Series 2.1 - MASKS with Brandon, James and Elsbeth (Creation)

On today’s episode we start to create a group of superheroes for MASKS: A New Generation, a game developed by Branden Conway. We are joined by some of the Protean City Comics crew, Brandon Leon-Gambetta, James Malloy and Elsbeth Denman!



00:00:33 - Introductions

00:05:30 - What’s in a Game?

00:05:42 - The setting of MASKS

00:07:20 - What do characters do in this game?

00:08:37 - Materials needed to play

00:10:45 - What is unique about MASKS?

00:16:59 - Terms and History

00:22:23 - Labels and their meaning

00:27:31 - The importance of Look

00:30:20 - Special Message

00:31:52 - Let’s Make Some People

00:32:16 - Playbook Selection

00:36:41 - First steps

00:40:35 - James’s Character

00:45:57 - Brandon’s Character

00:52:02 - Elsbeth’s Character

00:56:43 - Amelia’s Character

01:06:34 - Ryan’s Character

01:17:07 - Episode Closer


Guests and Projects:

Brandon Leon-Gambetta: @DrCaptainKobold


James Malloy: @AndTheMeltdowns


Elsbeth Denman: @TheCatOnTheWall


Game systems discussed in this episode:

MASKS: A New Generation by Magpie Games

PDF: MASKS: A New Generation on DriveThruRPG:


Heroes Unlimited by Palladium Books

Soft Cover: Heroes Unlimited Second Edition:


Character Inspired Dice Sets:


      • Chessex Gemini Black and Blue w/Gold:

        • Swirling vortex of blue and black as a reminder of space, gold like her eyes



      • Chessex Gemini Purple and Teal w/Gold:

        • Bright colors to match the flashy costume, and a mix of teal and purple to represent the male and female sides



      • Chessex Frosted clear w/Black:

        • Clear to represent the negation of the power around her, but frosted to show that you don’t know everything about her



Clip 1: Action Epic by Komiku

Clip 2: Stop, Hack and Roll opening theme

Clip 3: Night Owl by Broke For Free

Clip 4: Protean City Comics opening theme

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs


Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

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