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#1 Jason S.Walters

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:49 PM

The ultimate super roleplaying game returns to reclaim its crown in *Champions Complete!* All the legendary flexibility and power of the renowned *HERO System* rules engine, plus all the superhero goodness *Champions* has been famous for over 30 years, now in one pulse-pounding, senses -shattering, heroic handbook of superpowered action!

At 240 pages, *Champions Complete* includes everything superhero gamers need, and nothing they don't. New players will love the unmatched freedom of *Champions* that allows them to create and play exactly the hero they imagine. Longtime fans will appreciate the tight, concise new approach, presenting the full game system in a fraction of its former length.

HERO System 6th Edition
978-1-58366-145-1
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Author: Derek Hiemforth
Cover: Sam R. Kennedy
Layout: Ruben Smith Zempel
PDF: $20.00
Print: $40.00
Print+PDF: $40.00
240pp B&W interior with color softcover.
PDF will be made available with every retail purchase via Bits and Mortar
Look for Champions Complete in Fall of 2012!

#2 teh bunneh

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:50 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete I hadn't heard of this before today. Have I been reading the wrong threads?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete

PDF: $20.00
Print: $40.00
Print+PDF: $40.00

Is that correct?

I want to support this, so put me down for a PDF, but if I can get both for $40.00 I'll take both.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete I'm excited about this, but I'm also wondering: how are they going to cram so much stuff into 240 pages?

#5 Jason S.Walters

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete

This project has been in the works for some time, but we haven't made it public knowledge until today. (It was a secret project!) And the answer to Dreamstreamer's question is: very carefully.

-Jason Walters, General Manager

#6 Derek Hiemforth

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete

I'm excited about this, but I'm also wondering: how are they going to cram so much stuff into 240 pages?


My keyboard is a TARDIS. :winkgrin:
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#7 yamamura

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete Yatta! Cheer! Yay! This is good news.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:18 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete I am so looking forward to seeing how this will turn out. Derek's no slouch in the Hero community, so I'm expecting to be pleasantly surprised. Sketch did pose a question on FB that I'm curious about as well. Will this be purely crunchy bits or will there be chewy bits thrown in? Sketch's question was specifically about whether a new in-house setting was in the works or not. I also had a question of my own. Are third-party writers encouraged to refer their readers to this product?

#9 Chris Goodwin

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete Jason, will 6E1 and 6E2 remain in print? What about the current Champions genre book? For that matter, will Basic stay in print?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:24 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete This is the best birthday news ever! OK, my birthday is still more than a week away, and the book is coming out fall-ish, but I am stoked. In fact, the only thing better would be "Champions of the Rising Sun" being writen as I speek.

#11 Andrew_A

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:26 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete IWANTITIWANTITIWANTITIWANTIT!!!!!!! :celebrate:thumbup:

#12 mattingly

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete Very cool. Congratulations to the whole team.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete A great product idea! Concise. Complete. And priced competitively.

#14 Lord Liaden

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:40 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete Okay, everybody who's been saying this is the kind of product they and their game groups have been wanting for years... time to pony up!

#15 Lawnmower Boy

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete

Okay, everybody who's been saying this is the kind of product they and their game groups have been wanting for years... time to pony up!



I haven't been saying that. Does that mean I'm not allowed to buy it? Because I was totally thinking it, and that's got to count!
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No? But I want it I want it I want it I want it!

#16 Enforcer84

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 06:29 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete I'm keenly interested.

#17 Jason S.Walters

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 07:54 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete

And now ladies and gentlemen, to the best of my ability Q and A!
Q:Will this be purely crunchy bits or will there be chewy bits thrown in?

A: Champions Complete is mostly crunch with some chew; 80/20 sounds about right. However, Derek's writing style is not overly technical; it's as easy to read as he could possibly make it.



Q: Is a new in-house setting was in the works or not?

A. No. We are pleased with our partnership with Cryptic Studios, and look forward to continuing to developing the Champions Universe with them.

Q: Are third-party writers encouraged to refer their readers to this product?

A: Yes! Champions Complete will be the core Hero System product for the foreseeable future, and we strongly encourage all of our 3rd publishers to promote it.

Q: Will 6E1 and 6E2 remain in print? What about the current Champions genre book? For that matter, will Basic stay in print?

A. Champions Complete is designed to replace 6E1, 6E2, Champions, and Basic in our product line. Though we will continue selling these products in digital form, through our website, and at conventions, we have no plans to reprint them at this time or to continue selling them through distribution.

Q. How does this compare to 6th ed Champions?

A. Champions Complete contains the core elements of 6th ed Champions, but doesn't focus *as much* on discussing the genre elements and techniques of successful superhero roleplaying games. Instead, it is a complete, stand-alone book for playing Champions using the 6th ed Hero System, priced at a level we hope won't provide a significant barrier to new players who want to try out Champions.

#18 Michael Hopcroft

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:27 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete What does that mean for other genres that Hero might or might not decide to do?

#19 megaplayboy

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:35 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete Well, it sounds promising. I suppose a lot will depend on how enthusiastic a reception it gets, and then on what kind of follow-up there will be.

#20 Zen Archer

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:54 PM

Re: [New Product] Champions Complete It sounds very promising, and looks to address several issues mentioned on the board, at least. Speaking selfishly, if it does well, it could help spark interest in plenty of other products, like the upcoming Golden Age Champions Kickstarter.