Thursday, June 24, 2010

DC Adventures Hero's Handbook

Thanks to Shag over at Once Upon A Geek, this is the cover to the upcoming DC Adventures Hero's Handbook, from the folks who brought you Mutants And Masterminds (a pretty swank game by my estimation).

Some information:

Green Ronin Publishing announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with DC Comics and will be releasing the DC ADVENTURES RPG book this August. The game is based on Green Ronin's Mutants & Masterminds, the leading super-hero RPG in the tabletop gaming world.

"It is DC's 75th anniversary this year and I'm delighted we can help celebrate it by bringing the DC Universe back to the roleplaying hobby," said Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. "The team-up of the DCU and the creators behind Mutants & Masterminds will create an unstoppable force of great gaming!"

The DC ADVENTURES game will consist of four books, each done in full color and beautifully illustrated by top comic artists. The line launches in August with the DC ADVENTURES Hero's Handbook. Following it will be Heroes & Villains, Volume 1 in the fall. Then 2011 will see the release of Heroes & Villains, Volume 2 and DC ADVENTURES: Universe.

Makes me wonder what level Hawkman is going to be!

Image: DC Adventures Hero's Handbook, Alex Ross, 2010.


The Irredeemable Shag said...

Can't wait for this! Now we'll have statistics showing that Firestorm can kick Hawkman's butt! :P

The Irredeemable Shag

Luke said...

"Duuuh, Professor Stein, what's that spiky big ball thingy?"

"Look out Ronald!"



The Irredeemable Shag said...

No no no. It won't go anything like that. Hawkman will start to swing the mace, then he'll fail an intelligence roll and get confused... He'll be thinking - wait a minute, am I a reincarnated Egyptian Pharoah or an alien space cop? Nevermind that... I'm some kind of Hawkgod Avatar. Ummm... that doesn't make sense. Maybe I'm all these things... I'm sorry, could you repeat that Mr. Starlin?

By then Firestorm will have used his molecular restructuring power to turn Hawkman's wings, mace, and all other Nth metal to Jell-o.

Firestorm FTW!

The Irredeemable Shag