From the introduction:
Welcome to Paragons!, the Super Powered RPG Battle Game!
So what’s a Super Powered RPG Battle Game?
Simple: a streamlined collection of rules for running super powered battles and roleplaying superhero stories.
As a battle game, Paragons! can be used to play out comic book slugfests between heroes and villains that you create. The combat system is a dice game all by itself, one that requires strategy, teamwork, and the ability to outthink your opponent. You can play Paragons! as a battle game, even if roleplaying games aren’t your thing.
But since you’re here, you should know that Paragons! is also a toolbox for roleplaying super powered adventures. We call it a toolbox because it only includes the rules of the game. We’ve left out a lot of the fluff normally found in roleplaying games. You won’t find an introduction to the superhero genre. If you’re reading this, we’re going to assume you already know a thing or two about superheroes. You won’t find a section explaining how to play roleplaying games, or an example of play. Again, if you’re reading this, we assume you pretty much have that down. And you won’t find a section describing how to be a better player or gamemaster. There are a ton of excellent articles, books, games, podcasts, and websites out there that cover this stuff. We’ve given you the tools, and assume you know how to use them.
However you decide to play the game, we hope you enjoy!