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  • I can create characters

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  • I have helped create characters

    2 10.00%
  • I have played in a Hero System game

    4 20.00%
  • I have read at least one of the Hero System books

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    How well do you know the Hero System?

    I'd like to get a feel for those of you that have played Hero: how versed are you with this gaming system?
    What versions do you know?
    Which ones have you actually played?
    Have you created a character in the system?
    What genres have you tried with Hero?
    Do you like to tinker with the powers, perks, talents, etc.?

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    How versed are you with this gaming system?

    Pretty well versed in it since I can do pretty much everything I want with it.

    What versions do you know?

    I started with Champions 4E then worked through 5E to finally end up with 6E.

    Which ones have you actually played?

    I've played all three editions.

    Have you created a character in the system?

    Yes.

    What genres have you tried with Hero?

    I've run horror, fantasy, pulp, science fiction, post apoc, supers, and a modern genre.

    Do you like to tinker with the powers, perks, talents, etc.?

    Yes, I add to the talents and perks, but I don't mess with the powers since they're well balanced as is.
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    The last time I played HERO was fourth edition, and almost exclusively as a superhero game. (I played a lot of Champions in college before that.)

    I've made a few characters in 4th, although I haven't tinkered with the system except (IIRC) to improvise power advantages and limitations.

    That said, HERO isn't my favorite system. Superheroes aren't my favorite genre, and characters that I've seen for other genres look like low-powered themed superheroes to me.
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    How versed are you with this gaming system?

    I'd say I'm well versed with Fourth and previous versions, used to play weekly, with campaigns lasting years when in college. Haven't really played much since then.

    What versions do you know?

    Fourth edition was the last one I played in, but I do own Fifth edition. For superhero games, I really like the system, but I've been looking at Mutants and Masterminds and want to try that system out one day.

    Which ones have you actually played?

    Up through and including Fourth.

    Have you created a character in the system?

    Yes

    What genres have you tried with Hero?

    I've also run a modern spy type game and some fantasy with it, but mostly just supers.

    Do you like to tinker with the powers, perks, talents, etc?

    Not really, mostly concerned with breaking the balance when introducing new powers etc so I try and work in the framework of the system.
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    How versed are you with this gaming system?
    Pretty well versed (IMO )
    What versions do you know?
    4th,5th,5thR,6th
    Which ones have you actually played?
    Mostly 5thR, though I've switched to 6th ed when it came out and since then I only played once in a non 6th ed game (a 4th ed Star Wars game)
    Have you created a character in the system?
    Yes
    What genres have you tried with Hero?
    PA, Fantasy (both High and Low), Sci-Fi, Low & medium powered Superhero, Modern with a twist (alien invasion, alternate universe, Vigilante, etc.), Urban Fantasy, and many one shots of various nature.
    Do you like to tinker with the powers, perks, talents, etc.?
    yes
    Last edited by Elderbree TM; 07-15-2010 at 05:04 PM.
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    I'd like to get a feel for those of you that have played Hero: how versed are you with this gaming system?
    Intimately. I run all my campaigns in Hero.
    What versions do you know?
    Using Hero since first edition Champions... so essentially all of them, though I have forgotten more of the old versions than I remember..
    Which ones have you actually played?
    All.
    Have you created a character in the system?
    Yeah, hundreds of them.
    What genres have you tried with Hero?
    Superheroic, Fantasy (Hi, Low, S&S), Pulp, Espionage, Western, SciFi (W40K, Star Wars, Lensman, et al)
    Do you like to tinker with the powers, perks, talents, etc.?
    Yes, I often customize for a setting, etc.

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    my first exposure was the champions-autoduel crossover sourcebook. i've since played champions a bit. and some other point based systems which are similar.

    as i enjoy the super genre, i've never minded the theme. i've always enjoyed getting creative in those systems like champions and gurps which support player-customized fluff on top of the mechanics.

    is there an official hero supplement for lensman? i am aware of one for gurps.

    i always tinker with the powers, perks, talents, etc., when i am building a character.
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    As far as a lensman supplement, no. We did all our own interpretations, etc.

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    ah. yeah, gurps is notorious for getting permission to do rpg supplements for various properties.
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    4th edition here, I like it the best though I do have 5th & 5th revised and a few of the 5th edition splats

    we used it mostly for Supers and Fantasy, had several long running campaigns with it, though I haven't touched it in years, other systems do the genres I like better
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    i always did like the champions / autoduel crossover rule book. ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by nijineko View Post
    i always did like the champions / autoduel crossover rule book. ^^
    Someone else who remembers that! Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magic-rhyme View Post
    Someone else who remembers that! Yes!
    There's just something about the picture of a typical autoduel amateurs night brawl, and some dude rolls down the window and lets loose with a flame or electricity bolt. (i always favored electricity powers in that crossover, just so i could recharge my engine after a combat. ^^)
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    I still have my copy of the Champions/Autoduel cross over book. Actually used it to run a ongoing campaign, instead of just a bunch of Car Wars battles.
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    i've been meaning to pick up a copy for a long time, but i never seem to have funds when i remember that i still don't have it. :P
    nijineko the gm: AG16, CoS. nijineko the player: AtG, RttToH; . The Journal of Tala'elowar Kiyiik! .
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