Necessary Evil: Temporary Ethics Fault
Heroes Lacking, Villains Wanted
This is the coordination page for an upcoming Necessary Evil campaign. As a warning to readers – as this game progresses, information will be posted here that may contain spoilers. You are warned.
The V’sori promised to help us against the Fins, whom they called the K’tharen. Earth’s superheroes worked with the V’sori to beat the K’tharen out of our solar system. At the moment of our triumph, the V’sori betrayed us, attacking and killing nearly all of our superheroes. Champion, our greatest hero, was one of the first ones slain.
But Doctor Destruction had other plans. In the wake of the V’sori’s “death to superhumans” policy, he is organizing the remaining superpowers into Omega, a cell resistance group. Under his leadership, the Earth may have a chance.
The greatest villains of the world are now its heroes.
The game takes place seven years ago. The V’sori have been occupying earth since June 2004, and the game will begin on October 19, 2004.
This game will be run over MapTool. See below for links to download. Right now, I’m looking at running it from 6:00PM to 9:00PM CST every Sunday (some jog room on the timing should be allowed).
You will be playing supervillains for the most part. Other concepts are allowable, but may require some particular discussion. Every character should have room for redemption (or at least they shouldn’t be Complete Monsters… Magnificent Bastards, maybe). Villains, not psychopaths. As a general rule, Lex Luthor is excellent, Magneto is okay, Deadpool is borderline, and Joker is right out. There’s no room for the Joker in Doctor Destruction’s organization.
Please register for Obsidian Portal if you haven’t already, and PM me when you want to be invited. I would also like to know your concept and ideas, which can be kept private between us. Public information about your character will be posted to the Characters page, but private info will not.
To Prospective Players
This game will be played online. I’m going to work on figuring out MapTool well enough to use it as a digital tabletop. It’s free, and somebody has been working on a Savage Worlds framework for it. More on that as we get there.
Other things will be needed. One is the Savage Worlds rules. You may get either the Explorer’s Edition or the Deluxe Edition. Either will work, though obviously there’s more stuff in the Deluxe Edition.
The other thing you’ll need is the Necessary Evil Player’s Guide. Please do not read the full rules (Conil) – it contains much of the campaign material and secrets I will be running, and you don’t need any of it to generate or play your character (Conil).
The Super Powers Companion is optional. Most of what’s in there is in Necessary Evil. However, the Headquarters rules are not, and if you want to take the lair Power, you’ll want the Companion, because the headquarters Power replaces it. Also, take note that there is now a Headquarters Edge as well as a Power, and also there are a few additional Power Modifiers in the Companion.
Please read all relevant texts. Setting material is most important, but have a stab at making a character (I can help you), and know basically how to make a roll, what a Wild Die is, what a Wild Card is, what a benny is, etc. Also, when you play your character know how your Edges and Superpowers work, and know the background of the setting. You don’t have to make recitations, but if you have to ask what a V’sori is, you’re doing it wrong.
Starting the Game
You do not need to get your characters together yourself. They’ll begin the game captured by the V’sori. Consider their criminal careers prior to the invasion, and what they’ve been up to during the invasion, and how they got caught.
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