Now Available: Sins of the Past

Can the Golden Age Tarnish…?

The city is honoring the legendary Golden Agents of the Second World War with a new museum, but tragedy casts a shadow over the celebration, and raises disturbing questions about America’s beloved heroes. Have “the sins of the past” come back to haunt them? Your heroes have a chance to find out, and to do something about it!

Sins of the Past is an updated new edition of a much-loved Icons adventure, written by Theron Bretz and illustrated by Dan House, including all-new art, maps, more details about the Golden Agents, plus playtest and design notes from the author, all updated for the Assembled Edition of the game, and now available on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow from Ad Infinitum Adventures!

Giant-Size Icons: Rise of the Phalanx

phalanxcoverAd Infinitum Adventures is proud to announce the release of Rise of the Phalanx, an epic adventure series for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, taking a group of novice heroes and making them heirs t a noble—and tragic—heroic legacy. Written and illustrated by Dan Houser, the book feature features five complete adventures suitable for hours of game-play, including:

  • Flight of the Nova-1: When supervillains hijack an experimental space shuttle, it’s up to the heroes to bring it and its crew safely back to Earth.
  • Cold War Conundrum: A stolen nuclear warhead leads the heroes on a world-wide chase to thwart the schemes of the Arsenal.
  • The Nemesis Crisis: Heroes and villains are pitted against each other by the Cosmic Justicar with the fate of the Earth in the balance.
  • The Metaskulk Invasion: An old foe conducts a campaign of misinformation against the heroes, culminating in an alien invasion.
  • Reign of Chaos: The climatic battle to save the Earth from the master-villain behind it all … Reign!

Rise of the Phalanx also offers a rogues gallery of villains—two complete teams, invading aliens, cosmic beings, and evil masterminds—along with complete write-ups of the original Phalanx team and the opportunity to play them!

Originally released as five stand-alone adventures, this “Giant-Size” Icons product makes the complete 200-page Rise of the Phalanx series available on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow in both electronic and print editions: Just $12 for the PDF edition, $35 for the softcover, and $40 for the hardcover (with the PDF edition included).

“Brothers of Thunder” SPLC Fund-Raiser

botcoverI designed The Brothers of Thunder PDF for Icons as a part of a fund-raiser bundle for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Founded by civil rights lawyers in 1971, the SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Artist Dan Houser and I created an all-new Icons product, a 7-page PDF on the neo-Nazi group called “The Brothers of Thunder” including background, adventure ideas, stats for their rank-and-file members and the Brothers two super-powered agents, the twins Donner and Blitz! Pit your heroes against the forces of hate and support a great cause in the process!

Now that the fundraiser for the bundle has ended, I’m making the stand-alone Brothers of Thunder PDF available as a pay-what-you-want product, and all profits from it will continue to be donated to the SPLC. Thanks to all of the heroes who offer and will offer their support, and to those who do the heroic work for fighting for real-world justice every day!

Fight Nazis and Support the Southern Poverty Law Center!

botcoverOrganized by Mike Lafferty of Fainting Goat Games, the Southern Poverty Law Center Charity Bundle contains over $250 worth of gaming PDF products, for a mere tenth of the cost, with all proceeds going to support the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Founded by civil rights lawyers in 1971, the SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

As part of this bundle, artist Dan Houser and I have created an all-new Icons product, a 7-page PDF on the neo-Nazi group called “The Brothers of Thunder” including background, adventure ideas, stats for their rank-and-file members and the Brothers two super-powered agents, the twins Donner and Blitz! Pit your heroes against the forces of hate and support a great cause in the process!

The Terror of Tiki Pterodactyl!

A Trip to Tropical Terror!

It was supposed to be a relaxing island cruise to get away from it all: the city, crime, would-be conquerors… but the best-laid plans…

When the cruise ship is pulled off course and attacked by strange dinosaur men, the heroes are marooned on an uncharted island and thrust into an ancient conflict between mystical forces. Can they survive the island’s hazards and save the ship’s passengers from the sinister Temple of the Spirit of Fire and overcome The Terror of Tiki Pterodactyl...?

This adventure for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying is suitable for any group of heroes and makes for a fun, off-beat change-of-pace. Give your heroes a “vacation” from the ordinary they won’t soon forget!

The Terror of Tiki Pterodactyl, written and illustrated by Dan “The Man” Houser, is now on-sale and available for download on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow!

Icons Assembler Update

IconsAssemblerCoverIf you’ve purchased the Icons Assembler software on DriveThruRPG or RPGNow, you should have already been notified, but this post is just to let folks know about an update to the software from Inkwell Ideas. It primarily fixes a bug with Stamina calculation and adds new backgrounds for the various character origins. Assembler comes in versions for MacOS, Windows, and Java, all included with purchase.

Those who enjoy the work of Inkwell Ideas designer Joe Wetzel might also want to check out his current Kickstarter for the Worldographer mapping and world creation software. There’s a Windows demo version available to try out, and I can attest to both the quality of Joe’s work and his dedication to delivering on his products. Check it out and back it, if you’re so inclined!

Reign of Chaos

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It’s here! Phalanx…to the Fore!

It began with Flight of the Nova-1 and progressed through Cold War ConundrumThe Nemesis Crisis, and The Metaskulk Invasion — and now the Rise of the Phalanx saga for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying comes to its climatic conclusion with Reign of Chaos, where the heroes of Victory City learn the history of their predecessors and confront the mastermind behind the looming threat from Geistspace. Can they save the city, and the world, from the vengeance of Reign…?

The Rise of the Phalanx series concludes in Reign of Chaos, written and illustrated by Dan Houser, from Ad Infinitum Adventures, available on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow!