Green Ronin have a whole bunch of reasons for more Kickstarters, such as demand for out-of-print Third Edition classics, the Fifth Edition Deluxe Hero’s Handbook selling out, and coming price hikes.
The solution? A single $30,000-sized crowdfunding campaign to try and the lot at once. That means new print runs of old and recent popular titles. The campaign is fresh out this week and already has more than 100 backers, and you can check out the details on the project page.
On offer are print copies of Power Profiles and Gadget Guides, a new print run of the Deluxe Hero’s Handbook. Stretch goals will add in the Cosmic Handbook, Supernatural Handbook, Gamemaster’s Kit (Revised Edition), Rogues Gallery, Hero High (Revised Edition), and the Atlas of Earth-Prime.
New to M&M? It’s one of the most popular original superhero RPGs, and you can download the quickstart for free (PDF link).
There are also all-new novels. These are perfect for fans who like to dig into the setting or have it come to life with the aid of creators close to the M&M world.
While nostalgia for the old Third Edition classic is pleasant, Green Ronin make no bones about the growing and ongoing financial challenges. They note;
Pretty much everything is more expensive than it was 5 years ago. Shipping costs are through the roof, there are shortages of cardboard and certain types of paper, and there’s inflation too. Green Ronin has been extremely reluctant to raise our prices, but the state of the world is such that we must do so. The prices on all the reprinted titles will be going up, but not in this Kickstarter! For this campaign only, you’ll be able to get these books at their original prices. You’ll also get a free PDF of each title you back. We get reprint money; you get a deal—it’s a win/win!
You can support the Mutants & Masterminds community and Kickstarter by sharing the campaign with friends or on social media. A pledge of $1 is enough to buy into the add-ons, but some geographical limitations are attached there.
At $15, Aaron Rosenberg’s novel, the second in the Arcane Secrets Duology, is offered as a reward too. Both books are in the $25 tier.
The PDF of the Gadget Guide books is the reward at $30, and the Deluxe Hero’s Handbook or the Power Profiles collection are at the $40 level.
$60 gets you all the M&M novels in PDF, and $65 for both the Gadget Guides and Power Profiles or the Guides and the 6th printing of the Hero’s Handbook.
After that, you can get all the M&M material for $100 and all the RPG material with all four novels for $150.
The estimated delivery for the books is either March or May 2023, depending on your selections.
What do you think? Measured observations are welcome and you can leave them in the comment section below.