New Superhero Game Looking for Staff/Feedback



  • @ThatGuyThere
    Yep. It gets used as an appeal to nostalgia, and a lazy one at that. Four Color is supposed to mean 'classic superheroes' half the time it's used. OP is using the term, too. I really think he needs to be a lot more specific, or that will bite him on the ass, later. Maybe pick a particular superhero, or team, or at least a publisher, and specify an era, with examples. Something like, "A 1950s Superman feel." or "In the spirit of 1960s Avengers" or whatever.

    Otherwise, they're going to get the kitchen sink. And since players always trend towards wanting their characters to stand out, they will begin to outweird one another. 'Four Color' games invariably seem to degenerate into some kind of LSD Supertrip with flying dragons and anthropomorphic nazi penguin cyborgs. It just takes time for the players to slowly push the boundaries.

    @Runescryer , be specific. ;)



  • A lot of this relates to a pretty simple and yet core reason for why MUs are deteriorating, IMO.

    We almost never tell people 'NO'. Staff is afraid of the argument or afraid of looking like the 'bad guy' or afraid of the person running here to say how horrible they are, etc.

    Not to put the entire blame on the people who run things either. Players are awful at accepting being told no. They'll argue incessantly or find some conspiracy theory for why they were told no.

    All the 'big' games are places with almost 0 oversight where players are free to do whatever they want.

    (Admittedly, we have all seen genuinely biased staff 100x who play X thing themselves but won't let other people, and whatever other related instances.)

    Just imagine how much simpler and potentially 'better' this hobby would be if we got better at telling people 'no'.

    I don't care if you got approved with some retarded shit on your sheet. Staff shouldn't be afraid to go 'no, you can not drop a truck on Jane while sitting in your apartment'. And players should grow the fuck up and realize that's a pretty reasonable stance.


  • Admin

    @Tempest said in New Superhero Game Looking for Staff/Feedback:

    A lot of this relates to a pretty simple and yet core reason for why MUs are deteriorating, IMO.

    We almost never tell people 'NO'. Staff is afraid of the argument or afraid of looking like the 'bad guy' or afraid of the person running here to say how horrible they are, etc.

    Assuming one agrees the hobby is deteriorating - which I think it is - I would argue that's one of the major reasons, simply because that kind of person is prevalent in so many other hobbies some of which are thriving.

    But I will say no more on this as it will derail the thread.


  • Politics

    @Tempest said in New Superhero Game Looking for Staff/Feedback:

    I don't care if you got approved with some retarded shit on your sheet. Staff shouldn't be afraid to go 'no, you can not drop a truck on Jane while sitting in your apartment'. And players should grow the fuck up and realize that's a pretty reasonable stance.

    More accurately, staff shouldn't be afraid to backpedal when something's broken.


  • Coder

    @Ganymede said in New Superhero Game Looking for Staff/Feedback:

    @Tempest said in New Superhero Game Looking for Staff/Feedback:

    I don't care if you got approved with some retarded shit on your sheet. Staff shouldn't be afraid to go 'no, you can not drop a truck on Jane while sitting in your apartment'. And players should grow the fuck up and realize that's a pretty reasonable stance.

    More accurately, staff shouldn't be afraid to backpedal when something's broken.

    We should be calling this "fixing it".



  • Referring to a discussion two pages ago, about PKs:

    The 'legacy' character argument gave me an interesting idea, that may work with a pure OC MUSH.

    The secret identity is the original OC app, whereupon the secret identity becomes the feature character, and the guy inside the alias is your personal creative property. So, if you killed, retired, or promoted outside the new superhero/supervillain alias, the character would remain.

    I'd call this a 'Street Legend' policy.


  • Pitcrew

    @n0q

    Okay, specifically....

    New Avalon is DCAU/Timm-Verse Metropolis in feel/theme

    San Macario is Netflix Marvel/Defenders New York in feel/theme

    @Chet said in New Superhero Game Looking for Staff/Feedback:

    Referring to a discussion two pages ago, about PKs:

    The 'legacy' character argument gave me an interesting idea, that may work with a pure OC MUSH.

    The secret identity is the original OC app, whereupon the secret identity becomes the feature character, and the guy inside the alias is your personal creative property. So, if you killed, retired, or promoted outside the new superhero/supervillain alias, the character would remain.

    I'd call this a 'Street Legend' policy.

    Already have something like that planned :)



  • Welp, I dunno if this is still a thing, but I have a big interest in M&M mushing (used to be quite active on Rogue Republic, until it went kind of dead) and I'd love to either pitch in or play there.



  • What's the address to this mush?


 

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