Written by: Barking Mad Productions
GMs: Foam Brain Productions
Welcome to a world where Super Heroes Live and Work…
These are tough times for Super Heroes. Uberman, America’s noblest Hero, is dead – killed by a petty villain named Misanthrope. With his death H.E.R.O., Uberman’s organization of Super Heroes, will have to find a new path and direction for itself, and begin to decide its future…
The depredations of reporter Irwin “Digger” Upton have taken their toll. Using his position as Super Hero correspondent for Person magazine, Upton attempts to either make heroes laughing stocks, or, worse, reveal their secret identities to the world. None has been harder hit by this than Zip+4, whose three children were brutally slaughtered by the Minions of Doom after her identity was revealed by Upton.
Megatherion, angered by the fact that Uberman left a destitute wife and a great many debts, has introduced a proposal that Super Heroes demand money from the Cities they protect. Enraged by this, S-Man (Chairman Pro-Tem and considered by many to be Uberman’s successor), has introduced a proposal that Heroes not be allowed to collect money for their heroic activities.
The image of Super Heroes is at an all time low, and some of the new applicants to H.E.R.O. aren’t helping things – The Boston Mangler is wanted on charges of several million dollars of property damage; Fruit Bat is not only wanted by the law, but also the insane asylum he escaped from; and the Jokester, allegedly a reformed super villain, who wants to be a super hero and has been arresting criminals. On top of it all, three Super Heroes have died in the last few months, with no sign of a struggle and no apparent cause of death. Rumours also speak of Heroes who have been losing their powers.
What happens when the Heroes need a hero of their own?
MASKS is now over. Thanks to all who participated!