Welcome to the Butlerverse!
The Butlerverse is my
slowly-evolving superhero campaign setting, first created back in 1983
for the Champions! roleplaying game created by
Hero Games. Since then
it has evolved slowly as I have added to, deleted from, and altered
the basic campaign information.
The Butlerverse is a
parallel world, quite similar to our own in some ways, but in others
very, very different. The geography is identical, barring the
presence of a handful of nations, cities, islands, and other places
not found on any real map. Life developed along the same lines,
with a few additions. History followed pretty much the same
course. The biggest difference between the Butlerverse and the
real world is the existence of costumed adventurers, some of whom
possess powers and abilities far beyond those of common mankind.
These beings influenced the world both actively and passively, and
this influence is readily apparent.
The spirit of the
Butlerverse is rooted in comic books. I was a collector as a kid
(and as an adult, if I am to be brutally honest; I really only
stopped collecting individual issues of comic books in 2006... I still
buy the occasional trade paperback or hardbound collection of issues,
but I no longer go to the comics shop intent on picking up a dozen
individual comics issues anymore) and loved to read the stories with
flashy heroes doing flashy things to preserve justice and help the
little guy. I've tried to keep the Butlerverse as realistic as
possible, while simultaneously striving for the four-color feel I
loved when reading the comics I collected while growing up. My
aim was to recreate the best elements of the comic book world, while
acknowledging that the real world is a pretty neat place as well.
So this is the latest
incarnation of my very own comic book universe. In recreating
the Butlerverse, I used the Hero System 6th Edition rules.
15 October 2009