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Capes & Cowls

Capes & Cowls

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Capes & Cowls is a rules-light tabletop roleplaying game about Super Heroes. One player is the Narrator who controls The City, its Citizens and the Villains within. The other players take on the role of Super Heroes of their own design, sworn to protect and defend The City. The game can be set up in a few minutes and played as a one-shot for an evening of fun, or as an ongoing campaign where the heroes work and grow together to thwart Villain after Villain. 

All you need to play are this rulebook, some 6-sided dice (D6), pencils & paper, a couple of friends and about an hour. We think you might like this game if:

  • You're looking for a tabletop RPG to play with your kids. We've tested this game with players as young as 5.
  • You're interested in trying a tabletop RPG but are intimidated by other systems with lots of rules. All the rules for Capes & Cowls are covered in 8 pages.
  • You're an experienced RPG player looking for a "change-of-pace" game that's simple and light-hearted. 
Beyond the rules, this book also contains the following:
  • A character sheet for your Heroes & Villains.
  • A worksheet for keeping track of details about The City they inhabit.
  • 11 Quick-Start Plots to get your game going with little or no preparation.
  • 16 random tables covering all the important aspects of the game - Heroes & Villains, Citizens, Factions and Adventure Prompts.

3/21 - We intend to keep this game as PWYW until the end of May 2020, due to the lockdown situation in many areas. 

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File Last Updated:
March 21, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on March 23, 2020.