Mutants and Masterminds Week Day 1: Backstory

We’ve had RPG Weeks for Dragon Warriors, the Marvel RPG and the D&D Rules Cyclopedia, but not one for my most loved system of them all – Green Ronin’s Mutants & Masterminds. This week we’re going to correct that oversight with 7 whole days of pure 100% superheroey goodness. Hold on tight!

What we’re going to do is build a complete superhero campaign setting from start to finish in just seven days. I’m going to show you how the Mutants & Masterminds rules fit in to create a solid gaming platform that’s under complete GM control every step of the way. And it’s going to be big: we’re going to be using the entire multiverse!

I’ve covered a whole ton of ground about Mutants & Masterminds already, so rather than repeat myself here’s a handy-dandy list of previous M&M blogposts to get you started.

Tutorial

Opinion

D&D Conversion

Fantasy Archetypes

Heroes

Villains

Till next time!

UPDATE: Follow the whole, complete M&M Week, right here!

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3 Comments on “Mutants and Masterminds Week Day 1: Backstory”

  1. @Samuel Guilty as charged. I’ve been meaning to put together an index of all my M&M posts for some time, and this RPG Week is as good a time as any. Also, this helps me out as my self-imposed challenge is not to repeat anything I’ve written about M&M before – so no street-level gaming, no comparing M&M to Dungeons & Dragons, no gentle introductions to the game. I’ve done all that – this is all new. Wish me luck.

    @Vulcan Stev M&M is a more complex system than Savage Worlds, but plays just as quickly at the table in-game. While it’s firmly rooted in the superhero genre, it’s more than capable of working as a generic system too – we’ve used it for everything from pulp-noir to WWII to fantasy wild west without a problem. It’s very well suited to players (and GMs) who like to tinker with their characters and the setting too.

    Creating a character can be as simple as picking an archetype, adding a name and jumping right in, or as complex as you desire meaning it’s great for both new players and hardcore gamers alike.

    Me, I’m a bit of a fan.

    Note to self: I’d meant to post this up as Day 0 so it could begin proper tomorrow. I’ll fix that with the next post.

    Thanks, folks!

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