Monolith wrote:Freedom City is Marvel's NYC, with the Avengers, FF, X-Men, and dozens of other heroes all working the same stage. Emerald City is DC's Metropolis, or Gotham, or Central City where one, or a small group of heroes, calls it home and they are the focal point of the setting.
An its not like Freedom City was subtle about it. Lady Liberty is Miss America, White Lion is Black Panther, Dakana is one letter off being a scrambelled Wakanda, Gigantosaur is Fing Fan Foom, Sub-Terra is the home of "Mole Men", The Grue are Skrulls, the Meta-Mind is the Supreme Intelligence, The Star Knigths are Novas (or alternatively Rom the Space Knight), The Atom Family is the Fantastic Four, Next Gen is the X-Men, Eldrich is Doctor Strange, Factor Four is the U-Foes, The Psions are Pre-Claremont X-Men, etc etc.
The problem with Freedom City was that it was already too cluttered with characters, much like Marvels NYC itself. Anything that gives GM's a solid background while also giving enough space for the GM to invest in the setting is a good thing.
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