The Extraordinaries, an Inactive game
, run by Roguescribner. This game was called
to an insurmountable loss of momentum.
Characters Name: Anil Gunther
: Anil is small and wiry. He has dark and exotic looks, and people tend to guess that he is from the Mediterranean or possibly South America. As a performer, he likes to wear edgy and extravagant clothes. He especially likes vivid colours and bedazzled accessories. He has no particular marks or scars. Anil "then."
vs. Anil "now."History
: Anil's parents are Dr. Gerta Gundersdottir, BSc, MD, FCPS, an orthopedic surgeon from Sweden, and Avinesh Gupta, BEng, MBA, who is a vice president in a company that makes medical supplies. This unlikely couple met at a conference in New Orleans, and has been inseprable ever since. Gerta is short and blocky -built like an anvil, actually. This is fitting, as orthopedic surgeries are disturbingly reminiscent of blacksmithing. Avinesh is quite tall, with a very thin build. Anil inherited his mother's short stature, and his father's sleight frame.
In Elementary school, Anil always felt like something of an outsider... which tended to make other kids treat him like one. Because he has always been small, he was an easy victim for bullies and learned to keep to himself. His parents were very busy people, and he was primarily raised by a house-keeper/tutor. In the summer months, his parents filled up as much of his time as possible with assorted camps -his preference was for music camps. However, there was also the family trip every year. Because both his parents have six-figure incomes, they typically went somewhere luxurious and exotic; France, Bermuda, Greece, New Zealand... after his "Grade 6 Grad" the family went to Bhali. There at an all-ages friendly "bubble party" Anil encountered what would become the love of his life: DJ mixed house dub. Anil weaseled out of going to as many camps as possible that summer... instead he spent his time acquiring and experimenting with DJ Gear.
When the transition to Jr. High came, Anil also transitioned. He was hoping a growth spurt would give him more of his father's height, or some of his mother's fearsome solidity... no luck. He did, however, learn to emulate the "no-consequence" flamboyance and outrageous wardrobes of his favourite DJs. People who knew him from Elementary were initially baffled by the change in Anil's demeanor. For the most part, Anil was fairly popular, and was ceased to be a quiet loner. He continued to practice and perfect his sampling, sound-mixing and DJ skills. When High-School prom came around, he volunteered his services to DJ the event. The grad committee didn't know, exactly, what he meant... They were expecting a blend of Top 40 pop and dance songs... what they got was a free-style house dub by DJ Nanosecond.
He was booed off the stage in under 10 minutes.
He did have a hard-drive full of current pop & rock music, and after order was restored he played the kind of music that his peers had been expecting. So, Prom was "salvaged," but Anil was traumatized. He vowed to get out of this "backwoods hell-hole" and go somewhere contemporary and cosmopolitan as soon as possible.
His parents had always pushed the importance of a higher, practical
education. Anil had always done exceptionally well in school, with his natural gifts and a private tutor and accepted a scholarship to the University of Chicago to study Electronics Engineering. However, he was still primarily interested in the Arts and Music. He quickly maxed his Options, taking courses like Acoustics, Graphics, Music Theory... Two years into the program, he had exceeded his optional study limit, and was told he would need a 5th year to complete his degree. His parents were furious...and he hadn't even come out
yet. However, he continued to subscribe to classes that spoke to his interests, rather than the courses he needed to graduate. He was expelled from Engineering, but was able to salvage a Bachelor of Sciences with a sixth year of University, with a heavy focus on Sciences.
Funded by his parents wealth, he certainly had the option of taking a private, single-occupancy room. However, after his second year of study, he started rooming with fellow student Kelly Clarkson (no relation). His parents had mixed feelings, not wanting a relationship to interfere with his studies. On the other hand, he'd never shown an interest in girls before, and they didn't want to sabotage this new direction in Anil's life. It did not occur to them, until after Anil had graduated, that Kelly is not necessarily a girl's name.
After graduating from University, 23 year old "DJ Nanosecond" headed to New York. He had a good reputation doing DJ sets at Chicago clubs and functions, and was able to get into the club & rave circuit in New York. He also managed to line up work as a producer, layering tracks for several independent labels. He chose the handle "DJ Nanosecond" because he's a total perfectionist -he actually lays out each track and mixes them to nanosecond precision. A club promoter convinced him that Nanotech would convey the same message, but rolls off the tongue more easily. As a producer, Anil is fairly well known to music industry insiders. You want a track layered like a wedding cake? DJ Nanotech is the man to talk to... however, he is not at all well known in the public... yet.
It has been four years since Anil moved to NYC. Kelly still had two years of school to complete, and their relationship didn't make it as a "distance romance." Anil also has two much younger sisters, Priyanka
, 21 and Didhi
Priyanka is very much Anil's opposite, where he is small and dark, she is a creamy skinned valkyrie. Since Anil "failed" as a first born, and only son, finding "success" (and by success, his parents mean in a conventional way) has fallen on her shoulders. Anil chose his career path out of his own passions; he had no intention to rebel. Priyanka rebels for the sure sake of rebellion. With some justification, she feels that her parents favoured Anil because he was the eldest, and also Didhi, because she was 'the baby.' Her grades at UCLA are marginal -definitely far worse than she is capable of. She joined a sorority "for the cat fights," and got involved in burlesque and roller-derby. She has given up the roller-derby, but only because she ended up on the bottom of some sort of crack-the-whip, 30mph, 7 girl pile-up. Two compound fractures put her on her mother's operating table.
Didhi is darker than her sister, but not as dark as Anil. She is taller than Anil, but not as tall as Priyanka. She is also more built than Anil, but again... nothing like her older sister. Didhi is frustrated. She would gladly take up the family mantel and achieve the "conventional success" her parents place such a high value on... however, they seem to spend their emotional energies being disappointed in Anil and Priyanka's "failures." To Avinesh and Gerta, Didhi will "always" be the baby (or so it seems to her), even though she's already been accepted into Harvard Law. Personality & Motivation
: Primarily, Anil is obsessed with his work. When he is working, he will skip meals and "forget" to sleep until a track is perfect. No... not perfect... Perfect. His obsession also tends to make him a technophile, he is constantly upgrading his gear and virtually every piece of equipment in his collection has been customized. As an Artist, he sees himself as a neo-bohemian. Right now, he can't usually afford to turn away work or gigs, but he longs for a day when he's successful enough to work when he wants for who he wants, and only DJ when he's headlining top clubs.Complications
: Anil no longer has much of a natural sleep cycle. Daytime isn't when the Sun is up... it's when he's on stimulants -coffee, Mountain Dew, caffeine pills, Ephedrine, energy drinks... maybe a little Coke, but not enough to be a problem. Bed Time is when he switches to sedatives; sleeping pills mostly. Maybe codeine... maybe a little Weed... but not enough to be a problem. Note that the phrase "not enough to be a problem" generally denotes a problem.
Anil likes to "pretend" he's always mixing with the rich and famous. He knows the name and appearance of everyone who is vaguely famous, and often greets ordinary people as their celebrity look-alike. Some people are flattered to be mistaken for a star, others can become upset -feeling that Anil is somehow mocking them.
Anil is gay. Although he doesn't really see this as a complication himself, a lot of other people seem to think it's their business and that they should do something about it.
Hey, aren't you the guy that wrecked Prom? Well, from a certain point of view...
Power Level: 3
Unspent PP: Stats
Str: 10 (+0)
Dex: 12 (+0)
Con: 12 (+1)
Int: 18 (+4)
Wis: 12 (+1)
Cha: 16 (+3)Combat
Base Attack: +1
Base Defense: +1 (+1 Dodge)
Toughness: +1 (+1 Con, +0 other)
Fortitude: +2 (+1 Con, +1)
Reflex: +3 (+1 Dex, +2)
Will: +2 (+1 Wis, +1)Skills
: 60r = 15pp
Computers 2 (+6)
Craft: Electronics 4 (+8)
Craft: Graphic Design 2 (+6)
Knowledge: Technology 6 (+10)
Knowledge: Pop Culture 6 (+10)
Knowledge: Physical Sciences 2 (+6)
Perform: Dance 3 (+6)
Perform: Keyboards 4 (+11)*
Perform: DJ 6 (+13)*
Profession: Music Producer 6 (+11)*
Diplomacy 2 (+5)
Bluff 4 (+7)
Gather Information 2 (+5)
Medicine 2 (+3)
Notice 4 (+5)
Sense Motive 2 (+3)
Languages: English (Native), Hindi, Swedish, Russian*Includes +4 bonus from Perfect PitchFeats
Dodge Focus 1
Equipment (Lap Top, Audio Recording Equipment, Masterwork Keyboard (Synthesizer))
Equipment (Shock Knuckles: Stun 5)
Skill Mastery (Craft: Electronics, Knowledge: Pop Culture, Knowledge: Technology, Perform)
Dream Control 2 (DC 12; Uncontrolled) 
Super-Senses 4 (precognition; Uncontrolled) 
Super-Senses 9 (aura reading, postcognition; danger sense (precognitive), Unreliable (reliability roll)) Drawbacks
Costs: Abilities (20) + Combat (4) + Saves (4) + Skills (15) + Feats (10) + Powers (11) - Drawbacks (00) = Total Cost (64)