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Mark Rand

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  • Birthday 05/25/1950

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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  1. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    I made a few changes to a previous post. Since there are no cram schools in River City, Amy, who is Jewish. attends Hebrew School twice a week and likes to use the computer lab. As far as the Court goes, since there is no Sailor Sun, I might make Tim Sunspell with his girlfriend, Judy, as Solastar. They work well together.
  2. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    never read them.
  3. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    The Sailor Senshis are based in River City, Pennsylvania, which is based on Pittsburgh. Lucy (Animalia) has relatives there. They're basically like those from the books, only Akiko (Sailor Mars) attends Ellis School, a secular private school, and the shrine she's a miko at was once a church. She and her grandfather, the high priest, live in the church rectory. Her two crow friends live in a tree on the grounds of the shrine. The Sailor Senshi all have female civilian identities.
  4. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    I just joined it.
  5. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    I've decided that Akiko, having been raised Shinto, would not fit in at a Catholic school because she would be required to attend mass and participate in it as well as learning about the Catholic religion. A better fit would be a private, non-religious school. If we go back to River City, the shrine would be northwest of Bell Acres, near the Pittsburgh Zen Center and get its mail from the Sewickley post office.
  6. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    Looking various sources over, I think we can do away with Sailors Sun and Earth with Tuxedo Mask occasionally coming in. Sailor Mercury's biography mentions a cram school. We don't have them in the United States, but there are various after-school programs, including those at synagogues. Since I want Sailor Mercury to have a male identity, he's Alan Anderson. His only real friends are in the group, however, he does have a number of acquaintances, usually friends of his mother's, at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Alan also likes to visit the Wells Planetarium, which is on the campus of San Angelo City College and hopes to attend Space Camp with his mother, Rachel, a medevac flight surgeon
  7. Teen Champions

    I've moved the Sailor Senshi from River City, Pennsylvania (my hometown of Pittsburgh) to San Angelo, California. Being minors, they have a very unofficial understanding with the local police. It began after they saved the head of the local paranormal squad from a minion of the Dark Queen.
  8. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    Sailor Sun is Donald Taylor. Don, whose parents teach at San Angelo City College, which is a community college, plays trumpet and is a Conservative Jew. His girlfriend, Cheryl Hailperin, is a Mouseketeer and his rabbi's daughter. Knowledge of his secret doesn't bother her.
  9. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    Since I'd probably be starting the campaign with the team forming, It'll be a while when the incidents in those stories occurr. Sailor Sun, if she shows up, and Sailor Earth will join up around the time Sailor Mars does.
  10. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    Never read them. For a while, I considered having Andrew Anderson instead of Amy Anderson as Sailor Mercury. Andy would've been, like me, a Conservative Jew and had one close friend, his rabbi's daughter. Otherwise, he would've been like Amy. Also, his girlfriend would've know, and accepted, his secret.
  11. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    I've given more thought to Sunspell's secret ID and decided that Judy's going to be Her Sunnyness. Tim will be her knight. This is because Sailor Sun is going to have a male secret ID and I didn't want both solar-powered heroines to have male alter egos. Here is what I have on the Sailor Senshi. Some of it was originally written by Steriaca. The Inner Senshi are Sailor Mercury (Amy Anderson), Sailor Venus (Marcia Abrams), Sailor Earth (Diana Stewart), Sailor Moon (Serena Thomas), Sailor Mars (Akiko Tanaka), and Sailor Jupiter (Leta Klein). Amy’s mother, Rachel, is a flight surgeon with the University Medical Center’s Life Flight unit. Sailor Venus was operating in Europe for a while. Diana and Mouseketeer Sharon Wilson are on the same gymnastics team. Serena’s friend, Molly, knows her secret and it doesn’t bother her. Akiko’s grandfather is a priest at the Akagi Shrine. She’s a miko there and a student at Holy Trinity School. Annette, the only Japanese-American Mouseketeer, worships there. The Outer Senshi, who arrive much later, are Sailor Saturn (Hotaru Tomo), Sailor Uranus (Alexandra “Alex” Speed), Sailor Neptune (Michelle Aquess), and Sailor Pluto (Susan Justina Timely). Hotaru is the brilliant preteen daughter of an equally brilliant Professor Tomo. She has some health issues and is often at the Children’s Hospital of San Angelo where she occasionally sees Mouseketeer Karen Parker either in physical therapy or medical diagnostic imaging. She is also the last Senshi found. “Alex” is a young NASCAR driver who recently moved up from driving karts. Michelle is a brilliant teenage classical music violinist from a family of violinists. She plays a $5,000,000 Stradivarius named the Marine Cathédrale (Temple of the Sea) that her grandmother gave her and is the David E. Williams Middle School orchestra’s concertmaster. Sailor Pluto is stationed at the Door of Space-Time, with the specific duty of forbidding anyone to pass through it without permission. She is the first of the Outer Senshi found. Sailor Sun isn't mentioned because I haven't created her, yet.
  12. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    It just occurred to me that there's no Shinto shrine in the Pittsburgh area and no place for one. Therefore, Sailor Mars can't be Shinto and other elements of the series related to that must be removed. Update: The Sailor Senshi will be moved to San Angelo, California, which is near Suisun Bay (in the San Francisco Bay area).
  13. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    What about a magical girl cat burglar who can generate darkness and see in the dark?
  14. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    She attends, but silently stays, standing, at the rear with the other girls of non-Christian faiths. Three are Jewish, another is Muslim, and one is of the Bahá'í Faith. Additionally, Akiko's grandfather and other religious leaders give talks to classes about their religions. Akiko does, too, after becoming a miko in fifth grade. True story. One of my classmates at the College of Jewish Studies, now the School of Advanced Jewish Studies, attended a Catholic school in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. One of our teachers went there to give a one-hour talk. With questions, it lasted one and one half hours.
  15. Teen Mystics or Magical Girls For CHAMPIONS campaigns

    They are now based in Robinson Township, which is closer to River City than Murrysville. Much of what follows is adapted from the Wikipedia. Robinson Township is known in the area as a retail hub. The Mall at Robinson is located in the township, as well as the open-air Settlers Ridge and several smaller plazas. Bayer USA is based in Robinson Township as well. The Montour School District is a mid-sized, suburban public school district. The district serves Kennedy Township, Robinson Township, Ingram, Thornburg and Pennsbury Village, which are western suburbs of River City, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Montour School District buildings are: Montour High School (Grades 9-12), David E. Williams Middle Schools Upper (Grades 7 & 8) and Lower (Grades 5 & 6), Burkett Elementary School (Grades 3-4), Forest Grove Elementary School (Grades K-2), Ingram Resource Center (which was designated a historic landmark in 1988 by the River City History and Landmarks Foundation). Akiko attends Holy Trinity School (Pre-K-8). The shrine she serves at is on McMichael Road surrounded by trees. Question, as she is Shinto, would she have to attend mass?