I'm trying to remember a game I played with a GM a long time ago, I remember a few things about the game but other than those things, my mind is a blur.

The things I remember are:

  • The Game prominently featured superheroes of some kind
  • Combat and skill checks were done based on power levels and were completed by rolling a 1d100 and consulting a table
  • Powers had levels based on proficiency, from Poor all the way to.. I think one was Amazing?
  • Covered a wide variety of powers, from Shadow walking to lightning manipulation.

Other than that I can't really think of anything in particular that would reflect what game it was. I'm curious because I had a lot of fun, the name just escapes me.


While your outline is sparse on detail, I'd suggest that it sounds like Marvel Superheroes - and later Marvel Superheroes Advanced Set, which used the FASERIP system. You had Attributes rated on a scale with names like Feeble, Typical through to Unearthly and beyond. Getting anything done involved rolling 1d100, comparing against your Attributes or Powers, and then seeing whether you got a good enough result on the colourful results table.

You can now find many resources for the game online - like ClassicMarvelForever.com - and various open iterations of the game mechanics reworked into new systems - rather like the whole Old School Renaissance movement for early D&D editions.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The game's Ultimate Powers Book remains one of the best general-purpose superhero game resources ever in its attempt to quantify every superpower ever, but, wow, does it make for some weird random characters. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Jul 2 '15 at 13:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ Wait... they called their game mechanics system "face-rip"? \$\endgroup\$ – Mason Wheeler Jul 2 '15 at 15:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MasonWheeler Pronounce like "phase" or "faze", with a zzz sound. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Jul 2 '15 at 16:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Wow man you hit the nail on the head with this answer. What a great site, I wish I knew it existed, but now I'm glad I do! \$\endgroup\$ – Sandwich Jul 3 '15 at 8:00

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