Character Exchange: Desert Superheroes OOC
Because this roleplay needs all the characters submitted before it starts, I plan to wait a week (at least) before starting the IC. Hopefully this will get enough response that I won't have to wait longer than that.
If this is before 2013-10-18, please pm me your CS. Do not post it here!
If this is after 2013-10-18, ask me whether there's room for you before putting time into this. (I will plan to make room for one late-comer.)
You will not get the character you submit. You will not get the power you submit. Hopefully this will improve your roleplaying skills.
Age: (at least 20)
Superpower Option 1: (for a different player and a different character)
Superpower Option 2: (something different in case there's a problem with the first option)
The time is July 5th, 2012. The sky is clear and it's 105 degrees out. There is a slight breeze, but it's a warm one. This is the town of Creosote, named for the green bushes of the Mojave Desert. It is only a few miles from the Nevada Test Site, and should have been evacuated prior to the bomb tests. But being so small, Creosote was overlooked.
The result: some folks developed cancer. These people usually died or moved to the city for better treatment. One or two had miraculous cures. Those who were pregnant when exposed to the radiation were no different than their neighbors. But the unborn children who were exposed were different. When they reached puberty, their new hormones triggered characteristics that had remained dormant for years. To show you read this, use two adverbs in your CS. I won't refuse people who haven't read the backstory, but will show deference to those who have.
Now adults, these people have made it through their difficult teenage years of trying to understand their new abilities while watching people they knew getting sick from the very thing that had given them their abilities. And they will soon be contacted for a special mission.
Downtown Creosote is where the most activity takes place. On the East side of the road, you'll find a Taco Bell, Steve's Market (the grocery store), Lilly's (a pizza place/salad bar), the post office, and the bank. On the West side you'll find the nameless gas station (used to be part of a franchise), The Cold Shoulder (ice cream parlor), Creosote Hardware (hardware store), the community church, and the library. Then the street curves and on the other side is a small park with a baseball diamond.
Lawful Good, just not at the same time