Cast

 
The Game Masters
Kevin - A "career" gamemaster with years of experience under his belt, a large social circle, and a longstanding rivalry with Rob. He considers himself a retired player in favor of running campaigns for others, though his notorious and renowned reputation as a powergamer is still well-known among the local community. Even as a GM he is known for being merciless towards "problematic" players, though his knowledge of the Timely Tabletop System isn't QUITE as in-depth as he believes it to be.
Sarah - Kevin's unofficial co-GM. She prefers watching campaigns unfold from the sidelines to getting involved herself, but is always happy to step in when a party needs to be split up. She takes gaming less seriously (and therefore takes setbacks less personally) than Kevin, and her comparatively more even temper combined with her vast knowledge of the rules makes her invaluable.

 
The Players
The "Iron Man" Campaign
 
Rob (Tony Stark) - A longtime frienemy of Kevin. Rob has a knack for character optimization and an incorrigible habit of derailing every campaign he participates in with his overpowered character builds. He means well enough despite his antics, and it's this lack of malice (along with a deep-seated desire of Kevin's to get one over on him) that keeps him at the table. His current character is Tony Stark, an Artificer/Vigilante multiclass build who, in spite of Kevin's reservations, has been made CEO of the company that their current campaign is built around.


Gwyneth (Pepper Potts) - Another longtime gamer, originally introduced to the group by Sarah. Gwyneth prefers social-oriented campaigns to combat and is almost as prone to create horrifically-optimized characters as Rob, though generally more in line with a campaign's theme. Her current character, Pepper Potts, exemplifies this nicely; as an Executive, she has virtually no combat skills, but is extremely overpowered at investigation and interaction. She has also taken control of Howard Stark, an NPC from Timely's sourcebooks renowned for both his inventions and for founding S.H.I.E.L.D., for Kevin's WWII campaign.
Clark (Phil Coulson) - A former coworker of Kevin's, Clark is a very laid-back, go-with-the-flow style of player. He usually prefers to investigate and observe from outside the spotlight, and welcomes other players drawing attention to themselves so he can do so. His current character, Phil Coulson, is a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, a class unique to the Timely Tabletop System that combines formidable combat abilities with rogue-esque skills.
Don (Jim Rhodes) - A new player of the Timely Tabletop System, Don has joined the Stark Industries campaign at Kevin's suggestion, taking over the character of Rhodey. Don has taken to the game quickly and has heard a lot about the rest of the party, but has not had much opportunity to interact with them yet due to being taught combat mechanics in a separate encounter.
Scarlett (Natasha Romanoff) - Another new addition to the Iron Man campaign, although she has been playing the game far longer than Don. Scarlett prefers to keep what she's capable of and what she knows as secret as possible. In fact, she'd prefer to keep what other people know about what she knows as secret as possible. Her character, Natasha Romanoff, is a Rogue with additional levels in the Black Widow prestige class.

The Aesir Campaign
Kris (Thor Odinson) - A powergamer par excellence. Kris's sole reason for playing is to create the biggest, baddest guy in the room and crush all those who stand in his way, with little concern for the social or roleplaying aspects of tabletop gaming. His devotion to the game is such that his primary source of income is competing in local tournaments. His latest character, Thor, is a Warpriest who has been kitted out with a powerful (if limited) variant of divine spellcasting, and insane ability scores that are tied to his magic hammer Mjolnir.
Liam (Loki Odinson) - Kris's twin brother. Liam's characters tend to run semi-reluctant support for Kris's in-game antics, though he's been known to step up and take a swing himself from time to time. For the Aesir campaign, he has decided to play Loki, a Rogue/Sorcerer with an intricately detailed backstory and more than a few tricks up his sleeve.

Natalie (Sif) - A new player, Natalie has joined the game to see why her boyfriend Kris is so into it, though after watching Kris proceed to turn the GM's face several different colors, she's starting to rethink that decision. Still, she's determined to give the campaign her best shot. Her character, Lady Sif, is a Fighter Kris designed who has several cohorts, known collectively as The Warriors Three. As the campaign has started to shift towards Earth, she has taken up playing Jane Foster, a Scientist studying interplanar astrophysics, and seems to have taken well to the change, though she's still willing to pick up Sif when needed.
Idris (Heimdall) - A friend of Kris and Liam's, Idris plays the game more to hang out with his pals, though it doesn't stop him from trying to create powerhouses of his own. Occasionally he'll step in to help settle arguments, but generally he prefers to sit back and watch the chaos unfold. Heimdall, his latest character, exemplifies this mindset well; though he is a Sentinel of Asgard, a Paladin archetype with impressive stats and combat abilities, his Oath of Loyalty to Odin has left him restricted in what he can do to assist the rest of the party, at least for the time being.
Jeremy (Clint Barton) - A coworker of Scarlett's, and a former coworker of Kevin and Clark's. Jeremy enjoys playing the game whenever he can find the time... which is rarely, as he usually finds himself called away by some real-life emergency. Consequently, when he IS able to sit down and play he prefers to get right down to whatever his objective is. His character, Clint Barton, is a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent/Divine Marksman/Arcane Archer multiclass, combining precise archery skills with a handful of specialized technological arrows.

The World War II Campaign
Chris (Steve Rogers) - A new addition to Kevin's WWII campaign, Chris wasn't able to join until the game was already a few sessions in. A writer by trade, he is more concerned with story and character cohesion than game balance or mechanics, although he isn't averse to running stronger builds if he can tie an interesting narrative idea to it. His character for this campaign, Steve Rogers, is currently all backstory without any class levels or feats, though he has plenty of physical flaws and medical infirmities. Unfortunately, Chris now has to figure out how to turn Steve into a solid team player who can help the rest of the party turn the game around and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Emily (Peggy Carter) - A friend of Kevin's, who's been playing various campaigns with him for years, though recently she's also become fairly good friends with Gwyneth. She prefers to prioritize in-game resources and connections over actual character abilities, though she has stepped up her game a bit for the WWII campaign. Her character, Peggy Carter, is a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent archetype known as an SSR Agent, which blends combat and subterfuge skills at the cost of most advanced technological gadgets.
Sebastian (Bucky Barnes) - A friend (and editor) of Chris, who goes by the nickname Baz. He's used to reining in some of Chris's more off-kilter ideas, mostly in the form of providing sardonic commentary. He mostly keeps to himself otherwise, but still enjoys playing the game and has little issue collaborating with the rest of the party. His current character, a Gunslinger by the name of Bucky Barnes, was captured by HYDRA in a previous campaign session, requiring the others to step in and rescue him.


Other Campaigns
Mark (Bruce Banner) - A friend of Kevin's. Mark tends not to sweat setbacks for very long. He plays to have fun, although what that means depends on the game he's playing. He isn't overly concerned with stats, and tends to gravitate towards unusual builds. Humorously enough, his current character is possibly the most unorthodox he's ever run, but wasn't made by him; Bruce Banner, an Alchemist/Brawler with a mutagenically-created alter-ego that can only be called "insanely broken", was made by another friend of Kevin's.
Ryan (Wade Wilson) - A player in Kevin's Mercenary campaign, and Josh's best friend for reasons nobody else can comprehend. Ryan is a troll and a gadfly in-game, committed to stirring up trouble and refusing to take things seriously. Accordingly his  builds tend to revolve around surviving reprisals from both Kevin and his fellow players, and none of his characters exemplify this better than Wade Wilson, a Mercenary whose Extreme Fast Healing makes him practically unkillable.
Josh (Cable) - Ryan's best friend, and another player in Kevin's Mercenary campaign. In contrast to Ryan, Josh takes the game and himself extremely seriously, and his characters all tend to follow a similar pattern; gritty, tortured, "morally complex" individuals, ranging from violent anti-heroes to outright villains. Josh himself seems to be unaware of this, and insists that his concepts are all wholly distinct and original from each other. Despite his blindspots and penchant for melodrama, he is very adept at the game, and one of his characters even won a contest to be published as official content.
Former Players
Terrence (Jim Rhodes) - A long-suffering "friend" of Rob's, Terrence prefers games with combat and often tries to make characters to one-up Rob's, but very often falls short (much to his frustration). After one too many times being upstaged by Rob, Terrence has quit the game, and his character of Jim Rhodes, a Pilot class with supreme vehicle skills, has been taken over by Don.
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