Golden Heroes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Golden Heroes
RPG Golden Heroes cover.jpg
Designer(s) Simon Burley, Peter Haines
Publisher(s) Games Workshop
Publication date 1982 (amateur)
1984 (Games Workshop)
Genre(s) Superhero fiction
System(s) Custom

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 game was published in a box, the rules books features fake bar codes and Comics Code approval badges.

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.