Power For Sale. A billion dollars, legal immunity, and a Nobel Prize. That's the supervillain Red Giant's price to reveal the secret of the Dynatron--his miracle machine that can give anyone super-powers. Nobody's met his price... yet.
For a mere half-million, you can step into the Dynatron and receive super-powers yourself. Lots of people take this offer: Gangs and governments that want super-thugs and super-soldiers; would-be villains in search of origins; established villains hoping for power-ups. Won't you join the list of satisfied customers?
Here's what you get in Shared Origins: The Dynatron:
Background and game mechanics for the Dynatron--the Instant Origin Machine!
Nine sample villains who gained their powers from the Dynatron, from the out-of-his-depth Mob enforcer Orb to the city-freezing Fimbulwinter. Each character comes with a complete character sheet, background, story seeds, and a full-color illustration.
One sample hero, ready to play or use as an NPC.
The story of how Red Giant invented the Dynatron and the consequences for him and his first supervillain team, the Rainbow Cartel.
A brief discussion of "Power Vendors" as reusable sources of super-powered characters, with four more examples of this type of origin story.
A look at the practical difficulties of selling super-powers and owning the most valuable machine in the world.