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Author Topic: Brave and the Bold: DC themed ICONS Superhero RPG  (Read 1273 times)

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Offline Modern Fairy TaleTopic starter

Brave and the Bold: DC themed ICONS Superhero RPG
« on: August 11, 2013, 09:51:22 pm »
I really like a new RPG system Ive fixated on.  I want to give it a quick test spin around the block.  I want something light... something quick... something fun... something ICONS.

Now a few words on ICONS.  This is a very simple system kind of based on a simplified grading level based Marvel Superheroes game back from the eighties.  Now add the Aspect mechanic used by the FATE system, and now you have ICONS.  This makes it a relatively easy to play and making characters is a breeze.  I especially want to see how the versatile power Wizardry from Great Powers might play out.  If you enjoy RPGs but find most d20 systems too constricting to the story... this might be youre cup of tea.  Imagine making a character with only six Abilities... a few notes on what they are good  at and what kind of powers they have.  Describe a few Aspects or cliched characteristic phrases for your character... this can be done in play if your still looking for inspiration.  Before you can say 'Excelsior'... you can have any character you could want.

Now why DC comics?  I am a true Marvelphile.  But... recently Ive been watching some of the DC Animated Universe television shows and thinking... 'You know... I could get into that again.'  There are some fun things about the DC universe... how they handle magic... Wonder Woman, the coolest femenist ever... Doom Patrol (a cross between Fantastic Four and X-Men... really)... plus of course we get to start new characters from the ICONS own stuff or something original.  Having it fitted into an established universe just makes it simpler to start everyone on the same page.

'The Brave and the Bold' started as a way to take smaller title characters and team them up together in new ways.  It started with 'Robin Hood' and 'Silent Knight' and other tales of more adventurous times.  Then someone started it as a team up of the sidekicks of the main heroes of the DC univers and the Team Titans were born.  Then they began new combinations... the longest run was a team up with the Dark Knight always in the mix because the Batman animated series was doing so well at the time.  I think this could be a fun way to frame our storyline.

We dont have to be that traditional about things... this is our own Earth... so on this world... Martian Manhunter doesnt exist.  He just bothers me.  Unless I feel like having him as the bald headed green skinned bitch at the end of a mission needing to be rescued like a princess in a Mario game or something.  New versions of whatever we want... whatever we dont want to include is either nonexistent or busy somewhere else.  If such possibilities existed, where would you want to set such a story.

Important conciderations are the desire to make the story feel like a DC Animated Universe story.  I want to use the Universe creation system in the new ICONS Team-UPs book.  So we can create a few characters and use the ones which interest us then... or make disposable NPCs I can use as support or sidekicks and such.  We will make storyline Features as well.  Id like to use the Stark City tools as well, so together we can actually create settings and characters which interest and inspire us.  So we could, for example, play a Teen Titans game.  Play a few of the characters from the show.  Maybe play add an odd character or two to the mix.  Then make a few fun badguys for each other... or let me do it.  We have like 306 DC characters to select from.  We could even lay out the Tower... or at least set up a few Aspected rooms and stats in case a fight breaks out there.

Are you intrigued?

The 306 Index


•   Batcave 01 - Batgirl, Batman, Nightwing, Robin
•   Batcave 02 - Alfred, Azrael, Commisoner Gordon, Huntress
•   Batcave 03 - Batgirl, Batwoman, Oracle, Ragman

Doom Patrol

•   Doom Patrol 01 - Elasti-Girl, Mento, Negative Man, Robotman

Justice League of America

•   JLA 01 - Flash, Green Lantern - Hal, Superman, Wonder Woman
•   JLA 02 - Aquaman, Firestorm, Martian Manhunter, Red Tornado
•   JLA 03 - Black Canary, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, Hawkman
•   JLA 04 - Atom, Elongated Man, Steel, Zatanna
•   JLA 05 - Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, Ice
•   JLA 06 - Big Barda, Captain Atom, Mister Miracle, Rocket Red
•   JLA 07 - Ba'Wanna Beast, Creeper, Crimson Fox, Plastic Man
•   JLA 08 - Commander Steel, Gypsy, Vibe, Vixen
•   JLA 09 - Adam Strange, Doctor Light, Ray, Shining Knight
•   JLA 10 - Animal Man, Nemesis, Supergirl, Zauriel
•   JLA 11 - Aztek, Phantom Stranger, Vigilante, Waverider

Justice Society of America

•   JSA 01 - Atom Smasher, Doctor Fate, Doctor Midnight, Flash
•   JSA 02 - Green Lantern, Hourman, Sandman, Spectre
•   JSA 03 - Atom, Mister Terrific, Thunderbolt, Wildcat
•   JSA 04 - Power Girl, Stargirl, Stripe

Marvel Family

•   Marvels - Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr, Black Adam

Metal Men

•   Metal Men 01 - Gold, Iron, Lead, Tin
•   Metal Men 02 - Mercury, Platina, Doc Magnus

New Gods

•   New Gods 01 - High Father, Light Ray, Metron, Orion


•   Outsiders 01 - Black Lightning, Halo, Katana, Metamorpho
•   Outsiders 02 - Geo-Force

Teen Titans

•   Titans 01 - Beast Boy, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire
•   Titans 02 - Aqualad, Kid Flash, Speedy, Wonder Girl
•   Titans 03 - Jericho, Static, Superboy, Terra
•   Titans 04 - Bumble Bee, Bushido, Herald, Red Star
•   Titans 05 - Dove, Hawk, Pantha, Wildebeest
•   Titans 06 - Argent, Hot Spot, Mas Y Menos, Risk
•   Titans 07 - Arrowette, Firebird, Secret, Spoiler
•   Titans 08 - Gnaark, Kole, Lightning, Thunder
•   Titans 09 - Golden Eagle, Jesse Quick, Ravager, Wonder Girl



•   Apocalypse - Darkseid, Desaad, Granny Goodness, Kalibak
•   Apocalypse 02 - Bernadeth, Lashina, Mad Harriet, Stompa
•   Apocalypse 03 - Kanto, Mantis, Steppen Wolf, Virman Vundabar

Arkham Asylum

•   Arkham 1 - Catwoman, Harlequin, Joker, Penguin
•   Arkham 2 - Mister Freeze, Poison Ivy, Riddler, Two-Face
•   Arkham 3 - Bane, Clayface, Killer Croc, Mad Hatter
•   Arkham 4 - Black Mask, Clock King, Man-Bat, Scarecrow
•   Arkham 5 - Firefly, Ra's Al Ghul, Talia, Ventriloquist
•   Arkham 6 - Bat-Mite, Calendar Man, Lock-Up, Phantasm

Brotherhood of Evil

•   Brotherhood of Evil 01 - Brain, Madame Rouge, Monsieur Mallah, Plasmus
•   Brotherhood of Evil 02 - General Immortus, Warp


•   Extremists - Dreamslayer, Gorgon, Lord Havok, Tracer

Fearsome Five

•   Fearsome Five - Gizmo, Jinx, Mammoth, Psimon

Legion of Doom

•   Legion of Doom - Black Manta, Cheetah, Giganta, Solomon Grundy


•   Rouges 01 - Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd, Mirror Master
•   Rouges 02 - Pied Piper, Professor Zoom, Trickster, Weather Wizard
•   Rouges 03 - Abra Kadabra, Doctor Alchemy, Fiddler, Heat Wave

Suicide Squad

•   Suicide Squad - Bronze Tiger, Count Vertigo, Deadshot, Doctor Light

Superman Foes

•   Superman Foes 01 - Bizzaro, Brainiac, Lex Luthor, Metallo
•   Superman Foes 02 - Cyborg Superman, Doomsday, Live Wire, Lobo
•   Superman Foes 03 - Mongul, Parasite, Silver Banshee, Toy Man


•   Villains 01 - Atomic Skull, Catman, Chronos, Sinestro
•   Villains 02 - Amazo, Anarky, Angle Man, Aries
•   Villains 03 - Adversary, Aresia, Circe, Copperhead
•   Villains 04 - Blackfire, Deathstroke, Eclipso, Kanjar Ro
•   Villains 05 - Brother Blood, Despero, Doctor Destiny, Doctor Polaris
•   Villains 06 - Etrigan The Demon, Evil Star, Manhunter, Rainbow Raider
•   Villains 07 - Felix Faust, Gentleman Ghost, Hades, Key
•   Villains 08 - KG Beast, Killer Frost, Klarion, Luminus
•   Villains 09 - Morgaine Le Fey, Plastique, Shade, Sonar
•   Villains 10 - Mxyzptlk, Star Sapphire, Tala, Tsukuri
•   Villains 11 - Thinker, Ultrahumanite, Vandal Savage, Volcana
•   Villains 12 - Blackmass, Bloodsport, Crowbar, Fastball
•   Villains 13 - Major Disaster, Ocean Master, Shark, Shrapnel
•   Villains 14 - Cheshire, Major Force, Puzzler, Trigon
•   Villains 15 - Blockbuster, Crazy Quilt, Killer Moth, Shadow Thief
•   Villains 16 - Brimstone, Javelin, Psycho-Pirate, Votan
•   Villains 17 - Equinox, Queen Bee, Starro, Tattooed Man
•   Villains 18 - Cluemaster, Mad Mod, Sportsmaster, Tweedle Dee/ Dum
•   Villains 19 - Calculator, Electrocutioner, Mordru, Top
•   Villains 20 - Chemo, Doctor Cyber, Doctor Spectro, Goldface
•   Villains 21 - Hellgrammite, Hellhound, Jewelee, Punch
•   Villains 22 - Kiteman, Kyd Wykkyd, Lady Lunar, Lady Shiva
•   Villains 23 - Merlyn, Monocle, Music Meister, Neutron
•   Villains 24 - Dummy, Polka-Dot Man, Rampage, See-More

To see the stats:

PM me if you are interested.  Also let me know where your thoughts are on setting, characters, favorite DC titles and themes, if you want some of this game to be in an adult section or not, etc.  I would like to work several of you into one story with everyone's input having weight in this world.  Thanks for reading through my rather long post.

Remember to Always Be the Hero.

Bonus idea.  What if most of the superheroes of the world are killed in some cosmic conflagration... and it takes a collection of second rate villians to protect the world from worst villians... like Brainiac or a Joker with a lantern power ring.  What if Catwoman, Toy Man, and Clayface had to team up with one of the few heroes left, Zatanna.  Might have a nice twist.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2013, 12:44:00 pm by Modern Fairy Tale »