Welcome to Venice, Italy during the great European Renaissance; where artists are creating great works, trade and commerce are thriving, and where the Catholic Church continues to expand its influence.

Coinciding with this great entrance into a new enlightened era, men and women have begun to display exceptional characteristics. These exceptional individuals are seen by some has harbingers of a more awakened future, but others see them as a threat to tradition and power.

“Under the Mask” will allow players to step into Renaissance Italy to explore life as artisans, politicians, courtesans, and merchants. Each character also has a persona based on a character from popular comic books.

This game has been heavily inspired by Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel, 1602, wherein he artfully engineered a new look at some modern day superheroes through the lens of a different historic era. Other inspirations include the great characters of DC, Marvel, and Vertigo comics. 

Under the Mask 1.1 is a revision of Under the Mask. Characters have been modified, the politics have changed, and there are new characters that did not appear in Under the Mask 1.

Characters and Setting
Rules and Mechanics