I bought the new DC ADVENTURES: Hero’s Handbook RPG from Green Ronin Publishing!
Here is the description of the book from the Green Ronin online store:
Join the never-ending battle for truth and justice in the world’s greatest super-hero universe, using the world’s greatest super-hero roleplaying game! The DC ADVENTURES Hero’s Handbook is a complete super-hero RPG, based on the award-winning Mutants & Masterminds system. Take on the roles of legendary DC heroes like Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman, or create your own! Get started right away with a wide selection of hero archetypes, or build from scratch using a comprehensive creation system. The Hero’s Handbook provides everything you need for hours of adventure in the DC Universe, including all the rules of the game, an overview of the original comic- book setting, and details on major heroes and villains, complete with game information. It’s all presented in gorgeous full-color, with art by some of DC’s most famous illustrators. Experience super-hero adventure in the world that defined the genre: Become a hero of legend with the DC ADVENTURES Hero’s Handbook!
This is a really gorgeous book! It’s 280 full-color pages packed with information and beautiful illustrations culled from years of DC comics. For me this book is a melding of two great worlds – DC Comics and Mutants & Masterminds. I’ve been an avid reader of DC Comics for over 25 years, and I roleplayed using the Mutants & Masterminds system for about three years and really enjoyed it.
I’ve only scratched the surface of this book, but I’m loving it! Under the character statistics, I stumbled across something that gives me hope for DC. The superheroes profiled are in their “iconic” form. For example, Batman is the Bruce Wayne version because that is the “iconic” version of the character. Well, Robin is presented as Tim Drake! That gives me hope that DC is planning to eventually return Tim Drake to the Robin role. This has been bothering me since Tim became Red Robin. Tim Drake is the best Robin there ever was! Give him back his name and costume, please!
Order your own copy from your local comic book shop! If you want further information, check out the DC Adventures site over at mutantsandmasterminds.com. Now I can’t wait for the next book, DC ADVENTURES Heroes & Villains, Vol. I.