All across the World there are reports of individuals arising with powers scientists all agree are impossible, ranging from supernatural strength and unassisted flight to intellect that would make Einstein green with envy, control over large watermasses, and at least three confirmed 'beneficial mutations'. There is a rising crisis as Governments mobilize to deal with this situation, trying to contain and learn about it first to assure if its contagious or not. Preliminary efforts have met with a great amount of failure to contain these metahumans as their capabilities seem to push them beyond what conventional military can attempt to control.
Welcome to the year 2012. Mayan Calendar came to an end, and with it, ended the time of seal. Whatever the real source of everything that is happening, it seems that magic, strange mutations, amazing feats thought impossible to accomplish through science and truly alien powers have come to spread among the people, who are not entirely sure what exactly has happened, but what is clear is that the powers area awakening in more and more people.
Some awaken with only a 'fraction' of power, barely able to do anything an ordinary human could not, yet others command power resembling superheroes of old legends. Many wish for powers but remain ordinary, and silently sulk about the unfairness of whatever has decided who gets to hold onto such powers. Some are afraid of what they can do, others embrace it and make it their own.
The world has changed, and there are people that could change the world further now, for when one person can become as strong as a superpower was a decade ago, it puts a whole new strain on the government security as well.
The game itself will take place on U.S, exact location is open to discussion (but given the sheer powers involved, it may spread to a global game, or even further who knows) but the concept is simple. 2 weeks ago if you spoke about superheroes and villains, you had to be a comic enthusiast or a gamer. Today, its the topic on everyone's lips, except the terms 'metahuman', 'freak', and 'unknown' are a lot more common amongst them.
Some of those who have gained powers use them for good, following example set by selfless heroes in the comic books they grew up with. Others have come to take advantage of their gifts, some legally and others less than legally. Some are truly terrified with what they can do. Its a whole new world.
The game will be putting 2nd Edition rules from "Mutants and Masterminds" to use, and using the setting book, Paragon, as inspiration.
That means that the game will have a Power Level 8, and 120 Power Points to spread, standard ability caps are in effect, Trade-Offs have a maximum value of +/- 2.
I'm looking for a few people who wouldn't mind playing superpowered characters in a world reminiscent of our own, in the year 2012 when a strange cataclysm seems to set about as within a week a few thousand 'awakened' people embrace their new powers, most of them having a little 'talent', or 'gift' but some of them strong enough to truly change the world. Whether the others will increase in power later, or remain as they are, is unknown. Its not even known if some others will awaken in the future too, or if its all done now.
There simply aren't any answers, yet.