RPG Story: Chadwick Strongpants

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Shared February 8, 2019

This story is from a game of Mutants and Masterminds, which is another tabletop RPG like Dungeons and Dragons, but it focuses on making superheroes instead of an adventurer. This story is about my brother and getting him into tabletop RPGs and that one time he couldn't make a superhero in time for the game, but I made one for him instead. Enjoy!

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Jiří Seidl

“I want to play someone totally useless” Praise, to little Wallace, praise, to the hero of Parnast!!

1 months ago | [YT] | 1,309

Onny Farizyandi

"He never actually ended up playing the character" I WONDER WHY

1 months ago | [YT] | 145

Shadow Panda

If the GM didn't interact or tried to activate your brother's Star Wars character for 3 session then it's no wonder he doesn't want to play with you anymore. The GM basically killed his interest in RPGs for good.

1 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 489

Seanical

When I was hearing about the guy who dumped all his xp into the hangar all I could think of was: "My superpower is money."

1 months ago | [YT] | 46

Joe Perry

Who lives in a hovel under the sand? (Chadwick! Strongpants!) Average and boring and mediocre is he? (Chadwick! Strongpants!) If RPG nonsense be something you wish? (Chadwick! Strongpants!) Don't make a character and let your DM do this! (Chadwick! Strongpants!)

1 months ago | [YT] | 582

Jason Scarborough

Ok Ben I'm confused, do you want your brother to play with you or not?

1 months ago | [YT] | 1,452

JJLM45

I understand why he calls it the darkness now

1 months ago | [YT] | 105

Creed x Ender

This is false advertising. It's actually a tutorial on how to get people to avoid TTRPGs altogether. Edit: Holy sh*t I was not expecting this many likes.

1 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 298

Joseph Douglas

Hmm, starting to see why your brother doesn't like playing with you.

1 months ago | [YT] | 267

Patrick Ryan

A dream journey would feature a party of Abserd, Little Wallace, Chadwick Strongpants, and Detective Detective Savage "Savage Rage" Rage.

1 months ago | [YT] | 206

RedBeard

Chadwick Strongpants VS Abserd. Two equally useless characters... Who would win?

1 months ago | [YT] | 1,395

0mniscient1

And you wonder why your brother doesn't play tabletops with you.

1 months ago | [YT] | 50

Levi Nitsah

So Chadwick Strongpants is basically King from One Punch-man.

1 months ago | [YT] | 66

toastedbagels

generally if we have one player who is just unable to have fun and would need to sit out for hours, we try to make getting that person back in the game as the focus.

1 months ago | [YT] | 71

Bread Ranger

I'm a pacifist...WHY DO I HAVE A THERMAL DETONATOR?!

1 months ago | [YT] | 175

ShadowManV3

i actually love the guy who made himself nick fury like lol

1 months ago | [YT] | 1,873

David U

Im gonna echo what's already been said here. I love these videos.... BUT sometimes I really question how fun it actually is to play at your table. I'm sure it is exaggerated to some degree but in this one it really doesn't seem like you had any real interest in winning your brother over. Three sessions where he was hopelessly disabled? I'm surprised he didn't just leave to do something else, that is a lot of time to be doing nothing. At least from this video it sounds like neither you as GM or the rest of the players even attempted to get him back in the action. And when you finally got him to give TTRPGs another go you trolled him with a useless character? True he left it to the last minute to make a character but he was going to make one. Having said all that it sounds like you did let him make his own character in the end which is a bit of a shame coz that aura of nullify based character sounds pretty neat, reminds me of a character from the book "Beyond Redemption".

1 months ago | [YT] | 96

3D Printing Professor

I feel like I would have a good time playing Chadwick. Provided he's got the nullification field. I would just tweak his backstory a little. (Small edit for clarity) Chad is a working his way through college as a security guard at a bank, unaware that he's exuding a nullification field. One day a super powered brute decides to knock off the bank where he works and, calling upon his all-state wrestling skills from high school and latent powers, subdues the brute. And while the brute is trying to figure out how this security guard is managing to get him in a choke hold, Chad "realizes" the dude wasn't really super powered, just a guy who's faking it and hoping no one would call him one it. But he decides to play along and uses his name from his wrestling days, "Don't know you, you're fighting Chadwick Strongpants!" The next super powered baddy who tries to knock off the bank, shoots his laser eyes, but nothing happens. Chad, who had been fooling around on his phone and sees his boss was about to bust him for it, holds up his phone and says he'd just programmed a laser capture app on his phone. That placates his boss, gets him out of hot water, and Chad's reputation as a brute, stronger than brutes and a technologist prepared for anything grows. Meanwhile, Chad has a different problem. His boss "really believes" in this super power thing, that Chad is now convinced is just the biggest LARP ever. So he's hold, by his boss that supers don't work at the bank... at least not that anyone is supposed to know. Of course they've had supers at the bank before. In fact Larry, the security guard who trained Chad, was a super. (Chad always thought Larry was a bit of a flake. Which he was, because he was a super and never had to worry about things like "procedures". But Larry quit shortly after Chad started because he was having trouble with his powers and couldn't figure out why, which only cemented his reputation as a flake in Chad's eyes.) But no one was supposed to know that they hired supers, because that would be bad for the normals who they were legally obligated to hire anyways. So, Chad had better keep his super powered escapades on the DL, and if he wanted to showboat, to get a costume and prowl the streets in his off hours, like the rest of the supers. Chad's too lazy to start running on the street. After all, he thinks, his only real power is a good imagination. But eventually someone tips him off that there's real money in "the game" (as Chad calls it) and that he could have a sweet base. So with his imagination and everyone else's gullibility, he decides to enter "the game" for real and use his spoils to build the sweetest bachelor pad lair ever, still convinced that there are no super powers and that he's just real good at gaming the game. The biggest down side to this character is he also inadvertently nullifies his teammates, too. Of course they don't know why their bonuses are being canceled (the DM will have to play it carefully if you want to keep the players out of the loop). And the stuff he says, like, "Seriously? Just point and them and 'pew pew' like you always do! Why you makin' me do all the hard stuff?" usually alienates actual powered people who are struggling to cope with with the loss of their powers. Also, if someone starts pulling out a gun, he will straight up bail on the fight if he can. Not, like, in a run like a coward way, just like "That dude's shooting real bullets? Not cool." and the we saunters off and says "That dude's not worth it." So he's only good for one-offs. But that just boosts his reputation as a loner. I think it'd be funny if he meets up with Larry later.

1 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 247

Dracopol

We have something similar in the karaoke world. If they can't decide on a song by the time it is their turn, they must lead the bar in a sing-a-long of "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People.

1 months ago | [YT] | 32

Jonathan Rhodes

Name: Chadwick Strongpants. Stats: Average. Power: INTIMIDATION

1 months ago | [YT] | 21