• Formatting Guidelines

    Use # for Period headings, ## for event headings, ### for scene headings. This way exporting to html/markdown/etc makes for nice vertical reading.

    Append the tone to the card with a dash, then the tone in italics (e.g. - *Light*)

  • Order of Play (2 Players)

    Within each Focus: AA (X-1) - B (X-2) - A (X-3) - B (X-4) - AA (X-5), then B updates their Legacy and places a matching card (X-6)

    Players take in turns being player A and B

  • Big Picture for Our Microscope

    The Fall of the Boston Protectorate

  • Palette

    Yes

    • Corrupt authorities
    • Vigilante justice
    • Underground scheming
    • Political maneuvering

    No

    • Foreign capes
  • Old Legacies

    • Ryan - Praetor’s Fall From Grace (1-6)

    Current Legacies

    • Amy - The Political Dogfight (2-6, 4-6)
    • Ryan - The Sisters (3-6)
  • Old Focuses:

    • Corruption of the Protectorate (Amy) (1-X)
    • The Covenant (Ryan) (2-X)
    • Maxwell Consolidates Power (Amy) (3-X)

    Current Focus

    • Internal Conflict Within the Protectorate (Ryan) (4-X)
  • (0-0) Praetor Leads the Boston Protectorate - Light

  • (1-3) Praetor Unites the Three Kings - Dark

  • (0-3) Fragmentation of Gladius - Dark

  • (0-2) Kingmaker forms The Covenant - Light

  • (2-1) The Covenant Strikes Out - Light

  • (4-1) Heroes Fight Back - Light

  • (0-0) Riots Engulf Boston - Dark

    • (0-4) Praetor forges illegal peace treaties with the major gangs to secure his power - Dark

    • (1-1) Praetor orders the assassination of the Blood Moon gang leader for attempting to destabilise his peace treaties - Dark

    • (1-2) Praetor becomes drunk with his new-found power over the Boston Underworld, his deals becoming more sordid and self-gratifying - Dark

    • (3-1) Maxwell proposes that Praetor would benefit from a close circle of trusted allies, severing the treaty with less influential gangs - Dark

    • (4-3) Praetor receives a ‘good will’ gesture from The Consortium (in the form of Cold Front) and Pandora (in the form of Fox Fire), capes to bolster his forces - Dark

    • (3-2) Maxwell has the two parahuman girls which he kidnapped and re-programmed assigned to him as bodyguards, seeing their potential to be used as assassins to further his goals. - Dark

    • (0-1) Housaku (Sickle-Cell) triggers, hospitalizes Gladius’ leader - Dark

    • (2-3) Sickle-Cell makes his intentions clear by sending Maxwell a warning to leave Allston after their attempted negotiations sour - Light

    • (2-4) Kingmaker abandons Gladius and recruits Sickle-Cell into a growing circle of contacts - Light

    • (3-5) Maxwell secretly negotiates with Kingmaker behind Sickle-Cell’s back, agreeing to inform each other of any successful operations against each other’s rivals in order to monitor the balance of power in Boston - Light

    • (2-1) Sickle-Cell and his crew declare war by detonating a number of tinker-bombs inside a large Consortium drug storage warehouse at the turn of the year - Light

    • (4-2) Sheol and several other Boston Wards voice their dissatisfaction at being unable to tackle crime directly and (among themselves) voice sympathy with Sickle-Cell’s cause - Light

    • (2-5) The Covenant reveal the extent of Praetor’s underhanded deals at his masquerade ball specifically held to discuss how best to deal with The Covenant’s interference. - Light

    • (4-1) As a result of Praetor’s apparent corruption, the heroes Vector and Pallas decide to look into the rumours to see how much truth they hold - Light

    • (4-4) Pallas narrowly survives an assassination attempt by The Sisters after Protectorate moles inform Maxwell about the ongoing investigations - Dark

    • (4-5) Vector and the Wards set up a splinter cell within the Protectorate (called Orion’s Hand) seeking to locate just how deep the corruption goes and remove it at the source, in order to set the Protectorate back on track - Light

    • (1-5) Praetor personally leads an all-out culling against the rebelling gangs on the streets of Boston - Dark

    • (3-3) Under Maxwell’s orders, several of his parahuman lieutenants lead large squads of mercenaries to tactically demolish the infrastructures of Gladius and Pandora while most soldiers are committed to street warfare - Dark

    • (3-4) The Sisters are dispatched to eliminate The Architect and assist in fighting Praetor, with the aim of delivering control of The Consortium to Maxwell - Dark

    • (2-2) The Covenant utilize sophisticated Tinker tech (Deaf Note) to block all wireless communications within the several blocks with the fiercest fighting - Light

    • (1-4) Why was Praetor trying to secure his power?

      A Behemoth attack spooked the leader of the Boston Protectorate after they took losses and weakened the hierarchical structure of the Hero organization, making him turn to underhanded tactics to defend the city.

      Dark

    • (1-1) Why was the Blood Moon gang leader rebelling against the peace treaties?

      Because they believed that Boston was a safer city when each of the gangs was forced to counterbalance each others’ strength, rather than being safe to consolidate power under Praetor’s treaty.

      Light

    • (2-6) Why did Praetor resort to such extreme measures against the Blood Moon gang?

      Because Maxwell deceived the Blood Moon gang leader through fear that minor gangs would be exterminated, while promising Praetor that he would fill the power vacuum with his own representatives.

      Dark

    • (1-6) How did Praetor enforce his power?

      Gangs who broke their agreement found themselves being harassed by the combined forces of the PRT and Protectorate. Smaller gangs were completely wiped out as examples.
      Dark

    • (3-1) Why did Praetor agree to Maxwell’s proposal?

      Because each of the minor gangs had begun forming a loose alliance (upon Maxwell’s proposal) in order to protect themselves from Praetor’s power-hungry deals, forming a coalition with more manpower than any of the three major gangs individually - Light

    • (3-6) Why were these two girls important?

      Scylla and Charybdis, collectively known as The Sisters came into Maxwell’s possession in lieu of a debt repayment. They are two exceptionally powerful aerokines, who’s abilities give them the ability to avoid detection by The Architect, making them the perfect assassins for Maxwell’s plans - Dark

    • (3-5) Why does Kingmaker agree with Maxwell’s terms?

      Maxwell persuades Kingmaker that both of their resources would be spread too thinly were they to come to blows immediately - peaceful exchange of information would be a mutually acceptable foundation for their working relationship (securing both of their early operations) and could become a foundation for a future alliance once things calmed down enough for either of them to predict whether an alliance would be more beneficial than not - Light

    • (2-5) Why did The Covenant reveal Praetor’s deals?

      Each gang thought Praetor only dealt with them, so showing them otherwise would theoretically breed mistrust and anarchy among the supposedly allied gangs, weakening every involved party.
      Light

    • (4-5) How did Orion’s Hand impact the Protectorate?

      With an anonymous source feeding them information, the Hand were able to claim plausible deniability when it came to dealing with threats, since no hero would willing leave behind a dangerous super-villain. The operations disrupted the balance of power, leaving holes in Protectorate defenses - Light

    • (4-6) How does Maxwell respond to the formation of Orion’s Hand?

      He plans to redirect the attention of Orion’s hand onto his rivals, planting evidence of an upcoming rebellion in order to trigger widescale crackdowns by the Protectorate and thereby incite rebellion from the resulting police brutality - Dark

    • (1-5) Why did Praetor take to the field in person?

      He believed that he needed to make an unquestionable demonstration of force in order to salvage order at the far end of the violence

      Light

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Smaller gangs were completely wiped out as examples. \n*Dark*"},{"_id":"6571f63966caede6eb000020","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551907,"position":0.5625,"parentId":null,"content":"# (1-3) Praetor Unites the Three Kings - *Dark*"},{"_id":"6572924f66caede6eb000030","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551831,"position":1,"parentId":"6571f63966caede6eb000020","content":"## (3-1) Maxwell proposes that Praetor would benefit from a close circle of trusted allies, severing the treaty with less influential gangs - *Dark*"},{"_id":"6572985166caede6eb000031","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551833,"position":1,"parentId":"6572924f66caede6eb000030","content":"### (3-1) Why did Praetor agree to Maxwell's proposal?\n\nBecause each of the minor gangs had begun forming a loose alliance (upon Maxwell's proposal) in order to protect themselves from Praetor's power-hungry deals, forming a coalition with more manpower than any of the three major gangs individually - *Light*"},{"_id":"65735cd3333e3fe41d00003e","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6552047,"position":1.5,"parentId":"6571f63966caede6eb000020","content":"## (4-3) Praetor receives a 'good will' gesture from The Consortium (in the form of Cold Front) and Pandora (in the form of Fox Fire), capes to bolster his forces - *Dark*"},{"_id":"6572a4a0333e3fe41d00002e","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551910,"position":2,"parentId":"6571f63966caede6eb000020","content":"## (3-2) Maxwell has the two parahuman girls which he kidnapped and re-programmed assigned to him as bodyguards, seeing their potential to be used as assassins to further his goals. - *Dark*"},{"_id":"6572deba333e3fe41d000036","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551830,"position":1,"parentId":"6572a4a0333e3fe41d00002e","content":"### (3-6) Why were these two girls important?\nScylla and Charybdis, collectively known as The Sisters came into Maxwell's possession in lieu of a debt repayment. They are two exceptionally powerful aerokines, who's abilities give them the ability to avoid detection by The Architect, making them the perfect assassins for Maxwell's plans - *Dark*"},{"_id":"65716a712402b26ebe000087","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551805,"position":0.625,"parentId":null,"content":"# (0-3) Fragmentation of Gladius - *Dark*"},{"_id":"65717c85333e3fe41d000016","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551909,"position":1,"parentId":"65716a712402b26ebe000087","content":"## (0-1) Housaku (Sickle-Cell) triggers, hospitalizes Gladius' leader - *Dark* "},{"_id":"657253b4333e3fe41d000027","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551911,"position":1.25,"parentId":"65716a712402b26ebe000087","content":"## (2-3) Sickle-Cell makes his intentions clear by sending Maxwell a warning to leave Allston after their attempted negotiations sour - *Light*"},{"_id":"657251a266caede6eb00002a","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551848,"position":1.5,"parentId":"65716a712402b26ebe000087","content":"## (2-4) Kingmaker abandons Gladius and recruits Sickle-Cell into a growing circle of contacts - *Light*"},{"_id":"657164f806c7bc386c000015","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551802,"position":0.75,"parentId":null,"content":"# (0-2) Kingmaker forms The Covenant - *Light*"},{"_id":"6572c3e466caede6eb000037","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6552175,"position":1,"parentId":"657164f806c7bc386c000015","content":"## (3-5) Maxwell secretly negotiates with Kingmaker behind Sickle-Cell's back, agreeing to inform each other of any successful operations against each other's rivals in order to monitor the balance of power in Boston - *Light*"},{"_id":"6572ca7a2a37a86cf6000034","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551829,"position":1,"parentId":"6572c3e466caede6eb000037","content":"### (3-5) Why does Kingmaker agree with Maxwell's terms?\n\nMaxwell persuades Kingmaker that both of their resources would be spread too thinly were they to come to blows immediately - peaceful exchange of information would be a mutually acceptable foundation for their working relationship (securing both of their early operations) and could become a foundation for a future alliance once things calmed down enough for *either* of them to predict whether an alliance would be more beneficial than not - 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*Light*"},{"_id":"65726d1e333e3fe41d00002a","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551843,"position":1,"parentId":"65726405333e3fe41d000029","content":"#### (2-5) Why did The Covenant reveal Praetor's deals?\nEach gang thought Praetor only dealt with them, so showing them otherwise would theoretically breed mistrust and anarchy among the supposedly allied gangs, weakening every involved party.\n*Light*"},{"_id":"65734184333e3fe41d00003a","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551999,"position":0.9375,"parentId":null,"content":"# (4-1) Heroes Fight Back - *Light*"},{"_id":"65734527333e3fe41d00003b","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6552000,"position":1,"parentId":"65734184333e3fe41d00003a","content":"## (4-1) As a result of Praetor's apparent corruption, the heroes Vector and Pallas decide to look into the rumours to see how much truth they hold - *Light*"},{"_id":"657367a6739e913b5e00003e","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6552075,"position":2,"parentId":"65734184333e3fe41d00003a","content":"## (4-4) Pallas narrowly survives an assassination attempt by The Sisters after Protectorate moles inform Maxwell about the ongoing investigations - *Dark*"},{"_id":"65737381333e3fe41d000040","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6552085,"position":3,"parentId":"65734184333e3fe41d00003a","content":"## (4-5) Vector and the Wards set up a splinter cell within the Protectorate (called Orion's Hand) seeking to locate just how deep the corruption goes and remove it at the source, in order to set the Protectorate back on track - *Light*"},{"_id":"65737cef333e3fe41d000041","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6552088,"position":1,"parentId":"65737381333e3fe41d000040","content":"#### (4-5) How did Orion's Hand impact the Protectorate?\nWith an anonymous source feeding them information, the Hand were able to claim plausible deniability when it came to dealing with threats, since no hero would willing leave behind a dangerous super-villain. The operations disrupted the balance of power, leaving holes in Protectorate defenses - *Light* "},{"_id":"65738a76739e913b5e000041","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6552137,"position":2,"parentId":"65737381333e3fe41d000040","content":"### (4-6) How does Maxwell respond to the formation of Orion's Hand?\n\nHe plans to redirect the attention of Orion's hand onto his rivals, planting evidence of an upcoming rebellion in order to trigger widescale crackdowns by the Protectorate and thereby *incite* rebellion from the resulting police brutality - *Dark*"},{"_id":"65707fc8eed60c3cef00007f","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551796,"position":3,"parentId":null,"content":"# (0-0) Riots Engulf Boston - *Dark*"},{"_id":"6572124566caede6eb000024","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551883,"position":1,"parentId":"65707fc8eed60c3cef00007f","content":"## (1-5) Praetor personally leads an all-out culling against the rebelling gangs on the streets of Boston - *Dark*"},{"_id":"6572147966caede6eb000025","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551884,"position":1,"parentId":"6572124566caede6eb000024","content":"### (1-5) Why did Praetor take to the field in person?\n\nHe believed that he needed to make an unquestionable demonstration of force in order to salvage order at the far end of the violence\n\n*Light*"},{"_id":"6572abe366caede6eb000033","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551887,"position":1.5,"parentId":"65707fc8eed60c3cef00007f","content":"## (3-3) Under Maxwell's orders, several of his parahuman lieutenants lead large squads of mercenaries to tactically demolish the infrastructures of Gladius and Pandora while most soldiers are committed to street warfare - *Dark*"},{"_id":"6572b605333e3fe41d000031","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551851,"position":1.75,"parentId":"65707fc8eed60c3cef00007f","content":"## (3-4) The Sisters are dispatched to eliminate The Architect and assist in fighting Praetor, with the aim of delivering control of The Consortium to Maxwell - *Dark* "},{"_id":"65725b1666caede6eb00002c","treeId":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","seq":6551847,"position":2,"parentId":"65707fc8eed60c3cef00007f","content":"## (2-2) The Covenant utilize sophisticated Tinker tech (Deaf Note) to block all wireless communications within the several blocks with the fiercest fighting - *Light*"}],"tree":{"_id":"65707553eed60c3cef000073","name":"Test Run (Amy and Ryan)","publicUrl":"test-run-amy-and-ryan"}}