The Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine (CASE)
The Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine is a game which allows its players to assume the roles of characters in almost any genre or setting, vicariously acting out their adventures according to their whims - and, of course, those of their dice. The CASE is a retro-clone of the venerable (and long out of print) Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game, rewriten from scratch to present its rules anew!
Free from the shackles of others' copyrighted content, those who wish to explore the possibilities provided by the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine may do so in any way they see fit. While one can make use of products printed or written for other game systems when enjoying their use of the CASE, no such materials are required, and players may produce their own characters and settings from scratch if they desire.
One can find the following within the confines of CASERPG.com:
The Corpus: here lies the rules currently written for the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine, presented in order for convenience. While there are a few portions of the CASE that haven't been expanded into readable text as of yet, the vast majority of it is ready for players' use. From the core rules to the numerous character generation options, everything one needs to play can be found here.
Variant Earth 13: designed as a showcase for the vast array of characters one can create for use in the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine, Variant Earth 13 is an entirely self-contained campaign setting. While it wasn't designed as an 'official' setting for the CASE, Variant Earth 13 is nonetheless available for use as such, should players find the place interesting enough to adventure within.
Myths and Legends: while this was originally intended to house descriptions of numerous flavors of mythological people, places, and things, this character guide has primarily focused upon various Middle-Eastern deities - those centered within Babylon in particular. One can find descriptions of numerous obscure gods and goddesses within, as well as a lot of their fantastic stuff.
Links of Note: here one can be pointed towards numerous other retro-clones of the same role-playing game that the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine was based upon. The author of the CASE isn't afraid of competition, after all, or else he wouldn't have released this material under a Creative Commons license! So yeah, check out what everyone else is up to, and then head back here when you're done!
Donate: though the development of the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine has been accomplished without material aid thus far, an option to donate to this effort has now been provided for those gamers who wish to. This is because, though the author's finances are relatively stable at the moment, one never knows when this condition will take a terrible, cataclysmic turn for the worse.
Author Information: herein lies a whole lot of information about the creator of the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine. Sure, this is probably a bunch more about said author than you probably care to read. Nonetheless, this information has been made available to you, for posterity's sake. Besides, you never know when somebody might find something about the author inspiring!
Questions (Hopefully) Answered! This last bit of CASERPG.com offers a bit more detail about the site and what it's all about, in case you didn't get enough from the paltry paragraphs presented previously. This is where I explain the motivation for building CASERPG.com as a stand-alone site, along with a few other bits about the site (and my writing overall) you might want to know.