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Mutants and Dragons, Third Edition

A while ago (November 2008, to be slightly more precise) I posted up a bunch of D&D-based Fantasy Archetypes for Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition . Now that the Third Edition has got its feet firmly under the table I think it’s time to do it again, don’t you? To save some time and duplication of stuff, here’s the original posts o’ mine about using M&M for D&D, all from way…

Character du Jour: Warrant

Far above the Earth’s atmosphere, a starship exploded. The occupant’s body vaporized immediately, but immortal Ilirya are far harder to kill than that. Its soul took flight in search of a new host. Meanwhile, a police officer lay dead. His body was twisted and broken by the fall from the bridge onto the hard concrete far below, his last memories of the greenscaled villain that laughed…

Mudpuppet

Continuing with images of the Batman Irregulars , here’s teeny-tiny Mudpuppet and her Mud Golem. She’s effectively two characters in one – Mudpuppet herself is a capable superhero magic-user in her own right, but then the player can summon the golem, play as him and go smash things. It’s like Raven from Teen Titans and The Thing, …

Johnny Cool, Johnny Cool

I thought it’s about time to put a few renders together of the Batman Irregulars , considering they passed their first mission ‘n’ all. Starting the ball rolling, here’s Johhny Cool with stats repeated below. I could go into details about how tricky it was to get his body to look like it is made of ice – getting the transparency, translucency and…

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part five

Our heroes have battled Vampire Superman , and lived to tell the tale – just. As dawn sunlight touched the Undead Son of Krypton he cried out in pain, pleaded for their help, mentioned a cemetery, then flew into the shadows. Now, Metropolis is a big place with a lot of cemeteries, so which one did he mean? One in particular has superhero significance: …

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part five

Our heroes have battled Vampire Superman , and lived to tell the tale – just. As dawn sunlight touched the Undead Son of Krypton he cried out in pain, pleaded for their help, mentioned a cemetery, then flew into the shadows. Now, Metropolis is a big place with a lot of cemeteries, so which one did he mean? One in particular has superhero significance: Valhalla Cemetery. This…

Superhero preview: Vanguard two point oh

All superheroes should have moustaches. That’s how you can tell they are superheroes. Full stats, history and a few surprises, coming soon!

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part four

Our heroes are on the ground, and Vampire Superman is hovering above them, looking down. This is Not A Good Place To Be. So far they’ve done a pretty good job of battling Silver Banshee and she has teleported away. It’s time for the main attraction. Now, it has to be said that Superman is not the smartest superhero around…

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part three

One of the (many) fun things about Mutants & Masterminds is that what is written on the character sheet is just a starting point. You can guarantee that once the action starts, your players will come up with all kinds of awesome funky stunts and tricks, and the game comes alive. Here’s a case in point. Our heroes have been…

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part three

One of the (many) fun things about Mutants & Masterminds is that what is written on the character sheet is just a starting point. You can guarantee that once the action starts, your players will come up with all kinds of awesome funky stunts and tricks, and the game comes alive. Here’s a case in point. Our heroes have been sent by Batman Himself to …

So. How do you follow Vampire Superman?

Here is a not so subtle clue.

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part two

Our heroes have arrived in Metropolis, checked into a hotel and just interrupted a Vampire attack. So far, so nice and peaceful . Time to mix things up a little! Doc Pliable, Overclock, Rough Diamond, Johnny Cool and Mudpuppet return to the hotel where they finally check in with Batman. “Been busy?” ”There’s definitely a Vampire here, and a powerful one.” ”Too busy to think …

Batman Irregulars versus Vampire Superman, part one

I’ve given you the setup and a brief who’s who of our characters, so let’s get started with the session write-up! This is a one-shot scenario using the Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition/DC Adventures rules. Our heroes are all members of the Batman Irregulars , a loose group of heroes-in-training who answer to Batman Himself. They have been sent to Metropolis to investigate reports of …

Introducing the Batman Irregulars

Our heroes have been sent by Batman to investigate tales of a Vampire stalking the streets of Metropolis , and Superman is nowhere to be found. They heroes are reserve members of Batman Incorporated, and eager to prove their worth in their first mission as a team. This is a one-shot adventure to test the waters in the world of DC Adventures . The current Batman …

Who is Sleeping in the Crypt Tonight?

A scenario idea can begin with just two words. In this case, the two words were: Vampire Superman. That’s a combination far too temping to ignore when it gets into your head, an impossible blend of a Child of the Night and a Child of the Sun, a being of unimaginable power and unrelenting evil that….. Wait. I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start …

Review: The M&M GM’s Kit

The GM’s Kit is an odd fish, mainly because it isn’t a fish at all. It is basically two otherwise unrelated products bundled together in a way that is either inexplicable, or very clever indeed. I can’t decide which. Thankfully though, both parts of the GM Kit are very good, and at $10 for the PDF or…

Entering warpspeed and single power superheroes

Wil Wheaton as commander of a Federation starship? I’m in. I’m quite enjoying not blogging so this is me, not blogging , right now. This is not a blogpost. It’s just random words on a page. Not a blogpost at all. Nope. What I have been doing is thinking about superheroes with just one superpower. There are entire superhero teams where the majority…

Initial thoughts on Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition

The Second Edition of Mutants & Masterminds is, without a doubt, my all time favourite RPG. As I’m concerned it is as near as you can get to being the perfect role-playing game. It is mechanically flawless, fantastic to play and, despite being unashamedly all about superheroes, a wonderfully generic system that can handle anything you throw at it. And now…

Why I should hate DC Adventures, but I don’t

My rpg time has suddenly become a barren wasteland, and that’s a Bad Thing especially given we’re only three sessions away from the end of the world in our Endday Campaign. Here’s hoping that things pick up when normality returns after the school holidays. The Good Thing though is it gives me time to think more about the …

Character du Jour: Ratman

When nerdy insular Drew Duayne saw his wealthy socialite parents gunned down by a laughing criminal, he ran. After several months the search was called off and he was declared missing, presumed dead. Ten years later, he returned. Drew had fled into the sewers, hiding in the comforting darkness. Silence enveloped him as he considered his fate and the evil he had faced that day. That was when they…