*The Incredibly Awesome (and Not At All Made-Up) Adventures of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle!
While watching the big "Heroes vs Aliens" crossover event last night on the Flash my boys and I were commenting that this latest batch of DC shows have really, really been great. Even their down moments are better than anything I had growing up as a DC fan.
I love Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and yes, Legends too. BUT we have other DC shows on too. Preacher, Lucifer, Gotham, Vixen, and even I Zombie.
How cool would it be to play a mini-series game where you can interact with all these shows? Maybe even throw in Supernatural. Hell, given that super-Producer Greg Berlanti also does Blindspot I might work that in as well. Jane Doe is kinda like a super hero.
I have knocked this idea around for a while; a short run series using DC Adventures (M&M) or DC Universe (d6). I wanted to do something where the heroes went up against a foe so powerful that it took them all. I was thinking something like Dracula. Yeah I can make that work.
But that would be a grim-dark setting. Fine for Arrow but would not fit the Supergirl feel.
We were all talking and decided that if these shows can make "Vibe" look cool then they should be able to do the same for Booster Gold!
So here is the idea we came up with this morning.
Do a tour of the DC-TV universe, each adventure would be a different show.
The boys would play the characters of Booster Gold (and Skeets) and the Ted Kord Blue Beetle.
I also have to admit I do see Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk as Ted (Beetle) and Mike (Booster) respectively. (And I HATED, HATED Firefly!!)
The premise is simple Ted and Booster are travelling around the country looking to be (good gods help me...) "big damn heroes" and maybe make a buck or two while doing it.
Their misadventures land them in each super city where something is going on. They help out the main cast. I am thinking of taking episodes from the shows (out of order is fine) and retelling them as if Booster and Beetle were there. What we saw on TV was not the "true" story since Booster and Beetle were "edited" out; thus the "and Not At All Made-Up" part. The feel I want is the JLU show "The Greatest Story Never Told".
I would start with the Big Four; Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and Legends. IF it went well include Lucifer, I Zombie and Gotham. So 4 to 7 adventures with a "Season Finale" at the end. I would also HAVE to include Fire and Ice. Just because.
Interestingly enough, Michele Hurd (above) who played Fire in the aborted 90's Justice League series, plays Jane Doe's adopted Mother on "Blindspot".
The notes I wrote for the Buffy RPG on how to do a "Sweeps Week" set of episodes would work great here too.
Dracula would not be good for this, but maybe something else. Not Vandal Savage...been there. Hell no to Reverse Flash. Darkseid is too...Darkseid. Comedy is important here. These are light-hearted episodes. Not undeadly, but not grim either. More 4-color.
Given my source material I think the natural choice is Maxwell Lord. But he doesn't inspire a lot of fear does he. Unless his plan is to discredit supers everywhere to have his own group to come in. We have seen that plot though many times.
Still. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun.