A few years from now. Things have changed.
New York City. Used to be a place of commerce, cultural diversity, rich history; a place you'd want to visit. Now, you wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy.
It wasn't just NYC, though, the whole world had taken a few steps back. Between rising fuel costs, religious terrorism, and rampant environmentalism, governments found themselves struggling to keep their countries going. They found themselves threatened from outside and from within. As a result, secret programs were developed as stopgaps to stem the tide of religious and environmental terrorism. Special weapons were created, some went out of control, unmitigated failures. Others were extremely successful, but still dangerous to all involved.
Even so, government corruption became rampant, at both local and federal levels. Organized crime became the norm instead of the exception. Normal people tried to carry on with their lives, seemingly ignoring the growing hell around them. Somehow they managed to find small islands of normalcy.
The people needed heroes...
This game will use the Action! System Core rules, a free system which can be downloaded here: A!SCR