View Full Version : a WORLD OF POWER 1936: basic rpg system setting

Chris House
03-05-2008, 02:38 AM
Hello Gamers
Well I have decided to go ahead and useMutants and Masterminds. For one reason mostly its versatility itís a simpler d20 but with no classes or Levels
Power level will be initially set at PP 5
I have a few questions though for you AS THE Player and what you want for your character

would you like to play a Native Earthling era 1936, or an Alien
types of Aliens
Lyonne: line men and women from old flesh Gordon cartoons
Humini : similar to humans but more like Fantasy Dwarfs
Faea : imagine humanoids that evolved from Wingless bird with higher cognitive ability , kind of like Dinosaur people but they have Elf or Vulcan like features.

next if human Aka Earthlings
you well need to have a reason to be in a region of the black forest.
What is the Humans Occupation?
Here is some ideal Ė lost German soldier, Poor forester, Runaway Orphan, hermit.
An Adventurer, a Archeologist in search of the lost legion of Rome.

if Alien all are primary Military secondary one of the four

Medical/life sciences Decide your Abilities scores
the primary characteristics are called abilities
Strength <10-18
Constitution <10-18
Dexterity <10-18
Intelligence <10-18
Wisdom <10-18
Charisma <10-18
You can have some or a few Abilities below 10 but I figured most would not chose this but I am letting you know. Each point above ten cost 1 , total points on abilities 20
all Aliens have some psionics talent
( choose one category and three selections from each catagory)
- Mind control
- mind shield
- mind blast
- left objects
- blast
-element control {earth-water-fire-wind-ice-heat}
- electrical control
- force field
` kenetic control

- confuse
-emotion control
- nauseate
-mind shield
Extra sensory perception
- clairvoyance
- clairaudio
- clair olfactory
- clair tactile
- astral form

- jump < traditional teleport
- time control
- spatial control
-space Travel
-demensional pocket

think about flaws or background as far as personal quirks and drawbacks.
Dependents like family or closed love one for those who Earthlings.
Emotional issue such as depression or Post Traumatic stress disorder
Religious convictions
Loyalty issues
And so many more.

Game date
May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_year)) in the Gregorian calendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar). There are 233 days remaining until the end of the year.

News worthy events

January 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_4) - England's first ever win over the All Blacks in Rugby Union, in particular the 2 famous tries by "The Prince" HH Alexander Obolensky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Obolensky).
January 15 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_15) - The first building to be completely covered in glass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass) is completed in Toledo, Ohio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo%2C_Ohio), for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owens-Illinois_Glass_Company).
January 16 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_16) - Serial killer Albert Fish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish) executed in Sing Sing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sing_Sing)
January 20 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_20) - King George V of the United Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_V_of_the_United_Kingdom) dies. His eldest son succeeds the throne becoming Edward VIII (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VIII).
January 31 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_31) Friday- The Green Hornet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Hornet) radio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio) show debuts.

February 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_4) - Radium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium) E. becomes the first radioactive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive) element to be made synthetically.
February 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_6) - The IV Olympic Winter Games (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936_Winter_Olympics) opens in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany).
February 17 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_17) The first superhero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero) to wear a skin-tight costume and mask, The Phantom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom), makes his first appearance in US newspapers
February 26 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26) - The Imperial Way Faction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Way_Faction) engineered a failed coup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26_Incident) against the Japanese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan) government. Some politicians were killed.
February 29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29) - Emperor Hirohito (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirohito) orders the Japanese army to arrest 123 conspirators in Tokyo government offices - 19 of them are executed in July.

[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1936&action=edit&section=3)] March-April

March 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_1): Hoover Dam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam) is completed.

March 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_1) - Construction of Hoover Dam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam) is completed.
March 7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_7) - In violation of the Treaty of Versailles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Versailles), Nazi Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Germany)reoccupies the Rhineland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remilitarization_of_the_Rhineland).
March 9 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_9) - Pro-democratic militarist Keisuke Okada (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keisuke_Okada) stepped down as Prime Minister (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Japan) of Japan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan) and was replaced by radical militarist Koki Hirota (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koki_Hirota).
March 17 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_17)-18 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_18), "St. Patrick's Day Flood" - Pittsburgh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania), suffered the worst flooding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_Flood_1936) in its history.
April 3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_3) - Bruno Richard Hauptmann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Richard_Hauptmann), convicted of kidnapping and killing Charles Lindbergh III (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh_III), is executed in New Jersey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey).
April 5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_5) - A tornado hits Tupelo, Mississippi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupelo%2C_Mississippi) killing 216 and injuring over 700. It is the 4th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
April 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_6) - Two tornadoes strike Gainesville, Georgia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gainesville%2C_Georgia). The smaller tornado hit north Gainsville and the stronger tornado hit west side of town. The two paths eventually met but not the tornadoes. 203 die and 1600 are injured in the 5th deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
April 19 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_19) - The 1936Ė1939 Arab revolt in Palestine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1936%E2%80%931939_Arab_revolt_in_Palestine) against the British government and opposition to Jewish immigration begins.
Sunday march the 9th 3pm to 9 pmBasic role playing systemAlternate history Heroic
1901 -1937
as two Galactic civilizations Collide, two experimental vessels and crews survive the holocaust of an all out space battles and arrive on earth but scattering their equipment, energies and some personal though out the 36 year though a dilution in the time stream. thus alliterating the time continuum and finally dropping the player character, who are crew members in the year 1936.

the time dilution and its energies have altered not only the Crews of the Space Vessels but also overloading specific laws of space and energy as well.

this displacement has allowed the primary sentient species on earth to inherent a proto psychogenic abnormality thus producing a side effect that to most seem like super powers, not only in specific unique people of earth but also among the crews as well.

things are about to get real weird, as the earth history is altered with Meta abilities appearing among earthlings and the Aliens who have brought there technology and war with them.
this is a basic and first time ran campaign for mutants and master minds.
first part of the campaign
Transferrence 1936 begins this sunday
contact the game master Chris House with mail if you want to generate and be ready for Sundays game
or take a pre-generated character
Host is ED CHASE
Anne house is providing Spinach lasonnia and Pesto or Alfaro with salad
and cookies for the game.
bring owns drinks and an appetites to play

Chris House
03-06-2008, 11:51 PM
Thirty Minutes over Broadway The Beginning
Tuesday Sept. 17 1946 2:45
Location Manhattan NY NY

Wild Cards

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Wild Cards is a science fiction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction) and superhero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero) anthology series set in a shared universe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_universe). The series was created by a group of New Mexico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico) science fiction authors, and mostly edited by George R. R. Martin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_R._R._Martin). There were 12 volumes published between 1987 and 1993 before it switched publishers, which released three new volumes between 1993 and 1995; a fourth appeared belatedly in 2002, and a fifth in early 2006.
While most of the books are made up of individual short stories, they generally focus around a central theme or event. There were also several longer storylines which run through several of the books. Some volumes use the format of a mosaic novel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosaic_novel). This involved several writers writing individual story lines which were then edited together into one novel length story. Finally, some volumes are a complete novel written by a single author.
Wild Cards was inspired by superhero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero) comics, and many of the authors play with the conventions of the medium, while some characters are based on existing heroes (for example, Jetboy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jetboy) was modeled on the Hillman Periodicals' character Airboy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airboy)). Many of the original authors were also inspired by a long-running Albuquerque, New Mexico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albuquerque%2C_New_Mexico) campaign of the role-playing game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Role-playing_game) Superworld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superworld), gamemastered (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamemaster) by George R. R. Martin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_R._R._Martin), and many modeled their characters on their in-game persona. [1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Cards#_note-0#_note-0)
Major contributors to the series include Roger Zelazny (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Zelazny), Lewis Shiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Shiner), Melinda M. Snodgrass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinda_M._Snodgrass), Walter Jon Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Jon_Williams), Leanne C. Harper (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Leanne_C._Harper&action=editredlink), Chris Claremont (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Claremont), Victor MilŠn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Milan), John J. Miller (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Miller_%28author%29), and Martin himself.

[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wild_Cards&action=edit&section=1)] Setting

The series relates an alternate history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_history_%28fiction%29) of the earth after World War II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II). In 1946 an alien virus that rewrites human DNA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA) is accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It kills 90 % of those who come into contact with it (referred to as 'drawing the Black Queen'). However, 9 % mutate into deformed creatures (known as 'Jokers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joker_%28Wild_Cards%29)') and 1 % gain superpowers (known as 'Aces (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_%28Wild_Cards%29)'). There is also a class known as 'deuces (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deuce_%28Wild_Cards%29)' - Aces who have acquired useless or ridiculous powers, such as the ability to levitate up to two feet, or to grow bodily hair at will. The airborne virus eventually spreads all over the world, affecting tens of thousands.
The Wild Cards universe is distinguished from most superhero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero)comic book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_book) fiction by several thematic elements. Early on the authors decided to pursue a more realistic, or naturalistic approach to storytelling. Few of the Ace characters in Wild Cards have secret identities, or are traditional crime-fighting superheroes in the mold of Spider-Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man) or Batman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman). Wild Cards remained set within a recognizably real world with recognizably real people and pop culture and, because of the historical setting of many of the stories, had characters who aged realistically during the course of the series. The majority of Wild Card victims live in the run-down ghetto of Jokertown (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jokertown), while the fortunate Aces become glamorous celebrities. In addition, Wild Cards took a more graphic approach to violence, and particularly to sex, than most superhero stories do.