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8 minutes ago, Voidus said:

Yeah I don't worry too much about broken Epics in Salem because Soulcaster is a pretty great deterrent against that. Plus there's Showstopper as well.

 

5 minutes ago, Edgedancer said:

Now curious question, if Parth copies her canelation power, would the canceling negate each other or would her cancelling his copying take precedence?

My concern with the copying limit is if he leaves Salem and goes somewhere else. Granted, it hasn't happened so far, but with Backtrack leaving Portland and then returning, there's precedent. 

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1 minute ago, TwiLyghtSansSparkles said:

My concern with the copying limit is if he leaves Salem and goes somewhere else. Granted, it hasn't happened so far, but with Backtrack leaving Portland and then returning, there's precedent. 

That is a fair point, although we can always just disalow the specific character from doing do.

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23 minutes ago, TwiLyghtSansSparkles said:

Ten is way too many, unless they're all Curveball-level abilities. Not even Steelheart had that many powers of his own. 

What would be interesting would be for him to turn every power he copies into a Curveball-level ability, regardless of its original strength. 

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1 minute ago, Chandrian said:

What would be interesting would be for him to turn every power he copies into a Curveball-level ability, regardless of its original strength. 

That would certainly be interesting, particularly in the Arena. :P

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What is a curveball-level ability? Also, the reason he upgrades people is to give him a disadvantage and the pther person knoews how to use their powers, Parth doesn't. He has to learn how to use the powers, so, he has to big disadvantages.

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Just now, Conquestor said:

What is a curveball-level ability? Also, the reason he upgrades people is to give him a disadvantage and the pther person knoews how to use their powers, Parth doesn't. He has to learn how to use the powers, so, he has to big disadvantages.

Curveball was a minor Epic with the ability to never run out of bullets, so essentially just means really low-level.

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13 minutes ago, Voidus said:

That would certainly be interesting, particularly in the Arena. :P

"Haha, Doctor Funtimes, once I copy your powers, I will be able to...turn stop signs into pictures of Hello Kitty?"

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3 minutes ago, Conquestor said:

What is a curveball-level ability? Also, the reason he upgrades people is to give him a disadvantage and the pther person knoews how to use their powers, Parth doesn't. He has to learn how to use the powers, so, he has to big disadvantages.

It's not an offical term. It just refers to powers around the level of what Curveball had, which is to say borderline useless.
Unless the Epics he is upgrading are working together with him or he has multiple powers and is picking off enemies one by one. Pretty easy disadvantages to work around, honestly.

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38 minutes ago, TwiLyghtSansSparkles said:

"Haha, Doctor Funtimes, once I copy your powers, I will be able to...turn stop signs into pictures of Hello Kitty?"

"And now I have assimilated the power of Steelheart himself! Prepare to be in awe as I make a small breeze and shoot some fireworks at you!"

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4 hours ago, Voidus said:

Anyone up for a new writing prompt? If your character (From the RP or outside of it, though if it's not from the RP some backstory might be necessary) were to spontaneously develop Agoraphobia, how would that go?

Hmm. Not exactly WRITING, but...

Sentry, I imagine, would be paranoid about it. She's built around a smug sense of knowing exactly what is going on, everywhere, with everyone, everytime. So spontaneously becoming afraid of the outdoors? Aside from inconveniancing her "benevolent, social dictator" role, it would probably lead her to assume some epic is plotting against her. Again.

I mean, her power doens't require her being outdoors to begin with... but I figure it would descend into a dangerous minds, newspapers-connected-by-strings style room pretty quickly.

I'm... not exactly sure how Lyla would react.

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What if Parth kills an epic he is copying? I mean, would the power go away or would he have it forever, unless he removed it from his power storage? :o It would be interesting, don't you think?

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So...gonna try begging you guys foe information.

What is the absolute OPPOSITE character type you think of when you think of me?

Realised both my characters in this Rpg seem... similar, in terms of being eccentric, broad characters, and figured I ought to try and at least attempt something different...

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So, when my character is done being created, how do I join the action?:huh:

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3 hours ago, Conquestor said:

So, when my character is done being created, how do I join the action?:huh:

You wait for Voidus to sort through what's going on with Salem as he tries to get the story going again :P
Then I'd suggest you hash out who your first interaction is going to be with, preferably a somewhat frequent poster so you don't get stuck waiting for replies.

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6 hours ago, Quiver said:

So...gonna try begging you guys foe information.

What is the absolute OPPOSITE character type you think of when you think of me?

Realised both my characters in this Rpg seem... similar, in terms of being eccentric, broad characters, and figured I ought to try and at least attempt something different...

 

Sounds like you want a character that is stern, humourless (but not comically so, like Arsenal), perhaps depressed or reserved

 

Or perhaps, someone well-balanced and average, with no outstanding traits. Almost boring in a way.

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7 hours ago, Quiver said:

So...gonna try begging you guys foe information.

What is the absolute OPPOSITE character type you think of when you think of me?

Realised both my characters in this Rpg seem... similar, in terms of being eccentric, broad characters, and figured I ought to try and at least attempt something different...

So a character the opposite you usually write... To throw out some traits: Extrovert, aggresive/direct, very physical in their approache to things, self-confident to the point of arrogance.

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9 hours ago, Blackhoof said:

 

Sounds like you want a character that is stern, humourless (but not comically so, like Arsenal), perhaps depressed or reserved

 

Or perhaps, someone well-balanced and average, with no outstanding traits. Almost boring in a way.

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8 hours ago, Edgedancer said:

So a character the opposite you usually write... To throw out some traits: Extrovert, aggresive/direct, very physical in their approache to things, self-confident to the point of arrogance.

Thanks, both of you! I'm... probably gonna try and do something, with some of those, as soon as possible. 

(Probably a vanilla, since... I like vanilla's. They don't shift the balance of power as much an an epic does, which is good for when I -inevitably- fall behind; there isn't  anew player that needs to be accounted for in terms of epics :ph34r:)

...Saying that, though, I did have what I thought would be a neat starting point for an epic character?

So, from what I can tell, most epics -in the books, as well as the RP- seem to have been middle class before they got their powers.

Which, makes sense. There's a reason it's the middle, after all; extremes on either end are... well, extreme.

...So, saying that...

I'm kind of wondering if it would be interesting or fun to show epics from either of those social extremes, and how becoming epics affects them. Let's say you have a homeless guy, who suddenly develops epic powers; what does he do with that? Or, a member of the ultra-rich suddenly discovers that, in addition to her social and monetary advantages, she now has superpowers. 

I dunno. Spitballing ideas which, I think would be fun for epic character concepts...

For vanilla's, I'm a little more interested in characters who... whatever skills or carear they had before Calamity, they suddenly find themselves, basically, useless. After all, there aren't enough computers for an IT Tecnician to get steady work, no one is looking for financial advice, the only fashion in Newcago seemed to be neo-noir, so that industry probably shifted a lot. 

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yeah it'd be an interesting topic. A whole tonne of careers and skills are now entirely useless. Some professionals can certainly get jobs though, working for governmemt Epics (like Steelheart's upper class).

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@Quiver Well, for the upper class Epics we do have Rainmaker.

As for vanillas, yup a good partion of them would likely be forced to work in factories or fields.

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Doctors, mechanics, engineers and other tradespeople would be pretty useful.

Accountants, managers, bureaucrats, those sorts would be needed in government.

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/non-canon: Iconoclast secretely gifts his healing powers to the sick, terminally ill or disabled, restoring them to full health.

 

....and no, its not just because the handicapped make bad ghouls :P

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Sam Trattner doesn't really hate Altermind. She's just an extreme tsundere. She actually has a secret shrine to him in her closet.

Lightwards likes to tie on a cape and run around a room with his arms spread out, pretending to be Steelheart/an airplane.

Backtrack's cowardly persona is an act. By night he clears the streets as a costumed vigilante.

Arsenal was a hippie in his youth.

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Inspired by this video. NSFW. 

 

In an alternate universe not far from our own, there exists a young man named Nathan Sperry. But it is not the same Nathan Sperry Funtimes rescued. This Nathan roams the streets of Newcago, a puppet at his side, seeking the man who ruined his life. 

One day, he finds him. Fortuity. He's in a casino, surrounded by a crowd of well-dressed sycophants. Nathan pushes past them, takes a seat at the bar, and orders a pretzel. 

"Hello," Nathan says calmly, almost pleasantly. "I don't think you remember me." 

"You're right," Fortuity says. 

"You're not going to forget me anytime soon." 

Fortuity laughs. "Already have, slontze." 

Nathan takes a bite of his pretzel. He does not break eye contact. As he chews, the puppet opens its mouth. It's voice is harsh, a sinister scratching hiss. 

"Whazzup?" 

The sycophants laugh. 

Fortuity does not. He shies away. 

He has seen what happens next. 

 

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1 minute ago, Cognizantastic said:

This is the icon I chose for Florist:

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Well, it's inaccurate. Florist's actual icon should be this:

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You see, Florist doesn't actually enjoy gardening. The redwoods, the artfully crafted topiaries, the verdant grapevines… they're all a cover. The gardens are just there so that Florist can grow dank weed right under Arsenal's nose. 

The only reason why Florist is so laid-back is because he's stoned every moment of the day.

I refuse to believe this is not canon. :ph34r: 

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