Self-driving cars? Smart washing machines? A backhoe with an agenda? It's way too early for the internet of things!
Something is going awry in the corners and alleys of New York City and the little people have to get things back to normal.
In the late 1940s, an untold number of brilliant minds who were loyal to (or, at least working for) the Nazi party were all convicted of war crimes. They were incarcerated for their varying crimes against humanity and their genius was removed from the world. Now, almost twenty years later, NATO seems to have concluded that their brilliance is too important to have lost to decades old loyalties. With the air and space programs coming up in the world, the competition between the east and west about who will reach the moon first, and various other threats greater than human nature, it has been decided that certain repentant scientists can be freed in exchange for their service to humanity.
Now, SHIELD has been assigned five ex-Nazi geniuses to both babysit and assist in creating great scientific endeavors. While many in SHIELD are unhappy — several members having been the ones to put some of these scientists behind bars — NATO has not given SHIELD an option. SHIELD now must figure a way to baby sit these geniuses without making it look like they are still being imprisoned. Will this risk SHIELD's future directives? Will they be able to control the scientists enough to protect the world? What great discoveries will come out of these newly freed minds? Stay tuned to find out… (view logs)
Sticklers for the norm have taken it upon themselves to join forces with one another, calling themselves the 'Friends of Humanity'. Their tactics are harsh, their message is brutal, and their delivery is murderous. They will be heard. They will be felt. Woe to any Mutant who stands in their way. Will they be stopped, or will the death toll of the innocent continue to rise?
(Contact Madrox and Lynette for more information!) (view logs)
The man known as Jack, an otherwise insignificant janitor for Stark Industries and Pepper Potts' paramour, makes an attempt on the life of the Director of SHIELD. When he flees into the underbelly of the city, Pepper's search for him begins to unravel the secrets behind who he is and where he might be — she's looking for Jack but it's the Winter Soldier who may need saving.
(Closed // Contact: Axiom/Bucky/Pepper) (view logs)
God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players (i.e. everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time. (view logs)
The magnificently massive media mogul Mojo has seen some of his main stars go missing, and with ratings slipping an all-seeing, never-blinking eye is turning towards Earth in order to find new sensational stars to spotlight! Which, as one might guess, is not the greatest of news for the people or places that he settles on.
…but everybody wants to be famous, right? (view logs)
Paul Cavassini, one of New York's most reknowned and dangerous Italian Mafia bosses, was outed by the FBI and arrested by NYPD and Federal Authorities. The resulting power vacuum ignites an all out mob war centered in Hell's Kitchen, but spreading to the Five Buroughs and beyond. (view logs)
In the aftermath of the shocking death of the Lewiston Parents, young Jimmy has come to live at the Xavier Institute. As he struggles to come to grips with what's happened, and look for ways to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, a new and greater threat will face Xavier's students than they have ever met. (view logs)
Everything we knew was a lie! The world is plunged into the unknown as the human race has been unknowingly pulled into a proxy skirmish between two great civilizations. The Kree and the Skrulls have, until now, kept their presence on this planet a secret. But now, as their hosts have learned the secret, the skirmishes have exploded into true war!!! (view logs)
There's a new plot in town! Several people have experienced it first hand, but if you've missed it, it's called Them! and it's being run by Anya (me!).
So there's a villain called Beatrice. She was in the Bugle. Her power is that she grows insects to be really big, like ants and beetles the size of cars. And she controls lots of them.
So! If you feel like having a scene where you battle some giant insects, feel free. Most them are bullet proof, and super strong. Feel free to do with that as you will. Just tag your scene for the Them! plot page please.
Beatrice and her named lieutenants will be reserved for when I'm running a scene, but any other bugs are fair game. Feel free to let me know if you want something run, or if you want to borrow a lieutenant. We can work something out.
***Since it came up today, feel free to describe big, car-sized bugs as weighing anywhere from 2-4 tons, with beetles on the heavy end, and skinny stuff like ants, or fliers, on the low end. For storytelling, assume the fun side of things: if the normal bug can lift heavy loads, so can the big one, even more! If it's super fast, it's probably still fast.
1)If you're having fun, you're doing it right.
2)If you're doing math, refer to item #1.
Everyone in the world needs saving. This is a fact. From big to small, a few members of the X-Men will extend their reach from their home to beyond, maybe even across the world to help those in need. No matter the color, no matter the genome, no matter the situation. The heroes will be put to the test, a test that focuses on their morality, their conscience, their inner demons and the light. (R rating.) (view logs)
A series of carefully orchestrated paperwork errors have misdirected nuclear weapons from military bases all over the continental United States, combining into an unthinkable result: fifteen hydrogen bombs, stolen. President Kennedy has made a personal appeal to SHIELD and Peggy Carter: get those bombs back, before the thief uses them to unleash hell on Earth. (view logs)
Picture it if you will, after the world wide devastation, New York isn't the only one that suffers. All around the globe, people are crying out for help. Who answers the call? The misfits of Xavier's Institute, that's who! The cast aside and down trodden follow the trail of a man who claimed to be god and stumble upon a small village and its people in need of saving… (view logs)
Someone's been experimenting on mutants.
Whether they've escaped or someone's letting them loose into the world for their own purposes, a series of incidents slowly reveals mutants who have been altered through surgery and strange science. Some have been made more powerful. Some have been transmogrified into something far, far from human. Some are just victims, pitiable things begging for release.
They all agree on a single detail - one man is behind it all and that man has plans for mutantkind. And some members of mutantkind in particular.
Sometimes evolution needs a push. (view logs)