With the forthcoming release of the new Adversaries sourcebook for Icons, I’m taking the opportunity to provide a sneak preview of some of the various villains you’ll find within its 176 pages. Today’s preview is the mysterious information and power-broker known as — Rumor:
Rosa Lopez learned at an early age you either took power and used it, or got used by those who had it. Fortunately, Rosa did have power, a birthright passed down to her by her grandmother, who told Rosa how the women of their family possessed certain gifts—which sometimes skipped generations. Rumors spread throughout the neighborhood, and then the city. In fact, the mysterious figure willing to provide information and assistance at a price become known as “Rumor” herself and Rosa embraced both the name and the reputation. She initially needed to teach some object lessons to those who thought they could force her to take sides in their conflicts. The fates of those who tried showed others the error of that sort of thinking.
As we get closer to the release of the new Adversaries sourcebook for Icons, I’m providing some sneak peeks into the 176-pages of villainy for your superhero games. Today it’s a look at the silent force known as…Enemy Mime!
His name and background are unknown, perhaps even to him. If he does recall anything about them, he certainly isn’t saying anything. The mysterious criminal nicknamed “Enemy Mime” by someone in law enforcement with a sense of humor was apparently a legitimate street performer at one point, caught in the midst of a super-battle in a downtown area, where an experimental energy device exploded. He disappeared in that explosion, only to return some time later, using his strange command over the invisible “mime field” to commit robberies and draw the attention of a criminal gang.
We’re getting close to the release of the new Adversaries book for Icons: 176 pages of super-villainy for your series! As a lead-in, here’s the first in a series of sneak-peeks at the nefarious ne’er do-wells of the new books: Amphora
Archeologist Antonia Katsaros was never overly concerned about the law in her pursuit of lost treasures, but when she discovered a mysterious sealed amphora from ancient Greece, its contents filled her with the power to use any ability belonging to a mythic feminine figure, making her a tomb-raider and robber par excellence!
Since its renewal recently came due, I was reminded about the Icons Wiki, a fan resource set up not long after the game was first published. Ad Infinitum took over hosting it when wikispaces went from a free to a paid account system, but my own time to contribute to the wiki (which I did prior Ad Infinitum taking over the publication of Icons) has been limited. I figured new fans of the game who have come on-board since them might not be aware of the wiki as a resource.
So, if you have a chance, and are so inclined, click on over and check it out! You can add you own Icons content and share resources with your fellow players, Game Masters, and fans. I know the tendency has been towards individual blogs with Icons content (including my own) but the wiki makes a great central “clearing-house” for compiling Icons-related resources.
Since the completion of the Icons A to Z series last year, you may have missed my twice-monthly updates. I know that I’ve missed bringing them to you. Since my plans for Icons this year don’t really lend themselves to a regular series of small releases, I figured I’d take the opportunity to update you with what’s going on. Continue reading
Greetings, true believers! Folks who have gotten used to the twice-monthly blog updates about the ongoing Icons A to Z series in 2015 are likely going to be hearing less from me this year, simply because plans for Ad Infinitum and Icons releases in 2016 are a bit different although, I hope, no less exciting. In particular, the schedule doesn’t feature a subscription or periodical product, simply because I didn’t have one I wanted to do on a regular schedule, although that doesn’t mean any less Icons—if anything, this year may see more! Continue reading
Ad Infinitum wants your insights on Great Power! In particular, I need any feedback you may have on errors, corrections, clarifications, or the like you have come across in the book, as I look to prepare a corrected release for it this year.
You can use this form to submit your insights. Submissions are anonymous, although you can include your name, if you wish, and those who do so will receive credit in the updated release of the book. I’m looking to collect information in the next 4-6 weeks, so responses after, say, February 20th, 2016, may not be useful in the correction process, so please, don’t delay!
If you need further clarification, you can always email me, and thanks in advance for your support of Icons and Ad Infinitum Adventures!
Ad Infinitum is pleased to announce that 2015’s Icons A to Z series has been collected into a single volume, available in PDF ($10) and as a softcover print-on-demand book. The print edition is available in both standard ($20) and premium ($30) formats.
If you subscribed to the A to Z series last year, and did not receive an email with a coupon for the new book, please email me with your subscription email account (this is why you want to let publishers email you updates!)
You can find the compiled Icons A to Z on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow, and the individual chapters of the book remain available for $1.00 each (along with “A” is for “Aliens” available as a pay-what-you-want “taster” download). Check it out along with the other fine adventures and supplements for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying!
Heroes vs. the Walking Dead!
Z is for Zombies for the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.
Z is for Zombies details a horror staple of the comics: the walking (and often hungry!) dead, including:
- Different types of zombies from animated corpse to viral zombie, revenant, and more
- Typical zombie abilities in Icons game terms
- Infectious, super-powered, and non-human zombies
- How to use zombies in your games, including an “Earth-Z” crossover with a world overrun by them!
Check it out now, and stay tuned for news about a forthcoming Icons A to Z compilation for the entire series.