Links Pertinent To the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine

This is a collection of other sites dedicated to Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game retro-clones. As stated elsewhere, the creator of the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine is not afraid of competition, and will readily link to similar projects - even those who will link to every MSH RPG site in existence except my own (cough cough). Those I've found thus far include the following:

4C System: this is a plain-label variation on the Classic Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing game, rewritten from scratch to act as a toolbox for people to make new content for the old game without being sued. This link includes several additional downloads besides the basic 4C System document, some of which are even free! Take a look and see what Edition 13, at least to a tiny extent, draws upon.

4C Expanded: my competition in the 4C System sphere, 4C Expanded is a different outgrowth of the 4C System than is Edition 13, since my Edition 13 work was originally a revision of the classic Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game before it was branched off to what you see here. But different is good, because that means there's more takes on the 4C System for everyone to pick and choose from!

Astonishing Super Heroes: another retro-clone of the old Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game, Astonishing Super Heroes takes the classic game and adds on a few new systems, including rules for 'social combat' and variant morality rules for Karma usage. There's a lot to like in this different take on the MSH RPG, even if they've inexplicably tied themselves to the OGL from Wizards of the Coast.

Dilly Green Bean Games: another producer of retro-clone variations on the classic Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game, Dilly Green Bean Games has created the G-Core system. More of an update than a mere direct rewrite of the MSH RPG system, the G-Core (and G-Core X) materials tout themselves as an upgrade to the classic rules. With hundreds of products available, checking them out is a no-brainer!

Edition 13: something of an offshoot from my work here on the Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine, Edition 13 is a 4C System variant that mixes and matches terminology from the 4C System with the rules written for the CASE. This material is almost identical to that which you'll find here, save for changes in verbiage, but if you prefer my MSH RPG retro-clone to have a 4C flavor, this is the place for you.

Gurbintroll Games: like Zenith Entertainment, below, Gurbintroll Games has its hands in numerous role-playing game systems. One of these is FASERIP, another retro-clone of the original Marvel Super-Heroes RPG. FASERIP not only reproduces that system's core rules, but adds numerous innovations to the rules, as well. Plenty to like here, even if they've inexplicably tied themselves to Wizards of the Coast's OGL.

QARD Game: oddly enough, the original MSH RPG isn't the only super-heroic game I've retro-cloned. When TSR abandoned the Marvel Super-Heroes Adventue Game (MSHAG) at the turn of the millennium, I ran with it as well, ultimately producing my Quick Action Resolution Deck, or QARD, game. Yes, as you may have guessed, the author loves to make use of ostensibly clever acronyms when naming things.

Superhelden Rollenspiel: I'm honestly not sure if this is the name of the site in question, as I don't speak the language, but it appears to house recreations of the 4C System pdf files in both English and German. I'm particularly fond of the new 4C System logo the creator of these files utilized, and like how the freshly built downloads are a lot crisper looking than the original, somehow.

Technohol 13: the hub of my many and various gaming sites, Technohol 13 is the original source for my Costumed Adventurer Simulation Engine content. There you can still find CASE variations of character descriptions I have written, characters whose copyrights are ultimately owned by others - and thus aren't here. But there's plenty of CASE content to be found at Technohol 13, so by all means give it a look!

Zenith Entertainment Group: producers of Mighty Super-Heroes the Role-Playing System, another retro-clone of the classic Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game, the Zenith Entertainment Group has its hands in all kinds of gaming and gaming-adjacent goodies. They're big on multiple flavors of old-school gaming, so hit their Fakebook group to check out what they've got their hands in today!

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