[Supers] How Many Superhero Universes Have RPGs?

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[Supers] How Many Superhero Universes Have RPGs?

Post by Havard » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:45 pm

How many Superhero Universes are there (from Comics, RPGs, Movies etc)? And how many of these have RPGs based on them?

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Re: [Supers] How Many Superhero Universes Have RPGs?

Post by dulsi » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:07 pm

Champions has their own universe. It had a comic line created later. However, the rpg company no longer has anything to do with the comic line. One of characters in the comics was renamed because the creator of the character (or someone) didn't want to be associated with the comic book character.
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Post by agathokles » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:06 pm

GURPS Supers has setting books for Wild Cards (which also has a M&M incarnation) and Hellboy. M&M has also a Nocturnals setting book. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has its own RPG. The Valiant universe also has its own RPG.

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Re: [Supers] How Many Superhero Universes Have RPGs?

Post by ripvanwormer » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:24 pm

Wikipedia has a list of superhero teams, divided by publisher. One thing I see missing is the Superhomeys from Empowered, which as far as I know doesn't have an RPG associated with it. I also don't see the Millarverse, The Boys, or the universe from the novel Soon I Will Be Invincible. None of which have RPGs to my knowledge.

There's an Authority RPG based on the team from the Wildstorm universe.

As Agathokles said, here's a Valiant comics RPG.

I'm not sure if they qualify as superhero universes, but there's an RPG based on the webcomic Sam and Fuzzy and an RPG based on the webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons.

Again, I'm not certain if it qualifies as a superhero universe, but there's a Metabarons RPG based on Alexandro Jodorowsky's space opera comics. The characters in that universe definitely have things that can be described as superpowers, though I suppose that's just as true of Star Wars.

Underground isn't based directly on another media property, but it's its own superhero universe.

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Post by dulsi » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:19 pm

Justice Machine got an rpg book by Palladium
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Post by Cthulhudrew » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:32 pm

Aaron Williams (of Nodwick fame) had a game supplement for his superhero grade school series PS238. It uses HERO games' Champions system.

Jeff Dee's Villains and Vigilantes is sort of interesting in that it was an rpg before it became a comic (a 5 issue series from Eclipse), but it always had a very solid campaign world baked into the system.
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Re: [Supers] How Many Superhero Universes Have RPGs?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:32 am

Does anyone know if D6 Supers has a bespoke universe?

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