The Show


Otherwhere is an Masks: a New Generation actual play podcast about super powered teens traveling through the multiverse.

About the Show


Otherwhere is produced by Law of Names Media
Masks: a New Generation is written by Brendan Conway.

Questions, concerns, or issues related to multiverse law can be directed to Lee, your inter-dimensional tour guide.


Otherwhere is released the last Wednesday of the month.

The Heroes


Welcome to NOVA Squad. Five superpowered teens, doing their part to ensure the safety of the multiverse.

Espanto

Mystic

Phantom

Quint

Thermite


About NOVA Sqaud

Otherhwere's story so far


Hero Support

Lee Alder
(Season 1 GM)


Regrouping Heroes

Rainy Woodrose Sunrise


Retired Heroes

Kat

Feedback

The Multiverse


A glowing ribbon of white light glows against a velvet black background. It curves, undulates in soft waves, bright in the center, pale and fuzzy at the edges.

Come closer.

Explore the multiverse
and its inhabitants


Otherwhere's Custom Moves


Rancho Pasillo California


The City, Prime


Rancho Pasillo, Ca

Rancho Pasillo, California

With its strip malls, and housing tracts, and sprawling downtown where the tallest building is only 10 stories, Rancho Pasillo is a different kind of city, attracting a different kind of Hero.

Here, they don’t swoop through a rainy night to knock out villains in dumpster-filled alleys, or engage in brooding rooftop banter with their enemies while the pitiless moon watches impassively.

This is the Golden State.

And if people here know anything, it’s how to look good.

In Rancho, you’re more likely to run into the Sterling Starling front row, center at the latest off-off Broadway production, or Ethereal Specter brunching at the neat little farm-to-table bistro that opened down on Del Paso. Trident patrols the beaches while working on his tan, and Doctor Nuclear sometimes runs shows for kids at the Discovery Museum.

And it’s not just their images. California heroes are simply their own breed.

Of course, so are the villains.


Strip Mall Storefronts

The People of
Rancho Pasillo



Past Dimensions

World 54389: A low tech, low life mercenary wasteland in the wake of an upper-atmosphere EMP.

World 90909: A world very similar to Prime. Except for the talking animals, uplifted by the Dynamic Darwinization process.

World 77658 : A globe-spanning, inter-dimensional library, where librarians and superheroes are one and the same.

World 60910: A world where super heroes are everyone's favorite reality TV stars (And Rain's home dimension)

World 47783: An AEGIS-run military dystopia

Espanto

The Janus


Martina Bosques

aka La Osa

Pronouns: she/her

Biography:
Martina had spent all her life wanting to be a professional wrestler, even before she realized she was trans, she knew she wanted to wrestle for a crowd and put on amazing matches. She trained from a young age to make her dream happen, she dealt with the difficulties being trans came with while doing it. She did it all for her dream. She focused on her training over school and dropped out as soon as she could.

Martina was at the cusp of her dream, she had just debuted as the dastardly evil La Osa, her masked wrestler persona. She was on her way home from her official debut match when a flash of light hit her, afterwards Martina gained the ability to enter an intangible spectral form that allows her to see “spirits” echos of the multiverse that give her requests. In this form, after a conversation with her wrestling mentor, and with a certain hero, she became Espanto. A vigilante trying to help these “spirits” and maybe the living as well.


Powers

  • Professional Wrestling Training

  • Phasing

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat Abilities

  • The Timing of a Showwoman

  • ...Are Those Ghosts?


Otherselves


STAY TUNED



The Person

Fabby

Fabby Garza is a latinx trans woman writer, podcaster and sensitivity consultant. She has written for Pathfinder, Starfinder, This Is a Game About Fishing, and others.

She can be heard on numerous podcasts including Eidolon Playtest, Moon Harbor Heroes and Teenagers With Attitude.


Follow Fabby on Twitter

Thermite

The Soldier


Sarah Kaluza

Pronouns: she/her

Biography:
Sarah Kaluza wasn't aware of her powers until a fateful field trip in middle school, when her class was caught in an altercation between a hero and a villain that broke parts of the lab they were in. As she was trapped under the rubble, the stress of the situation awakened superhuman abilities within the young girl - but she wouldn't have made it out without the assistance of an experienced AEGIS officer, who she came to view as a role model. Sarah registered to be an AEGIS soldier as soon as she qualified.

Sarah, under the codename Thermite, threw herself into training with AEGIS with everything she had. In order to keep this hidden and give the girl a secret identity, she was officially registered as a junior AEGIS intern. The entire time she was learning the ropes of what it means to be a soldier fighting for the good of humanity, specializing in breaching barriers and intercepting blows. She didn't just keep busy as Thermite, though - Sarah still went to high school as a straight down the ticket B-student and a more-than-capable player on the volleyball team.

When it came time to work with the Sidekicks program in order to develop her control over her abilities, Thermite was paired with a hero mentor who wasn't exactly the most diligent about their duties. This, plus her role model retiring from AEGIS, left her more than a little frustrated. But Sarah is determined to prove herself through NOVA Squad, and show the world exactly how much good AEGIS is capable of doing.


Powers

  • Super Strength

  • Enhanced Durability

  • Heat Form

  • Dedication to AEGIS

  • No Repressed Emotions At All


Otherselves


STAY TUNED



The Person

Olivia

Olivia Cottle is a writer, voice actor, and tabletop player of five years. Her goals are to develop her own tabletop system and weave together interconnected narratives across a multitude of mediums. Also, she's a fan of fighting games.


Follow Olivia on Twitter

Mystic

The Nova


art by @apothecs

Juniper "Juni" Harroway

Pronouns: she/her

Biography:
Juniper, Juni for short, is a high powered and inexperienced sorceress. After her own powers emerged, she discovered her late grandfather was the hero Thaumaturge who had abilities like her. However, he was lost years before in a fight that stopped a great and terrible force.

The rest of her family does not have powers so she self isolates from them whenever possible. Juni started doing hero work as a way to learn about her powers and give her something to do away from her family. Until she joined the team she was pretty much a loner, not wanting to risk other people’s safety.


Powers

  • Advanced Sorcery

  • Defensive magic & shielding

  • Don't Call it Magic Missile

  • An Interdimensional Legacy??????


Otherselves


World 9.2233E18

Agent M
A soldier in the resistance, M is the one person that Major Hero can trust with even the most dangerous solo missions. Without any "gifts" to speak of, M has instead mastered a number of weapons and close combat martial arts.

World 54389

Nipper
An agent of STRIKE, Nipper uses a magic-powered exosuit to manage the after-effects of NeoPolio.

World 90909

Otherself Not Found
Mystic's otherself was not encountered in this dimension.

World 77658

Otherself Not Found
Mystic's otherself was not encountered in this dimension.

World 60910

Mystical
Mystical is a bubbly hero in pastels, who has taken up her grandfather Thaumaturge's mantle as part of the New Dreamers, a reboot of his old team, the Dreamers.

World 47783

Mystic
One of AEGIS's up and coming teen agents, Mystic uses her magical powers to support the HERO code alongside her grandfather Thaumaturge.



The Person

Siobhan

When she's not role-playing mages in as many ttrpgs and video games as she can, Siobhan spends her everyday life as a scientist. She is currently working on her PhD in molecular biology and really missing cosplaying at anime conventions. As a longtime fan of actual plays, she is incredibly excited to be a part of one.


Siobhan also plays Vibe & EcoTerror


Follow Siobhan on Twitter

Quint

The Soldier


art by @apothecs

Quintessential Hero

A perfectly normal, average, run of the mill teenager whose Pop-star Superhero Father and Mysterious Science-Project Secret Agent Superhero mother (now divorced) gave a perfectly normal, average, run of the mill name like "Quintessential Hero."

As such, Quint grew up with more than his fair share parental expectations. With training that started long before her could even remember, he has the talent, skill, and powers to be a world renowned superhero.

If he had any desire to be one.

Instead, he dyes his naturally blue hair black and wears non-prescription glasses to try and be as normal and boring as he can possibly be.

Still, life finds ways to throw curveballs at him, so he keeps his domino mask in his back pocket just in case he needs to begrudgingly save the day. Again.


Powers

  • Psychic Constructs & Projective Empathy

  • AEGIS Backing & Resources

  • Unshakeable Self Confidence

  • Still Got the Anime Protagonist Hair


Otherselves


World 9.2233E18

Major Quintus Hero
Named for being the 5th child, Quintus thought he was destined to live a boring life. Instead, he now leads a ragtag bunch of teen soldiers against an unstoppable robot invasion. Serious to a fault, Quintus can seem cold to those who don't know him. But to those he has chosen to protect, he would give everything to save.

World 54389

Ultima (Ultimate Defender)
Ultima’s parents died in one of the Quakes, soon after she was born. They had been working for STRIKE, so with their death Anti took Ultima in. She takes her role of Defender very seriously.

World 90909

Quintessential Harmony
Pop star and idol with his own clothing and perfume line.

World 77658

Otherself Not Found
Quint's otherself was not encountered in this dimension.

World 60910

N/A
His parents having never fallen in love, Quint does not exist in this dimension. His father, Hope, remains a successful, if slightly older, idol/singer/hero, and his mother Psyker works with the government.

World 47783

Essential
Working with Anti as part of the OP, Essential is comfortable being both a hero, and a rebel. He leads a small team of agents in missions designed to destabilize AEGIS and bring freedom to the city and its heroes.



The Person

Erik

An avid TTRPG Enthusiast, Player/GM, Podcaster and podcast editor with adult-diagnosed ADHD (He/Him). Basically a Lawful Good paladin. Of Vengeance. Catch him playing on Otherwhere and Shadows of St. Fleur or read his various thoughts and musings on his blog Roll +Mundane


Erik also plays Thaumaturge & Silver Mask, and is our fearless editor.


Follow Erik on Twitter

Kat

The Scion


art by @apothecs

Katherine "Kat" Slane II

Pronouns: she/her

Biography:
The daughter of Transition, an infamous mercenary that can travel between dimensions. Kat was raised by Transition and lived a pretty nomadic lifestyle. Transition intended to turn Kat into her partner and eventual successor.

Kat was given the best education Transition could provide, was enrolled in school when they were in a dimension long enough, and was given training in martial arts.

A former partner of Transition, Lady Glimmer, tracked Kat down while she was in the Prime Universe and showed her how much damage Transition was causing. A couple dimension hops later, Kat got a chance to leave.

While Transition was out on a job she stole a spear and a one use dimension hopper and ran away to the Prime Universe.


Powers

  • The Spear of the Technomage

  • Impressive Martial Prowess

  • Interdimensional Connections

  • Hard Light Projection Armor

  • Totally No Baggage Around Mothers. At All.


Kat is played by Allison


Otherselves


N/A

Kat is a fixed dimensional point.


The Person

Allison

Allison Katherine can be found hanging around the Otherwhere and Saint Fleur discords. When not playing Kat she lends her voice to Shadows of Saint Fleur where she plays Jeremiah Roderick Crawford III. She enjoys rpgs greatly and sometimes finds the time to GM. Allison resides somewhere in the frozen wasteland of Canada with a cat and her partner.


Allison also plays Majorette, Psyker, & Isak Emerald


Phantom

The Brain


art by @apothecs

Phantom

Pronouns: they/them

Biography:
Noah Wilson was born in a different dimension than Prime. As the only child of a pair of researchers, who worked long hours into figuring out space travel, Noah was often left alone. It wasn’t uncommon for children to be left on their own and to seek out their own methods of gaining knowledge or skills, but Noah often found themselves alone far more often than any other kid their age. They sunk most of their time outside of learning and developing skills into reading about fantasy and sci-fi worlds, longing for the chance to explore.

Since Noah was reserved and shy, they didn’t have many friends and passed the time mainly solo. This was until Ollie showed up and took them from their dimension. Once Noah left, they discarded their old name and became Phantom - a “ghost” who never really lingered or touched places or people. Phantom took to their new life with eagerness and never looked back; or so they said.

They traveled to various dimensions, sometimes alone, sometimes good or bad places, but always returning to Ollie’s side. Phantom never spoke of their experiences and the troubles or trauma they suffered outside of Ollie. When they went to his home dimension, Prime, Ollie’s device malfunctioned and exploded, killing them. Phantom chose to stay after burying him, unsure of their next step.


Powers

  • So Many Gadgets

  • So Much Technological Knowledge

  • So Many Dimensions Visited

  • Just One Dark & Secret Shame


Otherselves


World 9.2233E18

Noah
A boy genius who can most often be found covered in grease and oil from the latest of his recent robo-autopsies. Always curious and always learning, Noah has been an integral part of the resistance with his many discoveries about the enemy, even if the thought of firing a gun himself is terrifies him.

World 54389

GH0ST
A cyberninja, and one of Doc Jezebel’s best agents. Able to become almost completely invisible through both training and tech. Considered very dangerous, and very frightening.

World 90909

Noah Wilson
A street-level fence working for Three Toes Cavendish (a 3-toed sloth), who’s able to move almost anything.

World 77658

Otherself Not Found
Phantom's otherself was not encountered in this dimension.

World 60910

Shadowdancer
An aspiring hero with darkness control powers, Shadowdancer has just been accepted into AEGIS Heroic Youth Program and hopes to be placed on a super team in the next year.

World 47783

Noah Wilson
A rather ordinary young man, Noah is a member of the AEGIS A Scouts, in the hopes of eventually joining the ranks of their non-powered soldiers.



The Person

Charlie

Charlie Neal is an aspiring author, podcaster, and all around enthusiast. Ce can be found talking about Pretty Cure (and Ben 10) on PreCure! Podcast Engage! and one day on cer's romance system podcast Lovecore Gaming. Charlie has been playing TTRPGs for years now, creating the stories he's always wanted to see.


Charlie also plays Winn & Hope


Follow Charlie on Twitter

Rainy Woodrose Sunrise

The Star


Christopher Rey

Pronouns: he/him

Biography:
A citizen of world 60910, Rain is a member of the Eternal Defenders.

Armed with a magic-enhanced bow, Rain is the communicator of the team, using his facility with language and quick wit to both diffuse situations and make sure the media has plenty of sound bites.

At 16, he's been part of his team for 2 years, after being matched with the other Defenders as part of the AEGIS Heroic Youth Program.


Powers

  • Light-powered weaponry

  • Superspeed

  • Magical Boy transformation sequence

  • An absolute lack of curiosity


Otherselves


World 9.2233E18

Finn
A former soldier in the resistance, Finn has the ability to form constructs out of light and move so quickly as to be a blur. When his squad was cornered and Xavier offered himself to save everyone else, Finn opted to go with him.

World 54389

Otherself Not Found
Rain's otherself was not encountered in this dimension.

World 90909

Rain Christoff
Know as a kid recently transferred from a boarding school in Switzerland, Rain is actually a con man. He trades on his looks and an aura of empty-headedness to pull heists along with his partner Princess, a golden lion tamarin.

World 77658

The Page
Head of this branch of the Internal Special Bookkeepers Network (The ISBNs, pronounced IS-bins), the Page is absolutely lawful and good. He is bound by protocol, and while polite and social, he is absolutely inflexible about rules.

Rancho Pasillo Prime

Christopher Rayne Rey
As the president of the senior class, and the unquestioned male lead of the theater department, Chris is excellent at attracting and holding attention.



The Person

M

Rain's voice is provided by bad influence and Glitter King, M. German, who can be found wandering the streets and taking more pictures of flowers than anyone could possibly need, when he isn't at home, taking pictures of his cat and writing run-on sentences. His voice can also be found in Arcadia, CA.


M also plays Anti, & StarDancer.


Follow M on Twitter

Feedback

The Reformed


art by @apothecs

Aaron Riley

Pronouns: he/him

Biography:
Feedback was once one of the hottest things on the supervillain scene. Showing up in viral media, publicly embarrassing the police and superheroes alike, with an ever-growing fandom as he caused puckish chaos.

That all changed.

While pulling a job alongside the mad villain Freakshow, he found himself forced to choose between preventing thousands of innocent deaths or letting Freakshow get away with a chemical weapon. In the end he betrayed and defeated the madman, destroying his own villainous reputation in the process. Since then he's been desperately trying to find a way to make things right... Even if that means starting from the bottom as he tries to live up to the mantle of hero he's chosen.


Powers

  • Sonic Blasts

  • Soundwave Manipulation

  • Collection of Rogue Assets

  • Street Cred

  • Raw Bad Boy Appeal


Otherselves


World 9.2233E18

Xavier
A former soldier in the resistance, Xavier was once one of Major Hero's top agents. With the ability to form explosive blasts of sound, he was a constant thorn in the side of the Taurus AI. He and his squad was eventually cornered, and facing certain death, instead opted to trade his own life to make sure everyone else could escape unharmed.

World 54389

Feedback
Feedback Prime, if he had continued on his villain path. Considered a fun, approachable criminal, but still a criminal.

World 90909

Aaron "320" Riley
A former bandmate of Quintessetial Harmony, 320 ended up going a different direction musically. He makes "electronica with heart" and has a small, but dedicated fanbase.

World 77658

Otherself Not Found
Feedback's otherself was not encountered in this dimension.

World 60910

Syncopate
Part of the recently-formed super group All Music, Syncopate is gaining a reputation as a quick-witted and powerful super who controls soundwaves. He has recently begun to gain a certain degree of fame after playing a key role in a well-publicized shopping mall showdown and dance battle.

World 47783

White Noise
An agent of the OP under Anti, White Noise serves in Essential's team. He lost the ability to speak when AEGIS removed his vocal cords in an attempt to weaken his sonic powers.



The Person

Thom


Thom Freitag is a Podcaster, voice actor, stage actor, writer, and TTRPG enthusiast. He's been playing RPGs and making silly voices for as long as he can remember, and is excited to get to do so on Otherwhere. He can be heard in the role of Albion Graves on Green Mountain Mysteries, and as Kade in the upcoming audio drama Starfarers.


Thom also plays Vanguard


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Dimensional Travel Guide

The GM


Lee Alder Ketcham Seguinte

Pronouns: he/him

Biography:
Lee ran role playing games long before he ever actually played one, and generally prefers it that way. He doesn't consider himself a fan of super heroes, but fell in love with Masks both for the way its system supports the stories it tries to tell, and how flexibly it can accommodate different settings and tones. (Also, the game is directly responsible for his marriage. But that's just a bonus.)

The fact that Otherwhere exists at all rather surprises him, because it was proposed as a pipe dream. He never expected that he'd find people into a Sliders-but-with-teen-superheroes actual play, much less that they'd dive in as enthusiastically as they have. But he's thrilled this is the case.

He prefers character-driven, storyline heavy games, with simple, non-intrusive mechanics.  Really, he probably should be facilitating collaborative storytelling, and not running a game at all. But his players are willing to tolerate him anyway.


Powers

  • Dimension building

  • Fictional biographies

  • What's the opposite of networking?

  • A passion for graphic design


Otherselves


Breathing Space, Fading Frontier

A bi-weekly anthology science fiction audio drama.
Premiering June 4, 2021

Learn more here


Arcadia, CA

A bi-weekly scripted podcast of California Gothic horror, set in an absolutely and totally ordinary small town.

Learn more here


Law of Names Media

Debatably Arcadian entertainment. Table top role playing games, LARPs, and speculative fiction.

Learn more here



The Person

Lee Alder


Lee is old enough to know better. But where’s the fun in that?

He’s fairly sure he isn’t a changeling, but wouldn’t tell you if he were.

He lives in Sacramento, California in a Freehold with his husband, another debatably Arcadian, five cats with lofty names, a dog called Ivysaur, and cages full of creepy dolls.

He can also be found as the writer/director of Arcadia, CA a scripted California Gothic audiodrama, and briefly as Filter on Pinnacle City, also a Masks: the New Generation Actual Play Podcast produced by Tabletop Roulette. The majority of his other creative work can be found as Law Of Names Games


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