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Old 07-22-2020, 05:12 PM   #11
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Given that it's World War II, their own quarters seem like a good enough place to heal up unless they have some super-science healing equipment.
An Infirmary isn't just about having a bed to lay back and heal, it's about having the equipment to start the healing. Bandages, surgical instruments, x-ray machines, etc. This is even more important if the Supers have secret identities and don't exactly want to go to the local hospital. Or if they're acting extralegally (doubly so if they want to be able to treat prisoners wounds).
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:23 PM   #12
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A darkroom for film development and a projection room for watching films for briefings (and movies).
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Old 07-22-2020, 06:33 PM   #13
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It occurs to me that if this is a black ops government team they'd have a liaison/minder. He'd have an office, several assistants, and a secretarial pool.


Futher this base should be in the sub-basements of a skyscraper, near a hospital and the subway. Flying heroes could come in through an otherwise inaccessible door near the roof and have an air-shaft to fly down. You could have a secret subway station to ship supplies in and out, as well as to deliver certain criminals to more secure facilities. Similarly, doctors and nurses could be brought to the infirmary by a secure and secret path. And those the infirmary can'i handle can goto the hospital also by a secure and secret path.
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Old 07-22-2020, 08:48 PM   #14
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I would actually have it located in Staten Island, on Todt Hill, away from the spectacle of Manhattan. During WWII, flying superheroes would have been a security nightmare in Manhattan, so Staten Island would make more sense. An underground tunnel from Todt Hill to Fort Wadsworth would also allow for access to the facilities of the base (and, since it was a mobilization point for the Army, it would have been busy enough to hide the movements of any supers who wished to remain anonymous).

A 250 CP superhero with IQ 14 [80], Earth Talent 4 [20], Luck [15], Tunneling (Slow; 10 yards per minute; Reliable, +10, +50%) [15], and Engineering (Mining) IQ [8] could borrow through the 2,000 yards of solid rock in a little less than an day, and they would leave a really stable tunnel behind them (they would roll against a 28 to create a stable tunnel). Such a super (which I will name the Stone Mole) could honeycomb Todt Hill (and Staten Island) with secret tunnels with just a couple of months, meaning that the supers would have multiple exit and entry points. Of course, such a character would not attract much public attention, but they would be a valuable support character.
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Old 07-22-2020, 09:16 PM   #15
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A Firing Range.
It's great they have an armory but you also need a place to practice shooting the hardware.
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:14 AM   #16
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If they are working for the US government, they could use the one at Fort Wadsworth (or the one at Fort Tilden in Queens).
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:08 AM   #17
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Definitely need a briefing room / meeting area with one of those big fancy tables and a bunch of chairs.
This room would also typically have a giant logo on the wall, and a cutting-edge communication system to confer with the President or General Staff wherever they are.


As for another room, they will need space(s) near their vehicle bay to do gearing-up montages.

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Old 07-23-2020, 01:10 PM   #18
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A Firing Range.
It's great they have an armory but you also need a place to practice shooting the hardware.
Some sort of general training room would be needed. It may be an option to design a single room that can be configured for a variety of purposes - shooting range, trying out power techniques/combinations, practicing teamwork, etc.
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Old 07-23-2020, 08:39 PM   #19
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Related to the Library would be the Archive, which could contain not only documents but artifacts.
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:17 AM   #20
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Thanks for the great ideas everyone!
And I may give Spaceships a whirl to see if there are any I missed.
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