The Icons Superpowered Roleplaying Game was created by Steve Kenson and has become my go-to superhero rpg. I’ve loved many games in the past – DC Heroes, the ‘FASERIP’ Marvel game, DC Universe, Champions, Marvel Heroic, etc. – but Icons manages to capture what I like about a good superhero game with a modern flair. It’s fast-paced, the stats are easy to absorb, and the emphasis is on heroic fun. I’ll be adding writeups here over time, sometimes of my own characters, sometimes of characters from other media that I wanted to stat up. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it.
For those new to the system, characters have several abilities that they are ranked in – Prowess, Coordination, Strength, Intellect, Awareness and Willpower. In addition to a number value, some players like to use an Adjective to help describe them. The adjectives we use in our game match up with those from the old TSR Marvel game. If you don’t like those, you can use the recommended ones that the Icons rulebooks suggests or you can simply ignore them and just focus on the numbers.
LEVEL ADJECTIVE DESCRIPTION
1 Feeble Weak, minimum human
2 Poor Below average human
3 Typical Average Human
4 Good Above Average Human
5 Excellent Exception Human
6 Remarkable Extraordinary Human
7 Incredible Low Superhuman
8 Amazing Superhuman
9 Monstrous High Superhuman
10 Unearthly Godlike, maximum superhuman
Icons Conversion Tables (helps you convert heroes from the FASERIP Marvel game and the DC Heroes Megs game): Icons Conversion Guide