Friday the 13th, April 2029, originally a date speculated that an asteroid could hit Earth that would cause a crater the size of Texas if it hit land. If it made impact in the oceans, widespread tsunamis could occur across the planet. Scientists soon after discovered that the asteroid would not hit, but it would pass about as close as one could get without having any significant effect upon the Earth. In all of recorded history, the asteroid would be the brightest one in plain sight of the sky, and people gathered to see it. As the years passed and the date got closer, scientists found some mysterious elements present on the asteroid, and the fact that a strange, green fire emanated from it. They kept this under wraps and when it became noticeable to more amateur scientists, the governments came up with some bullshit answers to keep the world sedated. There would be no point in worrying people over something that they themselves could not even explain.
Millions of parties were thrown across the globe to view the asteroid as it passed through the sky. The green glow was odd but exhilarating, some doomsday cults had even gathered, not believing the government and thinking it would still hit, or carry their souls away if it did indeed pass. While it went by the Earth, many electronics malfunctioned, radars and surveillance of the object failed. Many of the cults committed mass suicide before it showed up, just like with comets and asteroids in the past. As it passed the green fire went out and the light turned to dark, casting shadows everywhere.� Other people began to experience different symptoms after the object had passed through the sky, at differing times. Anywhere from minutes to months after it passed, some individuals would find themselves having new powers. The asteroid may not have hit Earth, but it did something when it passed, something that could alter the world forever.
Many people live in the shadows. The shadows of corporations, bosses, pasts that haunt them, their own parent's expectations that they have failed to meet, and even the shadows of an asteroid. In it's path it has left people with new capabilities, and how they use them would determine the Earth's future. Would they stay hidden the best they could? Should these people use their power for good? Will people become superheroes like in the movies and comics? One decision that is clear from the start is that the powers will definitely be used for evil by some, and that would have to be stopped, one way or another.
In The Shadows is a PnP RP (likely to receive it's own altered application) where many individuals are left with superpowers in the passing of a large asteroid in the near future. Unless there is board disagreement, I think that the power should be random, you should not get to choose your power. From there I will leave a lot of free will in the beginning to see how you will use your power; for selfish reasons or to help others. One thing that will be very important in this GC is that while your characters will have powers, they did have a normal life before it, so you will have to establish a normal life in your character backstory, because it is at the start of the game where you will begin to harness the potential of your power.
There will be no set system for powers, each persons power will operate differently, some could be everlasting while others may only be usable for a certain amount of time before rest is needed. Depending on the power, a case-by-case system can be established. If powers are random, I will likely use marvel's rpg powers list to help determine most of them located here http://www.classicmarvelf...ltimate-powers-list.html . Along with the skills we have listed in our own site here, you might want to use http://www.classicmarvelf...timate-talents-list.html for skills and occupation. The whole site located there will likely be a huge resource for the game. It is planned to be PnP but if people would prefer story form, let me know.
Open to questions. Also I should make clear that before I do anything significant with this game, I will get The Dead and the Damned up and running.