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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.

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Posted by Brendan G. Conway (Creator)
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This is amazing. You’re just RIPPING up stretch goals left and right! Thank you all, each and every last one of you, for your support! We’re into our last couple days here, and we’ve come so far, all thanks to you amazing, rock-awesome people. And we still have more to unveil to you!

Stretch Goal #23 UNLOCKED: Old Dogs and New Tricks, an A.E.G.I.S. Report by Shoshana Kessock

We barely got this one up before you ripped through it! Because we’ve reached $72,500, Shoshana Kessock will write up Old Dogs and New Tricks, her A.E.G.I.S. report on an older superhero team attempting to reinvigorate their careers through social media. I loved the angle Shoshana suggested from the very beginning, since it perfectly points to the generational conflicts at the heart of Masks, and I’m really interested to see A.E.G.I.S.’s take on this phenomenon—whether they deem there to be any danger to old teams such as this one trying to get back into the spotlight. Shoshana does great work, and having played in one of her own superhero centric games, I’m excited to see what she does with this report!

Everybody who backed at least $10 will get a full color PDF copy of this A.E.G.I.S. report.

Stretch Goal #24 UNLOCKED: The Halcyon Plaza Disaster, an A.E.G.I.S. Report by Julia Ellingboe

Because we’ve reached $75,000, Julia Ellingboe will write up her A.E.G.I.S. incident report on the Halcyon Plaza Disaster! Julia’s original pitch specifically pointed at an incident with characters based on three of the base playbooks—the Doomed, Delinquent, and Transformed—and I love the idea of an A.E.G.I.S. file on a disaster caused by heroes, and hushed up by the agency. Julia’s work is sharp and fun, and I can’t wait to read what secrets her report unveils!

Everyone who backed at least $10 will get a full color PDF copy of this A.E.G.I.S. report.

In Our Next Issue…

We’re well on our way to making the Secrets of A.E.G.I.S. book a reality! If we can reach $77,500, we’ll get Eric Mersmann’s piece on the team of misfits, [Expletives Deleted], and if we can reach $80,000, we’ll get Travis Scott’s report on the criminal mastermind known only as The Dragon. Then, at $85,000, not only will I (Brendan) get to write my playset on the Agents of A.E.G.I.S., but we’ll print the Secrets of A.E.G.I.S. book with all these mission reports, the playset, the two limited edition playbooks, and more! And now a new stretch goal:

Stretch Goal #28: The A.E.G.I.S. Most-Wanted List

If we can reach $90,000, then we’ll add the A.E.G.I.S. Most-Wanted List to Secrets of A.E.G.I.S.! A.E.G.I.S. keeps files on all the most dangerous villains of Halcyon City and the world, and the list is a compilation of the worst, deadliest, and most dangerous of them all. The list provides detailed information on each, giving hero teams everything they need to be prepared for these rogues...and maybe even take them on.

In the A.E.G.I.S. Most-Wanted List, we’ll include detailed information on a slew of villains, including their drives, conditions, moves, plot hooks for incorporating them into your game, and custom moves and locations to consider when using them. The list will flesh out many of the villains in the Deck of Villainy, providing even more information on these important and dangerous metahumans.

If we reach this stretch goal, everybody who pledges at least $10 will get a PDF copy of the A.E.G.I.S. Most-Wanted List, inside the full book of the Secrets of A.E.G.I.S.

Add-ons and Reward Levels

A few of you, especially those who backed at high levels, have asked about getting copies of the hardcover books while still keeping the other rewards you’re getting. To help make this easier, we’ve decided to start offering hardcover copies of the Halcyon City Herald Collection and Masks: Unbound as add-ons for any reward level.

Just add $35 to your pledge for each hardcover book you want, and then at the end of the campaign, when you get your Backerkit survey, you’ll be able to select all the rewards you purchased during the campaign.

MISSION REPORT

Woo! 15 missions accomplished! 15 missions accomplished! That means every Deck of Villainy will have 44 cards in it!

This is amazing! You're all amazing!

Here are the remaining missions we have to accomplish: 

  • 1000 Facebook Likes: We have 953! Go here (https://www.facebook.com/MagpieGames) to like the page and push us over 1000! 
  • 25 Villain Selfies: We have 22! 22! Just 3 more! Put them up on G+, Facebook, or Twitter, and make sure you tag Magpie Games (+Magpie Games, @MagpieGames) and use the #masksrpg and #halcyonjailbreak hashtags! 
  • 1 group photo of 10 different people, each representing a different playbook! You can do it! Grab some friends and a few random strangers, throw costumes on them, and snap the photo! (Note: do not actually throw costumes on random strangers, that would be bad.) 
  • 10 drawings of a young hero directly engaging a threat: We need 7 more of these, but with the sheer number of awesome pictures I’ve already seen, I know you can do it! Just make sure your picture includes a young hero and a threat they’re fighting, and you’ve got it! Post it up, tag Magpie Games, and use the #masksrpg and #halcyonjailbreak hashtags!

You may have noticed that A.E.G.I.S. only supplied you with 19 missions so far, leaving you just shy of the 20 missions you need to unlock all 54 cards in the Deck of Villainy. Rumor has it that A.E.G.I.S. has intercepted a critical communique between two villains who escaped...and they are preparing the final mission as we speak. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, here are more awesome community pieces! Check out this Halcyon City news report (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1bCreNdmiU) and this press conference (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77w7pYyXmBk)! Stomped Villain Studios—we salute you!

Also, a couple of you asked about seeing the custom moves from members of the community. I highly recommend that you check out our Masks Google+ Community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110704683035976001273)—there’s a lot of conversation and activity going on there, and you can read a ton of custom moves and actual play and more. But here are a whole bunch of custom moves collected for the mission:

“A Thrilling and Epic Conclusion! Don’t miss it!”

...is what it would say if we were putting a headline on the comic book issue for the Masks Kickstarter as it stands now. You have all been absolutely amazing, between your support, your work on accomplishing missions, and just your enthusiasm for the project. Sincerely, so much—thank you, all of you!

Let’s all of us bring the Masks Kickstarter home with an epic conclusion! Make sure everybody knows about it as we finish out these last two days!

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    1. PK Levine
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      Thank you for listing the "move posts," Brendan! I appreciate it.

    2. Gearsoul Dragon
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      Ah, so the $150 one only has one pair? Yeah, I got the impression the $200 one will have all the dice.

    3. Luke Walker on

      I am talking about the $150 all in tier to the upcoming $200 all in tier. The graphic suggests the latter may have a full set of dice, not just a pair, which might explain the gap.

    4. Gearsoul Dragon
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      IDK just ignore me n__n;;

    5. Gearsoul Dragon
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      ... But then, when I tried to work it out earlier, it was nearly $60 per book assuming my decks and dice cost guesses were accurate.

    6. Gearsoul Dragon
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      I suppose the value depends on what tier you're jumping from/adding on to..?

      You also get both decks and all the dice.

      idk how that works out, but it's something to consider as well.

    7. Luke Walker on

      If HC supplement books can be added for $35, why the jump of $50 from the all in $150 to all in $200 when the AEGIS book is released?