It was for Superheroes, movies and comics etc. I ran a short Marvel Role playing session of three battles.
Conductra: Mistress of Electricty, she can summon lightning from the sky and control electricity.
American Woman: Leader of the Team and Icon of America. This spunky firecracker likes to kick evil in the butt!
Travel Agent: He is the Team's Tech-guy and uses his awesome Teleporter Gloves as well as other gadgets of his own creation.
Our story begins on the quiet streets of Palm City where everyone is getting ready for the annual Halloween Festival. A crash of glass and a fire alarm alert our Heroes that something is up!
Arriving on scene The Amazing Friends find a pair of villians at work to sabotage the Festival! It looks like Gravel Fists and Razor Moon are destroying public property and making a general menace of themselves. The Shield is very upset by this as he wants to be in the Costume Contest at the Festival this evening!!
Gravel Fists: a super powered crook with stony arms and rock-like body armor!
Razor Moon: This evil ninja uses his deadly crescent moon blades to deadly effect!
While Razor Moon uses his blades to sever power lines, Gravel Fists is smashing vehicles and vendor booths. Citizens panic and run attempting to get out of the bad-guys path of destruction.
Travel Agent immediately begins teleporting innocent bystanders out of harms way, while American Woman, The Shield and Conductra take the fight head on! The Shield and Gravel Fists end up in a stalemate as each of them discovers they are immune to the physical pounding each can deliver. Conductra then chooses to light up the vile pair with blasts of lightning! American Woman delivers a Stunning Blow to Razor Moon taking him out of the fight. Meanwhile the combined attacks of The Shield and Conductra are finally able to subdue Gravel Fists.
Thinking the immediate danger over the Heroes relax only to fall victim to the Mind-Controlling Power of MR. HYPNO!!!
"You may have defeated my partners in physical combat, but your no match for my mental prowess!"
A Hypnotic wave overcomes all four of the Heroes leaving them at the mercy of the dastardly villian.
[We were then joined by another player, who chose...]
Returning to Palm City at just that moment after helping NASA dispose of wayward space junk Star Chart drops down from space in time to see her teammates under attack!
She flies down and takes Mr. Hypno by surprise blasting him with bolts of Cosmic Force! His concentration is broken allowing the entranced Heroes to get their senses back. A quick skirmish with Mr. Hypno and Razor Moon ends with the Heroes turning the evil trio over to the authorities and helping get the Halloween Festival back on track.
Later that evening:
The Amazing Friends are enjoying the Halloween Festival and stand among the gathered crowd watching the Costume Contest. A last minute entry in the contest steps on stage, and is introduced as Nomoz the Troll. He is a very large fantastical costume of a fantasy persuasion. The Shield senses something about this entrant that doesn't "feel" right.
A burst of crackling energy surrounds Nomoz and he grows to fifteen feet tall! Swinging his chain over his head he roars, "Call me Nomoz the Troll, I am your Doom!" His chain knock over light posts and flings debris into the crowd.
The Shield surrounds himself with a protective field and goes hand to hand with Nomoz. The troll shrugs off the Heroes best blows like they were nothing! Conductra electrifies the chain and causes the creature some pain. Star Chart flies innocent bystanders to safety as American Woman does and acrobatic flip-kick that surprises Nomoz by knocking out one of his teeth! Travel agent tries to disorient the gargantuan monster with a burst of teleporting jumps! Unfortunately the trolls Endurance is greater than he anticipated. As Nomoz begins to get the upper hand in the battle the Heroes see that fire seems to cause Nomoz great discomfort. Star Chart is reluctant to start any fires on purpose at the public event and wonders what the Heroes can do next. American Woman uses her Leadership ability to give Travel Agent an idea! Using his Teleport Gloves he programs in a one-way teleportal that whisks the Troll off to an active Volcano in Iceland!
The Halloween Festival is saved from the ravages of Nomoz, and the night ends on a peaceful note. But who or what is behind this sudden surge in Super-Evil activity????
Come back for Part 2 of our Marvel Super Hero Game: The day of the APE!
Hero and Villian Art by: Todd Nauck & OKUM