One tough cop. One tough killer. Ten thousand mashups.
Gotta be one of the best action movies of all time. Tequila is the cop who accidentally killed an undercover cop and is wracked with guilt. Tony is another undercover cop who is torn between honor and duty. They team up to take down a gunrunner. Action sequences of rare and surpassing excitement, many of them set in a hospital, ensue.
Before I get into my concoction, a free offer (sounds better than a request): if you have subjects you’d like to see mashed up, by all means email me or post ‘em here. My choices are always shaped by my preferences and prejudices, which hardly seems fair. Confound and delight me.
I’m going to use Providence for this, not because I want to use the oddball concept (fantasy superheroes inside a Dyson sphere), but because it’s a fun oddball concept which deserves more attention. I mean, come on: it’s fantasy superheroes. Inside a Dyson sphere.
It’s a campaign for a small group. Ideal would be two players; three players would be workable. The social contract for the campaign specifies lots of solo activity, perhaps with players taking up NPC roles often so as to avoid boredom. The campaign driver is the tension between players; this is not your father’s adventuring party.
The PCs might as well be low-end superheroes. Think Checkmate and Birds of Prey, not JLA or Avengers. These guys are street level. Tough, but they have to worry about thugs in groups. The plot centers around an evil cleric who’s making cursed weapons by the score. They’re subtle things; they bring great power, but slowly corrupt the user. Sort of like Stormblade, but on a smaller scale.
One of the PCs is inside the cleric’s organization; one is a rank and file guard member. Events start out along the lines of Hard Boiled, diverging as necessary.