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So the annual M&M Halloween game drew to a close the other day after the last part of it (the final battle) had to be delayed until this morning after we lost a player last night to the dreaded "adult responsibilities."

Halloween isn't really a thing in Australia, but its a good enough excuse to get together and play, even if it is only digitally, via headset & web cam.... The Halloween game has become a bit of a tradition. This year it was just a four PC game & for a change of pace, this year I didn't do the clichéd Halloween themed adventure. Previous years I did one fear themed game (ala Scarecrow) & for the last two years "Attack of the Jack O'Lantern", adventures about the machinations of Jack O'Lantern. This year two of my players were a little disappointed not to be getting another shot at Jack (having failed to capture him the last two years running).

Instead this year I ran an adventure of the Redeemers, which are my universes version of the Suicide Squad. The players got to play PL10 villains, who have been incarcerated & have been volunteered for active service on dangerous wet works covert missions.

This year the players built:

Amp: Japanese American meta human with electrical powers. (Think DC's Electrocutioner)

The Recluse: A stealthy street vigilante, with martial arts skills, but who leans more heavily on his costume full of gadgets. The character found Zen religion in prison & became a pacifist.... Guess how long that lasted in play. (Me thinks someone watched "Batman: Assault on Arkham" before building this character)

Zero: A sword wielding assassin, who reads human body language like a book. She wears a complete body suit, has combat skills that cross the border into super-human & she only ever speaks in statements of intent, ala "decimate guards" or "objective complete." Not exactly a conversationalist. Rumour has it that Zero is not just her name but also her promise, as in its the amount of contracts she's ever failed to execute. (This player had never played M&M before, but she is a long time comic book fan. I have a feeling this character was based on Batgirl as she was when she was undercover in Justice League Elite)

Hailstorm: A human with a weaponised ice generator costume & related do hickeys. (Drawn from my own personal collection because the player couldn't make the pre-game construction meeting due to having family obligations. This character is kind of like Captain Cold but cooler because I built him to be a villain for character, so his range of ice related powers is wider than Captain Colds)

The adventure was a simple one
0. Introduced to Director Bridges & the Redeemer Project. Where the control implants are explained.
1. Track down the source of the super weapons coming in to New York,
2. this lead to a supplier,
3. which lead to an Oil Rig in international waters,
4. were they left a swath of destruction (and I mean corpses),
5. before discovering its actually a Colony Nest (Think of the Colony as AIM, by way of HIVE),
6. tripped an alarm while trying to plant bombs
7. which brought down a communication dead zone that three of the players used to remove the neck implants they were told were bombs
8. getting caught on the main deck as they tried to escape
9. had to fight there way out only to find that Zero had disappeared having apparently gone off mission
10. only to discover that she had been given a secondary mission to free an imprisoned meta-criminal the Colony had taken prisoner (The French villain from Morocco, The Rhino)
11. only to show up for the last fight against powered operatives of the Colony
12. fought a fighting retreat while this other villain went on his own rampage
13. to finally have the entire shebang explode as the teams extraction vehicle showed up
14. at which point the three players without implants tried to mutiny & kill the extraction agents, only to discover what they had removed was a dummy unit.... All except for Zero who wasn't fooled by the fake & refuse to mutiny.
15. Woke up in jail again.
16. Until next time they are needed at least.

Not bad for 8 hours of gaming over a day and a bit since the last part really went on for a while, as players were chewing up the scenery, trying ever combination of powers they could think of in the form of power stunts.

A lot of fun was had.
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  • Playing: Mutants and Masterminds 3E

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RedAmerican1945 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Couldn't comment on your comment because the guy blocked me, All I have to say is LOL. It's also like saying. "What's my evidence magic exists, the book Harry Potter of course."
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Alavist Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow dude you did point out great points on the argument you had with that girl "techounopenki" she didn't  give me a chance to anything nice and insulted me for no reason.but anyway I bet you won the agrument you did great.
(and you are not a freak she is bieng mean to you)
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Edited May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, that's hard and straight stuff again, but at the same time you're right, too. I was worried and overreacting too much. The truth is I'm still a virgin. I have been in relationship couple of times when I was in junior high school but I've never had sex, and I don't know do I even want to. Sorry about coping your latest reply. I deleted my stamps and two journals, because I don't want to start the same agruement from the beginning, and I think it's better that presition (Was it a presition?) never get filled. That your comment made me to respect people more and become more adult.:) And people say you can't learn anything on the net. Bullshit, I say!

Do you know what I'm happy about? I'm glad that I got to rage and land my feelings. It felt so great! I get angry so rarely! And I'm happy also the fact someone even reads the descriptions! It's so damn annoying that people comment to me but they can't read the descriptions, the most important thing of my master pieces! Do you have the same problem?

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"Alright, if you want a straight answer from me, so you receive to keep. I may be a little negative about sex because of my Christian education and I'm afraid of the first time."

Oh hun, you aren't telling me anything I didn't already know by looking at the arguments you posted.

"so I don't keep sex completely evil thing,"

No it's worse than that, you've mythologized sex into this idea of perfect partnership: Sex is not a relationship. sex is a physical act, it requires no deep & meaningful emotional connection.

"hat if that man which I had sex with isn't that kind of man I have been dreaming of?"

I guarantee he won't be, because he can't possibly be. You've mythologized yourself a Disney prince, who is going to show up, save the day & then everything fades to black & they live happily ever after. That's not how it works in real life: Just go & have sex, don't wait for princes charming to come along, because he's not coming, because he doesn't exist.

Because if you don't take the plunge we both know what's going to happen: You will spend the rest of your life waiting for a fictional character to come save you & the longer you wait, the further you dig in to this mythology of a prince charming who is not coming, the harder it will be for you to admit you are wrong & that you should have just had sex already.

"What if he's mean or he betrays my trust?"

Then you move on with your life, same as everyone else.

"We would break up, anyway"

Sex does not require a relationship. You don't need to be dating someone to be having sex.

"If I once lose my virginity, I never get it back."

Virginity is not a real thing, it's simply an archaic, outdated concept, you can't lose it because it doesn't exist.

"I would probably regret it the rest of my life."

Nope, you'd regret it for about a week & then you'd move on with your life, as you look for the next guy to fuck or be in a relationship with, or to do something else entirely. Regret for actions that don't hurt anyone is short lived, regret for actions not taken last a life time. It is said that at the end of your life you regret the things you did not do more than the ones you did do.
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sorry, bro. I banned comments from you-know-what. I think it's sensible, because I don't want to argue about that again in the future, and me made harmony. Or at least we said we don't argue about that anymore. I don't remember did I give you that link already but it's to my Trollpasta The Misery of The Three Caballeros. Would you read it and tell me was it good. It's my first writing in tumblr so it isn't perfect.
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