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It was the End of an Era


Never has the resolve of all of Earth’s collected heroes been put to the test than during The Crisis.

Two years ago, when the Dark God Darkseid rallied all the powers and forces at his disposal in a quest to control the entity known as The Anti-Monitor, and discover the secret of the Anti-Life equation. They laid waste to countries and conquered cities. Apokoliptic Demons blotted out the skies. It seemed that the End of Days had come.

It was, of Course, Superman who rallied the heroes to our aid. The Justice League, the Justice Society, the Teen Titans, Batman and his Outsiders, even Uncle Sam’s Freedom Fighters and every other hero in between.

We fought them with all of our might, we gave the world hope when there was none to be had. And while there were casualties on both sides that day, we won.

And it wasn’t Superman or the League who saved us. In the end it was a Titan. One that I am sad to say I never knew or gave a chance to. Before that day I always saw Superboy has a clone, a lab experiment that I couldn’t trust. On that day I saw him for the hero he was. As he faced down Darkseid when no one else could, and as he gave his life to banish the tyrant from our reality.

On that day we won. On that day, Superboy died.


The world mourned, his Teammates were devastated. They chose to disband the Titans. They went their separate ways, some continuing on as heroes in their own way. The Tower was dismantled, the tech repurposed by other teams. We all agreed that despite the legacy of the Titans, the accomplishments that the teams with that name had made, that the world had changed. We couldn’t let kids charge into battle without leadership and guidance. So two years ago, a hero died and the Teen Titans ended.

But there’s a part of me that regrets the decision, and wonders how long it will really last.

Titans Together.

- From the Personal Files of Dick Grayson



Welcome to Teen Titans: The New Guard!

Thank you for taking the time to read through this ad! Teen Titans: The New Guard is a campaign set in the DC Universe. I am looking for five players who are interested in playing Mutants and Masterminds 3E and who love the DC Universe. I am looking for this game to be a sort of alternate-present, or Elseworlds, set in a fairly iconic version of the DC Universe, with a new group of young heroes stepping up to claim the name and the legacy of the Teen Titans. Are you Tim Drake, stepping up to fill the role of leader again? Or maybe Batman has trained a new pupil? Or perhaps you are a completely new hero without ties to a previous hero or legacy.

Your Gamemaster: I am Rennick. As a GM, I have some new formats and methods that I will be trying to integrate into my games. I've taken things I've seen throughout the Weave, suggestions from players in my other games, ideas from other GMs and will be trying to use them to make the best play-by-post game I possibly can. Personally, I am a 26-year old, master’s student who is studying theatre abroad and has played RPGs and been a comic book fan since the late 90s. The two biggest things I look for when choosing players is commitment and communication.

More than anyone I understand that asking for a daily posting rate is unrealistic for a lot of people but I expect my players to keep me and the other players in the loop if something comes up, and I will do the same for you. I am looking for Players who are willing to put the effort into making it a great game for the entire group, if you feel that you fit that description, then keep reading, you may find that this is the game for you.



Setting


Teen Titans: The New Guard is set in an alternate present that is similar to the cannon DC Universe, in broad strokes. Batman stalks the streets of Gotham city and Superman is the protector of Metropolis. At the forefront of the Earth’s defence is the Justice League. And the next generation has been represented time and again by the Teen Titans.

The basics are all the same, but the details may be different. In this world the current era of heroes has been active for about twelve years, with some form of the JLA existing for about ten years. There have been three iterations of the Teen Titans so far; the original gathering of sidekicks. The second was formed with Raven sought out a group of heroes to battle her father Trigon, and the third formed under the guidance of Cyborg, and only recently disbanded with the death of Superboy.

I am intentionally being vague about a lot of the major details because I want players to have a wide array of options and creative freedom. The specifics of the world will be worked out after players are accepted, and in a lot of cases as they discover them through the game itself.


Application Process


Character Sheet Template - You are not required to use this format for your applications, however successfuly chosen applicants will be expected to use this for their character sheets in the game.

This is where it happens! Post your interest, ask questions, all in this ad thread!

The next step will be to make a character, which will also be posted here! There are four “Categories” of characters that I will consider for acceptance:

Completely Original Characters: These are the kinds of characters that have no connections to the cannon of the DC universe. They are brand new to the world and to us.

Tangential Connections: Consider a character who is related to the established universe in a less than obvious way? Maybe your crimefighter stumbled across an old Bat Bunker and co-opted the equipment? Or Did you get your powers through some experiment by Lex Luthor? The options are endless.

Legacies: Your character works with, has been trained by, or is in some way involved with a hero or villain of the DCU. Maybe your character is the newest to take on the mantle of Robin the boy (or girl) wonder, or a young amazon who’s adopted the role of Wonder Girl. These kinds of characters are more directly related to an established hero, but are still your own creation.

Established Character: Your application revolves around a character who has already been established in the DCU. Tim Drake, Bart Allen, Jason Todd, Cassandra Sandsmark, the list goes on. Players should not feel obligated to use characters from the current generation. A good example is the use of Zatanna in the Young Justice Cartoon.

- Please note: That why established concepts are allowed, players are expected to build their sheets from the ground up to match PL and PP guidelines.

- There are a small number of heroes that are "off limits" at the moment. They can be seen in the Non-Player Character section of the forum


Now if I’m going to be honest, I think that while I am happy to consider all of these categories, I am most likely going to play a bit of favoritism to the second and third categories. The reason is that I think that having connections to the DCU will offer some interesting dynamics to storytelling and roleplaying. On the other side of the coin, I’m going to be picky over applications of established characters because it could be used as an easy out and I want to make sure that you have a strong and fresh idea of how this character could evolve.

Please do not let that deter you from submitting an awesome original concept if you have one, I'll still be looking for the characters who have the best development and the players who have the highest level of commitment when making my choices. Be sure to let me know how you are, let me know your commitment to the games you play, you experience on Myth-Weavers, Mutants and Masterminds 3e and comic books (specifically DCU), your personality, what you look for in a game or GM, and anything else you think would help me recognize you as a good fit for the game.


That being said, I'm looking for characters, not character sheets. Make sure you get me to know your character. Feel free to take liberties with the world background. If you are the new Robin, how did you come to inherit the role? What relationship do you have with the previous three (Ignore Damian… seriously). Taking those sorts of liberties is not only allowed, but they are encouraged. If you have something in there that doesn't work for my plan or setting, I'll be sure to let you know and we can work together to tweak it.

For the mechanical side of things, please do not try and break the game. I understand an open system like this has some things in it that are "broken" when used in combination, try to stay away from that. If I smell it, I simply won't entertain the idea. This game is going to be power level 10, with 150 points for character creation. I threw around many ideas on what exactly I was going to do with Power Level, and decided to just stick with the baseline of 10. Sidekicks and Minions are welcome but only in a low supporting roles, afterall your characters are basically the sidekicks themselves There may be some niche protection as well. If two characters both make versions of the masked crimefighter, unless they are radically different concepts, I probably won’t take them both

In Closing


Thank you for taking the time to read through this advertisement. I hope that some of you are interested in applying. Any comments, questions, or suggestions are welcome and should be posted here. I will add questions asked and answered to the ad so if a potential applicant has a similar question, they might get it answered right away. Applications should also be placed in this thread and I will update the ad to reflect any applications and their status. If you apply and I do not update the ad, please remind me to do so (in the thread first, by PM if that doesn't work). Feel free to browse the Game Forum. In terms of an application deadline, this ad will run until I have a strong base of applications to choose from and everyone who expresses interest has at least had a chance to apply (Around a week)


FAQ

Where do I post my application?


Will a lack of knowledge about the game system/setting hurt my chances

Is Martian Manhunter a part of this world?

Was Superboy a clone? Who created him?

Can I be a new version of this or that character?

Can I play a chaotic/dark character?

Do I have freedom with the world's history for my backstory?

My backstory would work better with version of Batman/Batgirl/Green Lantern or other hero. Who do you have as this hero?




Applications

NOTE: It is every players own responsibility to notify me with a post when their applications are completed.

Lim Mimi - Thermal - Shihong (Complete)

Stone Dragon - - Zenninpo (Complete)

The Red Hood - Fell - (Complete)

Payasa - Hammerfist - (Complete)

Ardent - Khakan - (Complete)

Amunet - Maika - (Complete)

Archer of Soul - Cnyperos - (Complete)

Straps - RedShirt13 - (Complete)

Indigo - Ryfte - (Complete)

Arrowette -Andraia - (Complete)

Solaefter - SephirothSword117 - (Complete)

Blackout - Drunva - (Complete)

Lou'ki - BeyondThePale - (Complete)

Life Lass - Hera - (Complete)

Slice - scarletsorcerer - (Complete)

Match Mk II - Mischief Warrior - (Complete)

Voltage - Habsfan - (Complete)

Stratos - Edrobot - (Complete)

The Gorgon - Inscribed - (Complete)

Obsidian - Kaitou Kage - (Incomplete: Requested consideration)




Game Description:

A ragtag group of young heroes are brought together when the world needs them most. Against all odds, they are: The Teen Titans!

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Last edited by Rennick; Apr 16 '12 at 11:38pm..

Lian Harper
Arrowette




















UPDATED TO INCLUDE MODIFIED BACKSTORY

Regarding my (lack of) experience with the M&M system: I am brand new, but I have been studying. It is very different from anything I have played before and I like that. I have always been more of a 'solve problems through roleplay' kind of player, which M&M seems well suited for. I may make a few "beginner bumbles", but I learn from my mistakes.

For anyone who cares to see it, I have been working on a post format over here. Because... why not? I don't have anything better to do XD .

I have filled out the proper character skeleton as well. I had to improvise a bit, mind. I hope that that's okay. For example, I had to add an equipment section because that is what her powers are based around, and I added skill and advantage power point totals because I figured you would want them.

Player Level: 10
Starting Point Total: 150
Total Ability Points: 50
Total Defence Points: 27
Total Power Points: 0
Total Skills Points: 27
Total Advantage Points: 46
Total Points: 150

Abilities
Strength: 1
Stamina: 3
Agility: 4
Dexterity: 7
Fighting : 3
Intellect: 1
Awareness: 3
Presence: 3


Offense
Initiative +12

Bow and Arrow (Array)
Ranged +15; Critical 16-20
  • Standard Arrow:
    Damage 5; Multiattack
  • Precision Arrow:
    Damage 4; Precise
  • Cable Arrow:
    Movement 1
  • Flash-Bang Arrow:
    Affliction 5
  • Knockout Gas Arrow:
    Cloud Area Affliction 3; Progressive
  • Snare Arrow:
    Affliction 5; Extra Condition; Limited Degree

Unarmed
Close +5; Damage 1
Defense
Dodge: 12 (+5 vs Area from Evasion 2)
Fortitude: 10
Parry: 8
Toughness: 8 (3 w/out Defensive Roll 5)
Will: 10


Skills
Acrobatics 6 (+10)
Athletics 4 (+5)
Close Combat: Unarmed 2 (+5)
Deception 3 (+6)
Expertise: Hero Lore 4 (+5)
Insight 7 (+10)
Intimidation (+3)
Investigation (+1)
Perception 7 (+10)
Persuasion 2 (+5)
Ranged Combat: Bow 8 (+15)
Slight of Hand 3 (+10)
Stealth 4 (+8)
Technology (+1)
Treatment (+1)
Vehicles 2 (+9)
Advantages
Accurate Attack, Assessment, Benefit (Wealthy - Millionaire) 3, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll 5, Equipment 9, Evasion 2, Hide in Plain Sight, Improved Aim, Improved Critical (Bow) 4, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative 2, Improvised Tools, Instant Up, Jack-of-all-Trades, Languages 2 (Manderin, French), Luck 2, Move-By Action, Precise Attack (Ranged, Cover and Concealment), Quick Draw, Takedown 2, Teamwork, Uncanny Dodge


Complications
Obstacles
Lian became stuck in this universe after falling through from a parallel one during The Crisis. Everything -- and everyone one -- is so familiar, but none of it is right. She is having a bit of a hard time coming to terms with the fact that things are different here, it is hard to keep things straight, and sometimes forgets that she isn't in her own world. Black Canary isn't her Grandmother, Green Arrow had never heard of her, and her own father is hardly any older than she is!
Displaced
Even though Oliver Queen has taken her in as a ward, she is still an outsider in the Arrow Family. She has never had to struggle for acceptance before, particularly not at home! No one seems to really know what to say around her, particularly not her "father", who is having trouble wrapping his head around the fact that an alternate version of himself hooked up with Cheshire.
Outsider
Motivations
Alternate universe or not Lian is still third generation, and where she comes from that means something! Being a hero is the family business; she has never questioned whether it was something she would do or not.
Legacy
Although she gets that they do what they do for the good of the people, there is no denying that being a hero is fun. She loves the feeling of the wind pulling on her hair as she swings through the streets of Star City, and the rush of adrenaline she gets while she stares down her bow at the villain of the week. Slipping into an alternate reality and being completely separated from everything or everyone she has ever loved has taken a bit of the edge off of it though.
Thrills
No one really knew what to do with Lian after she came through. Her family -- or rather the people who would be her family -- was hardly willing to simply accept her into their fold; particularly not beyond a superficial level. After coming to terms with the fact that, at least for the time being, she was stuck here, she knew shew as going to have to make them get over their reservations. She is going to prove that she belongs with them.
Proving Herself


Powers

None

Equipment

Bow & Arrows:
Standard Arrow - Damage 5 Multiattack
. . . Precise Arrow - Damage 4 Precise
. . . Cable Arrow - Movement 1
. . . Flash-Bang Arrow - Affliction 5 Resisted by Fortitude; Dazed, Stunned, Incapacitated
. . . Knockout Gas Arrow - Area (Cloud) Affliction 3 Resisted by Fortitude; Progressive; Fatigued, Exhausted, Asleep
. . . Snare Arrow - Affliction 5 Resisted by Dodge; Extra Condition; Limited Degree; Hindered and Vulnerable, Defenceless and Immobilized
Multitool
Night Vision Goggles
Restraints
Rebreather
Gas Mask
Motorcycle
Size: Medium
Speed: 6
Strength: 1
Toughness: 8
Defence: 10
Add-Ons: Alarm, Remote Control, Cloaking Device, Navigation System, Caltrops
Stats
Jet Ski (Alternate)
Size: Medium
Speed: 5
Strength: 1
Toughness: 7
Defence: 10
Add-Ons: Alarm, Remote Control, Cloaking Device, Navigation System
Stats



Question: Is Barbara Gordan Batgirl in this time line as per the fairly recent DCU reboot, or is she still Oracle? Will make a small bit of difference for my back story so I'm asking.

You building a member of the Batfamily :'D ?
(I would answer your question if I could, but I cant

EDIT: Post space commandeered for post format testing~... I have never formatted on this site before, and there is no test forum on this site, so I figured here was the only place to put it. With that in mind, I didn't want to disturb anyone by making this a new post, so here we are...




ConditionThis is a Test


Words go here. They look something like this, but not always. Its always best if they're something meaningful or witty but sometimes you just have to take what you can get. Like in this post for example where I am just trying to take up space. I'm bored now so time for take two. Words go here. They look something like this, but not always. Its always best if they're something meaningful or witty but sometimes you just have to take what you can get. Like in this post for example where I am just trying to take up space. I'm bored now so time for take three. Words go here. They look something like this, but not always. Its always best if they're something meaningful or witty but sometimes you just have to take what you can get. Like in this post for example where I am just trying to take up space. "I'm bored now so time for take four. But I think I might be done."



Allright, here's a question; I've got a few character ideas I'm juggling around, but the two I most want are:
  • John Eggbert (from Homestuck) as a wind-based superhero with a magic hammer.
  • Dave Strider as a sword-wielding hipster who styles himself as a "
    The idea I had is that he'd be called "Bloodgun", despite not actually using any guns.
    90's anti-hero" for ironic reasons.

My question is whether you'll allow me to actually play as (alternate universe versions of) these characters, or if you'll force me to make an Expy that still looks and acts exactly like the person he was based on. Note that in either case the actual events of Homestuck would be ignored due to being completely incompatable with the DCU, I'm just talking personality-wise.

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Originally Posted by Sephirothsword117 View Post
Question: Is Barbara Gordan Batgirl in this time line as per the fairly recent DCU reboot, or is she still Oracle? Will make a small bit of difference for my back story so I'm asking.
I am not using the new 52 as the basis for this world, though elements may well show up. I'm keeping who's who fairly close to the chest in public. if players ask me over PM I'll answer more specific questions of the world and who's who in it.

That said, I've left things broad so that you can use who and what you want for your backstories. If two accepted heroes are selected with conflicting backstories, then we will work to edit them so that they fit.

So if Barbara Gordon as Batgirl works best for you, use that, if Cassandra Cain or Steph Brown works better, use them instead.

All players should be open to altering their backgrounds for game cohesion if selected.

(On a personal note, if you do use Babs as Batgirl, write it so she was never paralyzed. I haven't caught up on the new arc, but it just seems cheap and insensitive to me. )

Rennick, not to bug ya, but I was hoping you might shoot me a PM or a quick reply, just to see if the background I posted works for ya. It is kind of long, but just wanted to make sure things were kosher before I moved onto the crunch.

Another question right quick. You say you want a character, not character sheets. Given that, is there a deadline for the character sheet? I'm looking at building him, but being new to the system, it's taking me a bit to put him together.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Khakhan View Post
Another question right quick. You say you want a character, not character sheets. Given that, is there a deadline for the character sheet? I'm looking at building him, but being new to the system, it's taking me a bit to put him together.
Sorry, this may have been misread. I meant to specify that I'm more concerned with your characters rather than your stats. However an application won't be considered complete until it has a sheet with it.

I expect to close the applications sometime between Saturday and Monday, but I've yet to pick a hard deadline.

Quote:
Originally Posted by edrobot View Post
Allright, here's a question; I've got a few character ideas I'm juggling around, but the two I most want are:
  • John Eggbert (from Homestuck) as a wind-based superhero with a magic hammer.
  • Dave Strider as a sword-wielding hipster who styles himself as a "
    The idea I had is that he'd be called "Bloodgun", despite not actually using any guns.
    90's anti-hero" for ironic reasons.

My question is whether you'll allow me to actually play as (alternate universe versions of) these characters, or if you'll force me to make an Expy that still looks and acts exactly like the person he was based on. Note that in either case the actual events of Homestuck would be ignored due to being completely incompatable with the DCU, I'm just talking personality-wise.
...I notice you still haven't answered my question...





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