View Full Version : Original System Marvel Cinematic Universe in M&M 2E

2015-09-15, 12:39 PM
If anyone out there still plays Mutants & Masterminds 2nd Ed (I prefer it to 3rd), I am looking for some homebrew help. In a couple months, I will be starting up a game in the Marvel Cinematic universe. I've been trying to hunt down any already built resources, but can't seem to find any for M&M2E. I'll be converting the Leader (Dr. Samuel Sterns) and the Abomination (Emil Blonsky) over myself for my first adventure, but there are a lot of other people I'd like to get stat'd out if I can, and I just don't have the time. I've got a list below of the heroes, villains, and background characters from the cinematic universe I'd like to include. I've also included a list of organizations if anyone wants to build those with the organization rules from, I think it was a Superlink supplement.

I will be using all of the current characters from the Marvel produced movies (The Avengers, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man), and shows (Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil). I also want to use the following non-Marvel movies to fill in the blanks... The Amazing Spiderman, Fantastic Four (2005), X-Men (post Days of Future Past). With that last one, no Phoenix Force for Jean yet as I may actualy introduce the Phoenix Force correctly. I'll likely take other liberties but for the most part I want to keep as close to the cinematic Universe as I can. As for the twins (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) I think I'll keep the ones in the Avengers movie just because I liked them more than the X-Men versions.

I want to keep the power levels, abilities and resources as close to the cinematic universe as possible to maintain the feel of that world. This is the main reason I haven't started pulling the existing Marvel resources for M&M2E. This will also help me make the final decision on what PL I want to start my players out at. That said, there are a few exceptions where the movie versions just didn't do the comics justice and I would prefer the comic version adapted to the cinematic universe. The Phoenix mentioned above is a prime example, as is the Juggernaut (I would prefer the mystical comic version). Likewise, I've included a few that were only name-dropped in the movies, or haven't shown up at all.

SHIELD (what's left of it)
Nova Corp
AIM (this hasn't been in the movies yet)
Friends of Humanity (this hasn't been in the movies yet either)
Department K (by name only)
Department H (Implied by Weapon X project, connected to US military as well as Canadian)
The Chitauri

The Avengers
The Fantastic Four
The Amazing Spiderman
various X-Men (including younger students at the mansion, and first class characters)
Daredevil (from the new series)
Silver Surfer (did not beat Galactus at the end of Rise, just held him off and was exiled to our Galaxy for it)
Dr. Strange (by name only)
Black Panther

Sabertooth (jury's out on the whole Wolverine brother thing...)
Dr. Doom (post Rise of Silver Surfer)
Hydra Super Soldiers (generic)
Thanos of Titan
Winter Soldier (not sure he falls into this category still)
Juggernaut (Mystic not mutant)
Doctor Octopus
Absorbing Man (featured in Agents of SHIELD)

The Collector
Howard the Duck
Phil Coulson
Nick Fury
Christine Everhart
Pepper Potts
General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Betty Ross
The Warriors Three
Jane Foster
Maria Hill

I'm sure there are many that I forgot, especially in the area of supporting and neutral characters, but this list alone is enough to fill in most of the Marvel Universe, especially from the limited perspective of a new group of heroes. Any help the Playground can provide to fill out my cinematic setting is super appreciated! (pun marginally intended, lol)

Kyuu Himura
2015-09-15, 06:05 PM
Well, there is the M&M forum, where there's a ton of Marvel builds, what I would do is take them down a notch, maybe one PL or two and there you go, when I need a Marvel build I get these (http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?t=14764)

So, going from there:

Captain America (http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=248144#p248144) is the best fighter in MCU, you might wanna take his attack bonus down one point and his damage down one or two points.

Daredevil (http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=256855#p256855) gets the biggest nerf, being a gritty, realistic series in stark contrast to the more super-heroic shows in MCU, but he does get a cooler costume, I say he gets +1 to toughness, -1 to attack, defense and damage and he loses the cable in his billy club, he does, however gain the Ricochet Attack feat as a regular feat instead of a Power Feat for his equipment, as MCU Matt gets to do that with pretty much anything he can throw.

Thor (http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=250118#p250118) loses the Unfettered Might and Antiforce, probably goes down 2 or 3 PL's as Movie Thor can get hurt in a fight with a mortal man in a metal suit and comic Thor simply stopms that guy.

Tony (http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=251869#p251869) loses his Imprevious Toughness, his movie version gets damaged more easily.

Hulk (http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=248823#p248823) stays as it is.

Natasha (http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=511717#p511717) gets those sticks, which probably have the same powers as her stingers, but uhmm.... I don't know, maybe get the Imrpoved Block feat?

Clint (http://www.atomicthinktank.com/viewtopic.php?p=284886#p284886) is not deaf in MCU, otherwise this works fine.

2015-09-16, 09:28 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't post in the M&M forums since they are mostly devoted to 3rd Ed now. I do have a lot of the archived threads with Marvel characters done in 2nd Ed bookmarked. I'm sure, given time, I could adapt some or all of them to the MCU.