Nothing says America like the Superhero.
Oh don't get me wrong, I love Japan's kaiju kicking Ultramen, Britian's edgy Miracle Man/Marvel Man and offbeat Zenith stories and who doesn't like Canada's costumed favorite son Capt. Canuck? All that aside, nothing says U.S.A. to me quite like baseball, apple pie and Superman.
I miss running Superheroes.
While I wanted to venture forth and try some new things, new things don't net me 7-10 players guaranteed, at least once a month for as long as I want to run them. My running a Superheroes game will.
My ideas pop and bang rapidly like a string of fireworks on Chinese New Year (which happens to be now - Gung Hei Fat Choi everyone!). When the smoke clears and you sift through the ashes the concepts that survive each and every time are Star Trek and Supers.
So, this year I'm going to start up a campaign of DC Adventures, using the game of the same name which uses the Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition system. My campaign will be set on one of the infinite parallel Earths that DC and I are so found of. In this particular campaign, my focus is on the largely eliminated National Publications era continuity or lack there of.
Before DC Comics was DC Comics is was National Allied Publications and Detective Comics. The two later merged to become National Comics (and even later National Periodical Publications)and eventually took over All-American Publications.
This was the era of Batman being changed into a Bat-Ape, Superboy meeting Mighty Boy or Supremo, lots of different types and uses for Kryptonite and many more crazy cool, creative things that someone latter saw as 'Not cool and edgy enough" and so removed them from existance. Mighty Boy my good friend you never were. You have been retconned.
There are ideas from that time period I want to bring back, to utilize in some strange and unusual ways. My vision for this Earth brings in some of the feel of All-Star Superman and Alan Moore's run on Supreme. I haven't worked out all the details and kinks yet but it basically goes like this...
"What if all those crazy Silver Age stories happened and it put at lot of wear and tear on reality. Where are we now?"
Ideas, comments and questions are always welcome,