Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
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Two more RPG bundle offers - Fantasy Hero

Two bundles for Fantasy Hero, the fantasy game derived from the Hero System (Champions etc.); one is rules etc., the other campaigns.

Fantasy Hero

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/FH5Essentials


This is the first of two offers now in progress featuring the HERO System Fourth and Fifth Edition Fantasy Hero lines from Hero Games, 1990-2009. This Fantasy Hero Classic Essentials collection has the core rulebook and key supplements. Its companion offer, Fantasy Hero Settings, adds campaign sourcebooks that work with any edition. The HERO System underpins Champions, The Super Roleplaying Game. These endlessly flexible rules work equally well with every kind of fantasy: high, low, urban, sword and sorcery, and everything you can imagine. As the blogger Blacksteel phrased it on Tower of Zenopus, "If you want a world where the Hawkmen from Flash Gordon, Warforged from Eberron, Frost Giants, the talking animals from Narnia, and the Horta from Star Trek are all playable races, then Fantasy Hero is the perfect game."

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Fantasy Hero offers will be evenly split between the two charities designated by Jason Walters of Hero Games, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Down Home Ranch.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$97. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all five titles in this offer's Core Collection (retail value $44) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Fantasy Hero corebook for the HERO System's Fifth Edition; Fantasy Hero Grimoire and Grimoire II: Lost Magic; the bestiary Monsters, Minions, and Marauders; and the stripped-down HERO System Sidekick rules, in case you've misplaced your Fifth Edition rulebook.

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $53, including the three FH titles for HERO System Fourth Edition (the "Big Blue Book") -- the Fantasy Hero corebook, Fantasy Hero Companion, and Fantasy Hero Companion II -- plus Asian Bestiary I and Asian Bestiary II, as well as Fantasy Hero Battlegrounds and its associated Map Archive I - Martial Arts and Fantasy, which has floor plans for all the locations in Battlegrounds. (We previously presented the Archive in our original November 2013 HERO System Bundle.)

Fantasy Hero Settings

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/FH5Settings

This companion collection, Fantasy Hero Settings, presents a wide-ranging assortment of supplements and campaign books that adapt the all-encompassing FH system to many kinds of fantasy -- high, low, urban, Celtic, and sword-and-sorcery. Though published for Fifth Edition, these settings work with any edition of the HERO System rules.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Fantasy Hero offers will be evenly split between the two charities designated by Jason Walters of Hero Games, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Down Home Ranch.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$79. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all four supplements in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $39) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Urban Fantasy Hero; Nobles, Knights, and Necromancers; The Book of Dragons; and Enchanted Items.

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $14.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with four campaign setting sourcebooks worth an additional $40, including The Turakian Age, The Valdorian Age, The Atlantean Age, and Tuala Morn.


Fantasy Hero has never been my favorite fantasy RPG because a lot of the things that make the Hero System good for superhero games make it fairly clunky for fantasy games - most notably, combat is complicated and fairly slow, and it's fairly difficult to do low-power things in it without getting ridiculously unbalanced. But it works, and there's a fair amount of material for it out there - if you're already using the Hero System for other things or want to mine it for ideas it's certainly worth a look, I just don't think it's anything like a good entry level system. But this is a cheap way of getting it if you want it - recommended on value, but it you're simply looking for a playable fantasy system there's much better options out there.
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