If you are looking to cheesy horror up your Mutants and Mastermind game or provide a comedic fright to your campaign world, you might want to send out an invitation for The Graveyard Gang to haunt your next M&M session.
The Graveyard Gang is a Mutants and Mastermind 18- page supplement that details six ghoulish inspired adversaries to throw at your party. The PDF includes the descriptions and statblocks for the six silver-age style villains. Again the style is more cheesy horror than actual horror The solid writing details some scary descriptions, but nothing that will send you ghasting, and they are not suppose to. The way the villains are written is that of the kind of evil gangs you saw in comic books and on television in the 80s. Most are a bit over the top and their motivations pretty much stop at having fun and causing some havoc.
The author understands the cheesiness of the characters and provides solid writing to match. The link between the six individuals and how they interact is well integrated and creative. The actual villains themselves are not as creative as their backgrounds are, most of which consist of typical powers and abilities seen elsewhere in the Superlink universe. But this is expected when the aim is cheesy rip offs of classic movie villains. The flavor is well crafted to make you forget about the uninteresting statblocks and more on the story of this b-movie gang.
For the DM
One of the coolest concepts in the book is the boneyard, a unique dimension where it is Halloween all the time. Though the description is only a few paragraphs its vivid enough to let your imagination run wild with the possibilities for it. It also provides a place where you can insert a cheesy plot line in an otherwise serious campaign world.
There are also several fun adventures at the back of the book. None of them are save the world impact but they will provide a good distraction.
None of the villains impressed me greatly, but I have always been a fan of Jason ripoffs so I?d have to go with ?The Slasher? as the most useful of the bunch.
The Iron Word
The Graveyard Gang is not going to provide an overly serious threat most groups, but thye will give a good challenge. The villains range from a psycho witch to an old mummy to a woman with a pumpkin on her head, none of which is going to provide an incredible BBEG. However, if you are interested in inserting some light hearted scary or Halloween fun, take a trip to the Boneyard and pick up the Graveyard Gang.
LIKED: - good ole fashion campy humor
- the adventures in the back are silly but cool for that kind of campaign
- hilarious artwork.
- It does what it sets out to do, is well organized and comes in black and white and color formats.
DISLIKED: - sometimes the cheese factor was a bit too much. Even for Scooby Doo fans.
QUALITY: Very Good