Saturday, January 25, 2014

In Which I Kill an NPC

So, we finally get the Ultimate Posse back together for a game of Marvel Heroic RPG.  It's the original crew: the Ferret, Abrasax, Dr. Mind, Mr. Eternity, Union Galactic, and Samkhara.  Bubblegum, their newest member, stays for the beginning but eventually leaves because, well, she's ten and got bored.

The Ferret is summoned by Taurus to the Zodiac spacestation.  There, in his guise as Libra, he is informed of Sagittarius' failure to get the "weapon of mass destruction," which the Ferret now knows is a baby.  Taurus opens a viewport to show the supervillainess archer drifting by, dead.  On the way out from the meeting, the Ferret is quizzed by Empyrean (known as Capricorn in the Zodiac) who briefly thinks he recognizes him, but the Ferret manages to bluff him into thinking otherwise.

Dr. Mind examining the baby the group recovered from VIPER and the Bialyans, but didn't give to Taurus of the Zodiac (having instead swapped out some random and useless technobabble).  The baby surprises everyone by turning the examining table into pure helium during the examination, and team realizes why it might be so important to the supervillains.  They use the radio transmitter they had installed in the VIPER submarine to track it to an island in the Indian Ocean, and head there to get some answers.

The island is being protected by a bunch of agents and Eye-Strike and Brawl (two B-listers at best), and the Posse makes short work of them, but the G6 is destroyed.  They secretly enter the base, hack the systems inside, and find a record of VIPER stealing the child from a French shapeshifting superhero and his wife.  They destroy the base and make their way back home in a stolen VIPER aircraft.

Once at home, they contact the French superhero and he comes to reclaim his kidnapped child.  They put the superhero in touch with the Shadow Cabinet, whose leader Dharma offers to help train the infant in his powers.

The showdown between the Zodiac and the Ultimate Posse is on the horizon!  Which team will win?


  1. I am really liking these recaps. Short, direct, to the point and full of classic superhero/spy action.

    Keep'em coming!

    1. Thanks! The Posse vs. Zodiac dynamic seems to have really caught on with the group.