Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Release Roundup: May 2012

As May 2012 comes to a close, I thought I'd finish up the month by highlighting the latest release for the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game from Fainting Goat Games, Justice Wheels #2: Auguste Anarch. This is the second offering in the Justice Wheels PDF series and features The Auguste Anarch - a street level clown-themed criminal along with his customized vehicle. Inside you will find full ICONS stats for the Auguste Anarch and his signature ride, as well as suggestions for using him instead as a hero. The PDF also includes standees of the Auguste Anarch and his vehicle for use in your ICONS games.

What really makes this product stand out as a must-have accessory are two value-added bonuses: a new power (Vehicle) and a comprehensive yet straightforward set of Chase Rules for the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game. The Vehicle power gives you your own super-vehicle (which can be land, water or air-based, or more than one of these) and includes complete instructions on how to build and customize your ride based on your power level. Vehicle combat and team vehicles are also discussed. The Chase Rules really add something exciting to the game and work off of the ICONS Success Pyramid rules presented in the Villainomicon. Additional crunchier options for chases are also given as well as suggestions for characters without a vehicle but possessing movement powers to enter a chase. These two extras alone would be well worth the cost of the PDF.

Justice Wheels #2: The Auguste Anarch is an eight-page PDF available now at RPGNow for $1.50 written by Mike Lafferty and Daniel Gallant (with input from ICONS creator Steve Kenson) and featuring artwork by Scott Harshbarger. I highly recommend picking this up!

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