Champions is a role-playing game published by Hero Games designed to simulate and function in a four-color superhero comic book world. It was originally created…
Baron Lich gains his powers from a facemask made from the skull of a lich, a powerful undead sorcerer. A petty magical dabbler before this he succeeded in making a trip to a magical otherworld where he stole the skull after the lichhad just been destroyed. While he wears the mask he has control of the necromantic magic of the lich and can use it to get what he wants. He has no ambitions to be a Necromancer, he uses his magic to obtain riches and women, the desires of a petty criminal.
Shadowy leader of Eurostar, the EU's anti-terrorist strike team. He is a ruthless operator and an expert at navigating the maze of European politics. His team are oriented around snatching targets in sudden strikes rather than superfights in the downtown. He operates with Earth built technology as he does not trust offworld suppliers, their technology comes with too many strings attached. Unlike many superheroes he uses lethal weaponry since he is more of a paramilitary operative.
Neutron's suit allows him to safely handle neutronium as he learns how to apply it. The possible uses of it excite him greatly. Once has fully mastered the exotic substance he intends to travel back to Earth and propose converting the planet into a ringworld, increasing it's livable surface area several million times. While entirely benevolent in his intentions there is something of the mad scientist about him; forcing his vision of Utopia on the planet.
A wandering monk-like figure who protects innocent people from criminals and evil spirits. There have been many men who have held the title of Jade Phoenix and the secret skills are passed on from master to student down the generations. They all take a vow of poverty and service to others. Mostly they turn up to help of their own accord, but will let themselves be found by a worthy petitioner for aid.
The team defender. While his powers can be used for offense he concentrates first on protecting and evacuating civilians. He is Voltage's younger brother and supports him strongly. He is less driven to superheroics than the others and prefers to spend time in technical work or with his own family.
Lockdown is secretly a police officer, trained, equipped and funded by the local police department. The crime situation in their region was getting out of hand such that they were afraid of urban vigilantes appearing. To forestall this and maintain control they decided to create their own masked avenger of justice. He operates outside of the law, but with the secret connivance of the police department, allowing them to take extra-legal action without such pesky things as rights and evidence.
An apparition that stalks and kills people who save others lives. The more lives a person has saved the more likely it is to target them. Superheroes by their actions are particularly likely to attract it. It is very cunning and uses its powers to their full extent to catch people unawares and vulnerable. The entity was created in a failed attempt by a sorcerous cult to achieve immortality. The entity is now following its own nature and will not stop the killing until the rite is undone.
A presence that stalked the streets of a number of different cities, appearing repeatedly up until the 1960's when it finally vanished for good. It attacked people who were alone and isolated on dark nights. It slashed it's victims up so badly that even identifying that they had once been a human being was difficult. Who or what it was has never become public knowledge. What became of it is equally unknown. Was it defeated or has just gone dormant?
A demon prince from a magical otherworld, once Prince Krim of a kingdom of near-human peoples. He worships no gods or demons, he tolerates no power over himself. TFaced with sitting alone in his crumbling palaces he is looking to conquer a new domain. Earth with it's vast wealth and teeming billions offers near limitless scope for his indulgences. He is seeking to open a portal to allow his demonic legions to invade while he and his servants seek to corrupt and subvert from within.
Forty years ago, Champions: the Super Roleplaying Game was inspired by off-the-leash newsstand comics full of weird and headstrong creators. No one knew where a story was going, and what “heroic” meant changed constantly. That’s why it was the first role-playing game to hand you and a few friends a creative studio, rather than a constructed genre package.