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Masks is a tabletop RPG about a team of young superheroes forging their own identities in Halcyon City, a megapolis packed with heroes.
Masks is a tabletop RPG about a team of young superheroes forging their own identities in Halcyon City, a megapolis packed with heroes.
2,371 backers pledged $107,328 to help bring this project to life.

Entering the Fray!

Posted by Brendan G. Conway (Creator)

It’s been a couple days since our last update, and we’ve made some incredibly progress! We broke through our $35,000 stretch goal, and we’re well on our way to $40,000! Between your support here and your discussions on our community and all across the Internet, Masks is taking off, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you all so much!

Stretch Goal #12 UNLOCKED: The Phoenix Academy Playset, by Rob Wieland

Our first playset is unlocked! Rob Wieland is going to put together a 10,000 mad piece all about the Phoenix Academy and setting Masks in this school for young supers. Between the rules tweaks and systems to best simulate the academy environment and the details on this place full of once-greats and has-beens, I couldn’t be more excited to see what Rob is going to do with this playset! From X-Men to Avengers Academy, there’s a great tradition of young superhero stories set in schools, and I’m glad to have that arena added to Masks.

Everybody who pledged at least $10 is going to get a full PDF copy of this playset along with everything else---so you can look forward to setting your own adventures in The Phoenix Academy.

In Our Next Issue…

We’re still blasting toward our second playset, Misha Bushyager’s Iron Red Soldiers, all about young heroes acting against an alien invasion while their mentors are held captive. If we reach $40,000, then we’ll unlock that playset so you can take Masks in an awesome new direction! And today, we’re going to reveal our next two stretch goals…

Stretch Goal #14: The Soldier, by Mark Diaz Truman

If we can reach $42,500, Mark Diaz Truman will contribute a new limited edition playbook to Masks: The Soldier!

No one else really understands what it’s like to serve, to do whatever it takes to see a cause through to the end. But are you more than your cause? Or are you just a soldier who acts on orders they don’t even understand?

The Soldier has been shaped by someone and their cause, but now that person is gone, and the Soldier is left to carry on. They’re all about driving forward, doing what is necessary no matter the cost, and fighting for their cause...until they realize that perhaps the costs are too high, or this cause isn’t what they thought it was. The Soldier is primarily inspired by Hope Summers from Generation Hope.

Everybody who pledged at least $10 will get a full PDF copy of the Soldier playbook if we unlock this stretch goal.

Stretch Goal #15: The Star, by Brendan Conway

If we can reach $45,000, Brendan Conway will contribute the fourth limited edition playbook to Masks: The Star!

It’s all about the image, right? You’re not a hero unless they think you are, no matter what those martyrs say. It’s all about doing the interviews, and smiling for the cameras, and seeing your face on billboards. That’s why you got into this game. That’s why you do what you do. It’s what you really want out of life...right?

The Star is devoted to the idea of celebrity. They’re a hero because they want to be in the limelight. Their celebrity comes with some advantages, including champions who will help spread their words and their cause, be they TV show producers or Internet fans...but should the Star falter even a little, their champions may be the ones to devour them alive. The Star is inspired by Striker from Avengers Academy, as well as Booster Gold from the Justice League.

Everybody who pledged at least $10 will get a full PDF copy of the Star playbook if we unlock this stretch goal.

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We’ve come so far, so fast, and it’s all thanks to you! We’ve unlocked a huge number of stretch goals and added some awesome new things to the game. And what’s more, we’ve still got plenty left to go!

The more you talk about, share, and play Masks, the further we’ll go, and the more cool stuff we’ll unlock. So please, keep on talking, keep on sharing, and keep on playing! Join our Google+ community if you haven’t already, and talk about your experiences! We’d love to hear your own stories of Halcyon City!


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      Simon Geard on

      The Star sounds like fun... one of those characters who's all attention-seeking, and prone to putting their image ahead of what's good for the team. Great stuff.