Surge is a role-play set in roughly Next Sunday A.D., in which the players assume the roles of various supers (the term superheroes having been dropped due to the rather large villain demographic).
The series also includes a prequel, which deserves a mention. Though not intended to be a prequel, the RP Overcharged, written by one Pandarenba, was a similar idea, though it sourced from the premise of just make up a character and do whatever you want. After the ensuing chaos, something approaching a structured storyline appeared, and it developed to be an excellent game, save for one thing; the apparent disappearance of the GM. A while after, a player of the first game, Three Words (who played a character by the same name) asked for permission to do a tribute in the same universe; and thus Surge was born.
Though based in the same universe, Surge was more rule bound than Overcharged, though that still meant a lot of free will for the characters. Anyone from Overcharged was welcome to join, but only two did, transferring their characters. The ensuing RP, while slightly ordered, was still rather chaotic, and matters weren't helped by Three Words going AWOL, both in character and presence, though skill by the players allowed it to remain intact long enough for her to return. The finale was by all accounts awe-inspiring, and a sequel was called for.
A sequel, Surge 2, was indeed planned, but never happened.
A new episode, Strain, is in it's opening stages, and will shortly begin. It is still under Three Words' management, but a number of veterans stand by to rescue the story/take power should he disappear as she is prone to do
For any character-specific tropes, please refer to the Character Page.
This web original provides examples of:
- Cape Busters: The Company
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Ryan, Amy, Kris and Damien fit the bill of melancholic, phlegmatic, sanguine and choleric quite nicely.
- Growing the Beard: The first few pages of the thread were markedly shoddier in terms of writing quality than some of the later ones.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Amy does this at the end of Surge 1 in order to defeat Ray/Dark Mist.