Friday, May 4, 2012

Datafile - Brimstone Academy

Emma Frost, Headmistress
of Brimstone Academy
The death of Charles Xavier and disbanding of the X-Men caused a great fracture between the students who once believed in his dream. Mutants have multiple options of mentors, teams and schools to develop their powers and decide where they stand on the issues that trouble all mutantkind.

The Brimstone Academy offers many of the trappings of the Xavier School, such as a boarding school feel and mutant power training. But the philosophy is much different. Graduates of the Academy become heroes and villains because they are taught one simple lesson. You have a gift of powers and only you will determine how that gift will be used.

The Academy is run by Emma Frost. The name is a call back to her associations with The Hellfire Club, though Emma insists the school is not grooming new kings or queens for that mutant secret society. The Academy is not as high profile as Col. Summers Xavier Peace Force, nor does it wish to be.

The children are generally from well-off families. Mutant teams are often created by the natural cliques that teenagers set up on their own. Frost has no problem pulling together a team from the members of her school for a particular agenda. The extent of the use of her psychic abilities is unknown, but most members seem happy to be in a place where their powers are not feared.

Datafile - Magneto

"The art of our necessities is strange,
That can make vile things precious."
Affiliations:
Team: d6
Buddy: d8
Solo: d10

Distinctions:
Master of Magnetism
Genosian Premier
Haunted by Charles


Superior Mutant
d10 Magnetic Blast 
d8 Enhanced Reflexes
d8 Enhanced Senses 

d10 Force Field
d10 Psychic Resistance 

d8 Subsonic Flight
d12 Magnetic Supremacy
SFX:
Area Attack. Target multiple opponents. For every additional target, add d6 to
your pool and keep +1 effect die.

SFX: Bending to Your Will. When including Superior Mutant as part of an attack action against metal
targets, add d6 and step up effect die +1.

SFX: Versatile. Replace Magnetic Supremacy die with 2d10 or 3d8 on your next roll.
SFX: Multipower. Use two or more Superior Mutant powers in your dice pool,
at –1 step for each additional power.
Limit:
Zealot. Earn 1 PP and step up emotional stress by +1 when someone shows their prejudice against mutants.
Limit:
Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.




Specialties:
d8 Business Expert
d10 Combat Master
d10 Menace Expert
d8 Vehicle Expert

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Datafile - Redwood

Affiliations:
Team: d8
Buddy: d6
Solo: d10

Distinctions:
Flower Child
The Popular One
Never Back Down From A Bully




All Natural Mutant
d10 Superhuman Strength
d10 Growth
d8 Plant Control
d8 Durability


Specialties:
d8 Crime Expert
d8 Menace Expert
d8 Science Expert

Datafile - Pandora

"Nothing personal. I hate all humans."
Affiliations:
Team: d10
Buddy: d8
Solo: d6

Distinctions:
Demon Eyes
Hell's Exchange Student
Vicious Little Thing





Mystic Mutant
d8 Teleport
d8 Stretching
d8 Shapeshifting


Specialties:
d8 Crime Expert
d8 Mystic Expert

Datafile - Untouchable


Affiliations:
Team: d10
Buddy: d8
Solo: d6

 Distinctions:
Hot for Teacher
No More Killing
Broods With The Best of Them


Silent Mutant
d8 Intangibility
d8 Telepathy
d8 Psychic Blast


Specialties:
d10 Medic
d8 Business
d8 Psych

Datafile - Accelerator

"Let's just say I have a graduate degree in kicking your ass"
Affiliations:
Team: d10
Buddy: d8
Solo: d6

Distinctions:
First in Class, Second In Command
Genosha's Favorite Son
The Dick in Valedictorian



Power Set 1: Master of Gravity
d10 Reflexes
d10 Flight
d10 Gravity Resistance
d10 Superhuman Speed
d10 Superhuman Strength
d8 Gravity Control
d8 Gravity Attack
d8 Gravity Grip
Limit: Mutant


Specialties:
d10 Menace Master
d8 Vehicle Expert
d8 Covert Expert

Monday, April 2, 2012

Longshot's Diary - Welcome to Creed Creek

Longshot’s Notes to Producers Diary Journal Musings
Alright, so I totally have this new movie plot for you guys.  Listen up!  We start our film on a distance shot of a dusty road, a high end SUV pulled over on the side of the empty stretch of desert.  A rugged, handsome man steps out of the car.  We’ll call him Blade… Maximus Blade.
Cut to the SUV bursting into flame as a ragtag bunch of heroes walk away (making sure not to look at the explosion).  Maximus, played of course by yours truly, leads the pack away from the flames.  The group consists of two hot ladies (one younger and more innocent looking [Fallow] and one more intimidating yet still gorgeous looking [Fuse]… gotta hit all the demographics here), a bulky dude with claws [Daken], and an intellectual doctor type [Relapse].  
Cut to an Old West town, tumbleweeds and all.  A menacing bandit type guy with a nasty bite on him [Sabertooth] rolls up to the group as they approach the edge of the town.  We have a stare off, Old West style, right?  He totally backs down from my intimidating glance.  Cut to the bar, filled with hot girls drinking Zima ‘til the sun comes up, including a bluish purple one with a tail and the most AMAZING body you can imagine [Nightingale].  Behind the bar, Daken and Sabertooth scuffle.  *Insert non-Longshot Action Scene here*  [Writer’s Note:  Possibly incorporate Longshot into this scene to keep the audience invested]
Cut to a secret plot, Longshot and a strange stretchy man [Lasher] talk about getting rid of the bandits in this town and bringing back the piece.  Longshot and Daken then discuss how to handle the Sheriff [Sabertooth] and how this town ain’t big enough for the three of us.
Cut to huge fight scene involving a ton of pyrotechnics and a lot of the people that aren’t Maximus Blade fighting while Maximus rescues civilians with the help of the lovely Nightingale, who is both awed and wooed by his illustrious heroism in the face of mortal danger.  Maximus steals the evil bandit’s motorcycle, carrying all the civilians to safety while the battle rages on.  In the end, there's this bomb that's going to explode unless it keeps moving at at least 40 miles an hour, so Maximus loads it up on the bike and drives off into the desert, saving the world as the credits roll.
I haven’t wrote the ending yet, and some of the middle bits need to be filled in, but I can definitely see this as the next big action hit!  It’s totally a blockbuster waiting to be made.  Start counting the millions now, folks!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Datafile - Snowflame

“Cocaine is my God -- and I am the human instrument of its will!"
Affiliations:
Team: d6
Buddy:d8
Solo: d10
Distinctions:
True Wild Child
Addiction?  What Addiction?
Shady Business Dealer
 
 
 
Power Set 1:  Cocaine Force
Enhanced Reflexes d8
Superhuman Strength d6
Superhuman Speed d6
Pyrokinesis d8
Godlike Endurance d12
 
SFX: Snorting Lines. Instead of spending a plot point, create physical stress (or step up current physical stress one level) to use an additional power from this power set.  May be used multiple times for a single roll. 
SFX:  Higher than high.  Spend a plot point to step up a die from this power set by one level.  May be used multiple times for a single roll.
SFX:  Who feels pain?  After you roll to defend against physical stress, grant your opponent a plot point.  Add 2d12 to your die pool for that defense roll.
SFX: Keep on rollin’.  Spend 1 PP to recover your stress during transition scenes.
Limit: Cocaine.  Step down all powers in “Cocaine Force” power set by one each scene that begins with lacking access to cocaine.  Stacks each scene.  Recover power upon doing cocaine.
Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.
 
Specialties:
d8 Combat Expert
d8 Covert Expert
d8 Menace Expert
d8 Psych Expert 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Datafile - Sabertooth

"I used to be a mean drunk. Now I'm just mean."
Affiliations:
Team: d6
Buddy:d8
Solo: d10

Distinctions:
The Biggest, Baddest Wolf
Try And Test Me, Boy
The Ultimate Survivor

Power Set 1: Savage Mutant
Enhanced Reflexes d8
Superhuman Strength d10
Godlike Stamina d12
Superhuman Senses d10
Vicious Claws d10
SFX: Berserk. Borrow a die from the doom pool for an attack action. Step up the doom
die by +1 and return to the doom pool.
SFX: Focus. In a pool including a Savage Mutant die, replace two dice of equal steps
with one die of +1 step.
SFX: Healing Factor. Spend 1 PP to recover your physical stress and step back your
physical trauma by –1.

SFX: Multipower. Use two or more Savage Mutant powers in your dice pool,
at –1 step for each additional power.

SFX: Fearsome. Add d6 and step up effect die by +1 when using Weapon X Program
powers to inflict emotional stress.
Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.



Specialties:
d10 Combat Master
d10 Covert Master
d10 Menace Master
d8 Vehicle Master

Datafile - Fallow

"Did you see that guy's head pop?"
Affiliations: 
Team: d10 
Buddy: d6 
Solo: d8

Distinctions: 
Unstable Beauty
I Love Being A Mutant
Daddy's Little Girl


Power Set 1: Imperfect Mutant Clone
d8 Energy Drain
d10 Superhuman Durability
d8 Psychic Resistance

SFX:Energy Absorption.On a successful reaction against an energy-based attack action, convert your opponent’s effect die into a complication or step up a Imperfect Mutant Clone power by +1 for your next action. Spend 1 PP to use this stunt if opponent’s action succeeded.

SFX: The Voices In My Head.When using Superhuman Durability in your dice pool, redirect physical
stress to mental stress at no cost. Redirect effect dice targeting your Imperfect Mutant Clone assets to yourself as mental stress. Spend 1 PP to step back either redirected stress by –1.


Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.

Specialties:

None

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Brianna's Diary - Dazzler...LIVE!

So, I can't believe I'm actually doing this. I mean, really can't believe I'm doing this but I don't know if... well, I don't know very much right now. So, what the hell, here it goes...

Dear Diary,

First off, the only reason why I'm doing this, in case some one who is not supposed to be reading this happens upon this diary, is because Emma Frost (yes, THE Emma Frost) said this would be a good idea.
See, I'm a mutant. My power allows me to copy other mutant powers. If I try hard enough and concentrate enough, I can steal the powers. The mutant eventually gets them back. How long that takes depends on me. Frost pushed me further and further each time I "trained" with the other students.
She told me to start keeping a journal to remind of memories were mine and which ones weren't. I haven't gotten any other memories though. t felt
Well, until a little bit ago at least... I've started remembering things, I developed new powers. I can fly and I'm a lot stronger.

It calls itself The Phoenix. It knows people. It remembers people. Like Cyclops, Beast, Longshot, Wolverine, Professor Xavier, Iceman, Gambit, Rogue and so man of the X-men. I've never met them. I went straight to Brimstone Academy the first time I accidentally read my parents' minds.

The Phoenix keeps telling me that Jean Grey really isn't Jean Grey. Grey showed up at the memorial and The Phoenix just took over my whole body, my whole BEING and addressed the entire crowd. Told them all that the Jean Grey standing before them wasn't real. Attacked Cyclops, told him "She's dead Scott, you know this," or something like that. It's a touch fuzzy really. It felt like the last time Frost was in my head but a lot less frosty. We are all The Phoenix. Each with a burning ember inside.

She, The Phoenix, sorry I just really don't want to think that The Phoenix is male. That's just creepy. Like Longshot in just a smoking jacket refusing to put pants on creepy.

Anyway, she, The Phoenix was talking to me, no wait, it was Jean Grey. The fake Jean Grey. The fake, dead Jean Grey was talking to me in the mirrors in Dazzler's mansion. That woman has too many mirrors by the way. Way too many. It's creepy. Like Longshot in a smoking... sorry...

Okay mirrors. Fake Jean Grey talking to me. Back on track.

She told me that The Phoenix isn't telling me something. I don't know how to ask though!
I think I may just be losing my mind. Maybe Frost implanted something in my brain? I don't know. It's really scary.

It's nice to have other mutants around me though. They're all pretty nice. Well, except for Daken. He doesn't seem mean though, just angry. I wonder if Wolverine is as handsome as he is...

Longshot seems kind of sad sometimes, like he misses people. I can't tell if it's The Phoenix or me who wants to give him a big hug and tell him that he is a good person and he's important to people even if he's not a TV star anymore.

Special Agent Danvers is definitely in the right line of work. She's so serious and well, serious. I wouldn't be surprised if she were a ninja. Seriously. She looks like the kind of woman that has some sort of secret awesome power that only comes out when she's super angry or something. OMG! Maybe she's She-Hulk! Nah, that's just silly. You trust her and not me?

Nightingale is very sweet. I can see the sadness and confusion in her eyes in being in this dimension though. Not going to lie, I would love to see "Auntie Emma" in her version of the world. I bet her cookies are as wonderful as Nightingale says and I bet she does have a beautiful singing voice. My head might explode from that juxtaposition though. I've never known Frost to be anything but a cold woman who is more prone to using cruelty than compliments and encouragement. I still remember the cries of the other students... She makes her world better than it is. The Phoenix is everywhere. I see through her lies.

Relapse, who I like to call just The Doctor in my head, is so far in the mutant closet he's playing with Aslan in Narnia. I have no idea what that must be like for him. I never got the chance to hide what I was. I suppose I'm a bit jealous. I mean he can actually help people. I'm just a copy cat. I wonder who Fallow really is though. She called him "brother". Maybe I'm not the only one running from others? They are more like you than you think.

I'm glad to have them around though. I don't think I'd be very good on my own. I may have to have a "okay what do you do and how do I control it if I need your power" talk with them though. They may be the only thing standing between me and well, Brimstone Academy and everyone else who wants to kill me for accusing Jean Grey of not being Jean Grey. And here I thought life was going to be better once I got away from Frost.

I just hope Jonas doesn't hate me. I know he wanted to come with but I just... I miss him. I miss him so much and wish he would have come with me. I don't think Anna would have died if he was with me. You'll see him soon. He thinks about you every night.

~Brianna Murphy~
A.K.A Fuse

Datafile - Lasher

"We find this place to be an interesting...experiment."
Affiliations:
Team: d10
Buddy:d6
Solo: d8

Distinctions:
Undercover Operative
Mutants Deserve Better
Genosha Born and Bred





Power Set 1: Body Modification
Stretching: d10
Shapeshifting: d6
SFX: Area Attack. Target multiple opponents. For every additional target, add d6 to
your pool and keep +1 effect die.
SFX:
Grapple. Add d6 and step up effect die +1 when inflicting a complication on a
target.
Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.
 
Power Set 2:   Genoshian Purity Guard Training
Enhanced Strength: d8
Enhanced Durability: d8
SFX: Focus. In a pool including a GPG Training die, replace two dice of equal
steps with one die of +1 step.

Limit: Mutant Pride. Earn 1 PP if you step up emotional stress inflicted by government forces
or mutant prejudice by +1.


Specialties:
Combat Expert: d8
Covert Expert: d8
Vehicle Expert: d8


Friday, March 23, 2012

Recap - Dazzler...LIVE!

Longshot’s Notes to Producers Diary Journal Musings
Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you’re never coming round….
So today I went to Vegas to see Dazzler’s show… again.  I don’t know why I keep going back.  It’s always the same show.  Pyrotechnics, “ABBA” songs, dancing Wolverines, fake fights… Maybe I miss it.  Or at least her.  I think I know the whole thing by heart now, though it has yet to get old. 
Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears…
                I decided to step it up a bit today, though.  Rather than my usual sulking from the spectator seats, I took it upon myself to replace the fake me she had cast.  His hair is AWFUL.  She dedicated the song to me again.  “A Winner Takes It All”.  Ha, yeah right.  I’m lucky, but I feel like I’m missing so much.  It was nice being on stage with her again, though, singing our duet.  I think she was surprised to see me.
Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by…
                It’s nice to have friends and be part of a team again; I think it’s renewed my self-confidence a bit.  Even if they ARE a motley crew and we ARE on the run… nothing beats the camaraderie.  Not having to be alone anymore.  It’s like the olden days.  Heck, even Gambit was there… the Ragin’ Cajun was definitely a sight for sore eyes.  With Daken dressed like Wolverine and Fuse doing the whole Phoenix thing, it almost felt like the X-Men hadn’t changed.  Kurt even lives on in our little gang in his daughter, Nightingale.  Speaking of Nightingale… I think she’s having trouble coping with the whole “Ms. Marvel is my mother but not really my mother” alternate universe thing, but that’s another story entirely.
Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eye…
                Alison and I had some time to get reacquainted while the others left to explore the city.  For the first time in years, we had an actual conversation.  It was nice.  I decided to ignore our sordid past and try to look back to our happier times.  The rush of nostalgia flowing through me, I convinced her to remember better times.  Besides, Alison never could resist my boyish charms.  Note to future self:  Read “War and Peace” before coming back to Vegas.  I found my old smoking jacket too!  Good times…
Turn around, bright eyes… every now and then I fall apart…
Apparently I’m not the only one that doesn’t miss a show.  Alison told us about her stalker.  This girl, Tammy, is quite a nutjob.  She staged a riot of sorts at the show, with shining destructive disco balls of doom.  I took out 4 of them, just like in the old days.  My body just remembers how to fight and survive.  The things Mojo threw at me make fights like this one seem easy.  Alison was safe, thanks to my bravery.
I really need you tonight… forever’s gonna start tonight…
                So Dazzler hired us to hunt down her ex-stage manager douchebag who helped facilitate Tammy’s attack.   As expected of them, Daken and Relapse asked for money.  We tracked him to an old casino where the bright Vegas lights go to die.  Turns out he was building tech for villains and money.  Go figure.  I couldn’t really forgive him for how he sold Allison out and almost murdered her.
Once upon a time there was light in my life, now there’s only love in the dark…
                We had a beautiful dance.  One who called herself Fallow and I danced to the very ballad that broke my heart.  The song that Alison won’t sing on stage anymore.  The last song the Genie ever heard… I made sure of that.  I hope I can take her pain away and fix all the problems I caused her.  Maybe she’ll be able to move on… Maybe we’ll have our life back…
….there’s nothing I can do, a total eclipse of the heart.

The Opening Credits - X-Country

One thing I always like to do for a game is find a theme song. In addition, having the players remember their favorite scene from the last session to fill said fake credits secrets helps people keep currents events fresh.


Fuse whispers into Cyclops' ear
Daken regrows his hand
Longshot makes the Sentinel reboot
Fuse argues with Jean Grey in the mirror
Relapse surrounded by the anti-mutant mob
Ms. Marvel yelling at the cop
Beast and Carol talk on the roof
Longshot wears a smoking jacket to impress Dazzler
Relapse discusses his heritage with Fallow
Pulling the Wolverine mask over Daken's face
Longshot destroys one of the Genie's Disco Destroyers with a blown speaker
Slo-mo gutting of Jean Grey
Nightingale kicking her way out of the Sentinel's head


And the theme music for Legacy of Marvels:
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Datafile - Gambit

"Always stack the deck."
Affiliations:
Team: d8
Buddy:d6
Solo: d10

Distinctions:
Untrustworthy
Is This Your Card?
Good Looking Bad Boy





Power Set 1: Kinetic Mastery
Kinetic Charge d10
Enhanced Reflexes d8
Enhanced Stamina d8
Psychic Resistance d8
SFX: Ricochet. Step up or double Kinetic Charge die against a single target. Remove
highest-rolling die and add an additional die to your total.

SFX: Area Attack. Target multiple opponents. For every additional target, add d6 to
your pool and keep +1 effect die.

SFX: Massive Charge. Double or step up Kinetic Charge for one action. If that action fails,
shutdown
Kinetic Charge. Recover power by activating an opportunity or
during a Transition Scene.

Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.




Specialties:
d8 Combat Expert
d8 Covert Expert
d8 Crime Expert

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Datafile - Dazzler

"This is a musical journey through my wild life."
Affiliations:
Team: d10
Buddy:d8
Solo: d6

Distinctions:
Disco Diva
Mutant in Motion
Retired X-Man


Power Set 1: Sonic Light Transduction
Light Blast d8
Blinding Strobes d8
Mind Control Strobes d6
SFX: Area Attack. Target multiple opponents. For every additional target, add d6 to
your pool and keep +1 effect die.
SFX:
Holograms. When using Sonic Light Transduction to create assets, add d6 and step
up effect die by +1.
SFX: Multipower. Use two or more
Sonic Light Transduction powers in your dice pool, at –1
step for each additional power.

Immunity. Spend 1 PP to ignore stress or trauma from bright lights or loud noises.
Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.
 
Specialties:
Acrobatics Expert d8

Business Expert d8
Psych Expert d8

X-Country - Milestones and Unlockables - False Phoenix Arc

Milestone: Presumed Innocent
1 XP: when you ignore anti-mutant prejudice
3 XP: when you take action to protect someone with an anti-mutant viewpoint
10 XP: when you turn yourself in for your day in court or sacrifice yourself for a world that hates you

Milestone: Proven Guilty
1 XP: when you confront another mutant outside the team about Jean Grey's message
3 XP: when you inflict stress on a mutant who believes Jean has returned
10 XP: when you finish the job started at the Xavier Memorial or start a civil war between mutants with the truth of the False Phoenix

5/10 XP: Unlock Mutant Aid
Not every mutant believes that Jean Grey's reappearance is legitimate. Those who came to the Xavier Memorial were mostly convinced but there are those with doubts. For 5 XP, a known mutant will aid your team subtly. They will put you up, offer resources, but will do so in a way where their help won't be traced back. For 10 XP, that mutant will come to your aid in an out-and-out conflict.

5/10: Unlock Government Aid
Beast was not fooled by the False Phoenix. Carol Danvers is working with him to keep the fugitives on the move while he works on discovering the truth behind Jean's return. Beast has many connections within Washington D.C. and is willing to use those connections to help you out. 5 XP will have the Beast's pull get rid of any legal issues, like getting bailed out after being arrested. 10 XP lets Beast call in a favor from one of his non-mutant buddies to help out the fugitives in a time of need.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Recap - "Museum Pieces"

Source: A deleted e-mail on a phone tossed in the East River.

Carol,

It seemed just like old times on the roof of the parking garage. There’s a part of me that wishes I was the one that was chasing around with a rambunctious group of young mutants underfoot and you were the one calling in favors and strong-arming government officials. Maybe next time.

The media is gobbling up the Sentinel attack story. Those kids saved a lot of lives in there, but it’s given fuel to anti-mutant groups calling for your capture and arrest. The silver lining is that you proved a theory of mine. Genosha wouldn’t have two highly-trained Genetic Purity Guards standing around guarding Magneto’s helmet. Those guards were fake, which means the GPG has a few operatives in-country working for Genoshian interests. It wouldn’t surprise me if one of them contacted you while on the run.

The battle at the Xavier memorial is less of a media sensation. “Mutants fight” is sadly the equivalent of “dog bites man” in the modern press. I’ve kept the mentions of Jean’s supposed appearance out of the media, but it is a very hot topic amongst the various mutant factions. Scott believes it’s her, Bobby is unsure and don’t believe it is. I wish I had more evidence than a hunch. I would even take Logan’s sniff test. Scott is greaing up for a full-scale manhunt, not just because of what that redhead who claimed to be the real Phoenix did to him. The last thing anyone wants to see is children killing children.

The young woman in question is named Brianna Murphy. She is a student of Emma Frost’s Brimstone Academy under the name of Fuse. Or, I should say was, as it seems Frost is on the hunt for the young woman. I don’t truly think she’s the Phoenix either. But until I can know for certain, you’ve got to keep her alive and away from anyone looking to exploit her abilities to mimic powers.

Longshot’s reappearance should help those kids as well. For all I know he could be using this as a platform to restart his fame. But I will take a trained X-Man in the mix, even if it’s one who is in it for the glory and fame rather than reasons more aligned with the original intent. I apologize in advance for whatever sleazy come-ons he throws your way.

The young doctor is a very interesting case. Robert Blake Mendelevium, an orphan who became chief of Surgery by 31. IF he’s a mutant, having the name of a radioactive element seems like a cruel joke. Something doesn’t quite feel right about his paperwork, but his ability to transfer injuries to people will prove very useful in the field.

Daken Akihiro has a very colorful history. He claims to be Logan’s son. I can’t imagine anyone would make that claim willingly. Akihiro shares a lot of his father’s traits. He also spent sometime under the tutelage of Remy LeBeau in New Orleans. If you can keep him from pursuing agendas counter to ours, he can prove to be quite useful in the field.

I could not find any information on Nightingale, the woman claiming to be Nightcrawler’s daughter from another dimension. My extradimentional influence is not what it once was, but you have to be careful with elements like these. You never know when they will attack someone you view as an ally and vice versa. Her teleportation is obviously useful but handle with care.

I’m sorry I had to burn you, but we both know it’s the best way to come up with a convincing story. If you are perceived as an outcast, you are more likely to get true opinions and information on this Jean impostor. I will do what I can amongst the old guard and you do what you must in the field. This email will cause the cell phone to brick in five seconds after you hit delete. Please dispose of it in the usual manner.

Good luck, Carol.

M

Friday, March 9, 2012

Datafile - Carol Danvers

"Do I look like someone that wants to listen to your excuses?"
Ms. Marvel is detailed on pg. 82 of the Breakout Mini-Event.

For X-Country, she has the following Milestones:

Milestone 1: Maternal Instincts
1 XP: when you show being around kids makes you uncomfortable
3 XP: when you protect a younger member of your team whether they want it or not
10 XP: when you take direct action to keep Nightingale in your life or sacrifice yourself to save her life 

Milestone 2: Identity Crisis
1 XP when you first take mental or emotional stress.
3 XP when you either ask to join a new team or turn down an offer to join one.
10 XP when you either abandon your heroic identity to return to civilian life or when
you leave your current occupation to be a full-time hero.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Datafile - Nightingale

Affiliations:
Team: d10
Buddy: d6
Solo: d8

Distinctions:
All Mutants are Beautiful
A Mutant From A Better World
I Am My Father's Sword







Power Set 1: Mutant Father
d10 Teleportation
d10 Superhuman Reflexes
d6 Wall Crawling

SFX: Focus. If a pool includes a Mutant Father power, you may replace
two dice of equal size with one die +1 step larger.
SFX: Father’s Castle. Shutdown your Teleportation to loan your Teleportation die to an
ally’s dice pool. Regain your Teleporation die at the beginning of your turn or when the Watcher rolls an opportunity.
Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech. 
 
Power Set 2: Kree Mother   
d8 Enhanced Stamina
d8 Enhanced Durability

SFX: Energy Absorption. On a successful reaction against an energy-based attack
action, convert your opponent’s effect die into a Kree Mother stunt or step up
a Kree Mother power by +1 for your next roll involving that power.
Spend 1 PP to use this stunt if opponent’s action succeeded.
Limit: Overload. Shutdown a Kree Mother power and gain 1 PP. Recover power by
activating an opportunity or during a Transition Scene.


Specialties:
d10 Acrobatics Master
d10 Covert Master


Milestone: Homesick
1 XP: when you reveal a difference between the world you came from and the one you are in.
3 XP: when you attack someone you remember as an ally or aid someone you remember as an enemy
10 XP: when you decide to return to your home timeline and leave the team or give up an opportunity to return to make this world a better place.

Milestone: Finding Father
1 XP: whenever something reminds you of something he did or said
3 XP: when you inflict stress on someone to get information on where your father is
10 XP: when you find this dimension’s Nightcrawler – dead or alive.

Datafile - Daken Akihiro

Affiliations:
Team: d8
Buddy:d6
Solo: d10

Distinctions:
To Be the Man, You've Got To Beat the Man
AKA Deacon Akers, AKA David LeBeau, AKA...
The Off-Suit Ace




Power Set 1: Savage Son
d8 Bone Claws
d12 Godlike Stamina
d8 Pheromone Control
d8 Enhanced Senses
SFX: Berserk. Borrow a die from the doom pool for an attack action. Step up the doom
die by +1 and return to the doom pool.
SFX: Focus. In a pool including a Savage Son die, replace two dice of equal steps
with one die of +1 step.
SFX: Healing Factor. Spend 1 PP to recover your physical stress and step back your
physical trauma by –1.
Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.
 
Power Set 2: Kinetic Adept   
d8 Weapon
d8 Enhanced Reflexes
d8 Enhanced Strength
Limit: Exhausted.Shutdown Kinetic Adept to gain 1 PP. Recover power by activating an
opportunity or during a Transition Scene.


Specialties:
d10 Combat Master
d8 Covert Expert
d8 Menace Expert
d8 Psych Expert


Milestone: The Ronin's Shadow
1 XP: when you use your Buddy die for the first time
3 XP: when you aid an ally in a scene
10 XP: when you sacrifice yourself for your teammate or leave the team to face your father alone

Milestone: My Father's Enemies
1 XP: when you declare someone an old ally or foe.
3 XP: when you aid your old ally in a buddy situation or deal trauma to your old foe.
10 XP: when you declare your old ally is now an enemy or vice versa.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Datafile - Relapse

Affiliations: 
Team: d10 
Buddy: d6 
Solo: d8

Distinctions: 
Hippocratic or Hypocrite? 
High-Strung 
Your Costume Sucks


Power Set 1: Imperfect Mutant Clone
d10 Superhuman Durability
d10 Superhuman Stamina
SFX:Carry Your Burdens. May use Superhuman Durability to recover another’s physical stress during an Action Scene. The die removed becomes a complication for you

SFX: The Gift of Pain. When you inflict physical stress, you may replace the effect die or step up by 1 with a complication created by Carry Your Burdens. Remove your complication.

SFX: Healing Factor. Spend 1 PP to recover physical stress.

SFX: Mutant Healing. Add Superhuman Durability to your dice pool when helping others to recover stress. Spend 1 PP to recover your own or another’s physical stress or step back your own or another’s physical trauma by –1.

Limit: Take Your Medicine. Earn 1 PP by converting Carry Your Burdens complications into physical stress you suffer.

Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.

Specialties:

d10 Medical Master
d8 Psych Expert
d8 Menace Expert
d8 Science Expert


Milestone 1: The Down Low
1 XP: when you deny you’re a mutant to friends or family
3 XP: when you are seen using your Sympathetic Healing power
10 XP: when you choose to have your powers removed or accept your place in a team of mutants.

Milestone 2: The Legacy of the Horsemen
1 XP: when you get involved in a physical conflict
3 XP: when you use The Gift of Pain to remove stress you took on your own.
10 XP: when you join your other clones as Pestilence or destroy them in front of your “father”, Apocalypse

Friday, March 2, 2012

Datafile - Longshot

Affiliations:
Team: d10
Buddy: d6
Solo: d8

Distinctions:
Lucky With The Ladies
Aren't You That Guy From the Thing?
Extra-Dimensional Marvel




Power Set 1: Probability Manipulation
d10 Probability 
d8 Psychometry 

SFX: Versatile: Replace Probability die with 2d8 or 3d6 on your next roll.
SFX: Second Chance: Spend 1 PP to reroll when using any Probability Manipulation power.
SFX: Unpredictable Luck: Instead of spending 1 PP, add d6 to the doom pool to create a Probability Manipulation stunt.
Limit: Mood-Linked Powers. Earn 1 PP and add a die to the doom pool equal to any emotional stress suffered.
Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.

Power Set 2: Genetic Engineering
d10 Superhuman Reflexes
d8 Enhanced Stamina
SFX: Healing Factor. Spend 1 PP to recover stress.

SFX: Hollow Bones: Step up or double Superhuman Reflexes die against a single target. Remove highest rolling die and add an additional die to your total.
Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.


Specialties:
Acrobatic Expert: d8
Covert Expert: d8
Psych Expert: d8
Vehicle Expert: d8



Milestone: Mending a Broken Heart
1 XP: when you flirt with someone in the middle of a fight
3 XP: when you do something outrageous to impress the object of your affections
10 XP: when you give up hope for reconciling with Dazzler or you end a relationship with the hopes you and Dazzler will get back together

Milestone: Mojo is Watching
1 XP: when you mention a connection between your current situation and your experiences on Mojoworld
3 XP: when your experiences in Mojoworld cause a conflict or confrontation
10 XP: when you choose to have your memories of Mojoworld wiped or you abandon your team for Mojoworld

Make Marvel Milestones

Here are some excellent Marvel milestones.

Our games are heating up. X-Country runs a week from today. All next week, I'll be posting the mutants accused of the murder of Jean Grey

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Datafile - Fuse

Oh, no, I don't play that game anymore. You wouldn't like the rules I was taught.
Affiliations:
Team: d6
Buddy:d10
Solo: d8

Distinctions:
Control Freak
On The Run
Troubled Young Mutant










Power Set: Mutant Psychic Thief
d10 Mimic Power Expert
SFX: Spend 1 PP to create a "Stolen Power" Complication after a successful use of Mimic Power Expert. Power is shutdown until Complication is removed.

d6 Mind reading

Limit: Mutant. Earn 1 PP when affected by mutant-specific Milestones and tech.
 

Power Set 2: Phoenix Force Vessel
d8 Enhanced Strength  

d8 Enhanced Flight

SFX: Unleashed:Step up or double any Phoenix Force Vessel power for
one action. If that action fails, add a die to the doom pool equal to the power die
you unleashed.


Limit: Whispers of the False Phoenix When suffering Emotional Stress, gain 1 PP and step up the stress die type.


Specialties:
Crime Expert: d8
Combat Expert: d8
Menace Expert: d8


Milestone: Brimstone Academy Fugitive

1 XP: when you use Menace or Crime expert to defeat a foe in an underhanded way.
3 XP: when you choose a hero as a reason to stay with your new team.
10 XP: when you choose to rejoin Brimstone Academy to protect your new friends or absorb Emma Frost's abilities into the Phoenix Force.

Milestone: The Fires of the Phoenix

1 XP: when you first use your Unleashed SFX.

3 XP: when you trigger your Whispers of the False Phoenix Limit and stress yourself out of a scene.
10 XP: when you sacrifice yourself to rid yourself of the Phoenix Force or by letting the Phoenix Force inhabit you and unlock your powers.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mutants and Patriots

The response to Legacy of Marvels has been pretty impressive. Enough people have expressed interest that I'm going to try my hand at two series using Marvel Heroic Roleplaying.

The series:

America's Avengers: Steve Rogers has served his country as solider and superhero. He turns his attention to attaining the highest office in the country. He knows that, should he become President of the United States of America, he will no longer be able to respond to threats as Captain America. He puts the call out to heroes across America to form a new team of Avengers. One that can fight for freedom while Cap makes the ultimate attempt to change the world.

X-Country: Jean Grey's death at the end of the Dark Phoenix Saga shook the X-Men to the core, ultimately breaking them. The members struck out on their own, but none have become the bearer of Xavier's dream. When Jean appears to every mutant in the world, they converge upon the ruins of the Xavier School of the Gifted, a united mutant front seems possibly. But one group knows the truth. A group that is willing to go to extreme measures to prove to the rest of mutantkind that Jean Grey is still dead, and the False Phoenix has dire plans in motion.

Coming soon, I'll start putting up the character datafiles. The X-Country group is closer to being ready, so those will likely be the first files to go up.