*The Miracle Machine works its super-scientific
magic on the timestream and the Age of Universo
is washed away. Time reshapes itself to form
a new history where the United Planets is free
from the tyrrany of the mind-warping Universo
… or is it???*
*It is the year 3001, and Earth is seen by many
as the Utopian ideal, a crime-free Eden where
sentients from all over known space converge
to work and live peacefully under the all-
protective care of the super-computer Universo.
Their security is ensured by the same guardians
who patrol the ever-increasing areas of space
that subscribe to Universo's technology, the
science Police, their watchful gaze protecting
against any sort of criminal behaviour.*
*But, for Kal, adopted son of billionaire R.J.
Brande, it was too much control for an energetic
14-year-old with the great power of long-lost
Krypton. Fleeing the scolding of his concerned
father, Kal meets a Green Lantern who inspires
him to do great deeds like those heroes of the
late 20th/early 21st centuries.*
*In his travels, he finds a giant Blister Beast
attacking the luxury cruiser Lystrata and is
joined by magno-ball champion Rokk Krinn
and his girlfriend Imra Ardeen, using their
unique powers to capture the creature.*
*Kal, calling himself Superboy after the ancient
legend of heroes who had fought for justice
almost a thousand years ago, invited his new
friends to join him in forming a team of super-
heroes! They agreed and the word went out!*
WANT TO HELP OTHERS?
MEET LIKE-MINDED ALIEN SPECIES?
SEEK ADVENTURE IN THE FURTHEST
REACHES OF SPACE?
SUPERBOY'S LEGION NEEDS YOU!!!
ALL META-POWERED YOUNGSTERS ARE
INVITED TO OUR INITIAL TRY-OUTS.
PLEASE PREPARE SENSIBLE
CODE NAMES IN ADVANCE.
And so, the Legion of Super-Heroes was born!
This game is LOOSELY based on the recent Elseworlds "Superboy's Legion". If you didn't buy a copy, you MIGHT want to get one, but it's NOT absolutely necessary. I'm only really going to be using the first of the two books as inspiration, as I was kinda let down by the second one. Note that there will be NO appearances by Lex Luthor in this game, neither as aperson nor a computer program nor as a mummified corpse. :)
What I liked most about the series was its return to the innocence of the Legion. The sense of awe and wonder involved made me remember what it was like to read Legion as a kid. Understand that the universe of Superboy's Legion is a "safe" one. The U.P.is so darn safe, it's boring. When Superboy first makes his Legion, most people are there for the fun of it, though several are drawn by the chance to do good or prove themselves with the universe watching. Very quickly, they begin to realize this isn't a game, a rude awakening for some, but an affirmation for others.
The characters must be existing Legionnaires from any era (V4 is iffy to me though since they let almost ANYone in after Black Dawn), and they must suit the genre. This does NOT mean that they must be innocent (Thom and Jo certainly were not), nor does it mean they must match the ones from the published Superboy's Legion. In our game, Imra and Rokk are lovers, Gim and Dirk are irresponsible best friends, Thom is a bitter and driven, and Garth is a Prince as in the Elseworlds, but our game also has a Laurel Gand, even though Daxam is mentioned in Superboy's Legion as having been destroyed. YOUR character does not have to follow the Elseworlds if you decide otherwise. That's your choice. (Relationships with other players' characters will have to be worked out, of course). There is a lot of leeway, as the comic didn't tell us overly much.
Beginning players are just as welcome to join as more advanced players.
If the game sounds like it might be fun to you, come along!
For an in-depth explanation of GAME MECHANICS click here. All players wishing to join need to read and understand them.
Below are the character lisitings of who's taken thus far...
(click the link on the character's name to view a pic. and/or bio of the character)
|Kal Brande/Superboy||Thom Kallor/Starbolt||Rokk Krinn/Pulse||Tinya Wazzo/Banshee||Jo Nah/Rogue|
|Laurel Gand/Andromeda||Drake Burroughs/Wildfire||Kent Shakespeare||Querl Dox/Brainiac 5||Chuck Taine/Rebound|
|Gim Allon/Leviathan||Luornu Durgo/The Triad||April Dumaka/Catspaw||Dirk Morgna/Supernova||Xao Jin/Dragonmage|
|Brin Londo/Lone Wolf||Jan Arrah, the Redeemer||Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl||Garth Ranzz/Lightning Lad||Reep Daggle|
|Nura Nal||Tasmia Mallor/Umbra||Val Armorr/Sensei||Lar Gand/Valor|
|Andrew Nolan/Ferro||Princess Jeka|
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