Superhero role-playing game
by Hero Games
. Characters start with a number of power
points they can use to purchase superpower
s and skill
s. Players can get additional power points when creating their characters by giving them disadvantages such as a non-player character
friend who always needs saving, a vulnerability to a certain kind of attack, a psychological
block that prevents or compels a certain kind of behavior, and so on.
The game uses six-sided dice to calculate the success or failure of a character's efforts as well as the damage they inflict; if really high-powered attacks are being thrown around, it sometimes becomes necessary to collect dice from all the other players just to have enough. The sound they make hitting the table is quite satisfying, or terrifying if you happen to be on the receiving end.