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03-23-2015, 08:33 AM
Dan Houser (primary artist of the ICONS game, interior art, co-writer), Mike Lafferty (editor/creative consultant), Jesse Justice (cover art), and myself (writer, character concepts) have just launched the Kickstarter for ICONS: Stomping Grounds today. The ICONS project is the first in a planned series, with part of the proceeds from each installment being used to fund the next project (as well as paying for production costs); each Stomping Grounds releases will feature a trio of villains who operate in one of the distinct neighborhoods of the STARK CITY setting for the ICONS game.

First up is the SILVER DISTRICT, the posh, high technology hub of Stark City-and what better sort of bad guys for the Silver District than Silver Age-flavored villains? The book features Magnus, a diminutive ape mastermind, occultist, and criminal sophisticate; his chief hench-woman Vainglory, a long-time petty criminal turned shape-shifting, super-strong, and statuesque villain, and The Jammer, a want-to-be major villain with an inflated ego and an overcharged set of power-armor.

Stomping Grounds also features plot hooks for all three villains, a three-page adventure, new qualities, guidelines on using the new foes as arch-nemeses for your PC heroes, and a write-up of Arcanum, a brand-new parallel world for the ICONS setting!

For those ICONS fans unfamiliar with my work, I am a veteran supers, fantasy, and urban adventure role playing game freelancer, whose recent credits include the DC Adventures Game (my work appearing in books two, three, and four) and Wild Cards: All-In, the adventure anthology for the game based off George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards series of novels.

So for all ICONS fans, as well as those curious about checking out this fast-moving, fun-loving superhero game, please check out our KS page, live for the next 30 days.


All my best.

03-25-2015, 11:37 AM
Hey everyone!

With help from Ade Smith and Mike Lafferty - we've expanded the Backer Rewards! If you didn't get in on Stark City when it came out, for 20 dollars you can get Stomping Grounds and the original Stark City PDF!

03-25-2015, 05:56 PM
And even backers at the $10.00 level get a copy of the Silver District, the neighborhood of the Stark City setting where the first Stomping Grounds is set. The Silver District PDF includes information on the background and timeline of Stark City's most metropolitan neighborhood, with write-ups of some of the city's most notable super-heroes and villains, landmarks, families, organizations, and businesses.

All my best.

03-27-2015, 06:17 AM
By the By, you can back the project for as little as $5 and get your name in the credits.

04-27-2015, 08:15 PM
I want to thank everyone who was interested in the project, and those who chose to back it. Unfortunately, we did not make goal.

I and the other contributors are looking at where to go with the material from here, as we really did come up with some sweet villains and intriguing adventures for the ICONS game. But we do have to consider what the market told us, and consider the best way to bring the ideas to fruition going forward.

If anyone would like to give us some feedback, please feel free. Comments are welcome, and may even be quite useful.

All my best.