Last night we started the Silver-Age Sentinels campaign that we made characters for a couple of weeks ago. I’m tempted to try to write this recap in Stan Lee’s patented purple prose, but I’d probably asphyxiate on the alliteration inside a single soul-searing sentence! So, um, sticking to my own slightly sarcastic style (sorry), here’s what happened last night.
Okay, since Brian did such an insane backstory to the Blue Streak, I figured I’d put in a few details of my char’s background.
My habit for character generation seems to be shaping up like this: during Sunday night's session, he's no more than a set of numbers and a vague concept. During my drive home, he transforms into a real character with a backstory. By Monday afternoon, he's an overly elaborate concept with more history than he could ever possibly need. That, of course, is the stage I'm at now.
Therefore, I present to you my over-long character concept for the Blue Streak. I suspect Scott (and probably others) will want to tear his hair out at my pseudo-science. Hey, it's a comic book, remember? Comments are welcome, and if anyone else wants to post their character concept, that would be great.
Last night was spent doing character generation for Josh's new lower-powered Silver Age Sentinels campaign. Of course, the players did their able best to demonstrate that even “lower-powered” can equal “broken” if you push the rules hard enough. Most of us spent our time trying to figure out the character-generation rules, so there wasn't much time for backstory…or even names. Here's what I have so far:
- Orion, archer/inventor (Wendy)
- Blue Streak, aka Brandon Marsh, speedster (Brian)
- Rapid-Fire, aka Number 117, super-soldier (Mike)
- Jack Miller (no alias), extraordinary durability (Doug)
- Noir, aka Guy Garrison, skulker (Paul)
Feel free to edit these as more details become available. The setting, as far as I know, is Philadelphia 2004, in a world where superheroes have existed since WWII. Perhaps Josh can provide some more details.
(Updated with more names by Brian on 10/18.)