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Phalanx...To The Fore!

Rise of the Phalanx is an epic adventure series for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, taking a group of novice heroes and making them heirs t a noble—and tragic—heroic legacy. It features five adventures suitable for hours of game-play, including:

  • Flight of the Nova-1: When supervillains hijack an experimental space shuttle, it's up to the heroes to bring it and its crew safely back to Earth. 
  • Cold War Conundrum: A stolen nuclear warhead leads the heroes on a world-wide chase to thwart the schemes of the Arsenal.
  • The Nemesis Crisis: Heroes and villains are pitted against each other by the Cosmic Justicar with the fate of the Earth in the balance. 
  • The Metaskulk Invasion: An old foe conducts a campaign of misinformation against the heroes, culminating in an alien invasion.
  • Reign of Chaos: The climatic battle to save the Earth from the master-villain behind it all ... Reign!  

Rise of the Phalanx also offers a rogues gallery of villains—two complete teams, invading aliens, cosmic beings, and evil masterminds—along with complete write-ups of the original Phalanx team and the opportunity to play them!

Originally released as stand-alone adventures, this "Giant Size" Icons product makes the complete Rise of the Phalanx series available in both electronic and print editions.

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Jeff M January 30, 2021 7:52 pm UTC
Hello in the Flight of the Nova-1 adventure the block text talks about using Grue's Servant power and how to use his "shadow-servants".
However his power set does not include the "Servant" power nor are the stats for his "shadow-servants" listed anywhere.

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Stephen K February 01, 2021 2:28 pm UTC
Jeff, that text looks like an oversight from the original adventure. Grue should have Servants as an extra of its Darkness Control power (at Incredible (7) level). With that, it can summon up to five Shadow Servants with Prowess 6, Coordination 6, Shadow Form 6, and Energy Drain 6.
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Yann E February 23, 2019 8:42 pm UTC

I ran chapter two today and in chapter 3 and I did not see the Sigma-9 shell stats for this adventure.

I have also Adversaries so I improvised upon it but, for those who do do not have this supplement, it would be nice to give stats for this encounter :-).
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Stephen K February 26, 2019 9:06 pm UTC
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Yann. I've added a PDF of Sigma-9's write-up from Adversaries to the downloads for this product for anyone who may need it.
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Yann E February 26, 2019 9:13 pm UTC
You are welcome :)
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Yann E April 11, 2018 2:29 pm UTC
Is is a kind of Campaign ?
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Stephen K April 11, 2018 2:33 pm UTC
Yes, it is.
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Yann E April 11, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
Thanks Steve !
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Gregory S March 05, 2017 4:13 am UTC
I bought the individual scenarios. Is there any added content or major corrections or changes? Thanks.
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Dan H March 07, 2017 8:34 am UTC
Depending on when you purchased 'Flight of the Nova-1' there's a major change to that scenario - and there's a lot of design streamlining and editing that Steve did for the layout. Also - if you missed 'Nemesis Crisis' that's included as well.
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