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About Jason S.Walters

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    Hero Games CEO
  • Birthday 02/01/1970

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    http://www.midianranchblog.blogspot.com

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  • Biography
    Jason S. Walters is an author, essayist, and publisher best known for running Indie Press Revolution (IPR), a distributor of micro-published roleplaying games. He is also one of a small group of investors that purchased Hero Games in 2001, and serves as its general manager. After owning a San Francisco bike messenger service for 15 years, he and his wife Tina moved to Midian Ranch: a homestead near the town of Gerlach, Nevada. It is also the location of IPR’s warehousing complex. They have a daughter with Down syndrome named Cassidy and animals too numerous to mention.
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    Bookseller, publisher, warehouseman and author
  1. Any chance that Ghosts, Ghouls, and Golems gets another printing?

  2. Champions Character Creation Cards Kickstarter Project

    There won't be room on the cards for human figures, attractive or otherwise. Just lots of text. The stretch goals will include a second "booster" deck filled with more Ability cards, and possibly a Dark Champions deck. We'll see how it goes. If the project does well, I'll think about a Fantasy Hero Deck KS. Jason Walters, Publisher
  3. Champions Character Creation Cards Kickstarter Project

    I'm thinking they're more likely to be graced with extensive text and write-ups! But we'll see what Ruben can pull off.
  4. Over at High Rock Press, preparations are being made to launch a Kickstarter project to fund the creation of Champions Character Creation Cards on February 1st of 2018. You check out some of the preliminary text and comment on the HRP Blog.
  5. Tiger's Eye Media Media 2017 Wrap up

    From our friends at Tiger's Eye Media: "First, I would like to say thank you for all your support. It's been a good year here at Tiger Paw Press thanks to you. This year we released new titles in the S.I.D.s report, Wondrous Treasures and Monster Mash lines. We added to the Grimiore Arcana series, Technomany spell list and released a Psionic Compendium. Some of this was on the release schedule some of it was added as the year went on. "Well, now Christmas is almost upon us and that means that 2018 is just around the corner. So I think it's time for TPP to decide exactly what will be released in 2018. I've been giving it some thought and have decided a couple things. "First, a release schedule isn't really an accurate indication of what will be released in 2018. To many times this year things were moved, bumped and in some cases removed titles. Second, a set release period, even by quarters, doesn't work out well either. This is due to the before mentioned reasons and a pesky thing called life. So instead I have decided to make a small list of produces that I plan on finishing and releasing in 2018. S.I.D.s Report & S.I.D.s Bulletin There will be new titles in this series in 2018, two such titles will be S.I.D.s report - Denier & Company & S.I.D.s Bulletin - Black Spyder Wondrous Treasures New titles in this line will be released. Wondrous Treasures - Bows & Wondrous Treasures - Arrows are in different stages at this time. Monster Mash Continuation of this line will include Monster Mash - Occulord-kin II & Monster Mash - Krylons is planned. Villainy Codex III Villainy Codex III will be released in 2018. This book is planned to reintroduce an some "friends" while introducing some new "anything but friends". Technomancy Complete This product will be a compilation of the two Technomancy spell list combined into one organized and bookmarked PDF
  6. Physical Books?

    You can get physical copies of the 6E1 & 6E2 print-on-demand from One Book Shelf (DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, etc). In fact, we set that up specifically for fans like yourself Jerrod!
  7. Reprint HERO System 6th Edition Core Books ?

    No - though they are all available through One Books Shelf (RPGNow, DriveThruRPG, etc etc) in the form of print-on-demand. So you *can* get physical copies if you need them. Hero Games is more interested in doing shorter, rules-inclusive books like Champions Complete and Fantasy Hero Complete these days, and also supporting our small but productive community of third party publishers. In fact, we will have some news on that front to announce shortly!
  8. High Rock Press Blog Posting

    Over at the High Rock Press Blog, Jason talks about the year in review (including the publication of two Hero System books), as well as his plans for 2018, which will include at least two more Hero System products.
  9. S.I.D.s Report - 2017 Update PDF

    S.I.D.s is short for Super-powered Individual Database. This is a database that various government agencies are starting to use to keep track of all the various villains and heroes. Over the last few years the number of super-powered individuals has skyrocketed. It has become a full time job to try and keep track of them as well as update information about the, that is the purpose of this database. The database is designed to give law enforcement as much information as possible on supervillains or superheroes they may need to call for help. This collection contains a bookmarked PDF and Hero Designer Files containing the following previously S.I.D.s Report Supplements: S.I.D.s Report 07 – Mutant Legion, S.I.D.s Report 08 – The Arrangers, S.I.D.s Report 09 – Terror Inc., S.I.Ds Report – TF1, S.I.D.s Bulletin – Napalm, S.I.D.s Bulletin - Gremlin Includes PDF, 156 pages, with Hero Designer files & printable cardboard miniatures.
  10. S.I.D.s Bulletin - Flying Tiger PDF

    S.I.D.s is short for Super-powered Individual Database. This is a database that various government agencies are starting to use to keep track of all the various villains and heroes. Over the last few years the number of super-powered individuals has skyrocketed. S.I.D.s Bulletin is a flyer that will highlight solo villains that have come on to the scene. The same care will be taken with their entry as with those in out S.I.D.s Report. The known history and abilities all will be given. This is a series of small products that will introduce new villains and heroes for you campaign. This installment will introduce a new villain – Flying Tiger. This ex-CIA operative who was abandon by the agency and now has returned with a suit created to his specification. The suit with his limited mutant abilities help to make him a deadly opponent who is will to take on any job as long as it pays well. This 8 page PDF includes Hero Designer files & printable cardboard miniature.
  11. Ghosts, Ghouls, and Golems is a roleplaying game guide to those darkness-dwelling creatures of folklore and myth for Hero System. Emphasis has been placed on presenting these creatures as close to their traditional descriptions as possible - although a few “cinematic,” Hollywood-inspired versions of some of the more popular entries are included. In this book you will fi nd information on vampires, lycanthropes, ghosts, ghouls, wights, and zombies, as well as more obscure creatures like the old hag and the witiko. There are dozens of “monster” sheets, each representing a basic creature template you can further customize as desired. Finally, there are a number of sheets for such infamous beings as Dracula, Jack the Ripper, and the Beast of Le Gévaudan. The zip file for this product includes separate character sheets for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, the Hero System, Pathfinder, Mutants & Masterminds, and Savage Worlds.
  12. New Product: Insect Powers PDF

    Ever since Spider-Man showed up on the superhero scene, characters with insect or insect-like powers have been popular. That popularity has carried over into Champions, and even into other genres (such as priests and sorcerers who worship strange insect gods in a Fantasy setting). This work includes a selection of Insect Powers for use in your HERO System campaigns.
  13. Hero Games and Heroic Comics

    There have been some questions lately about what relationship Hero Games has with Heroic Comics, both historically and in terms of their current projects. The simple answer to the later question is that DOJ Inc, the current owners of the Hero Games intellectual property, has never entered into an agreement with Heroic Comics, aren't currently working on any projects with them, have no active communication with them, and share no properties in common with them. In short, we have no relationship. Historically speaking, back in 1987 (when I was a senior in High School and Steve Long was just entering law school), Hero Games signed an agreement with Heroic Comics to publish a Champions comic book using certain specific characters from (I think) the third edition Champions Universe. These characters they do have the rights to: which is why they were not as I understand it in the forth edition or subsequent versions of the Champions Universe. We hope this clears up any misunderstandings that may have arisen. Jason Walters, Publisher
  14. Chimpions: The Hero System RPG Podcast

    Have you checked out the Chimpions: The Hero System RPG Podcast? It's a well-produced mix of Champions role playing and combat. Have a listen!
  15. New Product: Gun Fu PDF

    What is Gun Fu? Simply put, Gun Fu is the art of the gun — the ability to use firearms with sublime grace and deadly skill in combat. A practitioner of Gun Fu is typically known as a gunman, or if he’s considered a master of the style, a shootist. This 25 page Hero System supplement by famed Dark Champions author Steve Long contains all the Abilities, Charts, and information you will need to make your characters a master of the firing arts!
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