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Sentinels of Echo City Deluxe Edition

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A few years ago, I had the wonderful blessing of receiving support through Kickstarter for a game called Saga of the Splintered Realm. In the process of building that game, I realized that the same fundamental system could be used for supers gaming, and the first edition of this game was born. In the intervening three years, the game has had a chance to simmer and grow. In this edition, I’ve merged the best of the game and its handful of supplements with some simpler mechanics, a streamlined approach, and a clear visual identity. I hope you have as much fun playing as I have.

This book contains everything you need for extended play: character generation and advancement rules, a starter game setting (Echo City), an overview of the larger game world, and a roster of creatures, other characters, heroes, and villains of the game world.

This revised and expanded game includes over 130 different powers and abilities, a complete game setting, several adventures, and dozens of fully-realized characters. It features a slimmed-down mechanic for crisp, fast-paced play that is both familiar and innovative.

Here is what people had to say about Sentinels of Echo City’s first edition:

“If TSR's B/X D&D procreated with their Marvel Super Heroes game, you'd get the first genetic version of SoEC... after that though you'd need to inject it with mutagen, expose it to gamma radiation, let it be bitten by a lab arachnid and then sprinkle it with cosmic dust.”

“This is a fast, flexible, easily understood game that takes the B/X rules and uses them as a basis to make something that feels truly original and very well suited to the superhero genre. There's a good balance between old school mechanics and new school flexibility (or just a new school approach to the old school flexibility that was always there).”

“…this game has the refreshing mix of old and new school gaming flavor that makes for an RPG that I really want to get a chance to play.”

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Curt M March 07, 2019 4:13 pm UTC
Do you give discounts on the pdf for folks who buy the print on Lulu?
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Michael D March 07, 2019 9:52 pm UTC
I did not do that for this edition... that was a special I ran on first edition. It turned out to be a more of a logistics headache than I thought it would be for even the few people who took advantage of it.
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Curt M March 07, 2019 10:02 pm UTC
Cool. Thanks for the reply. Is this edition sticking around for a bit?
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Michael D March 08, 2019 1:54 am UTC
Yes, this edition is going to be around a while. Thanks!
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Anthony N E May 03, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
I have the previous edition and do want to buy this one. Will there a POD edition of Sentinels in the near future?
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Michael D May 04, 2018 7:20 pm UTC
The future is now! :) The POD is available through a link on my blog... I think it's bad form to post a direct link to my print storefront on rpgnow when I don't use rpgnow for my print services. So, will lead you there...
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Scot M April 11, 2018 4:19 pm UTC
I had two pdf files to download and they appear to be identical. Any reason for this?
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Michael D April 12, 2018 8:25 pm UTC
There was a typo on the first page of one. They are identical otherwise. I am working on an update (I have about a dozen small corrections to make). I will update the file in a few days and get rid of the duplication.
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Lee S April 08, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
Awesome! Def. on my to buy list down the road. What is different from the other books in the first edition of Sentinels?
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Michael D April 08, 2018 10:36 pm UTC
Thanks for the support! This game combines the original core rules, the Absolute Power book, the first Echo City Team Up, includes some updates to traits, and has a streamlined mechanic. I cut from 12 levels to 6, got rid of level modifier altogether, and cleaned up the way that checks work throughout. I also added quite a bit of background setting material for the world in and around Echo City. The heart of the game works the same way, but the presentation and organization are upgraded.
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