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Wearing the Cape: Barlow's Guide to Superhumans

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Wearing the Cape: Barlow's Guide to Superhumans is the first sourcebook for WtC: The Roleplaying Game. It includes: 20 additional pages of pure world background, providing Post-Event history for Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, with a look at how superhumans wear the cape in different places; 15 additional pages of background covering Post-Event organizations and places; a new rules chapter exploring the uses of Aspects in superhero games (the Aspect Power-System) and a new way of factoring power scale; 120 pages of expanded Power Templates and fully worked up cape-files, including new Power Templates (Dreamweaver-Types and Jumper-Types), more characters from the top-rated supehero series, and dozens of original characters.

For Fate players looking to expand on Fate Core in a superhero campaign, WtC:BGS provides:

  • An examination of the Power Aspect System introduced in WtC:RPG, usable in any superhero campaign.
  • Expanded use of Aspects for powered and non-powered characters.
  • Dozens of Power Stunts.

Come and play in the Post-Event World of Wearing the Cape.




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Jason S December 10, 2021 4:22 pm UTC
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How useful is Barlow's Guide to Superhumans if I don't have the core book but I have Super-Powered Fate?
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Marion H January 07, 2022 9:44 pm UTC
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Depends on what you're looking for. Keep in mind that the Cape-Files of Barlow's Guide work on a Fate-mod that includes Attributes, Skills, and Resources, so you can't just grab any of the dozens of characters here and play them out of the box with vanilla Fate. BUT, with very little change all of the expanded templates work just fine. Likewise with the dozens of tailored Power Stunts. So yeah, it can be pretty useful if you're looking for a bunch of worked examples.
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David V June 06, 2020 6:24 pm UTC
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Why is the PDF shorter than the physical book which is 234?
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Marion H July 14, 2020 5:13 am UTC
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The PDF is only Barlow's Guide to Superhumans. The physical book is both Barlow's Guide to Superhumans and The B-Files.
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August 11, 2019 5:45 am UTC
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Fun book. The NPCs really help to crystallize the character creation process, which is so flexible that nailing down the concept to the system is bewildering at first. But...got my concept nailed...A Class transforming Dragon. Mind, this is version 3...after a mostly reasonable if high-power Champions ,then VERY high-power (800 pt) version. I like crunch, but as you go higher and higher power, narrative is easier.
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Jacob R October 10, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
Barlow's Guide, you say? Funny that I don't see anything about Wayne Barlowe here.
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Bruce A October 10, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
I was thinking the same thing.
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Marion H October 10, 2018 8:39 pm UTC
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Yes. See https://marionharmon.com/2018/10/09/presenting-wtc-barlows-guide-to-superhumans/ for details.
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Jacob R October 10, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
Well, I meant does Mr. Barlowe know about this? Seems like it's basically a use of his name, missing "e" or not. I actually clicked here hoping that it was something made by him.
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Marion H October 10, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
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Mr. Barlowe was informed of the homage. Since "Barlowe's Guide", with or without the "e", isn't trademarked there was never an issue beyond courtesy. Sorry if the title got your hopes up; I'm sure simply checking the artist information corrected your misimpression.
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Jacob R October 10, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
Yes, it was a short-lived high.
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Marion H October 10, 2018 9:34 pm UTC
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I know the feeling.
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