It’s time for another part of the Invasion of Earth campaign for Mutants & Masterminds. Last time, I outlined the option to recruit allies and build up the defenses of Earth in the face of this invasion, but now I’m presenting the challenges to that. While the PCs are looking for friends and creating a strong Palladion Initiative, there are foes and enemy scouts constantly landing on Earth to drive home the danger.
The famous Freedom City, detailed site of Mutants & Masterminds campaigns in the game’s second edition. The city saw a 250+ page sourcebook, five different neighborhood sourcebooks, a book of superpowered legacies, a book of street-level heroes, a book of special agents in Freedom City, and a book of criminals. That’s a whole lot and the level of detail has inspired a lot of love for Freedom City over the years. In that case, it’s hardly surprising that people (including me) are pretty excited about the new version of the city for M&M Third Edition.
Last time, I laid out the general plan for my Cosmic Invasion campaign where aliens are headed for Earth and it’s up to your superheroes to gather together an army to meet them from the supers of the world. Next up? How the heck you might actually accomplish that.
So you’re a superhero, ready to defend the world from dangers untold. Across the globe, valiant heroes with amazing powers do the same and together you keep evil and crime at bay. There’s just one problem: the world is going to end in about six months. Eight, if you’re lucky.
I love Mutants & Masterminds, particularly the deep setting that Green Ronin has created for the game. Without a single comic book printed, they’ve managed to create a world that feels alive and has the weight of history to it. Likewise, the various product lines by Xion Studios are impressively imaginative and perfect resources for a campaign. Wanting to keep all this stuff straight, I made a spreadsheet that you might appreciate too!