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The Canon and the Stream of Red by matthew-lane The Canon and the Stream of Red :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 1 0 Dawns Fair Guardian by matthew-lane Dawns Fair Guardian :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 2 0 Secret Solace by matthew-lane Secret Solace :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 0 0 Titan by matthew-lane Titan :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 0 0 Open Rebellion by matthew-lane Open Rebellion :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 2 0 Little Objects in Green by matthew-lane Little Objects in Green :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 0 0 Little Object in Red by matthew-lane Little Object in Red :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 1 0 Panoramic of Perth 01 by matthew-lane Panoramic of Perth 01 :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 0 0 Panoramic of Perth 02 by matthew-lane Panoramic of Perth 02 :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 0 0 Pink Flower by matthew-lane Pink Flower :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 3 0 Elders by matthew-lane Elders :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 0 0 Water Dodgers by matthew-lane Water Dodgers :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 4 2
Vehicle Features
Welcome M&M fans, the following list is a list of feature builds for street based vehicle built around the idea of the traditional super hero car: Superheroes have had a long tradition of vehicles with a lot more under the hood than one would expect from the Batmobile, to the Black Beauties, to Red Pandas "Panda-Mobile.
Hopeful this list gets your own creative juices flowing.

Go-Go Gadget Car (Feature, Quick Change)
With the flick of a switch your cars more iconic super hero vehicle body work slide into the normal body work, leaving only the more mundane, work a day vehicle. An with a flick of a switch you can go from a normal town car, to an iconic bat-mobile look: Includes interchangeable license plates, handy for throwing suspicion off your clandestine activities.
Merging Traffic (Enhanced Hide of Plain Sight, F- requires other vehicles)
While in your normal civilian vehicle guise, you can
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When many people think about the classic trick shot archer, what they think about is the Errol Flynn archer out of the 1938, the Adventures of Robin Hood movie: Even if they don’t know it.
Almost everything that people loved in Green Arrow was taken directly from Errol Flynn. Flynn on the silver screen was pure melt in your mouth, romantic swashbuckling panache.
An many people trying to play the authentic Green Arrow style Trickshot archer are trying to emulate this… An so they should: Flynn was the epitome of the superhero archer, his movie coming out no less then three years before the first appearance of Green Arrow in More Fun Comics #73 (in 1941).
In a game this style is easy to emulate, if you follow any of the following techniques
- Be lucky: Take a rank or two in luck
- Be Romantic/Sexy: take a rank or two in attractive
- Chew on the scenery like its lunch (see ti
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The Joys of City Living by matthew-lane The Joys of City Living :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 0 6 Its a sign! by matthew-lane Its a sign! :iconmatthew-lane:matthew-lane 1 0


So the annual M&M Halloween game drew to a close the other day after the last part of it (the final battle) had to be delayed until this morning after we lost a player last night to the dreaded "adult responsibilities."

Halloween isn't really a thing in Australia, but its a good enough excuse to get together and play, even if it is only digitally, via headset & web cam.... The Halloween game has become a bit of a tradition. This year it was just a four PC game & for a change of pace, this year I didn't do the clichéd Halloween themed adventure. Previous years I did one fear themed game (ala Scarecrow) & for the last two years "Attack of the Jack O'Lantern", adventures about the machinations of Jack O'Lantern. This year two of my players were a little disappointed not to be getting another shot at Jack (having failed to capture him the last two years running).

Instead this year I ran an adventure of the Redeemers, which are my universes version of the Suicide Squad. The players got to play PL10 villains, who have been incarcerated & have been volunteered for active service on dangerous wet works covert missions.

This year the players built:

Amp: Japanese American meta human with electrical powers. (Think DC's Electrocutioner)

The Recluse: A stealthy street vigilante, with martial arts skills, but who leans more heavily on his costume full of gadgets. The character found Zen religion in prison & became a pacifist.... Guess how long that lasted in play. (Me thinks someone watched "Batman: Assault on Arkham" before building this character)

Zero: A sword wielding assassin, who reads human body language like a book. She wears a complete body suit, has combat skills that cross the border into super-human & she only ever speaks in statements of intent, ala "decimate guards" or "objective complete." Not exactly a conversationalist. Rumour has it that Zero is not just her name but also her promise, as in its the amount of contracts she's ever failed to execute. (This player had never played M&M before, but she is a long time comic book fan. I have a feeling this character was based on Batgirl as she was when she was undercover in Justice League Elite)

Hailstorm: A human with a weaponised ice generator costume & related do hickeys. (Drawn from my own personal collection because the player couldn't make the pre-game construction meeting due to having family obligations. This character is kind of like Captain Cold but cooler because I built him to be a villain for character, so his range of ice related powers is wider than Captain Colds)

The adventure was a simple one
0. Introduced to Director Bridges & the Redeemer Project. Where the control implants are explained.
1. Track down the source of the super weapons coming in to New York,
2. this lead to a supplier,
3. which lead to an Oil Rig in international waters,
4. were they left a swath of destruction (and I mean corpses),
5. before discovering its actually a Colony Nest (Think of the Colony as AIM, by way of HIVE),
6. tripped an alarm while trying to plant bombs
7. which brought down a communication dead zone that three of the players used to remove the neck implants they were told were bombs
8. getting caught on the main deck as they tried to escape
9. had to fight there way out only to find that Zero had disappeared having apparently gone off mission
10. only to discover that she had been given a secondary mission to free an imprisoned meta-criminal the Colony had taken prisoner (The French villain from Morocco, The Rhino)
11. only to show up for the last fight against powered operatives of the Colony
12. fought a fighting retreat while this other villain went on his own rampage
13. to finally have the entire shebang explode as the teams extraction vehicle showed up
14. at which point the three players without implants tried to mutiny & kill the extraction agents, only to discover what they had removed was a dummy unit.... All except for Zero who wasn't fooled by the fake & refuse to mutiny.
15. Woke up in jail again.
16. Until next time they are needed at least.

Not bad for 8 hours of gaming over a day and a bit since the last part really went on for a while, as players were chewing up the scenery, trying ever combination of powers they could think of in the form of power stunts.

A lot of fun was had.
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