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Fantasy Hero Complete

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Unsheathe your glowing swords, loose your mighty spells, and ride into glory with Fantasy Hero Complete! All the legendary flexibility and power of the renowned HERO System rules plus spells, monsters, and magic items, in addition to all of the Skills, Powers, and Complications needed to complete epic quests, delve the deepest dungeons, and thwart the devious machinations of evil gods.

Fantasy Hero Complete includes everything fantasy gamers need to play. New players will love the unmatched freedom of Fantasy Hero to create and play exactly the hero they imagine. Longtime fans will appreciate the tight, concise new approach, presenting the full game system in a convenient format. So grab your battleaxe, don your Elven mail, and prepare to battle evil with Fantasy Hero Complete!

Create and play exactly the hero you want.

An excellent purchase for first time players and handy companion for long-time players.

The HERO System, in a condensed and easy-to-use format.

Includes everything a gamemaster needs to create and run anything from a single session to an extended campaign for 1-6 players.

Comes with a downloadable electronic package that contains ready to play characters, a complete setting, an adventure, and so much more!

The electronic version of this product contains:

18 sample PCs in PDF, RTF or HDC file form

24 monsters in PDF, RTF, or HDC file form

One copy of Fantasy Hero Complete PDF

One setting: Kingdom of Grishun PDF

One adventure: The Val of Stalla

Five fantasy maps specific to the setting and adventure

One Fantasy Hero character sheet

One copy of Fantasy Hero in 2 Pages

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Jeremy C August 26, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
Buy Fantasy Hero, NOT Complete.

Fantasy Hero has over double the page count (480 pp). It still expects that you have Rulebooks #1 and #2 (Characters/Options) but those can be referenced in pdf.
It also has STEVE LONG's name on the cover.

Honestly if you really want Fantasy Hero "Complete" [as a GM] plan on buying in any format:
Books 1 and 2
Fantasy Hero

[The above are not really optional, but they can be pdf]
[The following are optional but recommended, again pdf is fine]
Martial Arts for weapon styles and so forth

I think I've bought all of those here except Martial Arts (I'm passing on that for my campaign).

If your players have never played HERO before, the Basic Rulebook is super useful, just don't make them read the whole thing.
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Jeff B October 08, 2017 7:16 pm UTC
Can i use the old ICE Robin Hood Role Play Campaign book with these rules?
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David G August 26, 2019 10:20 am UTC
you could with some difficulty, or sourcing some conversion documents from 4e to 6e as Robin Hood was for 4e
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John F November 25, 2015 10:50 pm UTC
I purchased this from the HERO game store and have loved it! It is true that you already need to be familiar with the 6e HERO system (Vol. 1 & 2) to get the most of this collection.

That said, the Grischun setting is intriguing and unique. The book outlines the ruling structure, nature of magic, and cultural histories of the different races. It has zero history for individual cities or the personalities/histories of citizens/rulers. It is simply a setting which must be populated either by the GM or supplements. In my case, I had the players choose a city on the map and write its history, which was incorporated from their backstory.

I am very, very pleased with what I got but I agree with other commenters in that it is more of a 'supplement' than a 'complete' collection.
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Tamás I September 10, 2015 1:15 pm UTC
Am I blind, or the Damage Class Table is really missing from this book?
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David G August 26, 2019 10:22 am UTC
4 years later, but yes it's missing. It's still playable but you have to work it out or go on the forums if neccessary
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Stuart B March 07, 2015 12:13 pm UTC
How much damage does a sword do in this system - book gives no clue. How much protection does a leather jerkin offer - nothing in the book. In what way is this product "Complete"?
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David G March 08, 2015 4:44 am UTC
I agree this was a disappointing product. Hero Games has fallen a long way in recent years. The system itself is excellent at its core. But it needs to be presented much, much better.
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Scott B March 08, 2015 7:28 am UTC
(Note: I backed the Kickstarter, so will not show as a purchaser here)

If you check pages 248 and 249 you'll find armor and weapon values.
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Scott B March 08, 2015 8:10 am UTC
I just read your review. I'm not sure what order you read the book in, but you stated that terms are used before they are defined. Of the 4 you listed, the first 3 are used first in the section that defines them (Killing Attack for HKA and RKA, and Focus for OIF). I did note DNPC shows up as an example in a general discussion of Complications before the specific listing.

For anyone else reading this, I'll also note that these terms also appear in the Index in the back of the book so that you see what it is and what page number to go to.
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Stuart B March 18, 2015 12:13 pm UTC
Your confirmation that the main rule books are much much better than this, are very useful david, thanks very much. I will pick up the full rules plus Fantasy Hero 6e once I have the funds!
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Stuart B March 22, 2015 12:28 pm UTC
I took the plunge and bought the main 6E rulebooks direct from the Hero games webstore. They are really good and very much recommended.
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David G March 22, 2015 12:41 pm UTC
Lots of good gaming there! And you will enjoy Fantasy Hero 6E too if you get around to it. Steve Long has the same taste as me in fantasy and loads up with Jack Vance quotes...the book is actually fun to read by itself.
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Ward M March 04, 2015 12:43 am UTC
Does this product require the full Hero System rule book, or is it a stand alone product?
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Andrew A March 04, 2015 1:14 am UTC
It's a stand alone product. Just like Champions Complete.
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Ward M March 05, 2015 7:36 pm UTC
Beauty. Thanks, Andrew. I've been curious about Fantasy Hero for a long time, but the size of the main Hero System rule book is a little intimidating.
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Michael S March 10, 2015 3:02 am UTC
Then you should find this book very useful, as it condenses the rules down into a more manageable size.
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Doug T July 29, 2015 2:31 am UTC
This book sucks unless you already know how to play the Hero System.
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