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Short M&M Reviews – Final Threat Reports

30 November, 2012

The Threat Report series of characters produced by Green Ronin for their Mutants & Masterminds game provide a useful resource for M&M Games Masters who might need a certain type of villain quickly.

Each of the threat reports comes with a nice piece of color art of the character embedded in the PDF and a separate Hero Lab file.  Each includes a prop cover letter from AEGIS, possibly useful for setting a scene, that gives a basic idea about what is publicly known about the character described.  Each character or group is given a few plot hooks to help work them into a campaign.
The Starbreed: Part One and Part Two,  these two products are very closely linked forming a complete adventure arc between them, the Starbreed are from an alternate Earth -now destroyed- and they have come to our world to warn us . . . but is that their only agenda?  Part One has three characters while Part Two has only two but one of them has four aspects, so still quite a bit there.  A six-scene adventure arc (three scenes in each product) to introduce them is also included.  They are quite challenging (PL 12 each) in a fight, so not opponents for inexperienced heroes.

The Looking Glass Gang: Part One and Part Two, led by the insane White Rabbit -who can make other share his insanity- the Looking Glass Gang seeks to topple Them from power and have a tea party in the ruins.  The most dangerous part of the gang is that the White Rabbit can always recruit new members (and part two has a discussion of what other Threat Report characters could fit in the group and where) and convert them to his world view.  The Looking Glass Gang is a group that can be used for both comedy and darkly serious scenarios depending on the needs of the campaign.

Dollface, is quite fascinating and multipurpose, Dollface is an uploaded personalities that now exist in multiple artificial forms playing out various games, plots and stories for her own amusement.  Making her usable as enemy, plot device or even ally.  At PL 12 she can be quite challenging but she has a classic villains sense of honor as well.  Overall, a very interesting character with a wide range of possibilities.

As Threat Reports seem to have ceased as a line, this will be my last set of reviews for them as it finished off the ones that I have.

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

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