Monday, May 7, 2012

Super Updates

I've been running on about D&D & 40K lately so I thought it was time for an update on our other big gaming obsession here:

  • ICONS Team-up is supposed to be on the way anytime now. It looks promising with lots of good content to enhance our games.
  • Marvel Heroic Roleplaying should be releasing Civil War on 5/29. but disturbingly the Amazon pre-order is now showing a July date. I hope that's just a mistake. I've looked at running several different things but I haven't had the time to put them together and I was kind of wanting to run this with the new system. Holding pattern for now.
  • I'm finally taking a look at BASH! In my unplanned quest to examine all Super RPG's I felt like I really should give it a look as I think it's been reasonably popular over the last decade though I suspect ICONS may have stolen some of its thunder lately.
  • I was in the mood to do something other than ICONS this weekend and despite my recent Champions acquisition I ended up getting in my first extended session with Mutants and Masterminds 3rd Edition and it was a lot of fun. More on that later.
  • Green Ronin has continued to release Power Profiles - so far they've added Luck, Magic, Illusion, Air, and Kinetic powers to the list
  • I did see Avengers on opening night and I did like it, a lot. I'll put up a longer post next week probably but if you have any interest in the superhero genre it's worth the trip. Don't worry about 3D and the rest of it - just find a way to see it and I think you will be very happy that you did.


Barking Alien said...

So far I think I have played, run or both-ed, every supers game ever published (please prove me wrong internet! Name and obscure supers game I may not have tried!).

My current favorite is of course Champions 4th/5th (as they are not all that different), followed by Mutants & Masterminds 3rd. I want to give Champions 6th a fair trial run but I'm not entirely sure where I'll find the time.

I found BASH to be quite cool and fun and if one of the above games didn't exist I am sure BASH would be getting a lot more play time. As it stands though, will a very good game, it doesn't top the top two.

ICONS, well, I am more than a bit curious as to what Team-Up is but I found ICONS massively disappointing and so I am more likely to save up my money for Marvel Heroic and the new DC Adventures book (Heroes and Villains Vol. 2).

I am looking forward to hearing your opinions on BASH once you've tried it and would love to know how the M&M 3E game went.

Support the Supers Love!

Blacksteel said...

Hey BA - long post tomorrow on the M&M game.

Barking Alien said...

Yay! :)

Please check out my latest post as I am curious about your thoughts on the subject. How do you approach the number of supers in your setting with the younglings?