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Champions Now Kickstarter

Jason S.Walters

The first wave of role-playing design was its own Renaissance, marked by greatness of all kinds. If you were playing then, you'll remember. And if you weren't, you'd be amazed at what that wave held. One of them was Champions, the Super Role-Playing Game.


Hero Games is proud to present Champions Now, to be created by pioneering game designer Ron Edwards, author of Sorcerer and co-founder of The Forge. Ron will revisit the original three editions of first-generation Champions (1981 to 1988), recovering the power of this foundational era of superhero roleplaying.


To learn more, including reading a playtest document and watching videos, head over to Kickstarter. If you like what you see, please back our ambitious, fan-inclusive project. 

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I've seen a lot about this project, and am intrigued, but something is nagging at the back of my brain...

I thought that Cryptic now owned the rights to the Champions IP and licensed it back to you guys for 6th Edition/Complete. Yet, I haven't seen anything indicatiing that they have given their blessing with this. Am I mistaken on how things are set up with all of that?

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You are mistaken. Cryptic Studios has the rights to the Champions Universe as described in the 5th and 6th Editions. They do not have the rights to the Hero System, and we have a more-or-less unlimited license to produce more Champions products in any case. So there is no conflict here. 

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