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Light Superheroes


Thrills! Spills! Action! Adventure! Superheroic action using Light rules! Who wants to read through reams of text just to get to the action? No-one right? These rules assume you know how to role play. They assume you know about superheroes – especially those of the Golden Age. They assume you know how OSR products work. There, it’s done. You know how to play already. Just get on with it. Biff! Smash! Bam! Kapow!

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Peter P November 17, 2018 1:03 am UTC
Another purchase of mine in the X! series. Well done again. In 14 pages you get a nice little OSR-based supers system for characters up to L3. Between the character origin and the character class most of the major bases that I thought of, a small Ad/Disad system and some foes.

It seems to me like the power level is about right for the mystery men pulps. Which is great fun but to make Golden Age characters, even low-powered ones, I think you need some 'stun' point mechanic (say equal to hps and comes off first with a replenish rate like 12xhp healing) - but then 'fast healing' needs to be changed. Otherwise I see them dropping a little too fast for superheroes.

Comic book genre conventions I wanted but didn't get: speedster multi-attack (though I think that would be easy to whip up) and knockback.

Anyway not really complaining a fun little superheroes-light system. Go to a golden-age public domain characters archive and stat one up! I imagine the non-light version goes to L6...See more
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Jordy W August 31, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
It'd be nice to have the character sheet in character sheet in PDF (it's currently in .docx)--I'm on a Mac and using Pages--so no guarantee that it actually looks how it's supposed to look.
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Simon W August 31, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Good point - I'll add a pdf version
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william C August 30, 2018 12:48 pm UTC
I just got this, and read over it, it looks very solid. I love the art inside, what is the source? Any chance of those characters being statted out?
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Simon W August 30, 2018 1:03 pm UTC
Glad you like it. The illustrations are in the public domain. I suppose I could give them a go. Leave it with me. I'll probably add a file with the sample characters.
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This title was added to our catalog on August 30, 2018.