Adversaries Preview: Size Queen

sizequeenSoon, Ad Infinitum will bring on the bad guys with the release of the new Adversaries sourcebook for Icons. Today we wrap up our sneak previews of the various villains you’ll find in its pages for your own superhero series with the fabulous fierceness of…Size Queen!

It’s a toss up whether or not the radioactive isotopes were the world’s down-payment on a debt owed or not, but they certainly changed Lolita’s life forever. When a fight between the criminal syndicate that stole them and the authorities trying to recover them fractured the containment unit, Lito “Lolita” Hernandez got a good dose of the glowing dust, and quite the change in perspective. She became big, all right: so big that she busted through the roof of the building and kept on growing!

That first time, nobody knew what was happening. The “50-foot Queen of the Strip” did a lot of damage without really knowing what was happening. It was like a dream—or a nightmare—until the authorities and local heroes knocked her off her stiletto heels and literally took her down several dozen pegs. The size change didn’t last, but Lolita was able to do it again whenever she wanted. Interestingly, Lito Hernandez couldn’t—only as his drag alter-ego, which became increasingly, incessantly, demanding and independent in Lito’s mind…

Adversaries Preview: Rumor

rumorWith 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.

Adversaries Preview: Enemy Mime

enemymimeAs 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.

Adversaries Preview: Amphora

amphoraWe’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!

Icons Assembled: I Need A Hero!

This week’s preview of the forthcoming Icons: The Assembled Edition looks at the good guys, with the nine ready-made “iconic” sample heroes found in the game. You can still sign up to the email list to be notified as soon as the book becomes available for pre-order. Discussion of the Assembled Edition is ongoing over on RPG.net.

In the meanwhile…

Icons Assemble!

 

Icons Assembled: Ambushed by Evil!

Continuing last week’s preview of the new Assembled Edition of Icons, we have another example of play, this one a bit more complex. You can still sign up to be notified as soon as the new book becomes available for pre-order.

In the meanwhile, look over the system in action alongside Dan Houser’s art as All-American Girl and the Hangman are…

Ambushed by Evil!

 

Icons Assembled: Grudge Match!

Production on Icons: The Assembled Edition has been humming along, thanks to the tireless talents of Dan Houser and Daniel Solis, and primary art and layout are complete, so you should see release of the electronic version and pre-orders for the print edition before the month is out. You can still sign up to be notified as soon as the book becomes available for pre-order.

In the meanwhile, there are some previews of the Assembled Edition to check out. Let’s get started with one of the examples of play: Miss Tikal and the Mighty Saguaro in…

Grudge Match!