THIS IS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT.
This the What if version where the existence of Superpowers and Super technologies have real world implications on politics and society.
This is the Universe where Reed Richards’ private rocket launch altered the space race.
This is the Universe where the discovery of alien invaders ended the Cold War.
This is the Universe where Stark’s invention of the Arc reactor changed energy production radically.
This is the Universe where the combined geniuses and inventions Richards, Stark, Banner, Pym, Doom, and many others altered technological development radically.
This is the Universe where countries like Lavertia, Wakanda, and Genosha had an enormous impact on geopolitics.
In this Universe it is 2014 and everyone should be able to afford a flying car, energy is cheap, superpowers are common, the mega-corporations (STARK, Richards Technologies, Pym Microprocessors, etc.) are in control of everyday lives, living standards are high. Space is still a frontier, but several planets and moons in our solar system have permanent basis, Mars is being terraformed, and we have permanent ambassadors and trading posts in all the major galactic empires. Genosha is ruled by King Magneto and is a safe haven for mutants all over the world. Furthermore, some of the gods living in near-Earth realms (Asgard, Olympus, etc.) and the hidden races (Homo Mermanus, Deviants, Eternals, Inhumans, Subterraneans) have all been recognized by the U.S. and some other countries, unfortunately not all.
It seems an ideal world, but a lot of big problems are hidden. Even in the paragon nation that is the U.S. the poor are very poor and form a huge proportion of the population. Everyone can be be a superhero or villain, but the shadows of Stark Tower and the Baxter Building loom very large and are very deep. It is here where you have to survive.
This game borrows the setting from Marvel and the atmosphere and dynamics from Shadowrun.
The player characters are effectively runners with superpowers. When compared to Marvel’s mainstream heroes, they are second or third tier. They are also second or third generation. The heroes of old have become old indeed.
More information can be found in this work in progress: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bOxYzpe2IIp6g_liPLc2sTHkGuT4aRpQM1Z1h7XUEqM/edit?usp=sharing
Hosted and narrated by:
Jan Bernd ten Berg (JBtB)
Scenes played: 5
License: Community License