First ever superhero RPG planning a comeback

Checker Book Publishing Group is planning to reboot the classic RPG Superhero 2044, thought to be the first ever superhero-themed RPG to hit the market.

The company says it has bought the rights to the 40-year-old title and is planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign in late 2017. In a statement, it said that it planned to “reset the standard for the superhero game genre.”

Alongside the RPG, Checker BPG says that it will be releasing a collectible card game based on the game, as well as a setting guide.

The original Superhero 2044 was set in the wake of a global nuclear war that caused otherwise normal humans to develop incredible powers, making both heroes and villains a core part of society. Though it was praised for its originality and comprehensive ruleset, it did receive criticism at the time for its complexity and reliance on number-crunching.

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