AxiomBlack
 member, 28 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 17:54
Interest Check: Story-based Superheroes game, semi-system
Hey all,

I wondered, if I were to run a sort of slice-of-life college heroes sort of superhero game would people be in? The game itself would be freeform but I'm thinking I'd ask for Mutants and Masterminds 2nd ed character sheets. This would keep everyone balanced and level and people could cite their powers as necessary when it came to player conflicts or disagreements.

Essentially a power-balanced freeform game where when it came down to "Who's stronger" or "who's sneakier" or what-have-you, the sheets would be there to settle disputes. We wouldn't roll dice and the reference to the sheets would be minimal. But it would exist also to sort of keep people's powers on a level track. Because of course, every character would have the same number of points and thereby they'd all be more or less square.


It'd be a small group sort of thing. 4 or 5 players maybe. Adult for descriptive freedom and in case subplots get romantic but with a primary focus on forming a loose team and keeping the city/town safe as a combination of slice of life plot and metahuman plot unfolds.


I'd probably set it up so as to have a half-dozen archtypes and then accept one character for 5 different ones (which would be open to interpretation of course) so that each character more or less has a niche. Again, just thinking out loud.

Mostly I'm trying to harness all of the delectable structure of a system game without myself having to run a whole system game with initiative and powers and saves and grid spacing and range so that it can stay light and breezy. And also a small group game that has direct GM plot interface rather than a list of 27 location threads with 15 characters and no story.

Thoughts? Interests? Questions?
CaesarCV
 member, 279 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 17:57
Interest Check: Story-based Superheroes game, semi-system
Hm...I must say this sounds quite fun to me at least! I always love those sorts of games. The mix of freeform with more pre-defined abilities seems like a good route, although you may want to just make the character sheet simpler.
Odin442
 member, 47 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 18:40
Interest Check: Story-based Superheroes game, semi-system
Sounds promising. Iím interested.
Brosuke
 member, 315 posts
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Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 18:54
Interest Check: Story-based Superheroes game, semi-system
Sounds interesting, I'd give it a look.
Togashi Kenshin
 member, 36 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 20:33
Interest Check: Story-based Superheroes game, semi-system
Same here, sounds interesting to me.
HEarlPendelfield
 member, 57 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 21:44
Interest Check: Story-based Superheroes game, semi-system
Sounds like an interesting concept. Though my experience with character creation for M&M is rather limited, hopefully that would not be a problem in this game though.
Yun74
 member, 17 posts
Tue 7 Nov 2017
at 22:01
Interest Check: Story-based Superheroes game, semi-system
Definitely interested.
Pookaking
 member, 200 posts
Wed 8 Nov 2017
at 00:34
Interest Check: Story-based Superheroes game, semi-system
Just the sort of balanced but system-light superhero game I've been looking for!