Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Release Roundup: Early April 2012

The month of April is certainly off with a bang, at least as far as new product releases for ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying is concerned. As the countdown to the release of ICONS: TEAM-UP later this month commences, Adamant Entertainment continues to whet our appetite with a steady stream of new ICONS products with their most recent release, No Laughing Matter. This new April-Fools-Day-themed ICONS adventure is written by the esteemed John Post (author of the earlier ICONS adventure Whiteout!) with artwork by ICONS line artist Dan Houser. No Laughing Matter is a 28-page PDF adventure that pits the heroes up against The Punster, a new Joker/Riddler-style ICONS villain with a mad scheme to detonate bombs throughout the city unless the heroes can solve the clues in his jokes and puns. No Laughing Matter also presents for the first time ever full character stats and writeups for Doctor Punch and Electric Judy, two ICONS heroes featured prominently in the artwork of the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game core rulebook. In addition to the adventure PDF, this release also includes ICF files for use with the ICONS Character Folio of Doctor Punch, Electric Judy, The Punster, Punchline and Set-Up. No Laughing Matter retails for $5.00 at RPGNow.

As a preview to promote their Indiegogo fundraiser for Justice Wheels, Fainting Goat Games has just released Justice Wheels #1 Black Scarab at RPGNow. This six-page PDF features Black Scarab - a street level vigilante who is guided in his pursuit of justice by an ancient Egyptian goddess - and his customized roadster F.A.L.C.O.N. (Fortified Assault Logistical Conveyance). Each Justice Wheels PDF will contain the ICONS stats, images, paper miniatures for one character and their signature vehicle along with tips for using them as a hero or villain in your game, all of which you can "test drive" in this preview release, and if you like what you see (and I know you will), please consider signing up for the Justice Wheels fundraiser at Indiegogo. Justice Wheels #1 Black Scarab is written by Mike Lafferty with artwork by Scott Harshbarger and Dan Houser, and the PDF retails for just 50 cents at RPGNow. I have to say, the notes on running Black Scarab as either a hero or a villain is an excellent idea and a great value-added to the Justice Wheels product line.

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