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BIFF! BAM! KAPOW! is the "campy 1960s superhero television show" RPG!. The players can take on the roles of Hoot Owl and Screechy from the included sample series or create their own heroes and send them into the world of colorful theme villains, elaborate death traps and fisticuffs so zany that sound effect words appear in mid-air. 

The game utilizes a modified version of the Intention System (as seen in Retrostar, Stories from the Grave and On the Air), which was designed to minimize prep time so that you and your friends can jump right into the action without a lot of fuss. And once you get started, you won’t have to devote four to six hours to playing. BIFF! BAM! KAPOW! is at its best when sessions last 60 to 90 minutes, as this is about the right amount of time needed to accommodate the same amount of story that would fit into a 30-minute episode of a TV show. The game was designed to pe played by one Showrunner and up to two players, though there are guidelines for adding more players.

Each and every rule in the game was included to facilitate collaboratively telling a fun story with your friends while faithfully emulating the feel of the superhero shows that graced television sets all over the world. This degree of accuracy in portraying the genre means that realism is sometimes—and by “sometimes”, we mean “almost always”—thrown right out the window. The TV shows that inspired the game affected an air of surrealism and campiness that often flew in the face of anything resembling logic. That’s half the charm, to be honest.

BIFF! BAM! KAPOW! is your ticket to a world that slightly resembles our own… but with a Dutch tilt. So gather around the table with your friends and join us in celebrating the zany and offbeat adventures of televised superheroes during the 1960s. We’ll be right there with you… same Owl time… same Owl channel.

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Tim K October 10, 2021 2:50 pm UTC
Will there be a POD version soon?
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Cynthia M October 11, 2021 7:14 pm UTC
Yes, I just sent off for my proof copies this morning. Once I see them and approve, they'll be made available.
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Anson S September 30, 2021 8:59 pm UTC
Hoping to see more of this product line in the future. It was fun to have a combination of both serious and silly villains
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Cynthia M October 01, 2021 2:18 am UTC
Thank you. I tried to get a similar mix of what was found in the old Batman TV show with a dash of what was found in The Green Hornet.

While I've not made an official statement on the matter, the first major supplement will be a yet-to-be named book about villains. It will have new options for creating them, lots of ideas for villainous schemes, ready-to-use deathtraps and, you guessed it, more villain write-ups.
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Don A September 30, 2021 3:06 pm UTC
Both 'Quick' and 'Full-size' previews work fine for me.
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Cynthia M September 30, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
Interesting. I wonder why they're working for some and not others.
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Michael T September 30, 2021 2:53 pm UTC
The preview seems a little sparse: AccessDeniedAccess DeniedFXKQZWJTBCTKQ59XCMjpd6vmYWrodGPQDm0r9V1BboUMz+bCZ0QiUl9Q2AXqe6bPbr0V+GQQ888B0BFiwTkm
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Cynthia M September 30, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
I went back over them to try to fix the issue. Does it work now?
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Michael T October 01, 2021 11:01 am UTC
Yes! Thank you!
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