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Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition

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The World Needs Heroes!

[IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED THE PDF AND WISH TO PURCHASE A PRINT OPTION - SEE BELOW!]

"Super Simple. Super Fast. Super Fun. Super RPG."

Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition includes everything you need to create unique superheroes and play exciting stories right out of comic books and movies. Within these pages you’ll find countless powers and power options, extensive rules for gear, vehicles, and even headquarters, a massive assortment of animals and non-player characters, and extensive guidance to help gamemasters run the most engaging superhero games possible. Last but not least, this book includes 38 ready-to-play characters, heroes and villains.

Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition was designed to be highly flexible, allowing you to play anything from street-level vigilantes to high-flying paragons with godlike abilities; from gritty hard-boiled detective stories to four-color cartoon adventures. This edition expands the original to allow for many more options while also streamlining the rules and making the game even faster and easier to run. Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition is the only roleplaying game you need to run any kind of superhero adventure you can imagine.

In 2013, when the world needed heroes, you answered the call. You and your allies were all that stood between light and darkness, good and evil, right and wrong. You fought valiantly and sacrificed dearly. And you saved the day. But ignorance, greed, and tyranny never sleep. Once again, the world is in peril, Hero. Once again, the world needs you to…

TAKE A STAND! JOINT THE FIGHT! BE A HERO!

Evolved from 2013's beloved Prowlers & Paragons game (found on several Top Ten lists of supers games), Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition is Len Pimentel's (Hughesville High, TNT, Six-Gun Fury) masterwork, with extensive design support from Sean Patrick Fannon (Freedom Squadron, Savage Rifts, High Tech Enemies, The Mutant File). The two of them love superhero gaming, and you will love what they've done with this system.

THE BASICS: Roll a handful of six-siders, count the evens (6s count double!), and describe a comic panel or cinematic moment that puts your friends in the scene.

P&PUE features: 

  • Easy, intuitive game mechanics with just enough crunch to be truly fun to play!

  • Player-empowering narrative and shared descriptive experiences reflecting the best of 21st Century game design!

  • Fast and fun, character creation allows any concept you can imagine, any power set you might wish to play with.

"P&P is a smashing amount of superheroic fun that I've enjoyed playing. And did I mention fistfuls of dice? If you like a game that's fast-moving and gives you the feel of your favorite comic-book heroes, P&P delivers. " - Steve Peterson, co-designer of Champions

“I really had a fine time with the playtest. It offers a really interesting balance between flexibility and customization for character creation. And it is rich in detail without feeling like a miniatures game for combat. The highest compliment I can pay is that if we were designing Champions today, there are several ideas I’d have liked to steal wholesale.” - Ray Greer, writer & designer for Hero Games, Steve Jackson Games, and many others

If you purchased the PDF before 07/31/21, you are eligible for a discount code for whichever print option you elect to purchase. PLEASE CONTACT DRIVETHRURPG CUSTOMER SERVICE for your Discount Code!


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Michael M August 11, 2022 6:13 pm UTC
I'm looking to get this book soon. Does anyone know if the Premium Color Hardback POD version will be offered again?
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Michael M September 04, 2022 5:05 pm UTC
I got the answer I needed to this question. Thank you.
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Dennis S June 11, 2022 1:46 am UTC
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Question: The Buff power has PRO Greater (6), I assume that's meant to be +6, right?
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Sean F June 11, 2022 1:56 am UTC
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Yes, it costs +6 Hero Points to have the Greater version of Buff.
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David S June 03, 2022 9:10 pm UTC
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Are there any written examples available outside of the core book itself to illustrate the system in action?
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Morgan V May 10, 2022 3:29 am UTC
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I was at ChupacabraCon in Austin this past weekend and participated in the demo game for P&PUE. I loved it so much, I picked up a copy of it, Pinnacle City's Most Wanted, and Blood & Justice. I'd love to get the PDF versions as well for the searchability. I see there's a discount on POD for owners of the PDF, but do you offer any kind of a discount on PDF for owners of the print copy?

Thanks!
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Chris C May 08, 2022 5:08 pm UTC
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I bought this as a pdf when when there was no POD. No there is a POD, is there any way to a discount on it?
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Chris C May 08, 2022 5:12 pm UTC
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just read the new message...
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NATHAN D January 03, 2022 8:17 pm UTC
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Really digging this book, but I do have one pet peeve with it. There are no character files for the two main superheroes of P/P. Am I missing something? Are there stats listed in some order form of media that I’m missing?
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Sean F January 03, 2022 8:30 pm UTC
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That's very definitely a "Len Thing," as Prowlers and Paragon are his two creations. I'll be honest with you - I kind of wish he'd included them as well. I -think- he's posted them up as freebies elsewhere at one point, but I am not sure if there up-to-date versions. I'll poke him.

Sean
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Leonard P March 09, 2022 1:15 am UTC
Hey Nathan!

Thanks for the kind words. Those two characters are not statted up because if they exist at all in your table, I want them to be a mystery. Maybe Paragon is a real powerhouse with 24d Might. Maybe it's only 12d. "Only." If people use them, I want you to make those characters yours and do with them what you will. Once I codify them, you can't do that. Thank again!

Len
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Sean F March 09, 2022 1:27 am UTC
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Len's reasoning is sound. That being said, I -might- convince him to let me have a *version* of them appear in one of the MANY Omniverse realities out there for you to grab and use, if you so desire. They would very definitely not be THE core version of each, but iterations based on the particular reality they are from.

That's kind of the cool thing about the Omniverse, really. For example, in one campaign I am currently running, there's a player "Guest Starring" as the Paragon of Pinnacle Bay (an alt-universe version of Pinnacle City).
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Michael R April 25, 2022 8:50 pm UTC
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Not at all. Anyone can change the heroes to their taste whether you codify them or not, same as anything else in the book.
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David S October 08, 2021 2:15 am UTC
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A question from someone who doesn't have the book yet: I saw a mention elsewhere, about the original P&P, that you can choose lots of different abilities to use as your defense, depending on circumstances. So you can defend with armor or flight or energy blast, as long as there's a feasible explanation. This would be similar to systems such as Supers! and a few others.

However, in the UE quickstart it says that you always use your best defense, so a guy who has armored skin as his main schtick is going to use that every time he gets attacked. There wouldn't be any reason to choose a lesser power/ability to defend with, unless you're willing to take the lesser chance of success in the name of flavor. Not sure if something has changed between P&P editions or if that description of the original P&P was inaccurate. Can you clarify on defending against attacks?
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Sean F October 11, 2021 7:51 pm UTC
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You do default to your best defense (there are two categories - Active and Passive). In general, it keeps things flowing nice and smooth. However, there are circumstances that force a choice in your. Specifically, whenever someone has an attack that can exploit weakness in your Passive Defenses, you will want to look to whatever Active Defense you can bring to bear in case that's better.

Alternately, whenever someone is using an Area effect, your Active Defense is compromised unless you give up your next Turn.
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Stephane H September 08, 2021 12:33 am UTC
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I just received my premium color hardcover copy and I have to say, I'm not impressed. The main text shows up greyed out and is not very legible. Most of the book is like this...
Is it just me? or is that what everyone who's purchased the premium hardcover get?
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Sean F September 08, 2021 12:49 am UTC
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That is by no means a common response; in fact, it's the first such one I've heard of, as others have been very pleased with the results. You may wish to contact DriveThruRPG Customer Service and interact with them over the issue, as it may be that you received the very rare bad print iteration.
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Colin J August 19, 2021 7:20 am UTC
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I finally got my hands on a hardcopy of the book and it's really rad! I did have one question though: Where can I find the duration of powers like Mind Control or Animal Control? I seem to be totally missing them.
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Colin J August 19, 2021 7:25 am UTC
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Ah, I'm dumb. It looks like this is listed on page 76. Sorry about that!
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Leonard P August 30, 2021 4:51 pm UTC
No worries. Feel free to ask us anything!

And happy to hear you are enjoying the game! :)
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Stephane H August 02, 2021 1:01 am UTC
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Does the game system provide rules for grid based combat?
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Sean F August 02, 2021 4:40 pm UTC
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It is not a tactical game, really. There are rules that give you a sense of distance and scale that can easily translate for more tactical experiences, if that's what you really want. I use P&PUE on VTT all the time, and we have some great "hacks" for that if you are interested. Drop me a line at spf@evilbeaglegames.com for more.
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James M July 13, 2021 9:59 pm UTC
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Are we allowed to have this printed at the printers for personal use?
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Sean F July 13, 2021 10:03 pm UTC
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Yes, if you wish. However, we just got word the final proofs shipped out today, which means we will FINALLY be able to release our printed editions to backers. Right after that, we will make them available for sale here.
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James M July 13, 2021 11:12 pm UTC
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Thanks, Sean. I'll be picking up a hardback or two the second it's available.
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Ryan S July 15, 2021 2:26 am UTC
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Great news!!! I have been checking almost daily for the hardback. I just can't learn a game as well by reading a PDF and this is a game book I want to get my hands on.
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Tim P July 22, 2021 2:08 pm UTC
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Awesome! Been waiting for months excitedly.
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Ryan S July 27, 2021 4:26 pm UTC
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Any idea how much longer the wait will be? I saw on the Kickstarter page that the early backer copies were shipped last week. I'm jonesing to buy this game but don't want to pay for the PDF and then buy the hardback.
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Sean F July 27, 2021 6:50 pm UTC
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As we are getting word that our backers are already starting to receive their printed copies, we expect to make the print option live by this weekend.
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Ryan S July 27, 2021 7:22 pm UTC
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Thanks for the quick reply, I really can't wait to get my hands on this game. I have enjoyed looking over the quick start and it looks like the perfect style of supers game for me. Thanks for your efforts!
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Justin S June 03, 2021 3:30 am UTC
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I have a question about area and zone pro's but first let me say I LOVE THESE BOOKS. I bought the pdfs, then bought everything in hardback on the latest KS. Best superhero RPG since mutants and masterminds.

So I don't understand the difference between the pros. Both seem to do the same thing accept one is an ill defined "area" and the other is an entire zone.

Any clarification would be wonderful.

Is there a better place to pose questions like this?
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Leonard P June 08, 2021 4:44 pm UTC
Hello! First, thank you so much for your interest. We have a facebook group and a discord with a bunch of wonderful and friendly folks happy to answer your questions. I am not sure if I am allowed to post links, but they should be easy enough to find.

As to your questions, the area pros (area and blast) affect a distant area while the zone pros (zone and nova) affect and area around you. The difference is tat the first of each pair can be switched on and off as you like, while the second is always in effect. Most heroes with area of effect powers have the Area pro, while most explosives have the Blast pro. In terms of the exact size of the area, it's somewhat nebulous in both cases--theater of the mind and all--but the rules do proffer some guidelines regarding how large these areas of effect should reasonably be.

Thanks!
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Jason K April 22, 2022 2:46 pm UTC
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Hi Leonard. I'm enjoying reading through your game. What's that Discord server ID, please?
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Neil S June 01, 2021 3:25 am UTC
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HOw many powers
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Leonard P June 08, 2021 4:38 pm UTC
If you look at the preview, you can see the entire powers list.
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Tim P June 09, 2021 1:38 pm UTC
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Looks like 120.
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Neil S May 30, 2021 3:36 am UTC
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Does this detail the omniverse
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Sean F May 30, 2021 8:39 pm UTC
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No, it focuses on the presentation of the rules for playing supers in any setting.

One of the projects I am working on is exactly that, though - a guide to the Omniverse.
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Neil S May 31, 2021 2:50 am UTC
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When do you think itll be out
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Sean F June 01, 2021 9:32 pm UTC
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There's been enough interest, we may move it up in the rotation. Other than that, I can't say for certain.

What I -can- say, however, is that we will put something out there for public consumption relatively soon, since we are building so much around it.
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Erik M May 28, 2021 6:25 pm UTC
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Any Chance of a PoD Physical Copy?
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Sean F May 28, 2021 11:27 pm UTC
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Absolutely. As we've posted elsewhere, we've got those in process right now.
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Yann E May 22, 2021 11:59 am UTC
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Which file is the latest please ?
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Sean F May 22, 2021 2:24 pm UTC
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Prowlers and Paragons Ultimate Edition.pdf.

There should only be the one now (though apparently it took a short while for the deletion of the other one to take effect; apologies for the confusion on that count).
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