By fdw3773This project is out of pure nostalgia from a video arcade game I once played...Wizard Fire a.k.a. Dark Seal II. 🙂 The WinZip contains Microsoft Excel and Hero Designer files for the following characters:
Carl Greystone - Knight
Jade Greataxe - Fighter
Hark Riger - Bard
Freya Edirne - Wizard
Eminna Jozestore - Elf fighter-mage
By fdw3773There have been fan write-ups of Robert E. Howard's Red Sonja for D&D, so here's my interpretation of the famous character of the sword and sorcery genre for Fantasy Hero. Included is the Hero Designer file, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word to use, edit, and print as you see fit.
1) Red Sonja is a mythic level hero, so 200 points were used in the character write-up.
2) Despite wearing even less armor than Conan of Cimmeria with her iconic metal bikini, Red Sonja is seldom hit and does not suffer significant damage despite many battles, being dropped from high places, fights with monsters, and so on. I attributed that to the goddess Scathach's divine power bestowed on Red Sonja and is reflected accordingly.
By fdw3773That Dungeons & Dragons toy display I saw must have had a profound impact, because it inspired me to complete character write-ups with some back story under Hero System 5th Edition. Included in this WinZip file are the following:
Mercion - 125 pts (Hero Designer and Microsoft Excel)
Ringlerun - 200 pts (Hero Designer file, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word)
Teresa Lysander - 150 pts (Hero Designer file, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word) - Entirely new character I created
Spectral Bear (Microsoft Word only)
Strongheart - 175 pts (Hero Designer file, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word)
Marengo, Strongheart's Destrier (Microsoft Word only)
Turan, Strongheart's Bronze Dragon (Microsoft Excel and Word)
Warduke - 175 pts (Hero Designer file, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word)
Hesperos, Warduke's Nightmare (Microsoft Word only)
Kelek - 200 pts (Hero Designer file, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word)
Skylla - 175 pts (Hero Designer file, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word)
1) Warduke's been depicted wielding his sword with his left and right hand by various artists, so I made him ambidextrous.
2) I developed a backstory between Bronze Dragon and Nightmare and gave them names. Their adaptations are from the 5th Edition Book of Dragons and Bestiary, respectively.
3) I created Teresa Lysander as the character who raised Bronze Dragon (see his backstory), inspired by Magic: The Gathering's Keeper of the Beasts card. I also created Spectral Bears, another Magic: The Gathering adaptation.
4) I sort of went crazy on Ringlerun's spells, adapting them from various Magic: The Gathering cards that I used to play many years ago. Of note is Absorb, which combined Counterspell and Healing Salve, and Lightning Helix, which combined Lightning Bolt and Healing Salve. 😀
5) Perks and Talents were minimally used, if at all. If used, they were added to the "Skills & Abilities" category.
6) I eliminated the Magic Skill roll requirement from previous write-ups. In the various fantasy themed books, comics, shows, and films I've read and watched, the spells pretty much happened following some incantations, gestures, etc. and I wanted to replicate that effect. Spell misfires or failures were often attributed to something else associated with the story or a character weakness that would later be addressed or be a recurring theme as part of the overall story.
By fdw3773Here are two more write-ups for Dungeons & Dragons characters/action figures Warduke and Skylla adapted from The Shady Dragon Inn module. Fantasy Hero (3rd Edition) was used as base rule set. Included are the Hero Designer, Adobe pdf, and Microsoft Excel files to edit/print as you see fit. Enjoy! 😉
By fdw3773These are write-ups for Dungeons & Dragons characters/action figures Strongheart and Mercion adapted from The Shady Dragon Inn module. Fantasy Hero (3rd Edition) was used as base rule set. Included are the Hero Designer, Adobe pdf, and Microsoft Excel files to edit/print as you see fit.
By fdw3773There have been several fan write-ups of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, so here's my interpretation of the famous character synonymous with the sword and sorcery genre. Some general design notes:
1) Character build is 225 points, putting Conan as an epic hero and entering superhero levels. He was featured in the Marvel Universe around 2018 fighting against and with the likes of Kraven, Spider-Man, and such, so it seemed a comparable fit.
2) Different options are listed for weapons and armor, as there have been times Conan wears leather armor, scalemail, or is just bare chested with a helmet, shield, and weapon of choice. The cinematic interpretation of Conan (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has him with an Atlantean sword, while various comics feature him with a broadsword and/or a battle axe.
3) Conan seldom suffers injury or hit, which I attribute to a combination of a high DCV for Fantasy Hero for his physical attributes and skills, toughened skin, Combat Luck, and actual Luck points. The latter two I attribute to Crom. 🙂
By fdw3773I came across a Kelek action figure on display from the Dungeons & Dragons toy series and got inspired to do a character write-up using the statistics provided on the box. I used Fantasy Hero (3rd Edition rules) with 75 points as base, 75 points of Disadvantages, and went from there. Included is the Hero Designer file, Adobe pdf, and Microsoft Excel version to edit or print.
By fdw3773Here's my contribution to the "Third Edition Renaissance" that consists of various characters converted from 5th and 6th Edition to a more simplified format using 3rd Edition as the base. The following is a list of Hero Designer files included and the asterisk (*) indicates that there is a character write-up included. If the interest is strong enough, I will convert more.
Alexis Adakai* (Modern adventurer/explorer)
Aquaman with Hook
Batgirl (Barbara Wilson from Batman & Robin film)
Batwoman (Carrie Kelley)
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
Kristina Harker (Supporting cast)
Wonder Woman* (Modern)
Wonder Woman* (Classic)
By fdw3773This is a group of elemental themed villains inspired by the 1980s cartoon Inhumanoids and the Calvin & Hobbes cartoon strip. Included are the Hero Designer Files (6th Edition) and Microsoft Word formats. They are the following;
Magmax - Lava elemental, inspired by the character Metlar
Revenant - Bone golem, inspired by the character D'Compose
Trellis - Plant elemental, inspired by the character Tendril
Snow Goon #1 and #2 - Inspired by Calvin & Hobbes' creations on winter day that went mad!
By DaviesI recently got interested in Final Fantasy VII again for various reasons, and took a look at the character sheets posted on Surbrook's Stuff. I thought they were fairly well done, but I thought the Limit Break mechanism could be better implemented. So I implemented it. Hope someone finds this useful.
By fdw3773Here are 6th Edition write-ups for two Green Lanterns that I liked and felt were underutilized for one reason or the other: Boodikka and Kilowog. Their artistic renders for the Green Lantern film were noteworthy, even if the film was not. 🙂
Boodikka - 600 pts
Kilowog - 600 pts
By fdw3773Here's a villain trio I developed for Champions, known as the Apex. They are the following:
Technovore, loosely inspired by Mechanon - 500 pts
Simian Rex, a cybernetically augmented Ape Guardian from the Hero System Bestiary - 400 pts
Enforcer Drone - Technovore's battle drones that hide a dark, insidious secret - 120 pts
By fdw3773This is a nostalgia project where I drew inspiration from the Ultimates and other villains to create the Ultramercs, a group of villains for hire. Attached are Microsoft Word write-ups for the characters (6th Edition) along with Hero Designer files (6th and 5th Edition) in a consolidated WinZip file.
The members are:
Tangleweb (Inspired by Binder of the Ultimates)
LaBrea (Inspired by Plasmoid of the Ultimates)
Cybrute (Inspired by Blackstar of the Ultimates)
Fast Lane (Inspired by Slick of the Ultimates)
Ekrixi (Inspired by Dr. Photon of V.O.I.C.E.)
Peremenya (Inspired by Marvel Comics' Mankiller)
Insider (New creation)
By fdw3773This is a write-up of the public domain character Yankee Girl, featured in various AC titles such as FemForce in both 5th and 6th Edition format with their respective Hero Designer files. Enjoy! 😉
By fdw3773This is a re-imagined version of the classic villain duet Thunder & Lightning (Margaret and John Harrington, respectively) as Assault & Battery. Assault (Margaret Westfeld) is inspired by Thunder as a physical powerhouse and Battery (John Westfeld) is an electrical energy projector based off of Lightning.
One of the scenarios I developed had them working for a government sponsored team known as Task Force Sentinel that is responsible for protecting the families of superheroes in their civilian identities from threats like VIPER.
By AlHazredHere is a writeup for Brian "Coffin" Kirk and his ever-present sidekick, Tank. "Coffin" Kirk (so-named for his dead-pan stare) appeared in seven stories in Flying Aces magazine (October 1937 to June 1941). Written by Arch Whitehouse, the "Coffin" Kirk stories detail his battles against the evil Circle of Death in the skies over various parts of the world.
By fdw3773Here's the final product of an on-again/off-again project...re-imagining the paranoid and trigger-happy Exterminators from the Champions 4th Edition source book Alien Enemies. Included are Microsoft Word and Hero Files of the characters. Here's a quick snapshot of the re-imagined characters:
Slick a.k.a. Stan Sneiderwind is now Dagger a.k.a. Pierce Fairchild, the narcissistic public face of the team
Specs a.k.a. Dr. Maxwell Sanders is now Mentor a.k.a. Dr. Gregory Murdock, a brilliant but paranoid scientist
Bruiser a.k.a. Jud Hogan is now Barricade a.k.a. Leon Jackson, a former mixed martial arts fighter using this to launch his action movie career
Trekkie a.k.a. Silvia Briggs is now Starbright a.k.a. Silvia Rodriguez, a geeky astronomer and sci-fi afficianado
Gizmo a.k.a. Dwight Brinkley is now Hardware a.k.a. Dwight Aoki, their weapons engineer who loves to tinker
By DaviesI found that there was one serious omission in the Hero System Book of Templates, and so set out to correct that. Hope this is useful.
The full list of hdc files for 6th Edition Conversion of 4th edition and older characters done over the years. Most are from published adventures, some from books such as "Kingdom of Champions"
These are the HDC builds of each character, by their chapters. So there's 5 chapters of each character, showing how they were built at each chapter of the adventure.
By Basic204Curiouser and curiouser I see you there looking about me through the looking glass. You can call me Glimmer or somethings Shimmer When my other half takes control. I’m a world-class assassin. I take on contracts from anyone for anything as long as the pay is good So if you want to hire me to kill someone all you have to do is hit that little download button.
Excuse me a contract just came in. I’ll let the writer take back control now.
She’s a thrill-seeker with a fake history that even once you dig past it you find nothing. There are no records on her whatsoever Except for the suit. People who know what the suit is know what the suit is. Know it was created to lets people travel through mirrors for the US government to create a new generation of spies. The creator of the suit Alice Robinson was also the tester of the suit and on the first official test vanished into the mirror world and never came back. The project was shut down. Then 40 years later, someone named Ruby Robinson has been found using the suit and acting as an assassin for the rich and powers and but sometimes is found taking orders from mirrors. People who have seen her face believe it's Alice's daughter using her mother’s technology in horrible ways but, Ruby is Alice. Her mind fractured entering the mirror universe. It’s unknown the things she saw in there or who she did not age.
By BeastLayla Piety Tudor
VAL CHA Cost Roll Notes
20 STR 10 13- / 15- HTH Damage 4d6/6d6 END [4/6]
18 DEX 16 13-
20 CON 10 13-
13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12-
13 EGO 3 12-
20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
5 OCV 10
5 DCV 10
1 OMCV -6
3 DMCV 0
3 SPD 10 Phases: 4, 8, 12
15 PD 4 15 PD (9 rPD)
15 ED 4 15 ED (9 rED)
5 REC 1
40 END 4
10 BODY 0
40 STUN 10
Movement Cost Meters Notes
RUNNING 0 12m/24m END 
SWIMMING 0 4m/8m END 
LEAPING 0 4m 4m forward, 2m upward
Characteristics Total: 99
Synthetic body structure, all slots Unified Power (-1/4) - END=
14 1) Combat Luck (9 PD/9 ED) (18 Active Points) - END=
10 2) +4/+4d6 Striking Appearance (vs. all characters) (12 Active Points) - END=
8 3) Base note to rattle teeth and bones: HKA 1/2d6 (1 1/2d6 / 2d6 w/STR), Area Of Effect (16m Cone; +1/2), Thin Cone (-1/4) (12 Active Points); Requires A Roll (12- roll; -1/4) - END=1
7 4) extra strength: +10 STR (10 Active Points); Requires A Roll (12- roll; -1/4) - END=2
Powers Total: 39
3 1) Disguise 12-
3 2) Deduction 12-
4 1) PS: Singer/songwriter 13-
2 2) WF: Blades, Handguns, Unarmed Combat
Pre skills may get bonus of +4 from Striking Appearence
3 1) Acting 13-
3 2) Conversation 13-
3 3) Streetwise 13-
3 4) Oratory 13-
3 5) Persuasion 13-
0 1) Climbing 8-
0 2) Concealment 8-
0 3) Language: English (completely fluent; literate) (4 Active Points)
0 4) Paramedics 8-
0 5) Shadowing 8-
0 6) Stealth 8-
0 7) TF: Custom Adder, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles [Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
Skills Total: 27
10 Distinctive Features: Hottest woman in the room (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
20 Psychological Complication: Cannot remember she was built to be an assassin (Common; Total)
10 Hunted: those that created her Infrequently (As Pow; Harshly Punish(capture and reprogram her))
Complications Points: 40
Base Points: 165
Experience Unspent: 0
Total Character Cost: 165
By fdw3773Here are write-ups for various Marvel characters in 6th Edition where the characters are in Microsoft Word format for easy printing and/or editing. Some of the files only have the Hero Designer File. The asterisk * indicates that only the Hero Designer File is included.
By fdw3773This is an updated version of 5th Edition write-ups for DC Heroes in Microsoft Word format with supporting HDC files. They are the following:
Aquaman (Classic, With Hook, and Hook with Trident of Poseidon)
Batman (Classic and Arkham Knight)
Blue Beetle (Reinvented version of Ted Kord)
Captain Marvel (Shazam)
Flash (Barry Allen)
Green Lantern (Arisia Rrab)
Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Green Lantern (Jennifer-Lynn Hayden)
Green Lantern (John Stewart)
Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
Wonder Woman (Classic, Modern)
By fdw3773These are my writeups for DC Heroes in 6th Edition Hero System. They are in Microsoft Word format with supporting HDC files. They are the following: Aquaman, Batman, Batwoman, Black Canary*, Blue Beetle*, Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Firestorm, Flash* (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Boodikka, Kyle Rayner, Kilowog, Arisia Rrab*), Huntress, Maxima, Power Girl, Superman, Wonder Woman, Zatanna.* The asterisk indicates HDC file only.