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    Currently playing in a Valdorian Age HERO fantasy RPG.
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    Champions Complete podcast

    I just subscribed and have some catching up to do with past episodes.
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    Fantasy & Champions Complete

    I totally agree. Champions Complete and Fantasy Hero Complete are very concise and compact. If you want examples and numerous situations where rules can apply then you can always look it up in the HERO System 6e volumes 1 & 2 PDFs.
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    Traveller HERO Sourcebook PDF

    It's difficult to say which specific Traveller HERO book this PDF in the store contains especially since the description doesn't list the total page count. If the total page count was listed then it would be easy to know which book or books this is. I have the CDROM for Traveller HERO and can tell you that the 5 books for Traveller Hero have the following total page counts: Book 1: 163 pages Book 2: 159 pages Book 3: 12 pages Book 4: 22 pages Book 5: 11 pages The PDF for Book 3: Starship Construction in Charted Space states that it is an "Unofficial Guide" along the top page border. The first 4 books taken together would be the first three volumes of the little black books from the Traveller boxed set. Book 5 would be a short psionics supplement that adapts HERO System psionics to the Traveller HERO universe. Hopefully this helps. Let me know if you have other questions about the contents of the Traveller HERO CDROM.
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    Preview of Champions Character Creation Cards

    I gladly signed up for this campaign at the three-deck Life of the Party pledge!
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    Discussion of Hero System's "Health" on rpg.net

    Chris, Thanks for the links in your signature. I downloaded "How to Play HERO System." It's very clear and thorough.
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    Discussion of Hero System's "Health" on rpg.net

    I'm a newcomer to the HERO System and just finished playing in a short Valdorian Age 5th edition revised campaign that finally gave me exposure to the beauty of the HERO System. I purchased the two Big Blue Books and Fantasy Hero Complete and Champions Complete and have attempted to read through the combat section of Volume II: Combat and Adventuring. It's a thorough system that is consistent in design. I have no problems with crunch and have played RPGs for decades of various levels of crunch. I remember reading the AD&D 1st edition Dungeon Masters guide while a teen and it was very confusing. However, I stuck with it and along with actual play sessions learned the game rules and quirkiness of Gygax's system. HERO is at least internally consistent in its design out of the gate, and this is appreciated. I like the default cinematic theme to the system, as opposed to a more realistic default universal system like GURPS -- which I've played lots of since its 3rd edition. I'm continuing to read through the Big Blue Books so I can be intimately familiar with the system, if not completely understand it without having to look it up in the book. I hope to run a Champions game this year with my kids and HERO is the system of choice since it is structured to handle any situation and with varying levels of power in the player characters. Viva HERO!
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    New Products! Hell's Half Acre PDF

    I'm interested in a Print on Demand version of Hell's Half Acre too. Western Hero is one of my favorite books, even before I started playing HERO System, and I'm happy to see a book that expands on it.
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    New Product! Evilution Unchained (Book+PDF) is now available

    This mystery adventure looks totally cool. Can anyone say if it's four-color, gritty, noir, or other? The cover image is disturbing to me so I'm guessing gritty. I love mysteries, and it's totally rad when the mystery genre is crossed over with supers.
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    Hero Games at GenCon 2015

    I'm looking forward to getting a hardcopy of this book!
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    Gone To Texas

    I'll be a supporter of Strike Force!
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    Champions Universe Bundle of Holding Is Live!

    Heifer International is one of the non-profits that I contribute to regularly, and I'm happy that Hero Games sees their work as a worthwhile cause too. I already had a few of the titles in the Champions Universe bundle of holding, but decided to be a Crusader for Justice due to the raised money going to one of my favorite charities.