While some of us haven’t been able to see Black Panther yet, all of Magpie has been looking forward to it! There also aren’t a lot of traditional romantics on staff (just Brendan), but put love with superheroes and something’s bound to happen. During the month of February we’ll be releasing pre-filled Masks playbooks for playing Black Panther in your own home game! That means all the characters are aged down to Masks-appropriate ages, and slotted into Masks playbooks. Many of them are not quite in the same place they are supposed to be for the movie, to reflect their younger ages, lack of self-assuredness, and growing personalities. We’ve also fudged some of the details of the setting a little, and would love to see what it would look like if T'Challa and his friends visited Halcyon City. Some tips for using these characters in a Wakandan setting:
- Wakanda has a very strong cultural emphasis on tradition and its power—use that constantly to judge these PCs and wield Influence to shift their Labels.
- Wakanda is the most technologically advanced nation on the planet. That means crazy technology can exist there...and it means countless enemies would love to take its technology (and of course vibranium). So go nuts!
- Wakanda is fiercely independent while deeply united—that dichotomy drives a lot of its internal conflicts. Any given Wakandan hero will feel a strong urge to solve problems themselves...any given Wakandan hero will answer any other hero’s call when aid is asked for.