BaronsCourt
 member, 52 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 19:57
IC: Masks A New Generation
After fairly recently discovering a love of Powered by the Apocalypse derived games, and having an abiding love of superhero games, I've invested in the Masks: A New Generation books and have just been blown away by the system so would really like to take it for a spin.

So...is there any interest in a game? I'm thinking something fairly close in tone to that set out in the main rulebook - mostly four colour superhero action (cheesily named themed villains with dastardly plans!) with the occasional 'darker' villain or situation to add a little bit more drama to events. Generally quite light and dangerously close to tongue in cheek!

I'm thinking the play by post format will actually give a good opportunity to have more indivdual or small group storylines, especially with the personal life side of things, as they can be all be dealt with in concert in a way they can't be at the table.

In terms of plotlines I would aim for something a bit like the supers TV shows of the last few years. A mix of 'villain of the week' (who obviously then come back further down the line, usually teaming up with other nefarious characters) with a couple of bigger, ongoing plotlines thrown in around them for good measure.

Any interest in something like that?
spectre
 member, 874 posts
 Myriad paths fell
 away from that moment....
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 20:12
IC: Masks A New Generation
I would be greatly interested in trying this out! Any particular styles of super hero games you are trying to aim for in the campaign? (like student academy, gritty street level, cosmic, etc)
CrazyIvan777
 member, 297 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 21:10
IC: Masks A New Generation
Always interested in Masks.
(I'm running three games of it, one here.)
Sith_Happens
 member, 38 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 21:24
IC: Masks A New Generation
Interested.
Norwood
 member, 305 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 21:48
IC: Masks A New Generation
I would be very interested in this. I've wanted more experience with the system to potentially teach to family, so this would be lovely.
LordIce
 member, 232 posts
 Superheroes, D&D, Zombies
 Best DM in the world
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 22:08
IC: Masks A New Generation
I like Worlds in Peril better but I like super hero RPGs so I would be interested.
smokinbarrel
 member, 767 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 23:26
IC: Masks A New Generation
Yes, that sounds fun!
OakMaster
 member, 125 posts
 "Choose you this day
 whom ye will serve..."
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 23:28
IC: Masks A New Generation
Is this a game open to folks who don't have the book?  :)
DrTachyon
 member, 93 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 23:29
IC: Masks A New Generation
I just finished running a Masks season via Discord. Such a great game. It's more 'teen drama' flavored by superheroics than it is a superhero game, but it is fantastic none the less!
Odin442
 member, 61 posts
Tue 25 Aug 2020
at 23:47
IC: Masks A New Generation
I'm interested.
dparasol
 member, 23 posts
 looking to uh have fun
 and destroy civilization
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 03:11
Re: IC: Masks A New Generation
DrTachyon:
I just finished running a Masks season via Discord. Such a great game. It's more 'teen drama' flavored by superheroics than it is a superhero game, but it is fantastic none the less!

I just finished playing in a Masks season via Discord! Is that you, DM?
von_das
 member, 176 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 03:17
Re: IC: Masks A New Generation
Also interested, now that it looks like I will have more time soon.

By the way: would you allow non-core playbooks?

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BaronsCourt
 member, 53 posts
Wed 26 Aug 2020
at 20:43
Re: IC: Masks A New Generation
Wow, that's a lot of interest. More than enough to warrant setting something up so I'll create a game and drop a note on here when it's ready.

To answer a couple of questions that were raised:

quote:
"Any particular styles of super hero games you are trying to aim for in the campaign? (like student academy, gritty street level, cosmic, etc)


Definitely not student academy (though some characters will likely be in 'regular' school/college as that's the nature of the game) but then slightly more powered than street level and much less powered than cosmic. I suppose if pushed what I would have in mind I would  describe as 'classic spider-man' - threats that range from bank robberies to "the city is in peril" but probably nothing world destroying and mostly fairly light in tone.

quote:
"By the way: would you allow non-core playbooks?"


Yes, I'd be willing to run almost anything from the four official books with a couple of exceptions due to either the fact I don't like them as a concept (Joined and Nomad) or I don't think they fit with what I have in mind (Soldier). Actually, that's probably about all of the one's I'm not keen on.
BaronsCourt
 member, 54 posts
Sun 30 Aug 2020
at 20:03
Re: IC: Masks A New Generation
Game is now up for those still interested.

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