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  • Charles Rice
    Welcome to the USHER Dossiers! The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight.
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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      Welcome to the USHER Dossiers!

       

      The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight. It is a world where metahumans have existed for tens of thousands of years, walking alongside ordinary men and women, sometimes in secret, other times reshaping the world to suit their desires.

       

      In ancient times, men called these beings gods, while today they serve nation states or fight for their own beliefs and ambitions. The setting continues into the present day, where the aftermath of the Scion’s brief conquest of the planet defines the setting going forward.

       

      This brand new metahuman universe can be used as the setting for your ICONS games, or combined with other popular metahuman settings from comics or television.

       

      The USHER Dossiers features the following:

      • A full timeline of the setting from 70,000 BCE until the present day. This timeline devotes special attention to WWII, providing the game master with numerous events and adventure hooks she can incorporate into her campaign.
      • The Secrets of the Minuteman: For every war America has fought, the Minuteman has risen to defend her. The full secrets of the Minuteman are revealed in the USHER Dossiers.
      • Old Glory and the Savant: Two friends who have saved the world again and again, now on opposite sides of a conflict only they understand.
      • Exclusive! Live from Metahuman Network News (MNN), Exclusive brings you the metahuman beat as only a metahuman can! Once they walked the world in secret, then they styled themselves as gods, then national heroes, now metahumans have entered the “reality show” generation!
      • Old Guard and MAN: The Old Guard are a “human first” organization who believe humans must defend themselves against a rising tide of metahuman influence. MAN, the Mutant Army of Nationalism believes metahumans are the next step in human evolution and destined to the rule the planet. Innocent men and women are caught in the crossfire between these two terrorist groups.
      • Pawn Broker: Need a government propped up or taken down? Are you a mastermind who needs a little hired muscle to conquer the world? Well the Pawn Broker is here for you friend. Bringing you the finest in state of the art battlesuit technology. No budget is too large or too small.
      • Time Enforcement Agency (TEA): Patrolling the lanes of the space-time continuum, TEA protects the integrity of history from meddlesome time travelers and records the past for their mysterious leader, The Chronicle.
      • The Scion: This intergalactic despot had the entire Earth in his grasp for three years. Though the planet is free once again, the effects of his rule threaten to tear the planet apart. And deep within the walls of Rock City, the Mad Emperor lies caged, plotting his revenge.
      Check it out!
    • Charles Rice
      Welcome to the USHER Dossiers! The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight.
      Message 2 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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        Welcome to the USHER Dossiers!

         

        The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight. It is a world where metahumans have existed for tens of thousands of years, walking alongside ordinary men and women, sometimes in secret, other times reshaping the world to suit their desires.

         

        In ancient times, men called these beings gods, while today they serve nation states or fight for their own beliefs and ambitions. The setting continues into the present day, where the aftermath of the Scion’s brief conquest of the planet defines the setting going forward.

         

        This brand new metahuman universe can be used as the setting for your ICONS games, or combined with other popular metahuman settings from comics or television.

         

        The USHER Dossiers features the following:

        • A full timeline of the setting from 70,000 BCE until the present day. This timeline devotes special attention to WWII, providing the game master with numerous events and adventure hooks she can incorporate into her campaign.
        • The Secrets of the Minuteman: For every war America has fought, the Minuteman has risen to defend her. The full secrets of the Minuteman are revealed in the USHER Dossiers.
        • Old Glory and the Savant: Two friends who have saved the world again and again, now on opposite sides of a conflict only they understand.
        • Exclusive! Live from Metahuman Network News (MNN), Exclusive brings you the metahuman beat as only a metahuman can! Once they walked the world in secret, then they styled themselves as gods, then national heroes, now metahumans have entered the “reality show” generation!
        • Old Guard and MAN: The Old Guard are a “human first” organization who believe humans must defend themselves against a rising tide of metahuman influence. MAN, the Mutant Army of Nationalism believes metahumans are the next step in human evolution and destined to the rule the planet. Innocent men and women are caught in the crossfire between these two terrorist groups.
        • Pawn Broker: Need a government propped up or taken down? Are you a mastermind who needs a little hired muscle to conquer the world? Well the Pawn Broker is here for you friend. Bringing you the finest in state of the art battlesuit technology. No budget is too large or too small.
        • Time Enforcement Agency (TEA): Patrolling the lanes of the space-time continuum, TEA protects the integrity of history from meddlesome time travelers and records the past for their mysterious leader, The Chronicle.
        • The Scion: This intergalactic despot had the entire Earth in his grasp for three years. Though the planet is free once again, the effects of his rule threaten to tear the planet apart. And deep within the walls of Rock City, the Mad Emperor lies caged, plotting his revenge.
        Check it out!
      • Chris McGuire
        Cool! When will we see it and how much? ... Cool!   When will we see it and how much? On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Charles Rice
        Message 3 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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          Cool!
           
          When will we see it and how much?

          On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
           

          Welcome to the USHER Dossiers!

           

          The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight. It is a world where metahumans have existed for tens of thousands of years, walking alongside ordinary men and women, sometimes in secret, other times reshaping the world to suit their desires.

           

          In ancient times, men called these beings gods, while today they serve nation states or fight for their own beliefs and ambitions. The setting continues into the present day, where the aftermath of the Scion’s brief conquest of the planet defines the setting going forward.

           

          This brand new metahuman universe can be used as the setting for your ICONS games, or combined with other popular metahuman settings from comics or television.

           

          The USHER Dossiers features the following:

          • A full timeline of the setting from 70,000 BCE until the present day. This timeline devotes special attention to WWII, providing the game master with numerous events and adventure hooks she can incorporate into her campaign.
          • The Secrets of the Minuteman: For every war America has fought, the Minuteman has risen to defend her. The full secrets of the Minuteman are revealed in the USHER Dossiers.
          • Old Glory and the Savant: Two friends who have saved the world again and again, now on opposite sides of a conflict only they understand.
          • Exclusive! Live from Metahuman Network News (MNN), Exclusive brings you the metahuman beat as only a metahuman can! Once they walked the world in secret, then they styled themselves as gods, then national heroes, now metahumans have entered the “reality show” generation!
          • Old Guard and MAN: The Old Guard are a “human first” organization who believe humans must defend themselves against a rising tide of metahuman influence. MAN, the Mutant Army of Nationalism believes metahumans are the next step in human evolution and destined to the rule the planet. Innocent men and women are caught in the crossfire between these two terrorist groups.
          • Pawn Broker: Need a government propped up or taken down? Are you a mastermind who needs a little hired muscle to conquer the world? Well the Pawn Broker is here for you friend. Bringing you the finest in state of the art battlesuit technology. No budget is too large or too small.
          • Time Enforcement Agency (TEA): Patrolling the lanes of the space-time continuum, TEA protects the integrity of history from meddlesome time travelers and records the past for their mysterious leader, The Chronicle.
          • The Scion: This intergalactic despot had the entire Earth in his grasp for three years. Though the planet is free once again, the effects of his rule threaten to tear the planet apart. And deep within the walls of Rock City, the Mad Emperor lies caged, plotting his revenge.
          Check it out!


        • Charles Rice
          It released today and 7.95! Also, it s 136 pages long, so it s meaty :) ... It released today and 7.95! Also, it s 136 pages long, so it s meaty :) On Mon, Jan
          Message 4 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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            It released today and 7.95!

            Also, it's 136 pages long, so it's meaty :)

            On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Chris McGuire <christmcguire@...> wrote:
             

            Cool!
             
            When will we see it and how much?

            On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
             

            Welcome to the USHER Dossiers!

             

            The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight. It is a world where metahumans have existed for tens of thousands of years, walking alongside ordinary men and women, sometimes in secret, other times reshaping the world to suit their desires.

             

            In ancient times, men called these beings gods, while today they serve nation states or fight for their own beliefs and ambitions. The setting continues into the present day, where the aftermath of the Scion’s brief conquest of the planet defines the setting going forward.

             

            This brand new metahuman universe can be used as the setting for your ICONS games, or combined with other popular metahuman settings from comics or television.

             

            The USHER Dossiers features the following:

            • A full timeline of the setting from 70,000 BCE until the present day. This timeline devotes special attention to WWII, providing the game master with numerous events and adventure hooks she can incorporate into her campaign.
            • The Secrets of the Minuteman: For every war America has fought, the Minuteman has risen to defend her. The full secrets of the Minuteman are revealed in the USHER Dossiers.
            • Old Glory and the Savant: Two friends who have saved the world again and again, now on opposite sides of a conflict only they understand.
            • Exclusive! Live from Metahuman Network News (MNN), Exclusive brings you the metahuman beat as only a metahuman can! Once they walked the world in secret, then they styled themselves as gods, then national heroes, now metahumans have entered the “reality show” generation!
            • Old Guard and MAN: The Old Guard are a “human first” organization who believe humans must defend themselves against a rising tide of metahuman influence. MAN, the Mutant Army of Nationalism believes metahumans are the next step in human evolution and destined to the rule the planet. Innocent men and women are caught in the crossfire between these two terrorist groups.
            • Pawn Broker: Need a government propped up or taken down? Are you a mastermind who needs a little hired muscle to conquer the world? Well the Pawn Broker is here for you friend. Bringing you the finest in state of the art battlesuit technology. No budget is too large or too small.
            • Time Enforcement Agency (TEA): Patrolling the lanes of the space-time continuum, TEA protects the integrity of history from meddlesome time travelers and records the past for their mysterious leader, The Chronicle.
            • The Scion: This intergalactic despot had the entire Earth in his grasp for three years. Though the planet is free once again, the effects of his rule threaten to tear the planet apart. And deep within the walls of Rock City, the Mad Emperor lies caged, plotting his revenge.
            Check it out!



          • Chris McGuire
            Nice! Any chance of getting a Print on Demand version of it at some point? And did Dan Houser do the art? ... Nice!   Any chance of getting a Print on Demand
            Message 5 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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              Nice!
               
              Any chance of getting a Print on Demand version of it at some point?
               
              And did Dan Houser do the art?

              On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
               

              It released today and 7.95!

              Also, it's 136 pages long, so it's meaty :)



              On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Chris McGuire <christmcguire@...> wrote:
               

              Cool!
               
              When will we see it and how much?

              On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
               

              Welcome to the USHER Dossiers!

               

              The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight. It is a world where metahumans have existed for tens of thousands of years, walking alongside ordinary men and women, sometimes in secret, other times reshaping the world to suit their desires.

               

              In ancient times, men called these beings gods, while today they serve nation states or fight for their own beliefs and ambitions. The setting continues into the present day, where the aftermath of the Scion’s brief conquest of the planet defines the setting going forward.

               

              This brand new metahuman universe can be used as the setting for your ICONS games, or combined with other popular metahuman settings from comics or television.

               

              The USHER Dossiers features the following:

              • A full timeline of the setting from 70,000 BCE until the present day. This timeline devotes special attention to WWII, providing the game master with numerous events and adventure hooks she can incorporate into her campaign.
              • The Secrets of the Minuteman: For every war America has fought, the Minuteman has risen to defend her. The full secrets of the Minuteman are revealed in the USHER Dossiers.
              • Old Glory and the Savant: Two friends who have saved the world again and again, now on opposite sides of a conflict only they understand.
              • Exclusive! Live from Metahuman Network News (MNN), Exclusive brings you the metahuman beat as only a metahuman can! Once they walked the world in secret, then they styled themselves as gods, then national heroes, now metahumans have entered the “reality show” generation!
              • Old Guard and MAN: The Old Guard are a “human first” organization who believe humans must defend themselves against a rising tide of metahuman influence. MAN, the Mutant Army of Nationalism believes metahumans are the next step in human evolution and destined to the rule the planet. Innocent men and women are caught in the crossfire between these two terrorist groups.
              • Pawn Broker: Need a government propped up or taken down? Are you a mastermind who needs a little hired muscle to conquer the world? Well the Pawn Broker is here for you friend. Bringing you the finest in state of the art battlesuit technology. No budget is too large or too small.
              • Time Enforcement Agency (TEA): Patrolling the lanes of the space-time continuum, TEA protects the integrity of history from meddlesome time travelers and records the past for their mysterious leader, The Chronicle.
              • The Scion: This intergalactic despot had the entire Earth in his grasp for three years. Though the planet is free once again, the effects of his rule threaten to tear the planet apart. And deep within the walls of Rock City, the Mad Emperor lies caged, plotting his revenge.
              Check it out!




            • Charles Rice
              Yes, we are definitely going to do a print on demand release, though I have no exact timing on that. We re moving into that direction- I think a WWII combined
              Message 6 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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                Yes, we are definitely going to do a print on demand release, though I have no exact timing on that.

                We're moving into that direction- I think a WWII combined will wind up being our first release, followed by our other releases as they get ready.

                The art in the book is by Dan Houser, James Dawsey and Jon Gibbons (who did a lot of work for our WWII line).

                On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Chris McGuire <christmcguire@...> wrote:
                 

                Nice!
                 
                Any chance of getting a Print on Demand version of it at some point?
                 
                And did Dan Houser do the art?

                On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
                 

                It released today and 7.95!

                Also, it's 136 pages long, so it's meaty :)



                On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Chris McGuire <christmcguire@...> wrote:
                 

                Cool!
                 
                When will we see it and how much?

                On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
                 

                Welcome to the USHER Dossiers!

                 

                The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight. It is a world where metahumans have existed for tens of thousands of years, walking alongside ordinary men and women, sometimes in secret, other times reshaping the world to suit their desires.

                 

                In ancient times, men called these beings gods, while today they serve nation states or fight for their own beliefs and ambitions. The setting continues into the present day, where the aftermath of the Scion’s brief conquest of the planet defines the setting going forward.

                 

                This brand new metahuman universe can be used as the setting for your ICONS games, or combined with other popular metahuman settings from comics or television.

                 

                The USHER Dossiers features the following:

                • A full timeline of the setting from 70,000 BCE until the present day. This timeline devotes special attention to WWII, providing the game master with numerous events and adventure hooks she can incorporate into her campaign.
                • The Secrets of the Minuteman: For every war America has fought, the Minuteman has risen to defend her. The full secrets of the Minuteman are revealed in the USHER Dossiers.
                • Old Glory and the Savant: Two friends who have saved the world again and again, now on opposite sides of a conflict only they understand.
                • Exclusive! Live from Metahuman Network News (MNN), Exclusive brings you the metahuman beat as only a metahuman can! Once they walked the world in secret, then they styled themselves as gods, then national heroes, now metahumans have entered the “reality show” generation!
                • Old Guard and MAN: The Old Guard are a “human first” organization who believe humans must defend themselves against a rising tide of metahuman influence. MAN, the Mutant Army of Nationalism believes metahumans are the next step in human evolution and destined to the rule the planet. Innocent men and women are caught in the crossfire between these two terrorist groups.
                • Pawn Broker: Need a government propped up or taken down? Are you a mastermind who needs a little hired muscle to conquer the world? Well the Pawn Broker is here for you friend. Bringing you the finest in state of the art battlesuit technology. No budget is too large or too small.
                • Time Enforcement Agency (TEA): Patrolling the lanes of the space-time continuum, TEA protects the integrity of history from meddlesome time travelers and records the past for their mysterious leader, The Chronicle.
                • The Scion: This intergalactic despot had the entire Earth in his grasp for three years. Though the planet is free once again, the effects of his rule threaten to tear the planet apart. And deep within the walls of Rock City, the Mad Emperor lies caged, plotting his revenge.
                Check it out!





              • Charles Rice
                Anyone interested in seeing Dan s contribution to the book should check out this thread he started on RPGnet: http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=558893 He
                Message 7 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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                  Anyone interested in seeing Dan's contribution to the book should check out this thread he started on RPGnet:

                  http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=558893

                  He really did some great stuff for the book, his Black Knight pic is my favorite thing he's ever done.

                  Jon Gibbons did the cover, and the full page spread of the Forever Man, which you can see here:

                  http://rpgdesign.blogspot.com/2010/11/usher-dossiers-preview-forever-man.html

                  And then some of the interiors were a collaboration between Dan Houser and James Dawsey.

                  On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
                  Yes, we are definitely going to do a print on demand release, though I have no exact timing on that.

                  We're moving into that direction- I think a WWII combined will wind up being our first release, followed by our other releases as they get ready.

                  The art in the book is by Dan Houser, James Dawsey and Jon Gibbons (who did a lot of work for our WWII line).

                  On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Chris McGuire <christmcguire@...> wrote:
                   

                  Nice!
                   
                  Any chance of getting a Print on Demand version of it at some point?
                   
                  And did Dan Houser do the art?

                  On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
                   

                  It released today and 7.95!

                  Also, it's 136 pages long, so it's meaty :)



                  On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Chris McGuire <christmcguire@...> wrote:
                   

                  Cool!
                   
                  When will we see it and how much?

                  On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Charles Rice <rpgchuck@...> wrote:
                   

                  Welcome to the USHER Dossiers!

                   

                  The official setting for the “Vigilance Universe” that has appeared in our popular WWII line is now put under the spotlight. It is a world where metahumans have existed for tens of thousands of years, walking alongside ordinary men and women, sometimes in secret, other times reshaping the world to suit their desires.

                   

                  In ancient times, men called these beings gods, while today they serve nation states or fight for their own beliefs and ambitions. The setting continues into the present day, where the aftermath of the Scion’s brief conquest of the planet defines the setting going forward.

                   

                  This brand new metahuman universe can be used as the setting for your ICONS games, or combined with other popular metahuman settings from comics or television.

                   

                  The USHER Dossiers features the following:

                  • A full timeline of the setting from 70,000 BCE until the present day. This timeline devotes special attention to WWII, providing the game master with numerous events and adventure hooks she can incorporate into her campaign.
                  • The Secrets of the Minuteman: For every war America has fought, the Minuteman has risen to defend her. The full secrets of the Minuteman are revealed in the USHER Dossiers.
                  • Old Glory and the Savant: Two friends who have saved the world again and again, now on opposite sides of a conflict only they understand.
                  • Exclusive! Live from Metahuman Network News (MNN), Exclusive brings you the metahuman beat as only a metahuman can! Once they walked the world in secret, then they styled themselves as gods, then national heroes, now metahumans have entered the “reality show” generation!
                  • Old Guard and MAN: The Old Guard are a “human first” organization who believe humans must defend themselves against a rising tide of metahuman influence. MAN, the Mutant Army of Nationalism believes metahumans are the next step in human evolution and destined to the rule the planet. Innocent men and women are caught in the crossfire between these two terrorist groups.
                  • Pawn Broker: Need a government propped up or taken down? Are you a mastermind who needs a little hired muscle to conquer the world? Well the Pawn Broker is here for you friend. Bringing you the finest in state of the art battlesuit technology. No budget is too large or too small.
                  • Time Enforcement Agency (TEA): Patrolling the lanes of the space-time continuum, TEA protects the integrity of history from meddlesome time travelers and records the past for their mysterious leader, The Chronicle.
                  • The Scion: This intergalactic despot had the entire Earth in his grasp for three years. Though the planet is free once again, the effects of his rule threaten to tear the planet apart. And deep within the walls of Rock City, the Mad Emperor lies caged, plotting his revenge.
                  Check it out!






                • Gerald
                  Yay! I finally have a History to use with my ICONS game. BUT... PLEASE... address the many glaring problems with this PDF first. You can t go two pages
                  Message 8 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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                    Yay! I finally have a History to use with my ICONS game. BUT...

                    PLEASE... address the many glaring problems with this PDF first. You can't go two pages without reading something that obviously needs to be fixed.

                    EXAMPLE: When Cougar is first mentioned by his real name, I had no idea who you were talking about. It took me looking for five minutes to confirm what I suspected. That this Namose (probably getting it wrong myself) guy was Cougar.
                  • Charles Rice
                    Hey Gerald, thanks for pointing this out and sorry for the error. You actually pointed out something major to me. There s an entire page, covering the years
                    Message 9 of 10 , Jan 31, 2011
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                      Hey Gerald, thanks for pointing this out and sorry for the error.

                      You actually pointed out something major to me.

                      There's an entire page, covering the years 1780 through 1826 that somehow got dropped from the manuscript during layout.

                      We will get this fixed ASAP.

                      On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:11 PM, Gerald <KissMeDarkly@...> wrote:
                       

                      Yay! I finally have a History to use with my ICONS game. BUT...

                      PLEASE... address the many glaring problems with this PDF first. You can't go two pages without reading something that obviously needs to be fixed.

                      EXAMPLE: When Cougar is first mentioned by his real name, I had no idea who you were talking about. It took me looking for five minutes to confirm what I suspected. That this Namose (probably getting it wrong myself) guy was Cougar.


                    • Charles Rice
                      Hey guys, Dan was a super trooper and got the missing page 18 put back in the document. Those who downloaded the book and want to know what happened between
                      Message 10 of 10 , Feb 1, 2011
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                        Hey guys, Dan was a super trooper and got the missing page 18 put back in the document.

                        Those who downloaded the book and want to know what happened between 1780 and 1816 should download it again.

                        Sorry for the error.

                        On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:11 PM, Gerald <KissMeDarkly@...> wrote:
                         

                        Yay! I finally have a History to use with my ICONS game. BUT...

                        PLEASE... address the many glaring problems with this PDF first. You can't go two pages without reading something that obviously needs to be fixed.

                        EXAMPLE: When Cougar is first mentioned by his real name, I had no idea who you were talking about. It took me looking for five minutes to confirm what I suspected. That this Namose (probably getting it wrong myself) guy was Cougar.


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