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Hero Builder: Core Rulebook


 The Hero Builder: Core Rulebook© is truly the first Universal Role-Playing Game for everyone. If you have ever wanted to create your own worlds, or just want to play in a world that does not have a RPG made for it then Hero Builder© is for you.

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Choose from three types of campaigns, create your own fully customizable heroes and let the Hero Master guide you along your story with friends or new acquaintances.

Product Includes:

  • Streamlined Character Creation (1/2 Hour to an Hour)
  • Streamlined Campaign Creation (Foes, Obstacles, ext.)
  • Can be used with any Genre
  • Homebrew Friendly
  • Community Driven

If you truly want the most customizable, homebrew friendly, all around great RPG then get Hero Builder© today and gather around The Table Candle©

Example Hero:

Glory-A the Nano Swarm

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Jean M July 26, 2018 5:49 am UTC
Why in the name of all that's holy do I have to go download a PDF from some website somewhere to get a preview of this game?
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Thomas B July 26, 2018 9:02 am UTC
We apologize for the inconvenience, we have asked DrivethruRPG to look into the problem.
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Jose F July 26, 2018 3:14 am UTC
They have a character sheet linked on their website.!GDgzkCZB!uT-c1wM3OHrw0XuXfhx8ys9sDmqbX3u4iNF3orTjPmk

It looks like a D20 homebrew: hit points, armor class, fortitude/reflex/will, str/dex/con/int/wis/cha, levels and experience points.
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Thomas B July 26, 2018 9:30 am UTC
You will find the system plays like a traditional D20 System, yet also find that our system allows for more control and freedom of the rules.

Have you ever played a game and wanted to create a hero yet found out you could not? Some small rule, or rules stacked on rules that made it impossible?

Jose, you truly can run any game with this. Its simple, quick and why would it be otherwise, it would be bad for buissness if it turned out you could not run any campaign you wanted.

If you feel this is not the game for you thats fine, thats why there is 100+ systems out there you can pick from. Yet If you gave ours a try we hope you enjoy it.
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Hans-Olof O July 25, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
Hmmm...I dont think so, when You have spelled obstacle "obstical", campaign "campain". Makes me wonder what the book looks like.....sorry!
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Thomas B July 26, 2018 2:20 am UTC
Thank you very much Hans, you are a true Hero Of Hero Builder. If it was not for you that small mistake would have sat there for who knows how long! Now its fixed thanks to your keen eye Hero!

We are sure there are no mistakes in the book, yet we are only human. Its Heroes like you that help us out.
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Hans-Olof O July 26, 2018 9:46 pm UTC
Haha, good luck with the sales! :)
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Thomas B July 26, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
Thank you Hero!
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Jean M July 27, 2018 5:11 am UTC
I should point out that you have at least three missing commas in the above statement, along with two errors of usage, some erroneous capitalization, and a comma splice. I'm not all that sure there are no mistakes in the book.
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JinkZelda J July 27, 2018 12:30 pm UTC
Dear Hero,
Flaws are something that a hero has to overcome to better themself. Hero builder is written by a team of dyslexics, 3 of them to be exact. Yes spelling is an ishue we have to over come, however we put time into creating hero builder and contacted not one but 3 editors to comb through hero builder and catch any mistakes we have made. Thomas has yet to contact our editors to look through other locations to fix them. Because of that I'm sure you can understand that he will miss some from time to time. This doesn't excuse his mistakes. I just wish to clear the air in your concern. It is as close to being gramaticly unblenished as any other book.
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Gary C July 25, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
$30 for an 82 page book... there better be magic in that book. Too rich for me I think. You'll get more than double the sales if you half the price.
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Thomas B July 25, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
Yes $30 might be high; yet for 82 pages of streamlined quality content that lets you play anything you want (Litrally Anything you want), $30 is not a bad price.
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Jose F July 25, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
Thomas, you need to ease up on the hyperbole. When you claim to have "truly the first Universal Role-Playing Game for everyone", and make statements like "it can be easy to get bogged down by the sheer unlimited power that is Hero Builder", you set yourself up for criticism.

In the 10 double-spaced 1" border pages of "streamlined quality content" in your preview, I learned that your system uses polyhedral dice and supports three power-levels. That's it. What are the rules like? What does a completed character look like? How many other pages of the remaining 72 are blank or have filler content?

$30 for a no-art rulebook is a wildly unreasonable price. There are 100+ universal systems on this site that are free or selling for < $10. The GURPS core rulebook is $29.99 and 336 pages with full color art. The HERO System 6th edition rules are 446 pages for $20 with full color art. Etc. You are competing with these and other universal products, many of which...See more
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Thomas B July 25, 2018 10:31 pm UTC
If you wish to have a dolled up art book with rules stacked on rules then yes our competitor's are the ones you want.

If you want a Universal Ruleset that is nothing but streamlined rules that allow for anything then you want our set.
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Jean M July 27, 2018 6:05 am UTC
Jose has a valid point: Your rules are far from the first flexible, universal ruleset. There are many others, some simple rules put together by obscure indies, others long-standing systems from some of the biggest companies in the business: GURPS, Hero System, Black Hack, BRP, Savage Worlds, and many, many others. There is no dearth of universal rulesets. Quite the opposite, actually: there's an overwhelming number of them, each claiming to be the best. In order to stand out from the crowd, you need to *show* your prospective customers why your game is better than the one they're already playing -- not just tell them it is, but show them why it is. That's what people haven't been seeing.

Explain to me what I can do with your rules, which I'd have to pay $30 for, that I can't do with, for example, GURPS. Not in vague generalities, but "This specific thing isn't possible under the GURPS rules, but it is with Hero Builder; it works like this: (explanation)"

The RPG industry is...See more
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Jesse B July 25, 2018 3:21 pm UTC
Any chance on getting a preview? $30 is a lot to drop on an 82 page pdf without some idea of what I'm getting into.
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Thomas B July 25, 2018 3:53 pm UTC
Strange, It won't show the Preview? We are fixing that now. Untill then we have added a link to download a preview:!Lf4xnSzK!oXSRaLcJ3yXpu8011u5Hy32KJnRqsZls1bxSa25iexs
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Jesse B July 25, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
Thank you Thomas.
So far, from what I see in the preview, it appears to be tailored towards players. Are you planning on releasing a Hero Master book?
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Thomas B July 25, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
The Hero Master information is in the other half of the book.

We have a whole section on making enemies and obstacles so that whatever campaign you do it feels alive and plays well.
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Jesse B July 27, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Thomas, the description says "Choose from three types of campaigns..." Does that mean fantasy, modern and space campaigns? Or fantasy campaigns that feature no magic, low magic or high fantasy?
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Thomas B July 27, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
The answer is, Commoner: Thriller, Horror, Romance or Survival Based Campaigns; Heroic: Action, Adventure Based Campaigns; and Godly: Wacky, Super Hero, Over Powered or Comical Based Campaigns.

Basically Low leveled, Average leveled and High level games. (You can have a horror game in a Godly Campaign, its just how powerful your hero is in that setting. You can have magic, no magic or the magic is just advanced tech and Ext. It’s what you want the flavor to be. Flavor being realistic, fantasy, modern... whatever you want basically)
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Jesse B July 27, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick reply!
Do you have a blog, forum or website where I might be able to ask any other questions that pop up?
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Thomas B July 27, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
We have a Open Discord you are more then welcome to join.
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Gary C August 21, 2018 1:14 am UTC
It is a shame you took down that file, the preview is still not working for me.
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Thomas B August 21, 2018 2:18 am UTC
Ill be a Son of a Gun! It was working fine, both quick and full. Ill contact DrivethreRPG and see what is up. Thank you for pointing this out to us Gary. Here is the new link for Preview while we get this worked out:!7P5EXCBY!HVG6BXD6HZtaF-7hLNMQvzZPNlacqjm6JW3Dbj3brxM

As of 8/20/18 10:21pm EST the Quick Preview is Working. If it is not please contact us an let us know. Thank you, The Table Candle.
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