Calling all superheroes! We want you for an exclusive new team!
..with a twist. This superhero game will not feature any fights, derring-do or saving the day on-screen; instead it will focus on the behind-the-scenes relationships and real life perils of being a hero. Has your relationship suffered because you’re dashing off at all hours of the day? Will you miss your dentist appointment because another megalomaniac has decided to take over Manhattan?
Superheroes are known but not common - most try to maintain some semblance of a secret identity. Your character will be ‘out of the mask’ to all members of the team; that doesn’t mean you invite them to your son’s birthday party (although you might) but you are on good terms with them and trust them not to immediately sell you out to the press. No Batmans need apply.
Your character can be powered or un; if powered, try to stay on the lower end of the spectrum. Remember, we won’t be seeing any fighting on-screen so try to choose something with interesting ramifications for their everyday lives rather than the coolest, flashiest ability. A healing factor that causes them to have the munchies 24/7, for example.
Quick notes about the game:
Please communicate with your narrator and fellow players! I will try to be as clear as I can in setting up scenes and challenges but if you have any questions, ask! If you are going to be away give me a heads up and I will ensure your character has a good reason for not being onscreen for the duration.
No particular pace is set for this game but I will push things along steadily when I think it’s time.
The tone for this is light but not goofy; think Lois & Clark rather than Mystery Men.
Please use an avatar; ‘mundane’ faces only.
I’m kicking around the idea of letting players bring in second characters that are mundanes/related to one of the other supers in some way, so think about how you might facilitate that with your character!
This game and narrator are LGBTQ friendly. Romance subplots welcome. Topics such as discrimination may be touched upon but I will strive to handle them sensitively.
Notes on the Lair layout
Hosted and narrated by:
Erin 🐝 (erindubitably)
Scenes played: 20
License: Community License