Spideyguy Posted March 5, 2005 Report Share Posted March 5, 2005 Herodom Assembled, My strong suite as a GM is being able to write well, but one my areas of improvement is my creativity. Hence, I'm enlisting your help. I'm doing a one-shot game (that could actually run a few evenings if necessary) at GenCon this year for two of my best friends. I'd really like it to turn out well, so that it's memorable for all. I have some background ideas for what I'd like to do, but am hoping that you all can give me some ideas on how to make the story and background better. So here goes: PCs: Probably 125-150 + 50-100 pts in disadvanges (these will be beginning Daredevil and Spidey-like characters, but no EBs, teleporting, etc.) Tone: Will probably be fairly gritty and dark, set in Hudson City or a similar concrete jungle. Players will probably have Code v. Killing, but it will be fairly "bendable". Opposition: Mostly "normal" goons and mooks, mixed in with the occasional highly skilled lieutenant or boss. On very rare occasions, they might meet up with someone like themselves. Background: I'm picturing the world as kind of a post Kingdom Come or Dark Knight Returns. Blatant super heroes have been gone for about 75 years. When the supers first appeared in the world, they were a novelty, and they served humanity for about 15 years. However, the humans eventually became concerned about the supers' powers, and started to knowingly try and decrease their numbers. Some were arrested and "vanished", others died fighting each other, and yet some were out and out elminated by the less scrupulous agencies of the world governments. Eventually, the superhumans were outlawed altogether, and the few that actually remained at large disappeared among humanity's ranks, never to don their colorful tights again. As time progressed, monuments and tributes to the heroes were removed, and discussion or conversation about the past heroes became almost illegal, with normal citizens reluctant to even discuss them, at best. However, now an underground movement wants to revive the superheroic movement, at least to a small degree. This group (uknown in my mind at this point) has access to the DNA of two of the former superheroes, who were actually a married couple. The hope is to infuse two individuals with this DNA, and along with a complicated scientific process, create two (lesser powered) superheroes for their cause. This is where the PCs come in. I've decided that they're going to be brothers (Jack and Martin Locke), who have been very close all of their lives. However, there parents (died? disappeared?) at a very young age, and the only memories they have of their parents are vague at best, and almost non-existant at worst. I'm thinking of having the superheroes whose DNA if fueling the experiments being the brothers' parents. As a twist, I'm not sure if the group that's creating the heroes is going to be an altruistic group bucking against the establishment, or a gray (or worse) group that is having the heroes serve their own ends. This could also be a great plot twist later on in the story. This story won't be spandex and capes, but more of a dark champions mixed in with a little superhuman ability. Most of the PCs powers will be very subtle and mostly invisible to normal humans. Hence, there won't be any flying, teleporting, shape shifting, or the like. I'd be very grateful for any help you can give me on building this up, or fleshing it out, even if it means manipulating the back story a little. What do you all think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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