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Poem: "All the Colors"
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pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: August 14th, 2014 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

Cool; thanks! I am absolutely OK with your stealing concepts from anything we write and share with you -- I'd only ask you not to steal specific wording without asking our consent first. And that's mostly for the sake of my gaming partner, who might be slightly weirded out by having her words pop up someplace she didn't know about.

I'm trying to convince her to read, and then play in, the Polychrome Heroes universe. She and I have had a lot of good runs with superhero worlds already, so it's a good fit for our usual modes of thought (we don't really use a game system; it's more like a kids' game of make-believe). and I have wanted for a long time a world in which, although they might be bullied and discriminated against, supers aren't automatically regarded as nonhumans, enslaved, stripped of all civil rights, herded into camps, or stuff on that level. You handed me one, complete with a lot of specific powers I hadn't thought of and some of which I'd like to use (although whether I use them by playing your character or I use them by making up a new character with a closely related power will vary). So I'm hoping I can show my friend enough to interest her in the game.

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 18th, 2014 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>> Cool; thanks! I am absolutely OK with your stealing concepts from anything we write and share with you -- I'd only ask you not to steal specific wording without asking our consent first. And that's mostly for the sake of my gaming partner, who might be slightly weirded out by having her words pop up someplace she didn't know about. <<

I'll try to keep that in mind, thanks.

>> I'm trying to convince her to read, and then play in, the Polychrome Heroes universe. <<

That would be so awesome.

>> She and I have had a lot of good runs with superhero worlds already, so it's a good fit for our usual modes of thought (we don't really use a game system; it's more like a kids' game of make-believe). and I have wanted for a long time a world in which, although they might be bullied and discriminated against, supers aren't automatically regarded as nonhumans, enslaved, stripped of all civil rights, herded into camps, or stuff on that level. <<

Sooth. I do have a list of the best and worst countries for people with superpowers. A few of them do strip rights or kill soups ... but those are places like Somalia and Haiti that basically suck for everyone. Their bad examples help convince more civilized nations that such behavior is inadvisable, because not only is it immoral to chop people to bits with a machete, one of them might explode in your face. As for the best places, the Republic of the Maldives is still in a class of its own, but there are some other really nice countries too.

>> You handed me one, complete with a lot of specific powers I hadn't thought of and some of which I'd like to use (although whether I use them by playing your character or I use them by making up a new character with a closely related power will vary). <<

Yay! Feel free to play around with the powers, or even the characters. I think I've written out enough about my major characters that you should be able to run them as NPCs. Most of the character sheets are online. I like exploring really unusual powers, in addition to standard stuff like telepathy or super-strength that appear in every superverse. Then there's weird shit like the Mandible's flensing power. 0_o

>> So I'm hoping I can show my friend enough to interest her in the game. <<

I hope so too.

By the way, I finished another poem about Stalwart Stan & Antimatter if you want to hear about it.
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