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Hi, great work! Question: it seems starting karma is 10 times lower than the original game, but its effect on dice roll is the same (+1 to percentile dice roll). Aren't street-level characters going to fail a lot ?

In our playtests, the ability to rack up Karma via the Profiles plus the "free" milestone of "Quote superhero media in a contextually appropriate way" generated Karma at pretty massive rates. Our system also runs RAW as an immediate reward, whereas the original FASERIP's reward system had some rewards operate on specific time-frames like a weekly reward or the like.

But YMMV. It's trivial to house-rule that it starts the same as Resolve. Additionally, I suspect a good number of tables are going to prefer to remove the "quote superhero media" milestone since it's a bit too meta for many folks coming to what is otherwise a (somewhat) simulationist game system. I encourage tables to find a flow that works best for them over a couple game sessions.

For some behind the scenes knowledge, we tested a straight lift from Cortex (1, 3, and 10 Karma), and a much bigger scale (I believe it was something like 10, 15, 25 Karma). What we landed on in the final game seemed to work best across all our play groups, though I'll readily admit that it did mean you saw lower-power-level characters scrounging for bonuses from Talents, temporary Gear (often acquired through roleplay and Contacts), and calling in Contacts for help. In many ways, this felt as-intended. I liken it to Daredevil Season 1: the highlights might be DD's big one-against-many fight scenes, but don't forget how early he meets Claire Temple, and how quickly others figure out that Matt's regularly getting beaten up (or "walking into stuff"). He pretty regularly needs backup...or else long recovery times!

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ANNOUNCEMENT!

We will be adding updated files for the Basic Rulebook that fix all errata. We're very lucky: there wasn't much! We'll also have a Dev Log with a list of all fixes coming in shortly.

Stay tuned.

All files updated! An additional Errata PDF has been included to track the changes, if you wish.

Additionally, we've added an accessibility-friendly version of the Uni-Table in a color palette that should be better for folks with color blindness.

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I don’t have any experience with FASERIP or its origins, but I cannot wait to try ASH for the first time. 

Major shoutout to Anja Svare for the extremely clean layout. 

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Two things:

  1. If you need any materials for your first session, poke around for FASERIP writeups of characters from nearly any comic book universe. They are out there somewhere! There are really active FASERIP groups on reddit and Facebook.
  2. Extra special, astonishingly amazing mighty shoutout to Anja. It was an absolute blast working with them, and here's hoping they'll put up with me on Book 2! ;-P
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I adore this i loved faserip. So the most important question is when is the Kickstarter so i can back this at the highest level?lol  

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An incredibly admirable modernization of the old FASERIP ruleset. I'd never really considered delving into the old FASERIP rules before reading this, considering how esoteric and old they are; however, Astonishing Super Heroes repackages the old engine in a stylish modern set of paint, making the system look approachable and appealing with it's stylish (if basic) presentation and clear rules.

Highly recommend the game. My only wish is for the game to get more content and support, and to receive more well deserved recognition. Well done!

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Thank you so much for your support and kind words! You'll be glad to know we're well into developing book 2, which has loads of additional content for the game: additional character and power creation mechanics, campaign and scenario building advice, downtime and advancement systems, NPC stats, and more!