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A "hole" in my collection

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 Was going through my champions books on my shelf, and saw something i was surprised I hadn't noticed.  I organize my books by the "catalog number" on the spine, so for example"Alien Eenemies" is #413, followed by "olympians" at #414then "Road Kill" at #415......but between "Corporations at #434" and "golden age Champions at #436....i seem to be missing #435

 

which book was #435? was it never published? was it a non Champions book?....or did I just "lose" it somewhere?

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In my research (looking for holes in my own collection), I have never found book #435.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vdkDcdB3D4kl9CPMljI5BGyE9lhc46S2VNYGuxc-n3E

 

I have a hypothesis, but I have no idea if it is accurate (or even provable, without finding that every person involved in HERO games during the ICE age has both perfect recall and readily-accessible contact information):

 

There were a handful of PDF "books" published under the Hero Plus project during this era.  These PDFs do not have actual item numbers listed in them (noted as item# 'H+' in the spreadsheet above).  It is possible that some of these numbers were, in a catalogue file somewhere mouldering in a storage locker somewhere in Virginia, were assigned to some of these projects.

 

A second hypothesis is that these numbers were reserved in blocks for specific product lines to ensure that "Like" grouped with "Like" to remain more or less consecutively numbered.  Again, without access to certain things, it's hard to know for certain.

 

If it helps, I've never found any mention of a product numbered 435, but I certainly hope something rears up.

 

 

Duke

 

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GAC could conceivably be misnumbered; it could have been intended to be 435 but landed at the printer with a typo. There is precedent for this. Both my 4e Fantasy Hero and Fantasy Hero Companion are numbered #502 on their spines. The Companion was almost certainly intended to be #503.

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