Aspire is a Super Hero Tabletop RPG scenario being written by Jacob “Gunner” Finger. It is currently being created with the Hero System in mind, but the possibility of a custom system is being evaluated as well. Aspire started as a comic book series and is still planned to have one at some point, however until that can be a reality this RPG will be the first exposure of the project made publicly available.
The premise of the campaign is a world where super powers are a reality. The world is not Earth, but is still populated by humans. After an accident in a prominent city, super heroes are no longer commonplace. Heroes are hated for being symbols of uncontrolled, violent conflict and the accident was the tipping point. While most heroes have retired, those who use their powers for evil are still running rampant.
The International Bureau of Investigative Services (I.B.I.S.) and regional law enforcement are hard-pressed to keep villains in check. I.B.I.S. hosts the only heroes still acting in the open, and they are very few in number. Law enforcement refuses to allow super powered entities. People who do have powers are afraid to step out into the open to help.
This changed 6 months before the start of the campaign. A new hero, calling himself “The Spire” stepped up in Azure City and started making a positive impact on the city. The campaign starts with The Spire putting out a call for those who aspire to be a hero to join his team, the Guardian Angels.
Right now, the first chapter of the campaign is about 75% done. The plan is once the campaign has a few chapters completely ready the sessions will be live streamed on the NowLoading Entertainment Twitch channel and the campaign materials will be posted after the sessions for other people to host their own sessions.
Stay tuned, this is our first major project and we’re very excited about it!