S5E: Superheroic Roleplaying for 5th Edition

A project in Amsterdam, NY by Sigil Entertainment Group

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A guide for DMs and players—new classes, ancestries and cultures, powers, and all you need to create and play unique DnD superheroes.
Backers: 798
Average Pledge Per Backer: $74

Funded: $59,069 of $3,000
Dates: Jun 22nd -> Jul 23rd (32 days)
Project By: Sigil Entertainment Group
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Latest News

Help us make it to one last set of stretch goals!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, super friends!  I'm Eugene Marshall, designer and author of S5E and I want to thank you all for your support. We've blasted through all of our stretch goals, surpassing 650 backers and $50,000! Amazing! Fantastic! Thank you so much. We... (Read More)

First look - Map Pack!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Our cartographer extraordinaire, Alida Saxon, has finished the first S5E map set (a $10 add-on), see the results below.   Abandoned Film Studio - four 24x36 inch poster maps featured in our S5E Actual Play series. https://youtu.be/LQ3SqtgHZ6I  (Read More)

By our powers combined! New Goals in the homestretch

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
By our powers combined! Hi, I’m Amy. I wear many hats for Sigil and Arcanist Press, but could not be more proud and thrilled about how much support we’ve seen for S5e! It’s my turn to thank you all so much for backing of this project. We cannot... (Read More)

More content, more collaborators, and a magical campaign you won't want to miss!

July 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Four Days Left! We're getting down to the wire, super friends! With 4 days left, we have an astounding 552 backers and almost $42,000 raised! So now, we need YOUR help to get up over that $50k/600 backer finish line!  The stretch goals keep getting... (Read More)


July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
NEW ADD-ON ($40): CUSTOM THEME SONGS FOR YOUR SUPERHEROES & SUPERVILLIANS Have you ever wanted to blast your character’s very own soundtrack when its your turn to roll? Now, you have the chance to do exactly that! Our friends at Metis Media are... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Unlocked: The Duo: a New, Paired Class The Wondertwins. Cloak and Dagger. Some heroic duos have powers that are inextricably linked, making them more powerful together than they could be apart. This is a closer, more intertwined pair than classic... (Read More)

Make your favorite superheroes, part two!

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello! I’m Eugene Marshall, the author and designer of S5E. In an earlier update, I talked about how you can use S5E to make almost any hero you can imagine, including some of your favorites from comics, tv, and film. As an example, I shared how... (Read More)

Sara Thompson to write for S5E!

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Greeting friends! I am super excited to announce that the amazing Sara Thompson will be joining our writing team! You may know Sara as the creator of the combat wheelchair for D&D 5e, as well as for her fantastic work on the Witcher RPG with R.... (Read More)

By request: A character inspired by Superman for S5E!

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey super friends! By request, I've written up everyone's favorite farm-raised Kryptonian using S5E rules!  Because the stat block below doesn't include the power descriptions, let me summarize a few facts. Supes here can lift about 60,000 tons --... (Read More)

Star Trek: Discovery actor NOAH AVERBACH-KATZ will appear as a special guest on our actual play of S5E!

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm delighted to announce that Noah Averbach-Katz, who played everyone's favorite Andorian, Ryn, on Star Trek: Discovery, will be a special guest player on our live streaming actual play of S5E! We hope to have him appear on our July 26th episode. ... (Read More)

Darkness Unchained Soundtrack!

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
New Add-on ($10)!  The folks at Metis Media are making an eight song soundtrack for S5E and we're really excited to share what they have come up with, stay tuned! Here's the first track.  Later this month Metis Media is launching a kickstarter of... (Read More)

How to make your favorite superhero with S5E!

July 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello! I’m Eugene Marshall, the author and designer of S5E. We’ve told you that you can make almost any hero you can imagine, including your favorites from comics and film, with S5E. Today is the first of several posts in which I demonstrate how... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal!

July 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Locked - $32,000: "The Union of Seven” By Kevin Andrew Murphy  (PDF/Ebook) A new tale detailing the formation of the Arcane Union, Earth’s mightiest mystic heroes, fighting against perils ranging from the ancient and devious Labyrinthian to the... (Read More)

Sneak Peek: The Final Three Classes (so far!)

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello! I’m Eugene Marshall, the author and designer of S5E. Today I’d like to share with you another glimpse of the superheroic classes you can play! Superheroes. Though they are probably best known nowadays from the many amazing movies we have... (Read More)

Unlocked Stretch Goals!

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
To save space on the main page we're adding stretch goal descriptions via updates going forward. Here's what we've unlocked so far! A blade loses sharpness over time. Mounted on a stand, motionless, a sword looks stable. It is not. Its blade edge is... (Read More)

Check out these maps from the Dungeon Craft series!

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Here's another project you may wish to check out from the folks at 1985 Games. Fallen Kingdom & Jungles of Dread are the two newest books in the Dungeon Craft series. Both books have nearly 1,000 jungle-themed terrain pieces in them, which allow... (Read More)

Covenant has arrived!

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We just got a surprise from one of our amazing pencilers, Jimbo Salgado! The cover of a yet-to-be announced book featuring our premier hero team, Covenant, fresh off his desk. Watch out I don't think the ink is dry.   We're busy coming up with a new... (Read More)

Sneak Peek: The Next Three Classes

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello! I’m Eugene Marshall, the author and designer of S5E. Today I’d like to share with you another glimpse of the superheroic classes you can play!  I talked last time about my design goals. Today I’ll mention some inspirations from cinema... (Read More)

New stretch goal and a shout out!

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
$22000: If we reach this goal we'll add a brand new class to the game! The Mastermind  Some supervillains – and a few superheroes – don’t have superpowers, or amazing tech, or decades of training, yet they still earn fear or respect, thanks to... (Read More)

Tonight at 7:00pm EST we'll be starting our new S5E Actual Play Campaign!

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Tonight, Chapter 1 will begin right in the action as the team searches for hostages taken by a mysterious and unfamiliar villain... Watch on Twitch, YouTube or Facebook! Be sure to chat along with us as we play! TWITCH:... (Read More)

Sneak Peek: The First Three Classes

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello! I’m Eugene Marshall, the author and designer of S5E. Today I’d like to share with you a glimpse of the superheroic classes you can play! My design goals were threefold: flexibility, feel, and familiarity. First, the class options in S5E... (Read More)

Shout outs and new stretch goals!

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers!  Thanks for the great start to this campaign, it's already been a ride and we're only on day 3!  First, a shout out. Fellow 5th edition designers Mr.Tarrasque and JVC Parry are currently running a kickstarter for, Isle of the Dreaded... (Read More)

Assembled indeed!

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Just wow, folks! Thank you so much for your support!  Friends and Gamers,  We are so pumped to see how quickly y'all are killing these stretch goals.    Unlocked: Helen of Illinois, a tie-in short story by international bestselling author J.V.... (Read More)

We're funded! Thank you!

June 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
You did it! Thank you all so much. We're really excited to share S5E with you!  (Read More)

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