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Spectaculars is a tabletop roleplaying game where players create their own comic book universe, craft heroes and villains to populate that universe, and then play through full-length campaigns to tell incredible stories of heroism and villainy in a world of their own creation. This box set game gives a gaming group everything they need to play the game, and to create their own consistent campaign that spans multiple comic book genres.

Through play, each copy of Spectaculars evolves into its own unique comic book universe; in essence, the players create, through play, a rich backdrop against which their heroes and villains clash. The nature of the setting is determined by the players. Is your setting’s home city built on top of a dimensional rift, spilling dark magics into the world? Is the government agency that oversees superpowered activity made up of men and women in black suits and sunglasses, operating in a loose affiliation of independent cells in all of the world’s major cities? Is the star empire that chases refugees to Earth a tyrannical, conquering horde looking to make humanity its next victims? You decide which of these are true for your setting. Spectaculars makes it easy to create a fully fleshed-out setting, guiding you the process of creating the setting’s major elements at the time they come into play.

An Off-The-Shelf Game

Spectaculars is designed to be played with minimal preparation. Once all of the players know the rules of the game, you can start playing a scenario with brand-new characters in a matter of minutes. Character creation is fast and easy, and the game comes with 50 scenarios spread across four comic book genres. With Spectaculars, you can run multiple satisfying, evolving campaigns right out of the box, with no need to spend hours doing advanced work to prepare for the session. It’s the perfect game for people who want the satisfaction of playing an ongoing campaign, but don’t have the time to dedicate away from the game table. The scenarios included in the game provide over 100 hours of campaign play!

Included in the Core Game PDFs…

The Spectaculars core game includes the following components:

  • The 60-page Rulebook
  • The 60-page Setting Book
  • Four 80-page series, filled with hero archetypes, villains, minions, and the scenarios (issues) that make up each campaign. Over 50 scenarios included in total!
  • The 85-card Deck of Powers
  • The 20 Basic Power cards
  • The 85-card Deck of Identities
  • The 40-card Deck of Complications
  • The 52-card Initiative Deck
  • The 8 Team Role cards
  • Hero Progress sheets
  • Diagrams for creating your own advantage and challenge dice

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This title was added to our catalog on May 31, 2019.