They didn't call it the "Golden Age" of superheroes for nothing: the 1930s and '40s gave us the most famous and enduring icons of the comics as well as the greatest battle between good and evil in the 20th century. With Golden Age, you can take your Mutants & Masterminds games back to that bygone era: play the world's very first heroes, defenders of freedom and democracy in a world on fire, engulfed in war. Golden Age presents a complete history of the Golden Age of comic books, and then shows you how to re-create those exciting tales with the World's Greatest Superhero RPG. It has an overview of the Golden Age era, guidelines for building Golden Age heroes (along with ready-made hero archetypes), and all the information you need to set up and run your own Golden Age series. It also includes a complete look at the Golden Age era of the four-color Freedom City campaign setting. Thrill to the adventures of the Liberty League and the Allies of Freedom, battle the Nazi bermensch and Hitler's super-soldiers, along with the sinister plots of the Invisible Empire and the occult Thule Society. Fight on the front lines or protect the home front and, keep 'em flyin', hero!
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Design: Christopher McGlothlin, M.Ed.
Development: Steve Kenson
Graphic Design: Hal Mangold
Cover Art: Scott James
Aditional Material: Steve Kenson
Editing: Michelle Lyons
Art Direction: Hal Mangold & Steve Kenson
Executive Producer: Chris Pramas
Interior Art: Brett Barkley, Jeff Carlisle, Scott James, Tony Parker, Ramon k Perez, Gus Velazquez, Talon Dunning, Darren Calvert Playtesters Chris Helton, Darrell Hiebert, Bob Huss, the Midnight Legion (DT Butchino, Sara Dean, Ralph Dual, Charity Ens-Butchino, James Kavanaugh, David Laramie, Jamieson Long, John Szczypien, James Taylor), Tom Miskey, Bernd "Energizer" Perplies, Ben Robbins, Aaron Sullivan, Ron Willingham
Proofreading: Evan Sass
Green Ronin Staff: Chris Pramas, Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, Steve Kenson, Evan Sass, Robert J. "Dr. Evil" Schwalb, Marc Schmalz, Jim Pinto, and Bill Bodden
First Edition Graphic Design & Art Direction: Sean Glenn
Demo Link Details: The Demo button links to four pages of The Masked Adventurer. Once a bored millionaire the Masked Adventurer grew tired of high-society life and decided to put his wealth and talents to use fighting crime. This PDF Preview of Golden Age includes the complete Masked Adventurer archetype, straight from the book.
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