New Superhero RPG, ‘Metahumans & Manticores’
Metahumans & Manticores is a new super hero RPG that’s the official RPG book for the Arena Mode Saga series of books. Join in on the Kickstarter for the final book of the series and you can get the RPG.
From the announcement:
The sci-fi/superhero novel ‘Final Empire’ (The Conclusion of the Arena Mode Saga) is being funded on Kickstarter, and the last part in the trilogy comes with a bonus: everyone who purchases the book will receive a free copy of ‘Metahumans & Manticores’, an all-new tabletop role playing game.
“This will be huge for RPG fans who are into comics,” says Blake Northcott, author of the Arena Mode series. “It’s like a Marvel vs. DC Battle Royale, or a ‘Hunger Games’ scenario. Players can design their own character, or select any superhuman that appears in the books – it’s a cast of characters that were created by a comic book dream team.”
The approximately 90-page book will feature artwork from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse and IDW alumni, including:
Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Fionna and Cake)
John Broglia (God Complex, Unmasked)
Joe Corroney (Star Wars, Star Trek)
Dave Johnson (Deadpool, Punisher, Superman: Red Son)
Barry Kitson (Incredible Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man)
Derek Laufman (Batman Black & White, Marvel vs. Capcom)
Mark McKenna (Star Wars: Old Republic, Justice League)
Steve McNiven (Death of Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy)
David Nakayama (Deadpool cover artist)
Dan Panosian (Spawn, X-Men, Green Lantern)
Roc Upchurch (Rat Queens)
As well as illustrations from Thor Mangila of Iron Age Comics, and YouTube personality Comic Book Girl 19.
“Some of the characters in the Arena Mode series are tropes,” explains Northcott. “They’re obvious nods to famous Marvel and DC characters, with classic superpowers – a guy who runs fast, another who flies and can shoot lasers from his eyes – that was very intentional. But there are also some wholly unique characters with some bizarre powers, and I think it’ll make for a nice blend of action. Every comic book store in the world has the ‘who is the toughest superhero’ debate on a regular basis, and this is the chance to act it out.”