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Superhero RPGs – Ep61

Who do we look to in our time of need?.. Smart!

For many of us, superheroes hold a special place on our hearts. There are several who credit comic books with fostering within us the love of reading. We certainly do. Who didn’t read a comic and then wish that there was a way to be the hero from the book?


With the release and subsequent buzz about The Avengers movie, we decided to look at the genre of roleplaying games and why we love to play games dedicated to people who swing around in tights and wear their underwear on the outside.


Superhero RPGs – Ep61


Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark, Jayson and Greg


Running Time – 37:06


00:00     Intro

00:35     TANGENT: Where is Shawn?

01:16     On to the Topic – Thanks to Paul Solis for the topic

Items Mentioned: Hero System, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, The Avengers Movie, Marvel Superheroes RPG, DC Heroes RPG, Green Ronin, Marvel Superheroes Adventure Game

06:29     TANGENT: Deadlands Noir

Item Mentioned: Deadlands Noir Kickstarter

06:58     Back to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Mutants and Masterminds, Steve Kenson, Supers, Superboy, Man of Steel

10:52     TANGENT: Battle Royale with Cheese

Items Mentioned: Battle Royale, The Hunger Games

11:37     TANGENT: Green Arrow Rumor

Item Mentioned: Arrow

12:10     TANGENT: The Ultimates, Mark Millar and Screw Jeph Loeb

Items Mentioned: The Ultimates, Mark Millar, Jeph Loeb

13:39     Back to the Topic?.. (nope)

14:04     TANGENT: Comic Writers Appreciation & Dan Abnett

Items Mentioned: Dan Abnett, Warhammer 40k, James Patterson, Jim Butcher

16:41     TANGENT: The Giving Nature of Gamers

Items Mentioned: Cracked, Dungeons & Dragons

17:27     TANGENT: Dalton Fury

Item Mentioned: Dalton Fury

18:15     Finally back to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Venture Brothers, Immortal Iron Fist, Ed Brubaker, Leverage, Epic Meal Time, Watchmen, Shadowrun

36:23     Outro




  1. Skunkape
    Skunkape June 13, 2012

    There was a herald of Galactus called Nova and she was involved with Johnny Storm, the Human Torch for a while. Her name was Frankie Raye daughter of the man who made the android Human Torch. You can read about her at the following wikipedia address…

    We played a lot of Champions during the 80s, best super hero games I have ever played!

    Operation Bum Rush, that’s classic!

    • MikeB
      MikeB June 14, 2012

      Ah yes, now it’s all coming back to me. She was herald during the Ron Lim Silver Surfer era iirc. Never knew she was involved with Torch, but I can see the attraction there.

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