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Hero Announces Fantasy Hero Complete Kickstarter

Hero Games is proud to announce that we will be launching a Kickstarter project in May to create a new core Fantasy Hero book. Like Champions Complete, Fantasy Hero Complete will be a 240 page, moderately priced black & white soft-cover paperback. It will also be a stand-alone product containing all of the rules necessary to play Fantasy Hero with no other book required. FHC will include spells, monsters, magic items, and a sample dungeon delving adventure in addition to all of the Skills, Perks, Powers, and Complications relevant to the fantasy genre. Experienced players will find it to be a handy, easy-to-use addition to their Fantasy Hero library, while new players will be able to sit down with a copy, create characters, and start having fun!

Fantasy Hero Complete will be written by veteran Hero System author Michael Surbrook, with an original cover by Sam Flegal and interior layout by Ruben Smith-Zempel. With thirty years of play behind it, our goal is to include everything Fantasy Hero gamers need, and nothing they don't. New players will love the unmatched freedom of the Hero System, which allows them to create and play exactly the hero they imagine. Longtime fans will appreciate a tight, concise new approach, presenting the full game system at a fraction of its former length.

We haven't decided on what the stretch goals for this project will be. Some possibilities include an expanded setting to accompany the sample dungeon, reprints of the Hero System Grimoire or Hero System Bestiary, special dice, or even an entirely new fantasy supplement! We would very much like your input before we decide. So feel free to go over to the Hero Boards and let us know what you would like to see in terms of content, stretch goals, and backer tiers for Fantasy Hero Complete!
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I'm in. Been too long since I played FH.
    • Kaze9999 likes this
Apr 22 2014 11:51 PM

About time!

Does this really add new things if Grimoire, FH abd Bestiary books are already owned?

@Theros Not to speak for Hero Games, but I think the general idea is to add new players moreso than new things...consider it an investment in the solvency of the company and thus the possibility of other, future new things if this one is successful enough to increase the player base. :)

New settings do. That was kind of my point.

This is something I'll certainly back.
Jason S.Walters
Apr 25 2014 12:17 PM

Does this really add new things if Grimoire, FH abd Bestiary books are already owned?


Like Kaze9999 said: in part, this is about introducing Fantasy Hero to new players. However, much as with Champions Complete, it should also prove useful for experienced players. And we want to get a complete rule set for the game back into physical print and available to everyone.

As a loyal player since 1987 and a kickstarter addict I cant wait till this starts. You have your first guaranteed backer. Thanks 

This looks like what i have been waiting for. I hope there will be a pdf option for backers. The cost for mailing overseas would kill me otherwise.

Sounds cool! How about Espionage/Danger International in the same format? That would be awesome!

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