Review – People’s Revolution (for M&M)

24 February, 2012

People’s Revolution is a resource for Golden Age / World War II superheroic roleplaying giving the GM access to the Soviet Superteam for use as troublesome allies during WW2 or as rivals and enemies for Silver Age games.  It is a solid resource for two eras (or more) of superheroic campaigns.

Amazing Stories of World War II: People’s Revolution is a 18-page PDF (15-pages after you remove the cover and OGL pages) for the Mutants & Masterminds (3rd Edition) RPG written by Mike Lafferty and Leon Chang and published by RPGObjects.  This is issue 5 of RPGObjects’ Amazing Stories of World War II line.

People’s Revolution has mostly a traditional two column layout and is fairly easily readable.  The art is full color cover and all of the character get their own illustration (Red Hammer, the team leader, gets two) but only the cover is exceptional.

People’s Revolution is Soviet Russia’s Superteam that operated during the Second World War (in an alternate Amazing Stories universe) but many would be suitable for games set during the Cold War.  It is given a brief introduction and then moves onto the nine members of the group who range from PL 10 to 12 (though their PLs are not noted and are inferred).

The characters are an interesting mix, a few mutants, a werewolf, an alien, an ape-human hybrid and others.  They are all given solid backgrounds and personalities, though there are a few typos in the character write up, which could be a little better organized for readability.  What happened to most of them after the war is noted in their description which is useful for silver age (or later) campaigns.

Disclosure: As a featured reviewer for RPGNow/DriveThroughRPG, I received my copy of this product for free from the publisher for the purpose of this review.


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