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  • 3 months later...

Since October is set for both The End and 10th Anniversary vignettes, for the month of September I suggest this one:




You take your base character concept and change everything else. Radically. Everything about their wider context changes, from their personality to their supporting cast to how the world reacts to them.



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  • 3 months later...

I have three possible vignette ideas to bring in the New Year.  


Let the Balls Drop (Okay title it something else).


One of the strangest traditions that many partake in at the start of the year is watching a giant ball drop in the middle of Times Square.  What traditions does your hero hold to?  Tell a tale of them partaking in some sort of tradition they hold dear.  Be it a family tradition, some sort of secret fraternal initiation, or even just a weekly dinner night with a friend.  Giant metallic props not included, or maybe they are.  You do you.


New Year, New Me


In with the new out with the old, every year many a person makes a resolution to change something about themselves.  But, sometimes our current status is someone else's ideal.  Imitation can sometimes be the sincerest form of flattery.  Of course when you put on a mask imitation can also be the sincerest form of creepy.  Write about a time a character found themselves being imitated. It could be a younger family or a fan dressing up as the hero (or attempting to become a hero in their own right) in question, a villain imitating the hero, or even the hero going up against a villain with a similar powerset/abilities having to essentially face themselves!




When the clock strikes midnight, two hearts beat as one and have that ever romantic to kiss to bring in the New Year together.  Or perhaps, Cinderella doesn't get that kiss right there and then as she has struck.  And who can forget the year that there was 10 seconds left on the clock the home team was setting up for a Field goal, all the while the Raven had to disarm the bomb left by conundrum underneath the stadium ground of the Bowl game.  The point is, the start of the New Year is the end of your last deadline for that year.  Write about a time your hero was under a deadline to complete a task.  Whether it was disarming a bomb, or even turning in a test paper after a stressful day of beating up bad guys.




I'm sure the pitches could be written a bit more verbose.   But, in my defense....


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  • 4 weeks later...

For February:


For reasons beyond their control your PC has been roped into some aspect of Superbachelor/Superbachelorette, or they've started following it thanks to rumors about the shows being covers for illicit activity. Is it? Is it the kind of illicit that needs superheroes to deal with? Will they find true love, and if so how will they justify it to the enraged legions of fans who had figured out their real soul mate fifteen seconds into the first ad campaign.


Does the fact that the producer and hostess, reformed Silver Age supervillainess Miranda "Madame" Joy, is using the media empire to bolster business for her nation-wide line of meta-friendly clubs and hotels have a darker side? Does her secret past as a prole in the Terminus have any significance to this circus of love? 


Will there be a Vignette for Space?

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  • 1 month later...

Summer vignette?


Summer Vacation!  


I mentioned my intention to run a possibel road trip thread for Kimos move to Emerald city and it was mentioned the idea might make a good vignette.  So yea.  Road trips, Camping, travel to exotic locales etc.  What is summer vacation for your character or are you more the Staycation type?

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  • 8 months later...

Okay! So, idea, partially inspired by seeing Into the Spider-Verse


January Vignette


Your Best Self


Somehow, some way, your character discovers someone or is discovered by someone who epitomizes everything they want to be. Someone who did better with the same hand life dealt the PC, someone who succeeded where the PC failed, in some clear and inarguable way a better person than the PC. 


The drama can come from any way you like, maybe the meeting comes from a fight with a supervillain who's torn some rent in reality, potentially forcing one or the other to sacrifice themselves to protect their home dimension. Maybe it's just a chance meeting with a stranger whose life story mirrors yet exceeds the PC's in some way. In any respect, the point is to force an examination: are they who they want to be, and why? What's the significance of someone who can literally be you and be you better? Is it just luck? fate? Could the PC be more like that, and if so do they really want to, now they see what it means?




The Me beside of Me


It's a time of new beginnings! Endless possibilities and roads yet to be taken, which is why it seems fitting how in January of 2019, dimensional duplicates of random started popping up, and heroes and villains from other worlds briefly stumbled into their doppelgangers for hilarious misunderstandings, brutal combat, nights on the town or just solving an everyday doomsday crisis.


Some were nasty, some were nice, some were another sort of spice, but all together they helped make the first month of the new year an exciting time to be alive! Or at any rate, self-aware.

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  • 8 months later...

In honour of the launch of our new city the theme for this vignettes is Beginnings and Endings.


Beginnings covers those first of your career, though not you actual origin as that's already covered, the first nights patrol or you first arrest, meeting or a significant ally or joining a particular group. Or maybe the characters personal life, a first date or a first born, engagement or marriages with there significant other. Or maybe they've decided on a clean break and move state, country or even planet (people make new starts in Space as well).


New beginnings often start with something else ending however, so you could choose the flip side of any of the above, or something of your own, and show how something comes to an end.


And as it would be a massive coincidence that this all happens over the next few months your not limited on when these Beginnings and end happened. If you want to cover the ultimate end of your character we won't hold you to it, after all thats the making or excellent what-if's and imaginary stories...

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  • 2 months later...

Let's see, September/October was changes over time. How about the Winter Vignettes are about the things that don't change, that are integral to who the PC is as a hero or a person. The things that weaken or strengthen them that they can't do without.

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  • 8 months later...

This one is probably not one to do now, considering everything going on, but I was thinking of doing a Vignette about the heroes being forced to spend a week indoors as some cosmic force of other fixes reality after some red sky crisis or other. You could even add that powers won't work during the time and cover how they deal with being "normal" for a week.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Like everyone in the world superheroes have to deal with the world of social media, being both incredibly popular and most private makes it a very fine line for a superhero to walk especially when they’re well know enough to be an influence (but not normally influencer) for the populous.


So how does your hero deal with social media? Give us an example of there experience with social media, some examples being:


  • Media written about fan on the heroes, thread posts, tweets or even fan fic about the hero (though not the really racy stuff).


  • Interactions between the heroes and fans in some form of AMAs, or heroes trying to fool people to stop smart fans discovering something about them.


  • Reactions of heroes to any media produced by others about them, maybe someone TikTok claiming that moustache is totally CGI’d or maybe they’ve gone one Ao3 and found that really racy fan fic about them…


Mentions of supposed interaction with NPC, heroes and villains, but if you want to include a PCs character make sure to get there permission first.


Or if you’re one of those old people then you can talk about traditional media, those failed TV pilots and “tell-all” books, or a mix of new and classic media as needed.


And we all know that the Internet can get a little dark and sweary but remember to keep thinks within the sites guidelines and keep things PG-13.


These Social Media gems should be posted no later than the 31st October 2020.


(As a reminder, vignettes follow the same general rules as posts in terms of content, player character limits, and so on. You may have only one vignette per player character. Each vignette should be at least one page (~500 words) in length; if posted in your thread counts at the end of the month, it is worth 1pp for the associated character. An especially long vignette, 1000 words or more, may be worth up to 2pp. Multiple players can collaborate on a single vignette - we recommend Google Docs for this, it's very useful - but the vignette should be about one page per participating player.)

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