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  1. Hero Games will be launching a fan-driven community content program on DriveThruRPG in about a month, similar to Dungeon Masters Guild and Storytellers Vault. It’s going to be called Hall of Champions, and it will allow you to publish your own work on DriveThru for profit under the banner of being a Hero Games product. (Though solely for commercial purposes on DriveThruRPG.) You’ll be allowed to publish using any version of the Hero System you like from 1st to 6th, including Champions Now. You will also be allowed to use both intellectual property that belongs to Hero Games, as well as the Cha
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  2. Originally published in 1989, we've converted high quality scans of the classic Champions: The Super Role Playing Game (4th edition) into a print-on-demand format on DriveThruRPG. They don't have the sharpest production quality when compared to a modern book, but they're completely legible and suitable for use by game masters and players alike.
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  3. The Hero System Book of Templates is now available print-on-demand from DriveThruRPG. Characters. Who has time to make them? In this book you will find 25 characters ready for you to use in your Champions Campaign right now with no preparation - and no waiting! The Hero System Book of Templates is a perfect resource for new players and game masters who need generic comic book character ideas explained in Hero System 6th Edition terms; or for experienced ones who want to start playing immediately!
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  4. Coming soon to Hall of Champions! It's not out yet, but work continues on The Flip Side: a Champions Universe supplement with five new super teams and three dozen new characters by Rob Otto and New York Times bestselling novelist Scott Sigler. The cover art presented here is by artist S.A. McClung based on the designs of the work's interior artists.
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  5. As most of you already know Hero Games will be launching a fan-driven community content program on DriveThruRPG in about two weeks, similar to Dungeon Masters Guild and Storytellers Vault. And at this point an amazing *fifty* of you have contacted me about contributing work to it! I was surprised and overwhelmed by the positive response, which I thank you all for. However, to launch the program in a couple of weeks I need many of you who have expressed interest to turn in your work in advance. So if you're working on something, have contacted me, and are nearly ready: please don'
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  6. Hero! This Hero Magazines Bundle marks the debut in .PDF of two long-running hobby periodicals devoted to Champions, The Super Roleplaying Game and the universal HERO System rules set from Hero Games. This bargain-priced offer gives you new, never-before-published .PDF image scans of Adventurers Club magazine (27 issues, 1983-1995) and hundreds of articles from the APAzine Haymaker (1992-2014). Along with Digital Hero (also included in this offer), these magazines supported five different editions of Champions and the HERO System across 25 years. Soooo -- in case you don't have them all to han
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  7. Forty years ago, Champions: the Super Roleplaying Game was inspired by off-the-leash newsstand comics full of weird and headstrong creators. No one knew where a story was going, and what “heroic” meant changed constantly. That’s why it was the first role-playing game to hand you and a few friends a creative studio, rather than a constructed genre package. This book presents an exploration of those first-generation texts as envisioned and redesigned by Ron Edwards, long-time Champions player, co-founder of the Forge, publisher at Adept Press, and author of diverse role-playing games
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  8. With the manuscript finished, we're working away at getting some final artwork in so we can complete the layout and go to press. There have been some delays due to the serious injury and then illness of one of our interior artists, but we've gotten past that now and are planning out how the final book will look. Hopefully we will go to press in January 2020 and, of course, have the final PDF version to backers before then.
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  9. New from Hall of Champions. The 1980's... with superheroes! The TASK FORCE: Season One Sourcebook details the beginning of the Dallas/Fort Worth area superhero team TASK FORCE and its heroes. This sourcebook contains the list of applicable stories from the main story archive, character sheets (for Champions 5th Edition Revised) for beginning versions of each character and villains unique to this setting, and fleshes out details concerning the broader Champions Universe which have not been previously covered.
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  10. ELVENSONG STREET PRESS — 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW by Steven S. Long Greetings, folks, and happy 2018! The year seems to have gotten off to a rather frigid and snowy start here in the eastern U.S., so wherever you are, I hope you’re staying warm and safe. The same goes to all my friends elsewhere in the world — even in the bitter, post-apocalyptic wastelands of Canadia. ;-) My good friend and business partner, Jason Walters of Hero Games and IPR, asked me if I’d write up a year in review report for my little dba, Elvensong Street Press.
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  11. Over at High Rock Press, preparations are being made to launch a Kickstarter project to fund the creation of Champions Character Creation Cards on February 1st of 2018. You check out some of the preliminary text and comment on the HRP Blog.
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  12. Alto Mark-Seven, AKA Rich, is still streaming Champions Now every Sunday on his twitch channel for charity! You can watch the second stream on his YouTube channel here, and be sure to turn in to his Twitch this sunday to continue the adventure. Rich is playing in support of Cohen Children's Medical Center, and he's just over half-way to his goal of $1000. You can help him and Cohen Children's Medical Center by donating through the link below! https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=412785
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  13. This work started it in the early 1990’s with the goal of using Robot Warriors mecha construction and combat rules with 4th edition Champions and the HERO System Rulebook. It has been updated and enhanced to help you do the same—with any current edition of HERO! Convert Robot Warriors characters to the 4th, 5th, or 6th editions of the HERO System! Use Robot Warriors robot write ups—as is—in current editions! Build new robots using the old rules and take advantage of new rules! Convert robots from Robot Warriors to the Vehicle rules of the HERO edition of your cho
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  14. In the sixties the United States Government approved the funding for two new agencies due to the rise of costumed criminals. The first agency (Special Target Reconnaissance, Investigation, Policing, Espionage Service; aka STRIPES) was placed under the authority of the Department of Justice. While the second (Special Target Attack Response Squads; aka STARS) was placed under the supervision of the Department of Defense. Both agencies are tasked with protecting the United Stats from the rise of “Super Threats”. Provided in STARS and STRIPES A history of each organization
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  15. New from Tiger's Eye Media. Dead Orc Pass is a mini campaign for Fantasy Hero. Dead Orc Pass is a city that can be dropped into any mountain range in a campaign. The pass and the surrounding area is discussed in this supplement. Within these pages you will find out about the history of the pass, the lady that owns the pass and the city within. She is a powerful witch, sorceress and psion. Description of other NPCs will be given along with the creatures that can be found in the pass or the surrounding area. This PDF includes maps of the pass and surrounding area, write-ups NPCs and
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  16. Hello everyone! With the release of our final version of the PDF, several Kickstarter backers have noticed some issues: in particular that there were some problems with the charts for the history of superhero roleplaying games and comic books. I have frozen the print process while Ruben corrects these issues. Additionally, one of them noticed the .mobi file does not display the title or author on their Kindle properly. It says the the wrong ISBN number and Unknown Author. We will fix that as well. Additionally, several asked if we could set up a forum for discussion of Champions N
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  17. New from Hall of Champions. A staple of superheroic fiction is the master supervillain trying to take over the world. What happens when the master supervillain SUCCEEDS?
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  18. The Hall of Champions community content program is now on line! If you wish to contribute to it, please go to DriveThruRPG, log into your account, to go your account page, and then after logging in go to "My Content" select Enter New Community Created Title. On the next page from that there will be a drop down menu so they can select the Hero Games Hall of Champions program. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/cc/28/hall-of-champions And for more information here: https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/categories/201257283-Community-Content-Programs Pl
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  19. The Broken Kingdoms is a campaign setting for your Fantasy Hero (4th Edition) game. Within it you will find the brave knights of Allemaine, the swashbuckling Sea-Princes of Calabria and the Tarsan Warlords, masters of all forms of physical combat. Sail with the demigod heroes of the Pallean Free Cities, or struggle against oppressive overlords in the urban squalor and trackless forests of the Provinces. Fencing and fighting, true love and miracles, the Broken Kingdoms have enough to keep any company of adventurers busy.
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  20. An official announcement from our friends fans at Green Ronin! "For far too long, we here at Green Ronin have stuck our head in the sand and focused entirely on the Mutants & Masterminds game engine, ignoring the many other superhero game systems that came before. And ultimately, that kind of myopia doesn’t benefit anyone but ourselves. Our fans deserve better. We’ve long partnered with Steve Kenson’s Adamant Entertainment to bring you Icons Superpowered Roleplaying, and so we have reached out to the creators of other amazing superhero game engines, both active and defunct, to begin t
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  21. A new article from Armchair Gamer. "This culture of experimentation -- and occasional lack of mercy for players when the dice rolls definitively indicate maiming or death -- really drove home the point that you really could build the character you wanted, and have him/her as powerful and competent as you imagined."
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  22. New on Kickstarter! Extinction Event is a table-top roleplaying campaign guide for Champions Complete that introduces the alternate Earth of 2045 — a world in the grip of shadowy conspiracies. Over millennia a strange and secret alien invasion has been shaping the destiny of humankind. From the demise of the Neanderthals to the rise and fall of great cities and cultures, the invaders have sown chaos and confusion. Now, in 2045, their dark plans near fruition. Fractured, distracted, and deceived human societies are almost ripe for conquest. In these twilight years before the coming
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  23. S.I.D.s is short for Super-powered Individual Database. This is a database that various government agencies are starting to use to keep track of all the various villains and heroes. Over the last few years the number of super-powered individuals has skyrocketed. It has become a full time job to try and keep track of them as well as update information about the, that is the purpose of this database. The database is designed to give law enforcement as much information as possible on supervillains or superheroes they may need to call for help. This is a series of small pro
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  24. On February 1st, High Rock Press will be launching its Champions Character Creation Cards Kickstarter project. If you would like to offer suggestions on the project before it launches, click HERE.
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  25. Over at the High Rock Press Blog, Jason talks about the year in review (including the publication of two Hero System books), as well as his plans for 2018, which will include at least two more Hero System products.
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  26. There have been some questions lately about what relationship Hero Games has with Heroic Comics, both historically and in terms of their current projects. The simple answer to the later question is that DOJ Inc, the current owners of the Hero Games intellectual property, has never entered into an agreement with Heroic Comics, aren't currently working on any projects with them, have no active communication with them, and share no properties in common with them. In short, we have no relationship. Historically speaking, back in 1987 (when I was a senior in High School and Steve Long w
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  27. A.C

    Some Somber News

    It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Meghan Lyn Atkinson, one of our employees. Meghan was an employee at Hero Games for several years, she had a great love for the world of TTRPG's, and we remember our game nights with her fondly. We miss her greatly, and our condolences to Meghan's family. https://www.smithfamilyfuneralhomefallon.com/obituary/meghan-atkinson?fbclid=IwAR2PMNcqld8hGJRtV19swstuxby9-0-B1KkAnN_9uRKu0mgQkSeyrpPfdzU
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  28. Jason S.Walters

    Goodbye Balabanto

    It is with great sadness that I tell you my friend and associate Michael Satran, known on the Hero Forums as Balabanto, passed away on the evening of October 28, 2017. Michael was a Hero System superfan, and the author of numerous zany supplements and settings for the Champions roleplaying game, including Journey to the Center of the Earth, King of the Mountain, War of Worldcraft, and Foxbat for President. He also tackled more serious and darker subjects in works such as Imaginary Friends, Unkindness, and Pretty Hate Machines. Though it is not widely known, for years Michael volunteered to hel
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