Unfortunately I'll have to read the system rules before I really "delve too deep" into a character.
 

Sherwood

Luna's Concubine
Supporter
I'm starting to work on a sheet, but I'm finding that I have some questions about scale. If I have a Agility of say, 6d, is that a lot, or not enough to keep me alive? I just don't know, but I'm reading.
 
I'm starting to work on a sheet, but I'm finding that I have some questions about scale. If I have a Agility of say, 6d, is that a lot, or not enough to keep me alive? I just don't know, but I'm reading.
6s is considered the threshold for superhuman ability in this system; at that level, consider yourself on the level of any ninja, assassin, or acrobat from comics. Remember that the maximum trait level is 12, which I'll add to the first post.

Don't worry about too much about efficiency, just take whatever makes sense for your character. There isn't a single defensive stat that you have to have. Offensive traits and powers can often be used for defense, as long as you can think of a way to do so.
 

Sherwood

Luna's Concubine
Supporter
What about the Talents? What is a reasonable level to expect in one of those? I just don't want to be either way too high or way to low in one rating or another.
 

Sherwood

Luna's Concubine
Supporter
Ok, I think I have a working rough draft done. Sara Sidereal Sara Sidereal Can I send the sheet to you in a PM? I would like an opinion on my rough draft, and yes, I know that there is still plenty to be done on it.
 

Psychie

Princess Psychie
I have two different characters written up that I am having trouble choosing from. One is a Spider Man style character, and the other is a metamorph that turns into liquid. I saw the idea from a character on the Batman Beyond cartoon named Inque, and she looked pretty cool.
 
I have two different characters written up that I am having trouble choosing from. One is a Spider Man style character, and the other is a metamorph that turns into liquid. I saw the idea from a character on the Batman Beyond cartoon named Inque, and she looked pretty cool.
spiderman that turns into liquid
 

Psychie

Princess Psychie
What kind of morality is there in this game? Are we all red, white and blue heroes like Superman, or are we darker characters that are more willing to use lethal force?
 

QuickSmasherEXE

Less is More
What kind of morality is there in this game? Are we all red, white and blue heroes like Superman, or are we darker characters that are more willing to use lethal force?
Generally, characters are defeated rather than again. However, I have no problem providing plenty of robots / zombies / whatever else for your requirements.
 

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