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Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Hero's Handbook


Fly into super-heroic battle with Mutants & Masterminds! You and your friends take on the roles of super-powered heroes in a world of criminal masterminds, paranormal terrorists, destructive brutes, and other insidious villains. You get to thwart their evil plans and bring them to justice!

Since 2002, Mutants & Masterminds has earned its title as the World’s Greatest Superhero RPG, inspiring countless game sessions and winning many awards for excellence. The Deluxe Hero’s Handbook is the revised and expanded core rulebook of the game’s Third Edition and it gives you everything you need to have your own super-heroic adventures:

  • A flexible and powerful system for creating the hero that you want to play.
  • A huge variety of super powers, skills, and advantages to choose from and customize.
  • A core system that emphasizes action and uses only a single 20-sided die.
  • Integrated rules for gadgets, vehicles, and headquarters.
  • Ready-to-play archetypes and a Quickstart Character Generator if you want to get to the action even faster.
  • Advice for Gamemasters on creating and running your own adventure series.
  • Introductions to Mutants & MasterMinds premier settings, Emerald City and Freedom City.
  • Two brand new adventures, Ghost Town by Seth Johnson and Time of the Apes by Christopher McGlothlin.

So what are you waiting for? Choose your powers. Put on your mask. Fight the forces of evil and... Save the world!




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Stacie W July 23, 2023 9:19 am UTC
Since this book is Out of Print it would be nice to have a Print on Demand option available.
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Jeremy H October 08, 2022 6:53 am UTC
I'm looking at the current "mega bundle"...

Is this Deluxe Hero's Handbook the better option for someone looking to make 3pp M&M content?

I mean that bundle looks glorious, but I want to make stuff to sell and prefer to have the most up to date version of the rules.

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Steven J October 23, 2022 8:48 pm UTC
Check out the Super Powered by M&M info on the Green Ronin site
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jason M June 26, 2022 3:46 am UTC
Seriously, no POD for your core rulebook? That's the sign of an Undead system ( only exist to milk the current player base ).
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Jason D August 23, 2022 10:11 pm UTC
It is offset printed. Not all games are POD.
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Stacie W July 23, 2023 9:18 am UTC
It's Out of Print right now. So a PoD version would be a nice option.
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Cuyler B August 14, 2021 11:19 am UTC
any advice on how to use the POR files? im new to all of this and im on a new laptop
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Jamie L November 12, 2021 1:02 am UTC
POR files are for Hero Lab, which is a character builder and combat tracker. When you buy Hero Lab, you can select one of their available licenses (and you can purchase additional licenses if you play multiple game systems). The product is old and dated, and I do not know if the M&M license is even still available for it. But despite its age, it's a good app that really simplifies the complexities of M&M.
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Donald H November 30, 2019 3:43 am UTC
Is this all I need to play mutants and masterminds?
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James B August 06, 2020 2:05 pm UTC
Yes. Everything else is gravy.
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Jeff W January 02, 2017 8:22 pm UTC
After purchasing this item I have made several attempts to download the file. Unfortunately, every time I try to open the pdf I am told the file is corrupted and unable to be opened.
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Steven V October 29, 2015 5:10 pm UTC
I have the regular hero's handbook that I purchased a few years ago. What is the main difference between that one and this deluxe version? Is it just the Introductions to Emerald City and Freedom City plus two brand new adventures, or is there more? just curious....
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Jon L March 22, 2016 2:17 am UTC
Steven: This version has typos and errata corrected, plus it includes an updated version of the random character generator that was previously only available in the GM Kit. Plus, it includes the overviews and adventures for Emerald City and Freedom City. Sorry this took so long to get answered, I didn't know there was a comment! -- Jon Leitheusser, M&M Developer
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