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Hero Combat Manager has been updated from V 1.04 to V 1.05. The 1.04 version of Hero Combat Manager is still included with purchases of 1.05 because the new version has not been as thoroughly tested by the beta testers as previous versions. The following changes have been made from 1.04 in 1.05.
Game Master can now select the power and/or combat skill levels that a character has when making an attack. The power and combat skill levels will pre-populate the Attack Input Tab on the Attack Dialog box. This should speed up combat.
The tabs on the Attack Dialog have been changed to improve combat workflow
The Game Master can set the Damage Resistance for a defender and it will remain set during the combat until the Game Master changes it.
Characters that are marked as incapacitated are removed from the target selection list
Effects tables are available from the Attack Dialog
Major Bug Fixes
Continue to resolve corner cases associated with “Held Actions”
Fixed a number of bugs which caused the application to ‘lock up’
Knockback distance calculation was wrong and has been fixed
Under a very specific circumstance HKA may not be calculated correctly. The one instance that has shown up is if a weapon is 1d6+1 and the STR Min is 6 and the STR of the character is 15. This should result in a HKA of 1 ½ d6KA. Instead it is being calculated as 2d6+1 KA.
Eons ago, an ancient evil was trapped beneath the village of Farcaster. Now, however, dark forces are working in the shadows of the city. Cultists roam the streets. Villagers are disappearing. Messengers seeking assistance have vanished. The city needs heroes. Can the party restore the ancient wards are defeat the mighty Maranos?
The Depths of Zealotry is a non-system specific adventure from D3 Games.
The newest release for Surbrook' Stuff takes an in-depth look at haunted houses and how they can be used in your campaign. The article explores what a haunted house can be like, where it can be found, what it can contain, and why it might be haunted. More importantly, the article also notes that you can have more than just haunted houses -- towns, space ships, and even entire planets can all be haunted!
New from D3 Adventures and Michael Surbrook: Atomic Monster Hero! Thrill to the origins of atomic monsters in your campaign! Scream in terror as their powers are examined! Flee from their horrid appetites!
Pray their weaknesses can be exploited! Marvel at the Atomic Wasps, Giant Sea Scorpion, and the Sentient Slime Mold (from Space)!
A pulp adventure from Steve Long, author of Pulp Hero!
When the government enlists the help of Our Heroes to prevent the Nazis from obtaining a valuable Mesoamerican artifact, the PCs find themselves on an adventure that leads them to Mexico City, then to Central America, and finally to the mysterious, and potentially deadly, inner chambers of a long-lost temple! Can they survive the perils that face them — and the Nazis and tribesmen pursuing them — to return to civilization with the fabled Topaz Skull of Cozcatl Cuaxicalli?
The Temple Of The Topaz Skull is a Pulp Hero adventure designed for characters built on a total of 175 Character Points or less. The optimal number of PCs is four to six, but you can scale it up or down based on the number of opponents you pit against the heroes in various encounters.
This Friday I'm going to catch a plane from Reno to Ft. Worth, rent a car, and drive to the small city of Denton. Why do you ask? Because that's where the archives of Aaron Allston's work are stored. With the help of his mother Rose, I'm going to go through those files, locate all of the material related to his decades long Strike Force campaign (including the now-famous bluebooks), copy them, and send them where they need to go so that a new Strike Force book (or possibly books) can be created.
Before his untimely passing, Aaron and I had been talking about producing a new Strike Force book for Hero Games. But we were both involved with other projects, had a lot to do, and it didn't seem like there was any particular hurry to get the project done. However, now that he's gone, his family and I believe it's important that his part of his legacy be preserved by issuing a new and expanded version of this seminal work of RPG game design. I hope you all will agree and support this project when it goes live on Kickstarter sometime later this year.
The new version of Strike Force won't formally be a Hero Games product. Rather, it's going to be a joint project between Blackywrm Games and Evil Beagle Games, with designer Ross Watson spearheading the editing and design of the book, and myself overseeing the development and production. (Or so Ross and I hope, as neither of us knows what I'll find down in the Lone Star State.) Using Blackwyrm's Larger Than Life: Tall Tale Adventures Kickstarter project as a model, we plan on producing versions for the Hero System, Savage Worlds, and Mutants & Masterminds respectively.
So wish me luck as I brave the tornadoes. Hopefully I'll come back with something that does justice to a talented author and game designer who was also our friend.
Right now our friends over at Bundle of Holding are running a great promotion for the Champions Universe 5th Edition. Get five great electronic books for $12.95, or level up to six more books for $28.95. As always with B of H projects, 10% of the money raised goes to charity. In this case we have selected the very worthy Heifer International, which empowers agricultural entrepreneurship in developing nations as well as here in the United States.
Sorry the website went down earlier today folks. There was some sort of problem with the database, but our own Dan Simon and Host Gator managed to restore things seemingly with little or no loss of data. Please let us know if you have any problems relating to purchases made right before the website went down.
Thanks to the support of fans like you, Blackwyrm Publishing's Larger Than Life: Tall Tale Adventures has funded on Kickstarter. Work will start ASAP on the new HERO System version of this book. Thank you again for your help in taking this project over the top.