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Communal NPCs

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Re: Communal NPCs

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Re: Communal NPCs

Postby Dr. Qiang » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:58 pm

Before we start to design NPCs from the top down, we might want to consider what sort of organizations they're leading and then design a Face NPC (someone the Reciprocators are likely to deal with regularly) and a Leader NPC (that guy or gal who represents the organization as a whole). To do this, we're probably going to want to think about the organization itself, something like:



Advent Police Department (A.P.D.)
The A.P.D. has one of the largest and best trained SWAT departments in the United States, but due to budgetary constraints "The Department" has fewer patrol officers than typical. This means street crime in Advent City tends to be high in spite of a large and well-equipped police force. Largely due to the prevalence of street crime, Advent City hosts numerous private security firms and "private security firms" who specialize in protecting corporate assets or "protecting corporate assets."

As a whole the police force is not corrupt, it's simply overspecialized in an attempt to deal with organized and/or super-powered crime (the latter it is ill-equipped to handle). The turnover rate for officers is probably higher than the city can sustain in the long term, but the current administration has chosen to ignore this. The A.P.D.'s leadership tends towards fiscal irresponsibility, and graft is common. Often the police are dispatched to protect corporate or economic interests instead of protecting the city's people.

Leader NPC: Police Superintendent Gordon Hewett
Gordon Hewett is a professional manager who has never personally served as a line officer. He's both intelligent and capable, but his distance from the realities of the streets creates friction. Many officers refer to "the man upstairs" in disparaging terms and consider many of his assignments and reassignments to be arbitrary and ill-conceived. Superintendent Hewett excels at putting people where the city's budgets can most sustain them; but tends to fail to put officers where they actually need to be.

Face NPC: Lieutenant Guy LeBlanc
Officer LeBlanc has served in nearly every department in the city. The Ubiquitous "overworked cop," he deeply wants to do the right thing but is often forced to cut corners on investigations either due to pressure from his supervisors or simple volume of work. Whenever the Reciprocators bump into a police officer, more often than not it's Lieutenant LeBlanc, recently transferred into this or that department by superiors more concerned with deficits than efficiency. He seems to respect the Reciprocators for what they do, but vigilantism is still illegal. Fortunately, he often looks the other way to costumed supers trying to clean up the streets: the last thing he needs is more paperwork. Unfortunately, there's always a risk that his superiors will force his hand.
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Re: Communal NPCs

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Re: Communal NPCs

Postby Dr. Qiang » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:16 pm

True, but designing an "average joe" in the organization can help give people an idea about how to build a story around that organization. Especially when most people aren't going to be meeting or encountering a CEO or the Mayor or police chief every day.
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Re: Communal NPCs

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Re: Communal NPCs

Postby Visavis » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:10 am

Omgosh, another double post.

Bolty and I were discussing Captain Amazing and his Amazing Friends. So, we now open to debate the idea of 'American Anthem,' lead by Arbiter.

(arbiter |ˈärbitər|
noun
a person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a matter : the military acted as arbiter of conflicts between political groups.
• (usu. arbiter of) a person whose views or actions have great influence over trends in social behavior : an arbiter of taste.)

Arbiter, real name Alicia Kohler, is the third in her family to carry the name. It is thanks to her predecessors that she has the powers of . These powers are primarily used in service of the United States government alongside her teammates in American Anthem. Her position, however, is not without its burden, even outside those typical for a public protector. The second Arbiter, Alicia's father, was involved in a number of scandals, both in and out of costume. After years of negative media attention and lengthy trials which prosecutors were never able to win, the second Arbiter finally decided to hang up his cape. If Alicia had not already proven herself quite capable as the outspoken heroine , it is doubtful that Arbiter or the American Anthem would have continued.

Fortunately, the United State's only government approved supergroup carries on, though it is not without its troubles. The actions of the past Arbiter, combined with the political nature of the group, have proven to be restrictive in terms of what the group can handle. This means that the group typically only intervenes in situations that are safe, from both a political and media-image angle. In addition to the problem of which issues the group can engage is the matter of its membership. American Anthem is not an organic group. Its members, like its actions, were 'safe' choices. Its members were chosen to reflect the growing diversity among America's citizens, rather than for any sort of ability to work as a team. Although not actively detrimental to the group, this has resulted in a lack of combat efficiency when compared to other naturally formed groups.

Arbiter, now in her mid-thirties, has performed her role well. However, with her role being that of a leader who is only able to act when the threat is almost entirely apolitical in nature and bent on redeeming a name that she sees as having been sullied, there are those who wonder if she wouldn't have been happier, and perhaps more effective, if she had never donned her family name and taken to leading the American Anthem.


Alright. What do you like? What would you change?
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