One Universe: DC/Marvel RPG Application

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Should we start the One Universe game?

  1. HELLZ YEA!

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  1. Franklin Richards

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    I like the old Marvel RPG.


    Mutants
    Altered Humans
    High Tech Wonders
    Aliens
    Robots


    :D


    :ff: :ff: :ff:
     
  2. SuperFerret

    SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    But even those altered humans could be latent mutants. :o
     
  3. Franklin Richards

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    Cloak and Dagger will always be the kids who took drugs to become Superheroes!


    :argh:


    :doom: :doom: :doom:
     
  4. wiegeabo

    wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    I still don't think mutants and metas being the same thing (if it's a power from birth, not accident like Daredevil) is a big deal.

    Just go with the combined population thing. If you don't want a DC character effected by mutant hatred, just say they grew up in a meta friendly environment and never bought into the mutant thing.

    But it also gives players a chance to play with the mutant hatred for their DC characters.
     
  5. trustyside-kick

    trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    If I am to accept that they are one and the same then I can argue back then wtf is up with the REAL Marvel Universe? (not even talking about our fictional OU here) Only the mutants are getting the hate from the people of the US, while the other metas don't get any hate at all. Hence one of the reasons I just can't get behind that being part of the infrastructure for this game. :o

    Also hence why I can accept what wieg said in a previous post. Doesn't make DC characters mutants, but allows them to be in the school and X-Men.
     
  6. SuperFerret

    SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    And mutant hatred for their non-mutant characters. How many times has Spider-Man been accused of it?
     
  7. Byrd Man

    Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    Exactly. Flash isn't a meta/mutant. Spider-Man isn't. Superman isn't. But anyone who was "born that way" can be a mutant.
     
  8. SuperFerret

    SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    Prejudice is a funny thing, and it's terribly inconsistent.
     
  9. Carnage27

    Carnage27 No one's puppet

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    So...thoughts on an OOC getting off the ground sooner rather than later?
     
  10. SuperFerret

    SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    Thought: Yes.


    Damn these muties, always ruining things! :argh:
     
  11. wiegeabo

    wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    The mutant hatred in Marvel is based on the fear that normal people might actually be mutants, and their kids might grow up to be mutants. (It's a very close allegory to the current hatred against homosexuals.)

    People who become meta, like Cap, are seen as victims who 'overcome' what happened to them and used it to become heroes.

    Spidey's been called a mutant plenty of times, and felt the hatred from that, and has had to defend himself from it.
     
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    SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    And likely they don't fear people like the Avengers or the FF because they rarely (if ever) self-identify as such. "Mutants" are those dangerous strangers, not our beloved heroes.

    Compare to a racist who hates "Muslims" but is genuinely friendly with the neighborhood deli owner (I know, I know, stereotype), because he's familiar.
     
  14. Byrd Man

    Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    :cmad: I told you that in confidence!
     
  15. wiegeabo

    wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    Mutant hatred is supposed to be an irrational fear. That's why it's also so effectively aggravating in the books (and in real life).
     
  16. wiegeabo

    wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    Byrd loves the Muslims!

    Byrd loves the Muslims!

    Byrd loves the Muslims!
     
  17. SuperFerret

    SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    I now know why Dust wasn't on the X-Men roster. :o
     
  18. Harlekin

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    I've got my sample post.
     
  19. trustyside-kick

    trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    You know I'm curious...what is the roster for the X-Men?

    Because if someone wanted to apply as a DC character you guys want to be on the X-Men...then that kinda messes up your roster as the person actually applying gets priority over an NPC.
     
  20. SuperFerret

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    I'm assuming it's a tentative one for now. I only use Marvel X-Men as NPCs in my application.
     
  21. Byrd Man

    Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    The roster's big enough and all the DC characters on the roster are people who aren't exactly that sought after. Has anyone ever used Geo-Force in an RPG ever?
     
  22. Carnage27

    Carnage27 No one's puppet

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    Yea. It's basically all second or third tier characters we have on the X roster from DC except for a few names, one of which someone is applying for.
     
  23. trustyside-kick

    trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    It being a "big" list doesn't sound good, though. Makes sense to only have a list of people that will actually be used in your missions on the teams as NPCs. Also since the list isn't being revealed.
     
  24. Carnage27

    Carnage27 No one's puppet

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    The list is big because we have to populate the school and Brotherhood as well.
     
  25. trustyside-kick

    trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    And then forces those characters when a person actually does want to play to be part of that. This would be much less of a witch hunt if a list was provided. Because a concern of mine is that suddenly a bunch of TT, Outsiders, Young Justice, and younger JSA members are suddenly part of the school.
     
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