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Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition

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The World Needs Heroes!

Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition includes everything you need to create unique superheroes and play exciting stories right out of comic books and movies. Within these pages you’ll find countless powers and power options, extensive rules for gear, vehicles, and even headquarters, a massive assortment of animals and non-player characters, and extensive guidance to help gamemasters run the most engaging superhero games possible. Last but not least, this book includes 38 ready-to-play characters, heroes and villains.

Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition was designed to be highly flexible, allowing you to play anything from street-level vigilantes to high-flying paragons with godlike abilities; from gritty hard-boiled detective stories to four-color cartoon adventures. This edition expands the original to allow for many more options while also streamlining the rules and making the game even faster and easier to run. Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition is the only roleplaying game you need to run any kind of superhero adventure you can imagine.

In 2013, when the world needed heroes, you answered the call. You and your allies were all that stood between light and darkness, good and evil, right and wrong. You fought valiantly and sacrificed dearly. And you saved the day. But ignorance, greed, and tyranny never sleep. Once again, the world is in peril, Hero. Once again, the world needs you to…

TAKE A STAND! JOINT THE FIGHT! BE A HERO!

Evolved from 2013's beloved Prowlers & Paragons game (found on several Top Ten lists of supers games), Prowlers & Paragons Ultimate Edition is Len Pimentel's (Hughesville High, TNT, Six-Gun Fury) masterwork, with extensive design support from Sean Patrick Fannon (Freedom Squadron, Savage Rifts, High Tech Enemies, The Mutant File). The two of them love superhero gaming, and you will love what they've done with this system.

THE BASICS: Roll a handful of six-siders, count the evens (6s count double!), and describe a comic panel or cinematic moment that puts your friends in the scene.

P&PUE features: 

  • Easy, intuitive game mechanics with just enough crunch to be truly fun to play!

  • Player-empowering narrative and shared descriptive experiences reflecting the best of 21st Century game design!

  • Fast and fun, character creation allows any concept you can imagine, any power set you might wish to play with.

"P&P is a smashing amount of superheroic fun that I've enjoyed playing. And did I mention fistfuls of dice? If you like a game that's fast-moving and gives you the feel of your favorite comic-book heroes, P&P delivers. " - Steve Peterson, co-designer of Champions

“I really had a fine time with the playtest. It offers a really interesting balance between flexibility and customization for character creation. And it is rich in detail without feeling like a miniatures game for combat. The highest compliment I can pay is that if we were designing Champions today, there are several ideas I’d have liked to steal wholesale.” - Ray Greer, writer & designer for Hero Games, Steve Jackson Games, and many others


 
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Henry P April 05, 2021 9:12 pm UTC
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Is there a POD coming soon?
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Sean F April 05, 2021 11:27 pm UTC
As I posted below - "Hey there. We've had a glitch, if you will, that has us a bit more behind than we'd hoped by now. We have to get the Pinnacle City's Most Wanted book done, produced, and pushed through the POD system before we can release either of them (because we have to ship both at the same time out to our KS backers, or the shipping cost situation would be a bankrupting nightmare). The team involved in finishing said book (myself, Len) have had some recent difficulties (hip replacement surgery, death in the family), but the momentum is back again and we should see it through very soon."
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Tim P April 15, 2021 4:43 pm UTC
I was just about to ask the same thing - thanks for the details! I understand timelines are slippery, but very very generally, should we expect a POD 2021, or after?
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Sean F April 15, 2021 8:54 pm UTC
Absolutely this year! Hopefully within the month...
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Tim P April 17, 2021 4:38 am UTC
Awesome, thanks for the great news!
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Justin W March 21, 2021 8:22 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Will there be any more superhero write ups in the next book? It would be good to see stats for Gatecrasher, Generator, Prowler, Paragon and those illustrated in the core book.
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Sean F March 21, 2021 8:49 pm UTC
More than likely, you will see them in both future Pinnacle City Universe (PCU) releases, and/or as web-delivered freebie content.
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Justin W March 21, 2021 8:57 pm UTC
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That’s great- I look forward to seeing them! It’s been really good to see this game evolve. I fell in love with the original game and the rule changes have been worth the wait. Still very easy to create characters!
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Maxwell T March 19, 2021 6:09 pm UTC
Is this one of those games that uses the strength-stat ("Might") as the determiner for a "chance to hit" in Melee combat? Always disliked that, especially in superhero games, where that means the Hulk would never miss without taking some tacked-on "Bruiser" hindrance or whatever.
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Sean F March 19, 2021 8:44 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
While it's true we've gone a streamlined approach that combines skill with power, opposed rolls ensure the "Hulk always hits" thing... Is not a thing. Spiderman's agility and skill is just as important.
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Leonard P March 21, 2021 3:50 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes and No.

Yes it works this way by default. So if you want to play Superman, Wonder Woman, etc., you just go with high Might. Makes it easy.

However....

If you want a brick who has a tough time hitting the nimble squishies, you just select an option (called Overkill). So you go from Superman to Hulk or Thing.

Same dynamic applies to powers. You use the power rank to attack, whether that power is melee (cough, Wolverine, cough) or ranged (cough, cyclops, cough). And you have the same option as you do for Might -- if you are way more powerful than you are accurate, you have that same Overkill option. Conversely, if you want a person who is a melee monster due to a power or skill rather than strength, you buy a power called Strike. Or Martial Arts. Sort of depends on which flavor you want.

I hope that helps! :)
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Justin W March 17, 2021 12:35 am UTC
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I loved the original game and this looks a lot of fun. Aside from the heroes and villains illustrations on the character sheets (sorry not a fan of the artist used), this looks gorgeous!
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Chris C March 12, 2021 11:57 pm UTC
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Is this coming to POD?
If it is, will people who buy the PDF now, get a discount on the POD copy when it arrives?
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Sean F March 13, 2021 12:03 am UTC
Yes, and yes.
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Chris C March 13, 2021 10:35 am UTC
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Thanks for quick reply. and sold! well, on payday anyway!
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Brandon P March 22, 2021 6:17 pm UTC
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Oh, now I'm even more pleased I backed this game. I really want a hardcopy. Please make hardcovers a purchasing option. Many thanks!
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Colin J April 01, 2021 6:32 pm UTC
I don't suppose you have a timeline on when POD will be offered do you? I really want to dig into the system and I'd prefer to buy a physical copy over a PDF.
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Colin J April 01, 2021 6:52 pm UTC
I just saw the posts below me explaining the POD situation. Sorry about the redundant question!
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Sean F April 01, 2021 6:53 pm UTC
No worries, and thanks for understanding!
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Pat W March 10, 2021 2:09 pm UTC
Great Superhero RPG! Balances modern narrative style RPG's with old-school crunch! Simple rules with dynamic, versatile power sets that allow for diverse and exciting characters and villains. Nice artwork, well laid out, and fun to read. Pick it up, its fun!
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Erik S March 07, 2021 3:59 am UTC
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I purchased the"Waiting Room Edition" since it said I would get this version when released. How do I claim this version through my account? It does not show as an update to the Waiting Room Edition. . .
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Leonard P March 08, 2021 6:15 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Eric,

Thank you for grabbing the Waiting Room Edition! We hope you have been enjoying it. We released the WRE in response to the COVID pandemic because we wanted folks to have access to a cheap version of the game when it became clear we were all going to be stuck at home with nothing to do for quite a while. However, buying the WRE did not make anyone eligible for a free upgrade to the full version of the game. I reviewed our communications to see if I could determine what might have given that impression, but couldn’t find anything. Regardless, I am sorry for the confusion. The WRE is a fully playable game in its own right, and we thought the folks involved deserved something for their efforts up to that point. But as a small independent RPG publisher, we didn't (and still don't) have the leeway to offer those who purchased it a free upgrade to the full edition of the game. While we think the added material and final art, layout, and overall look are worth getting the full edition, we understand...See more
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Erik S March 09, 2021 7:00 pm UTC
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Thank you for the prompt response and sorry for any confusion on my end. The original edition and the Waiting Room edition are both great products and I also really appreciate you guys putting out such a substantial preview, with so many rules. I will pick up the Ultimate Edition now and appreciate the good work you and your small team have done to bring folks fun, quality games.
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Floyd G March 06, 2021 7:35 pm UTC
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Want to check out the best new game system I've seen in years? Check out Prowlers and Paragons Ultimate Edition!

It's a fabulous combination of Narrative Game and Crunch on top of a solid core mechanic. And, while it was designed for Super Heroic games, it's been shown to work perfectly well for High Fantasy settings, as well...and it worked perfectly for the "Charlie's Angels/Leverage" Mashup I ran.

Give it a shot; you won't regret it.
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Leonard P March 06, 2021 3:10 am UTC
PUBLISHER
A Form Fillable Hero Sheet is now available. Thanks!
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franck D March 03, 2021 3:24 pm UTC
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Thank you! Thank you! At least a super heroes RPG which doesn't use ugly typo and yellow or blue half tone like: "Hey look, we are frozen in the 90's"! Kiss your artistic director for me^^
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Leonard P March 03, 2021 7:20 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
LOL. Thanks! :)
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Roger C March 03, 2021 3:15 am UTC
I am interested in collaborating with you. I have spent the past six and a half years developing, testing, and refining a Superhero-themed game system. It is called, "Extraordinary!" and I think the game format would be a great way to gamify "Prowlers & Paragons."

If interested, feel free to contact me through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/rogeracottonjr) or email (rogeracottonjr dot com).
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Eric T March 02, 2021 8:11 pm UTC
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I’m very intrigued by this game. It looks like a good balance between crunch and narrative. As a Spider-Man fan from way back, I do have a question. Can this game mechanically handle the kind of scenario one might find where Spidey and The Rhino are duking it out, and Spidey makes Rhino so angry with his wisecracks that he blunders into a console with his horn, collapsing it onto himself and knocking himself out? or does that kind of thing just come down to narration and description?
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Leonard P March 02, 2021 9:00 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The game allows for a lot of narrative leeway, BUT AS IT HAPPENS, I am also a Spider-Man fan, and both things you mentioned (wise cracking enough to make Rhino mad and stupid ... well, more stupid, as well as luring an enemy to attack something behind you and leaping away at the last minute) are actually addressed directly in the rules. The first is what we call a combat stunt. Lots of things can qualify as combat stunts, but wisecracking to give your opponent penalties on their rolls would definitely qualify (the web head was exactly who we had in mind for this rule). The second is a specific thing we call Luring, and in this case you are dead on point because I literally had Spidey vs Rhino in mind (its kind of an obvious example).

Hope that helps!
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Eric T March 02, 2021 9:20 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Very much. One more question. I noticed there’s a waiting room addition as well. I’m blind, so the art is unimportant to me. Is the text in the waiting room addition the same as in the ultimate edition, or is there more stuff in the final product besides new art?
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Sean F March 02, 2021 11:51 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Sean Patrick Fannon here - the co-designer. The Waiting Room Edition is actually a bit out of date now, and I actually need to take that one "offline" to avoid any further confusion.

Thanks for the heads up on that, and glad you are intrigued by what we've created here.
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STEPH M March 02, 2021 5:40 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Just a quick question: Is there a form-fillable PDF character sheet available? Or will there be?
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Leonard P March 02, 2021 7:35 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I think there are a few versions floating out there in the online community. Lemme check. If not, you can expect there will be. I'd reach out to the communities on Discord and Facebook -- bunch of creative lunatics there. :)
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STEPH M March 03, 2021 5:05 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Thanks Leonard. It would be a great idea to include an official form-fillable PDF character sheet download with this product or as a separate purchase. Cheers.
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Stacie W March 02, 2021 2:08 am UTC
PURCHASER
I hope this becomes available in print.
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Sean F March 02, 2021 2:31 am UTC
PUBLISHER
We are working the files through the system even now. - SPF
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George K March 02, 2021 3:38 pm UTC
Awesome, PoD!!
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Stacie W March 03, 2021 10:03 am UTC
PURCHASER
Very cool, thank you.
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Tim O March 10, 2021 1:53 am UTC
Is there a tentative timeframe on when POD will drop?
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Sean F March 10, 2021 1:59 am UTC
Unfortunately, not one I can state with confidence. We ran into a number of issues with the file uploads that must be resolved, and I don't know how long it's going to take to fix those issues, pass them back through, and so on.

As well, because of the costs of shipping, we need to make sure we are shipping the core books out with Pinnacle City's Most Wanted, so we need to get all that timed accordingly, as well.
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Tim O March 27, 2021 9:59 pm UTC
Any updates on POD?
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Sean F March 29, 2021 3:19 am UTC
Hey there. We've had a glitch, if you will, that has us a bit more behind than we'd hoped by now. We have to get the Pinnacle City's Most Wanted book done, produced, and pushed through the POD system before we can release either of them (because we have to ship both at the same time out to our KS backers, or the shipping cost situation would be a bankrupting nightmare). The team involved in finishing said book (myself, Len) have had some recent difficulties (hip replacement surgery, death in the family), but the momentum is back again and we should see it through very soon.
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Stacie W March 30, 2021 3:32 am UTC
PURCHASER
Just curious but is that Pinnacle City's Most Wanted book on here (on drivethrurpg) for purchase?
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Sean F March 30, 2021 5:24 pm UTC
Not quite yet, but hopefully VERY soon.
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