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sumnerd
06-26-2015, 05:36 AM
I'm not sure how many of you have seen the previews of Steve Perrin's upcoming Against the Axis supplement for ICONS, but it, IMHO< looks to be a solid product. You can check out previews of some the artwork, as well a few character's on their Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Againsttheaxis?fref=ts I, for one, am looking forward to picking this one up. Here's a preview pic of the cover to wet your appetite.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v26/DSumner/11108840_1611248545825661_4601080142970493175_n_zp sc3akkxke.jpg

sumnerd
07-03-2015, 08:17 AM
New art and a new write-up for the villain Ubermann. Words by Steve Perrin. Art by Joe Singleton.

Ubermann (Over Man)
Franz Klinger
Transformation

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v26/DSumner/11017856_1622235144727001_2236139067851150537_n_zp svh0j4i74.jpg

Attributes
Prowess 5
Coordination 5 (8)
Strength 5 (8)
Intellect 3
Awareness 4
Willpower 3
Stamina 8 (11)
Determination *

Specialties
Athletics
Martial Arts
Military (Tactics)

Powers
Ability Boost 3, Strength and Coordination
Resistance 6 (Physical Damage) - Lasts for 1 hour
Super-Speed 6 - Lasts for 1 hour
Fast Attack (3 hits per round at Prowess 6, 6, & 2)
Immunity 4 (Blinding, Heat, Cold, Radiation) - Lasts for 1 hour

Qualities
Drug-fueled superman
Glories in his power
Potion lasts only 1 hour and every drink makes him drunker

Background
This Aryan super soldier uses a potion to gain great strength and invulnerability for around an hour. Franz Klinger was the test subject for a project led by Hans Gottman to create super solders by feeding them the Valhalla Mead fed to the dead heroes of Valhalla. It was a rousing success, but two problems surfaced. (1) The physical might only lasts for an hour, and each draught makes him drunker. (2) There is only so much of the Mead available and neither the Valkyries nor German Science can replicate it. The Brewmaster of Asgard fell in Ragnarok fighting alongside his Einhariar comrades.

High Command keeps an eye on the brew. If this Ubermann falls, they have candidates to take his place. If need be, they will empower more than one if it looks like the situation calls for all the power possible at once. If they do this, the opportunity to create more Ubermann operatives is endangered, so they are unlikely to do this except under the most dire circumstances.

Hans Gottman, however, is constantly experimenting with the brew in hopes of making a synthetic version that will not cause drunkenness and eventual debilitation. He intends to drink this himself. It is said he has a secret holding complex of test subjects driven mad by the experiments who have some of the powers and might be used as a last minute diversion against advancing Allied troops.

Klinger is a fanatic Nazi who tattooed a swastika on his chest. He refuses to wear shirts or coats because he wants to show off his mighty (even at Strength 5) physique.
Against the Axis RPG Supplement's photo.

sumnerd
07-05-2015, 08:44 PM
**Arminius (Arminius)**
Wolf Geller
Birthright

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v26/DSumner/11535672_1620047584945757_6930820672843531016_n_zp s7hiu3ivx.jpg

Attributes
Prowess 8 (10 with weapons)
Coordination 5
Strength 6
Intellect 4
Awareness 5
Willpower 6
Stamina 12

Specialties
Archaeology Expert
Athletics Expert
Weapons Expert (Spears and Shields)
Stealth

Powers
Invisibility 6
Limit: Camouflage
Super-Speed 3 (Fast animal speed)
Extra: Surface Speed (run on walls/water)
Spear Devices (slashing & throwing) 6
Extra: Also bashing and “blasting” (7 Damage)
Limit: Only 5 carried
Limit: Susceptible to being disarmed
Shield Device – Damage Resistance 4
Extra: +3 Dodge (vs 1 attack per page)
Limit: Must make Prowess vs Prowess or Coordination to use it

Qualities
Dislike for urban environments
The Ghost Warrior
Slayer from Ambush

Background
During WWI, Wolf Geller was a Jaeger sergeant, a forester recruited for scouting and special environment duties. He found that this designation did not keep him out of the trenches, just another infantryman in the meat grinder of the Western Front. Then one dismal day in the trenches, he found that he could virtually disappear from sight by blending into whatever natural background he stood in front of (including old structures like castles and old village buildings, but not modern buildings and vehicles) and could also run as fast as a cavalryman’s horse in full charge.

What he did not realize at the time, but discovered later, was that he is a direct descendent of Arminius, the Germanic captain who tricked the Romans into the battle at Teutoburg that destroyed three legions. While Ragnarok was happening at the same time as the Great War, Arminius, one of the heroes of Valhalla, was slain again, but his fighting spirit could not be slain. He sought, and found, his descendent and brought with him the famed skulking and fast striking abilities the Germanic tribes are known for.

Wolf became a hero known as the Grey Wolf during the Great War. His endorsement was one of the factors that gave Hitler his momentum to power. And then he realized that he was not getting older – at least not as fast as those around him. When the Asgardians joined the 3rd Reich, and Wolf found out the source of his powers, he joined the Einhariar under his ancestor’s name and has been one of their stalwarts ever since, being used for stealth missions all over the world.

In combat dress, Arminius looks like an ancient Germanic warrior. His hair is long and shaggy, his uniform is fur edged and lined, and he wears moccasins instead of jackboots. For special missions he paints his face with woad. This has nothing to do with Germanic warriors, but he read about the ancient Picts using the blue substance as war paint and decided it would look good on him. His shield and spears are specially built for him in the pattern of those used by ancient Germanics.

sumnerd
07-05-2015, 08:58 PM
Sonneadler (Sun Eagle)
Hunu Krakedumer (Hans Kraken in Germany)
Birthright

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v26/DSumner/11040177_1612158909067958_1040398864593987867_n_zp sjbuvusln.jpg

Attributes
Prowess 4
Coordination 5
Strength 3
Intellect 4
Awareness 4
Willpower 5
Stamina 8
Determination 2

Specialties
Aerial Combat Expert
Mental Resistance Expert
Science (Radiology (Vril))
Occult (Vril)

Powers
Flight 3 - Psychokinesis and Wings
Force Field 6 - Field of photonic force
Blast 7 (Blasting) - Blast of photonic force
EXTRA: Affects Incorporeal (mentally generated)
Telepathy 2 - Simple communication

Qualities
Master of Solar Power
Alien to Earth's surface
All powers -2 when sun not in sky (clouds have no effect)

Background
A few of the Vril-ya of the Black Forest support contact with the outside world in the person of the Thule Society. One of these Vril-ya found that his diminished ability to absorb solar energy (in comparison to his comrades) is actually a benefit, as he can travel to the surface without collapsing in agony.

He accompanied the German visitors back to the surface and discovered that he is actually the peak of Vril-yan development. He is at least in part the culmination of the Prometheans’ intended mutational bloodline in that he can absorb sunlight with his wings and use it to power his abilities. It is theorized that he actually absorbs some of the more invisible spectrum, as clouds have no effect on his power absorption. He can even absorb energy from bounced radiation from the Moon and from the stars, though his power levels are reduced in such circumstances. He joined the Nazi super soldier program (commonly known as the Einheriar) as Sonneadler, the Sun Eagle. He is often assigned missions spearheaded by the Black Sun.

sumnerd
07-09-2015, 10:41 AM
And Steve has been kind enough to share another villain with us.

Sinder Ella (Cinderella)
(akaGreta Haunsacher)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v26/DSumner/11202651_1625004517783397_9169622348200420885_n_zp se0uszaeg.jpg

Transformed

Attributes
Prowess 4
Coordination 6
Strength 3
Intellect 5
Awareness 3
Willpower 5
Stamina 8

Determination *

Specialties
Power Expert (Fire Control)
Occult Expert

Powers
Elemental Control 7 (Fire) - Rune of Fire
Extra: Fire Blast
Extra: Bonfire – Fire Burst
Extra: Flight
Extra: Force Field
Limit: Not when soaked or in sub-zero weather (affects all)
Super- Senses: Infravision
Aura of Fire 2

Qualities
I will give you fire!
Fire is Pretty!
-2 vs cold

Background
Greta Haunsacher, German female researcher for the Thule Society, discovered the Rune of Logi (Fire) and assimilated its meaning to use it as a weapon. That she is a pyromaniac may have some influence on how easily she mastered the power. The name is a reference to the Brothers Grimm version of the Cinderella story, since cinders and ashes are all she leaves of her victims.

She is commonly seen in a spectacular red and yellow flame motif rococo ball gown complete with glass-like shoes, which she loses frequently. This has no effect on her powers, as some Allied adventurers have learned to their sorrow. Because of her extreme flying speed, she is often sent on sabotage missions overseas.

sumnerd
09-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Just out of curiosity, I'm wondering if any of you guys are planning to check this out when it's released. From the previews they've been posting, it's looking to be really good source book.

dirkgentry2000
12-28-2015, 03:33 PM
Just out of curiosity, I'm wondering if any of you guys are planning to check this out when it's released. From the previews they've been posting, it's looking to be really good source book.


quick update - we will be launching the KS soon. We delayed it to complete fulfillment on earlier KSers.

here are some recent free previews on RPGNOW

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/169697/Against-the-Axis-KS-Preview-Doctor-Arcane?src=newest

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/169181/Against-the-Axis-KS-Preview-Sinder-Ella?src=hottest_filtered

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/168912/Against-the-Axis-KS-Preview-Sonneadler?src=hottest_filtered

sumnerd
01-04-2016, 02:48 PM
And the latest preview - Blauer Max

Against the Axis KS Preview: Blauer Max

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/170205/Against-the-Axis-KS-Preview-Blauer-Max

sumnerd
01-24-2016, 06:39 AM
The Against the Axis Kickstarter has gone live

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/412792115/against-the-axis-world-war-ii-era-play-in-stark-ci

greycrusader
01-24-2016, 08:54 PM
This does indeed look impressive. I do plan on backing once I get back to work (off the past two weeks due to illness, unfortunately).

greycrusader
01-24-2016, 09:00 PM
This does indeed look impressive. I do plan on backing once I get back to work (off the past two weeks due to illness, unfortunately).

sumnerd
01-31-2016, 05:22 AM
So, any of you guys planning on backing this?

Prodigy Duck
10-06-2016, 09:48 AM
Against the Axis is now available for sale!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/195064/ICONSAgainst-the-Axis

sumnerd
10-06-2016, 06:59 PM
Against the Axis is now available for sale!

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/195064/ICONSAgainst-the-Axis

There's some really good material in this, and it's well worth a look.