The world as we know it is no more
In a ghastly pyrotechnic moment, the world as we knew it was no more.
In 2008, an explosion of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN left a huge hole on the European landscape and spread radiations through a world already burdened under a global financial crisis and numerous armed conflicts. This hitherto unknown Z-radiation catalyzed the arrival of H.E.R.O.es (Humans Exposed to Radioactive Outbreaks).
These “human singularities”, also mockingly termed GeneZeta by some media, possessed a wide variety of strange and potent superhuman Powers.
The age of H.E.R.O.es
Shortly after their appearance, attracted to these powers, the US government drafted some of these H.E.R.O.es to form a special team to protect its homeland from threats and dangers during this period of global uncertainty.
The creation of the team of Amazing Men of America generated a global media firestorm: Its members became regulars at press appearances and TV shows; thousands of sites and social networks dedicated to them sprung up on the web; entrepreneurs and businesses all over the world started commercializing and profiting from this newest branding sensation. Overnight, H.E.R.O.es became a subject familiar to every household in every corner of this hyperconnected world.
As the H.E.R.O.es interacted and integrated with the rest of the human world, they also began to be corrupted by the vices of the world: sex scandals, mysterious deaths, radioactive drugs, mass disinformation and deranged behaviors, amplified by the scope and potency of their Powers, sullied their reputations and standings among the rest of the population, igniting worldwide debates and conflicts regarding to the rights and social statuses of these H.E.R.O.es.
Now, in 2014, the H.E.R.O.es community is at a crossroad. Some of them exploit their gifts for commercial gains; some choose to hide their gifts to be able to lead a normal life; a few maintain a purpose of serving for the better of the world, convinced that they are fighting against a secret conspiracy encompassing the world’s superpowers and their retained superhero teams; while there are still others obstinately struggle to live openly and proudly with their bodies and abilities, striving for acceptance from a fearful and distrustful general populace.
This is the world you are entering. This is Earth Z. This is the world to be explored under the shiny capes and costumes. This is #URBANHEROES.
Our goal has been set to an amount at which we'll be able to pay the print, the shipment and the manual translation. We are looking forward to achieve, with your support, the most onerous Stretch Goal and we hope that this platform is going to work as good advertising campaign for our game because we really want to meet and share our project with other players!
Now it's your turn to help us to fulfill our dreams!!!
WHAT WILL YOU FIND INSIDE THE BOOK?
#URBANHEROES includes all the backstory and rules needed to start acting and playing as a superhero in our original game universe. We focus on giving you a straightforward but tactically sophisticated rule set that will allow you to develop a realistic and unique H.E.R.O. while digging deep into their psychological traits and social behaviors.
Book: Over 280 fullcolor pages, color softcover or hardcover, character sheets (PC and NPC).
Rules: Original incremental dice system rules. No modifiers, thus no hard calculation skills needed. You will not be required to roll too many dice at once. Full rule coverage for every single natural phenomenon. Easy rules for beginners and rich experience for experts.
Powers: Five classic superhero-related Origins of Power (Magical, Psionic, Divine, Genetic and Objects) revisited in a contemporary setting. A hundred Powers that can be mixed and matched to create a unique character. All of the Powers work in conformity to actual physical laws.
Advancement: Fast advancement rules let you customize your character Episode after Episode. Comic book-related Power Ups
Abilities: Innovative Abilities that rely on the player’s problem solving and decision making skills. More than 20 Specializations let you customize your character as a real person.
Scenario: A 7-chapter presentation of the Earth-Z backstory with stunning graphical illustrations. Detailed description of a contemporary world inhabited by superheroes. Plots, adventure seeds and tips for the Scriptwriter. Discover multifarious factions, corporations, vigilantes’ teams and H.E.R.O. profiles.
* Shipping: 5 $ to Italy - 10 $ to US and EU area - 20 $ to rest of the world.
!!! If we'll reach "The Transporter" stretch goal all the shipping cost to USA and EU will be free of charge !!!
Please select the language of your rulebook: Italian or English.
Risks and challenges
#URBANHEROES is in constant evolution and we, the authors, want to live and increase this reality with you, fans and players!
We don't see coming problems concerning the English translation (that is already underway) and we have already prepared most of gadgets!
Whatever is going to happen we will continue producing expansion sets and new material for our game, which has only just begun and all the money will be reinvested immediately to give other material and game media.
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