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Metahumans Rising

When Super-science, Metahumans, and magic come together the possibilities are limitless. Create a rich comic book world uniquely your own. Protect the world from mad mutants, evil organizations bent on world domination, corrupt government groups that seek to control Metahumans or have them neutralized, and intergalactic conquerors seeking to harvest the Earth for their own reasons.
Using the Open Action System, players can create virtually any hero they can imagine. With guidelines for running individual heroes or creating their own world-class super team, the Open Action System is designed for fast, creative play that rewards characters for their backgrounds, talents, and
  • Build a shared super setting with guided collaborative world building and team origin, or jump into the action with the world of Metahumans Rising.
  • Create heroes with customizable arrays and flexible powers based on keywords, or pick from over 25 sample powers from absorption to water control, with hard light constructs and invulnerability in be-
  • tween.
  • Never feel limited to just what’s on the sheet as heroes push themselves beyond their limits with Willpower, a measure of one’s determination that grows as misfortunes mount and heroes struggle with their own motivations.
  • Easy to use rules for background characters and disasters allows GMs to create threats on the fly, from radioactive mutant gerbils to a tidal wave large enough to wipe out a country.
  • Find out about villainous organizations like Chimera, a genetic cult seeking to force start the next stage in human evolution, and the Bureau of Metahuman Affairs, a secretive arm of the US government tracking Metahuman activity worldwide.
  • Burning the Midnight Oil, an introductory adventure, gives you everything you need to get started, including: a story to help define a campaign city, a cadre of super villains known as the Brood and a sample starting super team, the Steel Aces.
* Note: Radioactive gerbils sold separately..
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Bob V October 26, 2023 9:37 am UTC
Spoilers - - You have been warned - -Burning the Midnight Oil is an eight page adventure which is included in Metahumans Rising (Superhero RPG, 198 pages). I used three PC characters that are included in the document. I did change the third one to be the same level as the other two (lowest level). To solo this, I used Mythic Game Master Emulator (with a twist). The adventure started when Smokin’ Mirrors (Michal) was eating Pink Peppercorn and Saki Ice Cream, for the first time, at his girlfriend’s place. They are both food geeks and they were watching the news. The two hear about a new illegal steroid that is causing problems. Michal immediately calls his two superhero friends. The three meet at a gym and find a buff man who happens to fit the profile. Michal asks the questions. Their target is slow to respond until Helliquin does an assist - she flexes her bicep. He laughs and then gives them a used drug sample. Helliquin calls Tecnica who happens to be a member of the Alpha Team (higher levels who do not...See more
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T Dave S October 26, 2023 11:19 pm UTC
Hey! We hope you enjoyed the diving into Metahumans Rising and the Burning the Midnight Oil adventure.
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Stacie W November 11, 2020 1:49 am UTC
Any PoD options in the works?
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T Dave S January 23, 2022 10:57 pm UTC
Hello Stacy, sorry for the year+ it's taken to respond to this. Somehow I missed this comment. There is a print version available through Studio 2 and you can find a link at HouseDok[.]com along with a ton of extra content for Metahumans Rising.
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Brandon P May 29, 2019 4:07 am UTC
None of the system overview links appear to work.
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T Dave S May 29, 2019 1:14 pm UTC
It looks like links are only allowed to a limited number of sites. The full URLs have been added, along with a link to the FAQ.
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Brandon P June 02, 2019 4:05 am UTC
Thank you!
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