Actual Play: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying AoA 05

Previous Session

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Back with a full crew tonight! No combat this session and we played it pretty loose. We got a little silly in some places—that happens when you have a good time. 😀

The X-Men are rescued by Alexander and then take over the pirate ship. Once in charge, they lack a bearing, though…

Datafiles after the cut.

Tonight, the players meet Mystique and catch a glimpse of Cain Marko, the Juggernaught. They are NPCs, so I’m revealing their datafiles sooner than later.

MYSTIQUE (Raven Darkholme)
Aff: d8 Solo, d4 Buddy, d6 Team
Dst: Tortured Past, Unworthy of Friends, Lone Operator
Spc: d8 Combat, d10 Covert, d8 Psych
Trt: d10 Shape-shift, d8 Stamina, d8 Guns

Mystique doesn’t have a heck of a lot going on here. She pretty much only moves the plot along for now. I haven’t felt inspired to do more with her yet.

Cain, on the other hand…

JUGGERNAUT (Cain Marko)
Aff: d8 Solo, d6 Buddy, d4 Team
Dst: Sworn to Non-Violence, Repentant Recluse
Trt: d10 Strength, d10 Durability, d10 Stamina
Spc: d8 Menace
SFX: Unstoppable – Actions to restrict the Juggernaut’s physical movement automatically fail if he is already in motion.
SFX: Cytorrack’s Rampage – The Juggernaut’s result increases by 1 for each opportunity that he rolls.
SFX: Crimson Bands – Spend a plot point to ignore physical stress.
SFX: Immortal Avatar – The Juggernaught does not age, nor does he require food or air to survive.
Limit: Pent Up Rage (growing dread).
Limit: Pathological Pacifist. If the Juggernaut is convinced to violent action, he dies.

I really like what I did here, especially Cytorrack’s Rampage. Chaos is his element. Even when things go sideways on him, the Juggernaught keeps going. Definitely looking forward to expanding on him in the future.

Rescheduled

I apologize for recording a day late. I live in proximity to Bard College where Amanda Palmer is currently an artist-in-residence. Her husband is an author of some note and he was giving a free reading of a short story last night. There were also poems and Amanda performed a song too. Lucas & I took our wives out. It was a glorious evening. I only wish that we had the money to catch the concert afterwards.

Next session is back on schedule. Look for us again on Wednesday, September 19th at 7 PM EST. Anthony can’t make it, so we are looking for a stand-in to play Wolverine that night. If you are interested, leave a comment, e-mail me at HunterRose@hotmail.com or Tweet me at @StephenChast.

I’ll run the game for as few as three people but not for two. Taking on a “stunt double” for the evening is a great way of guaranteeing a quorum for the broadcast and, I hope, a way to shake things up a little.

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~ by Hunter Rose on September 6, 2012.

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