JLA Watchtower RPG Fan Discussion
Just in case anyone's still watching this space!
The remaining Watchtower crew that's been out of the journal-based RP Biz for a few years is getting the band back together for a slower-paced, looser-continuity spiritual sequel community over on Dreamwidth. Formed from a core of twenty-plus RP veterans and rare unobtainium, we plan to open up character application slots in the near future for a game that's like Watchtower, but a little less high maintenance.
I can't promise we'll run for eight years, but hopefully we will have a lower burnout rate!
Anyone interested in apping the Doom Patrol? I was thinking of picking up Robotman, but Cliff's always more fun with his posse. The Patrol would, I think, largely focus on their classic job of investigating Fortean events and otherwise having adventures in Crazy. Continuity wise, I like the current DCU's "Okay, everything happened. Yes, really, they're the Doom Patrol, they can handle alternate timelines suddenly getting less alternate." attitude.
Just curious, I saw The Question in the Top 25 slot. However, I'd like to give a go with Denny Colt, The Spirit. As of 2007, he's been essentially in the DC universe. I know he doesn't quite fit in continuity, but he's had a crossover with Batman, and is now published by DC (an ongoing monthly in addition to the reprints through DC Archives.) What are the community's thoughts on bringing The Spirit into play?
Hey, gang. The players of Watchtower have put their heads together to come up with a list of characters we'd most like to see people apply for, and I have culled that to a 'Top 25' format.
If you're interested, click here
It's a big one this time, folks, and I can't put it all up in one night, so you'll just have to keep coming back until the credits roll! You can ask questions about the thread of an OOC nature here - unlike previous installments, there's not going to be a lot of audience participation, but I may throw in some at the end!http://community.livejournal.com/watchtower_fans/44196.html
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Hello, Watchtower Fans. We've had a busy couple of months here at the Watchtower, and a post to catch things up for the casual reader is probably not unwarranted.
Regrettably, we've had a few people leave the game over the last few months - irreconcilable differences do pop up between people now and then, of course. We've still got more than two dozen active player/writers, though.
The upshot of those departures is that we have some relatively major characters available. Take a look at the cast list
- anyone not listed is an available character. (And three of those listed are available, too - Raven, Wildcat, and Murmur. I just need to get that updated.) Personally, I'd like to see people taking on more of the JSA.
We've also been building a wiki
for the game. It's a lot of work, but coming along bit by bit. In particular, you may want to look at the Available character list
there - while not exhaustive (since the DCU has thousands of characters), it does list the most significant available characters, as well as the most recently vacated ones.
If you're interested in applying, please put up an application comment in response to this post.
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. I just hope he's housebroken, girl. I wouldn't want that man shredding the drapes, if you get my meaning. How you gonna keep them down on the farm, when they've had their brains washed, rinsed and conditioned by the best?* *Any indication of improper behavior by our owner, Lex Luthor, esq, is actionable, and our attorney has sharp, pointed teeth. He files them twice daily. We're just saying.
There's one hard and fast rule when you're gambling: Never play cards with a man with the same first name as a city. Rule number two: Gambling with the Joker means gambling with your life. Just a note: Everyone involved in this story is TERRIFYING, and the Gotham tourist commission can KEEP their advertising money, there's nothing we can do for you.
The only person seen more often than Solomon Grundy recently was Elvis Presley. And even though he's been dead for thirty years, I'm sure the King smells better.
For those just joining us (and so the mods can update that handy little spreadsheet), here's what's up these days with Hal "punch-you-in-the-jaw-if-you-disagree" Jordan.( Hal Jordan!Collapse )