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Welcome to Prowlers & Paragons!

Prowlers & Paragons (or P&P) is a tabletop roleplaying game with a narration-driven, rules-light system designed to emulate four-color superhero comics. Let’s break that down so you can see what you’re getting yourself into.

P&P is a tabletop roleplaying game. We’re going to assume you’ve got this one covered.

P&P is a narration-driven system. The rules in this game are not effects driven. For the most part, they don’t tell you what happens. Instead, they tell you who gets to describe what happens. And that’s what it’s all about in P&P: describing what happens. Both the players and the gamemaster (GM) take turns narrating events in the game world. This makes P&P feel more like an exercise in collaborative storytelling than a typical roleplaying game. However, P&P isn’t totally freeform and open-ended either. There are rules that help determine what characters can do and how they compare to one another. This prevents the game from devolving into a never-ending debate about what is and isn’t reasonable.

P&P is rules light. It’s chock full of gross oversimplifications and blatant inaccuracies that mimic comic book tropes rather than real-world facts. This also makes P&P a simple game with a streamlined set of rules. Once you know what you’re doing, you should be able to play without ever opening the book.

Finally, P&P is designed to emulate four-color superhero comics. This game is about the heroic things the characters do and the heroic burdens they shoulder. Mundane matters get little attention. There aren’t any detailed rules for dealing with money and wealth, but there most definitely is a rule for smashing into a bank vault. Let’s be perfectly clear: This is not a deep and cerebral game. P&P was designed to let you play stories about super heroes who save the world and beat the snot out of villains who richly deserve it. Like so much of the genre, P&P is a gleefully unapologetic exercise in heroic wish fulfillment.

Quickstart Issue!

This is our free Quickstart Issue, designed to give you a feel for the game. We hope you like what you see, and hope you’ll give the game a spin.

Although we went back and forth on this, we decided that the best way for you to get a feel of how P&P works and what the game’s all about (hint: rolling a bunch of dice, screaming, high-fiving) is to let you read the relevant chapters of the P&P core rules. As a rules-light game, there’s really not all that much to take in. Plus, every time we tried to take something out, we immediately thought of a situation where you might need what we deleted. So rather than trying to rewrite the game, we’ve just included the chapters you need to read in order to play Monkey Business, the story included in the last chapter of this Quickstart Issue. We had to make a few changes to the text so that things make sense, but for the most part, what you see is right out of the game. It’s not everything, but it should more than cover you.

The only other things you’ll need to play the story included in this Quickstart Issue are the Quickstart Heroes, player character heroes that we’ve created for you. Each comes in a 4-page dossier format that includes all the information you need to play that character. You can download our Quickstart Heroes directly from this site.

 
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December 2nd, 2013
Great little system. A surprising amount of depth for such a small book, and a great deal of options. Just wish it'd come out in hardcopy so my technophobe GM will run it! [...]
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June 14th, 2013
Loved the interior art, layout and the game mechanics I can’t wait to see the overall finished product. [...]
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June 5th, 2013
I want to play this game! I'm seriously going someone will run it for me, and I anxiously await the full release. [...]
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