My gaming group played their third session of the game Bash! a few weeks ago, a game session that introduced an mysterious NPC group of metahumans (aka the Miscreants), an evil corporation (Kort Technologies, which only now I realize sounds like the Blue Beetle's Kord Technologies. Damn.), and a handful of villains including Hot Rox, Brute, and Gunfire.
Gunfire is the latest NPC swiped from the book The League of Unfortunate Superheroes, the first entry from their modern section. Gunfire was a DC comics character, part of the company's desperate attempt to catch up with Image and the Iron Age of comics with their "Bloodlines" event that introduced a slew of violently-named gritty "heroes."
Gunfire had the curious ability to shoot energy blasts from any object, meaning he could turn a wooden mallet (shown above), a teapot, or frankly anything but his actual body into a gun. I'm kind of curious if the gloves of his super-spiffy disco spaceknight costume could have qualified.
Anyways, he was a fun 90's stereotype NPC villain to add to the game, and major pain for the heroes to bring down. The players had a terrible night for dice rolling, so the villains made a much better showing of it than they should have.
Plot was pretty straightforward: a bunch of teen metahumans escape from a facility, rob a gas station for food and cash, and then head into the campaign city. The PC's investigate the robbery (clearly the work of superpowered beings) and then split into two groups: one to follow the thieves into town, the other to backtrack to see where they came from. This lead to a "splitting the party" situation of which I'm always a little leery, but at least it took a huge group of players and broke them into two fairly manageable sizes.
In the future I'm hoping to run multiple sessions a month and only have part of the group at each session, but that requires a bigger output of gaming than I seem capable of right now, so we'll have to see.