About this game
On Earth 14, the greatest team of superheroes the world has ever known is called Justice League Alpha, or The JLA for short. Their ranks are legion, with most every great hero in the world being a member.
Throughout their history, many of these great heroes have taken on protegees who became their sidekicks. Eventually many of these sidekicks started banding together to tackle bigger cases they couldn't handle alone. When their mentors discovered this, Green Arrow made a joke that they were the Justice League Betas. Superman actually liked the idea, and made them an official Justice League branch, with all of the priviliges and responsibilities.
New Editorial Post:
Thanks to the hard work of our writers and artists, along with the editorial staff of course, the Justice League Beta mini series was a true success. Critically acclaimed as well as a financial hit, we at DC Comics would be foolish to not give you more of what you want. We knew after the big 'Invasion: Earth' event that you really loved these young heroes, as their 3 issue tie in was one of our biggest sellers. (Vandal Savage sure got his, didn't he gang?)
So with that in mind, I am pleased to announce our newest regular bi monthly series: 'Justice League Beta'! The team will expand, we will venture to new locales, and of course we will find out what is happening with Streaky! Be sure to pick up the first collector's issue, available June 30th. Earth 14 will never be the same.
This game will follow the first year of their life as a team.
Each player will create a 20 something former sidekick of one of the heroes of the DC Universe. Basically every hero on this Earth has been a member of the Justice League, if they are adults, so you have a huge amount of characters to be a sidekick of. You are now young adults yourselves, and you can shed your former sidekick persona, or keep it going. Each player will be responsible for a background, character concept, and at least 2 side characters(these are NPCS who will provide a look into your life when not in costume).
Justice League Beta will handle the jobs assigned to them by the Alpha team. They will interact with their mentors, as well as a wide array of DC characters. The members will have side characters, and out of costume interactions. This is a 6-8 issue miniseries, and will have a definitive storytree to work from. It will have a beginning and an end (within 6-8 sessions), but the conclusion will have both GM & player threads that can be picked up for a Year Two volume if there is demand for it.
Style of play
Discription heavy, creative based roleplay with Marvel Heroic game mechanics. No maps. Lots of imagination. Mix of light-hearted moments and grittier dramatics.