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Team ups or chance meetings

Post by Rick on Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:01 am

Rookfall city is quite large and has a significant amount of Supers activity. But since most Super Heroes are all working toward similar goals often they end up teaming up or going after the same criminal by pure chance (rare but happens occasionally).

Would you like your hero to have teamed up with another persons character at some point? or would it just make sense for them to have crossed paths? Feel free to chat about that here and work out the details.

Archangel being overly concerned with her secret identity generally goes out of her way to avoid working with other Capes who may have a super human way to discover her identity. She doesn't have any special way to find crimes so she usually ends up just patrolling the city by air and intervening with crimes in progress or otherwise just babysitting less than reputable parts of the city.

Shade: I think she may have crossed paths with Shade at some point but unless he initiated trying to speak with her or was in the middle of taking down criminals she would have just moved on to a different location.

Fear: She is likely aware of Fear due to his broadcasts and people talking about him, she would actively avoid him having branded him at minimum a vigilante in her own mind regardless of ORACLE registration.

Tremor: Possibly having witnessed tremor in action she likely would not have intervened unless he seemed to be struggling for some reason. She would however have lingered to watch him being fascinated by his appearance and manipulation of his environment.

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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by kyleschmelz on Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:30 am

Tremor doesn't have much in the way of a secret identity - he doesn't hand out business cards with his real name, but it's not like he can really hide who he is. He sees the Super name as more of a stage name than a way to hide his identity.

Tremor works with the people in his community and the local PD to keep an eye out for things that might need his intervention. Living downtown, he doesn't usually have to go far to find problems. He'll gladly jump in and lend a hand if he sees other Supers in trouble, and welcomes assistance from any others that jump in during his escapades.

What sort of troubles are we likely to see in Rookfall City? Common criminals, legit supervillains, giant monsters, alien invasions?

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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by felixmac09 on Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:54 am

I'm on the same page. Shade is distinctive, registered, cooperative, and lives down town. Given the circumstances I can't imagine him NOT having teamed up with Tremor at one point or another. I'm sure they'd compliment each other decently (after one or two hiccups), so I'd imagine they have a pretty cordial working relationship?

If Archangel seems reluctant to engage, Shade won't push, although I could see her dropping in, kicking ass, and taking off if it looked like he was having trouble.

Seconding the question about what perils live in the city!

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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by Rick on Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:08 am

I'm planning on doing a write up on Rookfall eventually but meanwhile as a general guide you would mostly be dealing with common criminals. The whole comic book "prison is a revolving door" thing is toned down here, breakouts occur but it's not a weekly/monthly thing for each villain (in general at least, there is one escape artist guy who is a real dick about it). Giant monsters are maybe a once in every 10 - 15 years kind of thing world wide. There was a single Alien invasion about 20 years ago (will also get some details on this) it was stopped by a unified effort of heroes and even a few villains, the occasional survivor or bit of alien tech still resurfaces from time to time and there have been a few individual Aliens arriving becoming both heroes and villains.

The ratio of Hero to villain is pretty matched for the most part but the bulk of villains are in jail. Major cities usually have heroes equaling 1 or possibly 2 Heavy Hitters (60pp), around 2 - 5 Four Colors(45), 4 - 15 Street Fighters (30 PP), and like 50 Pulp heroes. At any given time, many Heroes and villains are sort of nomadic so the numbers have some fluctuation. Those numbers are per city population of ~ 400,000. Rookfall is quite large and very active among Supers so you can double those numbers and has an equal number of villains.

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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by Vaughn on Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:26 pm

I feel like Fear probably hasn't teamed up with anyone for a couple of reasons. First, his abilities tend to not synergize well with teamwork, unless his allies are not affected by his Fear aura for whatever reason, otherwise he winds up having to either exert control over them, or they act sporadically, which is not really helpful for Fear. Secondly, most people probably view Fear as a vigilante, regardless of his ORACLE registration, especially since he started out not registered to ORACLE and his reasons for registering are kind of sketchy. They also might find him obnoxious for disrupting their regularly scheduled programming every single week.

Fear doesn't mind the prospect of working with other people, but his skill set is unfortunately not currently conducive to that. All of that being said, he monitors the actions of other supers fairly regularly, and probably uses his abilities to inform the police when a situation is underway (Broadcasting into the police radio channels of course).
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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by felixmac09 on Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:30 pm

(by default, fear only affects foes and 'neutral' characters, so presumably you could exempt allies from the spook-zone:

Fear must be activated to work, but is a free action and affects all foes (or neutral bystanders) within 12”)

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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by Rick on Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:33 pm

Yes exactly what Tim said. Per the Fear Power in the book it does not actually effect Friends or Allies, it does Enemies and neutral bystanders. I think this depends on how both parties involved feel but is weighted strongly by how himself feels. So say someone doesn't really consider Fear a friend but does feel he is an ally as long as Fear considers him one of those things his power doesn't effect that person. But say a person dislikes or hasn't gotten to know him it doesn't matter how Fear feels his power would effect them per Innocent Bystander.

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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by Vaughn on Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:35 pm

Huh, alright awesome! I don't think that changes too much from my previous post though, I feel like if someone asked him, Fear would work with them, but most people wouldn't ask in the first place. Your decisions as characters/players though.
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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by Rick on Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:42 pm

Yeah that doesn't change Archangels opinion of him, just wanted you to know you aren't excluded from working with people peacefully just because of using your Fear power.

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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by Hannah on Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:19 pm

Constance tries to get to know supers in the area, but runs on a busy schedule. It is very potential that she has attempted to have a cup of tea with you at some point or another, whether or not that has occurred is up to you.

She has volunteered across the city, and has volunteered at Shade's Soup Kitchen once or twice. They have kicked ass together on occasion, as they seem to have similar moral compasses.

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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by Mariah on Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:36 pm

If anyone has caught Logan snapping a photo, then they've met. Of course, they aren't likely to have talked, and it might have been awkward. That's about as far as that goes.

However, Logan has probably accepted an invitation to tea from Constance, on the written condition that her Aunt Mavis could join them, since Mavis has admired Constance since she first moved to Rookfall from England, and would envy Logan their meeting. Besides, it's easier for Aunt Mavis to be her interpreter, rather than trying to write out a conversation while her tea got cold.
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Re: Team ups or chance meetings

Post by kalindra on Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:56 pm

Nadia Delacroix seems to have joined up with ORACLE out of a sense of obligation to test the technology she's using rather than any desire to fight people. After all, it would be a shame to waste a prototype by just sitting around all day, and what else is she supposed to do with an invisible robot body with laser guns? However, she's reluctant to get involved in a case unless it's absolutely, 100% certain that the regular police can't handle it alone.

She can be found hanging around the library at the ORACLE facility, and listens to Fear's weekly broadcasts out of curiosity.
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