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    Hero Games CEO
  • Birthday 02/01/1970

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    Jason S. Walters is an author, essayist, and publisher best known for running Indie Press Revolution (IPR), a distributor of micro-published roleplaying games. He is also one of a small group of investors that purchased Hero Games in 2001, and serves as its general manager. After owning a San Francisco bike messenger service for 15 years, he and his wife Tina moved to Midian Ranch: a homestead near the town of Gerlach, Nevada. It is also the location of IPR’s warehousing complex. They have a daughter with Down syndrome named Cassidy and animals too numerous to mention.
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    Bookseller, publisher, warehouseman and author

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  1. New from Tigers Eye Media. This installment will introduce a new organization EF-1. This group is a strike team created by the organization known as The Arrangers. EF-1 is a team of powerful individuals for rent by the highest bidder. Includes Hero Designer files & printable cardboard miniatures.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Villainy Codex IV - Arcana is today's DriveThruRPG Deal of the Day! Arcana is a supplement for Champions and Fantasy Hero. This supplement introduces Oeramm, a powerful lich that wants to take over this dimension and punish its inhabitants for wrongs done to him. Hero you will find stats for Oeramm, various undead and a new organization that is helping him to achieve his goal. Red Death an organization led by a demon and hell bent on bring Oeramm to this dimension forever. Available in 98 page PDF format or PDF and Hero Designer files both editions come with printable cardboard miniatures.
  5. This omnibus Champions novelization contains the Season Four stories "What Happens in Vegas...", "Tethys Rising", "What's Yours Is Negotiable", and "Like A Jewel in the Heavens". From stealing experimental powered armor he had secretly bankrolled, to attempting a continental-scale geo-engineering project, to stealing his late father's Technical Database from his half-brother, to dealing with ARGENT and Larisagrad, these stories detail Sergei's rise as a hero, villain, and a committed patriot to do whatever it takes to build his new nation.
  6. Everybody's favorite high-tech aggressive psionic race in the Champions Universe is back -- with a vengeance! This sourcebook contains capital ships and various support craft currently fielded by the Varanyi Empire in the Champions Universe (TASK FORCE variant), playable in either Champions 5th Edition or Star Hero 5th Edition campaigns. Design philosophy for each ship featured is also shown. Also included are tactical doctrine, typical deployment patterns, and in-universe usage of the Varanyi Battle Line throughout the TASK FORCE story arcs.
  7. New from Tigers Eye Media! 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. S.I.D.s Bulletin is a flyer that will highlight solo villains that have come on to the scene. The same care will be taken with their entry as with those in out S.I.D.s Report. The known history and abilities all will be given. This is a series of small products that will introduce new villains and heroes for you campaign. This installment will introduce a new villain – Mutant Stalker This individual hates mutants with a passion and hunts them down. She is highly dangerous and highly motivated, a threat to mutants and humans alike. This 8 page PDF includes Hero Designer files & printable cardboard miniature.
  8. New from Tiger's Eye Media! Looking for something a little different? Well then Crime Wave the supervillain campaign is just what you’re looking for. Being the bad guy can be fun and a nice twist on a Champions campaign. This product takes the supervillain campaign outline originally presented in Digital Hero #43 expands on it to help GMs crete a fun and different type of campaign. This product also includes a organization called The Arranger, this group can also be found in SIDs Report #8. This group is included to give GMs a tool to give a helping hand and a vehicle to use for their campaigns Includes Hero Designer files & printable cardboard miniatures for The Arrangers.
  9. It's now the 1990's. TASK FORCE may be no more and its survivors may be attempting to move on with their lives, but the superhuman world knows no rest nor respects the wishes of those who wish to participate in it no more. This sourcebook contains updates for Ladyhawk and Starforce, plus new heroes and villains unique to the TASK FORCE universe who figure prominently into the stories between 1992 and 2002.
  10. The art on the side is the cover art. I'm attaching a larger version. Jason
  11. 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.
  12. Vikon's older brother Tlokon has ascended to the Sh'Garothayn Throne of the Varanyi by killing his father the Heir Presumptive, his uncle the previous Emperor -- and then framing Vikon for the entire plot. His next stop -- Earth, to harvest its vast psionic potential and spearhead his conquest of the entire galaxy. Can TASK FORCE and Biomaster lead a rebellion on the Varanyi homeworld to stop his plan before the entire Milky Way galaxy is plunged into total war?
  13. From Hall of Champions HERE. The Creator's Goals: Make the character sheet less arcane. All the abbreviations can be mind-boggling to a HERO novice. Make it eye-pleasing with more open space and hopefully better organization. Tune it for maximum compatibility with HERO Designer. *Let me know if I can improve this result to better meet these goals. How to use the HERO Designer export; Add the new Adobe Form export format to HERO Designer. Export the completed character to a folder with a copy of this PDF. You should name the PDF the same as your character name (including spaces, etc.). Double click the .XFDF file exported from HD. (If it can’t find the PDF, select ‘locate’ and select this PDF.) (You may have to ‘allow’ this file on the import AND when Adobe opens.) At this juncture the PDF chosen will be filled in with the output from HERO Designer. How to use the PDF; You should skip printing page one to save ink and trees. Of course, this sheet works great interactively on tablets or laptop screens. The character portrait will not export via the XFDF file. You must select the Portrait field on the PDF and upload an image. It will resize the image to fit in the field. The Senses field is not populated. You must type in your notes here. I suggest simple summaries as the full senses are listed under Powers. The powers lists are broken into two sections. The first section is for powers 1 – 10. The second section is for powers 11+. You may want to tweak out the powers list in HERO Designer for best/desired results. If all your powers fit in section one, you don’t need to print section two. The form’s Reset Form button clears all fields except the image. This button does not print. The Background, Tactics and Campaign Use sections print (if included) in the Character Info field of the PDF. (…the “front” page of the character sheet) The last sheet is a “Combat Sheet” for easy reference. The Vitals Tracker is a handy place to keep track of injury/expenditures (via pencil…). The Armor Worn section must be filled out manually. The Current, Effect and Statuses (check boxes) must also be filled out manually. CSLs print first, then Maneuvers, sharing a field. Interesting Things of Note; Currently this only works for the Deluxe Character Sheet by TreChriron. However, any enterprising HEROPhile could modify it to suit their own form-fill PDF. I encourage you to do so! (permission granted!) Some outputs print odd characters. I tried to include a “rewrite” section to handle this but something odd might slip through. When you double click the XFDF file it might throw an error. Please report this to me with a copy of the output file so I can account for the new odd character in the programming (re: arcane ritual). Any other oddities, crashes, errors or strange supernatural calamities occurring while using this export format can be reported to me for resolution. All purchasers will receive updated versions at no charge.
  14. 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?
  15. New From Hall of Champions. The HERO System may look intimidating, but in reality it's a tight core system with a lot of options. This guide will help demystify all of the options!
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