In early April, 2022, I mentioned one of my ideas for a supervillain game in the Interest Check thread. My gut told me there is interest for a comic book-inspired game like this where you get to be a Big Bad. I decided to go ahead and pound out a basic structure and a demo. Annnnnnnddddd…then in early June, I decided I need to rewrite it.
The premise is pretty straightforward. The story starts with your longstanding arch enemy bound and helpless at your feet. You finally have them RIGHT where you want them! And what will you do now? Monologue!
You tell the entire story of your nefarious career. Monologue will be different from my previous games like Community College Hero, Zip!, and Talon City, in that “Monologue” will cover decades instead of days (Zip/Talon City) or a couple of years (CCH). The original version of “Monologue” included too much 'telling." The revised version will be more about “showing.” Even though the events happened long in the past, I want you to feel like your character is experiencing them, not being told about them.
The new version has enhanced mechanics: (Health/Battery), enhanced goals: (Chaos/Justice/Order), enhanced tools: (Funds/Legend Points/Knowledge), and hopefully much more colorful characters (you may not recognize the new versions of Gold Fox (now Volpe), Putty Queen, etc.) Basically I am leaning into the focus on characters that I feel folks like about CCH. More characters! More interactions with villains and heroes! More romance!
I’m familiar with classic comic book tropes and I think I can do this type of game justice. Some of my Patreon supporters are brainstorming with me with ideas for future vignettes. There are SO many potential scenes I could include!
I hope to update with new content pretty much every Thursday/Friday, but my July will be busy with travel/family plans so there may not be any July updates.
UPDATES: Look for updates on Fridays.
Current Game Size: 58k words (5/26/22)
Newest Update (5/26/22) There’s a new roughly 7.5k-word demon side mission! trigger warning! It’s more intense than the other ones.
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