Hero System 5th Edition, Revised (Hero System (5th Edition))

Steven Long

Published by Hero Games, 1999
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Hero Games Hero System (5th Edition) Hero System (5th Edition, Revised) (Fair+) Manufacturer: Hero Games Product Line: Hero System (5th Edition) Type: Hardcover Code: DOJHERO109 Copyright Date: 2004 Author: Steven Long Page Count: 592 Please review the condition and any condition notes for the exact condition of this item. All pictures are stock photos. The condition of the item you will receive is Fair+. Our grading system is explained in the terms of sale section of our bookseller page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Product Description: Widely regarded as the best roleplaying game system ever created, the HERO System has become even better with this revised version of the 5th Edition rules! Unlike any other roleplaying game, the HERO System provides you with unfettered flexibility, allowing you to exercise your own creativity without hindrance. Build any character, power, gadget, skill, weapon, ability, or vehicle you can think of! It's the ultimate gamer's toolkit, allowing you to do what you do best: create great characters and games. Whatever you want to do, in any genre, time period, or setting, the HERO System lets you do it! The Hero System 5th Edition, Revised includes: - The complete HERO System 5th Edition rules, revised and updated to to address commonly-asked questions, improve clarity, and make the rulebook easier to use - Hundreds of options for Hero gamers, allowing you to better create and define characters, abilities, vehicles, and more - Over 300 example powers, gadgets, abilities, weapons, and spells for all genres - A dozen sample characters, from all the major genres, along withguidelines about how to use the HERO System for each genre - A detailed, comprehensive index. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: "The Hero System (or HERO System) is a generic role-playing game system that developed from the superhero RPG Champions. It is used as the underlying mechanics of other Hero Games role-playing games such as Dark Champions, Fantasy Hero, Star Hero, and Pulp Hero. It is characterized by point-based character creation and the rigor with which it measures character abilities. It was one of the first RPG systems to forgo the use of non-cubical dice. The HERO System character creation system is entirely points-based with no random elements. Players are given a pool of points, the size of which varies depending on the campaign type, with which to buy Characteristics, Skills, Talents and Powers. They can gain additional points by taking Disadvantages that hamper their character in play. Abilities in the HERO System, particularly Powers (a broad category that includes superpowers, magic, psionics and high technology), are modeled based on their effects. The player chooses an effect the power models (such as Energy Blast) and chooses a set of modifiers to fine-tune the power's function. Each modifier makes the Power more or less expensive. HERO System products and players are notorious for the ingenuity and complexity of their power constructions. Tasks are resolved using three six-sided dice and Power effects (especially damage) are resolved by rolling a number of dice based on the power's level. Unlike the d20 System, experience awards are in the form of character points, which have the same value as those used in character creation and can be applied directly to the character's abilities upon receipt."

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Title: Hero System 5th Edition, Revised (Hero ...
Publisher: Hero Games
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fair

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