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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Bay Times News Article - Nightfall Bay Implements Anti-Vigilante Legislation


By Alex Montgomery

Nightfall Bay has been known to have its fair share of personal justice warriors patrolling the streets at night. Fighting crime and dispensing their own brand of justice isn't anything new. Some see these masked people as heroes, others see them as a menace to the law and interrupting the jobs of the Nightfall Bay Police. In efforts to curb vigilantism in our fine city, our Borough President, passed the the Anti-Vigilante Legislation (AVL 9A.16.020) law today, which hold those who are caught, accountable for their actions in the streets serving up their own brand of justice.

The law defines a vigilante as an individual who takes the law into their own hands and believes that the police and the court system are unable or unreliable at bringing criminals to justice. Some vigilantes operate under a moniker, while others become popular enough to be seen as superheroes. However, not all vigilantes are motivated by a sense of justice, as some act out of personal revenge or antagonistic reasoning.

AVL 9A.16.020 allows the use of force in certain instances:
  • Citizens may use force when attempting to arrest someone who commits a felony
  • Citizens may use force when attempting to defend their lives, the lives of others in situation where there is no other course of action.

The new legislation has been met with mixed reactions from our faithful readers and citizens of the Nightfall Bay. Most of city applaud the measures taken by Marino, in attempt to reduce the amount of violence in the streets, while others argue that if the current police force and court systems were not so ineffective that vigilantes would not been needed to help defend this great city.

Police Chief Collins, in a brief statement to the Bay Times, stated "... while the police department supports this bill, they are concerned about the potential consequences surrounding who will be considered a vigilante once caught..." and further went to say, "... we don't want to discourage citizens from reporting criminal activity in the city or taking actions to protect themselves or their property, but we also want to make sure they are not putting themselves or others in danger by going above and beyond to take on criminals."

The Anti-Vigilante Legislation is the latest in a series of measures Borough President Marino has taken to tackle the rising crime and improving safety in Nightfall Bay.

In the meantime, citizens are encouraged to report something if they see something and refrain from taking matters into their own hands, letting the justice system do its job. Hopefully this will lead to a safer city and a quiet one at that. Only time will tell folks.

*Cited from Anti-Vigilante Legislation (AVL 9A.16.020)

GM Note: Always fun to run a news article about a fake bill you passed in the game to get some reaction from players! Print this out on some old newpaper background, and hand it out to get the players in the mood before a session. It is a lot of fun to do these things!

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!

Friday, July 14, 2023

Thoughts: Building a Heroic Haven, the Power of Superhero Bases


Greetings, fellow guardians of justice! Today, I want to delve into a captivating idea that recently sparked in my mind—the concept of superhero bases. I flipped on the TV and the old Super friends Cartoon was on, and they always started at the Halls of Justice or on the way to the Halls of Justice. It had me thinking, sooner or later your group is going to want a common place to meet up, a common place to do research and a common place to house their "crap", I mean "stuff".

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Exploring the World of "Arkham Knights" and Its Potential for the Batman Roleplaying Game


Hey there, fellow Gothamites! Today, I couldn't wait to tell you all about my thrilling journey into the captivating graphic novel, Arkham Knights Volume 1, and how it got me daydreaming about the incredible possibilities it holds for the Batman Roleplaying Game. So, let's jump right in and explore the gripping world of "Arkham Knights" together, envisioning how it could be the perfect backdrop for some seriously exciting tabletop adventures!

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Elixir Noir - Nightfall Bay's best coffee shop!


Random picture I found via google.

Elixir Noir is a stylish and sophisticated coffee shop nestled in the heart of downtown New Nightfall. As you step inside, you're immediately greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere with dimmed lighting, elegant decor, and a touch of modernity. The walls are adorned with abstract art pieces, showcasing a blend of vibrant colors and mysterious patterns, adding a subtle hint of intrigue to the ambiance.

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

New Reading up on the block: Road to No Man's Land Vol 1


As I find myself engrossed in the task of revamping the Batman RPG book, I decided to take a much-needed break and indulge in the captivating tale of No Man's Land. This exceptional Batman story event, which unfolded in the late '90s, has always held a special place in my collection.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Happy 4th of July from the Gotham Database!


Greetings, citizens of Gotham City! It's time to don your capes, light up the Bat-signal, and get ready for a legendary celebration. As the skies burst with brilliant colors and the aroma of grilled burgers fills the air, we wish you a Bat-tastic and laughter-filled 4th of July!

Friday, June 30, 2023

2024 will mark 35 Years Since Batman The Roleplaying was released!


As we approach the remarkable milestone of the 35th anniversary of the release of Batman: The Roleplaying Game, along with the iconic film, BATMAN!, in 2024, an exciting idea has come to my attention. With the ongoing project to revamp and update the layout of the DC Heroes 3rd edition, why not embark on a similar venture for the Batman RPG?

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Speaking of Batman '89, DC did a Modern Trailer!

Step into the mesmerizing world of Gotham City, a sprawling metropolis wrapped in darkness and plagued by crime. Amongst the shadows lies a remarkable cinematic treasure that forever transformed superhero movies—the iconic 1989 Batman film.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Batman '89 Write up and Thoughts




Editor's Note: 

As a devoted fan of comics, I've Personally found myself gravitating towards graphic novels rather than the traditional "floppies" due to rising costs and the direction in content that doesn't align with my preferences anymore.

But an intriguing idea sparked in my mind. Why not delve into the captivating world of Tim Burton's Batman? From his iconic movies to the comic series Batman '89, there's an opportunity to explore the untapped potential of Burton's vision. Imagining what could have been if he had continued his Batman saga with Batman Continues instead of what we got, Batman Forever?

Friday, June 23, 2023

New Project Group for a DC Heroes rpg Clone?

Exciting news for all you DC Heroes and Batman RPG fans out there! A fantastic group has recently sprung up on Facebook, and it's called the "All New MEGS OSR Project." This incredible endeavor is led by none other than the esteemed Chris McWilliams, a dedicated member of the DC Heroes community who has poured his heart and soul into creating a thrilling clone for DC Heroes.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Batman is everywhere and his best run was the '90s?


In the past I've talked a lot (elsewhere not really here) about how awesome the Batman comics were in the 1990s. They were like pure gold! The editor, Dennis O'Neil, did a fantastic job bringing together all the different Batman stories happening in Gotham City. It was like a big puzzle that fit perfectly.

These stories didn't just focus on Batman and his superhero pals, but also on the regular people who lived in Gotham. It made everything feel so real, even though there were some really wacky bad guys running around in crazy costumes.

Being a part of that world was incredible. It felt like I was entering a different reality where anything could happen. The writers made sure to keep things grounded, but they also let their imaginations run wild. Batman comics were all about having fun and going on crazy adventures with these larger-than-life heroes and the weird criminals they faced.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Where should I go next?


Where should I go next?

I think my desire to put up things for Nightfall Bay has dwindled out a bit and I think maybe I should focus on putting up write ups of things from the actual comics? 

My GM Binder is kind of all over the place lol

This is my blog, I can do whatever I want, so why not do whatever I feel like doing, right?

Good, so random things it is!

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Master Lin Chen


Name: Master Lin Chen
Real Name: Lin Chen
Age: Appears to be in his 70s
Sex: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 160 lbs

Powers: Sorcery, Master of the mystic arts

Skills: Martial Arts, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Divination

Advantages: Wealthy, Connections to various mystical groups around the world

Drawbacks: Old age, often too cautious and unwilling to take risks

Equipment: Various magical items and artifacts, including a staff made from a mystical tree, enchanted robes and talismans, and a large collection of ancient scrolls and texts

Description: Master Lin Chen is a wise and powerful sorcerer who has dedicated his life to mastering the mystic arts. He has traveled the world, seeking out knowledge and training from various mystical traditions, and has become a respected member of many mystical societies and organizations. He took Wayne Powers under his wing when he was just a young man, recognizing his potential as a sorcerer. Master Lin Chen is a patient teacher, but can be stern and demanding when necessary. He values caution and careful planning, and is often hesitant to take risks or act impulsively. However, he will do whatever it takes to protect his student and the greater good, even if it means putting himself in danger.

GM Notes: Master Chen served as a mentor to one of my player's characters in the past, and I never actually wrote him up, because there really was no need for stats when the character was a pure roleplay character and as GM that does stuff on the fly I could always just make up something for him if and when needed. This is really I have on him.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The Church of the Eternal Flame



The Church of the Eternal Flame was once a small and obscure sect within the Catholic Church, led by a young and charismatic priest named Gabriel. Gabriel's preaching had always been marked by a fiery passion and a belief in the power of God's divine wrath, but it wasn't until a tragic incident that he truly found his calling.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

New Power: Holy Smite


Name of Power: Holy Smite
Range: Normal
Type: Dice Roll
Base Cost: 25


When the wielder invokes the power of their deity, they can unleash a devastating blast of holy energy upon their enemies. This attack is considered a physical ranged attack and has an A/V and E/V equal to the number of APs invested in the Power against the OV/RV Equal to the Target's Dex/Body.

Undead enemies are particularly vulnerable to this holy blast, suffering a -2 column shift to their defense value when attempting to resist the attack. To channel this divine energy, the wielder must have a holy symbol in their possession, which serves as a conduit for the power of their deity.

This ability allows the wielder to tap into the immense power of their deity to smite their foes, making it a formidable tool in the hands of a devout and skilled combatant. However, the use of such power should not be taken lightly, as it is a holy and sacred ability that comes with great responsibility.


Monday, April 3, 2023

Father Gabriel


Name: Father Gabriel

Dex: 3 Str: 2 Bod: 3
Int: 4 Wil: 5 Min: 5
Inf: 4 Aur: 4 Spi: 4
Init: 11 Hero Points: 3

Wealth: 4
Organization: The Church of the Eternal Flame
Classification: Religious Fanatic
Whereabouts: Nightfall Bay

Real Name: Gabriel Rodriguez
Age: 43
Sex: Male
Weight: 185 lbs
Height: 6'0"

Powers: Holy Smite: 8, Regeneration: 6 (Bonus: Healing others, but at 3APs)

Skills: Charisma: 6, Occultist: 5, Theology: 5, Weaponry: 3

Advantages: Iron Nerves, Leadership, Scholar (Theology)

Drawbacks: Fanaticism, Secret Identity

Equipment: Priestly Robes [Body: 3, +1 OV/RV vs. Physical and Energy Attacks], Crucifix [Body: 3, Energy Blast: 5]


Father Gabriel had always been a devoted servant of the church. From a young age, he had felt the calling of God and had devoted his life to serving Him. He had been a model student in seminary, and his passion for the faith had impressed all who knew him.

After being ordained as a priest, Father Gabriel had been sent to Nightfall Bay. At first, he had been happy to serve there, grateful for the chance to spread the word of God to those in need.

However, over time, Father Gabriel began to see the darker side of Nightfall Bay. He saw the sin and corruption that lurked beneath the surface, the darkness that threatened to engulf the town. And he knew that he had been chosen by God to rid the world of this evil.

At first, Father Gabriel's methods had been subtle. He preached against sin and corruption, encouraging his parishioners to live a life of righteousness and piety. He used his charisma and the strength of his convictions to sway the hearts and minds of those around him, and soon he had built up a loyal following.

But as Father Gabriel's power and influence grew, so did his zealotry. He became increasingly convinced that he had been chosen by God to carry out His will, and he began to use his position of authority to amass even more power.

Father Gabriel's divine powers had always been a source of wonder and amazement to his followers. He had used them to heal the sick and the injured, to ease the suffering of those in pain. But as his zealotry grew, so did the intensity of his divine powers. He began to use them to smite his enemies, to strike down those who opposed him.

In his mind, Father Gabriel was doing God's work. He was ridding the world of sin and corruption, just as he had been chosen to do. But in reality, his actions were causing great harm. Families were torn apart, lives were destroyed, all in the name of his holy mission.

As time went on, Father Gabriel was chased into hiding with his fantical followers and is lurking somewhere in Nightfall Bay ready to smite those who stand in his way of the Truth, Justice and the Holy Way.

Friday, March 31, 2023

The Ravenwood Institute for the Criminally Insane


Ravenwood Institute was founded after WWII by Dr. Cornelius Ravenwood, a brilliant but controversial psychiatrist who believed in using unconventional methods to treat mental illness. He was a pioneer in the use of hypnosis, psychoanalysis, and other controversial techniques that were frowned upon by the medical establishment of the time.

Despite the opposition he faced, Ravenwood was determined to create a new kind of mental institution, one that would be dedicated to the humane treatment of its patients. He assembled a team of like-minded doctors and nurses and set about building a state-of-the-art facility on the outskirts of Nightfall Bay.

Ravenwood chose the name of the institution based on his love of the local wildlife. The woods surrounding the facility were home to a large population of ravens, which Ravenwood believed to be intelligent and mystical creatures. He saw them as symbols of transformation and healing, and he wanted his patients to experience a similar kind of transformation during their stay at the institute.

Over the years, Ravenwood Institute became known as a leader in the field of psychiatric care. Patients came from all over the world to receive treatment, and many of them went on to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Even after Dr. Ravenwood's death, his legacy continued, and the institute remained at the forefront of mental health research and treatment.

The Ravenwood Institute has played a significant role in the history of Nightfall Bay. Over the years, many of the city's most notorious criminals and supervillains have been sent to the institute for psychiatric evaluation and treatment. The institute has been at the forefront of developing new treatments for disorders such as dissociative identity disorder, schizophrenia, and other severe mental illnesses that can lead to criminal behavior.

The Ravenwood Institute has also been the subject of controversy and scandal. Over the years, there have been numerous reports of patient abuse, neglect, and even experimentation. Some have accused the institute of using its patients as guinea pigs for untested treatments and procedures.

Despite these allegations, the Ravenwood Institute continues to be a vital part of the Nightfall Bay community. Its staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to its patients, and they are constantly seeking new ways to improve their methods and techniques. The institute is also a significant employer in the area, providing jobs for hundreds of Nightfall Bay residents.

For the Nightfall Bay Police Department, the Ravenwood Institute is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, the institute provides a valuable service in evaluating the mental state of criminals and supervillains, which can be crucial in solving crimes and preventing future incidents. On the other hand, the institute's patients are often unpredictable and dangerous, and there have been several high-profile escapes over the years.

Despite these challenges, the Nightfall Bay Police Department and the Ravenwood Institute have a strong working relationship. The police provide security for the institute, and the institute provides valuable intelligence and insights into the minds of the city's most dangerous criminals.

GM Note: In the coming weeks and months, we'll be exploring the Ravenwood Institute in more detail, including its patients, and its staff. We'll also be taking a closer look at some of the institute's most notorious patients and the crimes that brought them there.


Thursday, March 30, 2023

NightFall Bay Map & Key Locations




Nightfall Bay was originally known as Richmond, a small island off the coast of New York City. In the early 20th century, a wealthy industrialist named Henry Nightfall saw the potential for a thriving manufacturing center on the island. Nightfall built factories and mills throughout the island, attracting workers from all over the country who were seeking employment.

The island's population grew quickly, and it soon became known as a hub of industry and commerce. The Nightfall family became one of the wealthiest and most influential families on Richmond (now Nightfall Bay), with a vast network of business interests and political connections.

However, as the 20th century progressed, Richmond began to face new challenges. The rise of global competition and the decline of American manufacturing led to a gradual erosion of the island's economic base. The Nightfall family struggled to adapt to these changes, and the island began to fall into disrepair.

In an effort to rebrand and revitalize the island, the Nightfall family proposed renaming Richmond to Nightfall Bay, a name that they believed would evoke a sense of mystery and intrigue. The proposal was met with some resistance from residents who were attached to the island's original name, but ultimately it was approved by the city council.

Today, Nightfall Bay (formerly known as Richmond) has undergone a period of revitalization, with new businesses and entrepreneurs bringing fresh energy to the island. However, the legacy of the Nightfall family still looms large, with many residents resentful of the family's wealth and influence.

As Nightfall Bay continued to grow and develop, it began to attract the attention of various organized crime families. Two of the most powerful and influential of these families were the Gambini family and the Valentino family.

The Gambini family, headed by patriarch Don Vito Gambini, was known for its ruthless tactics and its control over the city's ports and shipping industry. The Valentino family, led by Don Rodolfo "Ruddy" Salvadore Valentino, was more focused on gambling and extortion, with a strong presence in the city's nightlife scene.

The Nightfall family initially attempted to resist the incursion of these criminal organizations, but they soon realized that they could not do so alone. They made a deal with the Gambini family, offering them a cut of the profits from Nightfall Bay's shipping industry in exchange for protection from other crime families.

However, this deal quickly backfired, as the Gambinis began to expand their influence throughout the city, using their control over the ports to smuggle in drugs and other contraband. The Nightfall family found themselves in a difficult position, unable to break free from their arrangement with the Gambinis but also unwilling to condone their criminal activities.

Meanwhile, the Valentino family was also making inroads in Nightfall Bay, with their gambling operations becoming increasingly lucrative. The Nightfall family attempted to broker a truce between the two crime families, but this only served to further entrench the Gambinis and Valentinos in the city's underworld.

Today, Nightfall Bay is a city rife with corruption and crime, with the Gambini and Valentino families vying for control of its streets and businesses. The Nightfall family still holds considerable influence, but their power has been significantly diminished by the rise of organized crime.

Key Points of Interest in the City:

  1. Nightfall Ferry Terminal - This terminal is the primary transportation hub for Nightfall Bay, providing ferry service to other parts of the city and beyond. It is owned and operated by the City, who use it to control the flow of goods and people in and out of the city.

  2. Ravenwood Institute - This historic fort, formerly known as Fort Wadsworth has been repurposed by the city after WWII to serve as a psychiatric hospital for the Nightfall Bay, housing patients who are criminally insane, as well as select prisoners with unusual medical requirements that are beyond a conventional prison's ability to accommodate.

  3. Nightfall Mall - This shopping center is one of the largest in Nightfall Bay and is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. However, it is also a hub of criminal activity, leaving the mall to be a not so safe place to be at night.

  4. Nightfall Cultural Center - This center is a hub of arts and culture in Nightfall Bay, featuring galleries, theaters, and performance spaces. However, it is rumored to be a front for the Gambini family's money laundering operations, with many of the events and exhibits used as cover for illegal activities.

  5. Nightfall Ballpark - This baseball stadium is home to Nightfall Bay's professional baseball team, the Nightfall Knights. However, it is also a venue for illegal gambling and other criminal activities, with the Nightfall family using their ownership of the team to further their criminal empire.

  6. Nightfall Point - This neighborhood is located on the southern tip of Nightfall Bay and is home to many of the city's wealthiest residents. However, it is also a hotbed of corruption and criminal activity, with the Nightfall family exerting significant influence over the local government and police force.

  7. Nightfall Park - This area of Nightfall Bay is known for its picturesque waterfront views and natural beauty. However, it is also a site of frequent criminal activity, with the Nightfall family using its control of the docks and shipping industry to smuggle in illegal goods.

  8. Nightfall Port - This bustling commercial port is one of the busiest in the region, with ships arriving and departing around the clock. 

  9. Nightfall Heights - This neighborhood is located on a hill overlooking Nightfall Bay and offers stunning views of the city skyline.

  10. Nightfall Ridge - This wooded area on the outskirts of Nightfall Bay is a popular destination for hikers and nature enthusiasts. However, it is also a site of frequent criminal activity, with the Nightfall family using it as a hideout and base of operations for their more illicit activities.

 Note: If you haven't guessed, Nightfall Bay is a reskinning of Staten Island for the most part. I was living in NY when I was playing this game, and I decided that it was a city adjacent to Gotham City. I go into more detail here.


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Bay Times: Glowing Lights in Nightfall Bay: A Mystery Unfolds


Nightfall Bay, (March 28th, 2023) -  Reports of strange, glowing lights in the sky have been coming in from all around the city, leaving residents baffled and frightened. Eyewitnesses have described the lights as bright, multi-colored, and pulsating, with no discernible pattern or source. The Bay Times has been investigating this phenomenon, and while we have no definitive answers, we have uncovered some intriguing details that may help shed some light on this mysterious occurrence.

Our investigation has revealed that many of the locations where these lights have been seen are linked to horrific or supernatural events in the past. For example, one of the areas where the lights were reported is a former cult site, where numerous people lost their lives in a mass suicide. Another is a cemetery where there have been multiple reports of ghost sightings and paranormal activity. Could these locations be somehow connected to the glowing lights?

We interviewed local resident and paranormal investigator, Thomas Bradley, who has been studying these locations for years. "These areas have long been known to be hotspots of supernatural activity," Bradley told us. "It's possible that the glowing lights are related to some sort of ritual or otherworldly event that took place at these locations in the past."

However, Bradley stressed that he has no concrete evidence to support this theory. "I've been studying the paranormal for a long time, and I've seen some strange things," he said. "But I have to admit that this phenomenon is unlike anything I've seen before. It's a real head-scratcher. I will continue to investigate the occurrences as they happen, I have some ideas."

We also reached out to the Nightfall Bay Police Department for comment. While they have received numerous reports of the glowing lights, they have no leads on what is causing them. "We are investigating all possibilities, but so far we have no concrete evidence to go on," said Detective Mark Johnson. "We are asking anyone who has seen these lights to come forward with any information they may have."

The mystery of the glowing lights continues to perplex and frighten residents of Nightfall Bay. While there may be no definitive answers yet, our investigation has uncovered some intriguing leads. Could there be a supernatural or otherworldly explanation for this phenomenon? Only time will tell.

 GM Note: I used this as a hook for setting up a villain who entered the area. I wont say who right now, as I will expose that later on :)

Monday, March 27, 2023

The Crimson Empress of the Red Dragon Clan


Name: "The Crimson Empress"

Dex: 5 Str: 3 Bod: 5
Int: 6 Wil: 7 Min: 7
Inf: 8 Aur: 8 Spi: 8
Init: 19 Hero Points: 50

Wealth: 8
Organization: The Red Dragon Clan
Classification: Villain
Whereabouts: Unknown

Real Name: Mei Ling
Age: Early 40s
Sex: Female
Weight: 130 lbs
Height: 5'7"


   Flame Project: 8, Immunity fire and heat-based attacks and can even heal from fire-based injuries.
   Enhanced Durability: Mei Ling's body has been enhanced to withstand physical attacks and resist injury.


    Intimidation: 8, Leadership: 9, Stealth: 7, Martial Arts: 9


    Wealthy, Connections (Criminal Underground), Fearless


    Secret Identity, Obsession (Power/Glory), Overconfidence


    Traditional Chinese weapons such as daggers and swords.


Mei Ling is the leader of the Red Dragon Clan, a powerful and secretive criminal organization with ties to the Chinese Triad. Little is known about her background, and her true identity is heavily guarded. Mei Ling is a skilled martial artist and has the power to control and manipulate fire, making her a formidable opponent in combat. She is obsessed with expanding the influence and power of the Red Dragon Clan and will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. Mei Ling is a charismatic leader and has a network of criminal and political connections that she can call upon when needed. Her followers are fiercely loyal, and she is viewed as a mother figure by many in the organization. Despite her strengths, Mei Ling can be overconfident in her abilities and the loyalty of her followers, making her vulnerable to those who can exploit her weaknesses.

Mei Ling is a master of disguise and prefers to keep her true identity hidden. She is known to wear a distinctive red and black outfit when she is out in public or meeting with her inner circle. The outfit is adorned with intricate dragon designs and symbols, signifying her allegiance to the Red Dragon Clan. She wears a matching mask to further conceal her identity and maintain an air of mystery around her. Her outfit also includes various gadgets and tools that aid her in combat and infiltration, making her a formidable opponent for anyone who tries to stand in her way.
GM Note: One of the various villains I used in my street campaign. No one ever caught her :)

Friday, March 24, 2023

Bay Times Headline Article: Borough President Marino, a History of Charges

Borough President Marino, a History of Charges

Written by Alex Montgomery

Nightfall Bay, a city known for its dark alleys and shady dealings, has been in the news lately, and not for its usual criminal activities. Boroughs President Anthony Marino, a prominent figure in the city, has been the center of attention due to various scandals that have plagued his political career. Despite numerous charges of bribery and fraud leveled against him, Marino has somehow managed to evade prosecution and remain in office.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Bay Times' Reporter Alex Montgomery


Name: Alex Montgomery
Dex: 2 Str: 2 Bod: 3
Int: 4 Wil: 4 Min: 3
Inf: 4 Aur: 3 Spi: 3
Init: 10 Hero Points: 35

Wealth: 3
Organization: Bay Times
Classification: Investigative Reporter
Whereabouts: Nightfall Bay

Real Name: Alex Montgomery
Age: 46
Sex: Male
Weight: 185 lbs
Height: 6'0"

Powers: None

Journalism: 6, Investigation: 5, Persuasion: 4, Streetwise: 3

Well-Connected, Trustworthy, Observant

Drawbacks: None

Smartphone [Body 1 (Communication)]


Alex Montgomery is a veteran investigative reporter who has been with the Bay Times since the late 90s. He has made a name for himself in Nightfall Bay as someone who will stop at nothing to get to the truth of a story. His colleagues describe him as relentless, determined, and fearless. Alex has a knack for digging up leads and following them to their source, even if it means putting himself in danger. He has exposed corruption in local government, uncovered corporate scandals, and even helped bring down a notorious crime syndicate. Alex's reputation precedes him, and many sources are willing to speak to him because they know he will be fair and honest in his reporting. While some in the community see him as a hero, others view him as a nuisance who stirs up trouble. Regardless, Alex remains committed to his work, always striving to bring the truth to light, no matter the cost.

Alex Montgomery is a middle-aged man with a rugged and distinguished appearance. He stands at 6 feet tall with broad shoulders and a lean build. He has short, dark hair that is starting to gray at the temples, and a well-groomed goatee. His hazel eyes are intense and focused, giving him an air of authority and intelligence. He typically dresses in a professional manner, with a button-up shirt and slacks, but he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty when chasing down a lead.

GM Note: Every good comic book story has a news reporter that is always around asking questions, this is whom I came up with for the city of Nightfall Bay. In one game I had him investigating one of the player characters as he suspected that the PC's alter ego, was the secret identity of the new masked vigilante in the city.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Introducing The Bay Times, "Bringing you the truth, no matter the cost."


The Bay Times has been a staple of Nightfall Bay since the early 1900s, back when the city was still called Richmond. Since then, it has borne witness to the transformation of the city, from its early days as a small port town to its current status as a bustling metropolis. The paper has always been dedicated to the truth, no matter the cost, and has built a reputation as a source of reliable and hard-hitting journalism.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

BlackSun Industries


BlackSun Industries is one of the largest and most powerful corporations in Nightfall Bay, with a sprawling office complex that dominates the city skyline. Its official line of business is in finance, investment, and asset management, but rumors abound that the company is involved in a range of unethical and illegal practices, some of which are experimentation on humans. The truth is that no one really knows exactly what BlackSun Industries does behind closed doors, but the company has a reputation for being ruthless, secretive, and unscrupulous.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Nightfall Bay's Hero on the streets: The Nightstalker


Name: The Nightstalker
Dex: 6 Str: 4 Bod: 5
Int: 5 Wil: 4 Min: 4
Inf: 4 Aur: 3 Spi: 4
Init: 16 Hero Points: 50

Wealth: Unknown
Organization: None
Classification: Vigilante
Whereabouts: Nightfall Bay

Real Name: Unknown
Age: 30-40
Sex: Male
Weight: 180 to 200 lbs
Height: 6'0"-ish


  • Thermal Vision: 6, Superspeed: 3, Phobia: 3


  • Detective: 5, Martial Artist: 8, Military Science: 5, Stealth: 8, Weaponry: 4


  • Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye


  • Secret Identity, Enemy: Borough President Marino and District Attorney Stone


  • Grappling Hook [Body 4, Snare: 8]
  • The Nightblade [Body 8, Claws 6]
  • Smoke Bombs [Body 2, Fog: 6]

Description: The Nightstalker is a mysterious figure who has been operating in Nightfall Bay for several years. He is a vigilante who uses his enhanced senses, superspeed and a person's fear to fight crime on the streets of the city. The Nightstalker's real identity is unknown, and he keeps his face concealed behind a mask at all times. He is known to work alone, and has earned the respect of many in the community for his efforts to keep the streets safe. However, the police and local officials do not condone his actions, and are actively trying to capture him. Despite this, The Nightstalker continues to operate in the shadows, fighting for justice in his own way. The Nightstalker has no issues killing criminals if he needs to do that to deter crimes. So is he really a hero?

The Nightstalker's hero outfit is black and dark gray, with a sleek and form-fitting design that allows for easy movement and flexibility. His mask covers the upper half of his face, leaving only his eyes visible. The mask is also black and features a unique design of angular lines and sharp edges, giving it an intimidating appearance. The Nightstalker wears gloves and boots made of a durable, non-slip material for added grip and protection. On his chest, he has a symbol in the shape of a crescent moon with a stylized letter "N" in the center, representing his moniker. The Nightstalker's overall appearance is meant to be sleek, efficient, and intimidating, without being overly bulky or cumbersome.

GM Note: Every city has their protector, this is the one I came up with... I only really used him a handful of times to help point the PCs in the right direction.  Later he became a target of one of the PCs as the Nightstalker killed a bunch of mobsters, the PC felt this was wrong for a "hero" to do and wanted to bring him to justice.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Night Owl News: "Keeping watch over Nightfall Bay."


Night Owl News: "Keeping watch over Nightfall Bay." Channel 6 is the go-to source for breaking news, weather, and current events in the city. With a team of experienced reporters and state-of-the-art equipment, Night Owl News brings viewers the most up-to-date information on everything happening in Nightfall Bay and beyond. From crime to politics, entertainment to sports, and everything in between, Night Owl News is committed to keeping its viewers informed and engaged.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Police Commissioner John Collins



Name: Police Commissioner John Collins

Dex: 3 Str: 3 Bod: 2
Int: 3 Wil: 3 Min: 3
Inf: 5 Aur: 4 Spi: 5
Init: 11 Hero Points: 80

Wealth: 8
Organization: Nightfall Bay Police Department
Classification: Human
Whereabouts: Nightfall Bay

Real Name: John Collins
Age: 54
Sex: Male
Weight: 180 lbs.
Height: 6'0"

Powers: None

Charisma: 4, Detective: 5, Martial Arts: 3, Military Science: 3. Thief: 3, Vehicles: 3, Weaponry: 4

Attractive, Benefit (Police Commissioner), Connection (Nightfall Bay Police Department), Leadership

Drawbacks: None

Police radio [BODY: 1, Radio Communication: 5]

John Collins has been in law enforcement for over 30 years and has served as the Police Commissioner for Nightfall Bay for the past 10 years. He is well-respected in the community and has a reputation for being fair but tough on crime. Collins is a skilled detective and martial artist, having trained extensively in both areas. He is an excellent leader and is well-liked by his fellow officers. Collins is also known for his good looks and charismatic personality, which has helped him in his role as Police Commissioner. He is dedicated to keeping the citizens of Nightfall Bay safe and is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish that goal.
Collins has a tall, broad-shouldered build with a clean-shaven face and short, gray hair. He has a strong jawline and brown eyes that seem to be always watching. He wears a well fitted and pristine looking uniform while on duty, and always carries himself with a sense of authority. Despite his age, he has a toned physique that suggests he maintains a regular exercise routine.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Nightfall Bay's Police Department


Welcome to the Nightfall Bay Police Department, serving the citizens of the great city of Nightfall Bay with dedication and pride. The department is composed of multiple precincts scattered throughout the city, each with their own team of officers and investigators who work tirelessly to keep our streets safe.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

District Attorney Rachel Stone



Name: Rachel Stone
Dex: 2 Str: 2  Bod: 2
Int: 5   Wil: 5 Min: 3
Inf: 6   Aur: 5 Spi: 3
Init: 13 Hero Points: 80

Wealth: 8
Organization: Nightfall Bay District Attorney's Office
Classification: Normal
Whereabouts: Nightfall Bay

Real Name: Rachel Stone
Age: 35
Sex: Female
Weight: 135 lbs.
Height: 5'9"


 Charisma: 9, Detective: 5, Vehicles: 3, Weaponry: 2

Attractive, Connections (Law Enforcement), Iron Nerves, Leadership, Scholar (Law)

Adversary (Organized Crime), Mistrust, Public Identity

Smartphone, briefcase

Rachel Stone is the District Attorney of Nightfall Bay, responsible for prosecuting criminals in the city. She is highly intelligent and well-educated, having graduated with top honors from law school. She is also a skilled public speaker and has a charismatic personality that helps her connect with juries and win cases.

Stone is a determined and driven individual, always seeking justice for the victims of crimes. She has a deep-seated hatred for organized crime and will stop at nothing to bring them to justice, which has made her a target for retaliation. Despite this, she continues to fearlessly prosecute criminals and make Nightfall Bay a safer place for its citizens.

Stone's only weakness is her tendency to be mistrustful of others, which can sometimes make it difficult for her to work with other law enforcement agencies. She also has a public identity and is often recognized on the streets, which can make her a target for criminals who want to take revenge. Nonetheless, Stone remains committed to her job and will stop at nothing to see justice served.

Stone has shoulder-length, curly brown hair and piercing green eyes that can be quite intimidating. She typically wears professional attire, such as suits or pencil skirts with blouses, and favors darker colors like black, navy, and gray.

Stone's appearance is striking, with a sharp and angular face that gives her a strong and confident presence. While some may find her attractive and she has curves in all the right places, it is clear that she prioritizes her professional demeanor over her physical appearance.

Monday, March 13, 2023

MTAD Director Sam Bishop



Name: Director Sam Bishop
Dex: 3 Str: 3 Bod: 3
Int: 5 Wil: 6 Min: 5
Inf: 4 Aur: 4 Spi: 5
Init: 13 Hero Points: 40

Wealth: 8
Organization: MTAD (MetaHuman Threat Assessment Division)
Classification: Human
Whereabouts: Nightfall Bay

Real Name: Samuel Bishop
Age: 58
Sex: Male
Weight: 185 lbs
Height: 6'1"

Powers: None

Skills: Detective: 6, Gadgetry (Design):5, Martial Artist: 5, Military Science: 6, Vehicles: 5, Weaponry: 5

Advantages: Benefit (MTAD Director), Contacts, Security Clearance

Drawbacks: Vengeful (due to the accidental death of his daughter by a meta-human, he harbors a strong hatred and desire for revenge against all meta-humans)


  • Custom suit with bulletproof vest and reinforced armor plating
  • Handgun with custom rounds, including ones designed to incapacitate meta-humans
  • High-tech surveillance and tracking equipment

Description: Samuel Bishop is the Director of the MetaHuman Threat Assessment Division (MTAD) of the FBI in Nightfall Bay. Bishop is a seasoned law enforcement officer with over 25 years of experience, having worked in the FBI for the past 20 years. Bishop is a no-nonsense, gruff man who will stop at nothing to make sure every last metahuman has been taken off the streets. This dedication is fueled by a personal tragedy, as his daughter was accidentally killed by a meta-human during a bank robbery. This event has left him vengeful and uncompromising in his mission, leading him to develop specialized equipment and tactics to combat meta-humans. He has a reputation for being tough on his subordinates, but is respected for his unwavering commitment to his job.

Bishop is a skilled detective and marksman, with a black belt in multiple martial arts disciplines. He prefers to take a hands-on approach to his work, often leading raids and arrests himself. He is well-connected within the FBI and has access to the latest technology and equipment, which he uses to track down and capture metahumans. Bishop is also known for his bulletproof car, which he insists on using for all high-risk missions.

Despite his gruff exterior, Bishop is deeply committed to protecting the citizens of Nightfall Bay and the country as a whole. He believes that metahumans pose a serious threat to national security and will do whatever it takes to neutralize that threat. His subordinates may not always like him, but they know that Bishop is the best man for the job when it comes to dealing with metahuman threats. 

Sam Bishop is a middle-aged man, in his late fifties. He is of average height, standing around 5'10", and has a muscular build from years of physical training. His hair is short and black, and he wears it slicked back from his forehead. His brown eyes are often narrowed in a stern expression, and his chiseled jaw is typically set in a grim line.

Bishop has a few scars on his face, including a thin one above his left eyebrow, which he acquired during a previous mission. He typically wears a sharp suit and tie, which contrasts with his rough, no-nonsense demeanor. He's not particularly attractive in a conventional sense, but his rugged and imposing presence commands respect.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Meta-Human Threat Assessment Division (MTAD)

The Meta-Human Threat Assessment Division (MTAD) is a relatively new branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Nightfall Bay. Established to deal with the increasing threat of meta-humans, MTAD is tasked with identifying and tracking these individuals and neutralizing any perceived threat they may pose to the public.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

The Shadow Thief


Name: The Shadow Thief
Dex: 5 Str: 2 Bod: 3
Int: 3 Wil: 2 Min: 3
Inf: 2 Aur: 2 Spi: 3
Init: 8 Hero Points: 50

Wealth: 2
Organization: None
Classification: Low Powered Meta
Whereabouts: Unknown

Real Name: Jack Morgan
Age: 32
Sex: Male
Weight: 170 lbs
Height: 6'1"

    Ring [Body: 4, Invisibility: 5] {Power Limitation: Vulnerability to bright light (invisibility is negated when exposed to bright light)}

    Stealth: 5
    Lockpicking: 4
    Pickpocket: 4
    Acrobatics: 3

    Contacts (criminal underworld)


    Grappling Hook

Jack Morgan was a skilled thief, but he knew he needed an edge to stay ahead of the law. He discovered a ring that granted him the power of invisibility, and he has used it to commit countless thefts. He is known as The Shadow Thief, and his reputation for being impossible to catch has made him a legend in the criminal underworld.

GM Note: He was a low powered annoyance I made for the group to kick things off, I didn't want something powerful, just kind of a guy with an ability to steal and hide.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Henry Nightfall


Name: Henry Nightfall

Dex: 2 Str: 2 Bod: 2
Int: 5 Wil: 5 Min: 5
Inf: 7 Aur: 6 Spi: 6
Init: 14 Hero Points: 23

Wealth: 10
Organization: Nightfall Family
Classification: Founding Member of Nightfall Bay
Whereabouts: Deceased

Real Name: Henry Nightfall
Age: 70 at the time of death
Sex: Male
Weight: 180 lbs
Height: 6'0''

Powers: None

Business: 8
Leadership: 8
Negotiation: 9



Expensive suit, high-end watch

Description: Henry Nightfall was born in 1940 and grew up in a wealthy family. He took over his family's business at a young age and turned it into a multi-billion dollar empire. In 1975, he convinced the city to change its name to Nightfall Bay in honor of his family. Despite his wealth and power, he was known for his generosity and philanthropy. Henry passed away in 2010, leaving his business and legacy to his family. 

Henry Nightfall was a tall and imposing figure, standing at 6'2" with a muscular build. He had sharp features and blue eyes that seemed to take in everything around him. His hair was jet black and styled in a slicked-back fashion, while his well-groomed beard was peppered with gray hairs. Despite being in his later years, he carried himself with a confident and commanding presence, exuding an air of authority and power. He was often seen dressed in tailored suits, typically in darker colors like black or navy, and always accessorized with a watch and cuff-links.