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  1. 7 points
    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 Champions Universe, which belongs to Cryptic Studios. The program will supply artwork and templates to work from to make the entire process as easy as possible. To being with, what I’m looking for are some initial fan contributions from you guys so that we have a certain number of products ready to go at launch. I’ve already received commitments from two of our third party publishers, but could use a bunch more from fans. There are (of course) significant rules governing the community content program, which I will share with you should you contact me. If you have work you would like to contribute, it needs only be in PDF form and have a JPEG cover image available. (This can simply be a copy of the front page.) Thank you as always for playing the Hero System, and I look forward to hearing from you. Jason Walters, Publisher jason@herogames.com
  2. 5 points
    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.
  3. 3 points
    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!
  4. 3 points
    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.
  5. 3 points
    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't hesitate any longer. Send it to me! - Jason Walters, Publisher
  6. 2 points
    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. It contains all of the rules you need to create and play any hero and villain you can think of, procedures for the Now so your play-experience is a cutting edge rather than a railroad; and a nonstandard, in-depth examination of superhero comics informed by professionals and insiders. Like the original game, this one isn’t a setting or a quantitative breakdown of a genre. It’s for your own superhero comics experience. However you want it! Silly or not silly, cool or not cool, retro or contemporary, appropriate or inappropriate, safe or edgy, relevant or not relevant. Never mind what some franchise pays for, what a fanbase demands, or what the experts pontificate about. This is your studio. Let’s see what you make with it! Zip file includes PDF, MOBI, and ePUB versions of the book, as well as a character sheet.
  7. 2 points
    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.
  8. 2 points
    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.
  9. 1 point
    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 two agents (one from each) 8 different gadgets
  10. 1 point
    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 creatures, Coven magic from The Lost Grimoire, Psionics from The Mind’s Eye I. Several ideas are given on how to use this supplement in your existing campaign and how to make it the focal point of a campaign. This supplement includes 92 page PDF & Hero Designer Files
  11. 1 point
    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 Now on the Hero Games website forums. I have done so; it is now a subforum you can access under the Champions forum in the website HERE. Once Champions Now has printed and all backers copies have been shipped, we will be making the book available in physical form through the Hero Games website, RPG distributor Indie Press Revolution, and on Amazon. It will also be available electronically through DriveThruRPG and e23. If your FLGS would like to acquire Champions Now for their store, please have them contact Indie Press Revolution at sales@indiepressrevolution.com
  12. 1 point
    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?
  13. 1 point
    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 Please let me know if you have any further questions, and I look forward on working with you all through this program in the years to come. Jason Walters, Publisher
  14. 1 point
    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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