One mighty-thewed soul, John Reyst, has assembled the open content from the third edition of Green Ronin’s Mutants & Masterminds role-playing game into a hyper-linked web site.
And it’s attractively marked up, to boot. Seriously, this is a slick-looking rendition, all cool colors and rounded corners. I had no idea one could do that with a Google Site.
When the third edition of Mutants & Masterminds hit the market in the wake of the licensed implementation as DC Adventures, I opted to give it a pass because of three things:
- I didn’t see myself returning to the superhero genre in the immediate future.
- My gaming purchases have dwindled and I wasn’t prepared to lay out for a book I didn’t know I wanted to own.
- The changes and new material being discussed by early adopters didn’t appeal, as I was honestly happy with the relative complexity of second edition Mutants & Masterminds — occasionally overwhelmed, I admit, but generally happy to have a system on which to fall back.
Now with the SRD, I can click around, browse the material and evaluate the touted changes on my own time at a very appealing time and money cost.1
1 I’m much happier reading rules content for free on a computer than I am paying to read the same. Go figure.