Featured Product: Better Angels – Final Thoughts (Part 3)

Better Angels – Final Thoughts (Part 3) By Aaron T. Huss Welcome to Part 3 of the Featured Product series for Better Angels RPG, powered by the One-Roll Engine and published by Arc Dream Publishing. Part 3, Final Thoughts, takes a look at the characters and game-play. CHARACTERS So after creating characters that mimic the comic books I enjoyed, how does Better Angels rate? In terms of characters,...

Featured Product: Better Angels – How Does it Look? (Part 2)

Better Angels – How Does it Look? (Part 2) By Aaron T. Huss Welcome to Part 2 of the Featured Product series for Better Angels RPG, powered by the One-Roll Engine and published by Arc Dream Publishing. Part 2, How Does it Look, discusses the ins and outs of the core rulebook. THE BOOK Arc Dream Publishing is obviously familiar with layout and formatting of a book to make it look good. So it...

Featured Product: Better Angels – First Impressions (Part 1)

Better Angels – First Look (Part 1) By Aaron T. Huss Find out more about Better Angels here Purchase Better Angels here Welcome to Part 1 of the Featured Product series for Better Angels RPG, powered by the One-Roll Engine and published by Arc Dream Publishing. Part 1, First Impressions, discusses the initial details of the setting and system. ANOTHER? I’ll be honest. When I first saw...

Books for Role-players: Disney – Marvel Super Heroes Magazine #1

Marvel Super Heroes Magazine #1 Marvel Superhero Heroes Magazine is a superhero magazine supporting the Marvel line of comic books published by Disney. By Aaron T. Huss Children recognize superheroes, and with the recent release of Marvel Heroic Roleplaying from Margaret Weis Productions (you can read the review here), now is a great time to introduce those children to the hobby of tabletop role-playing...

Review: Margaret Weis Productions – Basic Game (Marvel Heroic Roleplaying)

Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game The long-awaited return of roleplaying superheroes in the Marvel Universe (powered by Cortex Plus) written by Cam Banks, Rob Donoghue, Jack Norris, Jesse Scoble, Aaron Sullivan, and Chad Underkoffler and published by Margaret Weis Productions. By The Warden Learn more about Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game here. Purchase Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game...

Review: Melior Via – Substitute (Hope Preparatory School)

Hope Preparatory School: Substitute Substitute is an adventure for the superhero setting Hope Preparatory School (powered by ICONS) written by Scott Schletz and published by Melior Via. By Aaron T. Huss Substitute is the first adventure module for the Hope Preparatory School (HPS) setting for ICONS, depicting teenage super-beings and their life as students at HPS. Following in the footsteps of the...

Review: Melior Via – Orientation (Hope Preparatory School)

Hope Preparatory School: Orientation Orientation is a superhero adventure module for Hope Preparatory School (powered by Icons) written by John Dunn and published by Melior Via. By Aaron T. Huss Orientation is an introductory adventure module for the Hope Preparatory School (HPS) setting for ICONS. HPS is a school dedicated to the gifted and filled with high-school age kids who attend school just...

Review: Melior Via – Freshman Handbook (Hope Preparatory School)

Hope Preparatory School: Freshman Handbook Freshman Handbook is the Hope Preparatory School superhero setting guide for ICONS written by John Dunn and Jennifer Harding and published by Melior Via. By Aaron T. Huss Freshman Handbook is the core setting guide to the Hope Preparatory School setting for ICONS. It starts with the characters entering Hope Prep as freshmen before they are anywhere close...

Review: Adamant Entertainment – ICONS

ICONS ICONS is a complete superhero system written by Steve Kenson, Gareth-Michael Skarka, Walt Ciechanowski and Morgan Davie and published by Adamant Entertainment. By Aaron T. Huss ICONS is a rules-light superhero system based off the FUDGE and FATE systems. It is a success ranking system where the dice become modifiers to a character’s Abilities instead of the character’s Abilities...

Designer’s Diary: Melior Via – Hope Preparatory School

Hope Preparatory School Hope Preparatory School is a setting for ICONS and Mutants & Masterminds and published by Melior Via. By John Dunn Welcome to the nineteenth Designer’s Diary, a regular column where designers are given the opportunity to take readers on an in-depth ride through the design and development process of their system, setting, or product. If you’d like to share your product...

Users Guide: The Superhero, Humor, and Anime Genres

The following article is the conclusion of the Genres in Gaming series of articles written to help players and GMs determine which games are available within the genres they want to play. The lists of systems contained throughout or by no means exhaustive. All game systems are listed within the sub-genre as I understand from the knowledge I have. If they are improperly...