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  • Michuru81
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    Scelerati Society

    Leader: The Radical Tomato
    Roster:
    Base of Operations: Various
    First Appearance: Tabula Rasa #17-18
    Significant Appearances: Tabula Rasa #2 (Ebb), Tabula Rasa #4 (Henbane), Tabula Rasa #6 (The Radical Tomato), Tabula Rasa #7 (Goo), Tabula Rasa #8 (Breeze), Tabula Rasa #11 (Courtney Rage), Tabula Rasa #13 (Baron Malevolence), Tabula Rasa #14 (Quake), Tabula Rasa #17-18, New Vindicators Academy of Europe #24

    Goals: Each member of the Scelerati Society has personal ties to a student at the New Vindicators Academy. What the members of the Scelerati Society themselves were unaware of, was that their leader had a goal of his own. While he presented himself as wanting revenge against Eric Vaughn, the truth is that the Radical Tomato was really David Meinstein, who used a band of Neo-Sapien villains to frighten the public into believing that his creations—the Gilgamesh drones—could save them from future SPB attacks.

    Biography: When Doohickey kidnapped Kim Forbes, the New Vindicators went to work in locating her. With Aisha’s abilities, they were able to quickly find an address where she was being held. After dealing with Doohickey’s Ersatz guards, the young heroes freed Kim and returned to the school.

    Following the incident, Kim began acting out of character—behavior that those closest to her disregarded as a side-effect of her abilities. Kim seemed uninterested in her boyfriend and instead sought to spend as much time with his best-friend, Dirk, as she could.

    As days went by, Kim successfully coerced some of the other girls—Aisha, Allegra, Cyndi, Josie, and Suzette—to accompany her on a girls’ night out. With the boys left behind, the girls went to spend an evening at Hell in a Handbasket… only to be ambushed by Breeze, Courtney Rage, Doohickey, and Henbane—four villains who had never before shared any affiliation. When Aisha, Allegra, Josie, and Suzette were taken down, Cyndi tried to escape with Aisha and Kim, only to learn that Kim was actually Goo.

    As Cyndi fought five villains by herself, the rogue’s allies appeared on the school grounds. While posing as Kim, Goo was able to compromise the school’s security measures, allowing Baron Malevolence, Ebb, Henbane, and Quake to enter the academy undetected. In their attack, the foursome managed to capture three students: Derryl Isaacson, Drew Loder, and Josie Loder.

    Responding to Cyndi’s distress call, Derryl, Dirk, Eric, and John managed to help her escape. As the five teens took stock over who among their friends were now counted among the abducted, the Radical Tomato launched another salvo. Hijacking radio, television, and wireless frequencies, the hacker sent out a message to every villain in the country.

    With seven of the New Vindicators captured, the Radical Tomato claimed that the Vindicators would be scrambling to save their charges, making now the perfect time to strike. (Tabula Rasa #17)

    Heeding the Radical Tomato’s advice, the Brownout Brothers attack the Federal Reserve while Inferno begins burning multiple synagogues; Pandemonium causes riots in Times Square as Rampage appears on Wall Street; Doctor Ciaphas begins to amass an army of the undead at Gettysburg while Vitriol attacks the Chicago news station where his ex-girlfriend works; the Order of Chaos makes a move on Alcatraz, while Deimos outright attacks the Vindicators’ headquarters in New York. One-by-one, reports of attacks come in and the Vindicators are stretched thin trying to contain it.

    Cyndi wakes up to find Renegade at her bedside. With the rest of his team in the room, the vigilante vows to kill Breeze before he can come after Cyndi again, forcing the girl to stop him and save her enemy. She convinces him instead to work with the New Vindicators in finding the kidnapped students.

    While John and Dirk move to stop the villains responding to the Radical Tomato’s call to action, Eric discovers that the Scelerati Society kidnapped the wrong Derryl Isaacson. Rather than his roommate, they left with the second Derryl to enroll at the school. Together, they begin working to track down the Society, only for Ebb to contact Eric. With the other Derryl buried underground in a sensory deprivation chamber, Ebb attempted to use Derryl as a hostage. As he demanded Aisha in exchange, Eric and Derryl realized that Ebb was unaware that his allies had kidnapped her. When Ebb aware that Derryl was not his captive, but Aisha was, the duo set to exploit Ebb’s lack of knowledge and moved to set up a trap.

    At the meeting with Ebb, Eric watched as Abe Chobanian maneuvered Greg Foster into position to mind control Ebb into revealing where his teammates were. Though he managed to fight the Esper off, the damage had been done. Recruiting Renegade for back up, Derryl and Eric moved to attack the warehouse where the Scelerati Society was. Unbeknownst to them, Abe and Greg gave this information to Jim Loder as well.

    Cutting himself off from his classmates, Jim Loder found where his siblings were being held—guarded by Courtney Rage. Thinking she could use them as shields against them, Jim killed his older brother and twin sister without hesitation, then thanked the bassist for giving him someone he could pin the crime on. Sensing what was about to occur, Courtney Rage attempted to flee, only for Jim to electrocute her, adding to his body count even more.

    The other members of the Scelerati Society fled, allowing the New Vindicators and the Justicars to rescue their captives. Still, the damage had been done: hundreds were dead and thousands injured in attacks across the country. Among the dead were several Vindicators: Anomaly, Caliber, Rheid, Samebito, Thrust, and Tripper.

    In the wake of the attacks, David Meinstein, CEO of Patriot Robotics, unveiled the Gilgamesh, remotely-piloted guardians capable of fighting SPBs.

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  • Tattooedman
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    Agreed, add the organizations. At least the fluff part, so we can keep straight what we know about them.

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  • Enigmatic One
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    Sure, add orgs. More the merrier. Stats... depends on if you plan on consolidating ATT builds into the RoninArmy or into the book.

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  • Michuru81
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    Here's a version with a bit more to it.

    First page is some fluff on the school; you've seen the second page already.

    The next few pages are the full entry for Isaac Newton from my bible. That's basically what I'm looking at when I need to reference something. My bibles are divided into multiple files: core, NVAE, NVAA, magic, and other dimensions. Usually, I can find something fast by searching through it. CTRL + F, "Name: Gaspar" will take it right to the entry on Gaspar, for instance (searching "Lluvia" or "Gaspar" takes me to too many places, but "Name: Gaspar" tends to go to just one spot). Adding tags has been helping me lately. Being able to search by type (#esper) or nationality (#namibia) has been a big help, and I don't know why I wasn't doing that from the start.

    Immediately after Newton's entry is a condensed version of Durendal. Basically, the main stats--name, height, weight, ect.--followed by the game stats. No fluff. No background or anything. Just the important stuff.

    After that is a breakdown of the current junior class--a bullet point list with a brief explanation of powers and abilities.

    Following that is a brief thing on various organizations, listing who is in it, where they're headquartered--stuff you're used to with regards to the villain pages I've plopped up on this thread.

    So, my question is... what works best? Should I not worry about game stats and just make the whole thing fluff? Should I make this file just the school and not organizations the school has encountered? This is intended to be a resource for you, so what would you like to see?
    Last edited by Michuru81; 6th July 2016, 12:56 PM. Reason: I TOTALLY know what I'm doing...

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  • Tattooedman
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    Re: Oubliette

    Originally posted by Michuru81
    The next big thing won't actually be for here. I'm working on a PDF to act as sort of a sourcebook for the NVAE players. Here's a teaser of one bit.
    Nice! Can't wait to see the finished project.

    Originally posted by Michuru81
    The question is what sort of scope do I want? Do I want it to be a resource for the school itself--maps, info, and flavor, while also giving the info on the staff? If anyone has the Freedom City sourcebook, what's the best way to handle stats? The limited ones you see in some of the earlier sections, or the full bio with background, stats, and info? Do I humiliate myself by trying my hand at sketching up some of the staff, so that it's not just a big lump of text? Or do I just start stealing images? For the Tabula Rasa game, I found real life pictures of people--mostly nobodies, though I made a few slips and accidentally had a picture of Michael Fassbender in there--to make a school yearbook, finding that having a picture of someone helps the players to better recognize who they're interacting with.
    Originally posted by Arkrite View Post
    I would say that it depends.
    Characters who are extremely important, or likely to be involved in fights, would probably be worth getting a full write up.
    Characters who are less important, or less likely to need their stats written up should get a quick blurb that gives a basic idea of who they are and what they do.

    So, for example, it might be a good idea to put up a build of the headmaster, since they're usually pretty important, or somebody like Manticore or Herta who are likely to play backup to the PCs in fights.

    Doug, or Sarah, on the other hand, can probably get away without stats and a brief overview of what they can do.

    But that's just me.
    Arkrite summed up my thoughts on the matter of writing up the NPCs - be as detailed as you need to be based on the amount of interaction the NPC has with the PCs.

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  • Arkrite
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    If anyone has the Freedom City sourcebook, what's the best way to handle stats? The limited ones you see in some of the earlier sections, or the full bio with background, stats, and info?
    I would say that it depends.
    Characters who are extremely important, or likely to be involved in fights, would probably be worth getting a full write up.
    Characters who are less important, or less likely to need their stats written up should get a quick blurb that gives a basic idea of who they are and what they do.

    So, for example, it might be a good idea to put up a build of the headmaster, since they're usually pretty important, or somebody like Manticore or Herta who are likely to play backup to the PCs in fights.

    Doug, or Sarah, on the other hand, can probably get away without stats and a brief overview of what they can do.

    But that's just me.

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  • Enigmatic One
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    Originally posted by Michuru81 View Post
    The next big thing won't actually be for here. I'm working on a PDF to act as sort of a sourcebook for the NVAE players. Here's a teaser of one bit.

    The question is what sort of scope do I want? Do I want it to be a resource for the school itself--maps, info, and flavor, while also giving the info on the staff? If anyone has the Freedom City sourcebook, what's the best way to handle stats? The limited ones you see in some of the earlier sections, or the full bio with background, stats, and info? Do I humiliate myself by trying my hand at sketching up some of the staff, so that it's not just a big lump of text? Or do I just start stealing images? For the Tabula Rasa game, I found real life pictures of people--mostly nobodies, though I made a few slips and accidentally had a picture of Michael Fassbender in there--to make a school yearbook, finding that having a picture of someone helps the players to better recognize who they're interacting with.

    That's the main thing I've been working on. That, and some builds. Oh, and a paper due later this week.
    That looks promising. And builds sound good.

    For the most part, given the teachers? I suspect those whom need the full stat blocks are the ones you've already (and may in the future) post in the Builds thread. Generally considering their mechanical and plot limitations, I don't think you need to go full enchilada for them.

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  • Michuru81
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    Originally posted by Enigmatic One View Post
    So it's been a couple months.

    What's next on the itinerary?
    The next big thing won't actually be for here. I'm working on a PDF to act as sort of a sourcebook for the NVAE players. Here's a teaser of one bit.

    The question is what sort of scope do I want? Do I want it to be a resource for the school itself--maps, info, and flavor, while also giving the info on the staff? If anyone has the Freedom City sourcebook, what's the best way to handle stats? The limited ones you see in some of the earlier sections, or the full bio with background, stats, and info? Do I humiliate myself by trying my hand at sketching up some of the staff, so that it's not just a big lump of text? Or do I just start stealing images? For the Tabula Rasa game, I found real life pictures of people--mostly nobodies, though I made a few slips and accidentally had a picture of Michael Fassbender in there--to make a school yearbook, finding that having a picture of someone helps the players to better recognize who they're interacting with.

    That's the main thing I've been working on. That, and some builds. Oh, and a paper due later this week.

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  • Enigmatic One
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    So it's been a couple months.

    What's next on the itinerary?

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  • flynnarrel
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    NVAA has a much more defensive range of abilities. A lot of things seem to be triggered on breaking skin.

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  • Michuru81
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    Originally posted by Enigmatic One View Post
    Speaking of, you need to add Imago to the NVAE freshman listings.
    Done and done! Thanks for reminding me!

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  • Enigmatic One
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    Speaking of, you need to add Imago to the NVAE freshman listings.

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  • Michuru81
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    Found it!

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  • Michuru81
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    Re: New Vindicators Academy of Asia, Class of 2011

    Originally posted by Shock View Post
    I'm drawing a blank on when this happened. Was it during one of the time skips?
    Yup. After Laputa, I believe.

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  • Shock
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    Re: New Vindicators Academy of Asia, Class of 2011

    Originally posted by Michuru81 View Post
    • Rexroth, Jack (Greystone; America): Officially a student at the New Vindicators Academy of Europe, Jack spent a few weeks abroad, in an independent study program with Arthropod.
    I'm drawing a blank on when this happened. Was it during one of the time skips?

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