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We live in a world of superheroes. From the big screen, to Netflix, to cable TV, books, comics, cereal commercials, and goddamned lunchboxes, they surround us. Shame none of them are real, eh? Shame most of them are so derivative too. We all know the archetypes: dark and gritty, principled to a fault, hilariously irreverent, quirky. You know where else you can find a million and one superhero-related things? On RPG as...RPGs. So here’s an idea: Blooperheroes. Yeah, they’re not the best at their jobs. In many cases, being super isn’t even their job. Well, at least it wasn’t until very recently...

Set in a world where supers are common, our story will follow a cobbled-together team of superpowered losers, misfits, oldtimers, and D-listers forced to take over the defense of the metropolis of New Ivansburg after all of the Liberty Corps, other A-listers, B-listers, and just about anyone useful go missing under mysterious circumstances. Nobody genuinely expects them to succeed - the odds are certainly against them - but they're supposed to take a crack at solving the mystery so that the powers-that-be can at least say that they tried. Yep, everything here is completely on the level.

So, who are these 'losers, misfits, and D-listers'? Well, I'd like to be a bit tongue-in-cheek and maybe a touch politically incorrect at times, but I also want this to have heart. This is a story about people who have been dismissed by their peers overcoming whatever's held them back to this point in life and succeeding, sometimes despite themselves or, alternatively, people who have made a choice not to step up and be the heroes that they could be giving it a second chance. Tonally, we're going for something that aims to be funny but has a degree of seriousness and a fairly deep plot and character development at its heart.

When it comes to powers, Blooperheroes don’t automatically have to be super-low on the scale, though that’s definitely acceptable. Think of the really situational or absurd, powers that your character can't reasonably use or can't use to their full potential for whatever reason, or just former powerhouses who are way over the hill. Want some examples? Check out the sample mini-profiles below.








Them's the Rules!


Uno: The usual stuff about not being an ass, not powerplaying, metagaming, asspulling, etc, and just remembering to RP as your character and not as yourself.

Dos: Try to post at least one good paragraph or better. This is intended to be high casual. Try to keep up with the general flow of posts and be active at least once a week. If you disappear for more than this amount of time without notice, your character will be made into an NPC. NPCs can be killed off. Don't let it happen! Conversely, try not to flood the IC with posts without giving others a chance to participate.

Tres: Characters should be human, believable mutants, or (subject to GM discretion) aliens or tech. The main stipulation is that they should be able to believably inhabit a world not unlike ours except for the presence of beings with superpowers.

Cuatro: I'm looking for a group of five to eight players. You will all be drafted into the Blooperheroes, known officially in-world as the Liberty Corps Reserves. Feel free to give any of the sample characters a full bio and RP as them if you like. Otherwise, they'll be NPCs that may appear. While it isn't likely, there is a possibility of character death here. Later on, if this goes well, there will also be room for characters to evolve, switch sides, etc. Playable Villains will hopefully be introduced. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though.

Cinco: I'll have a CS up by the weekend if there's enough interest to justify it. I imagine it'll also include a bio section, an alignment, and some additional physical details. Pictures are not essential, but strongly preferred.






The World


This section will be expanded and filled in as we near the launch of the RPG.








The Liberty Register


The Liberty Corps maintains a core membership of nine individuals with exceptional abilities who are tasked with protecting Life, Liberty, and Equality whenever and wherever these cherished ideals may find themselves threatened. As a result, eight replacement members will be selected to join the (soon to be revealed) emergency corps leader, while the other applicants will be placed in reserve. That means that the eight characters who best represent the vision for Blooperheroes that I have presented above will be accepted for this RP. Try to consider interesting and offbeat powers that seem weak or absurd but have real potential if used well. Take team synergy, comedic potential, and dramatic potential into account. Uniqueness is generally a plus. Pandering isn't.

If your character doesn't end up being selected by the Liberty Corps (hey, I'm just their spokesman, so don't shoot the messenger), it doesn't mean that they're not a good character. It likely just means that there were others who were a better fit this time around. Anyways, without further ado, have a CS:










Liberty Corps, Assemble!
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So kind of a Great Lakes Avengers/Mystery Men kind of deal? Sounds like fun!

If I can figure out an idea, I might give it a try. But we'll see how that turns out.
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I'm certainly intrigued.
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I'm interested.
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I'm all for this.
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@Rin Yeah, vaguely similar to that. I just kind of wanted to go by a mantra suggested by a friend: "There's no such thing as a useless power!"

The goal's for a decent mix of character-driven and plot-driven action.
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moop
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It's Rocket. I'm named after a different postwar British bike here. I'm in.

EDIT: I'd say it reminds me more of the Inferior Five than the Great Lakes Avengers, but what do I know. =]
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Added a skeleton version of the Liberty Corps Database. Will be updated and filled in as the story progresses.
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Possibly interested
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I'll drop a line of interest.

Would an alien traveler whose ship either crashed/got shot down and/or lost her memories(and thus forgot how to use her powers due to her species rules work), be considered viable? Actually...that might be too much.

Might just do a genius who's akin to, mm, I dunno. I like playing with "tech-based" stuff. Could be genius who has to live inside a protective environment, due to a weakened immune system, or something?
Could alternatively do an alien from another dimension whose powers barely work due to being "severed" from the source of his kind's power. Would be adapting an RF OC of mine, if you know the series. And is a kid. Probably lost some of his memories too. If that don't work, I gotcha.

I'm just tossing out ideas here, since it sounds fun.
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I might make a powerful telekinetic whose powers for some reason only work on gravy
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Is this a universe where Captain Hindsight lives?
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Is this a universe where Captain Hindsight lives?


Funny that you should mention Captain Hindsight. I've played a character based on him on some other RPGs, though without the flight. Wanted to see how the ability to know how a situation could have been prevented can be put into good use.

Anyway, @Force and Fury , I'm certainly interested. Although this time I'll probably leave Captain Hindight equivalent to another. Maybe something like healing punch or sewer teleportation.
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@Fabricant451 Glad to be intriguing. If you have any questions, ideas, or whatever else, just mention me!

@Classy Thanks! See above. Now I've gotta get working on a CS for your RPG.

@Sputnik Whaddya know? I'm all for it too.

@The Angry Goat meep

@Super Meteor Glad to see another ARC member on here! Excited about your character if you're still bringing her over.

@DocRock Yeah, you do you and get as creative as you want. My primary guideline, I guess, is just that I'd like to stay away from characters who can just suddenly become very powerful at a convenient time. Powers should be either highly situational, underwhelming but sneakily useful, or technically quite strong if not for something that prevents them from being used properly.

As for aliens, I'd say that they aren't unknown in this world, but they'll still cause quite a stir. Aliens that can disguise themselves convincingly or pass as either humans or everyday objects would do better here.

@Duthguy You, my friend...you get it.

Is this a universe where Captain Hindsight lives?


It could very well be!

@Chiro Both of those ideas sound like really good starting points.
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@Force and Fury I was gonna do something different on this forum. I'm not fond of sticking to the same character in every game. =]
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Ah, you’ve got a good selection already but I’ll voice my interest too!
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Well, as it happens, I had an idea while out earlier.

What if I did this.

Alien "deity" whose subjects turned on her(aka a bunch of fanatical robots, but actually the inner sanctum who decided they didn't actually need her anymore), stripped her of her powers or completely changed them out, and marooned her on Earth as the ultimate fuck you. Since y'know, alien queen amid a bunch of mostly xenophobic creatures who hate each other too. And she turned to alcholism and drugs to help stave off her own mind fucking with her.

Basically from a technopath who created her own race, to a down on her luck alien who maybe only has regeneration or some sort of power that prevents her from getting drug or seriously sick. Or can manipulate buildings instead of her technology powers that led her build a stellar empire. I dunno, the power can really be anything, since the race of robots had harvested powers data from a few star systems.

It's an adaption of my "Rockverse Canon"' principal race's founder, or my cosmic traveler OC. Who I need to write the CS for.

If that's not alright(though they'd be using Zero Two or WRS for a FC if that's fine(bit of a tip in the former to my personal OC), for plot reasons), I can come up with other ideas as needed. Or they left her with severe health problems. I dunno.
I'm just spitballing here. Another option is a member of the alien race sent to Earth to earn their name.
I'm for anything, really.
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@DocRock Hey, so I like the basic concept. I imagine that she'll look reasonably humanoid or can pass off at least. Either immunity to illness/chemically altered states or the ability to slightly modify constructed spaces is cool. Personally, I think the second has some interesting potential, as long as we keep it reasonable by imposing a limit on it. These are supposed to be what people see as 'sucky' supers after all.

As for the "if that's not alright", I wouldn't worry about it and, lowkey, I don't know what half of those acronyms stand for, NGL :P
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Lmao. Well WRS is just White Rock Shooter from the BRS video game, lol.

Well, for building stuff, what if she can furnish a room, but it can only be say, the size of an average bedroom that you might find in poor housing, and it can't be like, anything dangerous. So no accidentally furnishing a bomb shelter with bombs. Nope, no sirree. Also I mean.

"Oh its that drunkard who claims she's a deity. Yeah, nah fam she's just a drop out."
"FUCK YOU...H I C !"

I dunno. But yeah, being able to pass as a human is easy enough.
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