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Vignette for Sep 2010: Gruevasion

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FC:PbP is offering the community another "vignette" opportunity. If you'd like to read about our previous vignettes, check here.

For the third time, the Grue have invaded Freedom City. They have attacked the very infrastructure of the city and seeded their agents into every organization. They stir up unrest and chaos where ever they go, before they step out as enemies proper. Will the third time be the charm for the insidious alien invaders?! Not if our heroes have anything to say about it! And that's precisely what this Vignette is about! This Vignette is all about how your hero stepped up to the plate and helped kick the alien invaders right back into space.

Now you might be wondering: What exactly is going on in the Invasion? Grue sleeper agents are keeping the heroes occupied and spreading them thin combating various threats throughout the city. They're also slowing the evacuation process anyway they can. Atlas is a Grue/human hybrid is being controlled by the fiendish Grue Meta-Mind to attack his former friends and allies. But this is all a diversion from the Grue's true sinister plot: the destruction of the entire Earth! Amidst all this chaos the Grue Armada descends from the deep regions of space and begins laying siege to the city, unleashing their super-weapon: the aptly named Planet Cracker. The heroes have to stop the weapon in time to save the Earth, but also keep the Grue forces in check to ensure that there is a city left to save, and they have to free Atlas from the sinister alien control.

It is highly recommended that there's a collaborative effort from the players to create a cohesive story, and gives everyone time to shine.


Who: Any player who is interested, for one or both of their characters.

What: Write a one (1) page (single spaced) vignette featuring your character giving those alien invaders a good what for, saving civilians and generally doing things reserved for the season finale.

When: The deadline for submissions will be Thursday, September 30th by 11:59 PM EST (GMT -5). The vignettes themselves will take place in late May of 2010.

Where: Anywhere. When you submit your vignette, please make a note clearly indicating in which forum it should be posted, as well as when it would be happening.

Why: To enhance our community, to flex your writing muscles, to think more deeply about your character, and to earn a bonus PP for your character for the month of September.

How: Once your story is finished and proofed, PM it to one of the Refs (angrydurf, AvengerAssembled, Ecalsneerg, Geez3r, ShaenTheBrain, or myself). When all the stories are in, one of our staff members will post them to the appropriate forums (which is why we need you to be sure to tell us where it should go!), and provide links to them in this thread. DO NOT post them in a forum yourself, otherwise it will not be counted for this exercise.


Post here with questions.

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If it's set in late May, then wouldn't characters who start up stories are set in September or August not be able to fesibly participate?

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Only if those stories were their origin stories. And maybe not even then.

I.e., just b/c a char was approved in August, and first started in IC threads here in August, doesn't mean they couldn't have been active before August. Look at the Justice League or Avengers or X-Men: the first ish of their comics -- their first "IC thread" -- wasn't their origin, they were all active as heroes before those took place. Or, look at most of the Ref's chars -- active for years before their 'debut' here, having had adventures before their first IC thread.

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My character is like that with her origin as well so I can manage just fine, but some adjustments to the timeline for characters who did do that sort of thing will probably be put about to suite it.

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Also, if you cannot think of anything to do about the Gruevasion directly, you can always write a tale of saving random citizens, fighting random Grue beasties, or other "slice of life" stuff.

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This may be relevant to people's interests:

(2010.09.24 - 11:50:19) Sandman_XI: now, the gruevasion happened all in one day, right?

(2010.09.24 - 11:51:00) Ecalsneerg: I think it was over a couple

(2010.09.24 - 11:51:28) Geez3r: nope, just one day

(2010.09.24 - 11:54:12) Sandman_XI: Geez3r, when did this whole this start? early in the morning?

(2010.09.24 - 11:54:45) Sandman_XI: and how long did it last?

(2010.09.24 - 11:55:28) Geez3r: 10 or so hours, maybe a bit more

(2010.09.24 - 11:55:49) Geez3r: started a bit before noon

(2010.09.24 - 11:56:08) Sandman_XI: when did the attacks happen?

(2010.09.24 - 11:56:44) Geez3r: kaiju started popping up around 11 ish

(2010.09.24 - 11:57:13) Sandman_XI: and we took them down quite quickly, right?

(2010.09.24 - 11:57:26) Geez3r: yes and no

(2010.09.24 - 11:57:48) Geez3r: the fights themselves were relatively quick, trying to get a handle back on the situation not so much

(2010.09.24 - 11:58:14) Geez3r: and then the 2nd threads occurred in like mid afternoon

(2010.09.24 - 11:58:37) Geez3r: the Invasion proper showed up a few hours after that

(2010.09.24 - 11:59:09) Sandman_XI: the vignette is set during the third phase, right?

(2010.09.24 - 11:59:23) Geez3r: to be fair: there's a ton of grue everywhere

(2010.09.24 - 11:59:28) Geez3r: basically

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Thanks to everyone who entered!

Dr Archeville (for Doktor Archeville)

Ecal (for Geckoman)

Fox (for Dragonfly)

JackgarPrime (for Victory)

Quote (for Breakdown and Colt)

Supercape (for Slick and Supercape)

Trollthumper (for Nick Cimitiere and Cannonade)

We'll get these up soon, and provide links here.

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