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A Superhero sourcebook for the United Kingdom. Based on the scenarios of THE British Superhero game of the mid 80's.
A Superhero sourcebook for the United Kingdom. Based on the scenarios of THE British Superhero game of the mid 80's.
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"What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in"
David Lloyd George, Wolverhampton, November 1918

Back in the day, there was a superhero RPG published in the UK. It was originally an A5 printed booklet, then a box set with two supplements, a couple of boxes of lead figures, some articles and scenarios in a certain gaming magazines. Its name is own by a third party so cannot be mentioned, let's just say some of the Heroes were Golden

Well that was 30 years ago, and we still have a soft spot for the original game. Which is where Legacy comes in. [Redacted]* was a superhero game set in the UK, what Legacy does is, to take those original scenarios and articles, update and expand on them and create a coherent universe, where the UK is the predominated place for superheroes.

These are the old scenarios used to create a universe for British Heroes. 

- Crossfire (an Alien Exchange) 
- Legacy of Eagles- Queen Victoria and the Holy Grail - The Lancelot Caper (unpublished)- STRIKEBACK - American Dream - Reunion - Peking Duck - Pilcomayo Project - Contagion, Coincidence & Confusion

The goal for this project is get enough money to pay for proofreading and editing. Nothing too ambitious. Nice and simple.

This is legacy, a sourcebook for roleplaying superheroes on the streets of the UK. The book which currently stands at 140 pages will have background material on why some people are superpowered and other aren't, it will have details of various Villains old and new, there is an origin scenario which is an update of the Pilcomayo Project.

The book will also contain: stuff on Time Travel, parallel dimensions, the source of both magic and superpowers, there is a chapter on America and the EAGLES (from Legacy of EAGLES), a vast array of background information , The book also includes a century of Heroes, a year by year almanac of heroes since 1900. And details of the Official British superhero teams since 1899. Including the Queens own Shadow V.
All in all, it is everything you might need to run a superhero adventure in the United Kingdom.

This Sceptered isle has called. Its time to talc up the spandex and get pledging

early mock up of cover
early mock up of cover

This sourcebook will have stats for 2nd edition SquadronUK. If it reaches its stretch targets, it will have conversions and stats for both SUPERS & ICONS.

Stretch goals.

Unlocked £1000 - Legacy book
Unlocked £1050 - Legacy book with maps
Unlocked £1100 - Legacy book with cut out figures
Unlocked £1150 - Legacy book with crib sheet
Unlocked £1200 - Legacy book with second scenario "the farm"
Unlocked £1250 - Legacy book with third scenario (revised Terra firma)
Unlocked £1300 - Legacy book with forth scenario (The Siege of Deadwood) + Supers & ICONS stats
Unlocked £1350 - Legacy book with revised Superfrance
Unlocked £1400 - Legacy book with villain cards
Unlocked £1450 - Legacy book with hero cards
Unlocked £1500 - Legacy book with fifth scenario (The peculiar memory of Charlie Field, an Officers of D.I.C.E adventure)

Above the £2,000 mark we get into realms of helping other books along
£2000 - Rise of the Overlord campaign.
£2100 - Legacy of Villains / Legacy of heroes, supplement books.
£2200 - Beneath the Shadow of the Stars, (Crossfire, American Dream, Contagion, Coincidence & Confusion, Reunion and Alone against the Krai.
£2300 - The Grail quests (Queen Victoria and the Holy Grail, Hitler and the Grail, and Something,Something Maltese Falcon)
£2400 - Queen Victoria and the Shadows out of time (the Shadow V, Time Travelling Campaign)
£2500 - Crawling from the Wreakage (a three part supernatural mini campaign)
£2600 - Moment in History (a series of adventure set in the past, including American Eagles excape in Korea, Somthing rotten in the Crimea adventure, Opening King Tuts tomb)
£2700 - Offices of D.I.C.E a mini campaign.
£2800 - Rise of the Ironclad a steampunk mini campaign
£2900 - Hero and Villian suppliments for the extra books.
£3000 - The Justice Associates campaign book, including the three part Curse of the Yellow Peril Pulp campaign.

Risks and challenges

So Risks and Challenges, well the book is currently 140 pages long without art work so far, there is more than enough art to fill the book. All that needs doing is finalising the text, adding a few extra bits here and there, then proofreading, spell checking, grammar, adding the art. Basic editing stuff. The scenario that is included has been finished a while, it has been play tested a number of times, I have even run it for the Author of the original game.

There are no copyright issues, as the contracts allow the rights to stories and characters to revert to the original authors, and i have permission to use and reference all the old material and have permission from 90% of the artists to use their art, where the artist has passed away I have not used the art.
So all things being equal the risks and Challenges are low.

* the original name is not used as this is owned buy a third party

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