|Designer(s)||Simon Burley, Peter Haines|
|Publication date||1982 (amateur)
1984 (Games Workshop)
Golden Heroes is a superhero role-playing game that was originally written and published on an amateur basis in 1982. Games Workshop then published a more complete version in 1984. It was written by Simon Burley and Peter Haines and was illustrated by a group of artists who were working for 2000 AD at the time.
The character generation system involves players rolling completely random characters. A character can only keep his full set of powers if he can justify them all in a plausible origins story. The system really strives to recreate comics, with the actions occurring in "frames" and a lot of classic comics assumptions being written into the rules.
The game has since be revised and re-issued under a new name, Squadron UK. http://squadronuk.co.uk/