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Freedom City PBP: A How-To Guide



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  1. She felt Judy smile through the link. Oh that's not so bad! My momma used to fight with my daddy all the time about giving out candy to the neighbor kids on Halloween, she said we should give them toothbrushes and tracts to make sure they got something good out of being out on Halloween, but daddy always said that kids have parents, and you know... She swallowed, a surge of guilt around her thoughts, then went on, I didn't even go trick-or-treating where I was from, with all the problems we had. My favorite holiday was always Thanksgiving, because there was always so much good food at our house.
  2. Sea Devil concentrated on getting the dangling cars back onto the bridge, the engines in her space armor thrumming with force as she lifted and shoved things back where they needed to go. This was rather rough work, she knew, but better to bang the cars up a little than let the Surfacers inside fall down into the river below! Busy as she was, she wasn't in the same position Sgt. Shark was to get a full feel for the scene on the bridge - especially for whatever it was upfront that the front car had hit. There was definitely someone moving around up there - past the rising column of smoke that stank of acrid burning metal and...sulfur?! It was hard to get close, though; he could tell that the frightened people inside the ruined train (those who hadn't already evacuated, anyway) were going to be hard to persuade to move.
  3. Well that's good, said Judy sociably. I know they told us that sex is natural and everything but if you ask me, that sex ed class they have here is just an excuse to talk to people about all kinds of nonsense. You should go exactly as fast with Adam as you want to. She smiled as she sat up in bed, reaching over to her nightstand to get her copy of Aimee Semple McPherson, thinking about Lulu's thoughts. Growing up homeschooled can make things tough, she admitted, especially if your parents don't take you out and socialize with people. I knew people like that from our church growing up, and I don't think it did them any good at all. She smiled. You could always talk to him about that Dungeons and Dragons game of his - he's real nice about letting me come up with stuff for my character.
  4. Sorry for the delay here! Let's see - that Climb will easily get you on top of the bridge, where that Notice will give you something like this: There's the usual 'tells' of a transportation disaster here; the smells of leaking oil, human blood and pain, broken metal and glass, and there is definitely a fire up near the front end of the train. The front end of the train (which is dangling right off the rails) looks stove in by a crater - as if the train hit something immobile while traveling at speed.
  5. At the table with a dish of fish, Aquaria crouched on a stool, keeping her big eyes on the Surfacers as they filled up their plates. They seemed to be taking Jessie's cupcakes with their meals, much to Aquaria's satisfaction. Good! Bonding with the other females with their meals will be good for Jessie. Technically it was supposed to be the male's job to bring the meat to the females, but none of these females had a male mate so they had to catch what they could. She throbbed at her own pun, a noisy croak at the table, then burst out with "Kimber, I wanted to say something!" She took a drink from the very large mug of water in front of her (she preferred rain but would drink tap without complaining) "Daniel Storm is very clever to have raised so many children!" Surfacers tended to obsess over blood when it came to their relations.
  6. Even just bolding and underlining and such where they need to be.
  7. He is not a jerk, thought Judy in the firm tones of someone who'd had this discussion before. He is just foreign, and doesn't always know how things are supposed to be. He's a lot less frustrating once you get to know him. She pulled her fluffy pink pajama top down. He's very sweet to me, and he likes to listen to me talk. He's even nice to Ashley, and you know how some people get around her, she thought loyally. What about you and Adam? Does he have...you know, is he different because of where he came from?
  8. The second post here should go in Freedom City News once the character is approved. Can you fix the formatting of your sheet so it looks like the sample ones? https://www.freedomplaybypost.com/topic/3777-ecalsneergs-improved-archetypes/?do=findComment&comment=113619 like so
  9. Let me know if you'd like to see one of my two Bedlam characters in on it.
  10. Judy had been quiet for a while, holding Leroy's hand, but now she was briefly torn between her friend and her boyfriend. "Ah don't think that's what Leroy was saying," she said firmly. "Ah know pretty well that Leroy doesn't see anything wrong with people who don't want to be a superhero. And I know perfectly well that he doesn't think that about music, because he told me I sang real pretty at choir practice." She couldn't actually remember the metaphor Leroy had used; sometimes she tuned him out when he got especially eloquent. She shot him a reassuring look, then said, "He's just from a place where people with powers fight all the time." Turning to Davyd, she said, "Not everyone at Claremont is growing up to be a superhero; Corinne and Ah sure aren't, and we're not the only ones. Sometimes there's some peer pressure because people think alike so much, but there are lots of different kinds of people here." She smiled at the Ukranian boy as Ashley scowled at nobody in particular. "And you're a shapeshifter, raht? You shouldn't have to worry about cliques anyway."
  11. Introduction Who are you? Sum yourself up in one sentence. Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume? What is your full birth name? Where do you live? How old are you? What year were you born (if applicable)? Physical Traits What is your gender? If not applicable, please explain. How would you describe your heritage? How tall are you? What is your body type? Do you have any particular weaknesses, such as allergies or physical disabilities? How do you carry yourself? Are you graceful, or heavy on your feet? Can you be stealthy, do you walk with confidence? Describe your skin, eye, and hair color. How do you wear your hair, if applicable? Do you have facial hair? Do you consider yourself attractive? Do others? Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings, or birthmarks? Do you resemble anyone famous? Do you have a dominant hand? What kind of clothing do you wear? Do you wear makeup? What is your vocal range? Is your voice distinctive in some way? Do you have any distinctive habits, nervous tics, or mannerisms? Where did they come from, and what causes them? Do other people notice and remark on these habits? Do they annoy you or other people? History Where do you come from? Have you made any major moves, or do you live in your hometown? Do you feel loyal to your country of citizenship? Do you consider yourself patriotic? How do you feel about the government of your country? How do you feel about the place you come from? Where is your home town? What was/is it like? Growing up, were most of the people you knew similar to you, or were you somehow a minority? How did that affect you? Is there something you've always been really good at or really bad at? How has that affected your life? Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)? Yes. Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life. What stupid things did you do when you were younger? Where did you go to school? How much school did you have, and did you enjoy it? Do you have any mementos of your childhood? What are they, and why did you keep them? If you have none, why not? When did you decide to become a hero? Why? Did anyone influence you one way or another in the decision? Is the reason you give people for becoming a hero different than your real reason? If so, why? Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you? Do you represent yourself as being different from who you really are? Why? I represent myself as a cybernetically-augmented human rather than a human mind occupying a robot body. If you do have these secrets, what do you fear would happen if the truth became known? How far would you go to protect those secrets? What would normal people do if they found out that time, money, and power could make them immortal? Or - what would they do if they found out that I am not human? Until I know the answers to these questions, I will keep my secret. Do you have any sort of criminal record? If so, is it public knowledge? No. Family What are your biological parents' names? Were you raised by them? If not, please explain and describe who raised you. What was their standing in the community? What did/do they do for a living? Where are your parents now? Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot? How did you get along with their parents? How do you get along with them now (if applicable). How do your parents view you now, or how would they? Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what are their names? Describe your relationship with them. What was your birth order in the family? Where are your siblings now (if applicable)? Do they have families of their own? What do they do? Do you stay in touch with them or have you become estranged? Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular? Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)? Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? If so, please explain. Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, please explain, including how it has affected your life. Do you have a partner and children currently? If so, please describe them. If you do not have a partner or children, do you want them someday? How firm are you in your opinion on this, and what might change your mind? What type of person would be your ideal mate? Relationships Do you have any close friends? If so, please describe them, and how you came to be close to them. Do you have a best friend? If so, how did they become your best friend? How close are you to your best friend? If you were to go missing, who would worry about you? Have you lost any loves? If so, how did it happen, and what did you do? Do you have any bitter enemies? If so, please describe them and their history with you. If you have enemies, how do you think they might attempt to work against you in the future? What is the worst thing someone has done to you? Where do your loyalties lie? In what order? Who or what do you trust the most? Why? Who or what do you despise? Why? What qualities do you admire most in other people? Are these qualities you possess? What qualities do you hate most in other people? Do you have any of those qualities? Do you have a secret identity? If so, who knows it? Do you hide it from people who are close to you? Why? Do you work well on teams and in groups? Are you a leader or a follower? Are you on a super team? If so, how do you get along with your comrades? Do you trust them, or do you have secrets from them? Are you a member of any church, fraternal organization, club, committee, political party, or other group? How much time do you spend on that? Personality & Beliefs Who are your heroes? Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances? Do you like being a hero? If so, what is the most rewarding part? If not, what makes you keep doing it? Is there anything that would make you give up hero work, or even switch sides? What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a year)? What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years from now)? What is your greatest fear? Why? What do you do when something triggers this fear? Is there anything you would give you life for? How do you feel about money and material wealth? Do you desire it or disdain it? Are you miserly with what you have, or do you like to share? Is it a mark of success, or a means to an end? How do you generally treat others? Are you a trusting person? Has your trust ever been abused? Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)? Do you have a lot of self-confidence? How do you act around attractive, available members of your preferred sex? What are your most annoying habits? Do you feel contempt for any general category of people? Who are they, and why? What is your favorite food? Do you prefer any particular type of food? Do you take the time to enjoy your food, or do you eat as fast as you can? What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)? What is your favorite treat (dessert)? Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat? What is your favorite color? Are there any colors you dislike? What sort of music do you like? Is there any that you hate? If you have a favorite scent, what is it? Do you have a favorite animal? What is your most treasured possession? Why? Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts? Is there a job or a task you would absolutely refuse to do? Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, how do your beliefs affect your life?How important is it to you? Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special? If you belong to a religious organization, how often do you attend? Do you have a specific place of worship, or friends within the organization? How much do you agree with the beliefs of your organization? Could you kill? Have you killed? Yes. No. What circumstances led to you forming that conviction, or taking that action? My understanding that there are some people who don't deserve to live. Are there circumstances under which you believe it is permissible to kill? What are they? In defense of the lives of others. How would you react to watching someone kill another person? Would your reaction be different if the killer was a friend or an enemy of yours? I don't know. It's never come up. How would you react if something important was stolen from you? How would you react to public humiliation? How would you react if a good friend or relative were purposely or accidentally killed? Has it happened to you? What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why? If your life were to end in 24 hours, what five things would you do in those remaining hours? Career & Training Do you have any special training in your hero skills? If so, where and how did you get it? Who taught you the most about your heroing abilities? What was your relationship with that person? Do you have any particularly unusual skills? How did you acquire them? Do you do something besides hero work for a living? Have you ever done anything else, or do you plan to? What is your preferred combat style? Have you ever received any awards or honours? What skill areas would you like most to improve in? Is there anything you can't do that you wish desperately you could? How do you act around people who are more skilled than you in areas you'd like to improve? Are you jealous, or do you try and learn? Lifestyle & Hobbies What is a normal day for you? How do you feel when something interrupts this routine? Do you have any hobbies, or interests outside hero work? What are they, and where did you pick them up? What do you do for fun? Do you have a costume? What does it look like? How do you normally dress when not in costume? What do you wear to bed most nights? Do you wear any special jewelry? What is it, and what does it look like? Do you have a special place where you keep your valuables? What's your preferred means of local travel? How about long distance? Miscellaneous Have you ever made a will, or tried to make arrangements for your death? What provisions did you make? When I was eight, I told my parents I wanted all my toys to be given to the poor when I was gone. If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other way of identifying your body? My body contains many unique technological components. What would you like to be remembered for after your death? I do not intend to die. Do you believe you pose a threat to the public? Why or why not? If anything, I regard myself as the public's best hope. What do you perceive as your greatest strength? My intelligence. What do you perceive as your greatest weakness? My inability to persuade others of this fact.
  12. A lot of people say one thing but mean another, thought Judy unhappily. She felt herself twist internally, for just a moment, before she put a smile on her face even as she got back to dressing for bed. She knew that smiling outside could help you smile inside; and that was true, most of the time. Before we came here, I didn't even know there were places like Claremont. I thought superpeople just sort of...popped out of the ground, or something. I guess I never really thought about it. Of course her own origins, her actual origins, were a dangerous enough subject even when guilt wasn't blackly gilding the edges of her thoughts. You know, it's funny, I expected there to be lots of, you know...dating and drugs and stuff when I came here, but you and I are the only two girls I know with a regular boyfriend!
  13. 1. Where is your hero from? Eira was born in the municipality of Sigtuna, Sweden. Sigtuna is a very old town but looks modern when you visit it; though it has an old main street that dates back to the medieval period, most of the city is a prosperous middle-class suburb of Stockholm close to the international airport. 2. How would your hero physically describe him/herself? Is this different from how others would? Eira's physical description of herself would be a fairly dry recitation of her height, weight, hair color and eye color, and followed up by a question about whether or not that makes her a person of value. Other people might describe her as a somewhat stocky Nordic girl with a cold personality. 3. Does your hero have distinguishing speech characteristics or recurring mannerisms? Eira speaks English with a distinct Swedish accent, though not enough to render her words incomprehensible. She cracks her knuckles before she goes into battle. When sitting still, she sits perfectly still, with hardly a twitch or fidget, though autonomic systems do maintain fictions like breathing. 4. What is your hero's motivation? Eira has a strong sense of noblesse oblige - her family's wealth and her own cybernetic preservation has given her a strong desire to help the less fortunate. She unfortunately is rather impatient with people who don't share her work ethic. 5. What are your hero's greatest strengths and weaknesses? Intelligence is the answer to both - depending on what kind of intelligence you're talking about. 6. What does your hero love? What does your hero hate? Eira loves science - she hates ignorance. 7. How would you describe your character's mental and emotional state? She's incredibly smart, but her increasingly mixed emotions about her place in the world are messing with her ability to get along with others - in other words, she's a typical teenager. 8. What does your hero fear the most? Public speaking. 9. What is your character's greatest ambition? To change the world in her own image. 10. How does your hero feel about the state of the world and his/her place in it? She thinks the world has moved too slowly - she wants to use her power to make it catch up with her. 11. Does your hero have any prejudices? How does he/she get along with others? Eira does not suffer fools gladly - and thus berates herself vigorously for her own mistakes. She has a tendency to size people up and write them off if they're not what she thinks she wants. 12. Where do your heroes loyalties lie? In what order? Eira is loyal to her family, herself, and her friends - or so she thinks. 13. Does your hero have a lover or partner? How do they feel about the hero now? Eira thinks about that sometimes, but she's only been sixteen for a few weeks. That's a lot to catch up on! 14. Does your hero have a family? What is the relationship there like? Eira's relationship with her parents has grown a bit distant recently, which makes sense given that she's a teenager. She'd still do anything for them if need be, just begrudgingly. 15. How would the people closest to your hero describe him or her? Most of the people close to Eira are adults who have known her most of her life - most of them would say they're proud of who she's grown up to be, even if they hope she's able to find herself better as she becomes a teen. 16. Is your hero a role model? Eira is quite famous as someone who recovered from a deadly illness thanks to high technology - Fantastika Svenska is one of Sweden's most famous teenage heroes. Eira has been raised to this role from birth, and though she doesn't like large groups very much, she does her best to live up to it. 17. How spiritual is your hero? Does your hero follow a religious tradition? Eira regards religion as an excellent way of promoting morality, but is deeply skeptical of the idea of there being one true faith. 18. Is your hero part of a team, or would he/she like to be? Why? As long as they're not idiots, sure, she can use all the friends and allies she needs. 19. How does your hero feel about the place of metahumans and aliens on Earth? Eira is pretty broad-minded about this sort of thing - if anything, she'd like to see metahumans and aliens take a more prominent role in shaping human society. 20. If you could give one piece of advice to your hero, what would it be? You're neither as good or as bad as you think you are - just be yourself.
  14. By now the theater had mostly emptied out, outside of a few people who were taking their sweet time in exiting. Inside her head, Judy was thinking fast, listening to radio broadcasts outside. She was in no hurry to get up. "Well, we could head into the mall and do a little shopping while we're out." There was the mall food court, but that particular wonder was a place she was never going to be able to visit in this life. "Ah think Ah owe you a visit to Claire's, Danica!" she said with a nervous laugh, rising to her feet. - Outside there was quite a commotion when Wail lifted the van - he could hear the sound of falling equipment and bodies, as well as some vigorous cursing. Cigarette Overalls was on his feet by the time Wail had lifted the van, and for a moment the look on his face betrayed not anger, not fear, but a look of deep fatigue - the world-weary look of a man who wanted to be anywhere else. "All right, you got us!" he said, raising his hands. "I'm not gonna try and shoot Wail, who is bulletproof and super-strong, that'd be goddamned ridiculous. Just set them down and we'll turn ourselves in!" - "There was an old mall near the town where Ah grew up," commented Judy, talking quickly and twirling at her hair as she went, following just behind Danica. "But it was all closed by the time Ah could visit it, so it was just this old place where teenagers went to smoke and do their skateboards. This is much nicer!"
  15. A boy got possessed?. There was a time not that long ago when Judy would have thought the words with terror in her mind, but now she just found herself feeling more fatigued than anything else. Well that's fit. I suppose somebody came in and blasted the demon with space powers or something, and nobody thought to tell us that the forces of Hell were bubbling up again right here in Freedom City. She wondered if Ashley had known, and if so why exactly she hadn't been told. She sighed out loud, moving slowly back to her bed so she wouldn't awaken Ashley. Ash really did sleep too lightly, which probably didn't help her mood most of the time. You should come to youth group, she offered. I think the only person I actually got to come with me to that was Leroy, and I don't think he's really interested in what we do besides helping. Sitting on the bed, she raised her legs and began untying her shoes.
  16. http://orokos.com/roll/727365 = 13
  17. Well long story short, I'll wait on @Grumblefloof and @Tiffany Korta then!
  18. Okay, Supercape, make whatever skill rolls you think would be appropriate at this juncture as we start helping rescue victims and figure out the cause of the disaster!
  19. Sgt. Shark responded wordlessly, leaping after Shark and following him into the water, because the sight of his big muscles rippling beneath his rough skin had briefly stolen all the thoughts out of her head. She really wished this disaster had not happened, because now she wanted to mate with him very much, but on the other hand maybe helping him save these Surfacers would get him interested in some friendly play afterwards! The scene at the bridge was one of chaos, that much could be determined from the water below. It looked as though one car in the middle of the train, still fastened at its front and back, was dangling partially over the side of the bridge towards the water below, while smoke was rising from somewhere on the surface of the bridge proper. Aquaria frowned inside her armor, wondering exactly what had caused all this. "I can push back the car," offered Aquaria as she rose out of the water, "can you climb?"
  20. Okay, well, I trust you - just something to think about! APPROVED
  21. Is she still rolling at DC 15?
  22. Heck no - Lady Horus is going to line up a shot where she hits Cultist 1 into Cultist 2, though, by means of hitting Cultist 1 hard enough with her ankh that she inflicts knockback. Luckily 1 should be flat-footed at this juncture from the trick. (maybe?) Let me know what DC I need to hit for that, and I'll make the preparations I need.
  23. I vote for Twilight Club and Hardwick Park - but I'm a bit biased!
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