A: Effective December 19, 2001, DOJ, Inc., a California
corporation, acquired from Cybergames.com the assets of Hero Games and
the right to do business under the name of "Hero Games." DOJ has been in
business as Hero Games ever since, and as of January, 2008 has published
over 70 books using the HERO System rules.
Q: Okay, so who or what is DOJ, Inc.?
A: DOJ, Inc. is a corporation formed for the purpose of acquiring
the assets of Hero Games and publishing roleplaying game products using
the HERO System. DOJ is a privately-held corporation with several
Q: What does "DOJ" stand for?
A: Defenders Of Justice, a group from a Golden Age
Q: What's happened to the founders of the company, and former
A: The founders and former owners of Hero Games - Steve Peterson,
Ray Greer, and George MacDonald - have no formal association with DOJ,
Inc.; neither do former Hero employees such as Bruce Harlick. But we're
good friends with them, and look forward to continuing that friendship
in the future.
Q: What books does Hero publish?
A: Check out our
HERO System Games And Products
page for descriptions of the books we've published so far. You can also
check out the "Hero Products" message forum on our Discussion Boards for
similar information, reviews from other fans, or to ask the Hero online
community a question about a book.
Every year we announce our schedule for the next year at
DunDraCon (held in San Ramon, CA in mid-February) and post that
information in a thread on the "Company Questions" forum of our
Discussion Boards. We also post that information in the
Planned Products page. However, since that announcement is made a year or more in
advance, we often end up adjusting the schedule to account for recent
developments, the latest sales figures, unavoidable changes in
circumstances, and the like.
Q: Does Hero Games publish PDFs and e-books as well as hardcopy
A: Yes. While our primary focus is on hardcopy books, we know
that many of our fans appreciate the convenience and utility of PDFs. We
now make every book we publish available in both hardcopy and PDF form
as its published, and are steadily adding to our PDF offerings by adding
PDFs of our older books to the Online Store as time allows. (We do not
have a specific timetable for this in general, or for any book in
particular; we do it when we have time.) We also publish a few products,
such as our Hero Plus Adventures, only in PDF form.
Q: What about the Fuzion rules?
What's going to happen to them?
A: DOJ has no rights to Fuzion, and so will not publish products
Q: Can Hero Games send someone to attend my convention, or
provide support (such as tournament prizes or charity auction items)?