Friday, August 13, 2010

Ebon Knight #1 (pp. 2-3)

Introduction: Playing a Comic Book the Mythic GME
Previous Scene: Page 1


PANEL 1
The Wolf Creature grabs Mugsy by the front of his coat and pulls him closer to her jaws. He's obviously terrified.

WOLF CREATURE: RAAWR
MUGSY: Ahhhh!

PANEL 2
As the Wolf Creature pulls him closer, a terrified Mugsy bobble large revolver as he tries to extract it from his coat.

PANEL 3
Cut to an overhead shot of a shadowy figure racing down a deserted snow-covered street on a pulp-era motorcycle. This is Ebon Knight, though his features are indistinct from this angle and in the shadows between street lights.

CAPTION: Meanwhile...

PANEL 4
Cut to Thug #1 as he fires his heavy revolver from a prone position at the side of the alley. Three bullets pierce the Wolf Creature's side, splattering blood.

SOUND EFFECT: BLAM BLAM BLAM

WOLF CREATURE: RAARAAAH

PANEL 5
Enraged from at getting shot, the Wolf Creature whips around and throws Mugsy at Thug #1. A screaming Mugsy's is shown flying through the air with the Wolf Creature following through behind him.

MUGSY: Nooooo

PANEL 6
View from the opposite angle as Mugsy crashes into Thug #1, scattering garbage cans and throwing up a cloud of snow.

SOUND EFFECT: CRASH

PANEL 7
Cut to a closer shot of Ebon Knight as he skids around a corner to enter the alley, his black armored form partially visible in the darkness and falling snow.

SOUND EFFECT: BRRRRR SSSSKID BRRRRRR

PANEL 8
Mugsy and Thug #1 cower in the snow as the ferocious form of the Wolf Creature looms overhead. Her eyes seem to glow red in the darkness. The stolen chest is visible between the two parties.

SOUND EFFECT: brrrrrrrrr


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NOTES (Mythic conventions detailed here)


CHAOS FACTOR 6 (No combat last page)

CHARACTER LIST:
1. Thug 1
2. Mugsy
3. Sylvia Franco

THREAD LIST:
1. Discover what's in the box and properly dispose of it

EXPECTED SCENE: Since Ebon Knight is the star of the series and this is his first issue, he needs to make an appearance. I expect that he'll show up as Sylvia is tearing into the thugs.

Q: Is it a Full Moon [50/50]? Extreme no... it's a new or crescent moon and Sylvia may have difficulty maintaining her werewolf form.

I'm going to have Ebon Knight show up on bike, but first we need to establish Sylvia and the thugs in combat. Use the stats for thugs in the ICONS rulebook.


PAGE 2

PANEL 1
Sylvia attempts to wrestle Mugsy. No rolls (all NPCs) and she only achieves a moderate success. She'll pull him closer to set up and intimidation attempt.

PANEL 2
(No PCs in involved, so I could revert to pure Mythic. However, this is my first ICONS combat and I'll play things out a bit) Mugsy reaches for his gun (supplemental action) and fires. He's at -3 to coordination and fails vs. Sylvia's Dodge (I assume she's shaking him). In fact, it is such a massive failure that I'm going to say that he fumbles the gun.

PANEL 3 (switch to panel 4)
Thug #1 shoots his revolver. Sylvia isn't really defending, relying instead on her invulnerability to protect her. The thug achieves a moderate success, doing 4 points of Stamina damage (which Sylvia feels but can safely ignore).

PANEL 4 (switch to panel 3)
Need to telegraph Ebon Knight's involvement. Show him from a distance first.

PANEL 5
Sylvia throws Mugsy at Thug #1 (she can toss him to Extended range). I'll say Mugsy can't fight it and Sylvia's coordination will beat Thug #1's for a Moderate success. Both Thug #1 and Mugsy take 3 Stamina damage.

PANEL 6
Complete the previous panel

PANEL 7-8
Set up Ebon Knight's arrival.

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