[REQ] The Most Random of Powers

With a suggested standard of two paragraphs or more and dedicated lore threads, this is for the more verbose roleplayer. (10+ sentences per post, on average.)
User avatar
Maxx[2.0]ine
Platinum
Posts: 13308
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Gender: Both
Location: Where Fragmented Thoughts and Broken Memories Lay
Contact:

[REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by Maxx[2.0]ine » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:25 pm

Plot
Life on Earth was normal. Everyone went about their boring lives, in the same boring way they always had. Life was normal. Until it wasn't.

One day, a huge meteorite crashed into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. On-board that space rock, an ancient virus, one that the Earth hadn't seen in hundreds of millions of years. The virus, undetected, infected fish and sea flora alike, replicating, multiplying, mutating. The virus didn't affect these creatures however; they were not its target.

Slowly but surely, the virus made its way to land, and began spreading to the humans.

The virus mutated the human genes, killing many people, doing nothing for many, and changing the rest.

For those who were changed, it was hard to tell if they were changed for the better or for the worst. They developed powers, random powers. Some good, some bad. Either way, their lives were changed forever. Would they use their powers for good? Would they use their powers for bad? Or would they just try to go about their live normally? Who knows.
Overview
"Jeez, who put that title there?"
"You did, ma'am."
"Ah, right..."


Anyways!

This idea stemmed simply from the question: What if superpowers but random? With most roleplays that involve superpowers, someone chooses the powers a character has, be it the person creating the character or the GM.

I didn't want that for this.

So I decided that it would be fun to create characters with random powers, that no one chooses. And how do we ensure that randomness is there? By using the 'Random Page' feature of the Superpower Wiki of course. As of writing this, it currently has 12,395 pages, which will definitely ensure both randomness and variety.

And of course the idea doesn't end there.

After that, I thought, what would make this even more unique? In answer to that, is this.

The story begins before the powers start appearing, to establish what our characters are like, and to kick off some interesting dynamics/potential plots. After the Event happens, our characters will 'branch off' into mini-plots. For example, one group may have a coffee shop scene, whilst another tries to take over the Netherlands. Each of these mini-plots will be in separate threads. After a while, there'll be a few major, world changing plots that include all of the characters. That will take place in one thread, whichever one contains the start of the major plot.

For this to work, it will definitely require proper communication between people who take part. As long as that happens, I believe it will be an absolutely brilliant thing.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Character Breakdown
People can have as many characters as they think they can handle. This allows people to have good, neutral, and evil characters all at the same time, if they want.

Each character is allowed to 'start' with a maximum of three randomly generated powers. Over the course of the story, people are allowed to randomly generate more powers for their characters if they wish, up to a maximum of five total powers per character.

If you wish to join, simply fill out the character sheet template for each character you wish to have:

Name
Age
Gender
Powers
Appearance

(This can be a description or a faceclaim. I am more than happy to draw something for you to use for a faceclaim if you want)
Backstory
(This is optional)
Other
(For anything that isn't covered in this template that you think is important)
Accepted Characters
Name ~ Gender ~ Creator

Celeste de Courvoisier ~ Female ~ illirica
Last edited by Maxx[2.0]ine on Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
madness is a rational response to a crazy world

you need a little bit of insanity to do great things

Check out my writing thread, if you want ^-^

User avatar
illirica
Sandbox Mod
Posts: 3785
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by illirica » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:51 pm

Interesting. Are powers something you roll for while creating the character (and then acquire at later point), or better not to roll them at all until the characters are established?

User avatar
Maxx[2.0]ine
Platinum
Posts: 13308
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Gender: Both
Location: Where Fragmented Thoughts and Broken Memories Lay
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by Maxx[2.0]ine » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:04 pm

illirica wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:51 pm
Interesting. Are powers something you roll for while creating the character (and then acquire at later point), or better not to roll them at all until the characters are established?
They'd be rolled while creating the character, and then aquired at a later point. It might help with establishing the character and their relationships with other characters (for example, I might roll some sort of slime power, and then decide that the character is a slimy, icky sort of person, which could then lead to making enemies even before the powers are acquired in the story). And it just seems easier. Of course, more powers can always be rolled at a later date, once the characters are established, depending on how many a character 'starts' with.
madness is a rational response to a crazy world

you need a little bit of insanity to do great things

Check out my writing thread, if you want ^-^

User avatar
illirica
Sandbox Mod
Posts: 3785
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by illirica » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:59 pm

Neat. I’m definitely interested. Might give this a roll tonight and see what I end up with. Any restrictions on age, or anything goes?

User avatar
Maxx[2.0]ine
Platinum
Posts: 13308
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Gender: Both
Location: Where Fragmented Thoughts and Broken Memories Lay
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by Maxx[2.0]ine » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:05 pm

There are no restrictions on age, anything goes (within reason, of course).
madness is a rational response to a crazy world

you need a little bit of insanity to do great things

Check out my writing thread, if you want ^-^

User avatar
illirica
Sandbox Mod
Posts: 3785
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by illirica » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 pm

Ohhhh boy.

Random #1

Random #2

Random #3

Weirdly, I can actually... kinda... make those work together? I'm a... projectile paladin or something?

This is going to be hilarious. I think I'm going to opt to start with #1 and #2, and save #3 for a later powerup, if that works for you. I'll try to get a CS together this evening or early tomorrow.

User avatar
Maxx[2.0]ine
Platinum
Posts: 13308
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Gender: Both
Location: Where Fragmented Thoughts and Broken Memories Lay
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by Maxx[2.0]ine » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:24 pm

Yeah, that works just fine.
And it's rather funny that you got ones that work together. But then again, all powers could potentially work together. In the video I was watching that gave me the initial idea, someone got bone projectile powers and a power that meant they couldn't be affected by any move they had already seen, whilst another got some kind of solar manipulation power with the ability to create entire armies. And in both cases, they managed to make the pairs work together (and the end drawings were absolutely hilarious).
madness is a rational response to a crazy world

you need a little bit of insanity to do great things

Check out my writing thread, if you want ^-^

User avatar
illirica
Sandbox Mod
Posts: 3785
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by illirica » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:15 am

Celeste de Courvoisier
Image
Age: 18
Gender: F
History

Sometimes they screamed. Sometimes they whimpered. Sometimes, the tears were silent. There were always tears, though.

They were never hers. Celeste de Courvoisier knew not to cry. It never did any good... and good girls didn't cry. She stood beside her father's chair, a cup of red wine cradled in her hands. She did not drink; it was not hers. It was his, when he asked for it, and until then she would hold it, for she was his daughter, there to uphold his name.

She breathed in the heavy scent of the wine, as if it would somehow overpower everything else. It never did, though.

"It's not you, Celeste." Gentle words - he was always gentle, with her. His hand reached out, and she placed the cup in it, for him to drink. He did, passing it back and meeting her eyes with solemnity. "It's all right. This sort of thing doesn't happen to good girls. You're my good girl. Aren't you?"

She nodded, wordless. She must be good.

Bad things happened to girls who were not good.
Celeste grew up the beloved daughter of the owner of an underground prostitution ring. Of all people, she knows what fates lie in store for those who are not fortunate. She has seen more than some would say she should have at her age, and yet she clings to her virtue like a shield - bad things will not happen to her, so long as she is good.
Alias: ArchAngel Special Ability: Good Manipulation Special Ability: Emotion Bow
Ethos: To Be Determined.
There is good in you. I can heal it.

User avatar
Vladmirk
Member
Posts: 391
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:47 am
Gender: Male
Location: Wichita
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by Vladmirk » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:37 pm

I think I'm going to join this one as opposed to the one in Casual
Sometimes theory and logic don't match reality, and that's when the most exciting discoveries happen.
-Jason Kang

User avatar
AnonymousGhost
Newbie
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Gender: Female
Location: some dank, decrepit mansion somewhere
Contact:

Re: [REQ] The Most Random of Powers

Post by AnonymousGhost » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:08 pm

This sounds really fun! I might run some of the powers I ended up with by you, Maxx, before I post my CS, if that's okay? There's one or two that I'd like your input on, on how to use them.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest