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Superheroes – Tomorrow and Today – A Campaign Idea

27 December, 2019

The cat's out of the bag!I have been playing in a Necessary Evil campaign (which uses Savage Worlds, perhaps not the perfect match for Superheroics).  This has totally reawakened my love of superheroic gaming (which playing Masks at GenCon a few years back had also stimulated).  Unfortunately, playing s superhero campaign means having players who are willing to buy into the genre and right now, I do not have groups that have the right sorts of players.

This does not mean that I have not been thinking about the sorts of superheroic campaigns I would like to Games Master, if I can find a group (or, heaven forfend groups).  This is my current thought for a campaign that would work with two groups or one group with players that drop in or out, as the campaign takes place in two different -but deeply interconnected- time periods.

Superheroes – Tomorrow and Today

It is a time of difficulty and change, the US is locked in an endless war with an implacable enemy spending blood and money fighting in foreign fields, technology is changing rapidly and changing how we view the world, the generations are in conflict over what direction the country is going, radicals on the left and right are tearing the nation apart . . . It is the 1960s . . . It is 2020.

A brave group of new heroes in the 1960s gather together to build a better world out of the chaos of a changing world.

Two generations later, a new team of heroes emerge, taking their inspiration from the heroes of the 1960s, some of which were their ancestors or mentors, to do the same. Read the rest of this entry ?

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M&M Campaign Report – LA Stars Volume 2, Issue 10 “Sea, Sky and Black Sun”

17 May, 2013

Cover: Bald Eagle punching a jetpacked soldier while Legionnaire wrestles with boilersuited animated corpses, in the background a giant High-Q is wrapped in black bands.  A white male figure and a multicolored female one are seen from the back and they are saying “Do not worry, we will save you!”  “Who are these New Heroes?!” is splashed across the bottom.

LA Stars Volume 2, Issue 10 (October 1967)
Sea, Sky and Black Sun!

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Alex Mitchell’s Inspirational Artwork

31 August, 2012

From a link on G+, I was propelled into the galleries of Alex Mitchell (aka genesischant on deviantART artist and animator (writer Chambara Supermanand artist for Space Ninja).  Mitchell does a lot of redesigning characters for other genres, such as a chambara Justice League (of which the Steel Man/Superman is pictured to the right).

He has also done 1930s versions of the JLA as vigilante gang busters, while the Secret Society (of supervillains) are all mob bosses.  The X-Men as Victorian-era spiritualist/occult based heroes and much mAdventuring Partyuch more.

So much inspiration here for superhero games, Legend of the Five Rings, steampunk, Victorian-era games and more.  Go take a look and see what takes your fancy.

Oh, and he even has a piece inspired from back when he played D&D.

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Review – Threat Report: Mindfire

17 February, 2012

Mindfire, brutal and beautiful supervillainess wrapped in psychic flames.  Useful as a random threat or hired agent of another organization, as Mindfire is not a mastermind for all her power, she should be a flexible and dangerous threat to most superheroes.

Threat Report: Mindfire is a 4-page PDF (2-pages if you remove the cover letter and OGL page) for the Mutants & Masterminds (3rd Edition) RPG written by Aaron Sullivan and published by Green Ronin Publishing.  This is issue 7 of Green Ronin’s Threat Report line for M&M (3rd).
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Review – Threat Report: King Babylon

2 February, 2012

King Babylon, possessed of nearly godlike powers and a notable lack of self-control is the kind of villain you do not want to have to tangle with but he is just too dangerous to ignore.  A useful character to use as a reoccurring threat and plot device.

Threat Report: King Babylon is a 4-page PDF (2-pages if you remove the cover letter and OGL page) for the Mutants & Masterminds (3rd Edition) RPG written by Aaron Sullivan and published by Green Ronin Publishing.  This is issue 6 of Green Ronin’s Threat Report line for M&M (3rd).

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Review – Threat Report: Doctor Shock

21 January, 2012

Doctor Shock, once a brilliant medical doctor, now an even more brilliant supervillain.  A steel age sort of character, willing to kill for his goals, which is to study how superpower work and as such he has a reputation as a cape killer.  Perhaps not a character that will fit in all campaigns, but an interesting one.

Threat Report: Doctor Shock is a 4-page PDF (2-pages if you remove the cover letter and OGL page) for the Mutants & Masterminds (3rd Edition) RPG written by Aaron Sullivan and published by Green Ronin Publishing.  This is issue 3 of Green Ronin’s Threat Report line for M&M (3rd).

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Review – Threat Report: Cerebrus Rex

17 January, 2012

Cerebrus Rex, saurian mastermind from an alternate dimension ruled by the descendants of dinosaurs, seeks to conquer our world as a new home for his people.  If a dinosaurian mastermind with robotic minions seeking to oppress a world of “ape primitives” has a place in your campaign, look no further.

Threat Report: Cerebrus Rex is a 5-page PDF (3-pages if you remove the cover letter and OGL page) for the Mutants & Masterminds (3rd Edition) RPG written by Stephen Kenson and published by Green Ronin Publishing.  This is issue 15 of Green Ronin’s Threat Report line for M&M (3rd).

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