So, my f2f group is going have a gap between long-term games due to out-of-country travel on the part of the next GM. And I've offered to run a little something for those two weeks to introduce a couple of the players to the HERO system (the rest of us are familiar, if rusty). Which leaves me needing to do a bit of brainstorming on something to throw at them.
Well, I already have an idea, but I need a bit of help on crafting the opposition. The PC will be pregens based on this cheesy old post from the boards (and yes, they are largely on board with the utter ridiculousness involved )
December 13, 1987; for upwards of a decade, five heroes
have dominated as the greatest force against evil in the galaxy.
These five heroes work together for the purposes kicking ass,
showing off the power of big hair, and protect the sanctity of rock.
These heroes are...
Delicious Rick: pretty boy front man, blessed with a voice that
literally can bring mountains to their knees, he sends villains flying with
his powerful wails...
Spandex: the elastic woman. She can stretch her body to magnificent lengths, but few things are bigger than her hair...
bondage: leather clad technological mastermind, armed with nothing
more than a whip, a brilliant mind, and extreme brute strength;
this big fella is a force to be reckoned with...
Aqua-net: under water hero, big haired ruler of the deep,
his hair stays thick, even when trapped many leagues
beneath the sea...
chronic: high speedy heroine, moving at blinding speeds, this crazy
young lady fights crime with the power of angst and teen rebellion...
together these are the mighty hair metal crime fighting team,
FeedbacK! But one faithful day in their quiet era known as the 80's,
the space time continuum is greatly disturbed. While somewhere in Seattle,
the first practice session of one very influence band, are heroes are sucked into a worm hole and disappear, lost in time and exposed to great amounts of gamma radiation. Their heroes presumed lost forever,
the world changes in unimaginable ways; it is now 2006, when our heroes are suddenly returned to existence. The world they knew is gone, and must now fight new villains, new trends, and return the dignity and power of REALY big hair!
This is there story:
(sorry, probably my worst idea ever, and filled with spelling mistakes at that, this might continue, but i'm just giving it a test run...)
I can't seem to find the originial post on the forums; does anyone recognizes this insanity to give me a proper name to credit?
But anyway, So our 5 heroes of rock find themselves thrust forward in time from the era of Reagan to today, where they must navigate a world that no longer as a place for big hair. Does the power of rock have a place in our modern, hip-hop world?
My big issue is that I'm not that into new music, so I'm not entirely sure what to do for the villains of this piece. I'm not going to bother picking on rap for this, so don't go there. It's maligned for many wrong reasons, and there are likely better targets out there.
I am somewhat tempted to make at least part of the plot that the villains kidnap Simon Cowell. How can you talk about modern music without at least acknowledging the influence of the various Idol and Talent shows?
Any thoughts on villains based on post-80s music? And preferably a little newer than the Bad Spice girls or the Back-Alley Boys?
Also, I'm not 100% on board with Bondage. Any suggestions for a better 5th member? I'm partial to keeping a tech-bent to the character though.
Any help is appreciated.