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Good day.


Grognard, 55, played everything.

British, academic. Gardener, photographer.

First game played: Classic Traveller at the age of 15.

First game run: B/X D&D.

Currently playing 5E D&D Strahd, PF2, Coriolis, Symbaroum, T&T Solos.

Running 5E D&D in Dolmenwood, Qin in Warring States China.

Planning: Space 1889 Ubiquity, Blue Rose AGE, Numenera, Traveller Trojan Reaches (Mongoose 2).


Played Fantasy Hero for a summer when I was 20.. and always remembered it fondly, and recently bought the first 2 6e core rulebooks.




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Hi! Been a Champions nut for a very long time (1985, 3rd ed) but been quite inactive over the last decade and a half. Ran a lot of 3rd and 4th ed but skipped over Fuzion (ugh) and 5th ed. Champions Co

Hello there! How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)? It's the name of one of my characters on Champions Online - she's in my avatar as well. What was the first tabletop RPG you played?

Hello, my name is Trentin and it's been WAY too long since I've played Hero...   :-D   I played the heck out of 5er, been a fan for a long time. Revisiting the 6th edition and really liking what I

Greetings all.

I’ve been playing RPGs since 1982. Boot Hill 2e to be exact


I’ve played everything from Rifts, Aftermath!, Boot Hill, Top Secret, Traveller, Rolemaster and a bunch of others back in the day, but have stuck with Hero since the 4e Big Blue Book

I’m a big fan of Champions Complete, which I think is the best Supers game available today (Thanks Derek Heimforth!)


Play more, do more. Love Hero Games!

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Ah, there is an Introduction page. Useful. Was wondering if there was one!

Greetings! I've been playing Tabletops since, oh, right around 2004. Puts me as a newcomer to most compared here! Experiences have been mixed between systems, but I've played D&D 3.5, 4, and 5. Shadowrun 4e and 6e. Old World of Darkness, mundane, and New World of Darkness Mundane and Demon. 

Hero was a system I looked into not because I was interested at first, but because I heard of it's granularity, where it breaks everything down very well. If nothing else, it would give me an understanding of some of the the other systems out there! And lo, it does. Very well. Enough so that I, someone who has never picked up a comic in my life, nor have I camped out or waited with baited breath for the latest blockbuster hero movie, nor with an experience in the camp of the past, wanted to figure out how to play, and find people to share that with. 

It should be known, I am new to this genera! Both the concepts, and tropes, and systems, and so on. Until about two weeks ago, I didn't know this system existed. I am... excited for it though. It feels like I'm sifting through the dregs and sands at the end of an hourglass, but that does not mean there are not people there. Heck, despite my comparative youth, I am more than familiar with this from the old telnet clients for communications that hold a near and dear place to me.


In short, hello! I may ask stupid questions. I am more likely than not, not being sarcastic. Apologies! May the day find you well.

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On 10/15/2015 at 10:16 AM, bluesguy said:

It was suggested that maybe we create a thread for new people who are posting and especially for lurkers.


So here is what I would like to suggest everyone post as an introduction:


  • How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?
  • What was the first tabletop RPG you played?
  • What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed?
  • What are you currently playing/GMing?

I hope this thread gets pinned.



The Lord Captain Thia Halmades is a signature character I created for my fantasy setting; I liked the name and kept it. Someday, I’ll change it, but then how would anyone recognize me?


My first table top was Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D/2nd Edition) at the tender age of “I’m too young to fully understand what’s going on,” but old enough to “not eat the dice.” AD&D was also the first game I ever successfully ran at summer camp. Even then, when I’m supposed to be getting exercise and meet girls, what did I bring? D&D books.


I am currently in a 5th Ed D&D game, and loving it. Should I get a chance to run HERO again, it will be my Persona setting.


Pinning of threads is outside of my skill set, and I do not get a roll.

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15 hours ago, Sveta8 said:

In short, hello! I may ask stupid questions. I am more likely than not, not being sarcastic. Apologies! May the day find you well.


Any question asked in good faith with an open mind to hear the answer is not stupid. Note, I did not say there are no stupid questions; I’’m saying that you’re most assuredly not going to ask one. HERO is hard to break through, it’s alphabet soup with a dozen lightsaber builds and rabbit hole arguments as to why “everything is a transform” (it’s not) lurking around every corner. Have no fear, we’ll help you navigate those waters. 



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I am a long time lurker here.

The first RPG that I played was D&D 2e.

I played Champions and Rolemaster a little bit in high school (early 80's) but spent a lot of time in high school as GM for Aftermath!  (I have heard a lot people express concern about the learning curve in Champions but after Aftermath! it's a breeze.  Our little group had a lot of fun with Aftermath! and in some ways is very similar to Hero System.)  I played a bit of Palladium on a university work term while living with a friend of mine who was the GM.

I picked up some 4e books in the early 90's but I was moving around a lot at the time and never played...

In the last year or so I picked up a bunch of used Hero System books from eBay.  There are some great deals out there if you are patient.

Recently I have been playing Champions by email and it has been great.


Regarding my handle, it describes me pretty accurately....

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Hi all, I started playing Hero about two years ago, I've been here reading, taking taking inspiration and learning how you lead the game, so thanks. 



How did you come up with your 'handle' (forum name)?

       It is the mangling of a name from Baldur's Gate


What was the first tabletop RPG you played?

       D&D in '92-93


What was the first tabletop RPG you GMed?

       D&D 3.5 many years ago but I didn't GMed often


What are you currently playing/GMing?

       I'm GMing a Champions game it's about two years and I hope I'm               going to play soon


I arrived to Hero after becoming bored of the d20, so I searched for a game I could like and enjoy, I first found GURPS but after learning the basics and running a short game, I understood I didn't like it, and then finally I found Hero. I'm a big fan of this system, it's so good and grants so much freedom. 

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