Mutants & Masterminds Gadget Guide: Asian Weapons (PDF)
Gadget Guide: Asian Weapons
For Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition
Writing and Design: Steve Kenson
Editing and Development: Jon Leitheusser
Art Direction: Pauline Benney
Graphic Design: Hal Mangold
Art: Steve Ellis
Playtesters: Leon Chang, James Dawsey, Nathan Kahler, Jack Norris, Aaron Sullivan
Format: 5-page, full-color, fully-bookmarked PDF [649 KB]
Each Gadget Guide in the series takes a look at a particular type of devices in Mutants & Masterminds game terms, putting together the effects and modifiers from the Hero's Handbook to present different a wide variety of gadgets of that type. It also looks at specific concepts related to creating and using those devices in play. The Guide is a catalog of ready to use toys for your M&M game!
Heroes and villains in pulp fiction and early comic books often wielded powers or weapons from "the mysterious East" and the fascination with Asian martial arts (and ninjas, in particular) in the 1980s made various historic Asian weapons a superhero staple. This Guide looks at archaic Asian weapons and those commonly used to supplement unarmed martial arts, along with gadgets employed by ninjas.