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    Re: (Interest Check) Worm game

    It's not even that the characters were lower powered, it's that except in unusual cases the powers were very narrowly focused on a single theme or descriptor.

    One of my favorite powersets from the serial was Aegis, a mover/brute. Discounting his Flight, his ability was biological adaptability. He had so many biological redundencies he wasn't able to be killed other than massive body wide systemic trauma. Shoot him in the heart and another organ would take over until his heart repaired itself. Remove his eyes his skin would develop the ability to adjust to light and transmit that information to his brain via his nervous system.

    He didn't have superstrength per se, but his body could be constantly flooded with adrenalin, and he was impervious yo pain, so he could throw punches that would mangle his hand, tear muscle and ligaments and he'd just keep going.

    Mechanically that's some significant immunities, including critical hits, fatigue and pain, high levels of Regen, some Impervious Toughness to represent instant healing, and enhanced Strength, Toughness.

    However it's one of the most unique powerhouse type abilities I've seen, and I really enjoyed that take on a fairly common power set.

    Weaver Dice is a rough homebrew game system that emulates the Worm-verse power classifications and triggers for those interested in it.

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    Wow. The Worm story opened up entirely new concepts for superhero stories for me; it should make a great backdrop with a lot of drama.

    This is definitely the sort of thing I'd be interested in, although I doubt I'll be able to play even in early 2019. Still, I'm quite eager to see what sorts of powers and stories come about out of this.
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    Sorry it took me so long to get back to this. I am actually kind of interested in running this. I'm not certain of how to mechanically implement the system, but I do like the setting.

    Do people have preference between keeping it somewhat in canon (giving me a ready supply of characters from the story/wiki) versus setting it somewhere else?

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    Funnily, I was just working the other day on that one idea I had mentioned. Somehow I found my way to the Work wikia while doing so. Really should've spent time reading through the series instead...

    Ahem; I've grown a bit more familiar with the setting, bit most of it is still beyond me. Overall up to you, but I'm fine with learning more.
    I'm obviously a doctor of literature.

    What do I do around here?

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    I would be ok with canon so long as you dont mind my ignorance of the setting and ramping as needed.

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    I'd certainly still be interested, though my knowledge of the serial is years out of date, nor did I get too much past the mid-portion of it dealing with the Endbringer stuff. Familiar with the tone & atmosphere of the setting though. Curious if you're envisioning the players being a small time gang, flying under the PRT's radar, or trying to be heroes in such a gritty setting.

    I'm not averse to it being set in the canon Brockton Bay, though moving it to a different locale, while keeping it in the same Worm-verse might be easier on people unfamiliar with the source material, and give us some leeway in introducing setting elements through our backgrounds & triggers.

    Either way, I'm in.

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    I would be interested. I'm mostly reading the sequel story (Ward), since some of the characters in the first story didn't really do it for me. It is an interesting world though.

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    Re: (Interest Check) Worm game

    Quote Originally Posted by mrdent12 View Post
    I would be ok with canon so long as you dont mind my ignorance of the setting and ramping as needed.
    I'm gonna me too this response. Never read the story. I have a bookmark to it. But haven't had the time to start reading it.

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