Mar 04 2014 07:10 PM | in Store Item News
As the name suggests, this upcoming book by Michael Surbrook will be a collection of martial artists. They will be divided by power level (Real World, Cinematic, and so on), and will represent a wide range of cultures and fighting styles. Although most meant for Ninja Hero campaigns, the characters in FOF can also be used in other genres as well, such as Fantasy Hero, Pulp Hero, Dark Champions, Champions, and Galactic Champions. And if that’s not enough, the book will also contain write ups of various fictional fighting styles.
Feb 28 2014 11:10 PM | in HERO System News
Like many of you, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of author and game designer Aaron Allston, who collapsed yesterday during an appearance at VisionCon in Springfield, Missouri and died shortly thereafter. His death effects me on both a personal and professional level. On a personal level, he a gentleman in the literal sense of the word: a gentle-man with whom it was always a pleasure to speak. I also admired his work: The Circle/M.E.T.E. Was one of my favorite roleplaying supplements as a teenager, and I also fondly remember Autoduel Champions. (I mean: who doesn't? It ruled.) On a professional level, as the current president of Hero Games I mourn the loss of one of the creative giants of the Hero System and a driving force behind the modern versions of Champions.
So so long Aaron: see you in the great dealer's room in the sky. I can't wait to hear about your current projects when I get there.
Jason Walters, President Hero Games
Feb 24 2014 06:16 PM | in Store Item News
HERO Games is pleased to announce a new product designed to cater to application developers for the HERO System: HERO Designer Source Code access. By purchasing access to the HERO Designer source code, developers will gain access to the full source for HD, access to a new "developers' forum" where they can ask questions, discuss projects, and receive guidance on integrating HERO Designer's code into their own projects and designs. See the product offering in the store for full details.
Feb 19 2014 02:59 PM | in Store Item News
Legendsmiths is preparing for a GenCon release of the Narosia; Sea of Tears fantasy RPG. This game leverages the HERO System Toolkit to create a unique, stand-alone, action-fantasy RPG experience. In addition, Narosia uses a system of cards that allow the players to influence the plot by roleplaying the meddling gods of the world. This divine intervention mechanic adds to the epic feel and scale of the game, engaging all of the players to shape the story.
Feb 11 2014 11:29 AM | in HERO System News
Coming this summer from BlackWyrm Games, Michael Surbrook's Larger Than Life is a guide to the world of American tall-tales. It presents more than 20 different well-known (and not so well-known) archetypes from American folklore, ranging from Blackbeard the Pirate to Nikola Tesla the Inventor. Along the way you’ll also encounter soldiers, sailors, and scouts, as well as backwoodsmen, lumberjacks, mountain men, outlaws, lawmen, emperors, and Indian chiefs.
Nov 06 2013 06:50 PM | in Store Item News
Created by veteran programmer David Tannen, 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.
Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM | in Store Item News
As HERO Designer has reached a stable point in its development over the past year, updates have slowed significantly. While the product is still under active development and is fully supported, the feature set and enhancements are not changing at a rate that supports the service contract model which has been used to date. As a result, HERO Designer is now shifting to a straight sales model -- simply purchase the application through the store and as updates are released, you will be able to re-download the application to apply the update.
At such time as major changes/enhancements are made to the software, a new version will be placed up for sale in the store. Those who have purchased HERO Designer already will receive discounts on the purchase of a new version.
Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM | in HERO System News
You've probably noticed that the site has undergone something of a change...
We're pleased to introduce you to the new (and improved) HERO Games site. We've updated the software package that this site utilizes, focusing on integration and improved functionality for you (yes, you!). The site, store, and all other sections are now driven through the same database -- requiring only one registration. We've kept the old forum registrations active in order to maintain all forum content.
There are more new features than we can comfortably list here, but of particular note is the addition of more payment options as well as the easy purchase and use of gift certificates for the store.
The one downside is that we are not able to merge the old online store accounts into the new system. This means that your purchase history, downloads, etc. have been reset. But fear not! We're going to keep the old site up and running for a short while, allowing you to access your old account and re-download any items that you need.