One of the major appeals of a Comicbooks-based game is that you can play a “Feature Character”. The source material is huge and there are literally not enough people in the hobby to fill up all the Named character spots.
However, there’s always certain characters that get a lot more love than others. That people want to play more than others. Which brings us to one of, what we feel, is one of the biggest sticking points of Comic-based games. Not getting to play that character that you really want because a) it’s being played. b) someone has it but isn’t doing anything with it. c) the character came up available but you weren’t fast enough/didn’ t know the right person/etc. To get the character.
And then, even if you do manage to get the character, you have all the baggage of their past RP that, even if it was awesome, you weren’t there for it and so can’t remember it. Maybe you can read all the past logs, if there are logs, but that takes a lot of time.
These issues are one of the driving forces of our setup and setting.
Our purpose, and something to keep in mind when making your character, is to try allow everyone to play the character they want to. This means that your character concept shouldn’t invalidate the legitimacy of another character concept. It’s fine for your //character// to think they are the One True Scott Summers, but OOCly, any other Scott Summers derivative should have as much validity as any other.
A note on character concepts and themes: Inheritance Gambit is a mutants focused game. We allow other character concepts to the degree possible within the game’s theme and timeline but please be aware when considering concepts, hooks and RP that the situation of mutants are central to the way this particular game is set up.
A note on RP and plots: This is a ‘semi-sandbox’ game. What that means is that while Staff does absolutely intend to run plots, we’re also all busy people with full time jobs, our own RL issues to deal with and who live in awkward time zones for most folks. We will support the fun, we will provide some of it, but players are expected to bring their own to some extent.
Our Cast of Characters
Information on Characters that are not playable on IG.
Details on Legacy and Creation.