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  1. Vehicular Combat

    On the Star Hero boards, crayadder asked about vehicular combat, and I took the opportunity to create a vehicle-based martial art -- it's as if the pilot/driver is the martial artist, and the vehicle is the weapon. It's not appropriate for all genres and all playstyles, but for certain vehicle-heavy games it might do the trick.
     
    For a pdf of the martial art in standard Hero format, click this Dropbox link.

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  2. Warhammer 40K Hero - Space Marine

    In the grimdark future of the Warhammer 40K universe space marines battle the enemies of Mankind, usually xenos or the minions of the Ruinous Powers, in a never-ending religious crusade based on their faith in the Emperor of Mankind. Divided into Chapters, these genetically-engineered supermen develop from the gene-seed of their Chapter Primarchs. Each space marine is the epitome of the human warrior, but this package deal forms the basis of their abilities. It is derived from the description of General Space Marine abilities in the Deathwatch RPG, as well as close reading of the Codex. It is not meant to be a full space marine -- even so, it clocks in at 150 points.
     
    The package contains a character file, a template file for the character (for starting a new space marine), a package deal (for applying to an existing character), and a document with the package deal in the old format.

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  3. Warhammer 40K Hero - Space Marine Power Armour (Terminator)

    In the grimdark future of the Warhammer 40K universe space marines wear incredibly advanced power armour (the developers are British, so I have retained their proper spelling). The heaviest suits of power armor are the Tactical Dreadnought suits, essentially mounting vehicle weaponry on a man-portable platform. They also bear the Crux Terminatus, a powerful relic and award which wards the wearer from harm.
     
    The Deathwatch rulebook contains additional options which have been converted as well.
     
    This package contains the prefab, and an armor card.

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  4. Warhammer 40K Hero - Space Marine Power Armour (Mark VII)

    In the grimdark future of the Warhammer 40K universe space marines wear incredibly advanced power armour (the developers are British, so I have retained their proper spelling). These are precious, specially-fitted devices that are practically an extension of the marine himself -- the Black Carapace organ, when implanted, provides a neural link with the "machine spirit" of the armour, making it an extension of the wearer.
     
    The Deathwatch rulebook contains additional options which have been converted as well.
     
    This package contains the prefab, and an armor card.

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  5. Warhammer 40K Hero - Space Marine Implants

    In the grimdark future of the Warhammer 40K universe space marines are subjected to an intense series of modifications to make them into the premiere "human" warriors. These modifications include the implantation of genetically-engineered organs to give them superhuman abilities.
     
    This package includes a prefab file and a version in standard "package deal" format.

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  6. Darklands Alchemy

    The 1992 computer game Darklands had an interesting alchemy system. This prefab replicates that system tor Fantasy Hero, using the Alternate Enchanted Item Creation Rules from page 320 of the Fantasy Hero 6E book.
     
    The package contains the prefab file, an alchemy document (giving real point costs, Alchemy Skill roll modifications, and Long Term END costs for all of the formulas) and a potions document (giving the effects of each potion, price and weight). In a game adhering closely to Darklands, only one or two potions should be for sale in any given city.

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  7. Traveller Hero - TL10-TL15 Battle Dress

    The ultimate expression of personal defense in the Third Imperium setting of the Traveller Hero game is battle dress -- powered armor suits. This file describes several suits at different Tech Levels, and for varying functions, from the rudimentary (but still more advanced than the modern day) TL10 Battlesuit to the TL15 Imperial Marine Assault Battle Dress. In addition, there are a suite of options for all of the suits.
     
    I also included individual suit cards so that you can track the power left for each suit. The suit cards are 5.5" x 8.5" to print two-to-a-page on US letter paper.

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  8. Talislanta Hero - Dryad Bush

    This graceful variety of flowering shrub is found primarily in Astar of the Seven Kingdoms. Late at night, dryad bushes undergo an uncanny metamorphosis, becoming beautiful green forest nymphs. The transformation lasts only until dawn, after which the nymphs return to plant-form. The esteemed botanomancer, Viridian, once professed to have been married to a forest nymph, whom he saw only between the hours of sunset and sunrise.
     
    The pdf has both the bush and nymph forms.

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  9. Talislanta Hero - Equs, Snowmane

    Equs are a hybrid of mammal and reptile prized as steeds throughout the continent. They are quite intelligent, and have their own language, called equan. Some few are even able to speak the languages of humanoids, though a natural tendency toward secrecy forbids most equs from boasting of this ability. In the wild, they travel in herds of up to about sixty individuals.
     
    There are four sub-species of equs: the common and reliable graymane; the swifter but less durable silvermane; snowmanes, built to endure frigid climes and sure-footed on ice or snow; and coal-black darkmanes, aggressive and spiteful creatures who often attack other equs on sight.

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  10. Talislanta Hero - Equs, Silvermane

    Equs are a hybrid of mammal and reptile prized as steeds throughout the continent. They are quite intelligent, and have their own language, called equan. Some few are even able to speak the languages of humanoids, though a natural tendency toward secrecy forbids most equs from boasting of this ability. In the wild, they travel in herds of up to about sixty individuals.
     
    There are four sub-species of equs: the common and reliable graymane; the swifter but less durable silvermane; snowmanes, built to endure frigid climes and sure-footed on ice or snow; and coal-black darkmanes, aggressive and spiteful creatures who often attack other equs on sight.

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  11. Talislanta Hero - Equs, Graymane

    Equs are a hybrid of mammal and reptile prized as steeds throughout the continent. They are quite intelligent, and have their own language, called equan. Some few are even able to speak the languages of humanoids, though a natural tendency toward secrecy forbids most equs from boasting of this ability. In the wild, they travel in herds of up to about sixty individuals.
     
    There are four sub-species of equs: the common and reliable graymane; the swifter but less durable silvermane; snowmanes, built to endure frigid climes and sure-footed on ice or snow; and coal-black darkmanes, aggressive and spiteful creatures who often attack other equs on sight.

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  12. Talislanta Hero - Equs, Darkmane

    Equs are a hybrid of mammal and reptile prized as steeds throughout the continent. They are quite intelligent, and have their own language, called equan. Some few are even able to speak the languages of humanoids, though a natural tendency toward secrecy forbids most equs from boasting of this ability. In the wild, they travel in herds of up to about sixty individuals.
     
    There are four sub-species of equs: the common and reliable graymane; the swifter but less durable silvermane; snowmanes, built to endure frigid climes and sure-footed on ice or snow; and coal-black darkmanes, aggressive and spiteful creatures who often attack other equs on sight.

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  13. Talislanta Hero - Bird Of Prey, Nighthawk

    Nighthawks are a species of nocturnal raptor native to the wooded hills of Yrmania. Swiftest of Talislantan birds, these ebony predators hunt only during the late evening hours. They have exceptional night vision and can spot even the slightest movement on the ground from altitudes of over one thousand feet. Their shining feathers are as hard as flaked obsidian, their knife-edged wings being capable of slicing through even the toughest hide (the bird's claws and beak are used primarily to grasp and tear prey after it has been slain). Highly prized as hunting birds, nighthawks are sometimes tamed and kept as companions by Jaka traders and manhunters. The birds can be taught to hunt by day as well, provided they are given sufficient rest.

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  14. Talislanta Hero - Tarteran

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Tarterans, a hybrid species of humanoid reputed to be half-devil and half-man.

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  15. Talislanta Hero - Ebonite

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Ebonites, spectral beings who come from the ruined city of Ebon, an ancient port on the dark shores of the Underworld.

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  16. Talislanta Hero - Black Savant

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Black Savant, an enigmatic race of dark sorcerers, who prowl the Ethereal plane on mysterious errands.

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  17. Talislanta Hero - Weapons

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This prefab contains some weapons specific to the setting, such as the Thrall garde and Kasmiran blade-staff.

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  18. Talislanta Hero - Muse

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Muses, fairy beings descended from forest nymphs. Delicate in appearance, they nevertheless command formidable mental powers.

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  19. Talislanta Hero - Thrall

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Thrall, a hybrid race created by an ancient society of decadent sorcerers. The consummate warrior race, they have little aptitude for anything besides combat.

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  20. Talislanta Hero - Sindaran

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Sindarans, a strange race descended from refugees from another world. They possess dual-encephalons, which give them great mental prowess.

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  21. Talislanta Hero - Blue Aeriad

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Aeriad, a species of avian humanoid native to the Seven Kingdoms region. The race is in the process of devolving from a fully avian species to a flightless one. The Blue Aeriad are the more aggressive subspecies.

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  22. Talislanta Hero - Green Aeriad

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Aeriad, a species of avian humanoid native to the Seven Kingdoms region. The race is in the process of devolving from a fully avian species to a flightless one. The Green Aeriad are the more peaceful subspecies.

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  23. Talislanta Hero - Gnomekin

    Talislanta is a fantasy setting by Stephen Michael Sechi, which eschews vanilla generic fantasy tropes in favor of the exotic. This package contains a package deal and race template for the Gnomekin, a diminutive species of underground dweller. Friendly and open, they nonetheless fight an unceasing battle against dangerous underground species.

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  24. Talislantan Martial Arts

    These martial arts are from the Talislanta game, originally published by Bard Games in 1987. Talislanta was an attempt to make a fantasy setting very different from the vanilla fantasy settings then dominating the market -- the tagline for the game/setting is "Talislanta. Still No Elves!" Among the many elements of the setting are martial arts systems. Back in the 90s, I converted several of them for the 4th edition Hero System, then when 5th edition was published I uploaded several of them to the Hero Games webpage Digital Hero ezine. Sadly, those submissions are lost to the Internet Archive.
     
    When 6th edition was made, I updated the martial arts yet again (adding Aerial Combat and renaming Zandir Bladesmanship to Swordsmanship, as per the then-recently-updated Talislanta rules), and uploaded them to the boards. They didn't survive the changeover, but I see that they're still popular enough to warrant being resurrected. So, here they are. The prefab file contains:
    Aerial Combat: The fighting art of skilled warriors of the flying races (Aerdians, Stryx, Gryphs, etc.)
    Arimite Knife-Fighting: Provided in both melee and ranged flavors, the lethal fighting style of the dour Arimites is presented.
    Swordsmanship: The flamboyant fencing style of the Cymril swordsmages, Zandir bravos, and Gao-Dinian corsairs.
    Tazian Combat: The brutal and effective hand-to-hand style of the Thralls of Taz.

    If you want to try a different setting (it's based on an easy-to-learn rules system, but can readily be converted to Hero System), I recommend you give it a try. Most of the books for it are available for free on-line, by the grace of setting creator Stephen Michael Sechi.
     
    A pdf of the martial arts styles, formatted in standard Hero style, can be found here.

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  25. Martial Art - Lunch Money

    In the brawls that spring up in the yard over the lunch money each kid brings to school, it is the girl who fights with the most savagery, the most viciousness, who wins. The little girls, who have practiced their craft, develop the maneuvers and techniques that make up the essence of this art. They tend to be the ones walking away with a jingling purse while their opponents lie bleeding and unconscious on the asphalt behind them.
     
    You can see this martial art at Surbrook's Stuff.
    For a pdf of the martial art in standard Hero format, click on the Dropbox link.

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