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The greatest strength of any point-buy system—infinite flexibility—can also be a curse to game masters pressed for time or players spoiled for choice. Creating a character from scratch takes time and preparation, and sometimes games come together without warning, or the narrative takes an unexpected twist, leaving the game master in desperate need of flying gorillas, space guards, or fire-breathing dinosaurs.
The Template Tome takes some the stress and number-crunching out of game preparation—especially minions and background characters—allowing the game master to focus on plot twists and drama.

Simply apply any of the 18 pre-built templates from these pages to a pre-existing statblock for a minion or villain to create entirely new challenges for your players. Applying the robotic template to a hawk provides a defense drone. Applying the sneaky template to a reporter offers a ready-to-run spy. Adding the gigantic and fire-breathing templates to a dinosaur creates a city-crushing kaiju ready to tear a swath of destruction through your own major metropolitan area.

The Template Tome also feature five pre-built NPCs, complete with backgrounds and art. Unleash supernatural Hadean wolves or pit your heroes against the unstoppable power of the Overbear!

Written and illustrated by Crystal Frasier, the Template Tome is designed for the Mutants and Masterminds Third Edition roleplaying game.

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March 2nd, 2017
An excellent book for quickly generating characters or villians, the templates add typically add +2 or +3 PL. A nice, quick, and easy process for adding more variety to npcs, villians, and heroes. [...]
April 16th, 2016
A well thought out product that is useful to both new and experienced players. New players can use the templates to customize a character, give it their own unique twist, while a GM could use the templates to quickly come up with minions (the e [...]
April 5th, 2016
A lot of M&M supplements are basically just boil-in-the-bag new characters to be dropped into an ongoing campaign - they may save you a little time, but you may well still have to do some adaptation work. The Template Tome is a bit different [...]
April 1st, 2016
I enjoyed this product. A nice collection of simple templates -- including several full builds featuring the templates added to characters and monsters -- and some excelent art. [...]
April 1st, 2016
For a first product this is a superb little must have and certainly means I'll be adding this company to my list of must follow for the Mutsnt & Mastermind games system. Have a character who can change powers? use the statblocks provided to [...]
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