Welcome to the world of Super Powered Legends!
In 2015, rpg artist and writer Jacob E. Blackmon began to create a super-heroic universe featuring iconic characters for use with the 3rd Edition Mutants & Masterminds rpg by Green Ronin Publishing. Over the last two years, there have been over 100 PDFs produced featuring over 180 heroes and villains to fill this world of wonder.
And now, Rogue Genius Games is collecting these PDFs into one massive tome: The Super Powered Legends Sourcebook!
At its base funding level, the Sourcebook will feature all heroes and villains from every Super Powered Legends product -- including the Disaster Day! adventure -- up to date. In addition, the Sourcebook will feature information about using each character as a hero or villain respectively.
As stretch goals are reached, the Sourcebook will expand to include additional information about different locations within the Super Powered Legends universe. This includes familiar countries like the United Kingdom, Romania, and China; and how these nations have changed to accommodate the existence of super-powered beings in their borders. Other locations include hidden worlds on Earth, such as the sunken nation of Atlantis and the mysterious City of Monsters: Agartha. Beyond Earth, exists interstellar beings of cosmic power and high adventure. These alien worlds will also be expanded upon with additional stretch goal funding.
Included in all of these expanded areas will be new art by Jacob Blackmon.
Sign up today to get the Super Powered Legends Sourcebook for M&M! Because sometimes you a need characters everyone knows, even if they're meeting them for the first time.
Innocent Bystander (Pledge $1 or more)
You're just here to watch. No rewards, but we appreciate the support! tell your friends, and watch out for falling rubble!
Crowd Control (Pledge $20)
No new material for you, but you'll get a bundle of all the pre-existing Super Powered Legends hero and villain pdfs! That's more than 100 two-dollar pdfs, a better than $200 value, for just $20!
Be a Hero (Pledge $25)
You receive a pdf copy of the Super Powered Legends Sourcebook. This will have all the material from all existing Super Powered Legends hero and villain files (more than 100 characters), the additional material by creator Jacob Blackmon, plus all the content from all stretch goals!
Avenging League! (Pledge $35)
You receive a pdf copy of the Super Powered Legends Sourcebook, and the ability to buy an "at-cost" hardback print-on-demand copy. These will have all the material from all existing Super Powered Legends hero and villain files (more than 100 characters), the additional material by creator Jacob Blackmon, plus all the content from all stretch goals!
The "at-cost" print-on-demand copy will be made available thought DriveThruRPG. You'll have to pay the actual cost of printing and shipping the book, but no additional payment goes to Rogue Genius Games.
$1,500 (UNLOCKED!!) The Sourcebook will collect all existing Super Powered Legends PDFs into one book. In addition will be information about how to use each character as a hero or villain, respectively.
$1,650 - Legendary Timeline (UNLOCKED!!) At this goal, a timeline will be included as an additional chapter to the Sourcebook. This timeline will feature alternate historical events of Earth; as affected by a world where superhuman beings have existed.
$2,000 - Super Powered Legends Coloring Book (UNLOCKED!!) At this level, all supporters of $25 or more will receive a Super Powered Legends Coloring Book PDF. This will feature the existing SPL art in black and white for you to color!
$2,250 - Super Powered Legends Art Collection (UNLOCKED!!) At this stretch goal, all supporters who have pledged $25 or more will receive a PDF collection of all of the Super Powered Legends cover illustrations in brilliant full color.
$3,000 - Atlantis Rises! (UNLOCKED!!) Expanded information about the undersea kingdom, introduces the Queen of Atlantis, and various villains of the Sunken Nation. Includes all-new art by Jacob Blackmon for each new character.
$3,300 - China (UNLOCKED!!) The presence of super-powered beings has affected the political landscape of China and its neighboring countries. Discover more with this unlocked stretch goal; including the People's Defense Force (China's national superhero team), the city of Hong Kong under the rule of the Grand Emperor, and some of the empowered minions of the Grand Emperor. Includes all-new art by Jacob Blackmon for each new character.
$3,600 - Egypt (UNLOCKED!!) The ancient lands of Egypt hold magical secrets under its sands. As "young gods" awake around the world, the old gods of this country seek to reclaim their power over humanity. The dark god Sutekh promises power to those who worship him; ultimately placing him on the throne as the new ruler of Egypt and throwing Northern Africa and the Middle East into a new era of conflict. The heroes of Egypt -- including the newest Winged Avenger -- attempt to remove the dark god from his throne. Includes all-new art by Jacob Blackmon for each new character.
$4,000 - Japan (UNLOCKED!!) Since the appearance of Kaiju Island, this island nation is plagued by monster attacks. Its only defense are the heroes of the country: the Kaiju Defense Force and their transforming vehicles who battle the giant monsters destroying the cities and the magical girls who fight demons that corrupt the minds and souls of Japan's citizens. Includes all-new art by Jacob Blackmon for each new character.
$4,500 - Romania (UNLOCKED!!) From his royal palace, Lord d'Arc schemes to bring the world under his control. Only under his rule can Earth be safe from the alien and mystical threats he sees coming. To fulfill his goals, he has gathered the worlds greatest scientists to help create new warriors and agents. Meanwhile, the undead Count Orlok seeks to usurp Lord d'Arc and use his super-science creations to expand Orlok's kingdom of vampires! Includes all-new art by Jacob Blackmon for each new character.
$5,000 - United Kingdom (UNLOCKED!!) The United Kingdom has a storied history of heroism since the days of Camelot. Villains from that era, such as the wicked Mordred, continue to scheme their plans of taking the kingdom away from humanity. Standing in their path are the Royal Lions, the nation's foremost team of heroes. Includes all-new art by Jacob Blackmon for each new character.
$5,500 - Faez Territories (LOCKED) Leaving Earth, this stretch goal expands upon the alien worlds of the Faez; a race of shape-shifting aliens who attempted to invade Earth after their own home world was destroyed. Their shape-shifting powers can even be magnified to mimic the powers of other super-human beings; creating the UltraKnights! Includes all-new art by Jacob Blackmon for each new character.
$6,000 - Khor Empire (LOCKED) These expansionistic aliens believe it to be their manifest destiny to rule over the entire Milky Way Galaxy. Engaging in generations of eugenics directed by their living super-computer Primus, the Khor have become a race devoted to war and conquest. Includes all-new art by Jacob Blackmon for each new character.
SOCIAL STRETCH GOALS
As the Kickstarer campaign expands, we will offer benefits to our supporters. The more people who pledge to the Kickstarer campaign will increase the benefits of all!
Social Stretch Goal #1 (50 Pledges) - Royal Family of Agartha PDF (UNLOCKED!!)
When 50 total people have pledged to the Kickstarter campaign, all supporters of $20 or more will receive a free PDF describing the Royal Family of Agartha, City of Monsters!
Social Stretch Goal #2 (75 Pledges) - Agartha, City of Monsters (UNLOCKED!!)
When 75 total people have pledged to the Kickstarter campaign, all supporters of $20 or more will receive a free PDF describing the hidden City of Monsters, Agartha! Included will be additional heroes and villains of the city.
Social Stretch Goal #3 (150 pledges) - Henchmen For Hire! (UNLOCKED!!)
When 150 total people have pledged to the Kickstarter campaign, all supporters of $20 or more will received a free PDF describing several villains on the payroll of the infamous Crime Czar. Some of the villains included will be Kodiak (a Bulgarian loup-garou) and Bad Bunny (the lepus-powered big sister of the heroine Chipmonk).
Social Stretch Goal #4 (200 pledges) - Disaster Day (LOCKED)
When 200 total people have pledged to the Kickstarter campaign, all suppoters of $20 or more will receive a free PDF copy of Super Powered Legends Adventure: Disaster Day!
Risks and challenges
The Super Powered Legends products are both written and illustrated by a single creator, Jacob Blackmon. this gives them a clean and consistent creative vision--but it also makes them vulnerable to severe disruption if something catastrophic impacts Jacob's ability to write or draw stretch goal material.
Obviously we have designed the schedule to allow ample time for the typical give and take of a freelance creator's schedule, and we feel confident that under any normal circumstances we'll be able to hit our estimated delivery dates. But if something well outside the ordinary occurs, it could create a situation where we must either accept a greater delay than we'd like, or find a way to have some of the stretch goal work done by a different writer or artist.
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