Podcast #155: Superhero RPGs with Shane Stacks

This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Shane Stacks to talk about superhero roleplaying games. In the news, a third Dungeons & Dragons book this year, possible Dragonlance video game, new Vampire: The Masquerade books, and more! Plus Our Favourite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about mixing genres at the table.


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More Setting Release Information D&D 5E - WotC: 5 D&D Settings In Development?

Possible Dragonlance Video Game? D&D General - WotC Teases Possible Dragonlance Video Game

New D&D Survey with NDA Attached (which has now been taken down) D&D 5E - New WotC Survey! Learn About A New D&D Product!

D&D Live 2021 Celebrity Charity Game with Jack Black, Kevin Smith, and more D&D 5E - D&D Live: Kate Welch returns with Jack Black, Reggie Watts and others!

Jeff Easley Prints Available D&D General - Jeff Easley Is Selling Art Prints

HeroQuest RPG Going Out of Print Media - [Chaosium] Chaosium's HeroQuest RPG titles to be permanently removed from sale next month; purchase while you can!

Book of Nod Deluxe Edition and Second Inquisition for Vampire: The Masquerade Vampire: Book of Nod & Inquisition Books Incoming

Conan the Adventurer Released Conan the Adventurer - Modiphius | CONAN | DriveThruRPG.com

Awfully Cheerful Engine Awfully Cheerful Engine! A roleplaying game of action comedy!



Weird Wastelands https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webdm/worlds-of-web-dm-weird-wastelands

The Wonderer’s Guide to Merchants & Magic https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eventyrgames/merchants-of-magic-5e

Pink Cloud https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pink-cloud/pink-cloud-an-adventure-game-for-friends-of-bill

Campfire https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/braintrust/campfire-0

Keep up to date with all the RPG crowdfunding projects ending soon every week with Egg Embry’s RPG Crowdfunding News RPG Crowdfunding News – Worlds of Web DM, Rogues, Wander’s Guide, and more


Superhero RPGs

Villains & Vigilantes: Mighty Protectors V&V 3.0 Mighty Protectors - Monkey House Games | Villains and Vigilantes | DriveThruRPG.com

Me and Steve Talk RPG’s Ep 27: The History of Supers Gaming with Shane Stacks
Mutants & Masterminds Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Hero's Handbook - Green Ronin Publishing | Mutants & Masterminds | DriveThruRPG.com

Sentinel Comics Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Starter Kit - Greater Than Games, LLC | DriveThruRPG.com

Golden Heroes Golden Heroes - Wikipedia

Masks: A New Generation Masks: A New Generation - Magpie Games | Masks | DriveThruRPG.com

City of Mist City of Mist: Player's Guide - Son of Oak Game Studio | Core Books and Sets | DriveThruRPG.com

Four-Color to Fantasy from EN Publishing Four-Color to Fantasy: Superhero Toolkit (Original 3.0 Version) - EN Publishing | DriveThruRPG.com

DC Heroes DC Heroes - Wikipedia

Champions Complete Champions Complete - Hero Games | HERO System | Champions | Dark Champions | DriveThruRPG.com

Trinity Continuum: Aberrant Trinity Continuum: Aberrant - Onyx Path Publishing | Trinity Continuum | DriveThruRPG.com

GURPS Supers GURPS Supers - Steve Jackson Games | GURPS Fourth Edition | DriveThruRPG.com

Marvel Super Heroes Marvel Super Heroes (role-playing game) - Wikipedia

Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game - Wikipedia

Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game (published by Marvel in 2003, only lasted one year) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Universe_Roleplaying_Game

Marvel Heroic Roleplay https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Heroic_Roleplaying

Marvel Multiverse Announcement https://www.enworld.org/threads/mar...se-tabletop-role-playing-game-in-2022.680483/

Superhero: 2044 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero:_2044

HERO System Character Creation (not the full rules, just character creation at 466 pages) https://www.drivethrurpg.com/produc...Edition-Character-Creation?affiliate_id=36142

Victorious the Role Playing Game https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/169398/Victorious-the-Role-Playing-Game?affiliate_id=36142

Egg Embry interviews Monte Cook about Heroes of the Cypher System (coming soon) https://www.enworld.org/threads/heroes-of-the-cypher-system-an-interview-with-monte-cook.676680/


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Greg K

List of Superhero RPGs, but no Icons/Icons: Assembled? No BASH: Ulitmate Edition? No Supers! Revised Edition?
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List of Superhero RPGs, but no Icons/Icons: Assembled? No BASH: Ulitmate Edition? No Supers! Revised Edition?
Bash was mentioned on the show. I think Supers! was but I can't remember now. But like they said, there are a LOOOOT of superhero RPGs on the market and there's no way to include every single one without turning the entire last hour of the episode into just a running list of them all. DC Adventures was also mentioned but I couldn't find a good link for it for the show notes (just scalpers overcharging on Amazon and a single sentence on the M&M Wikipedia page).

Greg K

If you’re after a list of all superhero RPGs, Wikipedia might be a start:
No, I am not after a list. I, specifically, mentioned the games that I did, because they are three of the more popular superhero games currently supported by their publisher and third parties.


Honestly though, you could just search for game books by Steve Kenson, remove all the Shadowrun and Earthdawn stuff, and you'll be left with some of the best superhero RPG content out there.

Greg K

Honestly though, you could just search for game books by Steve Kenson, remove all the Shadowrun and Earthdawn stuff, and you'll be left with some of the best superhero RPG content out there.
Agreed about some of the best superhero RPG content out there. However, some of the best content remaining would also include other games such as D&D 3e, True20, Dragon Age, World of Darkness, GURPS, and Aberrant among others.
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