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Title: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
Post by: Koltar on May 05, 2010, 07:27:56 AM
Okay, I read this and thought it was VERY Cool.

Almost a whole city's infra structure gets together to 'roleplay' with one 13 year old kid thats wanted to be a Super hero:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011740342_electronboy30m.html

Has to one of the most elaborate Make-A-Wish scenes ever.


- Ed C.
Title: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
Post by: RPGPundit on May 05, 2010, 10:40:44 AM
I have to say first, this would have sounded lame to me had I been that age. But of course, by 13, I would not have wished to be a superhero; if I were 13 and dying, I'd have wished to get laid.

RPGPundit
Title: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
Post by: jeff37923 on May 05, 2010, 12:26:29 PM
Quote from: RPGPundit;378709
I have to say first, this would have sounded lame to me had I been that age. But of course, by 13, I would not have wished to be a superhero; if I were 13 and dying, I'd have wished to get laid.

RPGPundit


I wonder how many times the Make A Wish Foundation has helped with that  dying wish?
Title: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
Post by: Koltar on May 05, 2010, 01:22:19 PM
Quote from: jeff37923;378726
I wonder how many times the Make A Wish Foundation has helped with that  dying wish?


Probably the times they don't tell the press about it.


- Ed C.
Title: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
Post by: Bedrockbrendan on May 07, 2010, 03:53:09 PM
Quote from: jeff37923;378726
I wonder how many times the Make A Wish Foundation has helped with that  dying wish?


I think there was a curb your enthusiasm episode that dealt with this. Or something very close to it.
Title: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
Post by: Koltar on May 07, 2010, 03:56:56 PM
Quote from: BedrockBrendan;379140
I think there was a curb your enthusiasm episode that dealt with this. Or something very close to it.


That one I never saw - because I cancelled my HBO right around the time that "The SOPRANOS" ended its run a few years ago. Money is/was getting tight. (Economy sucks & all that jazz)

I still like the story linked to in my OP .


- Ed C.
Title: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
Post by: Werekoala on May 07, 2010, 04:50:50 PM
Might make an interesting premise - a kid's dying wish is to be a super hero, so everyone gets together and plays along... and the kid starts actually exhibiting powers. Answer to a prayer, the power of collective thinking, or something else?
Title: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
Post by: winkingbishop on May 07, 2010, 05:00:20 PM
Good thing they left out what happened at the end of the day when Electron Boy was served with cease and desist papers by Marvel for copyright infringement.