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With Great Power...

Comes great fun! Great Power is a complete super-powers sourcebook for the Icons Superpowered Roleplaying game, taking the powers from the game to new heights, with more details, more options, more depth, and more ... power! In its pages you will find:

  • New Power Generation Tables covering all of the powers in the book, and plugging directly into the hero creation rules in the core Icons book. Create heroes in minutes with just a few die rolls!
  • New Power Options: Expansions of the core Icons power descriptions to include new extras and limits and details on using them. 
  • Power “Skins”: Ways of using existing powers, including the new options from this book, to create even more powers, from Acid and Android Body to Water Breathing and Wings, Great Power offers quick guidelines to help you find the power you want.
  • Dazzling Devices: Information on items that provide powers, from fairly mundane equipment to cybernetics, magic items, utility belts, vehicles, and more.

All this plus notes on using Great Power and Icons in conjunction with the popular Fate Core system from Evil Hat Productions!

Take your Icons game and heroes to a new level with Great Power!

The Power Is Yours!


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Yann E January 16, 2023 10:53 pm UTC
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Hello

What are the changes in 1.5 please?
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Stephen K January 17, 2023 12:11 am UTC
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I'm sorry, Yann, but I don't have a list.
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David H September 28, 2022 12:11 am UTC
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Dimension Control and Corrosion are missing from the Power Trait Table.
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David H September 28, 2022 12:43 am UTC
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Spatial, Weather and Spirit Control are missing as well.
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Stephen K September 28, 2022 1:13 am UTC
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The table was originally intended just to be the core powers in the Icons rulebook, David. I'll see if we can't include the additional Great Powers options the next time there is a chance to update it.
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David H September 28, 2022 1:56 am UTC
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Ok, thanks for all the replies.
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David H September 24, 2022 9:23 pm UTC
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What does the asterisk next to Continuous Duration for Magic on the Power Trait Table signify?
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Stephen K September 26, 2022 6:09 pm UTC
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Nothing. It's a typo. Thanks for pointing it out.
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David H September 24, 2022 8:44 pm UTC
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Thanks for the much-needed Power Trait Table (it clears up the duration of Alteration Ray, for example). I found one error so far: Adaptation requires Concentration instead of no Action. Also, the "Interaction" Action on the table is not clearly defined (just mentioned vaguely in the core rules), as far as I can see. For example, you have Shrinking listed as an Interaction Action, when you probably mean "Action" or "None" instead.
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Stephen K September 26, 2022 6:14 pm UTC
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Thanks for the note about Adaptation, David. I'll correct it in a new version of the PDF. Interactions are covered on p. 141 of Icons. They are actions that are "largely unlimited during action time" but "the Game Master is free to set reasonable limits." So using an interaction power requires you be capable of action (unlike powers with an action of "None" such as Resistance, which just works) but doesn't take up your action for your panel.
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David H September 28, 2022 6:43 pm UTC
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Emotion Control should be Level vs. Awareness instead of Willpower. Mind Control and Telepathy should be Level vs. Willpower instead of Willpower.
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David H September 29, 2022 6:31 pm UTC
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Should Element Control use Willpower instead of Coordination since it's treated as using Telekinesis on Elements? Or did Great Power change this (Great Power does not mention Telekinesis like the core book)? It seems without Extras the basic Element Control is not very useful.
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Robert D August 10, 2022 2:35 pm UTC
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The Gestalt power seems to be missing some information. If I randomly roll this one, is the character I'm making the combined form or one of the component parts? In either case, how should one determine traits for the different characters involved? Are you just supposed to make something up that fits the guidelines given?
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Stephen K August 11, 2022 6:17 pm UTC
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Given the nature of Gestalt, it requires a lot of GM oversight and player-GM cooperation. If rolled as a random power, work with your GM to decide if your hero is the Gestalt form (with less powerful component forms) or part of a larger Gestalt, possibly with other heroes. Essentially "make up something that fits within the guidelines given" is correct.
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John P July 23, 2022 1:40 am UTC
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On page 125 of Icons Great Power, the Transmutation Power refers to another power called "Transforming Ray". I can't find it in the book. Is this an error or am I looking in the wrong book?
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Stephen K July 23, 2022 1:21 pm UTC
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Page 44. It's a type of Alteration Ray.
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Aaron M February 05, 2022 7:48 pm UTC
@Stephan K would you be interested in potentially doing a stream discussing the ruleset and showing it off for the Fantasy Grounds Unity Edition? Let me know if you are interested or if you know of another candidate? FG Academy Discord: https://discord.gg/Ew6nYyw
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Emily B December 17, 2021 7:30 am UTC
Why are there two entries for "Softcover, Standard Color" with difference prices? And two PDF + Softcover, Standard Color with different prices? Was the one with higher price supposed to be Hardcover, Standard Color instead?
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Stephen K December 17, 2021 1:15 pm UTC
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One of those standard softcover options is no longer supported, so we've deactivated it. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Neil S May 25, 2021 1:52 am UTC
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How manu powers are in hte book
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Stephen K May 25, 2021 11:59 am UTC
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160 power listings, although some of them are just aliases or pointers to other power descriptions, such as the "Body of..." power header, which points the reader to the Alternate Form power, which is how you create characters having or able to assume a body of something other than flesh-and-blood, for example.
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Ryan L September 08, 2020 11:30 pm UTC
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Hi,

So I'm reading through the book and some things are confusing to me. When an extra says says a power then (all extras) dues that mean i that if you get that extra it comes with all the extras of that power tacked on. For example if i have the (time control power) and i choose the (super speed- all extras) extra. does that give me super speed and all its extras or just the option to gain all the extras of super speed through more extras?
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Stephen K September 08, 2020 11:35 pm UTC
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The latter. It means those are the extras of that power that are also available as extras for the "parent" power. So "Super Speed (all extras)" means Super Speed is available as an extra for Time Control, and all of Super Speed's extras are individually available as well, although some of them might depend on the character first having the Super Speed extra. It does not mean the power-as-extra comes with all of its extras as a "package".
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Ryan L September 09, 2020 12:10 am UTC
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Thank you, this has been very helpful and i love this book.
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P. C May 03, 2020 11:19 am UTC
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Hi,

If I buy the ICONS: Assembled Edition, do I still need ICONS: Great Power or is everything already in the ICONS: Assemble Edition?
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Stephen K May 03, 2020 12:29 pm UTC
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Great Power is an expansion of the powers material found in the Assembled Edition of Icons and includes additional details, extras, limits, and other resources, although the powers list in the core book is complete and usable unto itself.
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Marcos F July 15, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
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I'm wondering if all this book is actually "Open Game Content". The license is at the end but I can't find it stating what parts are "Open Game Content".
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Robin S June 14, 2017 1:05 am UTC
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Any chance we could get a version of the PDF with lower compression? The current 1.5 version is very small (~6Mb), but the pictures are very blurry at this size...
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Michael T September 01, 2016 7:28 pm UTC
What is the physical size of the hardcover and softcover? Does it match the ICONS Assembled book? thanks!
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Frank J March 13, 2016 1:36 pm UTC
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Just how different do the updates and revisions make the book? I literally just bought a print copy about a month ago, and don't want to buy another one already unless the changes are substantial. Don't mean to sound complainy, just poor timing on my part...
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Marcos F March 02, 2016 11:25 pm UTC
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Thank you for the update. The problem with the update is just that the new PDF isn't indexed, so it is not easy to read. Hope you fix that soon.
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Joshua S March 09, 2016 7:21 pm UTC
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Or bookmarked
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Marcos F March 10, 2016 12:14 pm UTC
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Thank you. Good work. This book is amazing.
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Samuel K March 12, 2016 3:29 am UTC
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What is the update? To make it compatible with ICONS: Assembled?
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Samuel K March 12, 2016 3:24 pm UTC
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Never mind - I see the answer on Steve's blog. (Yes, it has been updated for compatibility with ICONS: Assembled.)
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Michael T August 30, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Is there a way to tell which printed version has been updated? Thank you.
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Samuel K August 30, 2016 8:02 pm UTC
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I don't have the original edition, but I did notice this note in the revised version, on page 10:
"Changes from Icons
In cases where the rules or descriptions in Great Power differ or conflict
with those in the Assembled Edition of Icons Superpowered Roleplaying,
assume the text in this book is the most correct and current. All efforts
have been made to minimize such conflicts while at the same time
providing the maximum utility from this book and its contents."
I'm guessing the original version doesn't have this note, with its reference to the Assembled edition and all. Hope that helps ...
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Michael T September 01, 2016 7:27 pm UTC
Thanks it does! If I can get the seller to open it... ;)
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