Ascension is a story about a
group coming together out of various individuals, and making their way
through the world. There is no pre-formed team in Ascension, and
therefore no team name. The player characters will be coming together
for the first time and making up the rules as they go along.
of the Player Characters:
While the players are not the greatest superhero team in the world,
their impact on the local Dallas area will be significant.
The Global Guardians Universe is a four-color comic book world
full of larger than life characters. Technology is more
advanced that the real world, and magic is real. Aliens
and creatures of legend roam the earth.
The Story So Far:
Despite its size as
a booming metroplex, the city of Dallas and the surrounding
neighbors has never had an official superhero team. This role
has been filled, more or less, by various individual superheroes
over the years. The latest city protector, Warhawk, retired ten
years ago, and has been quietly training his successor. You.
The campaign focus is on the formation of a team where there has been
none before. The characters' actions will determine their relations with
Ascension is intended to be a mostly four-color campaign, focusing as
much on the interplay of the characters' real lives as their costumed
identities. There will be some moral issues the characters will face
that are not always black and white, forcing the characters to decide
for themselves what being a hero really means.
The campaign will be more realistic than comic book, as actions of the
characters have their repercussions both positive and negative. The more
life the players breathe into the characters, the more reality the story
The players are the heroes of the story, and things are supposed to work
out well for them, but this will depend on their own actions. Characters
are not likely to be killed except for extreme stupidity or planned
Blaze of Glory exits.
The world itself is serious and does not devolve into cartoonish
sillyness. The drama, humor and entertainment is solely in the hands of
the player characters.
The game is entirely serial, as the actions of the characters will
determine what happens to them in the future.
Building a Character for
All characters in the Ascension
campaign must be built along the following guidelines:
from One Category of Disadvantages: 60
Points for Any One Power: 60
- Characters need not take a
Psychological Limitation that deals with the use of lethal force,
though no wanton killers will be accepted.
Guardians PBEM Universe is copyrighted to Jack and Rebecca Butler,
and is their solely owned property. The Global Guardians PBEM Universe, and all of the campaigns therein, are works of
collaborative fiction. All the characters and events portrayed
here are either products of the authors' imagination or are used
fictitiously. Except where otherwise
specifically noted, the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, all Global
Guardians characters, and all stories included therein are Copyright
1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 by Jack and Rebecca Butler with all rights
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