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HERO Designer


HERO Designer is the character creation software for the HERO System. Including full support for both HERO System 5th Edition and HERO System 6th Edition rulesets, HERO Designer is all you need to start creating, printing, and sharing characters for your games.

While HERO Designer will help ensure rules-legal characters, support is included for customization and house rules, allowing you to change the rules by which characters are created and the costs of abilities.

HERO Designer will run on any system with a full installation of Java SE version 6 or better. Note that at this time, mobile platforms do not include support for the full Java SE -- a full laptop/desktop OS is required.

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HERO Designer Source Code


HERO Designer has become the definitive character creation software for the HERO System. While the software allows for the development of custom plugins and extensions, many potential software projects for the HERO System could make use of portions of the source code which drives HERO Designer. It is for this reason that we are pleased to offer access to HD's source code.

By purchasing this package, you will gain access to the following:
  • The Java source code for HERO Designer (updated when application updates are released). The source is developed using Java 6.
  • The Eclipse project definitions for HERO Designer, allowing easy import into Eclipse on your system.
  • Access to a new HD Developer Access forum (beneath the existing HERO Designer forum) where you can ask questions of the developer and receive guidance and input on how best to utilize or change the HERO Designer source code to suit your needs.
Those interested in developing projects using HERO Designer's source code should be aware of the following licensing restrictions:
  • You are welcome to change the code or utilize it however you want for your own personal use.
  • If the product you develop is distributed, you will need to pursue licensing with HERO Games -- the terms are exceedingly easy.
  • If the product you develop is intended for sale, there may be a licensing discussion needed with both HERO Games and the developer/owner of the HERO Designer source code. Generally speaking, use of the HERO Designer source code which does not replace or replicate the character generation process does not fall into this category.
This product is intended for Java developers only.

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Hero Combat Manager


HERO COMBAT MANAGER is designed to assist a Game Master (GM) who is using the HERO System 5th Edition or HERO System 6th Edition rule sets to run a tabletop role playing game. With this program you will be able to manage most combat situations that occur when running combat using the HERO System gaming session.

You must have a copy of HERO Designer in order to use HERO Combat Manager.

HERO Combat Manager will run on any system with a full installation of Java SE version 6 or better. Note that at this time, mobile platforms do not include support for the full Java SE -- a full laptop/desktop OS is required.

Note: If you have a previous version of Hero Combat Manager, you should uninstall that version. There is a folder in called Uninstaller which contains a Uninstaller.jar file. IF ou are not sure what to do go to http://davidtannen.com/role-playing-games/hero-combat-manager/faq