Icons A to Z: X is for X-Factors

Let Fate Decide

X is for X-Factors for the Icons A to Z series, is now available for sale on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow and available to subscribers for download.

X is for X-Factors takes the concept of randomness in Icons and provides a series of tables for random events, including:

  • Crime
  • Disasters
  • Personal Issues
  • Alien and Supernatural
  • Super-Science and Technology
  • Plus some random options for quick background characters and super-names.

Check it out now, or you can subscribe to the whole Icons A to Z series and get all of the entries as they are released, including all of the previous entries to-date!

Icons A to Z: W is for Wealth

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Make Your Heroes Resourceful

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

W is for Wealth looks at handling financial and physical resources in Icons, including:

  • Resource Qualities and how to activate different qualities from “Billionaire Industrialist” to “Down on His Luck” for advantages and trouble related to resources in game play.
  • Resources ability to quantify a character’s resources like other abilities in the game, complete with Resources Benchmark Table, Resources tests, and Resources pyramid tests in play, either on their own or in conjunction with Resource-related qualities.

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Icons Assembler!

IconsAssemblerCoverAd Infinitum Adventures is pleased to announce the release of Icons Assembler, character creation and management software for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, now available on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.

Created by Joe Wetzel of Inkwell Ideas (creator of Hexographer and Cityographer), Icons Assembler produces random characters using the tables from the Assembled Edition of the game (including material from Great Power and Icons A to Z), allows for unlimited character customization and editing, and features character sketch tools by artist Keith Curtis. It also provides in-play management tools and lets you save and share your Icons characters! Joe talks about the program’s features in more detail over on his Inkwell Ideas blog.

You get Windows .exe, OS X, and Java versions of the application with your purchase, usable for whatever platform you wish. Icons Assembler makes the quick and easy hero creation of Icons even faster with just a few clicks!

Icons A to Z: V is for Variants

Do Things Differently

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

V is for Variants looks at different ways to rework or change the basic Icons rules, including:

  • Ability Variants, particular removing one or more abilities to simply the options available.
  • Stamina Variants for combat, including different formulae, increased or fix-valued Stamina, and innate Damage Resistance for characters.
  • Dice Variants including d6 dice pools and using Fudge Dice with Icons.
  • Freeform Qualities to allow players and GMs more freedom of choice when working with qualities in game play.

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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.

Check it out now, or you can subscribe to the whole Icons A to Z series and get all of the entries as they are released, including all of the previous entries to-date!