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Basic Action Super Heroes! Ultimate Edition

Available at these sites:
E23  (Bundled with printable foldup miniatures)
Indie Press Revolution   (Print+PDF Bundle available from this site)

Preview: On Scribd
Reviews: Gamer: The Blogging, Rpgnow,,
Interviews: Rpg Haven Podcast, Meanwhile... Super Gaming Podcast

Adventures & Suppliments: Vengeance is Nigh

Third Party Licensed Products: ION Guard

Sample Characters: See some sample characters from BASH! UE

BASH! Ultimate Edition is a proud ENnie Award Nominee in the "Best Rules Category".  Click on the ENnie logo on the right to find out how to vote.

Description of BASH! Ultimate Edition
This book has everything you need to create characters and run super-heroic adventures within minutes. The rules are light and easy all you need are two ordinary dice, a piece of paper, and this book. Character generation is so simple, you could fit all the info you need on a 3x5 card, but we included a sheet anyway.

Do not assume that by simple, we mean incomplete, either. Bash has over 50 versatile super powers, numerous skills, and even rules for collateral damage. The action is fast and furious, paced over a series of panels, pages, and issues, just like a comic book.

BASH! has undergone some changes over the years, with updates in Megapolis and BAM! and we have incorporated many of these into a single rules set. In addition to an expanded, revised version of the game, you will also find:

Less record-keeping, more Awesome. Energy is no longer the "default" rule for handling powers-- so you have less to keep track of during play. Hero dice, Hero points, and team-work maneuvers are now a part of the core system, so you can really bring it to the bad-guys!

Easier to read layout, better explained rules, including many examples.

Character Archetypes: Writeups of various iconic super hero & villain archetypes such as the Brick, Martial Artist, and Blaster. These templates can be easily tweaked to quickly have a custom character!

Hordes of Minions! Fleets of Vehicles! Random Encounters!

Eras & Subgenres: One of the things BASH! Fantasy & Sci-Fi editions did was extensive work on the subgenres of Fantasy and Sci-Fi, such as Steam-Punk or Space Pulp. BASH! Ultimate Edition will do the same thing for Superheroes, enabling you to run a game with the theme & tone of the Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Iron Ages. There are also sections on Science Fiction, Fantasy, as well as Cosmic Superheroes.

Alternative Mechanics: Not everyone likes to multiply. Not to worry, alternate mechanics are included in the appendix.

Awesome Powers

Awesome Powers is a supplement for the BASH! Ultimate Edition RPG. Inside, you will find new Powers, new Enhancements, new Limitations, and new ideas to incorporate into your BASH! campaigns.

Chiefly, this product is designed to allow you to create characters with themes, making use of pre-designed powers.  You can use these powers for inspiration, or you can even create your character by rolling for powers at random. As the Awesome Powers library grows, so will the list of available powers.

Volume 1 of Awesome Powers deals with powers of an Elemental nature. There are dozens of powers for Fire, Water, Ice, Electricity, Earth, and Wind Suites here. 

You'll also find all new Limitations and Enhancements (like Esoteric Training and Unbreakable), entirely new Powers (like Absorption and Trample), how to create your own Powers, and Random Character Creation!

Each of the powers presented here explains how to replicate the power described as closely as possible using the existing BASH! Ultimate Edition rules.  In this first volume of Awesome Powers, we present to your six themes, or Power Suites, each based on a different elemental force. Future supplements will include Plant, Animal, Technology, Artifact, Psionic, and various other Power Suites.

Look for our KickStarter (coming soon) to secure your next volume and cast your vote what Power Suites come next in Volumes 2 and on.


Also you can check out Megapolis: A City of Supers, a setting book created just for Basic Action Super Heroes! Cover image is on the left.

The Original BASH

The Original Basic Action Super Heroes is still available as well.  For more information check out the links below:

Free Demo

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Example of Play

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BASH! Ultimate

An ENnie Award Nominee

Original BASH!