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  1. I have a huge collection of GURPS 3rd edition books too and I'd definitely use them to convert to Champions Complete. No problem for when I run a Star Hero campaign. For the current game that is kicking off the GM wouldn't go that route. He's stuck on GURPS and only played HERO in a short swords and sorcery fantasy campaign using the Valdorian Age setting book.
  2. @Chris Goodwin Thanks for pointing me to an early edition that is complete in itself. The one thing that I like about 6E is the change to non-Figured Characteristics. But, I can live with it for a complete book. Unfortunately, for this specific GURPS sci-fi campaign the GM is stuck on using GURPS because he has many GURPS worldbooks to draw from (Ultra-Tech, Psionics, Aliens, etc.), so proposing HERO System will be for naught. Now, when I eventually run a sci-fi RPG I can use HERO and will look at Star Hero 3E. The players will be inclined to play since the single book is not cost prohibited.
  3. @tkdguy I enjoy all the links and videos in this thread. My gaming group is starting a space opera campaign and these are informative.
  4. The thing that immediately comes to mind when I think about spacefaring Star HERO campaigns is a space race, and specifically for a vast interplanetary society, a race that extends across the vastness of space. Fans view it through VR headsets or some other tech. Or perhaps it's a race along the outer surface of a ringworld. When I think about these types of racing sports involving vehicles that we're familiar with and placing that into the setting of a galactic-spanning society, I think the vastness they're accustomed to is an inherent feature that they take for granted. Much like gravity gen
  5. 1) I'm not aware of links to forum threads that compare the various Star HERO editions. 2) I can only refer to Star HERO 6E, and cite specific Powers that are appropriate to Transhumanist sci-fi. Note: Transhumanism isn't explicitly discussed in Star HERO 6E, but Cyberpunk is discussed. Here are a few page references from Star HERO 6E that discuss "transhumanist" topics without stating the term: Cyberpunk genre: pp 16 - 18 Transform power: pp 82 Alien Species chapter, specifically, Creating Alien Species, Super Intellects and uplifted animals: pp 150 Compute
  6. You may also find the Worlds of Sci-Fi miniatures by Infinity-Engine of interest.
  7. Now that we have Champions Complete and Fantasy Hero Complete, is it time for Star Hero Complete? My gaming group is starting a GURPS 3rd edition Space Opera campaign and even though I and the GM are GURPS players from the 90s, I'd prefer if we were playing with Star Hero. However, I know the entry point is monumental (HERO System 6E volumes 1 & 2 + Star Hero 6E are the essential basic books) for a GM that has a lot invested in the GURPS system. So my next thought is whether a Star Hero Complete is sensible. I think it would help sell the HERO system as an alternative to GURPS
  8. Thank you for the link. We're using some of these starship maps for a GURPS 3rd edition Space Opera game. I'd love it if we were using them with Traveller HERO, but the GM is a GURPS guy from way back (as am I) and getting to play in an RPGs these days is good. So, I can't complain too much.
  9. I gladly pledged my support for the Champions Now Kickstarter campaign and look forward to Ron's unique game design perspective in this new incarnation of the venerable super hero RPG.
  10. I gladly signed up for this campaign at the three-deck Life of the Party pledge!
  11. I'm interested in a Print on Demand version of Hell's Half Acre too. Western Hero is one of my favorite books, even before I started playing HERO System, and I'm happy to see a book that expands on it.
  12. This mystery adventure looks totally cool. Can anyone say if it's four-color, gritty, noir, or other? The cover image is disturbing to me so I'm guessing gritty. I love mysteries, and it's totally rad when the mystery genre is crossed over with supers.
  13. I'm looking forward to getting a hardcopy of this book!
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