Icons Superpowered Roleplaying

Icons Superpowered Roleplaying is a tabletop game of superhero adventure, creating exciting stories of the imagination with friends, based around the heroes you create.

That’s what the cover copy says, anyway. I designed Icons as a side-project some years ago, tinkering with the scale and mechanics of Fudge and similarities to the scale and named ability levels of Marvel Super-Heroes, although with some notions about randomly-generated superheroes as a springboard for players’ imaginations. Later design incorporated concepts from Fate (more famous offspring of Fudge) and my experience designing for the d20-based Mutants & Masterminds.

Icons was first published by Adamant Entertainment. I later parted ways with Adamant, kickstarted the Great Power sourcebook I’d been thinking about, and later published the Assembled Edition of the game under my own Ad Infinitum Adventures banner, printed and distributed by my friends at Green Ronin Publishing. Since then, Ad Infinitum has released a couple more sourcebooks (Icons A to Z and Icons Adversaries) and a number of adventures, including collecting artist and author Dan Houser’s Rise of the Phalanx into a “Giant Size Icons” book.

Icons Resources

Icons has a number of resources located around the internet. If you’re aware of a good one I haven’t mentioned here, drop me a line and let me know!