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4th Ed HERO Bundles

Post by Spectrum » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:40 pm

Ooooh nifty! I just got in my mailbox advertisements for two 4th Ed HERO Bundles.

THE BIG BLUE BOOK AND ALL ITS TEAMMATES

Through Monday, May 1, for the first time anywhere, our two all-new bundles -- Champions 4E Essentials and its companion, Champions 4E Universe -- bring you the entire Champions Fourth Edition line (1989-2001) from Hero Games -- 65 ebooks of superheroic action.

Hero Games published Champions in 1981; it was one of the first superhero RPGs. Champions quickly went through two more editions and grew beyond its roots into modern-day espionage, pulp action, fantasy, science fiction, and giant robots. Hero later licensed the property to Iron Crown Enterprises. In 1988 Rob Bell, the Hero editor at ICE, initiated an ambitious project to reconcile all the diverse approaches of the past as one universal rules set, the all-encompassing HERO System. This led to the landmark 1989 Champions Fourth Edition, known to fans as the "Big Blue Book" for its splendid George Perez cover.

Over the next decade, Iron Crown and two licensees (Gold Rush Games and R. Talsorian Games) published over 60 superhero RPG supplements and adventures for Champions. These books, though uneven in quality, shared a brio, a sense of imagination and excitement, that fans still recall fondly.

These two offers -- the largest in Bundle of Holding history -- collect all 65 of the 4E superhero books from Hero and its licensees. Many titles are appearing in .PDF for the first time, fruits of another ambitious effort by Jason Walters of Hero Games. These titles are also sold individually on DriveThruRPG, but our two super-sized collections are the best way to acquire, at one stroke (well, two strokes), a whole virtual shelf of Champions Universe ebooks.

Questions? Check our Beyond the Bundle blog post, "About the Champions 4E Bundles of Holding."

CHAMPIONS 4E ESSENTIALS [rulebooks and major supplements]

If you're new to Champions or to the Fourth Edition, start here, with all the rulebooks and the vital supplements. This offer's jaw-dropping Core Collection presents over 1,900 pages of top-quality superheroic roleplaying material -- thirteen .PDFs (retail value US$97.50) -- for just $19.95. The 354-page Big Blue Book itself and the Hero System Rulesbook, plus Classic Enemies and Organizations, PRIMUS and VIPER 4E, Normals Unbound and Allies, the Hero Bestiary, and more: With just these books, Champions Gamemasters have run campaigns lasting decades. AND THAT'S JUST THE START.

If you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $29.95 to start, you'll also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with fourteen more titles worth an additional $102.50, including Dark Champions: Heroes of Vengeance for 4E, Golden Age Champions, the 4E versions of Ultimate Martial Artist and Ultimate Mentalist, The Ultimate Super Mage and Super Mage Bestiary (plus Mystic Masters), Challenges for Champions, and both Champions Presents collections. And we didn't forget Champions: New Millennium and its two supplements.

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Cha ... Essentials

CHAMPIONS 4E UNIVERSE [settings and adventures]:

After you've got the Essentials, make a high-speed Move-Through to this stupendous second collection of thirty-seven supplements and adventures.

Pay just $17.95 to get all nineteen titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $98.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including five Enemies books of supervillains, ten adventures, and the complete San Angelo: City of Heroes line from Gold Rush Games.

And if you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $34.95 to start, you'll also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with eighteen more titles worth an additional $110, including nine Dark Champions books, two collections of Heroic Adventures, Kingdom of Champions and other location books, Foxbat Unhinged, and -- yes! -- Champions in 3-D, the dimension-roaming campaign book that holds pride of place in every Champions fan's trophy room.

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Champions4Universe

Together these two Champions collections have a total retail value over US$400. Ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) is evenly split between the two charities designated by Jason Walters of Hero Games, the National Down Syndrome Society and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

These two Champions 4E Bundles run boldly side-by-side, then fly off together Monday, May 1.

CHAMPIONS 4E ESSENTIALS [rulebooks and major supplements]:
http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Cha ... Essentials

CHAMPIONS 4E UNIVERSE [settings and adventures]:
http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Champions4Universe
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Re: 4th Ed HERO Bundles

Post by Sidious » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:08 pm

I must confess I have been looking for Champions in 3d in PDF for over a decade now.

This is really tempting....

Edit: yeah so I got both bundles.... I have little self control when it comes to completing my rpg collection.

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Re: 4th Ed HERO Bundles

Post by mr_batguano » Sun May 07, 2017 5:25 pm

I LOVE Champs, and 4th Edition in particular. Enough that the Bundles of Holding inspired me to start a new blog about it!

http://www.champions-4ever.com/
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