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Oct 8th, 2009 at 8:52pm
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Feel free to post any questions or comments about the game, or Empire city here.
  

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Reply #1 - Oct 9th, 2009 at 2:31pm
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So I guess I'll have to be the brick, uh?
  
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Skydiver wrote on Oct 9th, 2009 at 2:31pm:
So I guess I'll have to be the brick, uh?


Shoot me a PM.
  

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Reply #3 - Oct 9th, 2009 at 5:08pm
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Guys, I've started to move all of the Empire city stuff here. Also, if you look under the character creation guidelines, you notice I've added some additional powers. Some of them have never been playtested, so the way they work in the game may change. Let me know if you've got any questions.
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 9th, 2009 at 6:22pm
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Quick Note - I've been adding tidbits of info to the Empire City Source Book, that the PCs would either know through common knowledge, or could easily find on the internet. So, it might be worth you wild to skim through the entries.
  

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Reply #5 - Oct 9th, 2009 at 7:02pm
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I haven't had a chance to read most of it, but what I read is very nice!
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 8:32am
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I really love Empire City.  It is such a great writeup.
  

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Reply #7 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 10:23am
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The Cougar wrote on Oct 11th, 2009 at 8:32am:
I really love Empire City.  It is such a great writeup.


Thanks, I really hope you guys enjoy what I come up with.
  

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Reply #8 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 3:35pm
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I added a few more details to the Source Book, with more to come. The plan is add details places and people you guys are likely to come into contact with (police, fire department, lawyers, TV personalities, etc). But, if there's something, or someone you want know about, let me know, and I see what I can work up. Also, if you got an idea for an NPC you want included, feel free to let me know about them, and I'll eventually work them into the game.
  

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Reply #9 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 3:45pm
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I have no doubt we'll enjoy what you're putting together.  All of your stuff is so good!  I honestly don't see how you guys can do so much... it's all very impressive.
  
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Reply #10 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 3:50pm
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Actually A lot of this stuff's been floating around in my head for years, and I just never got a chance to use it. In addition to the City Source Book, I'm working up material for a couple of NPCs I'll be introducing to you guys, as well as info on OPI, and the Guardians. And thanks to some stuff Dr. Foom sent me today, I've gotten a few ideas for a subplot (more on that later.)
  

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Reply #11 - Oct 11th, 2009 at 9:37pm
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dsumner wrote on Oct 11th, 2009 at 3:50pm:
And thanks to some stuff Dr. Foom sent me today, I've gotten a few ideas for a subplot (more on that later.) 


Uh oh.
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Reply #12 - Oct 13th, 2009 at 11:10pm
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Hey gents, just a friendly reminder, I'm still waiting on a couple of character submissions.
  

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Reply #13 - Oct 14th, 2009 at 11:25am
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Just sent them.
Sorry for the delay!
  
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Reply #14 - Oct 14th, 2009 at 11:28am
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Doctor Foom wrote on Oct 14th, 2009 at 11:25am:
Just sent them.
Sorry for the delay!


No worries, I've been a little busy myself.
  

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Reply #15 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 8:40am
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WOW!  I just read Doctor Foom's Character sheet: Jack Frost

Wonderful character.  Cool

I can't wait to see how we become a team.

This will be very interesting  Wink
  

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Reply #16 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 10:09am
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Thanks.

Looking forward to this.
  
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Reply #17 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 10:14am
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fyi, Here's the background for the character I didn't go with. V&V character creation IS too much fun!

Agent America!
It is classified Top Secret that the star-spangled super spy, escape artist and master of disguise, Agent America, is really the most dangerous anti-American secret agent ever captured alive. If the American public ever found out, there’d be hell to pay. The only thing that would be worse is if Agent America found out.

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OPI Dossier: Top Secret! Eyes Only!

The enemy spy known only as Silver was apprehended years ago as you know, Director. You also know we could never discern his true identity. Our admittedly limited background on him indicated expertise in the martial arts, eastern mysticism and escape artistry not seen since Houdini.
You also know last year we uncovered a rogue group under Professor Patriot that had been operating inside the OPI, within our Psych Division. What you don't know, that I must now report, is that before they were brought to justice, they had experimented for years on Silver’s mind. Through experimental mind control techniques, they forged a new identity, memory and personality for Silver, one that Professor Patriot believed could be used for good. He remade him into a super hero, code named Agent America. He said they didn't want Silver's skills and abilities to go to waste.

After arresting Patriot and his rogue group, Agent America came under our jurisdiction. Extensive observation indicates his goal was met. The subject believes completely that he is an American 'super spy.' He is judged to be of sound mind and body. His patriotism is, frankly, admirable. We were at a loss with how to proceed.

But now that the Guardians have gone missing and the being situation dire, we believe it might be worth the risk. I'm recommending we activate Agent America, on an extremely short leash. Placement within a team of superheroes will result in him being monitored by them even if they don't know his true background.
And we recommend that they don't. Agent America will know they are keeping something from him. This operation hinges on him never discovering his true identity.
Furthermore, the public can never find out. If they learned that an anti-American terrorist was secretly the symbol of America, the OPI would be finished.
After your decision, we'll expunge all records of these discussions and of the rogue Psych division’s mind control project.

Regards,
Jack Harrington
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Washington, DC

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Name: Agent America
Secret Identity: John Doe aka Silver
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200 lbs.
6’2”
Motivation: patriotism, altruism, thrill seeking daredevil

Powers:

1) Willpower B
2) Special Weapon: Super Spy Gimmicks
3) Luck!
4) Heightened Agility A
5) Heightened Intelligence A
6) Heightened Endurance A
7) Martial Arts
Weakness: Psychosis: The man known as Agent America has been brainwashed into believing he is really Agent America!
He believes he was a runaway who learned escape artistry and acrobatics from a circus he joined at twelve years of age. At eighteen and looking to master an impossible escape, he tracked down a famous, elderly escape artist in Tibet. There he learned the escape and more from this ancient master of martial arts. When the master passed, he returned home looking to use his abilities for good and was trained by OPI. As a cover for inconsistencies, he believes he’s suffered a minor concussion in an accident during OPI training.

Agent America skill list: (24 Intelligence = 24 skills)
Climbing (AGL)
Computers (INT)
Disguise (CHR)
Driving (AGL)
Escape Artist (AGL)
Espionage (INT+CHR/2)
Explosives (INT)
Fast Talk (CHR)
Gambling (INT)
Lockpicking/Security Penetration (INT+AG/2)
Interrogation (INT +CHR/2)
Investigation (INT)
Language (INT)  (Islamic, Mandarin, Russian, French)
Parachuting (AGL)
Pilot (AGL)
SCUBA Diving
Stealth (AGL)
Street Wise (INT)
Survival (INT)
Swimming (END)
Tactics (INT)

Notes: Silver reverted to Level 1 through the introduction of a new personality.

Source material: Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD, Captain America, The Prisoner, The Bourne Identity, The Manchurian Candidate, James Bond, Union Jack

Unsolved mystery: Did Professor Patriot's program plant other suggestions into Agent America’s mind?
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Reply #18 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 10:36am
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I hope you guys enjoy what I'm planning. I also hope you enjoy some of the rules I've been tinkering with, as I figure this is the perfect chance to playtest them.
  

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Reply #19 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 11:30pm
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The Cougar wrote on Oct 15th, 2009 at 8:40am:
WOW!  I just read Doctor Foom's Character sheet: Jack Frost

Wonderful character.  Cool

I can't wait to see how we become a team.

This will be very interesting  Wink


Where is it posted?  I couldn't find it.

Sorry for the delay, I tried to send my char and it didn't go through, I'll go ahead and send it, but it's on the wrong format, and I don't have it fully fleshed out...

  
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Reply #20 - Oct 15th, 2009 at 11:42pm
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Hammer wrote on Oct 15th, 2009 at 11:30pm:
Where is it posted?  I couldn't find it.


I just reposted him in the Character Sheet section.

Hammer wrote on Oct 15th, 2009 at 11:30pm:
Where is it posted?  I couldn't find it.
Sorry for the delay, I tried to send my char and it didn't go through, I'll go ahead and send it, but it's on the wrong format, and I don't have it fully fleshed out... [/quote]

No worries, just shoot me your initial draft, and I'm still waiting on Dr. Weird's initial draft.
  

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Reply #21 - Oct 16th, 2009 at 1:40am
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Just to let you guys know, I added a little additional info to the "Source Book", and I pan on posting info on the Guardians tomorrow, so stay tuned. While I'm thinking about it, is there any particular place in EC you'd like additional info on?
  

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Reply #22 - Oct 19th, 2009 at 12:56pm
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Skydiver, I should have your sheet up this evening. Hammer, I'll be shooting your draft back to you to read over this afternoon, I just have few errands to knockout, and I have to get ready for a class I'm taking, and need to get my gear ready.
  

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Reply #24 - Oct 20th, 2009 at 2:57pm
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dsumner wrote on Oct 19th, 2009 at 12:56pm:
Skydiver, I should have your sheet up this evening.


Suspense... killing me....
  
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Doctor Foom wrote on Oct 20th, 2009 at 2:57pm:
Suspense... killing me....

I'm glad that I'm keeping you on the edge of your seat. Wink

I think I'll wait another day or so to send my updated info.

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Hey guys, I know I said I've have everyone's sheet up by Wed, but I'm still working out some kinks with players, and I've got to get ready for a training class in the AM. I'll try to get them cranked out when I get home.
  

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Cry Cry Cry
  
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Doctor Foom wrote on Oct 20th, 2009 at 10:08pm:
Cry Cry Cry


I've finally gotten Skydiver's character straight, so he'll be up tomorrow night, and Hammer's character right after that (just need a couple of tweaks to round him out).
  

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dsumner wrote on Oct 20th, 2009 at 10:10pm:
I've finally gotten Skydiver's character straight, so he'll be up tomorrow night, and Hammer's character right after that (just need a couple of tweaks to round him out). 


Smiley Smiley Smiley
  
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Reply #30 - Oct 20th, 2009 at 11:19pm
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Mine wasn't that difficult. I swear!

I came up with my Sup, I mean, Stupendousman, that got shot down.. then there was my unique take on Wolv.. I mean.. Well We've had to go back and forth a few times..

Actually, it's mostly my fault where I was always a bit tardy with my updates. Not that Dr Foom ever figured that one out.
  
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Reply #31 - Oct 22nd, 2009 at 7:58pm
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Unfortunately I'm going to be out of the loop for the next three or four days (I''ll be at a National Guard drill), and they don't have a Wi-Fi connection, so I won't be posting while I'm gone. Once I get Skydiver's sheet up, that'll be a wrap until next week. Hopefully I'll have Hammer's character worked out by then. If he's up by Wednesday, and that's the goal, I'll kick of the first turn next Friday evening. Everyone cool with that?

Also, I've been thinking about a couple of minor story changes I'd like to make. I'd listed OPI as the government agency you guys would be dealing with, and decided better. I'd already worked out an EXTENSIVE history and back story for use with the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI), for my last M&M campaign. SO to cut down on my workload, I'll be substituting them for OPI next week, but with specific modifications to make them fit into this campaign. I'll even be posting a BSI sourcebook that I worked up.

Either way, if any of you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them, and I'll answer them early next week.
  

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Reply #32 - Oct 22nd, 2009 at 9:30pm
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Reply #33 - Oct 22nd, 2009 at 10:20pm
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Everything is cool.  Get back soon  Grin
  

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Reply #34 - Oct 22nd, 2009 at 11:56pm
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