I love it, and now you can too. My favourite roleplaying game for emulating the freewheelin', anything goes, atmosphere of superhero adventures at your table, Amazing Heroes is now available for purchase as either a PDF or hardback, via DriveThruRPG.
Creator Martin Lloyd says:
Amazing Heroes is the new game from Amazing Tales. Amazing Heroes builds on the simple and quick Amazing Tales rules to create a superhero game that brings thrilling, and fast paced action to the table for players aged eight and up.
With flexible rules that let you create any superhero you can imagine, and straightforward mechanics for handling everything from villains and teamwork to equipment and allies Amazing Heroes puts the focus of your superhero adventures where it should be – on the action!
Amazing Heroes is a book in four parts
Part one: How to be a hero contains all the rules you’ll need to create heroes and fight villains.
Part two: Running the show is packed with advice and additional rules to make your superhero games as awesome as possible.
Part three: Storm City is a complete setting for Amazing Heroes. Learn about the districts, factions and threats that make up this city.
Part four: Adventure Time - Amazing Heroes comes with two complete adventures. Rise of the Behemoths pits the heroes against a mad scientist and his giant creations. The Comet is Coming opens up a world of supernatural adventure as the approach of a comet awakens an ancient evil.
A system for ages eight and up Amazing Heroes adds new features to the Amazing Tales system.
You’ll find rules for injury and experience, for teamwork and for attempting tasks of varying difficulty. Adding these elements makes Amazing Heroes perfect for gamers of any age who like fast-paced, light-weight systems.
A setting packed with adventure Amazing Heroes includes Storm City, a city absolutely packed with potential for superhero adventure.
You’ll find Storm City on the west-coast of the United States, in the shadow of Big Thunder, a dormant volcano. It’s home to four million people, NFL and NBA teams, an overworked police department, an ivy league university and a host of biotech startups.
Crime in Storm City is the hands of four shadowy families, but bigger threats loom from the labs of the city’s scientists, alien races, the supernatural forces of the abyss, and even those who dwell beneath the city.
Storm City is also home to a team of crime-fighting superheroes. Will you join them?
In some ways Amazing Heroes is the 'advanced' version of Amazing Tales. If you're looking for ways to add more challenge to your games of Amazing Tales you'll find what you need here.
Characters in Amazing Heroes risk injury and defeat, they learn and improve over time, and they build relationships within their game world that they can rely on in times of crisis.
If your kids are starting to find Amazing Tales a little simple, this might be just the thing to take their gaming to the next step. All the best, and happy gaming