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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyMan View Post
    Just a note - I am finding it difficult to write a modern day background I like.

    Seems so much easier when they are kings and castles, dragons and goblins, etc. Just not so easy when it is the routine humdrum of everyday life.

    I am working on it and should have something in a couple days.

    Oh anything you can tell me about the city? Is it New York like? Does it have a slums? Shipyards? What state is it in? etc.

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    It's basically Seattle. In fact, in the background materials, it is set near Seattle. Anything "Seattle"-y would work just fine.

    When you think about it, though, almost any sort of "medieval" background has some sort of corollary to modern times. Change a king to a politician, a thieves' guild to the mob, a merchants' guild to a corporation, it's not all that different. I guess the main difference between a fantasy and modern story is the lack of other races. No elves, dwarves, dragons, etc. Though, with supers, I guess anything is possible.
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    Green Arrow: Elf.

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    My goal is to go over the characters tomorrow (Saturday) while bored at work. I'd like to have the IC started maybe tomorrow or soon thereafter.
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    All best laid plans, as they say...

    Unfortunately, I cannot locate my M&M book. I'm going to have to put the game on hold temporarily until I locate said book or acquire a new one.

    Stand by for update.
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    Well seems I made it back in time, sry to hear about the book. Could you run off a pdf till then?
    I'm one of those guys who vastly prefers the real thing, but when in a pinch..

    Also, I've now got two 'power set' concepts for Jacie, having swapped out the teleporter idea:
    The telekinetic superwoman, or
    The Video-game character come to life (imagine if Samus and Megaman had a kid!)

    Even though I've long wanted to play the TK Superman, the other option was much simpler to stat out, and is both effective and getting more fun the longer I think about it. Good thing I have a while to decide.
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    Actually, I just found my book. It was hiding inside a backpack I haven't used for six months.

    Now that the "lost book" ordeal has been resolved, I will be reviewing the characters today and start the IC thread in short order.
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    I have reviewed all of the characters and they are all approved, games mechanics wise.

    Please see below for any notes related to your character submission.

    James Marks - Walking Dad
    Concept: Martial Arts Instructor
    Point Total: 67pp
    Ability Scores: 18 = 36pp
    Defenses: 6 = 6pp
    Skills: 36 ranks = 18pp
    Advantages: 7 = 7pp
    Notes: Explain the "Justice" complication.

    Michelle Lindberg - Shayuri
    Concept: Corporate Climber
    Point Total: 50pp
    Ability Scores: 13 = 26pp
    Defenses: 5 = 5pp
    Skills: 30 ranks = 15pp
    Advantages: 4 = 4pp
    Notes: None, looks good.


    Jacie (no last name) - Jemal
    Concept: Pro Gamer
    Point Total: 69pp
    Ability Scores: 12 = 24pp
    Defenses: 8 = 8pp
    Skills: 56 ranks = 28pp
    Advantages: 8 = 8pp
    Powers: 1 = 1pp
    Notes: Needs last name. What are some of the video games in which she competes? They can be real-world games or one you've made up.

    Marcus Holmes - HolyMan
    Concept: Anchorman
    Point Total: 60pp
    Ability Scores: 14 = 28pp
    Defenses: 6 = 6pp
    Skills: 24 ranks = 12pp
    Advantages: 14 = 14pp
    Notes: I would expect a TV Anchorman to have more Persuasion and possibly some more Expertises relating to History, Politics, Current Events, Pop Culture, or whatever. I would expect these to be near the PL cap. A few more skill points towards that end would probably be fine. Also, he needs some kind of basic backstory. I'd also like you to state which TV station he works for. You can make up something if you want.

    John Sears - BBs
    Concept: Actor
    Point Total: 44pp
    Ability Scores: 5 = 10pp
    Defenses: 3 = 3pp
    Skills: 46 ranks = 23pp
    Advantages: 8 = 8pp
    Notes: I can understand some of his high skills, but I'd like to see an explanation as to why his Perception and Stealth are so high. Also, his Hide in Plain Sight advantage. It makes me think that he was a burglar or jewel thief or something in his spare time. Maybe some expansion of his background is in order.

    Kyle Ellinger - Graybeard
    Concept: College Student and Baseball Player
    Point Total: 68pp
    Ability Scores: 13 = 26pp
    Defenses: 9 = 9pp
    Skills: 50 ranks = 25pp
    Advantages: 8 = 8pp
    Notes: None, looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insight View Post
    I have reviewed all of the characters and they are all approved, games mechanics wise.

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    James Marks - Walking Dad
    Concept: Martial Arts Instructor
    Point Total: 67pp
    Ability Scores: 18 = 36pp
    Defenses: 6 = 6pp
    Skills: 36 ranks = 18pp
    Advantages: 7 = 7pp
    Notes: Explain the "Justice" complication.
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    Justice is just that. He is no glory-hound or doing things because it gives him a kick or anything, but because he things the had to be done and who is able to do it has a responsibility. To be honest, most/all of the complications are for his later "Hero" incarnation.
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    Jacie

    Actually, I was thinking she'd legally changed her name to just "Jacie" upon becoming a pro gamer, going by just a Mononym like Sting, Madonna, Cher, Teller, etc.
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    Also, just noticed three of the characters are originally from Canada - Shayuri, BBs, and myself... Though I didn't actually put that in there, I had meant to..
    Eh, interesting little Canadian sub plot?

    Lol, side note - We're also the three Attractive people (All having Attractive Advantage)
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