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Hero Ports - AD&D/ShadowRun/DragonLance/CoH

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So I'm running a few games at GenCon in 2019.

 

I'm basing all my games off a sense of nostalgia. I'm converting a bunch of different games into Hero.

 

My first game is going to be a Gary Gygax AD&D module. I'm not sure yet, but one/two of the GDQ series (Against the Giants, the Drow, and Queen of the Demonweb Pits).

My second game is going to be a ShadowRun adventure.

My third game is going to be a DragonLance module (maybe DL1 or DL2).

My fourth game is going to be a City of Heroes Task Force (not sure which one yet, but I'm looking).

My fifth game is going to be on of the classic Hero System adventures, maybe even with the Champions (cuz who doesn't love Seeker?).

My sixth game is going to be a replay of an adventure from my home campaign.

 

I've got a lot of conversions to get done in the next few months. A lot of it is pretty straight forward. I don't need to convert an AD&D hill giant into Hero, I can just grab a Hill Giant out of the Bestiary and move on. I'm busy creating prefabs (and using the prefabs in the Library) for AD&D 1st Edition spells, and equipment. So the point of all this is I'm looking for any prefabs/characters/lists you might have that has already done some of the legwork for me. Even if they aren't perfect ports, having something I can edit into what I need is a bit easier than creating everything from scratch.

 

I appreciate all your assistance. FYI, this is a cross-post to the FH board. Not exactly polite of me, but I'm not exactly polite. :) Right now I'm concentrating on the AD&D games (since there are 2 of them and are going to require the largest amount of work with spells etc). I'll then work on either ShadowRun or the CoH TF. The Hero stuff isn't going to need much of any work. I have all the characters and materials and what I don't already have is going to be pretty straight forward and quick.

 

-Rapier.

 

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There may be some help for you for Shadowrun. Our long-missing forum colleague, who went by "Aroooo," created a great website, "Star Hero Fandom," hosting a great deal of sci-fi related Hero 5E materials, including conversions of well-known settings from movies, tv and games. A conversion of the FASA Shadowrun was one of the most extensive. Although the original website has gone dark, much of that material survives in the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20060722031742/http://www.starherofandom.com:80/h_shadowrun/index.php

 

Another forumite, Kaze9999, created a Hero Designer export format file for the above conversion, which is hosted on this website: https://www.herogames.com/forums/files/file/43-shadowpunk/

 

I hope those are of some use to you. When I have more time I'll see what else I can dig up. :)

 

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45 minutes ago, Lord Liaden said:

Although the original website has gone dark, much of that material survives in the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20060722031742/http://www.starherofandom.com:80/h_shadowrun/index.php

 

That is actually quite a bit of help. The file for the book as a whole seems to be corrupted. I can't get it to open in anything. The chapters will work, but it makes it a bit harder to work with. I'll def take a look at that when I get to that point. TY.

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If anyone has the entire Shadowrun Hero book as a single file I would love a copy. That site seems to have no owner (at least the emails get kicked back) and many of the files appear to be corrupted.

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