“This really feels designed for newer or casual gamers, which makes sense as this will be the first tabletop RPG for a lot of Valiant fans.” Alex Lucard (Diehard GameFAN)
“Basically, this game hits all the right spots it needed to. It encourages you to play all the main characters from the comic books in the Valiant Universe, and gives you no holds barred access to the Valiant universe.” Aaron Richardson (All Us Geeks, Guest Review)
“The Valiant Universe RPG is truly my style of superhero because it’s not over-the-top super and carries that bit of sometimes-less-than-moral characteristics.” Aaron T. Huss (Roleplayers Chronicle)
You and your friends are sitting around talking about comic books, ’cause that’s what we do, after all…
You’ve just finished reading Harbinger #21 and are wondering about Peter Stanchek’s powers. The key phrase that you’re excitedly debating is from Peter: “You know … it affects me pretty hard. Every time I scan someone. The homeless I wipe to keep rumors of your apparitions from spreading. All those Foundation members during Harada’s mind squall. Ax earlier today…”
One of you says, “Y’know, if I was Peter I’d simply anchor an invisibility shield to Monica Jim. Every time she leaves the Renegades’ underground lair, Peter’s psionic energy spikes on. That keeps Monica Jim hidden while alerting Peter to potential trouble while she’s out. But this also gives her some leash so the kid doesn’t go stir crazy.”
Another one of you says, “Nah, nothing in any of the comics says Peter can anchor his powers, much less have them kick off subconsciously like that. That’s going too far.”
And another friend pipes up and says, “Yeah, I agree. Not to mention that doesn’t solve Peter’s problem of the psychic weight he’s carrying. If I was Peter, I would’ve figured out how Harada’s mind squall worked while it was scrambling all that brain juice. The comics have shown how fast he adapts, after all. Then, when he’s scanning and erasing memories, he generates, well, let’s call it a ‘mind bubble.’ A subtle pressure of memories spread into a wide area—a pressure valve relief sorta thing. Kicks off déjà vu for anyone in a certain radius. But no one’s really hurt, no alarms sound, and Peter’s not getting crushed because he’s carrying the weight of everything.”
A chorus of “Oh … that’s good” flows around the room. Except for the original guy, who mutters, “I still like my idea better.”
Who hasn’t enjoyed those thought experiments as we’ve all put our imaginations to work in great debates to answer the questions that come out of reading the best comics? Well, that’s exactly what Valiant Universe: The Roleplaying Game lets you do.
This is your chance to step in, suit up, and answer those questions for yourself! How would you do it?
Download this free PDF of a comic book explanation of exactly how you roleplay!
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The edge between superhero and villain has never been sharper. In the Valiant Universe RPG, players will immerse themselves in a dark and gritty world where every mission and every battle has deadly consequences. Whether playing X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman or even the all-powerful Toyo Harada—or any of dozens of characters—Valiant’s most fearless heroes will unite for the first time in a roleplaying game, allowing you to join their stories and create new ones!
Whether you’re a longtime fan or brand new to the Valiant Universe, this is the only source you’ll need to bring Valiant’s leading characters to life in a fantastic superheroes setting!
- Cue System: The rules-light and easy to learn Cue System allows a novice or uninitiated RPG player to quickly get inside the head of their superhero and plunge into the action.
- Title Exposés: Detailed summaries of all the Valiant Universe comic titles allow players to easily determine which part of the universe they want to game in; a perfect companion to the Valiant Universe Handbook.
- Character Dossiers & Creation Rules: Along with ready-to-play missions, superhero and villain character Dossiers will have players in the thick of the action in no time. Or do you want to create your own superhero or villain and add it to the Valiant Universe pantheon? Quick and easy rules give you that freedom!
Want to check out the Valiant Universe RPG Quick-Start Rules in action? Check out these great videos from the Dicestormers (and check out their other game videos as well)!
Time Trial: Part 1
Time Trial: Part 2
Time Trial: Part 3
Time Trial: Debrief and Review
More Than A Game
Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,750 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Since its summer 2012 relaunch, Valiant has returned to the fore as one of the most highly regarded publishers in comics, winning a 2012 Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. Just last month, the publisher announced Valiant First–a brand new publishing initiative primed to unleash a major #1 new series debut monthly throughout 2014, beginning in May with RAI #1–the first issue of an all-new ongoing series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt with fully painted interiors by superstar artist Clayton Crain.
Getting Started With The Comics
Valiant got your attention and you’re looking to get into their comics? Valiant has numerous “0 Issues” hitting comic book shops right now. A perfect way to leap into a given title.
Fallen in love with a given title and don’t know where to go to get your comics fix? While hunting down older issues in comics shops is a blast, don’t forget you’ve access to the digital revolution. Comixology hosts all the current titles, as well as a mega swath of original titles from the 90s!
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