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Generation Hero- 90310 Teen Hero

General Description- The PC’s are high-school students with a little secret, they have super powers and a spandex fettish.  Fortunatly for them they are growing up in the town of Pebble Beach, California.  More information on Pebble Beach to follow.
Importance of PC’s- The PC’s are super heroes second and High School Students first or is that super heroes first and High School Students second, hmm.  Either way since they’re just students they won’t be battling the likes of Dr. Kreiger or the Blue Demon to save the world.  Their main concern will be protecting their town and family from “Super Villians” who do villianous stuff because they believe in villiany and you guys are heroes, neigh, “Super Heroes” who delight in foiling the plans of Super Villians!

Campaign Tone
Morality- Good vs. bad is mostly clear-cut
Realism- Not Very.  More like Farris Buelers Day Off with Ninja Burger and Sluggy Freelance thrown in for good measure.  Go out and buy Ninja Highschool comics to see what things are like.  Just remember it’s the 1970’s though and everybody dresses bad.
Outlook- Pretty positive.  The future’s so bright you gotta wear shades.
Seriousness- More light hearted and silly with spots of seriousness.  Killing the bad guys is a no-no and brutality will be punished severely through loads of bad Karma (aka- Getting Hosed by the GM).
Continuity- Entirely serial, everything must fit into the storyline
Physical World (Description)- Not noir/gothic like Batman and not monolithic/modern like Superman, more like your home town with stuff thrown in to make it more entertaining.  More information on how the ‘70’s looked can be gleaned from the“GUIDE TO LIFE IN THE ‘70’S” below this campaign write-up.

Character Building Guidelines
1) Starting Points for PC’s- 125 pts. + 10 pts Bonus for doing 1 page background write-up, 3 plot hooks, and turning paper in by 7/27/01.
2) Max. points for one disadvantage category- 40 pts.
3) Maximum Disadvantage Points for PC’s- 90 pts.
4) Characters Automatically have Characteristic Maxima disadvantage at no point value- No Normal Cha Max but DEX under 20 and SPD under 4 unless higher stat can be explained
5) Character can carry normal technology (weapons, etc) at no point cost- Yes
Power Levels Beginning Range Max
Attack Powers 30-40 active pts. 50 pts.
Defense Powers 18-25 DEF, Max 25 Def.
Skill Rolls - -
Campaign Rules
6) Combat uses hit location chart- No
7) Knockdown Rules Used- No
8) Long-term endurance rules used- No
9) Limited Push- Yes
House Rules
None until I have to step up with the mighty GM Hammer.
Here come the GM Hammer- Hand Attack will now be costing 5 pts per 1d6 due to balance issues. You can put a limitation 1/2 LIM- Doesn't add to damage from maneuvers bringing the cost back down to 1d6 per 3pts. in order to simulate damage from weapons.
Character Requirements
Talents & Powers Required/Not Recommended/Disallowed? Requirements/Notes
-Variable Power Pool Not Recommended Talk to me first, most likely not.
-FTL Travel Disallowed You can have it as long as you
don’t have the ability to find your way back. 8>)
-Costumes are a must



"Far out!" -  Exclamation of surprise.
Common insult phrases-  "Up your nose with a rubber hose" [the '70's show, "Welcome back, Kotter" starring a young John Travolta, helped to popularize this one], "Stick that in your ear,". Remember the insult "your mother wears army boots"? Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In" gave us many expressions - "Sock it to me", "You bet your sweet bippie." "Hey, little girl; wanna' buy a box of cookies?"
"sucking face" - To make out
"chugging" and "chug-a-lugging" - To swallow ridiculously huge amounts of beer or, worse, hard liquor.
"bent out of shape." - To be mildly upset.
 "pretzel case"- someone who has a part of his anatomy twisted in an unusual and awkward position.
 "out to lunch" - Term used to describe someone who was hopelessly lost in this world
In the late 60's and early 70's, we were "into" things... bags mostly: "Hey man, what are you into? What's your bag?" But some people had negative karma; they gave off bad vibes. They were really, really, reeeeally far out! In the 70's we talked about "doing your own thing."

THE '70'S
Now, if you're looking for real wild stuff... the 70's is your decade. The 60's broke down the barriers, the 70's went nuts! Bell bottoms were in till about 1975, and teens added flowers and other adornments to their jeans. Beads for belts, long hair for everyone, afros for blacks, long sideburns for wannabe hippies, sandals, platform shoes, frilly collars, leather, paisley shirts... whew!

Adults got in on it, too. (Come to think of it, many boomers were adults by then.) The poster-boy for banning long sideburns was Sam Donaldson. He looked horrible with them! But then, most men looked horrible. Some men wore "leisure suits" (light colors, polyester... stupid looking), and for a while Nehru shirts were popular (a thin collar up around the neck, worn without being tucked in; straight at the bottom. They were named after and made fashionable by the Indian leader at the time). Why the Nehru shirts? I have no earthly idea, believe me; things were just nuts then.

The thin ties of the 60's gave way to wide, colorful ties in the 70's - the wider the better (3-4 inches at the bottom). Collars for men's shirts went from narrow to wide, to real wide, and then back to narrow. In the 60's the collars were usually button-down. But button-down collars were out in the 70's. No, along with everything else, collars were not to be constrained in the 70's!

Many women took off their bras, and then burned them! Streaking was popular in the early 70's, and a few daring women went topless at the beach. Many women wore their hair long and straight. In addition to the sideburns, many guys grew beards and mustaches: long, wide, and untrimmed. Broadway Joe Namath wore one of those Fu Man Chu mustaches. As I recall, Willie Nelson wore an earring and a bandanna. But he was out here pretty much by himself back then.

Glasses!? You wanna' talk glasses? In the 60's, it was mostly plain frames; not too different from what we wear today. Tortoise shell; I think they call the style and/or color. But in the 70's, it was big frames, little frames, round frames, square frames, no frames, wire rim frames, granny glasses. It was really... nuts! Lots of people wore glasses. Contact lenses were popular (but very expensive), but many people could not wear the hard (or the soft) lenses. Extended wear lenses were not available till the 80's. And there was no surgery to correct near-sightedness. When you lost a lens, everyone nearby got down on their hands and knees to look for it. ABC Sports said they would pay for replacement lenses for any NFL player who lost a lens during a televised game. The last thing in the world they wanted was to waste 15 minutes of air time while 30 guys in spiked shoes looked for a contact lens.

If you want to see the madness of the 70's clothing fashions, rent "Saturday Night Fever," which was filmed in 1977. It pretty well captures what was "in" in the 70's. In fact, many people think that it was "Saturday Night Fever" that killed both the disco and the fashions of the 70's. The movie held up a mirror to us. We took a good look at ourselves, freaked out, and then sobered up and got back to "normal."

LEISURE SUITS, n (1975) : a suit consisting of a shirt jacket and matching trousers for informal wear - Websters Dictionary
Leisure suits first originated in Europe in the 1700s but the 1970s saw the emergence of the polyester version, sported by lounge lizards across the United States.
While acting as an informal alternative to sports coats or suits, the leisure suit eventually because a cause ridicule, with certain restaurants and businesses going so far to ban them from being worn in their establishments.

Historical Time Line
Hank beats the Babe, Nixon Resigns, Patty Hearst - 1974

Richard Nixon ends nearly three years of investigations into his abuses of power by resigning rather than being impeached leaving the United States with an unelected president. In other news, Patty Hearst was kidnapped, Hank Aaron beat Babe Ruth's home run record, and the OPEC oil embargo ends.

Major Stories
January 15: During on-going hearings on Watergate, court-appointed experts announce the 18.5 minutes of missing audio on the Watergate tapes were erased.
February 4: Patricia Hearst is abducted by terrorists from her apartment in Berkeley, California.
February 13: Writer Aleksadr Solzhenitsyn is deported by the Soviet Union.
February 28: The United States normalizes diplomatic relations with Egypt for the first time since 1967.
March 3: A DC-10 loses a cargo door and crashes near Paris. In the worst aviation accident to date, all 346 passengers and crew are killed.
March 18: The OPEC oil embargo against the United States ends.
April 4: NATO celebrates its 25th anniversary.
April 8: Henry "Hank" Aaron overcomes death threats to break Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs with his 715th off Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta.
April 15: Newspaper heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped in California.
July 7: West Germany defeated the Netherlands 2-1 to win soccer's World Cup.
July 20: Turkey invades Cyprus.
August 8: Facing certain impeachment, Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. president to resign.
August 9: Gerald Ford, the first unelected vice-president, becomes the only unelected president.
September 4: Diplomatic relations are established with East Germany.
October 17: President Ford pardons Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed.
November 8: Former Lieutenant Bill Calley, who had been convicted of murdering 22 civilians in Mylai, Vietnam, is paroled.
November 22: The PLO obtains "observer" status at the United Nations.
December 1: A TWA 727 crashes into hill on approach to Dulles Airport. All 92 aboard are killed.
December 19: Nelson Rockefeller becomes the second unelected vice president.

End of Vietnam War, Two Attempts on Ford's Life, Hoffa Missing - 1975

The Watergate hearings ended with various defendants either heading off to prison or being released from prison. Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to lead a political party in Britain, labor leader Jimmy Hoffa was reported missing, and two women attempted in separate incidents to assassinate President Ford in September.

Major Stories
January 1: Nixon henchmen H.R. Haldeman, John Erlichman, John Mitchell, and Robert Maridian are convicted in the Watergate conspiracy.
January 8: Watergate figures John Dean, Herbert Kalmbach and Jeb Magruder are released from prison.
January 12: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 16-6 to win their first Super Bowl.
January 17: China officially adopts a new constitution.
January 31: Nixon's former counsel Charles Colson is released from prison.
February 11: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to lead a British political party by being elected leader of the Conservative party.
February 27: Nearly four years after J. Edgar Hoover's death, Attorney General Levi confirms that the FBI kept secret files on the private lives of presidents, congressmen, and others by Hoover's order.
March 12: Former Nixon cabinet member and chief fundraiser Maurice Stans pleads guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws.
April 13: President Ngarta Tombaibaye of Chad is killed during a military coup.
April 17: Former secretary of the treasury John Connally is acquitted of bribery.
April 23: Having lost, President Ford announces the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war.
April 30: South Vietnam surrenders to the Communists in the north ending the war in Vietnam.
June 5: Egypt's Anwar Sadat officially reopens the Suez Canal, which has been closed since the end of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
June 24: An Eastern Airlines 727 crashes while landing at New York's JFK Airport killing 113 passengers and crew.
July 15: The the joint U.S.-Soviet Apollo-Soyuz space mission begins.
July 31: Jimmy Hoffa, former president of the Teamsters, is reported missing in Detroit.
September 5: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a former follower of Charles Manson is arrested after pointing a gun at President Ford in Sacramento.
September 18: Patty Hearst is arrested by the FBI ending a 19 month search.
September 22: Sara Jane Moore attempts to assassinate President Ford in San Francisco but Ford escapes unharmed.
October 22: The Cincinnati Reds defeat the Boston Red Sox in game 7 to win the World Series.
November 3: In a reorganization of his cabinet, President Ford announces that George Bush will succeed William Colby as CIA directory and Brent Scowcroft will replace Henry Kissinger as National Security Council director.
November 10: The UN approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism by a 72-35 vote.
November 20: Dictator Francisco Franco of Spain dies.
November 20: A Senate select committee investigating the CIA reports that U.S. officials had participated in plots to kill foreign leaders.
December 19: John Paul Stevens is sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice replacing William O. Douglas, who retired in November due to poor health.
December 29: A bomb at New York's LaGuardia Airport explodes killing 11 and injuring 75.

1974 Movies
The Sting was number one at the box office while The Godfather, Part II won Best Picture at the Oscars. Other notable movies of the year include:
A Woman Under the Influence
Airport 1975
Blazing Saddles
Harry and Tonto
Herbie Rides Again
Magnum Force
Murder on the Orient Express
The Night Porter
The Parallax View
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
The Towering Inferno

1975 Movies
Jaws was not only the biggest box office success of the year, but it was also the first movie to surpass $100M. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest won Best Picture at the Oscars. Here are some of the other notable pictures of 1975:
Barry Lyndon
Dersu Uzala
Dog Day Afternoon
Love and Death
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Night Moves
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Man Who Would Be King
Young Frankenstein

Music - 1974
Here are some of the albums you may have been listening to during 1974.

Alice Cooper - Greatest Hits
Big Star - #1 Record and Radio City
Bob Dylan - Before The Flood (Live with The Band)
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
Chicago - VII
Eagles - On the Border
Elton John - Caribou
Elton John - Greatest Hits
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark
King Crimson - Red
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel
Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now
Millie Jackson - Caught Up and Still Caught Up
Randy Newman - Good Old Boys
Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale
The Who - Odds & Sods
Three Dog Night - Cyan
Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now

Music - 1975
Here are some of the albums you may have been listening to during 1975.

Al Green - Greatest Hits
Bee Gees - Main Course
Bob Dylan, The Band - The Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Carpenters - Horizon
Chicago - IX (Greatest Hits)
Chicago - VIII
Eagles - One of these Nights
Earth, Wind and Fire - Gratitude
Electric Light Orchestra - Face the Music
Elton John - Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John - Rock of the Westies
Emmylou Harris - Elite Hotel
Fleetwood Mac
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Neil Young, Crazy Horse - Tonight's the Night
Old & In the Way - Live
Olivia Newton-John - Have You Never Been Mellow
Patti Smith - Horses
Paul McCartney & Wings - Venus and Mars
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love
Steely Dan - Katy Lied

The Way Things Looked
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