A supplement to the Mutants & Masterminds world. This book contains a host of new and variant rules and powers. From the back of the book:
The power is yours!
The Mutants & Masterminds Superhero RPG opens up a world of heroic adventure. The Mastermind's Manual opens up unlimited new worlds, putting the tools for controlling and customizing the game in your hands. In this book you'll find advanced, optional, and variant rules for fine-tuning the award-winning M&M system to suit the kind of game you want to run. The Mastermind's Manual includes options for:
* Hero Creation! Expand on the core rules system for creating your own heroes, or unleash the full potential of Mutants & Masterminds by modifying power level limits, removing them altogether, or giving players an unlimited amount of power points to create the ultimate heroes!
* Challenges! Add new levels of depth and resolution with options for making those high check results count. Apply modifiers to checks to obtain additional results or effects, giving players numerous tactical options.
* New Feats! Flesh out characters with new fighting styles and detailed new sets of feats. Apply options for proficiency, tactical attacks of opportunity, reputation, and more.
* Power Creation! Take super-powers to the next level with guidelines for creating your own and modifying existing powers in an unlimited number of ways. Handle the most difficult powers with ease, armed with ideas and suggestions, and customize your campaign with power options from energy points to devastating power surges.
* Combat! Give your super-battles more precision with rules for tactical movement, flanking, and specialized attacks. Give your players more options with combat challenges and other maneuvers.
* . . . and Much More! Learn how to use the M&M system to the fullest and become a true Game Master. Build just the setting and just the game you want to run and your players want to play. The Mastermind's Manual puts the power in your hands.
Master the Possibilities!