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  1. Hi Simon, I apologize if this is somewhere on the site that I am not aware of. Are there release notes or a summary on what the latest update to Hero Designer covers? Don't need any real details, but would like to know of any changes to features and such. Norm. PS. Is there a way to watch the purchase page in the client area to be notified when you update Hero Designer?
  2. Sorry if this is rambling.... still in a little bit of shock and things are kind of raw right now. Saw this thread for the first time today.... after reading 3 pages, skipped to the end since it was 22 pages. Not even sure why I am writing this. Today, my family became one of the statistics. My 75 year old mother-in-law died this afternoon due to complication from the coronavirus (respiratory failure). She was very healthy for her age... only on thyroid medication.... no heart, blood pressure, cholesterol, nor any other 'old person' maintenance drugs. She had a slight fever for a couple of days and did not feel well. Went to the doctor on a Thursday, had a slight temp (~100) and a 98% oxygen level. Doctor thought it may have been an infection from deviated septum surgery a couple of weeks before and gave her some antibiotics. She went downhill fast over the weekend and went back to the doctor on Monday. She almost passed out at the doctor's office since she only had around a 60% oxygen level. Was taken to the ER by ambulance. The ICU rooms in the hospital were full and they had to call around to other hospitals to find a room for her. By Monday night, she was in critical condition and on a respirator. That was a little over a week ago. She was able to be put on an experimental drug study since she was so healthy and not on a lot of medication. It may have slowed some things down, but did not seem to help. Don't want to fan the flames or anything. Amazon is back-ordered a bit, but get an oximeter for yourself and your extended families. If exposed and not feeling well, it can at least give you another data point beside temperature and feeling like crap. Not sure if/when I will come back to this thread. Take care everyone and stay healthy
  3. The wayback machine failed me also. It did take me down a rabbit hole to see OLD versions of the site along with other people's sites I used to look at (Red October BBS, Dungeon Hero, Surbook's Stuff, etc). I forgot that Surbook's Stuff has been around as long as it has. Memory lane... man am I starting to feel old. https://web.archive.org/web/19980204044814/http://www.herogames.com/herogames/links.html https://web.archive.org/web/19980702070157/http://www.herogames.com/herogames/links.html https://web.archive.org/web/19981206215529/http://www.herogames.com/links.html
  4. Since no one responded to you in the forum, you can always try the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of most of the HERO Games website pages. That seems to be the standard answer for these types of questions. Good luck.
  5. YES! This is the organization that I threw at my gaming group after a couple of small adventures. Interrupting a kidnapping or two brought the party to the attention of the local group of the Red Talons. The party started to investigate some more and was getting an idea that this was a larger group than they thought. Suddenly DNCPs/contacts/family/friends were threatened/investigated/kidnapped by the Guild to distract them. Fun for all.
  6. Mainly I am tired of subscriptions. Don't mind some of them, but I am starting to feel a bit overwhelmed. $10/month for this.... $15/month for that.... Anyway, I finally went through the store and bought around $30 of supplements and adventures. Things that I would like to see.
  7. If you find something, please tell me. Right now, I can only think of a mix of things. 1. roll20 for the VTT. It has 3 'stats' (red, blue, green bars) that can be easily kept track of in the token. I figure Body, Stun, Endurance. I have not tried their built in character sheet. Only a free member. Not sure if possible. Willing to try alternatives. 2. Hero Combat Manager for the GM. Already bought. 3. A HTML export template for Hero Designer that can be loaded into a browser. It could look like a normal character sheet, but have enough javascript/HTML5 to roll all of the skills and most of the combat rolls for you. Something like some of the built in character sheets for PCGen (pathfinder/d&d character generator). I have not looked over the export template area nor do I have the expertise to create one. The only export templates I created are based off of others and are a freaking Frankenstein. They worked for us, but were ugly.
  8. Monthly ask for an update. Going to do the same on the kickstarter.
  9. Kazei 5 (page 100) actually has stat blocks for this in 14.5x114mm, 20x83.5mm, and 20x110mm.
  10. I will also bump this thread as the last update from the project was the end of April.
  11. May sound silly, but the leaning 'A' in the video is distracting to me. Prefer the 'A' in "After" at 8 seconds in the video. Stretch goals or even add-ons comments/thoughts: Note - Parent with little free time. 1. Adventures - My one big wish for anything HERO is adventures/modules. I see that there is one mini-adventure in the stretch goals. Possible to get more? 2. Integration into Roll20 or some other Virtual Table Top? Or maybe maps, tiles, scenery, etc for VTT? 3. I like the mobi and epub stretch goals. I think that it is neat. I know that I have a large number of RPG docs on my tablet. Questions: 1. At extinction event pledge level ($80): 1a. Do you get the special book and the at cost POD code? 1b. Also does the permission to use the publisher files allow for use in VTTs like Roll20 or campaign sites like Obsidian Portal? 2. Will the Hero Designer files include export formats to match the write-ups in the book? Maybe in HTML/RTF formats? Now i have to wait until the 18th to spend some money.
  12. Looks good to me. I have been on a post-apoc kick lately (just finished Fallout 4). If the artwork of the book is similar to the website, I will be happy. I really liked the scenery work on the website and your Sigil artist page (Ace3). Will you have an all digital package (PDF and hero designer)? I have been going digital for the past year or two. I think that the Monster Hunter International was the last HERO kickstarter I pledged for a physical book. Good luck! Norm. PS. Since you are an artist, have you thought about stretch goals/add-ons? Things like: character portraits (like Fallout 1/2 and Wasteland) that can be used in Hero Designer characters sheets; some scenery/maps that can be imported into virtual table tops (Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, etc). For all I know, I could be in the minority since we game using Roll20.
  13. Re: MYTHIC HERO: What Do *You* Want To See? I know that you keep on saying that you want a big book and do it right. How has your other PDFs (magic, books of undead, Acquitaine) done on this site? Basically I am asking if there was enough movement on your other items to get you to even consider the idea of selling Mythic Hero in chapters/mythoi? The only other thing that I can think of to try get it published is to redo a Kickstarter that would be to have some cheaper levels to offer PDFs of mythoi groupings or sub-sections of the book. The question is... would you would get more people paying a lesser price (and hopefully more overall money) or would you end up slitting your own throat by losing people that would pay the full PDF (and maybe book) level to get their favorite mythoi?
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