Icons A to Z: U is for Universe

It’s Your World!

U is for Universe for the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.

U is for Universe expands on the Universe Creation guidelines from the Assembled Edition of Icons, including:

  • Looking at a setting’s overall theme.
  • Themes as Qualities (and why you might not want that).
  • Setting scale, from neighborhood to multi-dimensional.
  • “Sliding” quantitative scale based on setting scale.
  • Creating signature places for the setting.

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Icons A to Z: T is for Teams

“Icons…Assemble!”

T is for Teams, for the Icons A to Z series, is now on sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.

T is for Teams looks at the mainstay of the comic book genre, the hero team, and team dynamics in Icons game terms including:

  • Spelling out the benefits of being on a team.
  • Team qualities and how to choose them.
  • Using team qualities and shared activations as a part of teamwork.
  • Using trouble caused by hero qualities as trouble for the whole team.
  • Villain teams and teamwork.

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Icons A to Z: S is for Support

Even Heroes Need Help

S is for Support, for the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.

S is for Support looks at the supporting cast characters for superhero adventures and how they can play different roles in your Icons games, including:

  • Help around the heroes’ headquarters from the Faithful Butler to the Reservist Heroes
  • Specialists from Costumers to Medical and Technical aides
  • Support within the law from the Police and Super-Agencies to Street Informants
  • The media, from Press Agents to Publishers and Reporters
  • Support for villains, from the Crime Doctor to the Toy Maker

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Icons A to Z: R is for Rescue

“HELP! SAVE ME!”

R is for Rescue, for the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.

R is for Rescue looks at the staple of superhero adventures: saving innocent people from danger and disaster. It’s not all about punching-out costumed crooks and criminals! People are in need of your help, and this chapter looks at ways heroes can provide it, including:

  • Vehicular crashes: planes, trains, and automobiles
  • Safeguarding innocent bystanders during heroic battles
  • Fires and other disasters
  • Collapsing structures and contingent pyramid tests
  • Search and rescue operations and medical emergencies
  • Basing an Icons series around rescue operations

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Icons A to Z: Q is for Qualities

Create Quality Characters

Q is for Qualities, for the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.

This entry in the Icons A to Z series takes a look at qualities, one of the key elements of the Icons system, including:

  • Creating qualities and what makes for an effective one.
  • Changing and removing qualities over time.
  • Discovering and learning about the qualities of other characters and things.
  • Creating and applying qualities in play.
  • Different ways of activating qualities to gain advantage or cause trouble.
  • Doing away with qualities altogether, if they don’t suit your style of play.

Create a truly “quality” Icons game for you and your fellow players!

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Icons A to Z: P is for Pets

Furred and Feathered Friends

P is for Pets, the sixteenth installment in the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.

P is for Pets takes a look at the “super-pets” staple of the comic books for adding animal allies (and antagonists) to your games, including:

  • Pets as qualities for heroes, providing advantages (and creating trouble!)
  • Pets as servants or sidekicks, including compatibility with Icons Team-Up options
  • Species origins for creating animal characters for players
  • Size modifiers for animals
  • Genre guidelines for a super-pets series or a one-shot “animal transformation” story.

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Icons A to Z: O is for Organizations

They Are Legion

O is for Organizations, the fifteenth installment in the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.

O is for Organizations offers additional guidelines and traits for handling organizations in Icons, including:

  • Agents, a basic agent stock agent character, and variants
  • Using Combined Effort with agents
  • Organizations as Qualities, activated for advantage or trouble
  • Organization abilities, including attributes, specialties, and qualities of their own.

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