The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Fury of Shadow
X-treme Dungeon Mastery
FU: the Free, Universal RPG
In a Den of Vipers
Shadowcraft: The Glamour War
Broodmother SkyFortress
Sherpa
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (First Edition)
Masks of Nyarlathotep (3rd & 4th edition)
Dynasty - Who Will Rule The Empire
Blood in the Chocolate
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Silent Legions
Doors to Darkness
Epyllion
Cloud Giant's Bargain
The Unofficial Species Menagerie
CM1: Test of the Warlords
Dragon (Issue 352 - Feb 2007)
Wicked Fantasy Factory #2: Against the Iron Giant
Creatures of the Nightcycle
The Cave of Time
The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild
Substandard Magic Items
Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition
Dungeon World Roleplaying Game
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes
The Plant
Fate Accelerated
Ryuutama: Natural Fantasy Role Play
Atomic Robo
The Fugue System
Hoard of the Dragon Queen
Pug's Bazaar: Tent #1
Spellcraft & Swordplay Box Set
The Whispering Road
The Location Crafter
Star Wars: Force and Destiny Beginner Game
Indie Mixtape Volume 1
Savage Lairs: Fantasy Forests
NEXUS
7th Sea Core Rulebook
Storm King's Thunder
Volo's Guide to Monsters
TimeWatch
Curse of the Crimson Throne
Future Wars - (Issue 36)
Escape from the Shrouded Fen
Attack on Hilo Ahu Beach
GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters: 126.63

7,519 Supporters

$15 min for supporter badge & GeekGold bonus
47.4% of Goal | left

Support:

Information
RPG
Genre
Series Code
 
Category
Mechanic
Designer
Artist
Production Staff
Publisher
Year Published
2016
Primary Name
Guardians: Original Edition Rules for Fantastic Superhero Games
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 193077
Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
Early Edition PDF
Publisher: Night Owl Workshop
Year: 2016
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: NOW1002
98 pages
Size: Digest
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

From publisher blurb:

What if the first RPG was inspired by the super hero comic books of 1970s instead of Tolkienesque fantasy? This was the “bronze age” of comics in which ongoing story arcs and a new maturity of tone gave stories greater power than ever before without sacrificing the epic feel of earlier periods.

GUARDIANS is a super hero retro-clone intended to be compatible with the original fantasy roleplaying game, Swords & Wizardry, Adventurer Conqueror King, Labyrinth Lord, Warriors of the Red Planet and other “OSR” games. It is part of the Original Edition What If? line. If your tastes run towards superpowered four-color heroes and villains you’ve found the right book. In a tradition inspired by the psionic abilities of Eldritch Wizardry and the mutants of Metamorphosis Alpha or Gamma World, even a first level Guardians character begins with mighty powers!

The Player Characters (PCs) are those who have been granted great powers. Standing as titans among men, they chose to serve as guardians of humanity and bulwarks against evil. But every super is also a person: a hero who can punch through a tank or fly to the moon may find their powers useless when they grapple with a hostile media, their best friend’s alcoholism or a romantic rival who doesn’t miss dates because they have to save the city.

The rules presented here are intended to be either a complete game or serve as a companion to fantasy games using the same overall system. This book is a resource for Game Masters to pick and choose from, whichever suits your fancy. The rules are based, in their most basic form, on the original fantasy roleplaying game; all elements are intended to be mostly compatible with that system, its successive editions and versions, and with the other old school retro-clones. These other books are not necessary to enjoying this one, but elements of those books combined with this one is sure to result in a truly unique experience suited to each group’s taste.

More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Relationship:
Pg. 1
No Articles Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Item Rank: N/A
Num Ratings: 1
Average Rating: 9.00
Standard Deviation: 0.00
Num Views: 389
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 1
Users Owning: 1
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.