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Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook


In the Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game, you and your friends play as comic-book heroes - either from the pages of Sentinel Comics or from your own imagination! Join forces against terrible villains and fight in dangerous environments, all in a tabletop roleplaying game! 

Includes a high res and a compressed version of the indexed Core Rulebook, as well as a Creative Heroes quick reference PDF, form-fillable Hero, Villain, and Auxiliary character sheets, and a bonus SCRPG coloring book!


Villainy Knows No Bounds!

Nefarious villains from this world and beyond bring forth multitudes of minions, portentous plots, and devious doomsday devices! The entire world is in danger!

Who can stand in their way?

You can. You’re a hero.

You and your fellow heroes take up the cause, fight for what’s right, and protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game brings superpowered action and comic book intrigue to your table!

This complete core rulebook contains:

  • Easy to learn rules for playing the game!
  • Hero creation to give your characters powerful abilities and interesting stories!
  • In-depth information and advice on running the game!
  • A variety of systems for creating your own stories and threats!
  • Two playable adventure issues that can be run right out of the book!
  • Dozens of pages of heroes, villains, minions, lieutenants, and environments
  • from the pages of Sentinel Comics!
  • And more!

Be a hero. Save the world.

Create the world of Sentinel Comics.

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Darren K October 06, 2021 7:40 pm UTC
I see a dice roll to determine options when creating characters. Is there an alternate points based creating ruleset? You have X number of points to use to build a superhero? Thx in advance. BTW, the artwork looks amazing.
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Bailey P October 11, 2021 7:28 pm UTC
Hi Darren! The dice rolls just generate options from a table. There are no stats to build with points or "point buy" system. Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy! You can also contact us at if you have more rules questions. -Bailey from GTG
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Erik G October 01, 2021 2:18 am UTC
Can you copy and paste from the book to a character sheet? I already have a physical copy, but making up villains and PC is kind of a pain writing everything down. I was seeing if its worth buying the pdf to spend of making PC and Villains.
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Bailey P October 04, 2021 1:27 pm UTC
Hi Erik! Yes, you can copy/paste from the PDFs. Please reach out to us at if you have a physical copy. Thanks! -Bailey from GTG
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Erik G October 06, 2021 4:41 am UTC
Hiya Bailey, I sent an email to your address given. Hope to hear from you soon. Take care.
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Neil S September 15, 2021 5:34 am UTC
How many powers
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Matt P September 21, 2021 6:48 pm UTC
A little over four dozen, and the ones that you have are easy to re-skin.
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Edward A April 06, 2021 3:33 pm UTC
I ran a DC Heroes campaign for a decade and have been looking for a new updated game for my reunited group. I can't get past the price on this PDF!! Is this some highly coveted, long lost book recently come available? Superhero RPG books do seem to be on the upper end of the cost spectrum.
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Edward A April 06, 2021 3:35 pm UTC
Well I see it's on Amazon, $50 for the hardcopy.
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Luke D April 07, 2021 3:13 am UTC
It's a relatively new game, actually. This is the core book, with more on the way.
There's also several official adventure 'issues', along with a starter kit(There's been some rules updates since the starter kit though).
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Petterson C April 11, 2021 3:05 am UTC
If you like buckets of D6 (12d6 or 24d6) to roll a success of 2's 4's and 6's, then this is the game for you. I like the uniqueness of the system where you get different effects each stages of HP (green, yellow, red), just the loads of dice that turns me off.

Overall, nice concept. Expensive for the book, but very much justified with its content and layout, specially the cool graphics. Very good artist by the way.
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JAKE P April 29, 2021 1:42 am UTC
I think a major reason for the high cost is that they developed an original RPG system from the ground up (then trashed it, rebuilt, trashed, rebuilt, etc.)
I think its one of the best RPG systems I have seen, as it gives a ton of freedom, and motivates collaborative storytelling in a really unique way.
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Leonard A August 16, 2021 1:37 pm UTC
Just to set proper expectations, this is not related to any previous DC Heroes RPG, other than they are both in the superhero genre. Sentinel Comics spun-off from the Sentinels of the Universe card game and the other games set in the same multiverse.
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Edward A August 16, 2021 6:24 pm UTC
Thanks Luke, I haven't settled on a comix rpg just yet.
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Marco R March 31, 2021 10:41 am UTC
I must admit, I am having some trouble with the rules. Maybe it's layout - you start trying to explain the rules and only later, during character creation, actually explain what some of these things mean - but I sat there several times after reading the short panel-like example sequences, saying " I don't get it". Especially when you are referring to tables that are not shown until much later in the book (like penalties you can impose for hindering people...when is it a -1 or a -2 etc.). And if this sounds like rambling...well, that's what reading through the rules feels like for me. And I have been running rpgs for 15 years now, so it's not an issue with me being dumb. Is there a cheat sheet or a more comprehensive writeup? I really want to grok this.
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Luke D April 07, 2021 3:34 am UTC
Nowhere near as bad as the Shadowrun books, though I will freely admit some parts should have been shuffled around to make more sense.

If it helps, there's an index in the back of the book(before the character and villain sheets). That will give you all the pages involved in a topic, hopefully making it a little easier to understand.

The rules are relatively simple once you understand them. This game is nowhere near as complicated or crunchy as D&D.
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Robert L March 27, 2021 12:00 am UTC
Haven't read the book yet, but the compressed version was done so poorly-- i was able to use a free program on the high res version and get better image quality and smaller file size while preserving the bookmarks.
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Andrew G March 23, 2021 12:14 am UTC
Fun system and I’m really enjoying it. I think a guide to the Sentinel Universe would be handy because looking at the starter adventures I really feel like I’m starting a book in the middle. Just a text timeline of “what has gone before” would help cement the setting
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.. . February 28, 2021 1:28 pm UTC
Yeah I absolutely agree with Paul B's comment - I can struggle with contrast at times, and the grey and pixelly background is just too heavy. If it was on another layer to turn off then maybe, but really it needs to be *very* faint, or just removed - it really doesn't add anything to the style. I've noticed that's it's also overlaying the art, which is a complete design fail and ruins it. I also agree with other comments re: filesize - this makes it completely impractical for general use on a tablet or phone, even PC's struggle with this! As with the art-background issue, this suggest needing proper layout and optimisation - there are plenty of graphics-heavy books out there that are much smaller.
Shame, as it's a good looking game, but as it stands all this would rule me our from buying unless fixed.
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R Brian S March 06, 2021 6:01 am UTC
The gray pixel effect is supposed to only show on the Yellow/Orange headers, and not over whole swaths of the page. That is the way it is on the PDFs themselves, and the actual physical book. I am not sure what is up with their preview, but it must be from an older version of the document.
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Paul B March 06, 2021 11:47 pm UTC
Ah ok, that makes a lot more sense. Actually, now that I know to look for it, it does look like a mistake in rendering or something like that. The pixely squares were clearly used just to add a pixel texture into the header boxes, but for some reason in the document they uploaded as their preview it's not rendered properly and the entire square is visible in each instance.
That's something they should look into and fix because right now their preview is not representative of the actual product and could end up hurting their sales.
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Piero P February 26, 2021 12:32 pm UTC
Just downloaded the compact version and imported it in my iPad. Apparently the pdf does not support the VoiceOver n, which for me is quite critical,
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Eric T February 28, 2021 6:15 am UTC
I have the same problem. As a blind gamer, the ability to read PDFs with a screen reader is of paramount importance. The game looks exciting, especially when I saw Cam Banks associated with it. But it’s hard to justify the price tag, especially when I’m not even sure I’ll be able to read the PDF.
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Chris C February 26, 2021 10:25 am UTC
Super exicted for this, but also > £21 for a pdf! seriously!?
and if it is >800mb what do you expect us to read it on?
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chris D March 07, 2021 6:30 pm UTC
I was able to get the starter for free from their website, give you some basics at least to see if you like the system.
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Paul B February 26, 2021 3:16 am UTC
Just from looking at the preview, this looks like it would be a nightmare to read through. Those weird pixely squares in the backgrounds of some of the pages make the text downright invisible unless you really focus on it. Such a weird design decision.
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Joao M February 28, 2021 6:14 pm UTC
I have the final PDF and physical version and it reads great.
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DIOGO A February 24, 2021 2:06 pm UTC
Any POD/print option ?
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Mark W February 25, 2021 5:49 pm UTC
+1 for a POD version. It would be cheaper than running my printer out of ink and then having to go to FedEx Office to have it bound.
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February 25, 2021 11:35 pm UTC
They have the physical book for sale on their website.
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Chris C February 26, 2021 10:28 am UTC
If i buy from their webstore do i get pdf free? - it doesnt say! (sorry DTRPG)

although shipping is $40. Works out cheaper to preorder books here in UK, and pay for pdf seperately! (Just)
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chris D March 07, 2021 5:55 pm UTC
I contacted them about giving free pdf with purchase of physical book and they said they would. I bought mine from local flgs and just sent them copy of the receipt.
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Juan Carlos M February 24, 2021 11:27 am UTC
815 mb? Seriously?
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Abraham Z February 24, 2021 10:49 pm UTC
I also noticed that! Is this an error or is it actually that heavy? Can someone please confirm.
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Ben T February 25, 2021 4:37 pm UTC
there is a large version at 500 megs and a smaller streamlined file at 200 something megs
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Chris C February 26, 2021 10:26 am UTC
That's still abysmal - no pdf should be >100
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Abraham Z February 26, 2021 4:24 pm UTC
Thanks Ben T, I guess around 200 is somewhat more reasonable.
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chris D March 07, 2021 5:57 pm UTC
Yeah they mentioned it's quite large but it's really odd that pdf is THAT large, yeah it's quite a colorful book, great artwork but needs to be compressed more.
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Steven K February 24, 2021 6:11 am UTC
Hands down my favorite system to run that I've ever played. Been running TTRPGs for over a decade and this is the one that is easiest to run, change on the fly, and feel thematic with.
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