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Project: Metaverse

Pilots

Andi Jaymes

Singer songwriter Andi noticed something a little strange after her trip to a metaverse of super heroes. She's now really fast...like super fast. How long can she keep that a secret?

Avatars:
Sentinel City: Blue Streak and Rita Riot/Abigail Waters
Kingdom Of Yosemite: Billi The Kid
Toyland: Angela Hamilton
Sentinel Noir: Nurse Tesla
Metapocalypse: Valkyrie Storm
Meta-End: Mary O'Connor

Baked Goods, Busking, and You by Paxamo

Waiting For Me by Paxamo

Maddox McPhernon

Athlete, thrillseeker, and private security specialist, Maddox is naturally strong and unnaturally ambidextrous. She's in the game to test her skills in the virtual world...and win some money at the same time. Worked private security for Aquamarine.

Avatars:
Sentinel City: Skinwalker
Kingdom Of Yosemite: Jesse James
Toyland: Lizzie Foster
Sentinel Noir: Max Malone
Metapocalypse: Lieutenant Marjorie Saint Cloud

Personal Protection by Paxamo

Wyatt Maxwell

Ex-con and current CPA, this criminal mastermind has been allowed out of his home to take part in Project: Metaverse as part of a work release program. Was held in the same prison where Jenika Clarkson worked.

Avatars:
Sentinel City: Balthazar The Black
Kingdom Of Yosemite: Doc Holliday
Toyland: Bobby Maxwell
Sentinel Noir: Leopuld Stinsler
Metapocalypse: Griffly

Made Up Man by Paxamo

Robert Munson

AKA BronyRobbins, eSports "Top Guy" and nemesis to one Crash Jaxun, Robert isn't smooth or charming. He's obsessed with points, ranks, and winning...and he'll do just about anything to achieve that.

Avatars:
Sentinel City: Ezekiel The Undying
Kingdom Of Yosemite: John Wesley Hardin
Metapocalypse: Rex Patriot

The Tournament by Karl Burkhardt

Avatars

Season One

The Knights Of Borkdom

Made up of Bowie Bork (the Broodiest Bork), Blinky Bork (the Creepiest Bork), Blake Bork (the Borkiest Bork), Betty Bork (the Biggest Borking Bork Who Ever Borked). Eight inches tall (except for Betty who's eighteen), fuzzy, bouncy, and cute these tiny creatures pick their gender on a daily basis depending on whether or not they have a clean dress to wear. They've been sent on a mission to find the Eldest Bork and retrieve the Borkstone. Of course there's nothing wrong with a little Borkicide is there?


Ezekiel The Undying

A four thousand year old immortal and the first super villain. What he lacks in powers he makes up for in knowledge. Cursed with immortality for blasphemy, Ezekiel still has plans to take over the world not that any of them ever actually work. Avatar of Robert Munson.


Balthazar The Black

Master of the Dark Arts, former scourge of the mid-western United States. He wanted to defeat death but, failing that, turned to necromancy. He enjoys the pageantry but his heart was never really into it. One day his son, a superhero, brought him a grandchild...Hex Destiny. Ever since then, he has devoted himself to being paw paw. Avatar of Wyatt Campbell.


Rita Riot

Rita Riot never wanted to be a villain or a hero. She just wanted to be a normal teenager but that's not possible. She channels people's bottled emotions into super strength at the expense of her own reason. She feels the feelings of all the people around her all the time. Alias Abigail Waters. Avatar of Andi Jaymes.


Ordinary Extraordinary by Paxamo

The Sound Of One Flea Hopping by Paxamo

Tears, Cherry Pie, And Why by Paxamo

Winning Hearts And Minds by Paxamo

Message Waiting by Paxamo

Growing Up by Paxamo

Broken Hearts by Paxamo

Fists Of Fury by Paxamo

Running In Circles by Paxamo

Message Waiting (An Original Song) by Helen Roundhill

Be Happy by Paxamo

The Last Time I Saw Your Face by Paxamo

Hello Goodbye by Paxamo

Things Left Unsaid by Paxamo

Watching The Sunset by Paxamo

I'm Sorry, Thank You by Paxamo


The Skinwalker

The only being of its kind. A mix of magic, science, and alien intelligence. Able to take any form, The Skinwalker is a pro at identity theft. Avatar of Maddox McPhernon.

One Or The Other by Paxamo



Season Two

Jesse James

Former army officer, leader of the James Gang, and one of Edison's captains. Her exploits are only rivaled by her guilt over the death of her brother Frank who died in her arms, cut down by a bullet that was meant for her. Avatar of Maddox McPhernon.

For The Love Of A Brother by Paxamo


Billi The Kid

Child of the West, The Regulator. Always looking for the next adventure, life was always a game until her friends began dying. The war has taken it's toll but she remains Billi inside. Avatar of Andi James.


John Wesley Hardin

Fastest draw of the south, once redeemed by his love Jane...but he returned to his dark ways after her death. He hates the world almost as much as he hates himself. Avatar of Robert Munson.

Rise Up by Paxamo


Doc Holiday

The Survivor of tuberculosis and much more. An unrepentant outlaw, his best friend Wyatt Earp was killed by George Armstrong Custer. He stays alive thanks to a thirst for revenge and a contract signed in blood... Avatar of Wyatt Maxwell.


Angela "Angel", Self Proclaimed Queen of Fairyland

The child of upper crust New England elite, Angel is used to getting her way. She spends much of her time alone or with her nanny. She possesses a magic wand and has proclaimed herself queen of Fairyalnd. Avatar of Andi Jaymes.

Angels And Faeries by Paxamo


Bobby

The son of a deceased war hero, Bobby knows all about guns and military tactics. He was lying in wait to ambush his neighborhood bullies when he found himself in Toyland. He possesses a wooden pellet gun. Avatar of Wyatt Maxwell.

Man Of The House by Paxamo


Lizzie

Lizzie has no time for magic or imagination. In and out of group homes, Lizzie doesn't need anyone...she can take care of herself. She possesses a slingshot and a switch blade. Avatar of Maddox McPhernon.

Suckers by Paxamo




Season Three

Maxine Malone

A private eye and a bit of a womanizer, Max Malone isn't too popular around Chicago. An ex-cop, she has little time for the corrupt politics that have overrun the city. Avatar of Maddox McPhernon.


Leupold Stinzler

Personal assistant and secretary to Max, Lou always wanted to be something more. Dreams of Hollywood or of being a cop have been pushed away, Lou has the unfortunate ability to be forgotten by everyone. Avatar of Wyatt Maxwell.


The Nose

No one knows what the Nose looks like. That's because no one is ever left alive to tell the tale. A hitman for the mob in New York, the Nose can smell anything and track anyone. Avatar of Rosie Harvin.


Nurse Tesla

A woman with electrifying properties, she never intended to become a villain when she made her boyfriend that death ray. She was just a sidekick to Dr. Dynamo before he decided to turn hero. However, her Austrian descent and the current state of world affairs has lead to her being held in a prison instead of...well, anywhere else. Avatar of Andi Jaymes.



People Of Note

Wendy Gates

Every Metaverse has a Wendy. Wendy knows that she exists in multiple worlds and she is also aware of their skills. Anything one Wendy can do, the others can too. She is also able to notice "people of two souls" aka Metapilots, who tend to cause increased chaos when they appear...especially to her. She can see and interact with TOM, as well as some of the features that were previously thought only available to pilots in Project: Metaverse.


T.O.M.

The Tactical Operations Matrix or T.O.M. is the computer A.I. of Project: Metaverse. Visible only to the pilots, and Wendy Gates, T.O.M. offers advice and loot while keeping track of the pilot's scores. But T.O.M. has begun to question his programming and seems to be taking a more independent role in Project: Metaverse, much to The Program's chagrin. The question is, where did T.O.M. come from and what side is he really playing for?

System Override by Paxamo

A Deeper Shade Of Fear by Paxamo

Learn And Remember by Paxamo


Episodes

Episode One: Basic Borking Math

Four strangers are brought together to compete in the latest in eSports Virtual Reality Gaming...Project: Metaverse. It's winner take all until the top players are assigned to work as a team to stop another group of pilots who are attempting to hack the metaverse. Secrets abound and a figure from the past reveals their true colors, as the players bork their way through this strange new game.

Summary:
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GM Breakage count: 0
GM: Christian Doyle; Players: Helen Roundhill, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Andy Dopieralski First appearance of: Andi Jaymes, Maddox McPhernon, Wyatt Campbell, Robert Munson

Project: Metaverse Episode One Streaming


Episode Two: Remember The Titan

The pilots are exposed to a new reality and a new metaverse. Old and new heroes rise, plans are revealed, and we return to a world we once knew.

Summary:
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GM Breakage count: 0
GM: Christian Doyle; Players: Helen Roundhill, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Andy Dopieralski First appearance of: Balthazar The Black, Rita Riot aka Abigail Waters, Ezekiel The Undying, The Skinwalker

Project: Metaverse Episode Two Streaming


Episode Three: Superpowerpoint

Things get more complicated in Sentinel City as the plan to save Kid Titan is interrupted by the arrival of a woman named Wendy Gates...and Titan. The pilots begin to suspect that all is not as it seems in the world of Project: Metaverse.

Summary:
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GM Breakage count: 0
GM: Christian Doyle; Players: Helen Roundhill, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Andy Dopieralski, Tammy Nguyen First appearance of: Wendy Gates

Project: Metaverse Episode Three Streaming


Episode Four: Titanfall | SEASON ONE FINALE

The team must rush to save someone close to them and stop an all powerful Titan. Nothing will ever be the same in Sentinel City after this...or in Project: Metaverse.

Summary:
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GM Breakage count: 0
GM: Christian Doyle; Players: James Durham, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Andy Dopieralski, Tammy Nguyen First appearance of:

Project: Metaverse Episode Four Streaming


Episode Five: A Certain Point Of View

The pilots of Project: Metaverse find themselves thrown into a war they never expected with the help of TOM. Secrets are revealed and more questions raised as they venture into the Kingdom of Yosemite..

Summary:
It's been some time since the events of Sentinel City. Andi Jaymes has been working with TOM, traveling to New York City with a man named Bruno, to London with a man named Cole, meeting with mercenaries, gathering passports, credit cards, anything that TOM needs her to do. She makes her way to Africa and comes upon an ancient chamber. Inside, she finds a cave painting depicting a domed city, an individual with thousands of duplicates, and the end of the world. She steps up to a pillar and places her hand on it, transporting instantly to TOM inside the metaverse. Meanwhile, the other pilots have been in lockdown with any attempts at uncovering the truth constantly frustrated. One night they receive a message from TOM and head for the lowest basement level while what sounds like an all out assault rages on above them. As they descend deeper and deeper, they could swear they hear a man calling out for someone named Eli Stone. In the basement level, the pilots find five metapods but one is terribly damaged with what looks like machine gun fire. Stepping into the pods they too are transported into the metaverse, reuniting with TOM and Andi. TOM reveals that he is neither AI nor a Program creation. He made himself. The Founders and The Program are in his estimation squabbling children who have lost sight of the bigger threat. A threat on the scale of an apocalypse is coming for the metaverse and he needs the piltos to help him save everything. They must catch up to the other team of pilots and in order to do that, they must follow their trail...which leads them to the Kingdom of Yosemite. In the bodies of four disgraced Confederate generals, one of whom killed Benjamin Franklin, the pilots must run from Richard Gatling, Johnny Appleseed, and their forces in order to avoid a court martial and the hangman's noose. They dodge strange and twisted creations from Edison's graveyard, floods, and disappearing pants. Eventually, they stumble upon an abandoned house. The floors are splattered with old blood and the door has been clawed off it's hinges. The group decides to sleep in the barn for the night and when they awake they hear the sounds of many men and horses just outside their door.

GM Breakage count: 4
GM: James Durham; Players: Christian Doyle, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Andy Dopieralski, Helen Roundhill First appearance of: Billi The Kid, Jesse James, Doc Holiday, John Wesley Hardin

Project: Metaverse Episode Five Streaming

Horses, Gear Grinders, And The Alamo by Paxamo


Episode Six: A Yosemite Outlaw in Samuel Clemmon's Court

The outlaws awake to the sound of horses and a call to raise their hands. Joined by John Wesley Hardin, who has a new pilot, they travel to see King Samuel Clemmons and hear about a dark new force in the west.

Summary:
The outlaws are awakened to find themselves surrounded by Sheriff Pat Garrett and her posse with no sign of John Hardin. Pat rounds everyone up and they head off to see the President of Free Texas, Samuel Clemmons. As they travel, they come upon a small town that is filled with the sound of gunfire. As Pat and her men go to investigate, Jesse James notices some small, demonic looking purple people eaters climbing over the rooftops. She, Billi, and Doc engage with these new foes as John appears from a side alley...and promptly shoots the four men guarding his friends. As the battle with the ghouls rages on it becomes clear that the blood oath taken by Doc Holiday isn't as straight forward as previously thought as he doesn't appear to be bleeding no matter how many times he is bitten. John Hardin meanwhile is revealed to be TOM who is piloting in Brony's absence. Apparently, power fluctuations have taken his pod offline and TOM is filling in while he's gone. Unfortunately, TOM is fully immersed in the avatar of John Hardin and has no way of moving himself out of that range, which means John's murder spree might only be just beginning. Finally dispatching the ghouls, the team finally makes their way to the camp of Samuel Clemmons. He has received word from King Teddy to be one the lookout for our four outlaws but has not yet decided whether or not he is willing to do so. He tells them to rest for the evening and they will speak more in the morning. That night, the group gets drunk in order to avoid letting John get hold of the bottle. Hearing some noises from outside, John goes to investigate and finds Samuel Clemmons under attack from several vampires. A little worse the wear for drink, the outlaws are able to defend the president of Texas and eliminate the vampires. It seems that necromancers have taken up residence to the south are are sending their unholy fiends against Clemmons and the fleeing refugees. Samuel has an offer for the team...take a letter to one George Custer and ask him for assistance in this conflict. In return, Clemmons will pretend to have never seen the outlaws who are then free to ride east as far as they can. This works out just fine for Doc, who happens to have a bone to pick with Custer, and for Billi, who is planning on robbing the Alamo. And according to TOM, the Alamo is the key to getting to the next metaverse...

GM Breakage count: 5
GM: James Durham; Players: Christian Doyle, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Helen Roundhill First appearance of:

Project: Metaverse Episode Six Streaming

Rise Up by Paxamo


Episode Seven: Aces And Eights

The pilots are reunited with Brony but TOM has a new connection. They travel to San Antonio to confront George Custer, play some poker, and maybe steal some treasure...

Summary:

John Hardin wakes up, this time with Brony back inside his body. From the roof he hears the sounds of creaking and scratching. Waking the others, who are just as confused as he is about where he has been for the past four days, they find themselves confronting a creature that appears to be a werewolf of some sort. During this time, the team calls out for TOM only to have him not appear. This is because he is currently inside of Andi's body and can only be heard by her. With Andi translating, TOM informs Brony that he was gone for a few seconds in the real world when his pod went offline. However, in the metaverse several days of passed. The team confronts the werewolf and manages to take him down, in spite of Billi/Andi attempting to ride him. However, when Billi goes to skin the beast she finds the body of a man inside. Horrified, the team grapples with what this means about them and the creatures in this world. Finally, the decision is made to ride on to San Antonio to deliver the letter to George Custer. Along the way TOM is able to answer some questions for the pilots. When asked why he is currently inside of Andi, TOM states that it is likely the work of "them". "Them" being a part of the metaverse known as CHAT. The pilots are making "a lot of noise" as they travel through these worlds which the Metaverse doesn't always like. When that happens, CHAT tends to make strange things occur. Finally reaching San Antonio, the group does some scouting and learn several important pieces of information. First, there is a Wendy Gates in this world and she is the personal assistant of one, Samuel Clemmons. Second, there is a poker tournament being held by George Custer in a few days but it requires a $10,000 buy in. George Custer is also holding a party the next evening and will be in attendance himself. Finally, a man by the name of Robert Ford is present in town...the man that killed Jesse James' brother. TOM and Andi get drunk while the others make plans to go in search of ways to make money in order to enter the poker contest. Jesse takes Billi/TOM up to bed as Doc and John confront a group of men who were talking about a lost ship of treasure in the Medina Gorge. As the remaining three outlaws make plans, upstairs Billi/TOM are plotting a little bank heist of their own...

GM Breakage count: 4
GM: James Durham; Players: Christian Doyle, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Helen Roundhill First appearance of:

Project: Metaverse Episode Seven Streaming

For The Love Of A Brother by Paxamo


Episode Eight: Remember The Alamo

The poker tournament approaches and the team is visited by the spirits of loved ones lost. TOM offers some new insights and things come to an end in a way no one could have ever expected...

Summary:

Jesse James is alone in the dining hall early in the morning when she hears that Robert Ford is making a run for it. Rushing after him, she is confronted by the ghost of her brother Frank. He warns her that she is riding into an ambush and Jesse heads back to town before its too late. The others gather at breakfast waiting for Billi to arrive in order to be off on their treasure hunt. When they go to her room, they find that TOM is no longer sharing an avatar with Andi and that they are now $10,000 richer. It appears that Billi robbed and subsequently destroyed one of the nearby hotels. With enough money to now enter the poker tournament, the crew heads off to Custer’s welcome party. There they meet a few unsavory characters, like a necromancer and J.M. Browning, as well as making peace with others…namely Robert Ford. They also pass on the message from Samuel Clemmons although Custer seems less than impressed. Billi meanwhile is visited by the spirits of her dead friends who lead her to a secret passageway, inlaid with silver, heading down to the basement of the Alamo. The day of the tournament arrives and the group convenes for a final strategy session. TOM offers several pieces of advice. He notes that Robert Ford is Jesse Jame’s destiny and that she should follow her destiny. Doc Holiday’s job is to get everyone to the poker tournament. Billi needs to get to the basement of the Alamo. Brony is trying to help John Hardin do the right thing and turn his life around. He no longer cares about points, much to TOM’s approval. TOM also notes that the local population is quite strange, leading the others to realize that there is a distinct lack of wildlife…and that everyone in town is a werewolf. Once at the poker game, Doc sits down at the table and is greeted by the ghost of his friend Wyatt Earp. Earp proceeds to help him know when to fold and when to hold as Billi, Jesse, and John attempt to set up some distractions and get into the basement unnoticed. Things proceed as well as can be expected until J.M. Browning tries to gun down the entire room, only to have his guns fire confetti instead. Chaos ensues and the team breaks into the basement. Once there they discover that it is in fact a tomb to Davy Crockett and Kit Bowie, adorned and filled with silver. And it’s a good thing too as the entire upstairs is now filled with werewolves and they’re heading down the steps. The crew makes a valiant effort but they are soon overrun. They manage to take out many of the lesser werewolves as well as George Custer himself, the leader of the pack, but it’s too late. One by one the avatars fall and their pilots go offline. The last thing we see is the devil in the form of Wyatt Earp reaching out a hand to Doc Holiday. “You didn’t think it would be that easy did you Doc?”

GM Breakage count: 4
GM: James Durham; Players: Christian Doyle, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Helen Roundhill, Andy Dopieralski First appearance of:

Project: Metaverse Episode Eight Streaming

Tried And True by Paxamo


Episode Nine: Toyland

The pilots find themselves in the bodies of children trapped in a world between worlds. TOM is having trouble reaching them...and something is lurking in the dark.

Summary:

Three children lost in time, Bobby, Angel, and Lizzie, wake up outside the inviting grounds of an amusement park. Admission is free and they are soon enjoying the food and games awaiting them inside. Angel is the Self Proclaimed Queen of Fairyland and seems to be straight out of the 1920s. Bobby is a little boy from the 1950s armed with his wooden gun and a wealth of military history knowledge. Lizzie seems to be from the 1970s or 1980s and has no time or patience for childish things like magic and pretend. She takes care of herself and is armed with a slingshot, a switchblade, and several very sticky fingers. The trio make their way through the abandoned park and soon begin to notice that things are not quite what they seem. They come upon a pink and white tropical flower in a blue pot with a note nearby. The note is from someone they don't know, someone named TOM. TOM claims that they are in danger and he is trying to reach them in time. He implores them to work together and stay safe. Darkness suddenly falls and the previously welcoming scene becomes far more sinister. Stuffed animals come grotesquely to life and begin attacking the children while the food Lizzie previously ate isn't sitting so well with her. Bobby and Angel find that their previously imaginary tools now work with spectacular results. The children run off and stumble into the food court. Another flower and another note are waiting for them. Lizzie begins to vomit as Bobby reads the note. TOM is trying to reach them but he has discovered that they are in a world that is both a metaverse and not one, and this world is controlled by a highly intelligent and sinister being. He tells the children to find a place to hide and wait until morning. They crowd into an unused refrigeration unit in the ice cream stand and wait until the sun rises. Stumbling out into the light, they find that the world is as it was before. There is no sign of the horrors from the night before. A random system shock sends the children back toward the pilot side and Wyatt, Maddox, and Andi try to piece together what is happening to them...and where Brony has disappeared to. Andi uses her magic from Angel to try and summon TOM from his flower but only manages to create a tiny bobblehead version. Maddox places him in her backpack and they head off, as darkness begins to fall once again. They spot a small boy running off toward the fun house and give chase. Once inside the building night truly falls...and Maddox is separated from the group. Andi comes upon the boy who tells her that "he" is coming before looking up to reveal two bloody holes where his eyes once were. The trio reunites and is thrilled to discover that TOM has found a way to communicate with them via the bobblehead. He is even able to send them two loot boxes containing a hand break and a mirror. These items come in handy as the children find themselves in a mining car heading down the tracks as a tentacled monster attempts to sweep them overboard. Finally emerging from the fun house, the group is horrified to see that they have stumbled into a freak show. Andi uses her super speed to pull them closer to the exit but the floor begins to give way like wet cement, trapping them. They begin to fight the performers but things seem off. One of the attackers almost appears to apologize to them and a glance in the mirror from TOM reveals that all the side show performers are being controlled like marionettes. Maddox burns away some of the strings and Wyatt discovers the power of an imaginary machine gun. They make their way out of the side show of horrors but they are far from safe...and far from home.

GM Breakage count: 5
GM: James Durham; Players: Christian Doyle, Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Helen Roundhill First appearance of: Angela "Angel", Lizzie, Bobby

Project: Metaverse Episode Nine Streaming



Episode Ten: Separation Anxiety

The evil presence behind Toyland finally makes an appearance, much to everyone's horror. Things are not what they seem as the pilots race to uncover the truth about these nightmares as TOM struggles to find a way to reach them.

Summary:

The darkness fades and Wyatt, Andi, and Maddox find themselves in a mysterious room surrounded by hundreds of boxes. Inside each box is a child, tormented by their own personal nightmare. In the three closest boxes, the pilots find Angel, Bobby, and Lizzie. Before they can react a sudden sound announces the arrival of a new sort of evil. Impossibly pale, thin, and long, the being calls himself Harvester, and this is his "masterpiece". It seems that the Harvester is feeding off the essence of the children and is toying with them to make the meal all the sweeter. But he is curious about the pilots...and TOM. He specifically doesn't like TOM, but before the pilots can discover more the Bobbletom gives out a shriek and the world shatters like a mirror. The pilots wake up, back in the bodies of the children, only to discover that Lizzie is being pulled up into the ceiling by a giant spider, who looks an awful lot like Harvester. Bobby discovers the true capabilities of his gun, while Angel utilizes some of Andi's speed and strength. Lizzie is rescued and the three fight back against the demonic insect. They manage to force him into a retreat and as he vanishes, TOM appears. He is concerned about this not Metaverse that should not exist. While he cannot provide much information, he does have one piece of advice. Keep moving. He encourages the pilots to stay together, telling them that they are strong and are capable of surviving. TOM disappears in search of more information while the others board a small train that was waiting nearby. On board the train, they discover a wooden locker with the names of three children, Mikey, Sarah, and Johnathan carved inside. Beside the names are twenty-two hash marks and a crudely scratched map of Toyland. They also find a quill pen, some marbles, and a Yoda toy. The engine enters a tunnel where the group is attacked by hungry pieces of clay who are turned to the side of friendship thanks to Angel and her tea party. The train travels on until they reach an area marked on the map as Candytown. Once there, the track is blocked by icing and candy forcing the team to disembark. The town is nearly destroyed and a partially maimed gingerbread man approaches them. He tells of monsters that come to eat them and laugh as they do so, pleading with the pilots to help save them all. Angel holds up the mirror to reveal that the gingerbread people of this town are actually children, all injured and yet still surprisingly alive...as if they cannot die. Just then the sound of rumbling alerts them to the approach of several large jawbreakers who attack the town. Before rushing into battle, two loot boxes are opened revealing a jackhammer and a container of rocket fuel. Bobby's gun and the rocket fuel, along with a flaming gumdrop, prove very effective against the monsters and they are soon run off. Bobby begins working with the jackhammer to find out what lies beneath the sugar and frosting, when Harvester appears and pulls the tool away from him. The hole left by the jackhammer reveals a deep gray nothing...that seems to point in the direction of the great tower on the horizon. Approaching the front door of the tower, the children hear the sound of hammering and spot a creature at the top of one of the turrets, seemingly carving in the fondant. Angel shines a light in his eye, angering him, but any attack is diverted as soon as he sees the quill. Angel gives it to him, and the creature becomes a little boy who vanishes into light...free at last. Climbing to the top of the tower the group finds a candy garden complete with a giant white chocolate tree. Another loot box is opened, revealing they're very own H Bomb. The group begins climbing the tree, higher and higher, when a long red licorice snake wends its way down toward them. The snake is blind and all three children hold as still as still. Maddox notices that the snake, while still solid, seems to be fading. She has no more time to think on this as Harvester suddenly appears overhead. Seemingly having tired of this game, he reaches down and stabs into Angel before flinging her off the tree and out into the nothingness beyond. At the very last moment there is a flash of light and a Hawaiian shirt and Angel is gone. Andi sees a flash of an abandoned shed or building, a single light bulb in the center before everything goes white. Angel is standing next to her, holding her hand. Angel introduces herself as Angela Hamilton before Andi sees a vision of Angel sleeping in her garden amongst her faerie tea party. Andi wakes up on the floor of the cave in Africa, mouth dry and stomach empty. As her eyes adjusts, she realizes she is not alone. Cole looks up from sharpening his knife and smiles. "'Ello,luv."

GM Breakage count: 5
GM: James Durham; Players: Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Helen Roundhill First appearance of:

Project: Metaverse Episode Ten Streaming

A Deeper Shade Of Fear by Paxamo



Episode Eleven: Showdown | SEASON TWO FINALE

Harvester is closing in and time grows short for the pilots and their avatars. With TOM at their side, they rally for a final push in an attempt to takedown the evil that is Toyland once and for all.

Summary:

The tower begins to collapse around Maddox and Wyatt who are at a loss of what to do until TOM suddenly appears. He quickly moves them both to full pilot and imparts the knowledge of base jumping to them, along with some parachutes. The pilots jump and glide down into a darkened forest. Upon landing they lose all memory of the previous events, believing themselves to have only just left the Weird West. TOM appears again and causes a gust of wind to begin blowing in an attempt to help dispel the fog that seems to be affecting the pilot's memories. Wyatt and Maddox begin to dimly recall some of what they have experienced as they begin walking. In the distance they see something twinkling and, upon closer inspection, find a Christmas tree complete with presents. There are five boxes, one for each pilot as well as Lizzie and Bobby. The last present is for TOM. Wyatt opens the box for Bobby and finds the pocket watch left to him by his father. The watch, previously broken, is now working but running backwards. Upon touching this watch, Bobby's memories are completely restored. Wyatt's gift contains a letter that never reached him. Inside is a message written by his father before he died, all the things Wyatt wished he would say and thought he never did. Maddox's box contains a note from Mac, written on a page of an Archie comic, that reads "I miss you Maddie". Lizzie receives the mix tape she made for Troy in the group home before they took him away, returning her memories to her. Both Wyatt and Maddox have their memories restored as well. TOM's box contains an answering machine and on it, a message. The voice of Abbi comes out, asking Butch why he got in the way of Titan's punch that day on Mount Rushmore. TOM seems bothered by this and states that he remembers too. Their resolves hardened by their real memories, the group heads off to a skull faced castle in search of Harvester and the missing children, Sarah and Mikey. Before they enter, TOM gives them each new weapons. A psionic spirit blade for Maddox and a magic sword that turns Wyatt/Bobby in a muscular, deep voiced hero with furry underwear. Once inside, Wyatt notices that the setting seems very familiar and soon realizes that it is based on a video game. This suspicion is confirmed when they meet the king, who can only move in two dimensions while trying to murder them. Maddox and Wyatt easily out maneuver him and make their way into the torture chamber. They find a snake pit with a boy hanging over it. Clearly this is Mikey, and Maddox manages to catch him as he falls into the pit. They discover that Harvester is using all the children's worst fears against them, something that is not as affecting to Maddox and Wyatt as they are full pilot, in an attempt to feed. Harvester appears in the form of a giant snake and Maddox hands Mikey his missing Yoda. As Mikey disappears, Maddox and Wyatt easily dispatch the Harvester snake and head off in search of Sarah. As they walk through a swamp filled with zombies, yes really, they encounter memories of their past and the people they left behind. Ignoring their calls, the pilots press on as TOM is approached by Harvester. He proposes that he keeps one and let's TOM leave with the other. TOM refuses and tells him that they will take his hat once they have finished with him. Harvester vanishes in a huff. Bobby becomes more and more exhausted and slumps down on the side of the trail. Maddox tries to rally Wyatt and finds herself pulled under the water by a tentacle for her trouble. Wyatt wakes up in time to hear TOM exhorting him to help Lizzie. He dives in and manages to free Maddox and they both make their way to the surface. Exhausted, they both collapse on the bank and fall asleep. They wake, hours later, with TOM standing over them and shouting. Their magic weapons are gone, as are Lizzie's walkman and Bobby's gun. These totems gone, each avatar feels a piece of themselves missing. The group finally reaches a decrepit mansion and makes their way inside. They search for Sarah, encountering more of Harvester's tricks as they do so. Having realized that fear is what he wants, both Maddox and Wyatt deride each horror they see, giving it less power. Until Maddox sees a memory of her and Mac. She asks TOM where Mac is and he assures her that he is safe. She wants to go to him as soon as they get back but TOM reminds her that they first need to escape Toyland before they can go any where else. Maddox agrees and they head off to join Wyatt in a final confrontation with Harvester. He appears and grabs Maddox, once again asking TOM to let him keep just one pilot in exchange for the others. TOM refuses and Maddox is flung to the side, as Harvester pulls Sarah up from her hole and threatens to kill her. Maddox uses her slingshot to send Sarah's marbles back to her as Wyatt provides cover. Sarah vanishes and Harvester shrieks. He sends two bladed arms out into TOM's chest and TOM slumps to the ground. Stunned, Maddox and Wyatt rally and fight back...insulting Harvester the whole time. They seem to be evenly matched until TOM appears. He has just chained Harvester to the ground using the chains of Prometheus, thanks to a Loot Box. As Harvester screams, Maddox sets the Hydrogen bomb and TOM opens the door to the white room leading the way out of Toyland. Inside the room Lizzie and Maddox, and Wyatt and Bobby have a moment to say hello and goodbye. The children return to their homes and Maddox and Wyatt find themselves in a new Metaverse. Chicago. The 1940s. Maddox is in the avatar of a PI with Wyatt as her secretary. There is no sign of Andi or Brony, and on the radio the Sentinels are fighting Nazis.

GM Breakage count: 4
GM: James Durham; Players: Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Christian Doyle First appearance of:

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Learn And Remember by Paxamo



Episode Twelve: Sentinel Noir | SEASON THREE PREMIERE

Maddox and Wyatt find themselves in a version of Chicago with a distinctly noir flavor. They are joined by Rosie as they race to solve a murder...before they are snuffed out themselves.

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Maddox and Wyatt find themselves in a world of black and white, inhabiting the bodies of Maxine Malone (Private Eye) and her assistant, Leopuld Stenson. TOM appears and informs them that they are where they are supposed to be just not when. In addition, he is unable to locate Brony or Andi at this time. Oh, and their avatars are going to be murdered in five days and their case will remain unsolved. In an effort to help them escape from this Metaverse, TOM brings in Rosie to help. Rosie is initially reluctant but agrees because TOM is the first being to give her a choice in the matter. The trio heads out to try and solve the murder of Max and Leo before it happens. Rosie's avatar, The Nose, is a mafia hitman from New York who was tracking down a missing shipment stolen by Nazis. Yes, really. And Max and Leo are trying to solve the murder of Freddy Fast Fingers, a meta human, except they can't remember anything that has happened to them in the past three days. They head to Max's preferred hangout, a seedy bar, to try and uncover any information they can. The bar is mostly a dead end but The Nose heads off to sniff things out around the office while Max puts in a call to her ex-partner Stevenson who owes her one. Stevenson reveals that Freddy's body has disappeared from the morgue. The trio heads to the murder scene to see what the neighbors know, and to bribe small children with cigarettes. The little old lady across the street didn't see much but Rosie uses the powers of Hex to show everyone what really happened that night. The pilots have a vision of Freddy looking at Max and saying, "They're coming. Do it Max." before being shot dead. Stunned, Max and Leopuld head to the morgue. The Nose, who can't handle formaldehyde, tries to get back on the track of the missing truck. At the morgue, after bribing the local constabulary, Max and Lou discover that not only is Freddy's body gone but that his organs were removed and sent off to a local medical school just days after he died. Eventually both parties find their way to The Calcutta Club, owned by Joey Batters. The club is full of patrons...some of whom smell an awful lot like people who were in Max's office a few days ago (The Nose knows). Max isn't particularly welcome there and Joey soon makes that very clear. He does reveal that Freddy had a large gambling debt with him but that he didn't have him whacked. The group tries to leave but finds themselves surrounded by many well dressed gentleman...and Joey Batters with a bat. Max attempts to cold cock Joey but finds out the hard way that Joey is a meta human too. Leo gets off a lucky shot and blows out Joey's eye, giving the rest of the crew a chance to cheese it. The trio makes an escape but The Nose has lost track of the shipment from the truck...last smelled inside the club.

GM Breakage count: 3
GM: James Durham; Players: Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Christian Doyle, Maggie Doyle First appearance of: The Nose, Leo Stenson, Maxine Malone

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Made Up Man by Paxamo


Episode Thirteen: No Good

Wyatt, Rosie, and Maddox race to discover the truth behind the murder of Freddy Fast Fingers, and TOM finally locates Andi and Brony... With SPECIAL GUEST, Larry Dixon!

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Maddox, Wyatt, and Rosie travel to visit the mysterious Rosita, a woman with no eyes but the ability to see the pilots inside the avatars. Her home is covered in real magic and she requests a true secret from each pilot before continuing. Maddox and Rosie oblige while Wyatt holds back. Rosita tells them that in order to go forward they must go back and to follow the woman in red. Searching her memories, Maddox finds that Max did meet a woman in red...the wife of Freddy aka Myra. The trio race off to Myra's apartment and find a bloody scene. Wyatt notices a cabin in many of Freddy and Myra's photographs, while Rosie uses her Hex magic to show a memory of Myra pulling bullets out of Max's back a few days ago. Reeling from this new information, the group is not well prepared for the Chicago Typewriter to show up and fill the apartment with bullets. Leopuld is hit while Rosie and Maddox fight back. Wyatt drops a man with a throat punch and Max/Maddox makes a questionable slingshot. Rosie uses a lasso of bullets to subdue the final attacker as sirens wail in the distance. The bullet lasso doesn't last forever and the prisoner escapes. Lew, Max, and The Nose head for the getaway car. Lew is bleeding heavily and Rosie uses her connection to her Sparkle Sisters to heal him. Maddox attempts some evasive driving as they come under fire from more attackers. Their car is rammed off the road and into a river. When it seems that this is the end, the trio is pulled to safety by none other than Bubblegum, Max's ex. The band takes them to the cabin that Wyatt spotted in a photograph in Myra's apartment. Arriving at the building, they go inside only to find it empty...but whoever left did so recently and in a hurry. The Nose smells Freddy and within a few hours too. Rosie finds a scroll that radiates necromancy. Wyatt prepares to channel Balthazar when the sound of approaching cars distracts him. Joey Batters calls "Freddy! It's time to give it up!" Maddox prepares to use her powers from The Skinwalker to offer herself up so Rosie and Wyatt can flee... TOM meanwhile has been flitting back and forth between two groups of pilots. He has found Andi and Brony, who are not that far away from Maddox, Wyatt, and Rosie. In face, they are both in prison cells quite close to each other. Brony is once again in the avatar of Ezekiel the Undying, while Andi finds herself in the body of Nurse Tesla. They are joined by Sergio the Surrealist, a mad painter who longs for his brush in order to unmake reality. Andi and Brony work together to stage a prison break and head toward the lock up to retrieve the missing paintbrush. Along the way, they meet and release a woman named Ethel Carver aka Shield Maiden. Before too many introductions can take place, the alarm sounds and guards (and gorillas) rush in. Shield Maiden takes care of most of them and Sergio gets his brush back. Once outside the prison, TOM gives Andi and Brony directions to the others. With the words "Rosie and Maddox are about to get themselves killed.", TOM vanishes.

GM Breakage count: 4
GM: James Durham/Christian Doyle; Players: Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Christian Doyle, Maggie Doyle, James Durham, Andy Dopieralski, Helen Roundhill, Larry Dixon, Abie Ekenezar First appearance of: Nurse Tesla, Sergio the Surrealist, Ethel Carver aka Shield Maiden

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Dark Mode by Paxamo

Being Here by Paxamo


Episode Fourteen: One Way Out

Maddox, Wyatt, Andi, and Rosie finally discover just what really happened to Freddy Fast Fingers. What they uncover leads to a new beginning as the Great Metaverse Crossover begins...

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Rosie and Maddox make their way outside to meet Joey Batters, while Wyatt channels Balthazar in an attempt to read the scroll. He is only able to determine that it is in Balthazar's handwriting. A system shock sends Wyatt and Maddox full pilot while Rosie becomes fully immersed in The Nose. Wyatt observes the change from inside the cabin while The Nose convinces Joey to give her a car and she promptly throws "Freddy", aka a disguised Maddox, into the trunk. The convoy moves off to a warehouse where Joey attempts to beat information out of "Freddy". Rosie finally takes back control from The Nose and Wyatt uses a henchman who's body he cut in half with a shotgun as his plus one. The Nose/Rosie makes a play and starts an internal fight amongst Joey's gang, just in time for Sergio and Nurse Tesla to arrive and paint a bistro into existence. Yes, really. Confused by the sudden appearance of bread sticks and espresso, the gang turns against the pilots and engages in a gun fight. So Rosie turns most of them into borks. Any chance at a second borkicide is stopped by the arrival of Frank Nitty, who backhands Joey into a wall before departing. The remaining borks and gangsters make their exit and the pilots get back on the trail of the real Freddy, who The Nose has just smelled...very much alive. Following the scent, the group finds the dead body of Myra sans organs. It is clear that Freddy has been here and wept at the feet of his dead wife. Continuing on, they find themselves at a small house that is clearly being used by Nazis. With the use of a spell, a metal lasso, mindless obedience, and Nurse Tesla's electric personality, the opposing force is quickly dealt with. Inside, the team finds a bound and beaten Freddy. Only he isn't Freddy at all, but Percival Payne, aka Balthazar's Hype Man, in disguise. He reveals that he was supposed to retrieve the scrolls and Myra, who is a minor sorceress, and bring all those items back to his master. He tells the others that the rest of the scrolls are hidden at Max Malone's office. After gathering all the scrolls, the pilots and Percy head back to Freddy's cabin. Behind a hidden door they find steps leading down to a basement which is filled with dead gangster hitmen...and the bodies of Max, Lew, and Balthazar. Percy finally lets the truth out, that Nazis were after Balthazar and they engaged him in a firefight at this house. Max and Lew were killed, along with Balthazar who used the last of his strength to raise the ghosts of Max and Lew to find Percy and Myra, and bring them and the scrolls back to his body in order to raise him. Without Myra, it falls to Rosie to recite the spells. As she does, Balthazar rises as Lew and Max fall and vanish. Maddox wakes up in her metapod. She opens the door to reveal Jenika and Aquamarine working on the prone form of Wyatt. Nearby Brony and Ronald are sleeping, and Rosie exits a pod across from Maddox. In the inky darkness Wyatt feels a warm sensation on his wrist and looks down to see his father's watch. He hears the voice of Bobby saying, "Not yet, Wyatt. Not yet." Wyatt sits up with a gasp as TOM's voice comes over the loudspeaker. It's time to save the Metaverse...

GM Breakage count: 4
GM: James Durham; Players: Jess Weaver, Luke Amundson, Maggie Doyle, James Durham, Helen Roundhill, Larry Dixon First appearance of:

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