Tuesday, November 7, 2023

MTAD Press Release for the City of NightFall Bay



Office of Public Affairs
Nightfall Bay Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation 


Public Affairs Office
Phone:  213-555-3434
Email: Investigations@MTAD.Gov

Nightfall Bay, 2023 — Recent developments in Nightfall Bay have brought to light a growing concern among citizens in response to the increasing presence of individuals with extraordinary abilities, often referred to as meta-humans. The rise of these meta-humans has prompted conversations about safety, security, and the role of law enforcement in dealing with these unique challenges.

The city of Nightfall Bay, which has long been known for its rich history and unique character, now finds itself grappling with a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly prevalent. These individuals, each with their own unique set of capabilities, have drawn attention and raised questions within the community. Some residents express admiration for these gifted individuals, while others fear the potential consequences of unchecked abilities.

In response to this rising concern, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Nightfall Bay Division established the Meta-Human Threat Assessment Division (MTAD). MTAD, under the leadership of Director Samuel Bishop, has a critical mission to identify, track, and neutralize potential threats posed by meta-humans.

Director Bishop's uncompromising dedication to protecting the city's population, despite controversy, remains a central driving force. With over two decades of experience in the FBI, he takes a no-nonsense approach to the issue, focusing on the security of Nightfall Bay's residents.

As MTAD conducts its operations, the division has made significant strides in addressing the challenges posed by meta-human abilities. Their achievements can be attributed to the expertise of their specialized agents, state-of-the-art technology, and commitment to their mission.

Nonetheless, the division's methods have raised questions regarding civil liberties, raising concerns among segments of the community. Some believe that MTAD's approach may infringe on the rights of individuals who may not pose any threat to society.

Despite the ongoing debates, MTAD is resolute in its mission, committed to public safety. As the prevalence of meta-human activities continues to grow, the division remains dedicated to protecting the public.

The future of MTAD and Director Samuel Bishop remains uncertain, but one thing is clear – the rising number of meta-humans in Nightfall Bay has sparked a dialogue about safety, security, and the role of law enforcement in addressing these unique challenges.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 213-555-3434 or Investigations@MTAD.Gov.

GM Note: this is a copy of a hand out you can present to your players to set the mood or tone of the game.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

CW's Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke


Dex:   10  Str:   6   Body:    7
Int:   8   Will:  9   Mind:   10
Infl:  6   Aura:  6   Spirit:  6
Initiative: 26   Hero Points: 75

Real Name: Slade Wilson

Age: 50 (1968)
Marital Status: Married, Estranged
Aliases: Deathstroke, and the Terminator
Motivation: Mercenary
Occupation:Mercenary; Ally of Team Arrow; ASIS agent (formerly); Member of the ASIS unit (formerly); Captain of the Amazo (formerly); Mastermind behind the Church of Blood (formerly); Leader of his army (formerly)

Wealth: 8

Classification: Human (modified), Mercenary (Ally of Team Arrow)

Family: Adeline Wilson (wife; estranged); Joe Wilson (son); Grant Wilson (son); Shado (former love interest; deceased)

Origin: Arrowverse (CW)

Powers*: Jumping 3; Regeneration 5; Systematic antidote 6 

*Powers due to Mirakuru

Skills: Acrobatics 9, Charisma 8, Detective 5, Martial artist 9, Military science 11, Thief 9, Vehicles 8, Weaponry 12.

Advantages: Connoisseurs; Iron nerves; Leadership; Lightning reflexes;  Omniconnections, Scholar (tactics); Eidetic Memory

Drawbacks: Age; Mistrust; Physical Restriction (one eye); Rage (Minor, possible lasting mirakuru effects); Traumatic Flashbacks (Possible Mirukuru, Seeing Shado)

Armor (BOD 10, Radio comm 7)
Power Staff (BOD 7 EV 3 Energy blast 11)
Pistol (BOD 5 EV 6 Range 5/8 with removable extended barrel which takes 1 phase Ammo 10, R#2)
Sword (BOD 6 EV 5)
Knives x2 (BOD 4 EV 3)
Grenades (BOD 2 Bomb 8 Ammo 1 R#2)
Flash Grenades (BOD 2 Flash 8 Ammo 1 R#2)

*Source: Based off Equipment in DC Core 3e

Designer Notes:One of my favorite characters, comic book wise and on the TV show, Manu plays this character perfectly and I really enjoy it. So I wanted to make sure he was a bad ass for my world as well.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Flashback: Onstar Batman commercials from '99 -'00 time frame!

In a thrilling crusade to showcase the sheer power of OnStar technology, Batman himself took the wheel and commandeered the spotlight! Picture this: the iconic Batmobile, equipped with the cutting-edge OnStar services, raced through the streets of Gotham City, demonstrating a symphony of navigation, communication, and security prowess.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Ready for Justice League: Warworld, but want to know what to read?

Greetings, Gothamites! As we prepare to be swept away by the heart-pounding adventures of the Justice League, an exhilarating storm is brewing in the DC Animated Universe (DCAU). Brace yourselves for Justice League: Warworld, on July 25th!

Thursday, July 20, 2023

State of Affairs for July 2023: Embracing the Next Chapter of The Gotham Database

Greetings, fellow denizens of Gotham Database! As we find ourselves in the midst of July 2023, I, your humble curator of The Gotham Database, felt it was high time to gather 'round the Bat-Signal and shed some light on the thrilling state of affairs for our beloved blog.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Today's Thoughts: Couple of Reasons why I enjoy Season 1 and 2 of "Arrow"

While watching an episode of season 1 of "Arrow" I decided that this is what really drew me into the show. I really enjoyed Seasons 1 and 2 and after that it felt like the show changed tones dramatically and moved away from what really was an excellent Superhero show. I started watching it less and less in the later seasons.

Why did so many people, like me really enjoy Season 1 and 2?

Monday, July 17, 2023

Navigating the Challenges of a One-on-One Batman Roleplaying Adventure


Hey there!

Today, I want to share a unique gaming experience that has been brewing in the shadows. Picture this—a table adorned with rule-books, dice dancing across its surface, and the sound cheers setting the stage for a thrilling adventure. Welcome to the realm of Batman the Roleplaying, where I, take on the formidable challenge of running a one-on-one RPG campaign set in the gritty streets of Gotham City or maybe my custom city Nightfall Bay!