Mythic Capes: The Adventures of Surging Shark And Magnetron #1

Hey everyone. I’ve decided to do a Mythic run of a Capes game because I had fond memories with Capes. I loved its demo story of Vindicator vs. Crimson Claw and found the rules and character creation very easy to follow. I am also fond of how Mythic is able to create unique stories with little thought. I haven’t seen anyone putting Capes and Mythic together, so I decided, “Why not? I’ll do it.” And thus, Mythic Capes is a go. And while I’m aware Capes is GMless, Mythic will be used as a Storyteller.

Now then, who shall be the characters? Well, I think I should make two heroes (who will serve as our PCs) and two NPCs related to them.

  • Surging Shark (Animal Avatar + Crusader) (Hero)
  • Magnetron (Master of the Force + Curmudgeon) (Hero)
  • Charlie Shawn (Detective + Seducer) (NPC)
  • RESPECT (Spook + Puppet Master) (Villain)

And their sheets if anyone wants to look at them.

And we actually get our villain out of the initial four, so I guess I don’t need to randomly roll up a villain. I do need to roll up an event to get the ball rolling. Let’s see what this shall be…

Mythic Event Roll:

  • Event: 68 (PC Negative)
  • PC affected: 1 (Surging Shark)
  • Event Meaning: 5 & 9 (Recruit Evil)

So already, I got the story ready. RESPECT, the local thug in Generic Action Town has finally managed to break Surging Shark and brainwash him. Magnetron, his buddy and compatriot, realizes this and heads off to go confront RESPECT and Surging Shark. Already this is sounding like a pretty epic story. Now we need the setting… I’m gonna use logic and say that RESPECT’s lair is the setting, but what sort of lair is it. I’m gonna ask if it’s the generic bad guy lair where it’s a lab with death traps a plenty.
Mythic Question Roll: “Is the lair your typical bad guy lair?”

  • Odds: Very Likely
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 59 (Yes)

Alright. Let’s begin!


Scene Roll

  • Roll: 8 (Not within Chaos)

Magnetron enters the lab of the well known criminal RESPECT after he received a letter from him that more or less implied that he had brainwashed his fellow friend, the Surging Shark. There he saw RESPECT, a man wrapped in bandages, wearing nothing but sunglasses and a trench coat.

“So, Magnetron, you finally arrived. I’m sure you are worried about your friend, and I can safely guarantee you this: Yes. He’s mine now… Behold!” RESPECT said as he showed Magnetron the Surging Shark. Gone was his light blue costume that had fins on his arms and legs and a shark fin on his helmet. Now he looked more like a mutated shark. His body was human, but his head was that of a shark’s, fin and all. His arms were also changed. Now they’re more edged and had claws.

“You monster! Don’t worry, Surgie, I’ll save you!” Magnetron said.

Goal: Unbrainwash Surging Shark
1-1

So, now we begin the game with a clear goal. I’m gonna limit it to three goals per scene total to prevent it from going longer. Now, I already used RESPECT’s turn to create a goal: Unbrainwash Surging Shark, so he’s done. I gotta decide now if Surging Shark will go first or if Magnetron will go.

Mythic Question Roll: “Does Surging Shark go first?”

  • Odds: 50/50
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 37 (Yes)

Now I have two choices. Creating another goal, or doing an action… Let’s see…

Mythic Question Roll: “Does Surging Shark create a goal?”

  • Odds: 50/50
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 69 (No)

Alright, so he performs an action.

Surging Shark, following his instinctive nature of a shark, circled around Magnetron, waiting for an attack.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Ominous Circling (1)
  • Roll: 5

Goal: Unbrainwash Surging Shark
5-1

Oh, nice roll. Well, that’s not gonna be worth Surging Shark’s reaction. Let’s see of Magnetron can drive it down.

“SNAP OUT OF IT!” Magnetron said as he fired a magnetic pulse at Surging Shark.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Magnetic Blast (5)
  • Roll: 6 (Not accepted)

Goal: Unbrainwash Surging Shark
5-1

Shit. Well, looks like Surgie’s not being brainwashed any time soon. He still has control of the narration.

And then…

Surging Shark got up from the blast rather quickly, looking at Magnetron. He would notice that Surging Shark’s eyes were still human.

Well, nothing really to go from there other than repeating the blast attack again, so that wraps it up for Page One. And with that, claiming can begin.

Goal: Unbrainwash Surging Shark
5(S)-1(M)

Let’s have RESPECT create the next conflict, since he is unable to put his weight around.

RESPECT then gets out a remote control.

“Surging Shark, I think it’s time to bring our friend to the other world… Don’t you think so?” He said, pressing the Play button. Surging Shark’s eyes glowed red and all he could do now was roar “BLOOOOOD!”.

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
1-1

This is now getting intense. What does Magnetron go for first?

Mythic Question Roll: “Does Magnetron try to roll the opposing die in the Unbrainwash Surging Shark goal?”

  • Odds: 50/50
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 19 (Yes)

Alrighty then. So I can use the Metal Shape, but I need a bit of confirmation…

Mythic Question Roll: “Is Magnetron able to use his powers to shape the metal in the remote control?”

  • Odds: Unlikely
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 42 (No)

Alright. One more question…

Mythic Question Roll: “Can he be able to shape the metal inside the lab?”

  • Odds: Likely
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 80 (No)

Okay, so there’s possibly no metal that he can shape inside the lab… Though is it because there IS no metal in the lab or is the metal hard to reach?

Mythic Question Roll: “Is there no metal that could be shaped in the lab?”

  • Odds: Likely
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 58 (Yes)

So now I decide what to do, and I don’t think witty commentary will help for this one.

As Surging Shark roared out his intent to spill blood, Magnetron got out tiny magnets and threw them towards Surgie. Despite their tiny size, each of them contained at least half the magnetic impulse that Magnetron used when he blasted Shark.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Magnet Missile (Indirect Action was hard to figure out, so I replaced it with Magnet Missile) (1)
  • Roll: 6
Goal: Unbrainwash Surging Shark
5(S)-6(M)

Well, this is a pretty conclusive battle. Page 3 and the goal is achieved. I would wait for Surgie to build up enough debt to stake it, but I’m gonna say if he doesn’t have the debt now, he can’t stake. And thus, the goal is achieved. Surging Shark gains one inspiration. “But wait!” You cry, “Wouldn’t this mean the Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other goal be unable to be achieved?” Well, I’m still gonna have that be a possibility.

The magnets burst, they short circuited whatever made Surging Shark go out on a blood-craze.

“Huh? What happened?” Surging Shark asked. He then grunted in pain. The flash of red was still seen.

“Ah! Great! It’s still working. I’m glad those mutagens that I got are still working.” RESPECT said.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Resources (1)
  • Roll: 6

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
6-1

WOAH! Okay, that wraps it up for that page. Page 4. Claiming conflict first.

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
6(R)-1(S)

“What? I…” Just then, Surging Shark was able to smell himself, noticing he smelt more fishier than usual. He then looked at his hands. “Oh God! What have you done!?” He asked RESPECT.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Shark’s Sense Of Smell (1)
  • Roll: 4

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
6(R)-4(S)

He’s not gonna react, but RESPECT will.

“I made you something you touted yourself as! A monster! YES! I am the man who made you this way! FEAR ME! FEAR ME AS YOU RIP APART MAGNETRON!” RESPECT said, rapidly pressing the play button.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Intimidate (1)
  • Roll: 1

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
6(R)-1(S)

Well, that’s going to end badly. But wait! Reaction time!

That’s when a Magnet Missile flew to RESPECT and blew him back a bit, knocking him away from the remote control.

“I’m not letting you do that! Not again!” Magnetron said.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Magnet Missile (1)
  • Roll: 1

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
6(R)-1(S)

Seriously? Alright, so that ends that action. Now it’s Magnetron’s turn again.

“You got another thing coming for you, REPSECT!” Magnetron said. “I’m not going to let my friend hurt me, and I won’t hurt my friend in self defence! Give up and change Surgie!”

Using the inspiration to reduce RESPECT’s die. And yeah, while it’s not allowed to use it to drive down a dice, in that same regard, it’s a inspiration die with a one. I think certain rules need to be bent for stuff like that.

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
1(R)-1(S)

Well, this is gonna be fun. So, with both their sides at one dice, who’s going to react?

Mythic Question Roll: “Is RESPECT going to go next?”

  • Odds: 50/50
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 17 (Yes)

“No! I won’t! Now kill Magnetron!” REPSECT said, demanding the Shark’s mutagens to activate and cause him to frenzy.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Demanding (1)
  • Roll: 2

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
2(R)-1(S)

As if to help him with that goal, one of his men ran to him and gave him the remote.

“Here you go, sir.” The lackey said.

“Thank you. I should trust you people better.” RESPECT said as he pressed play yet again.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Trust Your Lackeys (2)
  • Roll: 3

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
3(R)-1(S)

“Now watch as your friend rips you apart, limb from limb! Maybe then you will respect the authority of RESPECT! Genericity’s #1 crime lord!” RESPECT said.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Proud (3)
  • Roll: 3

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
3(R)-1(S)

Alright, since he rolled a 3 on a 3, that ends his action. Magnetron’s turn.

“Yeah, like that will ever happen.” Magnetron said, almost sarcastically.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Sarcastic (6)
  • Roll: 3

Goal: Surging Shark and Magnetron kill each other
3(R)-6(S)

Well, that ends the page. And possibly the goal too, since the highest RESPECT can hope to hit is a 6, and he doesn’t have debt like Surging Shark and Magnetron, and thus he can’t split, so even if he can do a 6, the logical conclusion for the duo is to split it. So, with that I guess I can consider that goal achieved. Surging Shark gets the 3 Inspiration Dice.

Soon, Surging Shark screamed, and in a moment, his mind was restored. The red in his eyes was gone. Now he was normal… save for his shark appearance.

“Ugh… What happened? Did… Did I try to kill you?” Surging Shark asked.

“Only slightly. I snapped you out of it though.” Magnetron said.

I just had a thought.

Mythic Question Roll: “Should a third goal be made?”

  • Odds: 50/50
  • Chaos Factor: 5
  • Roll: 29 (Yes)

Alright then.

However, not everything was peaceful. The two then noticed RESPECT trying to leave quietly.

Goal: RESPECT gets away.
1-1

Well, obviously they’re not gonna let that happen.

Magnetron soon fired a Magnet Missile towards RESPECT, trying to knock him out.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Magnet Missile (1)
  • Roll: 3
Goal: RESPECT gets away.
1-5

However, the Magnet was soon attracted to a piece of metal that RESPECT took out of his pocket and threw away from himself.

“You didn’t expect me to fall for that again, right?” He asked Magnetron.

Ability Roll

  • Ability Used: Deceive (5)
  • Roll: 6 (Not accepted)

Goal: RESPECT gets away.
1-5

Not looking good for our friend here.

And then…

“I will admit, you’re quite the learner.” Magnetron said.

“But I too be a good learner.” Surging Shark said as he socked the fleeing RESPECT in the face by circling around him.

Now, at this point, since RESPECT can’t split debt, and I can reject any dice roll I make if it’s not to what I want, I’m gonna assume the Ominous Circling does the trick. And so, RESPECT gets booked, and the goal ends with Magnetron gaining a 4 Inspiration. Now, let’s close the scene off.

“Alright, Surging Shark, we’re going to bring RESPECT downtown, and he’s gonna explain everything about what happened and how he managed to brainwash you and make you that… thing!” Magnetron said as he picked up the knocked out RESPECT and took him away from the lab.

Scene Complete!

  • New Thread: Find out how Surging Shark was brainwashed and mutated
  • Chaos Factor not lowered (going by Action rules)
  • Debt Count: Surging Shark (3), Magnetron (4)

Well, that was a fun round. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue though, but I have something to continue with in case I ever want to do this again. Hope you all enjoyed it.

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