Vigilance Force is a resource for Golden Age / World War II superheroic roleplaying providing groundwork for, and the core of, the US superteam. It is a great resource for a WW2 campaign or to flesh out the background of a modern superheroic game.
Amazing Stories of World War II: Vigilance Force is a 19-page PDF (16-pages after you remove the cover and OGL pages) for the Mutants & Masterminds (3rd Edition) RPG written by Charles Rice, Mike Lafferty and Leon Chang and published by RPGObjects. This is part of RPGObjects’ Amazing Stories of World War II line.
Vigilance Force has mostly a traditional two columns layout and is fairly easily readable. The art consist of a beautiful full color cover with color interior pieces illustrating five of the characters and a marvelous full page piece showing all of the Vigilance Force.
Vigilance Force is the American Superteam that operated during the Second World War (in the Amazing Stories universe). It starts with an introduction, which details the formation of the Vigilance Force as well as giving some light world background, and then moves onto the eight members of the team who range from PL 10 to 12, making most of them suitable for use as starting characters.
The characters are an interesting mix, some super-science characters, some mutants, a pulp crime fighter. All are interesting characters but the background information provided on each is highly variable with the exception of poor Captain Miracle, the team’s gadgeteer, who is lacking any information beyond his statblock.
An adventure seed, “the atrocity incident,” which was also the trigger event which created two of the heroes (Hornet and Marauder) and a group of monsters, stats for which are provided.
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