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Author Topic: Brave and the Bold: DC themed ICONS Superhero RPG  (Read 632 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 »