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    urbwar got a reaction from Quackhell in Superhero Images   
    Been awhile since I posted here. A few weeks ago, Joe Singleton passed away. Besides bringing characters to life for me visually, he had become a friend. Those of us who knew him are still coming to grips with his passing. He had a stroke last year, so he was unable to complete various commissions for me. Now that he's no longer with us, I started looking for someone to finish some of them. I found this artist named John Ridley on Facebook, and had him draw these characters based on sketches Joe had drawn. This is a duo known has Slash & Burn. Slash is an expert with twin swords, while Burn obviously controls fire 😉 I think they came out pretty good. Can anyone guess who the inspiration for Slash is?
     

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    urbwar got a reaction from BoloOfEarth in Superhero Images   
    Been awhile since I posted here. A few weeks ago, Joe Singleton passed away. Besides bringing characters to life for me visually, he had become a friend. Those of us who knew him are still coming to grips with his passing. He had a stroke last year, so he was unable to complete various commissions for me. Now that he's no longer with us, I started looking for someone to finish some of them. I found this artist named John Ridley on Facebook, and had him draw these characters based on sketches Joe had drawn. This is a duo known has Slash & Burn. Slash is an expert with twin swords, while Burn obviously controls fire 😉 I think they came out pretty good. Can anyone guess who the inspiration for Slash is?
     

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    urbwar got a reaction from Amorkca in Superhero Images   
    Been awhile since I posted here. A few weeks ago, Joe Singleton passed away. Besides bringing characters to life for me visually, he had become a friend. Those of us who knew him are still coming to grips with his passing. He had a stroke last year, so he was unable to complete various commissions for me. Now that he's no longer with us, I started looking for someone to finish some of them. I found this artist named John Ridley on Facebook, and had him draw these characters based on sketches Joe had drawn. This is a duo known has Slash & Burn. Slash is an expert with twin swords, while Burn obviously controls fire 😉 I think they came out pretty good. Can anyone guess who the inspiration for Slash is?
     

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    urbwar got a reaction from death tribble in Superhero Images   
    Here's some art from Kris Smith. This for something I'll be putting together for another system in the future. The characters are in the vein of the old 60's Batman tv show, in that they are somewhat cheesy. First up is a Creative Commons character called The Skunk. The Second is a new take on a public domain character called The Checker (renamed Checkers here)

     
    Here is The Putty, another Creative Commons character, followed by The Puzzler, a new take on a public domain character of the same name:

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    urbwar got a reaction from death tribble in Superhero Images   
    Started working with a new artist named Cường Nguyễn from Vietnam. I found him through a group on FB that discusses public domain characters. He's been doing some characters for a group of Neo-Nazi villains known as the Neo-Teutonic Order. First up is White Lighting, a speedster who can generate an electrical field as he runs. After that is Aryan Eagle, who has wings and clawed hands. Lastly is Panzerfaust, who can generate explosive energy blasts from her hands

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    urbwar got a reaction from pinecone in Superhero Images   
    Started working with a new artist named Cường Nguyễn from Vietnam. I found him through a group on FB that discusses public domain characters. He's been doing some characters for a group of Neo-Nazi villains known as the Neo-Teutonic Order. First up is White Lighting, a speedster who can generate an electrical field as he runs. After that is Aryan Eagle, who has wings and clawed hands. Lastly is Panzerfaust, who can generate explosive energy blasts from her hands

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    urbwar got a reaction from BoloOfEarth in Superhero Images   
    Started working with a new artist named Cường Nguyễn from Vietnam. I found him through a group on FB that discusses public domain characters. He's been doing some characters for a group of Neo-Nazi villains known as the Neo-Teutonic Order. First up is White Lighting, a speedster who can generate an electrical field as he runs. After that is Aryan Eagle, who has wings and clawed hands. Lastly is Panzerfaust, who can generate explosive energy blasts from her hands

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    urbwar got a reaction from Amorkca in Superhero Images   
    Started working with a new artist named Cường Nguyễn from Vietnam. I found him through a group on FB that discusses public domain characters. He's been doing some characters for a group of Neo-Nazi villains known as the Neo-Teutonic Order. First up is White Lighting, a speedster who can generate an electrical field as he runs. After that is Aryan Eagle, who has wings and clawed hands. Lastly is Panzerfaust, who can generate explosive energy blasts from her hands

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    urbwar got a reaction from Trencher in Superhero Images   
    A pair of new pieces from Joe Singleton. This is The Hierophant, the head of the Church of Cosmic Transcendence, and ruler of The Theocracy:
     

    Combat troops of the Theocracy:
     

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    urbwar got a reaction from Amorkca in What happened to HERO?   
    Of course. It makes sense to use them if you can afford to. I can't, so I looked elsewhere. I have 3 - 4 artists I used on a regular basis, and they've produced great work for me. 
     
     
    While I didn't find them all via DA, all of the artists I work with have pages on DA. There is a lot of untapped talent willing to do the work if given a chance. I try and give them that chance, and I promote them while sharing the art they've done for me. I know a few have gotten some work from my promoting them, and it helps build my relationships with them. It's a win - win for both of us.
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    urbwar got a reaction from Greywind in Superhero Images   
    Started working with a new artist named Cường Nguyễn from Vietnam. I found him through a group on FB that discusses public domain characters. He's been doing some characters for a group of Neo-Nazi villains known as the Neo-Teutonic Order. First up is White Lighting, a speedster who can generate an electrical field as he runs. After that is Aryan Eagle, who has wings and clawed hands. Lastly is Panzerfaust, who can generate explosive energy blasts from her hands

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    urbwar got a reaction from Quackhell in Superhero Images   
    Started working with a new artist named Cường Nguyễn from Vietnam. I found him through a group on FB that discusses public domain characters. He's been doing some characters for a group of Neo-Nazi villains known as the Neo-Teutonic Order. First up is White Lighting, a speedster who can generate an electrical field as he runs. After that is Aryan Eagle, who has wings and clawed hands. Lastly is Panzerfaust, who can generate explosive energy blasts from her hands

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    urbwar reacted to Chris Goodwin in What happened to HERO?   
    If you recall, though, it wasn't all.  The Champions 1st-3rd edition corebooks were incomplete, even for Champions.  The Champions II and Champions III supplements added stuff: vehicles, bases, computers/AI, danger rooms, agents; additional Combat Maneuvers, Skills, Powers, Disadvantages.  For instance: Images (Light Illusions), Absorption, Reflection, Transform, Suppress (Neutralization), Damage Reduction, Multiform, Shapeshift, Variable Power Pools; Accidental Change, Dependency; Dive For Cover, Pulling your Punch, Roll With Punch, Coordinating Attacks; all of those appeared in the supplements, and not in any of the 1st-3rd ed core rules.  The corebooks had 12 Skills; Champions II added a bunch in from Espionage!, but not all of them, and the other standalone games had their own lists.  The standalone games used Hit Locations, Impairing/Disabling, advanced Bleeding, advanced firearms rules and lists (the Champions corebooks had things like "Light Pistol: 1d6 RKA, 6 shots, OAF; Heavy Pistol: 2d6 RKA, 8 shots, OAF).  
     
    4th edition was the first one that contained all of the rules.  
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    urbwar reacted to Tywyll in What happened to HERO?   
    And while we are at it, let's rerelease the earlier versions of Hero Software (assuming licenses are still owned) so that people who buy these pdf products or have the old physical ones can get tech support if they want it.
     
    I want the BBB hero maker software. Why isn't that available?
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    urbwar reacted to Solitude in What happened to HERO?   
    Well, if you are coming from Squad Leader and Starfleet Battles then Hero System seems pretty straightforward. 
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    urbwar reacted to Solitude in What happened to HERO?   
    It's 2019.
    Even boardgames are using apps to do the math and upkeep.
    It has made a tremendous difference in trying to market heavier games like Mansions Of Madness.
     
    The phone I am typing on is not a premium phone.
    But it's as powerful as the computers that the hero software was designed to run on.
     
    Why not have apps for the tablets and phones that most players probably own instead of gutting the math for people who don't want to or cannot do the math in their heads?
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    urbwar reacted to Sketchpad in What happened to HERO?   
    Pay an artist and graphic designer to do the work. You can use portfolios like Storn offers through LPJ Design, but when you want something customized, hire someone to work on it. Make your books look good and spit polished. Get someone on board as an editor and have them fine tooth the text. MS Word/Publisher only do so good. Invest in your products like you'd want people to invest in them. When I started making my own books, I asked myself what I would like as a patron and started working on that vision. 
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    urbwar reacted to Lord Liaden in What happened to HERO?   
    Okay, not nominating you for the morale squad.
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    urbwar reacted to steriaca in Community Content Program: Hall of Champions   
    There are a few ideas I have running around in my head for years. Since right now I have not the time and energy for it, nor my spelling is perfect enough for it, I might as well give anyone and everyone permission to do anything with the ideas.
     
    Champions of the Rising Sun: My Japan in the Champions Universe book. Much like Kingdom of Champions is for Great Britain, and Champions of the North is for Canada, CotRS should be for Japan. I would like to use the Zen Corporation and Zen Team for this book, if Susanno would let me.
     
    Enimies of the Rising Sun: The villains book, expanding the few presented in CotRS.
     
    Orochi, The Eight Heads: A book all there own presenting the hi-tech samurai organization Orochi, and the eight leaders of the group, the goles of the group (drive all non-Japanese from the island chain and return the power to the Shogun...more correctly the Kage No Shogun), and there methods. I need a better name for the book. And be assure, they can and will leave Japan if doing so helps there cause.
     
    Rookie Enimies: A bunch of begining villains for Champions.
     
    Hero System Psionics: What the Hero System Grimald is to spells, this is to mental powers.
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    urbwar reacted to Tywyll in Community Content Program: Hall of Champions   
    As someone who has self-published on DTRPG (I have a stable of OSR products), I'd say your pricing is fairly low (beyond the $1 offering, which I agree with).
     
    If I were getting only half through a program like this, instead of the usual 70%, my pricing would more likely be something like:
    $1 for one pages
    $5 for a short adventures
    $9.99 for a long one/source book
    $15 for a major adventure/enemies book
    $20-30 for a campaign book.
     
    In part this would depend on how much I can source the art for, pay someone to do the lay out (if I want something fancy) etc. 
     
    As for DT sales, luckily the author gets to decide whether their products are included in those. I assume even under this program an author would still have that level of control?
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    urbwar got a reaction from Quackhell in Superhero Images   
    Here's some art from Kris Smith. This for something I'll be putting together for another system in the future. The characters are in the vein of the old 60's Batman tv show, in that they are somewhat cheesy. First up is a Creative Commons character called The Skunk. The Second is a new take on a public domain character called The Checker (renamed Checkers here)

     
    Here is The Putty, another Creative Commons character, followed by The Puzzler, a new take on a public domain character of the same name:

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    urbwar reacted to Scott Ruggels in Community Content Program: Hall of Champions   
    Just hanging this out there. Artist for Hire. Have illustrated several 3rd, 4th,  and 5th edition products. B/W or color. Ping me if interested please. 
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    urbwar reacted to Jason S.Walters in Community Content Program: Hall of Champions   
    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

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    urbwar reacted to phoenix240 in Superhero Images   
    Vigilantes Ghost and Eisen (Iron) have worked together for years. Ghost, an ex-special forces soldier was originally hired by Esien's scientist father to bodyguard her after an assassination attempt left her critically injured. He assisted and helped train her to use her new cybernetic limbs (developed by her father) and in the combat arts and together took revenge on the organization that had tried to kill her and her father, the Russian mafia. 
     
    They've been operating together ever since protecting Hudson City from the organastatya and other criminal forces that threaten it. Originally protective of the younger woman, Ghost found his feelings for her changing over the months, growing into something deeper and intense. As her self consciousness about over her appearance and cybernetic ebbed, Eisen found her attraction her taciturn partner was changing as well but she wasn't ready to acknowledge her feelings just yet. 
    After the pair narrowly escaped an ambush by the Russian hit-man Gregor Vosnekiev and his so called “Cossacks”, Eisen and Ghost went underground to regroup. Almost being killed brought their feelings to a head, driving home the tenuous nature of their lives and how they had to seize the day because they never knew if it might be their last. And that night, the couple consummated their long simmering passion, forging a stronger bond between them but not one without complications of its own. 
     
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    urbwar got a reaction from SteelCold in Superhero Images   
    Some new material from Dan Houser, who is the line artist for ICONS. Here is the Tomorrow Squad: Doc Tomorrow, Astral Girl, Beacon & Quartz:

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