Let's create a superhero setting!!!:
- While anyone can contribute ideas, feedback, or characters to this setting, the major contributors, aka the ones who dictate the parameters of the setting and any overarching meta-plot there might be, will be those who can get whatever tasks related to this project they've taken on done within a reasonable amount of time.
- That could be world building, a writing project, organizing background materials, or something else entirely, but the most important thing is that you get it done on time.
- Unless the contributors would rather have it otherwise, I'm hoping people will be willing to let other people write their characters if they don't have time, especially if the characters in question are important to whatever sort of Myth Arc the setting might have.
- If you end up quitting the project, please tell the others whether it's okay to use your characters and/or ideas and if not, whether they should be killed off/written out or removed from canon.
- If you'd rather we use them, make sure to tell us how you wanted us to use them.
edited 31st Oct '12 11:19:46 AM by RavenWilder
edited 1st Nov '12 3:54:22 AM by Mora
edited 31st Oct '12 2:14:06 PM by Archereon
edited 31st Oct '12 9:17:19 PM by Archereon
- Where should it fall on the scale between All Deaths Final and Death Is Cheap?
- What about the Sliding Scale of Cynicism vs. Idealism?
- Should it be set in a particular time period?
- Do our heros Fight Common Street Crime, or are such low level matters best left to the police in lieu of focusing on things like interdimensional clown terrorists and demonic zombie space invaders from Jupiter, which directly leads into...
- Where should this setting fall on the scale of silly vs serious, aka should we have interdimensional terrorists and demonic zombie space invaders?
- How tied together should the superpowers in the setting be? Should everything be linked to one Mass Super Empowering Event, give everyone free rein to create their own completely isolated origin, or do something in between?
- Should we focus on an Avengers or Justice League esque team of supers or each have our own cast of characters who share a setting and frequently cross-over?
- How high should the average power level be?
- And last and probably least out of my priming questions, what should we call our supers?
- People with powers who use them for perfectly legal employment (super-laborers, SFX people, etc.)
- Characters who do not use secret identities (these will usually be neither heroes nor villains.)
- Antiheroes/Antivillains who do use costumed identities but do not fit well in either side. Vigilantes, usually.
- People with powers who just do not use them at all (either because they are useless, or they don't want to be thought of as freaks.)
edited 1st Nov '12 1:46:30 PM by Sijo
edited 1st Nov '12 2:35:15 PM by Archereon
- I think the number of superhumans should be lower, about 1 in a million. Since the world population is already over 6 billion, this would mean there would be at least 6 million Supers on the setting. Also, most major cities have several million inhabitants, meaning there would be several Supers on each city, like in the comics. (Of course, we can adjust the spread as needed. After all, people move around, for a variate of reasons. Otherwise, countries like China would get the majority of all Supers.)
- Telepathy shouldn't be too common, because its one of the most feared of all powers. Its Power Perversion Potential is enormous; it's one thing to be afraid that a super might hurt you, and another that he/she might not only read your thoughts, but change them without your even knowing! Even if there are limits to this (ex. they cannot tap minds undetected) just the suspicion that they might be able to would bring a world of paranoia upon them. Most telepaths would probably hide their abilities.
edited 2nd Nov '12 2:18:18 PM by Archereon
- We could take a third option and not kill people at all. I don't think will ever need to, anyways; we don't need to kill people to be edgy. I mean, even before the Legend Of Korra finale in which Amon and Tarlokk died, it was plenty dark.
- How about A World Half Full?
- We could use modern times, the setting you mentioned, and I think someone else mentioned Diesel Punk.
- Post 15 summed it up better than I ever could.
- I say as long as we don't get TOO ridiculous, we could throw some stuff like that in there (sort of like Doctor Who)
- I like the one you wrote up, but I don't think that should be the sole source of powers.
- I think we should use a Shared Universe, and the different works in it can cross over as often as the authors wish.
- I'm really impressed with how Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend Of Korra handled supernatural abilities. I think we could learn from that if we ever needed any help in that regard.
- I don't really think we should limit ourselves to just one name, as I think different people would use different terms (eg: We have polite terms for minorities, and we have slurs.)
edited 2nd Nov '12 7:38:34 PM by TheThnikkaman