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Posted by Chris Davis on 2009-07-06
Defcon 1 and Modern Mayhem print editions are now in stock.

Posted by Michael Lafferty on 2009-04-14
Work Continues on the sequel to Defcon1 (working title: Wargames). Here's an image of a Soviet meta-human with the name 'Battle Czar' drawn by the ever talented Darren Calvert from a character concept by Charles Phipps aaand...here's an image of Repulse, a British super who will be appearing in Wagames, by Jon Gibbons

Posted by Chris Davis on 2009-04-01
Super-spies and Commandos of WW2 describes 5 agencies (3 heroic and 2 villainous) equipped to deal with super-powered threats in WW2.

Posted by Chris Davis on 2009-03-14
Mike Lafferty has converted Charles Rice's WWII supers dispatch issues into a series of M&M SuperLink books. The last two (Pearl Harbor December, Vigilance Force) are now on sale. You can grab them all in the Bundle+;

Posted by Michael Lafferty on 2009-02-23
Work continues on the sequel to Defcon...below the cut are 3 new art images from Jacob Blackmon, Darren Calvert and Jon Gibbons

Liberator - the leader of the NATO super-soldier team stationed in West Berlin in the 1980s. (Art by Jacob Blackmon)

The final image for Arrow - a Canadian battlesuit hero. Art by Darren Calvert

The Iron Hand, a mid-80s German street vigilante (art by Jon Gibbons)

Posted by Chris Davis on 2009-02-20
Mike Lafferty is converting Charles Rice's WWII supers dispatch issues into a series of M&M SuperLink books. The first two () are now on sale. You can grab them both in the Bundle+;

Posted by Michael Lafferty on 2009-01-31
RPObjects recently published a source book Mutants and Masterminds  called DEFCON.

 The premise was: 4 color superheroes in the Cold War. 
There are a lot of niches/settings being served in Supers RPGs - steampunk, WW2 era, gritty White Wolf angtsy, Pulp - - but the Cold War was conspiciously absent.

In fairness, the big 2 comics companies hadn't done much it. Iron Man's origin has even been retconned to take out any mention of Vietnam. Except for the occasional villain with a Boris and Natasha accent - the Cold War was almost absent from mainstream comic. So - it was a blank slate. (OK - the GI Joe comic at Marvel had the Oktober Guard - a Warsaw Pact analog of GI Joe who were shown as sympathetic characters (they even appeared in seveal of the animated episodes.) But that's the exception that proves the rule)

Anyway - I'm working a few sequels

1) Checkpoint Charlie - -a campaign model for a Supers game set in Berlin during the mid 80s. Heroes and villains (on both sides of the Berlin Wall) and several adventure hooks.
2) Evildoers of the Cold War - Collection of supervillains tailored for the late Cold War period.
3) Superagents and Soviets - A campaign model for playing super-agents (think SHIELD and UNCLE) in a Cold War/Superpowers setting. So - I've commissioned some art for the sequels - -

This one was designed by Darren Calvert - an excellent artist who's had work published by some of the big boys in the industry (including Green Ronin)

The concept I gave him was just: "A Canadian Superhero during the Cold War".  And you can see the image below of what he came up with. In Darren's own words:

"This concept is Arrow, based on the Avro Arrow, a Canadian jet design that got killed by budget constraints. In this alternate history I imagine it being a flight suit project which created one successful prototype to be flown by a RCAF pilot. Powers would basically be supersonic flight and probably some enhanced physical abilities. " 

 


By Jon Gibbons - Here's der Stahladler (the Steel Eagle) - a West German super whose concept and battle rig was designed by the psyops division of NATO as a way to endear the Allied supers with the German populace.



And with the arms race impacting everything - including superheroes - here's the inevitable East German response to Stahladler - Kreigvogel (Warbird)(drawn by Jacob Blackmon.




And here's October Crusader - leader of the East Berlin team of Warsaw Pact supers

Out!

Posted by Chris Davis on 2008-12-01
Four color superheroes collide with the Cold War in Defcon 1

In this supplement for M&M Superlink, the People's Revolution (the official Warsaw Pact superteam) and the Freedom Alliance (the squad of NATO supers) must contend with their mutual paranoia to do battle with a lethal and mysterious adversary.

Can they overcome their differences and avoid global thermonuclear war?

The fate of the world hangs in the balance...