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Bruno Galan

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ICONS Rol con Superpoderes - Es hora de ser un héroe. Icons es un juego de rol de aventuras sobre superhéroes, en la cual los jugadore
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Yes, it is. La Guarida del Trasgo is licensed to produce and publish Icons in Spanish.
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John McMullen

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Speedsters. Could you really make a whole series about speedsters?

Well, sure you could. If you use point buy and you want a generic speedster as a starting point, here's a place to start.
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John McMullen

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ICONS template: Crimefighter
SYSTEM: ICONS You're saying you'd rather play somebody who has trained his or her body to physical perfection and has an array of gadgets to help? Got you covered. For other instructions, see http://jhmcmullen.blogspot.com/2016/04/icons-templates.html Crime...
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John McMullen

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This is ICONS specific, amazingly enough.
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mike lafferty

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Big Supers RPG thread over on rpg.net where they are trying to compile reviews of all supers systems (including ICONS)
https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?778437-The-Big-Supers-Thread-Pros-and-Cons-of-EVERY-Superhero-RPG-system
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dsumner1234

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Enemy Strike File: Gorgon [Icons] - What's an archaeologist with a penchant for lining his pockets to do when he finds an ancient mask that appears to call
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Jim Santagate

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A couple of questions:

If you buy powers as extras, are you able to use them all at the same time?  In other words, if you have Element Control (Fire) and the extras Flight and Force Field, can you be flying with your force field up and firing a blast of fire all at the same time?  I'm assuming yes but wanted to make sure.

For the concentration limit, it calls for a difficulty 0 Willpower test.  Am I correct that this is a standard test where 1d6 is rolled and added to the difficulty 0 to get the total difficulty as normal?
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Yes to both questions.
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William King

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I recently bought the premium version of Icons A to Z. What I received however was the softcover. I'd greatly appreciate it if the difference in price was credited towards some Icons PDF's.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

BTW I got an email indicating that there was a problem with the purchase link I received which has since been resolved. If for some reason you haven't yet bought a copy of A to Z do so immediately. It's that excellent! 
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I rechecked my order and it turns out that instead of the Premium Hardcover I thought I was ordering, I ordered the Premium Softcover. I need to be more careful in the future: Premium does not mean Hardcover. Lesson learned.

If you are an Icons GM you need A to Z, get it now. In fact if you own a copy of TAE order A to Z. You won't regret it, even if you get the wrong version.
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Ron Blessing

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+Steve Kenson, thanks for updating Great Power! Quick question: Does this apply to the POD version?
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Yes, it's definitely the file, and definitely on the to-do list.
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Jason Sunday

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Are there any Icons Adventures for Assembled Edition?
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Well to be fair, the conversions weren't supposed to be difficult or strictly even necessary in most cases. As I understood it, TAE was said  not to be a whole new edition (hence not being called 2nd Ed, or even Revised), neither was Great Power.
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those of you who play on a VTT (Roll20, et al), how would you manage a Murderworld style scenario? Would you try to make detailed battle maps for various encounter/trap areas, or would you just use descriptions and visual aids as possible/necessary?

I've been religious about maps for online play, as I think they have increase engagement, but they get harder to put together as I get more complicated with my encounters.
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Not much help here since I've never played with a VTT, but I'd suggest some visual aids and possible pop culture reference points. If your players aren't familiar with Murderworld then perhaps they've seen the Hunger Games movies.

I find battle maps not as useful for supers because of the scale of movement. Especially with Icons. It's so abstract I don't think I've ever used a battle map. I've drawn some pictures for basic layout. Mostly I use verbal description and clarify later if my players get confused.

I'd say plenty of visual aids to put on the screen for your players! Hope that helps.
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[ICONS] Blacklist File: Ajax - The Blacklist Files comprise the most dangerous at-large Super Talented individuals that the federal government consider
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This is a very nice product. 
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Steve Kenson

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Since its renewal recently came due, I was reminded about the Icons Wiki, a fan resource set up not long after the game was first published. Ad Infinitum took over hosting it when wikispaces went from a free to a paid account system, but my own time to…
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John McMullen

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Yet another quicker startup idea.

I'm sure that's not actually the problem that needs fixing, but when that's the hammer you've got, everything looks like a nail.
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mike lafferty

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As (not) seen on TV - New for ICONS - the Jersey Devil.
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/178887/Iconic-Legends-Jersey-Devil
Iconic Legends: Jersey Devil - WHO IS the Jersey Devil?! As a child, Matilda Mangold was blinded by a chemical truck explosion when she risked herself
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Very nice.
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Bruno Galan

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I was super harsh on ICONS in my last post. While I feel that my complaints about how hard it is to find the rules within the book cannot be denied, many comments that readers left me (some from Steve Kenson, the game's autho...
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I think an Icons: TAE GM screen would prevent a lot of potential future misunderstandings. An index wouldn't gilding the lily either.
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Bruno Galan

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Yes, that is a graph calculator and an elements table next to the ICONS book and a character sheet. One of my players got Transmutation powers and she happens to study science. She took it very seriously to portray her powers...
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+John Holmes I would have stunted it off his Coordination because I originally has his Athletics as "Expert" but shaved it down for points--and then forgotten that I had done so when it came time to play. So I'm glad the sentence is ambiguous enough that I could have been right (because in my heart of hearts I was wrong).
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dsumner1234

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Enemy Strike File: Thermite [Icons] - Being a mutant with powers you don't understand is hard enough. Being a hot head with fire powers when you are on the ru
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John McMullen

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You know I'm doing an ICONS play-by-post. Here's an update on how it's coming together, in the form of lessons to consider if you're going to do one.
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dsumner1234

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Enemy Strike File: Landslide [Icons] - Thugs never think about the consequences of their actions. When the thugs attacked Darius, they had no idea they w
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