The team poses while attending a superhero convention in Paragon City. From left to right: Torrent, Vapor, Bantam, Fortress, Kid Green, Lightning Bolt, Graviton, Baron Mind, Dark Witch
A modern superhero campaign using HERO System 5th Revised Edition (FREd), set in Indianapolis
The Guardians have operated in Indianapolis since 1990. Their adventures are many and have taken them far beyond the Midwest. The team operates as a private security firm which consults with local, State, and Federal law enforcement when paranormal help is needed.
The Guardians share this universe with The Champions, the world’s first superhero team, based in New York City.
THE GOLDEN AGE
This Universe was created waaaaayyy back in 1982 using Champions 2nd Edition, with the gray cover, this bad boy right here:
It was just two of us at first, and just one team, The Champions, based in New York. We added another player and an Indianapolis-based team (Factor Three) and played for about 4 years.
Group #2 was formed in Germany in 1987 and started a new team, the Sentinels based in Indianapolis. We were two experienced HERO gamers and four new players. This group broke up after two years, but not before The Guardians were born.
THE SILVER AGE
The Universe was again revived when Group #3 formed in 1990, and upgraded to 4th Edition (the Big Blue Book).
This group was a combination of the original two players and three players from Group #2, plus an additional newbie. This was an epic run, lasting off and on for about 12 years, during which we upgraded to FREd.
THE MODERN AGE
Our current group formed in 2009, comprised of the two original players, a returning player from Group #3, and two people brand-new to the HERO System. We have not converted to 6th Edition yet and frankly, I don’t see the need. Maybe some day.
All told, this site and that of The Champions are the culmination of over 30 years of superhero storytelling.
Holy crap I’m old.