Masks offer power - or is it madness?
Top Gun is in theaters. “Papa Don't Preach” is on the radio. Halley's Comet is in the sky, and Iran-Contra is in the news. The Soviets are in Afghanistan, and the Doomsday Clock is at 3-minutes until midnight. But there's something else going on — something even bigger. At school, at the mall, down by the 7-Eleven, you've started noticing things. Is that troll doll really glowing? Is that cassette tape calling to you? Why doesn't anyone else seem to notice?
And when you follow that strange compulsion to create a mask from these items, you become... someone else. Someone with capabilities the world has never seen and goals that may not be your own. The mask gives you unimaginable power, but can you resist its agenda? And there are others starting to show up, too, who may have embraced their masks’ dark sides. Maybe that Doomsday Clock matters after all...
In Unmasked, a Cypher System superhero setting infused with psychological horror, young, disaffected, and possibly disturbed individuals are compelled to don masks that grant amazing abilities. But what's the story behind the story?