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Greetings Herophiles, recently a forum member stated that DOJ possessed a monopoly on Hero Games products and I collected this for them. Have I left anything out?

 

SIXTH EDITION

Kazei 5, Second Edition by Blackwyrm Games (Cyber/Star Hero)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/index.php?module=Dizkus&func=viewtopic&topic=29'>http://www.blackwyrm.com/index.php?module=Dizkus&func=viewtopic&topic=29

 

War of Worldcraft by Blackwyrm Games (Champions)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=57

 

Gestalt: Architects of Change by Blackwyrm Games (Champions) (In Development)

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72615

 

The Day After Ragnarok by Atomic Overmind Press (Hero System)

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=240876

 

Neptune City Narratives by D-3 Games (Champions)

???

 

Unkindness by Blackwyrm Games (Champions)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_25&products_id=74

 

Pretty Hate Machines by Blackwyrm Games (Champions)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=24_25&products_id=72

 

King of the Mountain by Blackwyrm Games (Champions): In Development

http://www.blackwyrm.com/index.php (Unlisted)

 

Imaginary Friends by Blackwyrm Games (Champions): In Development

http://www.blackwyrm.com/index.php (Unlisted)

 

3rd World (Hero) (by Blackwrym Games) (Print, Preorder)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=102

 

Posthegemony: Terra Nomenklatura [by Blackwrym Games] [/b]

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=104

 

Terracide (Hero) (by Blackwrym Games) (Print, Preorder)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=108

 

Widening Gyre, The (by Blackwrym Games)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=107&osCsid=e71ebd1433563237ce1e5e1326d19bf3

 

Wreck of Alpha Central, The (Hero) (by Blackwrym Games)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=103&osCsid=e71ebd1433563237ce1e5e1326d19bf3

 

Here There Be Dragons by D3 Games

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=256883

 

USA-50: book of the West by D3 Games

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=255038

 

 

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FIFTH EDITION

The Algernon Files 2E by Blackwyrm Games (Champions)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/Products.htm

 

The Fires of War: The Algernon Files, Vol.2 by Blackwyrm Games (Champions)

http:// http://www.blackwyrm.com/Products.htm

 

Gestalt: The Hero Within by Blackwyrm Games (Champions)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/Gestalt.htm

 

Foxbat for President by Blackwyrm Games (Champions)

http://www.blackwyrm.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=55&osCsid=e0cddfa5772fc0ddc08275a22e09d66c

 

Omlevex by Spectrum Games (Champions)

http:// http://www.spectrum-games.com/omlevex/index1.html

 

Reality Storm: When Worlds Collide by HERO Games & Guardians of Order (Champions)

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=184559

 

The Kandris Seal by Hartfelt Productions (Champions/Fantasy Hero)

http:// http://www.hartfeltproductions.com/tks.html

 

The Last Dominion by Pencil Publishers Publications (Fantasy Hero)

http://www.pencil-pushers.net/

 

The Echoes of Heaven/The Throne of God by Final Redoubt Press (Fantasy Hero)

http://www.finalredoubt.com/

 

The Last Free City/The Festering Earth by Final Redoubt Press (Fantasy Hero)

http://www.finalredoubt.com/

 

The Lost Kingdom of the Dwarves/On Corrupted Ground by Final Redoubt Press (Fantasy Hero)

http://www.finalredoubt.com/

 

Bestiary/The Tainted Tears by Final Redoubt Press (Fantasy Hero)

http://www.finalredoubt.com/

 

In His Name/The Last Hallowed Place by Final Redoubt Press (Fantasy Hero) (In Development)

http://www.finalredoubt.com/

 

The Burning Tree by Final Redoubt Press (Fantasy Hero)

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=50209&SRC=Newsletter

 

Traveler Hero by Comstar Games (Star Hero) (Not Available)

http://www.comstar-games.com/csg-store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=24

 

World Not Known by Misfit Studios (Champions/Dark Champions) (Indefinitely Delayed)

http:// http://www.misfit-studios.com/wnk/

 

Kamarathin: The Kingdom of Tursh by D3 Games (Fantasy Hero/HERO System)

http://www.d-3games.com/

 

The Fantasy Codex (Spell and Creature Collection) by Kestrel Arts (Fantasy Hero)

http://www.kestrelarts.com/catalog.html

 

The Lost Castle (Adventure) by Kestrel Arts (Fantasy Hero)

http://www.kestrelarts.com/catalog.html

 

Elenthar's Tower (Adventure) by Kestrel Arts (Fantasy Hero)

http://www.kestrelarts.com/catalog.html

 

Dragon's Gate: San Angelo's Chinatown by Gold Rush Games (Champions/Dark Champions)

http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Gate-San-Angelos-Chinatown/dp/1890305219

 

Rescue At Karadonna by BeautifulHarmony Multimedia (Star Hero)

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=203076

 

Chasing A Golden Buck by BeautifulHarmony Multimedia (Fantasy Hero)

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=207273

 

Adventures Into Darkness by Atomic Overmind Press (Hero System)

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=236594

 

Dark Waters by D-3 Games (Fantasy Hero/Adventure)

http://www.d-3games.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=58

 

Pit Fighting in the Kingdom of Tursh by D3 Games

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=255666

 

 

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FOURTH EDITION

Kazei 5 (pdf) by Susano (Star Hero)

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=73101

 

San Angelo: City of Heroes by Gold Rush Games (Champions)

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1685410&postcount=4

 

Enemies of San Angelo by Gold Rush Games (Champions)

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1685410&postcount=4

 

Denziens of San Angelo by Gold Rush Games (Champions)

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1685410&postcount=4

 

The Dragon's Gate: San Angelo Chinatown by Gold Rush Games (Champions)

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product_info.php?products_id=17928&it=1&filters=0_0_0_10130

 

Arroyo Verde - High-Tech San Angelo(pdf) by Gold Rush Games (Champions) (Indefinitely Delayed)

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1597681&postcount=10

 

PART Sourcebook (pdf) by Gold Rush Games (Champions) (Indefinitely Delayed)

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1597681&postcount=10

 

San Angelo City of Heroes Map(pdf) by Gold Rush Games (Champions) (Indefinitely Delayed)

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1597681&postcount=10

 

Blood Fury by Atlas Games (Champions)

http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG3510.php

 

Dystopia by Atlas Games (Champions)

http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG3500.php

 

Foxbat Unhinged by Atlas Games (Champions)

http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG3505.php

 

 

Cheers

 

 

QM

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Looks good to me!

 

I was wondering if anybody out there on these boards owns Omlevex. This title has been out for three or four years now and I haven't found any reviews or comments good or bad from any HERO players. The silver age is by far my favorite setting for supers and was wondering if this was worth getting or don't bother.

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Yea, I read this review, I was just wondering if anybody on these boards had it and what they thought of it.

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I have it.

I've tried to read it.

But the watermark on the pages makes that nearly impossible. My only opinion of it is that the layout is so bad I can't read it and tell you how good the product actually is. At some point I'll sit down and make a serious effort on the thing.

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Yea' date=' I read this review, I was just wondering if anybody on these boards had it and what they thought of it.[/quote']

 

I really enjoyed the setting. I had no difficulty reading it, which is unusual because watermarks usually kill my ability to do so. The conceit is that it is a "licensed source book" of comics of the Omlevex line - so it presents the character when they first appeared in the comics and that sort of thing.

 

Interesting world, but the character writeups are in the "short form, and are not all that well done.

 

I would say if you can find it on discount snap that sucker up.

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You got a bad copy G-A

 

 

Wish you lived around here I could loan you a copy.

 

 

QM

 

No, I've found another copy in my FLGA to compare. The watermark on the entire page is the bad part. The print itself is just fine.

 

It's just fecking unreadable design.

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Well, D3 Games has entered negotiations to license Fantasy Hero/HERO System for Kamarathin: The Kingdom of Tursh.

 

If it all goes well, I'll have a press release available and the company site up and running.

 

Wish us luck.

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Heh, I believe I should be thanking you. But, right now we're only at the discussion stage. No contracts have been signed just yet.

 

I just want to be perfectly clear on that last part, I don't want to give the impression that D3 and Hero are in bed together...They've only just accepted the dinner date.

 

;)

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Watermarks? Is that were the letters are on top of pictures making it annoying to impossible to read. Anyway it sounds like it's a good supplement if you don't pay full price, is that a good assessment?

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There are also three products for HERO fantasy published under license by Kestrel Arts: The Fantasy Codex (spell and creature collection), and two adventures, The Lost Castle and Elenthar's Tower. Click on the book illustrations on the linked KA webpage to go to where you can purchase them.

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No, I've found another copy in my FLGA to compare. The watermark on the entire page is the bad part. The print itself is just fine.

 

It's just fecking unreadable design.

Agreed in general (cannot say about this specific book). There is so much bad layout design out there it is not funny, and I am not speaking HERO here. I have not picked up a great deal of the HERO 3rd party stuff, but where I have -- such as the Algernon Files, I have not really run into the problem. I liked Algernon's layout.

 

So the rrest of my rant pertains to layouts outside of 3rd party HERO material. Rocketship Empires for example is a neat setting and all but the layout -- yech. The book has some black reversed print pages, which are sort of okay in the abstract but when you pile them on (two page layouts with nice maps by Keith Curtis -- nice job Keith!), it makes the pdf tougher to print out. And the background of the pages is a light grey which means that you're using a heck of a lot of ink/toner, plus all of that gobletygok all over the tops and bottoms of the pages.

 

And don't get me started on Widows and Orphans or realllly bad layout jobs that look like a printed Word Document rather than a professional layout job. Recently, I picked up one of Basic Roleplaying's settings and was frankly horrified enough to contemplate sending the author a note that I would be very happy to re-do the layout free of charge. No real way to make that sound nice though, so I didn't.

 

Myself, I prefer a nice clean layout when I do them, such as: simple over cluttered in general; fonts which are both appropriate and selected for maximum reading ease; a final product that can print out nicely in black and white as well as Colo (Serenity RPG I am looking at you). But that may not be what is sellable at this point given the state of the market. Maybe Buyers want books to look like Mickey Mouse threw up on the page, with color everywhere whether it needs it or not; or they enjoy tragic choices like watermarks that look very cool but render the whole text unreadable etc. I shudder to think.

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Don't forget that Atlas Games came out with two adventures for 4th Edition Hero. One about Foxbat and another about Mechanon.

 

Three - Dystopia, Foxbat Unhinged, and Blood Fury

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Added Dystopia, Foxbat Unhinged, and Blood Fury by Atlas Games

 

Blood Fury by Atlas Games

http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG3510.php

 

Dystopia by Atlas Games

http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG3500.php

 

Foxbat Unhinged by Atlas Games

http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG3505.php

 

 

Thanks Folks... REPPED!!!

 

 

QM

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Well, Fourth Edition material is a whole different category. IMO people reading this list should know when something isn't for Fifth Edition, in case that matters to them. If you were going to list that stuff you'd need to include all the other licensed books by Gold Rush Games: Heroic Adventures I and II, San Angelo: City of Heroes, Enemies of San Angelo, and Denizens of San Angelo.

 

How far back did you want to go? Do you want to note all the pre-4E stuff too, by Steve Jackson Games, Firebird Ltd., Chaosium, and Flying Buffalo?

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You list Reality Storm as a GOO product - which is partially true in a sense; but it's also a Hero Games product and since GOO is gone you could point the URL right to the Hero Games Store.

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