|Mary Ellen, perhaps?|
This cosplayer did a fantastic job!
While the posse's new doctor companion was able to save the martial artist's life, he neglected to realize exactly what Big Ears Tam would do to someone who attempted to take out his prize-fighter...and that's even worse! Needless to say, things didn't exactly end well for that fighter!
|A great resource for more |
The "Dread Possibilities" ranged from noted monster hunters going mad from lycanthropy, to patrons being allied with shadowy cults, to a noted wizard falling in love with a noted (and thoroughly evil) noblewoman. In all cases, though, these ideas push players to their utmost and, used in moderation, make for stories that no player will ever forget.
So, long story short, I 'appropriated' the idea. As I've begun making my way through the final stretch of Cold Steel Wardens, the majority of my time has been focused on my setting--an amalgam of Iron Age cities that I'm tentatively calling Greensburg. And, sure enough, I've included my own sidebars: "The Lights Go Out..."
Here's a sample section, from my information on Greensburg University Medical System, the area's premier medical provider...
The Lights Go Out…--Greensburg University Medical
So, the rumors are true. An underground union has emerged at Greensburg University Medical, and a massive walkout is in the works. The union is being led by an angry young janitor named Mark Holp, who has worked at Miatanka Hospital for 6 years. If the walkout and strike go as planned, GUM will be crippled, as nearly 1/3 to ½ of their workforce simply leaves.
What no one knows—not even Mark Holp himself—is that the would-be union leader is a metahuman, with a latent genetic anomaly allowing him to control light. Holp has been present at several “unexplained incidents” that were a product of his untrained, uncontrolled mutant ability. Triggered by intense emotions, these incidents have grown in frequency over the past few months, as Holp’s frustrations with GUM have reached a boiling point.
As such, the Heroes could face not one but two meltdowns—the utter disassembly of Greensburg’s premier health network, but also the emergence of a powerful metahuman with a grudge to pick against his employers. And, the longer it takes to get the fledgling union to the table with the GUM executives, the more lives are lost as Holp attempts to gain control of his out of control powers.