Jump to content

New Villainous Arc

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)





  • Titles: obviously a take on Steinbeck (including individual mission titles).
  • Exploring the "Smuggler's Run" coalition found in the Warriors Lore, as well as the Family's ability to create Consigliere's and other super-powered thugs.
  • Guiding question: Assuming the Family's ability (above) is a closely guarded secret, who would be REALLY interested in stealing it?
  • Introduces eventual Warrior "turncoat" Alexander Pavlidis at an earlier point in the overall narrative.
  • Callbacks: The contact, Wesley, has appeared in other arcs of mine.
  • Customs: a merc crew that merges magic and tech. Originally, wasn't going to do this, since one of my "Customs" was pairing similar in-game groups (Hellions and Outcasts, for example). But entity "Lupan" was mentioned, so it made sense to bring them in, particularly since a subplot involves whether the Warriors are actually getting into the "dishonorable" practices Alex believes they are, and hiring an outside group gives Odysseus deniability.
  • NOTE: The Lupan varied in difficulty. I ran with a L15 DP/Dev blaster  (SO's only) who had Toughness toggle. The first time through, got my ass handed to me by the blasters. Ended up having to proceed much more carefully. Temp powers definitely helped. End boss was pullable in early runs, because they kept spawning close to last room entrance. Might be a lot tougher, otherwise. 
  • Last thing: It's listed as L10-15, but I don't know that I'd even try this at anything less than max. My squishy blaster was fine until the end, but I can see it being really dicey due to power synergies of certain enemy combinations.


Now set up as Looking for Feedback. Thanks in advance,


Edited by cranebump

Looking for SFMA content over multiple arcs? Search for the following under "cranebump."

Ordinary People [3 parts] Investigation of a series of thefts leads you deep into a vengeful plot that threatens all of Paragon City. Will you and Kings Row's "ordinary" heroes be able to stop it? Leviathan [5 parts] The  assassination of a local politician with national aspirations sets off a media frenzy among everyone's favorite reactionary network, NewsAnon. Among their targets? You. The Cage Series [3 parts]: The Iron Widow is back! Or...is she? Your vigilante philosophy is put to the test in this tale of shifting loyalties and outright deceit. The Port Oakes TF [2 parts] Enos Childs is calling on Villains like you to join his glorious quest to drive Arachnos out of the Rogue Isles.  The Bleed [3 parts]: Your investigation of arcane fissures in IP leads you to uncover a 100-year old secret shrouded in magic, blood, and betrayal. One Shots:  Of Guns and Asa Ronan; The Tenuous State of Grace; Garden of the Will; Gravity; The Book of Bond's, The Lost Girls; Injustice Systems, Wednesday’s Wyverns, Of "Dine and Men (lf feedback).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...