Superhero RPG

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Costs: free
Frequency: three times per week
Type: superhero
Last-Update: 2019Aug30
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, human, modern, rpg


I'm the GM of a long-running superhero PBEM campaign. It is a modern campaign, actually set in 2025. Alien tech is becoming part of the world due to a foiled alien invasion from 10 years prior.

Anyway, the game is split into two streams: PG and R-rated. There are crossovers between the two streams and the crossovers are PG-rated. The R-rated is dark in tone and has adult themes. The PG is around Marvel movie level. Both streams are open but if you choose R-rated, it's pretty gritty, so you've been warned. :)

The rule set is Hero System 5e. If you don't know Hero, it's pretty complicated, but I prefer great role-players who know little or nothing about Hero (as opposed to a Hero System maven who ain't so great at PBEMs).

(I will make your character and help you along if you are a Hero newbie.)

Please note that the slots fill up quickly so I apologize in advance if you don't get in. I only need two or three players so act now! ;)

Submit a character concept along with a pic of your character in costume, as well as an image of the actor who would play your character in secret id. (Please don't pick, like, Ryan Gosling, even though he is awesome. Choose a lesser-known actor or actress like someone from a soap opera or an obscure TV show. Think B-list!)

So a perfect submission that would make it easy for me would be like: Character concept: A wolverine clone who flies Costume: (attached pic of a costume I found on DeviantArt) Looks like: Chad Kinney from The Vampire Chronicles TV series

Looking forward to hearing from you!


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Greg Lindahl