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24 August 2007 @ 12:38 am
I need... a GEEKTANK.  
I was perusing some text files I wrote up at the end of last year, sketching out the initial outlines for a game setting, and got inspired again. I wanna run a game in this setting -- preferably a round-robin type game with rotating GMs, because, frankly, I'd have a blast playing in it myself.

This would be a Mutants & Masterminds 2nd Edition game set in an alternate DC Universe -- one where the major characters are introduced in the years they debuted in our world, and then age normally from there, interacting, marrying, having families and legacies.

It would steal heavily from "Elseworlds", especially Generations, The Golden Age, and The New Frontier.

I've put together tentative timelines for the Superman and Batman legacies, and I have ideas for the Marvel Family that I haven't typed up yet, but after that, I just... petered out. There are major legacies I need to timeline, and hten I need to go back, figure out how they intertwine, and revise accordingly.

So, I need a GEEKTANK! A thinktank of geeks to brainstorm ideas based on this premise -- largely just for the fun of it.

I may set up an LJ community for it -- if I could find some kind of Q&D Wiki, that would be ideal, since we could all brainstorm on timelines.

I know I've got fanfic writers and comics fans in my flist who could come up with good stuff here. Who wants in?
 
 
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Stalbonstalbon on August 24th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
I'd find it hard to really...get in on this, as DC isn't my most knowledgeable universe...but I think it's fairly intriguing, nonetheless! I've already got thoughts on The Green Arrow and Hawkman 'dynasties'. (Really, they set up themselves, considering Green Arrow's closeness to his son/successor, and the various possibilities for Hawkman legacies.) The only other one I could possibly put info in on is Green Lantern, maybe. Keep me posted about this, though, as I'm always interested in comics. :>
ebony14 on August 24th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
The Flash legacy has been pretty much hashed out, with Max Mercury being the first known speedster, then Jay, Barry, Wally, and Bart (although I understand that Wally's come back). I think you would have to extend the family line, using the Tornado Twins (Wally's kids - Iris and ... something, I can't remember the boy's name), otherwise each Flash is a lot older when he hands over the reins. Of course, Max didn't actually pass the torch to Jay, and Jay didn't know Barry until the 70s (I think). Of course, the Quicks (Johnny and Jesse) could easily be incorporated as members of the Flash legacy, filling in spaces between the canon Flashes.

Another hero to consider is DC's favorite whipping boy, Aquaman. Every writer of Aquaman seems to forget that his most impressive power: the fact that he's a head of state and has an army to back him. In an alternate DC continuity, it would be easy to see Atlantis making a major impact on the nations of the world, especially in the realm of overseas trade and environmental legislature. Aquaman's legacy is pretty cut and dried, with Tempest (formerly Aqualad) either being his successor or one of his generals (or both).
Drakedrakegrey on August 24th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'm game, Athelind. I don't know if I have the big ideas but I can toss out a few little details here and there and, I'd like to see what everyone else comes up with - this sounds like fun.

--Drake
Jordan Greywolfjordangreywolf on August 29th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
I'm a fan of organizing timelines for complex backstories for game settings - or stories. =) If you ever progress to the point where you set up some sort of "wiki," I'd love to check it out (and maybe I could put in a little time toward tracking down names and dates to contribute to the effort).