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Welcome to the sixth Roll to Dodge game in this forum. You probably have seen or played a RTD game before, but if you didn't, the premise is simple.
You create a character and roll a d6 (dice of 6, aka the classic dice) to perform (most of the) actions, which are submitted as ">" commands like ">I eat the dead squirrel" or ">I Groin Kick the bad guy".
As the title suggests, this version has a modern superhero setting, unlike the two previous fantasy roleplays like the still-active-as-I'm-writing-this RTD 5.
The success of your rolls is determined by where they fall in the d6 blah blah blah. As stated in the page:
 - Fail. Nothing happened.
 - Partial Success. The exact degree of success is established by the GM.
 - Success. The action was carried out adequately.
 - Epic Success. The action succeeded in the most positive way possible.
 - Overshot. Though the result was achieved, the action backfires horribly due to disproportionately large effort.
There will be "encounters" with a level of silliness controlled by a d6 (from gorillas attacking a bakery to A-list supervillains trying to destroy a city) until Turn 24 or somewhere similar, when the dice turns into a d8 and two more serious levels are unlocked.
Oh, by the way, the city you are in is Helios City.
Edited by JTTWlover on May 20th 2020 at 10:41:01 AM
Edited by unfortunatezorua on May 20th 2020 at 10:59:50 PM
Edited by GoldenCityBird on May 19th 2020 at 7:24:41 PM
Name: Budi "Buddy" Supratno
Hero or Villain: Villain.
Backstory: TL;DR: Martial arts man had his family killed, became evil, stole old books, killed the people who killed his family and a bunch of others so he can learn martial arts from the books. A martial arts prodigy of the Taufan Kerlip school, known for its bitter rivalry against the Gempur Fana school. It is this conflict that took the lives of his friends and family, turning a once-honorable man into a bitter, vicious warrior. From the school's deepest vaults he raided a number of forbidden scrolls and texts, piecing together the secret art of Taufan Kerlip: Aji Maut Kahuripan. With this newfound strength he single-handedly annihilated the opposing school — and his own, for it is said that only someone who have experienced a terrible regret can become a true master of Maut Kahuripan. Nevertheless, with many of the art's mysteries still beyond his reach, Budi travels the world as a hired muscle and assassin, tempering both his body and mind against great many opponents, until the day he can seize the final secret by force.
Skills: Athletics, Martial Arts
Superpowers: Ki Manipulation, manifesting as Physical Force Manipulation (i.e. focusing blunt force into a single point, increasing the strength of his blows, dampening an attack by spreading its impact across a wider area). Peak human physique. Combat Clairvoyance.
Hobbies: Gardening, cooking
Age and Profession: 33, Masseur.
Edited by ArmoredFury on May 19th 2020 at 4:29:14 PM
Edited by Afterwards on May 20th 2020 at 12:17:04 PM
Name: Yves Ahmad Joubert
Hero or Villian?: Anti-Villian (Chaotic Neutral)
Skills: Stealth & Religion
Superpowers: Hemokinesis (Blood manipulation) (main), Temperature manipulation (passive)
Hobbies: Calligraphy, supporting Palestine & LGBT rights, making cops drown in their own blood, street fighting (formerly), playing double bass
Age and Profession: 36, Vagrant (however, he did major in Philosophy and double minored in the arts & theology while in school)
TL;DR Backstory: An man experiences a life defined by pain and dejection. He has blood powers to make up for it, though.
When he went to college, he started studying post-structralist philosophy and Islamic theology. The latter meant to "repair his relationship to Allah, after years of fuckery on my (Yves) part", however his studies would be sidetracked by his relationship with Robert "Bobby" Iyengar (first gen Indian-American) and LuŪs Diaz-Hťrnandez (Mexican-born American). They bonded over their shared immigrant heritage and, eventually, fell in love with each other wholly. Sadly, this relationship wouldn't last because just as they were about to prove their love to each other LuŪs passed out pre-coitus and Bobby was rendered so nauseous he threw up on the way to the hospital.
When they got to the hospital, they were told that his body's blood had somehow overheated to the point of giving him a heat stroke from the inside out. LuŪs survived and jokes were made in his room, but, for Yves the sadness had yet to end as when he and Bobby left for home they were pulled over by cops who were called because of a disturbance. Although Yves remained cool, Bobby was snide with the officer understanding that the "cunt" only pulled them over because "we look like terrorists to you". This prompted the officer to then take him out of the car and beat him in a fashion harkening back to Yves' father's murder in that corner store years ago.Yves tried to stop him but the cop threw him back opening awound in his head. This would prove the officers folly as the blood from the wound flow freely and slash his throat as if it were a bladed weapon. The event was very shocking for the two of three lovers as Bobby fainted from the sight. Yves would then drive Bobby back to their dorm and left never to return after witnessing the fear in his eyes in the aftermath of the murder. Yves would soon realize he had full mental control over blood and over bodily fluids and their temperature and soon decided to become what he refers to as a "wrought-iron avenger" of those wronged by his home country. In doing so he drops his father's name and his religion in order to dissociate his mortal and his eternal fathers from what he understands will be a "lineage of blood".
Miscellanous: Yves' appearance can be nearly described as that of what the gays call a "bear" being the tallest (6'0) and largest of his (past) triad relationship. He looks almost identical to his late father with golden eyes, curly hair and a thick beard. He isn't fluent in his father's dialect of Arabic because he was barely taught it by him, however he takes upon himself to learn it in his free time. His favorite song to play on double bass is "Freedom" by Charles Mingus.
Edited by Baisteach on May 21st 2020 at 6:55:33 AM
Name: Allen(Civilian Name) AKA The Beast Of Shadow(Hero Name)
Hero or Villain?: Chaotic Good Hero
Species: Half Human/Werewolf hybrid
Skills: Acrobatic, Strength
Superpowers: Werewolf Transformation(Active), Weapon Mastery(Passive)
Hobbies: Collecting weapons in his spare time and taking odd jobs around town
Age and profession: 21, Mercenary
Backstory: Around the age of 12 where he first discovered his powers, in a fit of Power Incontinence and Horror Hunger, he killed and ate several people(including his family). He caught the interest of a man who takes him under his wing and taught him to control his werewolf side and urges. But most important of all, he taught him to not think of his abilities as a curse. Influenced and inspired by the man's kind but rather reckless nature and desire to do good no matter the cost, he sets out on a journey of finding his purpose in life and helping those in need, whatever it is.
Edited by Myskywarm on May 20th 2020 at 4:42:42 PM
Reborn as a partially virtual version of himself, he escaped from his job and tried to go back to a normal life, but soon discovered that every cell phone, television, video game console, and digital billboard around him had a kind of pulse, a digital heartbeat ó and that his own was perhaps the strongest of all, a blank waveform to be shaped at his will.
Ro spent the rest of his undergrad days keeping his new abilities under wraps, but slowly gains control over his resonance with machines. He could use his phone and computer entirely hands-free one year in. By two, his own head was a personal radio. What originally was a disconcerting situation actually became pretty damn cool.
He was content to just leave it there, but Weird Stuff started happening in Helios a few years after his own incident. Lacking experience but having a wealth of knowledge, Ro decides to take a secret identity for a spin...
Edited by Tre on May 23rd 2020 at 6:52:12 AM
Name: The Sun King. He'd tell you his true name, but sadly humans cannot pronounce it. Anyone telling you his name is, or was at any point "Herbert Ballantyne" is a filthy liar seeking to undermine him.
Hero or Villain?: Hero
Backstory: The planet Jupiter is far, far beyond our own in every conceivable way. Technology has advanced to the point where the Jupiterians can cross whole galaxies as easily as we walk down the street. Society has abandoned all war and hate and greed, and become a true utopia. But with such luxury comes a certain boredom - when your world is perfect, what is there to do for those with a do-gooder's spirit? The Jupiterian leader known only as the Sun King has a solution. Donning a suit of glorious golden armour, he travels to worlds where civilisation has not yet reached Jupiter's high point, spreading a message of peace and fighting injustice wherever he may find it. With his help, perhaps these humans may one day live in harmony as his kind do.
Of course, the authorities will tell you a different story. They would have you believe "The Sun King" is in fact one Herbert Ballantyne, an ordinary African-American man from inner Helios City, who has spent his life in and out of mental institutions for delusional tendencies. His superpowers are just that - superpowers, the same as certain humans in this world have, and certainly no alien ability. But since when were they trustworthy? Come! Follow the Sun King, and embrace a brighter future!
Species: Jupiterian. They simply look identical to humans, honest.
Skills: Acrobatics, Flair
Superpowers: Sun King's primary (aka active) power is control over light. He can't make it solid or turn it into sci-fi lasers or anything like that, but he can make it bright enough to stun foes and focused enough to generate intense heat. His passive "power" is extensive, albeit self-taught, combat trainingnote He will have you know that his style is a traditional Jupiterian martial art!
Age and profession: Older than human civilisation and a messenger to our planet, to hear him say it. To hear the census say it, he's 32 and unemployed, largely due to his mental health record.
Edited by DubhKafkaesque on May 20th 2020 at 1:41:17 PM
Radley was created as an animatronic character in 1991 for the local pizzeria Bunyan's Diner. Due to tough competition and low sales, the diner was closed in 1993. About 25 years later, an eccentric scientist named Gina Woods bought Radley, the only surviving animatronic, in an auction and rebuilt him into a sentient, crime-fighting robot by giving him robotic legs so that he can walk around, adding mini-rockets in his feet so he can fly, and reinforcing all his inner mechanisms with military-grade metals to vastly increase his strength and durability.
Radley is well aware of the negative stereotypes surrounding animatronics these days, and wants to prove he's nothing like that.
Edited by DrNoPuma on May 21st 2020 at 11:44:02 AM
Edited by TacoBadger on May 20th 2020 at 8:35:18 AM
Name: Diniel Aphaeleon
Hero or Villain: Anti-Villain
Backstory: For millenniums the forces of Heaven has been at war with the forces of Hell, but recently the forces of Heaven have begun losing more and more. In desperation, many of their soldiers have been sent of to raid other worlds for treasures like the rare metals and gemstones needed to enchant their weapons and armor. While Diniel has been sent to Earth to plunder as much treasure and riches as possible, he still sees it as his duty to protect those in need from evil and will do what he can to prevent the death of civilians caught in the crossfire
Skills: Is an excellent metalworker and is proficient with a lot of different weapons
Powers: He can fly and his enchanted weapons can produce large amounts fire and light that is particularly effective against demons and the undead, plus he can summon and desummon these weapons whenever he wants
Hobbies: He loves traveling around the world to witness its natural beauty
Age and profession: Is a 35 year old knight serving the forces of Heaven
Edited by johannes4123 on May 21st 2020 at 1:55:46 PM
Character Profile Pages Part 1 (Since we have ten characters here. The introductory line will be in the second next post.)
Steve the Rock, AKA Avalanche (unfortunatezorua), you have these Skills:
And you have these powers, too:
And you have the following powers:
And you have these powers:
You also have these powers:
Next post in a few hours.
Edited by JTTWlover on May 28th 2020 at 8:32:43 PM
Character Profile Pages Part 2
Yves Ahmad Joubert (Baisteach), you have the following Skills:
And these powers:
Next Character Profile Page Part as soon I can write it
Edited by JTTWlover on May 28th 2020 at 8:33:18 PM
Character Profile Page Part 3 (Final Part, hopefully)
Radley Racoon (DrNoPuma), you have the following Skills:
And these powers (I am becoming very tired):
Okay, the character profiles are done.
It's 11:30 AM at Helios City. In Urquhart University, it's Science Class for Ro's class, by Professor Raymond. For Alberto, it's Professor Caron's Art Class. In the streets, Yves is wandering, Kenneth is driving his bus, and Radley is following Gina to a friend's house. Budi is being a masseur in the Nereid Spa. Allen is sitting in a bench. The Sun King is perching in a slide. Trevor is at a Internet Cafe writing a review. Diniel is hovering next to P.R.O.W.L. (Power Research Organization, Welfare Logistics) Industries (Geras Grey's Company, unless you want it to be another thing). Steve is in the Hero Hall making cotton candy while his fellow Awesome Super Team members Glimmer and Darkness are watching.
So, what are you doing next?
Edited by JTTWlover on May 28th 2020 at 8:33:40 PM
>I'm working on my final project, my magnum opus. It's currently in the early stages, so I'm dragging a large block of lumber into the workshop to prepare for carving.
> I have begun busking pulling my double bass out of it's case playing downtempo music on a summer day.
>I still think it's going to be a normal day. I drive to the next stop along my route (I'll let you choose a plot-relevant place).
Hope it's okay for me to post a sign-up real quick.
Name: Felicity Leander, aka Panthera
Hero or Villain?: Hero, though she started off as a petty thief.
Backstory: Small-time crook Felicity Leander was aiming to purrloin some artifacts from the local museum's archives, including an odd-looking cat statue with gemstones for eyes. What she didn't know was that the statue carried a curse that would make the next woman to touch it with her bare hands an avatar of the goddess Bastet. After picking the statue up and finding herself transformed, with slit pupils, pointed ears, a tail, fangs, and retractable claws, she narrowly escaped the museum uncaught- only making it out due to her newfound cat-like reflexes.
She took her narrow escape as a sign that maybe stealing wasn't the right career for her, and now tries to use her abilities to do some good.
Species: Human with feline features. So a Cat Girl, basically.
Skills: Agility and Stealth. Excellent for a heist, really.
Superpowers: Feline Reflexes and Physique (Main). Night vision, retractable claws, that kind of thing.
Hobbies: Funnily enough, before her encounter with the statue of Bastet, she was actually pretty active in the furry fandom. She's no longer a thief but does enjoy collecting shiny things- which she now obtains legally, mind you.
Age and profession: 30 years old, Former thief; now she works at a gas station. Getting a decent job is tough when you're a cat hybrid with a criminal record.
Edited by Spottedleaf on May 21st 2020 at 12:43:15 PM
> I'm half-listening to Prof. Raymond talking about autotrophic organisms
>Order a Frappuccino from the cafe
>Patrol the area looking for trouble or shinies
> Move aside and start patrolling the city. The human children clearly want to use this slide.
>Look around to see if there's anyone I can help out, or just say hi to.
>Give my customers the best goddamn massage they'll ever have.
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