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ZENITH COMICS PRESENTS: HEROIC THE RPG BETA-PLAYTEST EDITION

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Now Featuring BETA v3.1 - May 1st, 2024 - v3.1 is HERE!

ATTENTION: This is a Beta-Playtest Document, not a completed product. It is FULLY playable, but is missing art, as well as minor rules and fluff that do not impact game play. It may contain typos, and other errors that will be added to the Errata and updated frequently to the downloadable document here.

Welcome to the ZENITH COMICS PRESENTS: HEROIC THE ROLE PLAYING GAME BETA-PLAYTEST EDITION.

Using the classic four colour superhero system, which we are calling the MIGHTY SUPER HEROES SYSTEM, this clone continues the conversation started back in 1984, and brings it into the 21st century.

Please note; any money given here is used for art purchases for the final published edition.

BE HEROIC!

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Seth P May 03, 2024 12:26 am UTC
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Hello, Went to purchase ASH today and saw his blurb about it being rolled into Heroic, and that it's being crowdfunded. Went and took a look and was absolutely shocked that the artwork was great and not the usual horrendous "art" that ends up in games. So I backed a hardback on the spot.

Haven't even started reading the book yet, but immediately noticed it's almost all single column. Is that just because it's a working draft? Will the finished version actually be 2-column?
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Zenith C May 03, 2024 4:08 am UTC
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The layout will be 2 column, this is just a WIP
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Seth P May 05, 2024 7:21 pm UTC
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Sounds good thanks.
I just asked this on the campaign page too, but can't tell if anyone can even see or respond to comments on Backerkit.

I just went to upgrade to the Premium Color version. But instead of it being $100cdn it is adding an extra $100cdn on top of the $70cdn...
That can't be right can it? That would be about $125 US before even paying for shipping. That would be an absolutely insane price and well more than double any premium color book I've ever ordered from Divethru.
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OddHelge G May 02, 2024 9:00 am UTC
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Great work!
really like the innovation of makeing the universal table relative. Fixes a lot of issues.
But reading the rules it is kind of confusing if this is a player facing system. Like Powered by the Apocalypse games or if it is "both player and npc's roll' like in the original MSH game.
This is made more confusing by the fact that reactive is defined several times in the document. Each time defined slightly different.

Example in page 21
"Reaction: This is when your character does something in response to an NPC’s or another Player’s Action, or an
environmental event such as a collapsing building or a falling tree. Certain FEATs (see next section) can function as
Reactions (Escaping, Dodging, Roll With the Blow, Evading, Blocking, and Catching), as well as using Powers as a
defense. Can also be used instead as an extra Movement. Let’s talk a bit more about Reactions"

In page 31
"Every character gets three...See more
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Zenith C May 02, 2024 10:13 am UTC
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Hey there Oddhelge!

Thanks for the kind words :)

As for your point, yeah we will reword "reactive" as it can clearly be confusing with Reaction. Totally missed that and super appreciate the clarification.

Have you joined the Backerkit for this one? www.tinyurl.com/heroicrpg

Happy to discuss here, there, anywhere really :)

BE HEROIC!
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OddHelge G May 02, 2024 11:51 am UTC
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Am a backer now.
So is is correct to assume that both PC's and NPC's takes turns here. And the normal situation is to compare active Characters active stat vs passive character passive stat. And one each round each character CAN use either a pre-emptive action or reaction to react. And reacting mostly adds a bonus to the passive state.
Maybe the words Move action, Normal Action and Minor Action would make this more understandable. Especially since as the text stands now the reaction can also be used for other things than reactions. And in some of the power description a normal action can also be used to boost defence.
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Zenith C May 02, 2024 12:40 pm UTC
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without getting too in the weeds, we have an editor looking for such things, remember this is a WIP document. Happy to discuss more on our Discord if you want, we have many folks there discussing rules and such; https://discord.gg/uzXh8Vh2
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Tim O April 05, 2024 2:54 am UTC
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Is there plans for the finished product to be print on demand, or pdf only?
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Zenith C April 05, 2024 9:47 am UTC
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POD
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Tim O May 29, 2024 1:25 am UTC
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Is there a timeframe on POD launch?
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Chad S January 08, 2024 3:27 am UTC
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If we have questions or feedback, where would you like those sent?
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Zenith C January 10, 2024 7:43 pm UTC
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For now we are using our Discord for such things, or you can email us at contact(at)zegmedia(dot)com! Discord: https://discord.gg/S3X4ZRw6Jn
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Ramiro R December 28, 2022 4:29 pm UTC
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I've looked through the entire PDF a few times, and it keeps saying that you need a Universal Table to roll on, yet there's no such table in the whole book. This makes it unplayable. Have I overlooked something?
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Zenith C December 28, 2022 4:31 pm UTC
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Hey Ramiro, the Universal Table is in the ZIP file that should have downloaded as well as a separate image file. It is also the last page of the PDF. If it is not there let me know and I'll fix the file. In the meantime here you go: https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApQXFCouZdqUk5NDtZZ7lYhsDdkNpA?e=PA6UA5
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Anibal D January 10, 2024 7:12 pm UTC
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Is there a character sheet?
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Zenith C January 10, 2024 7:47 pm UTC
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D'oh! We have one, but it needs to be updated... adding the old one to the DLs.
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