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Mutants & Masterminds Beginner's Guide (For Second Edition)


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Superheroism 101

Welcome to the Claremont Academy, hero... here's hoping you survive the experience!

Freedom City's prestigious Claremont Academy is a training ground for a new generation of superheroes. Now you have the opportunity to follow along and take part as Claremont's newest student arrives at its hallowed halls.

The Mutants & Masterminds Beginner's Guide walks newcomers to the game through all the steps of creating and playing their own heroes with the Worlds Greatest Superhero RPG. It includes basic, stripped-down game systems to get a feel for the game along with a narrative adventure to experience game-play all on your own. Then you can try playing with friends as you all get into the game. Just like graduating from Claremont Academy, the Beginner's Guide will ensure you're ready to become a full-fledged hero!

In this Guide, you will find:

  • A quick introduction to roleplaying games in general and Mutants & Masterminds in particular.
  • Basic rules for playing the game, explained step-by-step.
  • The solo adventure Into the Doom Room, where you play Firepower, the newest student at Claremont Academy, as he tests his newfound powers.
  • Complete character sheets for Firepower and five of his Academy classmates, with detailed explanations of their capabilities in game terms.
  • The short group adventure Super-School Slugfest! Play one of the superhero students in a training session in the Doom Room: play against other players and against the systems of the Doom Room itself.

If you've ever thought about trying a roleplaying game, now's your chance! The Mutants & Masterminds Beginner's Guide opens up whole new worlds of adventure.

Are You Ready to Be a Hero?

Edition Credits:Design & Development: Steve KensonProofreading: Evan SassGraphic Design: Hal MangoldCover Art: Kevin StokesExecutive Producer: Chris PramasArt Direction: Hal MangoldInterior Art: Scott James, Tony Parker, Ramon k Perez, Studio Revolver, Kevin Stokes, Udon featuring Chris StevensGreen Ronin Staff: Chris Pramas, Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, Steve Kenson, Evan Sass, Robert J. "Dr. Evil" Schwalb, Marc Schmalz, jim pinto, and Bill BoddenPDF Features:BookmarkedCreated from digital source files - not a scanned PDFGold Vendor Updates*Best with Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 or later

* If this edition of the publication is updated due to the discovery and correction of typos or errata, you will get a free download of the corrected edition.

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March 19th, 2020
I do not run the 2nd edition of Mutants & Masterminds anymore but when I read it for the first time, I remembered thinking it was really a good products for people playing M&M for the first time (a bit like the Basic Hero's Handbook for 3rd edi [...]
Michael T. [Featured Reviewer]
July 10th, 2018
When I kicked off my D20 Modern Call of Cthulhu campaign, I needed a training scenario to test the new agents. You might think "Danger Room"-type scenarios are common, but they're much harder to find than you might think. This scenario invo [...]
May 25th, 2012
This applies to M&M 2nd Edition, not 3rd. It's not clearly labeled as such, and will confuse the heck out of anyone starting with 3rd. [...]
Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
July 15th, 2010
I love quick starts and Basic sets. This one is a bit more than that, but it is still a fun way to learn and be introduced to Mutants and Masterminds (2nd Ed) and their world of Freedom City. Taking the approach of the players being new super heroes yo [...]
Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
March 12th, 2010
Designed to introduce newcomers to role-playing and particularly to the Mutants & Masterminds game, this book is written in a clear, informative and entertaining style that sweeps you along and just about has you reaching for your dice! It o [...]
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