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  1. @Kaiser6012, what would Anthony's last memory of being with Robert be before he was cursed? @EternalPhoenix, what was Steven's last memory with Maybelle be before the day he died? @Heritage, question's the same, Ren and Lynn, last 'together' moment before he died.
  2. Here are some threads that might help you with Ren; I also cleaned up his sheet in a Word doc, if you want it.


    The Date


    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?


    The first one is really hard to read; I thought I archived it as a Word doc somewhere, but I've yet to find it. If I do, I'll send you a copy!

    1. Heritage


      I found the docs! What's the best way to send them to you?

  3. @Avenger Assembled, @alderwitch, @Heritage, @Kaiser6012, @EternalPhoenix Show who's here
  4. GM Maybelle McQueen, Queenie It had been a long trying night. The Moore family reunion was one of the most trying ones. Sure, the guy who made Freedom City hell in the late 80s and early 90s, but he had a family. And money. So, a labor of love of your job was. Franklin was all talk surrounded by people. He knew of Queenie's heroics. If you weren't one of the best chefs in town for impromptu large gatherings he would have went elsewhere. After the restaurant was clean and the employees gone, you took to the sky. It was clear and refreshing. When you got home, there was a light on in the kitchen. As you called out, you heard a voice you hadn't heard in a long time. "Yeah honey," your deceased husband said, sitting at the kitchen table in the work clothes you saw him last in, "don't worry about... where am I?" Lynn Epstein, Grimalkin You were alone, looking through orders, just before the store opened. Lady Liberty merchandise was flying off the shelf ever since that biopic was made. In a world full of superheroes, people had their favorites. You got a text from Gretchen, as you were just about done and the doors were open. "Who's this?" Followed by a face that you knew Instantly. It was Ren. Nanowire. Alive. "I walked in our home to find him. Said he wanted to see you. Know where you were." A quick message followed, "Is there something you want to tell me?" Robert Spalding, Vita Nexus "Son," you heard you father for the first time in a long time. It was a questioning. he saw you using your powers to dispatch a bunch of hooligans trying to rob a parts store late at night. He seemed to come from absolutely out of nowhere. "You, you have it? That explains a lot now that I think about it." Your father smiled, healthy as the day is long. A quick scan revealed that it was a person, and it was alive. But something did not match up with 'being alive'. Mechanical wasn't the term for it, but He was running on human interaction. But for all intents and purposes, this was your father. Dr Dmitri Ivanovich Peshov, Comrade Frost "Champion," you heard Hel's voice from beyond. "Do not be alarmed, I'm here to deliver to you a task. People from the realm of the dead are coming up missing. I want you to investigate. Find out who's taking them." And that's the command you were given. No other words were spoken. Your investigation lead you to many different people with seemingly returned friends and family. Though they knew nothing of being dead.Just remembering their last healthy moment before dying and showing up in their family's home. Leilani Keli'i, Volcanic Unfortunately not all people coming back were nice and/or good people. Villains, yes. But abusive and alcoholic relatives also. Some ran for cover, others had their past to deal with. Still, there were protectors looking to do good in the world. Alive or dead they weren't going to get a free walk. Still, you heard the pleas that the dead had come back to life. That something was very very wrong.
  5. Right, as I mentioned in chat, there's a cut off. October 2007. Anyone who's died since then is resurrected. No death marks. As they were before they died. If any PCs want any in their past to pop up, please note. Clarification: Not everyone dead in the past ten years is alive again. There will be a number of them in the background, but not all of them. Just asking the PCs if they want anyone specific
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    They Live

    Suggested by Raveled, can't take any of the credit, but I'm gonna throw my twists in there. The dead are coming back to life. Not as zombies or undead, but fully to life. Those with Life Sense see that they're alive, yes, but are going through the motions of life. Basically responding to human interactions and doing nothing else when left alone. This is not just for characters with Life Sense, but maybe for people who has someone recently dead. Whether friend or foe. This'll probably bring up some tough questions! So, anyone interested?
  7. So, how will the thread go? My suggestion is to start in the thick if the action. HT is attacking. We're there to stop him. As we fight we can recall how this whole thing started from our own point of view. Also banter with HT and each other. Afterwards a meetup of all three. That's my suggestion. @alderwitch, @EviscerusNox, you're good to share what you want
  8. Human Tapestry stats. Shark Totem (made by EternalPhoenix) + Growth 6 + Tattoo Powers X (up to PL14) Afterwards, when he's defeated, he'll probably not have this power or have a quantifiable not so powerful version of it. Storywise, he's either actually a wereshark aware of his divinity and it sparks. Or he was a human who wanted power and somehow got it. Maybe he made a deal with the devil. maybe he went through shady genetics brokers. Either way, he's made his way to the tattoo convention to show off. Feeling slighted (somehow), he goes on a rampage!
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  10. Vitalus None GM They Live (points to Vitalus)
  11. Undead Undead Hunter Back in the day you just wanted to live on your own piece of land. Nobody but you (and probably your spouse and kids) for miles and days around. It was peaceful, yup. But then the dead came back to life. First you thought it was the animals just being too damn tough unless you put a bullet in their head. But then you saw your first dead man walking. You could tell he was dead because the poor bastard was rotting. You did try to call out a warning, but when he only answered in grunts and groans, and then attacked you, you had to put him down. More and more dead men walking came. So you did your damnedest to protect you and your own. But eventually there was too many. Some of them didn't even have bodies! In the end you prayed for help as the horde of the dead swarmed. Help came in the fact that you were now one of them, but somehow, you weren't mindless like them. Fate, Justice, God, Higher (Lower?) powers... whoever intervened and made you their champion. The army of the dead seemed to not even care that you were walking around unimpeded. You found a pair of pistols in your hand. They were made of light blue stuff. Though you knew what you had to do with them. You blew away every one of the dead intruders. Ever since then you've hunted their kind. It's been a long time and you don't look as alive as you did back then, but you still keep the vigil of taking the dead to their graves. Specific, huh? Can't say I've not been thinking about making a character like this. But the whole gun use thing is not something we condone for our heroes on this site. C'est la vie. Mechanically, you're OK against normal stuff, but you only reach caps when you're fighting your favored opponent. Zombies and ghosts aren't your only prey, there are liches and vampires, and if you want to dig into the minutia, ghouls, wights, mohrgs, et cetera. You know about them well, tracking their type for 150ish years. An aside about being undead and aging. While immunity to Fortitude protects you from dying of old age, would it protect you from the ravages of age? I mean look at our good buddy in the picture. He's probably not got immunity to aging, but is alive! Yer a mean sort, a century and a half of dealing with the dead while being dead'll do that to you. Gives you decent intimidation. While mindless undead won't care if you try to scare them, put the fear into those sentient undead. Stationary is not a Snare feat, but a Create feat. I think it fits, but that's a ref/GM call Complications include not being accepted in normal places due to your freakish look. Animals being spooked around you or out right attacking you. You're probably a loner still? If not, you just want someone to accept you. Darker still, you were raised in a different time, you probably have a different set of values. But, please, don't. Your Guns are not particularly smiled upon in polite conversation. Your Gravestone will most likely have to have you buried a graveyard, so you'll most likely be dealing with the people who run said places. Abilities 6 + 14 + -10 + 0 + 6 + 6 = 22PP Str 16 (+3) Dex 24 (+7) Con - (+0) Int 10 (+0) Wis 16 (+3) Cha 16 (+3) Saving Throws 0 + 3 + 3 = 6PP Toughness +7 (0 con, 7 protection) Fortitude Immune (0 con, 0 save) Reflex +10 (7 dex, 3 save) Will +6 (3 wis, 3 save) Combat 16 + 18 = 34PP Attack +8 Defense +13 (+5 flat-footed) Grapple +11 Initiative +7 Knockback -3 Skills 44 ranks = 11PP Intimidate 12 (+15) Knowledge (theology and philosophy) 6 (+6) Notice 7 (+10) Sense Motive 12 (+15) Survival 7 (+10) Feats 15PP Accurate Attack Assessment Critical Strike Dodge Focus 4 Favored Opponent (undead) 2 Fearless Precise Shot Sneak Attack Startle Track Uncanny Dodge (hearing) Powers 7 + 24 + 1 + 30 = 62PP Dead Skin: Protection 7 [7PP] Ectoplasmic Arsenal: Array 10 (Power Feats: Alternate Power 4) [24PP] . . Gravestone: Healing 11 (Extras: Total; Flaws: Personal; Power Feats: Persistent, Regrowth, Drawbacks: Action 2 [5 minutes], Temporary Disability 2 [prone, stunned]) [20/20] . . Guns: Damage 8 (Extras: Range [Ranged]; Power Feats: Affects Insubstantial 2, Ricochet, Split Attack) [20/20] . . Knife: Damage 8 (Extras: Penetrating; Power Feats: Affects Insubstantial 2, Precise) [19/20] . . Rope: Snare 8 (Power Feats: Affects Insubstantial 2, Stationary, Tether) [20/20] . . Steed: Container 4 (passive) [20/20] . . . . Flight 5 (250MPH) [10CP] . . . . Insubstantial 2 (gaseous) [10CP] One of Them: Features 1 (mindless undead creatures are not hostile to you unless you attack them) [1PP] Undead Physiology: Immunity 30 (Fortitude Saves) [30PP] Drawbacks -0 = -0PP Totals: Abilities (22) + Saving Throws (6) + Combat (34) + Skills (11) + Feats (15) + Powers (62) + Drawbacks (0) = 150 Power Points
  12. Fighter "Why do we fight? To protect home, and family... to preserve balance, and bring harmony. For my kind, the true question is: What is worth fighting for?" I swear I'm not trying to make all fantasy classes. Though this guy probably fits in to the setting more than Big Paladin does. He uses his fists to bring down bullies and madmen. Criminals fear guys who can burn them alive or break their mind. This guy, however, metes out justice by throwing educated hands and feet. Mechanically, I've never been on this side of the tradeoff. +5 defense, +5 attack. You're gonna hit and be hard to hit. Lots of fighting feats means you studied lots of fighting styles. Boxing, krav maga, wrestling. Or maybe the eastern styles; karate, taekwondo, judo. I like to think the character would mix it up with strikes and takedowns. Stay away from them darn psychics and their Perception Range attacks. They'll eat you alive (maybe, criminal psychics are weirdos). Still, outside of the rare trade off fight, you're not going to get hit much or miss your target. Abilities 10 + 8 + 10 + 0 + 6 + 4 = 38PP Str 20 (+5) Dex 18 (+4) Con 20 (+5) Int 10 (+0) Wis 16 (+3) Cha 14 (+2) Saving Throws 2 + 8 + 2 = 12PP Toughness +5 (5 con) Fortitude +7 (5 con, 2 save) Reflex +12 (4 dex, 8 save) Will +5 (3 wis, 2 save) Combat 22 + 26 = 48PP Attack +11, +15 (melee) Defense +15 (+7 flat-footed) Grapple +20 Initiative +12 Knockback -2 Skills 60 ranks = 15PP Acrobatics 11 (+15) Climb 5 (+10) Escape Artist 6 (+10) Intimidate 8 (+10) Languages 1 Notice 12 (+15) Sense Motive 12 (+15) Swim 5 (+10) Feats 37PP Acrobatic Bluff All-Out Attack Ambidexterity Assessment Attack Focus (melee) 4 Blind-Fight Challenge (Accelerated Climb) Challenge (Fast Acrobatic Bluff) Chokehold Critical Strike Defensive Attack Dodge Focus 2 Elusive Target Endurance Evasion 2 Fearless Improved Disarm 2 Improved Grab Improved Grapple Improved Initiative 2 Improved Pin Improved Throw Improved Trip Power Attack Skill Mastery (Acrobatics, Climb, Intimidate, Sense Motive) Startle Stunning Attack Takedown Attack Track Uncanny Dodge (auditory) Powers 0 = 0PP Drawbacks -0 = -0PP Totals: Abilities (38) + Saving Throws (12) + Combat (48) + Skills (15) + Feats (37) + Powers (0) + Drawbacks (0) = 150 Power Points
  13. Big Paladin A holy warrior! The ultimate good guy! Before I dive into fluff, lets get to the numbers. His armor is so big it takes time to put on. Some of you fans of the cartoons from the east might fluff it as a mecha. I personally think it's too small to be a mecha, but too big to be power armor. Really though, superhero paladin armor should look and be epic. I see his sword as a two-hander. But the celestial armor makes it a one-hander. Speaking of the sword it's got, let's say, 'issues'. In a silver age game, good and evil can be defined. But us modern age folks? Well, we live in a very grey area! Out of the suit, he's a great negotiator. And a decent (PL6) fighter. Now, on the fluff side, the suit probably doesn't belong to you. You are the chosen to wear the armor and wield the sword. So you can't go out unless it's approved. But you're most likely in good graces for being allowed to wear the armor. So as long as you don't knock the holy tenets, the answer should almost always be yes. You could make a case for carrying around the sword without the armor, but it probably looks weird, you carrying a big sword around town. Want a less religious background? You found the armor and sword. Or maybe they found you. Chose you.What you do with weapons and armor of good is up to you. Abilities 6 + 6 + 6 + 4 + 4 + 14 = 40PP Str 16/24 (+3/+7) Dex 16 (+3) Con 16/20 (+3/+5) Int 14 (+2) Wis 14 (+2) Cha 24 (+7) Saving Throws 4 + 2 + 7 = 13PP Toughness +3/+12 (3/5 con, 7 protection) Fortitude +7/+9 (3/5 con, 4 save) Reflex +5 (3 dex, 2 save) Will +9 (2 wis, 7 save) Combat 18 + 18 = 36PP Attack +9/+8 Defense +9/+8 (+5/+4 flat-footed) Grapple +12/+20 Initiative +3 Knockback -1/-13 Skills 64 ranks = 16PP Diplomacy 13 (+20) Gather Information 3 (+10) Handle Animal 3 (+10) Intimidate 11 (+18/+20) Knowledge (theology and philosophy) 8 (+10) Notice 8 (+10) Perform (oratory) 3 (+10) Ride 7 (+10) Sense Motive 8 (+10) Stealth 0 (+3/-1) Feats 12PP Benefit (security clearance) Connected Contacts Critical Strike Improved Block 2 Improved Disarm Power Attack Quick Draw Startle Weapon Bind Weapon Break Powers 25 + 13 = 38PP Celestial Armor: Device 6 (hard to lose; Power Feats: Restricted [works as a Protection 5 armor for non good creatures]) [25PP] . . Enchanted Gold: Protection 7 (Extras: Impervious) . . Large: Growth 4 (+8 str, +4 con +2 intimidate, +5 carrying capacity, 10ft reach; -1 attack, -1 defense, -4 stealth) . . Wings: Flight 3 (50MPH; Drawbacks: Forward Only, Power Loss [if restrained]) Holy Sword: Device 4 (easy to lose; Power Feats: Restricted [works as a Mighty Damage 3 sword for non good creatures]) [13PP] . . Blade: Damage 5 (Extras: Penetrating; Power Feats: Alternate Power 4, Improved Critical 4, Mighty) . . . . Charge Shot: Blast 12 (Flaws: Limited [must not have bruises or injuries]) . . . . Heal Faithful: Healing 12 (Extras: Total; Flaws: Faith, Limited [others]; Power Feats: Persistent, Regrowth, Stabilize) . . . . Sight Beyond Sight: ESP 5 (visual, 5 miles; Extras: No Conduit) . . . . Vanquish Evil: Drain 12 (Toughness; Extras: Affects Objects; Flaws: Limited [evil]; Power Feats: Slow Fade 3 [5 minutes]) . . Glow: Environmental Control 1 (5 ft radius; light [daylight] 1; Flaws: Range [Touch]) Drawbacks -5 = -5PP Normal Identity (armor takes 5 minutes, with help from others, to get on; very common, major) [-5PP] Totals: Abilities (40) + Saving Throws (13) + Combat (36) + Skills (16) + Feats (12) + Powers (38) + Drawback (-5) = 150 Power Points
  14. Table of Contents Big Paladin, PL 10 150PP Fighter, PL 10 150PP Undead Undead Hunter, PL 10 150PP Placeholder
  15. I figure we could work on the stats together. I like a little bit of both. Wereshark with the ability to power up from tattoos. The minions, if he has any, could be human followers. It takes all of us together to put him down the first time. That said, I don't want this to be a boring slog of a fight. Any ideas on how we could avoid "he swings we swing"?
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