Absolute Power Game Screen and Adventure
This sturdy, 4-panel reference screen for Game Masters features a one-stop location for important Absolute Power tables, wrapped in a stunning full-colour panoramic battle scene on the front. As a bonus, inside you’ll find the introductory 32-page superhero adventure, "Empire City Loves You". With gorgeous art and an intriguing story, this Absolute Power Game Screen and Adventure is a great addition to your superhero RPG collection.
The Silver Age has come and gone. Superpowers now bring fear as often as comfort and shades of grey cast the world in shadow, muting the shining colours of yesteryear. Villains have become stronger, and their influence is felt in every nation. The need for heroes is greater than ever. Can you balance superhuman gifts with humility, compassion, and hope? Do you have what it takes to resist the ever-present lure of Absolute Power?
Welcome to the Absolute Power role-playing game – the second edition of 2002’s Silver Age Sentinels RPG. Much has changed in the two decades between editions, from the game mechanic evolution of the Tri-Stat System to the superhero media landscape. Since the dawn of the 21st century, superhero fiction has grown from a popular niche field to become the dominant genre in global entertainment. What has not changed is the heroism that serves as its foundation, regardless of medium.
Absolute Power does not take as strong a position as its predecessor on what heroism looks like, though. The Empire City setting has returned with a greater focus on moral ambiguity and relativism, but our efforts are not intended to disparage the idea of heroics. We did not choose this title to glorify raw might or some concept of necessary corruption. Absolute Power is a warning against the desire to reach for that little bit more power to keep up with those opposed to society’s greater good. All that’s needed is a little more....
Released: 21 March 2023