Gowi Head Gamemaster
Darkside Misery Moderation Staff
DruSM157 Moderation Staff
Thrawn Moderation Staff
In the 20th century, the then Green Lantern of sector 2814—Alan Scott—became the center of a plot by a shadow organization to make the “metahuman conflict” seen as a threat to the then President of the United States, Richard Nixon. The shadow organization was headed up by Adrian Veidt as he led along several high profile heroes (Alan Scott, Jay Garrick, Albert Pratt, Rex Tyler, Ted Grant, Lee Travis, Gregory Sanders, Ted Knight, Ted Kord and Terrence Sloane) through acts of subtlety to form a organized effort that the government would deem threatening for years. The shadow organization succeeded when the heroes formed the Justice Society due to shadow society-funded supervillains working together. A detective named Walter Kovacs began to connect the dots by the nineteen eighties but by then it was too late and the United States Government became aware of the conflict of interests as the Justice Society operated outside of the law (despite having the full support of the people). Kovacs deduced the shadow organization which he dubbed “Checkmate” was already in stage two of their plan. The details from there become riddled in cover-ups and fades as the Justice Society disbanded in 1987 for their benefit. Many JSA members went into retirement, but Kovacs wouldn’t rest until he knew the truth. “Checkmate” had succeeded in their plan to make the government aware and cautious of superheroes - eventually founding S.H.A.D.E, the D.M.A, as well as Project: Cadmus while the heroes of old sacrificed their coalition. Things got worse from there when the then president of the United States, George H. W. Bush, signed a bill (The Dickerson Act) sent from Congress to “outlaw superhero vigilantism”.
The truth was that Veidt and his organization plan wasn’t to remove superheroes and vigilantes from the public eye but actually to appropriately set up counter-measures for when they went rogue or against government mandates. However, the damage was done. But Kovacs wouldn’t quit and he continued to operate to pick apart the truth; moving his investigation of “Checkmate”. He grouped together with like-minded characters such as ex-JSA member Edward Blake; a self-proclaimed genius, Adrian Veidt; a son of a banker who had superhero envy, Daniel Dreiberg; a brilliant scientist, Jonathan Osterman; and the offspring of an ex-JSA member, Laurel Juspeczyk. Together they formed a group to peel apart the anti-superhero agenda and the political machine that ultimately had created a dark age in the history of vigilantes and metahuman’s alike. They called this group The Watchmen. At the end of it Veidt admitted to Kovacs of his position as a member of “Checkmate” and told him of how this was how the world had to be; give and take. Kovacs threatened to expose the truth and is confronted by the rest of the Watchmen; realizing that Veidt had "convinced" everyone else he tells them that they'd have to kill him to stop him from revealing the truth and he is subsequently killed. Osterman, guilty of this action goes into exile in space while Veidt goes back to his society, and in the end Dreilberg/Juspeczyk disband the Watchmen due to the cost it held.
Thus began the dark age of superheroism.
But the world has a funny thing about repeating history as the rise of superheroes become evident just around the corner. The government frightened of significant powers running independently have designated Slade Wilson and King Faraday to be tasked as part of S.H.A.D.E to understand—predict—and prevent a superhero crisis.
As NASA travels to Mars… they would unknowingly awaken something in the near future that they would regret.
But as that looms in the future... men and women have donned their illegal cape and cowls all over the United States.
A man debuted in Gotham, NJ that the press is dubbing “The Batman”.
A man debuted in Metropolis, DE that the press is dubbing “Superman”.
A man debuted in Central City, MO that the press is dubbing the return of “The Flash”.
A man debuted in Star City, CA that the press is dubbing “Green Arrow”.
A man debuted in Fawcett City, IL that the press is dubbing “Captain Marvel”.
A man debuted in Opal City, MD that the press is dubbing the return of “Starman”.
A woman debuted in Gateway City, CA that the press is dubbing “Wonder Woman”.
A woman debuted in Empire City, VT that the press will soon dub “Nighthawk”.
A man debuted in Coast City, CA that the press will soon dub the return of the “Green Lantern”.
Maximum DC is a companion / parallel roleplay to Master Bruce’s “Ultimate DC”, but unlike Ultimate DC this roleplay doesn’t have any predisposed continuity outside of what you see on the wiki entry (which as it stands is empty) and the OOC / IC threads for Maximum DC. As players it will be our jobs to take the BASIC ideas and THEMES of a character and accordingly reinvent them to your heart’s content; you can play it closer to the book or you can play it off through your own interpretations. Once players have been accepted as core characters they will become sort of moderators for their legacy characters – For example, sidekick and NPC character’s such as Vikki Vale and Tim Drake are connected to Bruce Wayne and the play writing Bruce Wayne has rights in the regard of moderating them.
But the point of this roleplay is to write year one stories for skeletons of characters like Superman, Batman, and so on. I’m not saying a Justice League is happening in this roleplay, but we might as well set the brick down.
Profiles should all be YEAR ONE. So this means we will NOT see Robin, Wonder Girl, Supergirl, and other such extended allies and rogues.
This is an advanced roleplay, so we will try to strive to the standards that apply – rules are valid: http://roleplayerguild.com/showthrea...nd-Enforcement
Below are a set few rules/guidelines to play by:
1. You may choose any character appearing in the DC comics or related media (DCAU originals, Wildstorm, etc.) Characters from Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, or other offshoots will not even be looked at.
2. Character creation will start at two characters and more will be allowed if you prove you can consistently write these characters well in a world design.
3. Post activity is important and you will be warned if you are growing inactive.
4. Please no not kill player created characters or important NPC’s.
5. Do not impose on arcs without pre-planned permissions: read the wiki, read the roleplay, read the profiles. You’ll have a sense of continuity and what you are allowed to do.
6. Crisis/Elseworlds stories: This isn’t happening or at least they aren’t for quite some time. Let’s try to keep ideas like Flashpoint, Infinite Earths, etc. away from this RP at this current time.
7. Respect the GM and his moderators.
8. Strive for quality. I know this might be a tough thing to ask, but if you only throw out one to two three sentence paragraphs on average, then maybe you need to re-evaluate your energy for this game. I’m looking at a good 800+ words on average per standalone posts (we all know cooperative interaction can be much shorter) and if you can’t do that from your post history your application won’t be considered.
9. Don’t jump into a scene for the sake of interaction; your characters should have sufficient reasoning to want to be in a cooperative scene and noting that— do be courteous and respectful about approaching or possibly interfering in character arcs.
10. Be creative, which is a paramount suggestion for all of these games.
11. All regular guild rules apply.
12. Competing applications of characters have a 24-48 hour limit to be presented and from there the moderation staff of the roleplay will decide who fits the bill better.
A full paragraph mechanically is five-to-seven sentences, the purpose of asking a player showing what they can do with a character is to make it a point that their narrative is sound and well-crafted./character/
/origin and backstory/
/powers and abilities/
/how is this character different?/
/what is your goal with this character?/
/sample post – two full paragraphs. dialogue./
ApplicantsGowi - Bruce Wayne / Batman + Jade / Green Lantern
Archangel89 - Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
Crabnek - Lex Luthor
Darkside Misery - Helena Bertinelli / Huntress
DruSM157 - Clark Kent / Kal-El
ErsatzEmperor - Rita Farr / Elasti-Girl
KB97 - Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate
Lydyn - Cynthia Reynolds / Nighthawk
Thrawn - Daniel Cassidy / Blue Devil
Welcome to MDC!