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.



Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Meet Nightfall Bay's Borough President

Name: Anthony "Tony" Marino

Dex: 2 Str: 2 Bod: 3
Int: 4 Wil: 3 Min: 4
Inf: 6 Aur: 6 Spi: 3
Init: 12 Hero Points: 44

Wealth: 8
Organization: Nightfall Bay Borough President
Classification: Authority Figure
Whereabouts: Nightfall Bay

Real Name: Anthony Marino
Age: 45
Sex: Male
Weight: 190 lbs.
Height: 5'11''

Powers: None

Charisma: 6, Persuasion: 5, Law: 5, Politics: 5

Attractive, Connected (to the Nightfall family), Well-spoken

Easily influenced, overly Ambitious

Pen and notepad

Description: Anthony "Tony" Marino is a former lawyer who has worked for the Nightfall family in the past. He is well-spoken and charismatic, which makes him popular with the public. However, he has a reputation for being easily swayed and manipulated by those in power, rumors are that he bought and paid for by the Nightfall family as their puppet Borough President.

Anthony "Tony" Marino is a middle-aged man with a height of 5'11'' and a weight of 180 lbs. He has a well-groomed salt-and-pepper hair, a chiseled jawline, and a bright, disarming smile that gives him an approachable appearance. His piercing blue eyes have a way of making people feel at ease, and he carries himself with an air of confidence that is both commanding and reassuring. Despite his years, Marino is in good shape, owing to his regular visits to the gym and his penchant for healthy living.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Amber Lee Gambini

Name: Amber Lee Gambini aka "The Princess of Nightfall Bay"

Dex: 3 Str: 2 Bod: 3
Int: 3 Wil: 3 Min: 3
Inf: 4 Aur: 3 Spi: 3
Init: 10 Hero Points: 25

Wealth: 4
Organization: Gambini Crime Family
Classification: Street-level villain 
Whereabouts: New York City

Real Name: Amber Lee Gambini
Age: 27
Sex: Female
Weight: 135 lbs
Height: 5'7"

Powers: None

Skills: Persuasion: 5, Martial Artist: 3, Acrobatics: 3, Intimidation: 4, Detective: 3, Weaponry: 2, Vehicles: 2

Advantages: Wealth, Contacts, Attractive

Drawbacks: Infamous Family, Dark Secret, Code of Honor

Equipment: Silenced Pistol [Body 3, EV 3] Switchblade [Body 3, EV 3, Sharpness (x2)] Body Armor, Explosive Charges x3 [Body 6, EV 6, R#2] Smoke Grenades x2 [Body 1, Fog: 5, R#2]

Description: Amber Lee Gambini was born into the Gambini Crime Family, a powerful mafia organization based in Nightfall Bay. Despite her privileged upbringing, Amber Lee always had a rebellious streak and a fascination with the criminal world. When she was in her early 20s, she convinced her father to let her become more involved in the family business.

Amber Lee quickly proved herself to be a shrewd and capable criminal, rising through the ranks to become one of her father's top lieutenants. She is known for her quick wit, sharp tongue, and ruthless tactics. While she has no superpowers, she is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and is proficient in the use of firearms and explosives.

Amber Lee is also an accomplished actress, able to play the part of a sweet and innocent young woman when it suits her purposes. She is not above using her beauty and charm to manipulate others, although she is just as likely to resort to violence if necessary. 

Amber Lee has also become something of a celebrity in the entertainment world. She has appeared in several movies and TV shows, using her acting skills to further the family's interests. She is often seen at high-end parties and events, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.

Amber Lee Gambini has striking features, with long dark hair, sharp cheekbones, and piercing blue eyes. She stands at 5'7" and has a slim but toned figure, weighing around 125 lbs. Despite her background in organized crime, she takes pride in her appearance and always looks impeccably dressed in designer clothes and accessories.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Don Vito Gambini



Dex: 2 Str: 2 Bod: 4
Int: 4 Wil: 4 Min: 4
Inf: 5 Aur: 4 Spi: 4
Init: 11 Hero Points: 90

Wealth: 15
Organization: Gambini Crime Family
Classification: Crime Boss
Whereabouts: Nightfall Bay

Real Name: Vito Gambini
Age: 58
Sex: Male
Weight: 220 lbs
Height: 6'1"

Powers: None

Skills: Acrobatics: 3, Charisma: 7, Detective: 5, Martial Artist: 4, Military Science: 4, Thief: 5, Vehicles: 5, Weaponry: 5

Advantages: Attractive, Benefit (Wealth), Contacts (Criminal Underworld), Leadership, Rich Friend (Senator Steele), Sharp Eye

Drawbacks: Authority Figure, Secret (Criminal Connections), Serious Irrational Hatred (Against rival crime boss)

Equipment: Customized 9mm Pistol [Body: 4, EV:3, Ammo: 12] Bulletproof Vest [Body: 4, Skin Armor: 2]

Description: Vito Gambini is the patriarch of the Gambini crime family, one of the most powerful and ruthless criminal organizations in Nightfall Bay. He is a shrewd and cunning leader, with a talent for navigating the dangerous waters of the criminal underworld. Though he appears to be a charismatic and affable man, Vito has a fierce temper and will stop at nothing to protect his family and his interests. Despite his illegal activities, Vito has managed to maintain a public image as a successful businessman and philanthropist. His wealth and influence have earned him powerful friends.

Don Vito Gambini is a middle-aged man in his early 50s, standing at 5'10" with a stocky build. He has a receding hairline with salt and pepper hair and a well-groomed mustache. Vito has sharp, deep-set brown eyes and a rugged, distinguished look about him. He usually wears expensive suits, custom-made for him by the finest tailors. Despite his age, he maintains an imposing presence and an air of authority around him.


Saturday, March 4, 2023

Gambini Crime Family


The Gambini family has a long and storied history, stretching back several generations. Vito's grandfather was a notorious bootlegger during Prohibition, and his father was a powerful organized crime figure in his own right. Vito grew up surrounded by the family's criminal activities and was groomed from a young age to take over as leader.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Nightfall's Angels

Nightfall's Angels is a grassroots organization that has gained a reputation for its work in reducing crime rates and improving public safety in Nightfall Bay. The group was founded in the late '80s by John and Rachel Roberts in response to the rampant violence and criminal activity that plagued the borough's transit system. Since then, Nightfall's Angels has expanded its activities to include a wide range of community service and educational programs.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

The Nightfall Family


Nightfall Bay, formerly known as Staten Island, is a borough of New York City that is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. At the center of it all is the Nightfall family, a wealthy and powerful dynasty that has been the subject of countless rumors and legends. The family's origins trace back to the founding of Nightfall Bay itself, with Henry Nightfall serving as the patriarch and driving force behind the family's rise to prominence.

Today, the Nightfall family is headed by Henry's eldest son, Marcus, who is widely regarded as one of the most powerful and influential people in Nightfall Bay. Alongside him are his sister Isabella, cousin Victor, and a host of other family members who each play a unique role in the family's operations. From Charles Nightfall's shrewd business dealings to Elizabeth Nightfall's legal expertise, the family's wealth and power are bolstered by a diverse array of talents and skills.

An Introductory Post for Nightfall Bay

Not my notebook, random pic I found
Not my notebook, random pic I found
As I sifted through the pages of my old notebooks, I stumbled upon a treasure trove of ideas. Tucked away in one book, I found a story about a new Mafia crime family that I had created called the Nightfall family. In my story, one of Nightfall family members tried to come into Gotham to expand their empire but failed as the characters chased the Nightfall family out of Gotham and back to Nightfall Bay, a city that I had invented as a neighboring city to Gotham.

Back in the day, we all thought Gotham City was like New York City, and DC Comics wasn't always forthcoming about where their cities were located. That's why I invented Nightfall Bay, a place that I based on Staten Island. Why not? Its a neighboring "city". 

I remember heading to the library and poring over maps until I found the perfect one. I spent hours sketching and redrawing until I had the right key places in the right spots. Tracing paper worked wonders. (sadly that map is no where to be found, I guess it fell out of the notebook. Sigh. I'll have to recreate it somehow.)

As I dug deeper, I discovered that the Island was originally named something else until 1975 when it was renamed to Staten Island. And that's when it hit me. What if I made the Nightfall family a rich and powerful clan like the Wayne family, but instead of doing good, they took hold of the city and renamed it after themselves? And just like that, Nightfall Bay was born.

 I have all the family members (kind of) written up, I came up with tons of other super villains and even supers that visited the city. I made Nightfall bay my

Now, years later, I've decided to share my creation with the world. I'm transferring my write-ups, notes, and other musings to my blog so that others can enjoy the story that I've created.

New Advantage: Favor




Cost: 30 Points

A "Favor" advantage represents a character's special relationship with an NPC who is willing to go above and beyond to help them out. This NPC could be a friend, mentor, or ally who has resources, knowledge, or influence that the character can call on for assistance. Unlike the Connection advantage, which only provides information and resources, a character with Favor can count on their NPC ally to come to their aid no matter what. He may not always have what the character needs at the time of the call but is willing to help out and give a hand in any way possible.

The Favor advantage can be used to represent a close bond between the character and the NPC, whether it's based on shared experiences, personal loyalty, or a mutual sense of obligation. The GM can work with the player to create a backstory and personality for the NPC that reflects this bond, and can use the NPC as a plot device to create interesting challenges and opportunities for the character.

Note: This is not to be used as a "crutch" for character and its only to show the importance of a character and his backstory. It's also important to note that not every character will have the Favor advantage, and it should be reserved for characters who have a special connection to an NPC that is crucial to their backstory or motivations. The GM has the right to limit the number of characters who have the Favor advantage in order to maintain balance and prevent it from overshadowing other character abilities.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

March 2023 State of Affairs


Welcome to the Gotham Database, a blog dedicated to all things Batman the Roleplaying Game by Mayfair Games! If you're a DC Heroes Roleplaying game, then you've come to the right place.