Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Aeon A-Team S02E01 - You Are Broken, But Not Forgotten



Dramatis Personae
Alexander Griffith aka Singularity (played by +Natiel Leealexander): a starving college student who moonlights as a private detective and a "failed" superhero (he was one of the first back in 2000). After his partner died he burned his costume 
Aysella Shinjitai aka Marionette (played by +Ann LS): a telekinetic who can detect Kyberian Energy, use telepathy, and boost or dampen other metahuman powers.
Hobs Ini-Herit aka The Alchemist (played by +Christian Gelacio): a straight-up matter controller with super-strength and devastating good looks.
Roth Reynard aka Red Zone (played by +Troy Loy): a super-genius with flame powers and a fear of heights.
Samuel Donick aka RePlay (played by +Curtis Johnston): A telepath who can do your standard mind-tricks, but is exceptionally good at altering memories.
Jacob C. Wikvaya aka Shaman (played by +Thomas Phelps): A plant, animal, and weather-controller.

Severus U. "Sue" Edgeworth (NPC Ally): Young angry man. "Super-normal" who's insanely good at hand-to-hand combat, infiltration, and other spy/military skills. What kind of name is Sue? It's the one he gave himself. Mock it at your own risk.
Sarah "Ras" Rasmussen aka Suicide Girl (NPC Ally): Girl with a deathwish. Gained superhuman powers after Aysella tried to save her from her wounds. This awakened her dormant abilities. Superhumanly strong, tough, and capable of extreme regeneration.


Meanwhile...
The last few years the PCs have maintained the facade of normality by going to college, working, and otherwise going about their daily lives. At night they continue doing what they've committed to: a better world. They infiltrate the surveillance system put in place by the city of New York after 9/11 and begin to make contacts throughout the city: the homeless, the food venders, cab drivers, and others who are often overlooked or taken advantage of.

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(They also use the Alchemist's ability to generate matter to create gold and use that as capital to start a company, Theia Dynamics, to disseminate several of the ideas that RePlay, Red Zone, etc. had. They start with the idea that they' revolutionize the satellite and rocketry field.)


Time's Getting Short
Alexander, Aysella, Hobs, Roth, and Jacob
"Shorties" 91°F, Muggy and overcast
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, 3:00 pm

42-47 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355
Replay alerts the rest of the team to shots being fired near a restaurant in Flushing. Police are on the scene with backup being called because "[They] have no clue what the hell is going on!" When Sentry comes in they see a scrawny man screaming at the police about how he is "a GOD compared to [them]" and a group of thugs attacking people. Continuing his rant he doesn't notice the PCs maneuvering to get close. They hear a man from another car say "I'm sorry, Melvin..." but before he can finish Melvin screams back "Melvin Morowitz is dead! You killed him. I. Am. Shear!" and cuts the car in half with the power of his mind.  Several other cars begin to just be cut apart and Shear becomes increasingly incoherent.

Replay began the combat by putting a thug to sleep, and attacking another whom seems to be less enthusiastic to sleep [Natural 3 on the roll). Than with a bit more force he stunned the other one. The Alchemist (who had approached from the roof on the far side) jumped from the rooftop between bystanders and Shear. Redzone attempts to heat blast Shear with his powers, but a force field shimmers around him and it does nothing. Shaman blasts a thug with his "seed bomb" and instantly roots nad branches begin to grow out of it enveloping the target. Sue slips up behind two of the thugs and chokes them both out before hiding again. Marionette gets closer to Shear and uses her strings to choke out a nearby thug. The thugs friend tries to hit Marionette but ends up breaking his bat against her force field (power parry with stunted Destructive Parry modifier). When another of Shear's thugs shoots at her the bullet breaks a part in the air before it can hit her (this was Alexander performing a power parry from a distance with his density powers).

Angry and crazy as a bag of cats, Shear conjures forcefields (how he has been cutting things) to hurt Marionette, the Alchemist, and Shaman, but his attacks are mostly avoided. Marionette sends Skully (her animated teddy bear companion) to deal with more of the thugs and is surprisingly effective. RePlay tries to stun Shear, but finds the crazed lunatic has a force feild in his head that makes it impossible for anyone or anything to tamper with his mind. Alexander (who is still a bystander) is filming the whole thing to sell to the tabloids later on (a guy has to eat).

Shaman conjures a thunderstorm overhead and causes a localized thunderclap, but again Shear's forcefield seems to protect him. Redzone heats up another of Shear's thugs and the Alchemist grabs Shear's previos target (the guy and his girlfriend in the cut in half sportscar) and retreats upward to the roof.

Marionette uses her kyberic enhancing abilities and boosts Sue's strength to insane levels (he ends up with a ST of 130). While Shear is distracted with the others, Sue gets in close and begins to perform a tracheal choke collapsing Shear's forcefields and putting him unconscious rapidly. Before Shear loses consciousness he cuts Sue's arms to a bloody mess. The rest of Sentry gathers up all the thugs, zipties them, and ghost out of there as Shaman summons a massive fogcloud to cover their retreat. The Alchemist uses his ability to control matter to completely fix the scene of evidence of fighting, while RePlay wipes memories of what happened.

Alexander continues filming, but his camera and film are taken away by Marionette to erase all evidence as if they were never there...


Madmen and Madder Men
Alexander, Aysella, Hobs, Roth, and Jacob
The Panopticon 81°F, Muggy and overcast
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, 5:00 pm

Unknown


They study Melvin for hours, scanning his brain with an advanced MRI, taking blood, and in general study him. RePlay is the one who guess  that something is wrong with Melvin's brain.

Meanwhile, Marionette decides to recruit Alexander Griffith to Sentry (who'd been on the team's short list for a while now). She finds him at a noodlecart and lays it all down: what they are trying to do, what they are about, and who they want to be. Alexander is still suspicious of these people, but is swayed by Marionette's argument. He agrees to a "trail run" and comes back to their headquarters.


After Action Report/Rules Notes
The PCs did really well against their first "Soop a rampaging villain" scenario. A lot of this session was the players going back and forth over how they wanted to (as a group) approach things and some time was spent on the idea that they could start a company and then use that to spread useful technology to the populace in a believable way. They decided on getting things into space was the first mission and Redzone's play rolled a critical success followed by a natural 3 on their prototype reentry craft. Basically, they made SpaceX almost a half a decade early and nailed it on their first try.


Session Soundtrack
"All The Madmen" by David Bowie
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel (as closing song)
"Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed
"Sugar, We're Goin' Down" by FallOut Boy
"Today" by the Smashing Pumpkins

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