So, I'm running this game at the upcoming Gameday called Hellgirl and the Class of 2013. I'll be using Risus for it as I think it will lend to a pulpy action vibe.
But, I'm just not getting far with planning out some scenes that will happen. I will be willing to roll with the punches a little bit, but I want to have some "set pieces" determined beforehand so that I can keep the flow going and know how to pace it out so that it ends on time.
Your ideas can help! Given the premise of Hellboy meets X-Men, what kinds of set pieces come to mind? The characters I have created so far and the ideas I want to work with are listed below. The theme I really want to hit on is escaping your parent's shadow. Not only do I explicitly do not want the characters from Hellboy to overshadow the PCs but I also want them, in at least one instance, to better them in combat. Also, responsibility for one's destiny is important.
The school is a necessity now that the world sort of understands that there are a lot of supernatural baddies out there and that the BPRD alone is not enough. Abe Sapien is the headmaster of the school and is retired from adventuring. Hellboy has gone missing and Liz Sherman spends all of her time trying to find him.
- Beth "Hellgirl" Sherman - She has her daddy's looks and her mom's fiery eyes.
- Grigori Rasputin II - The son of Rasputin, he is as normal as a kid his age should be - except that he wields his father's sword and considers himself a hero.
- Sybil - Saved from a witch burning by Grigori in the Russian steppes, she is a pyschometrist and can bind demons. She is in love with Grigori, but Grigori considers himself as more of a brother.
- Olly - An Aztec (or Mayan?) immortal, he awakened when his destined bride arrived at his tomb - except that Hellgirl wants nothing to do with him. He has accepted this, but is having a hard time understanding the modern world. I had originally considered him a shapeshifter, but now I don't know.
- Agent Strange - Recently discovered in a warehouse, frozen since the space age, a living shadow is symbiotically attached to BPRD agent-in-training Alyssa Strange.
I had a few set pieces determined. One was an opening scene in a movie theater where the gang was watching a re-imagining of Lobster Johnson as a WWII super-hero when both LJ and the nazis on the screen step off the screen and start battling in the theater! Another is the revelation that the living shadows, save for the one who has merged with Agent Strange, all live on the dark side of the moon. They are prison guards, and Earth is the prison of many supernatural prisoners. If this recent wave of violence doesn't stop, it will be considered a "jail break" and it will have to be put down.