Advanced Search >

ICONS: Origins
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

ICONS: Origins

Selected Option:
Softcover Color Book (Premium Heavyweight)
Hardcover Color Book (Premium Heavyweight)
PDF + Softcover Color Book (Premium Heavyweight)
PDF + Hardcover Color Book (Premium Heavyweight)

Secret Origins Uncovered!

Icons Origins offers additional expanded resources, options, and tools for hero creation for use with Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, helping you to create the hero you want to play quickly and easily. It includes:

  • Archetypes! Thirteen ready-to-play hero archetypes, each with six variations, for a total of over a hundred pre-generated characters! 
  • Heroes by the Numbers! An expansion of the optional Creation Point system of hero creation for players who prefer a less random and more structured approach.
  • Background Generation! A set of random tables for quick generation of character backgrounds, from demographics to past history, important events, and key values. 
  • Specialties & Knacks! A compilation of specialties from the Assembled Edition and other Icons products, along with an expanded seletion of optional knacks to customize characters.  

Icons Origins also offers more on team building, character modeling for free-form hero creation, pregenerated supporting cast characters, and all you need to create the heroic icon of your dreamsi

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (5)
Discussions (5)
Customer avatar
YANN E July 04, 2018 9:57 am UTC
Hello Steve,

I want to order my local hobby store a print version of origins, can you give me the SKU and ISBN please ?
Customer avatar
Stephen K July 04, 2018 12:41 pm UTC
Icons print products (other than the Assembled Edition) are available only from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow as print-on-demand books, so there is no associated SKU or ISBN. The Assembled Edition is available through regular distribution and online at the Green Ronin store as well as in print-on-demand.
Customer avatar
David F March 31, 2018 4:47 pm UTC
What happened to the POD options for this title? / Will this title be offered as POD again?
Customer avatar
Stephen K March 31, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
They had to be taken offline while new files (to correct a typo) were verified. They're now back online!
Customer avatar
Thomas B March 11, 2018 3:56 pm UTC
Page 53 of the PDF (Page 52 of the actual document) the Ethnicity table is missing the entry for "5" (African Americans are 3-4 and Caucasians are 6-7).
Customer avatar
Stephen K March 12, 2018 11:56 am UTC
Thank you for the note, Thomas. I'll see about fixing that typo.
Customer avatar
Stephen K March 31, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
... and said typo is now corrected.
Customer avatar
Jeff M October 12, 2017 9:56 am UTC
In the construct archetype, too bad you havent include Bioroid (living android) nor clones.

Otherwise the archetypes and the background generators are interesting, thanks for the book.

I had a homebrew point characters creation and i m glad to see it was really really close :D
Customer avatar
Stephen K October 12, 2017 12:39 pm UTC
Considered it, but since bioroids and clones are living beings and lack the Alternate Form configuration of other constructs, the concept didn't make for a good variant and seemed better suited as a background element for other archetypes. Glad you're enjoying the book overall!
Customer avatar
Michael M October 10, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
The first page of the sample file appears to be corrupted. The rest is readable.
Customer avatar
Andrea P October 17, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
I can confirm that too. Actually I'm browsing it from mobile Firefox on Android.
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Electrum seller
Rule System(s)
File Size:
20.38 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
March 16, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on October 09, 2017.