THE CHAMPIONS UNIVERSE
The Champions Universe is the official setting that Hero Games
publishes for Champions. You don't have to use it to play Champions
(after all, many gamers prefer to create their own settings), but it
helps us organize our published Champions books into a coherent whole
and makes it easier for gamers to use them however they prefer.
Q: Which books describe the Champions Universe?
A: As of February 2008, the following books (which are available
in our Online Store) define
the Champions Universe:
- Champions (both regular and 25th Anniversary editions)
- Champions Universe
- Champions Universe: News Of The World
- Conquerors, Killers, And Crooks
- Arcane Adversaries
- Champions Battlegrounds
- Champions Of The North
- Champions Worldwide
- Cops, Crews, And Cabals
- Evil Unleashed
- Galactic Champions
- Hidden Lands
- Millennium City
- Mystic World
- Reality Storm
- Shades Of Black
- Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth
- Teen Champions
- Vibora Bay
- Villains, Vandals, And Vermin
- Villainy Amok
Of these, what most fans would consider the "core" books for the
Champions Universe include Champions Universe, Champions
Universe: News Of The World, Conquerors, Killers, And Crooks, Millennium
City, and Vibora Bay. Besides the listed books, you can also
find bits and pieces of Champions Universe-related materials in many of
our other books, such as the Ultimate series and The
UNTIL Superpowers Database.
Q: What's the Dark Champions Universe, and how does it differ
from the Champions Universe?
A: The "Dark Champions Universe" is related to the Champions
Universe in the sense that it's referred to as part of the same setting
for ease of play - the DCU's main setting, Hudson City, is briefly
mentioned in Champions Universe books. But other than that, we keep the
two distinct. Champions Universe characters aren't mentioned in Dark
Champions Universe books, and vice-versa.
You can find out more about the Dark Champions Universe in the books
Dark Champions, Hudson City, Predators,
and Dark Champions: The Animated Series.
Q: Who are the most important characters in the Champions
Universe? What are the most important places?
A: You can find this information on our
Champions Universe Database page. If you have more questions after reading it, feel free to post on
the Champions forum in our Discussion Boards,
or to get in touch with us directly using the