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Western Hero: Rough and Ready Roleplaying

Western Hero: Rough and Ready Roleplaying

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Six shooters, wild wranglers, evil outlaws, noble braves, railroad heists, dry gulches, gold rushes, and more: all at your fingertips and ready to go! If you've been wanting to play a Wild West campaign, then you've come to the right place, pardner.
Western Hero contains everything you need to have a rough and ready roleplaying experience. Packed with resources, information, and tools to build characters, create scenarios, and run a game using the Hero System 6th Edition, you can get your Cowboy On from character creation to combat and beyond, with a full campaign setting to get you started. Designed for play between the first Pony Express in 1860 until 1901 when Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were finally killed, this book covers the whole range of Western frontier games for players and GMs alike.
So come off the range, tie your horse to the hitching post, saunter through the batwing doors, and order a round of rough and ready fun with Western Hero!

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Edward M April 07, 2021 9:17 pm UTC
I see that this book is also available in the HERO Games Store. What's the different between the POD here and the book at the HERO Games Store? Please let me know.
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Christopher R T April 16, 2021 12:02 am UTC
To the best of my knowledge they are the same product.
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Richard B April 02, 2021 12:05 am UTC
Hi! How much has changed, in terms of content, for this new version? Is it just updating of rules, or are there new scenarios or other stuff? Thanks!
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Christopher R T April 02, 2021 4:35 am UTC
The rules are updated to 6th edition, but also there's a lot of new campaign content such as an extensive section on horses, western background, a rebuilt Deadwood campaign with a period-accurate map and characters, events, etc. The adventure section has been expanded with more scenarios, and some parts like the bestiary were taken out, as that's covered better elsewhere. Some period-appropriate martial arts were added, a lot of new frontier-specific talents, added, etc.

The sample NPCs, particularly historic figures, are available as a free download at the Hero Games website (along with some fictional frontier figures).
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Richard B April 08, 2021 5:43 pm UTC
Thanks for the update! I have a physical copy of the 4e book.
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Michael H March 27, 2021 2:49 am UTC
The PDF has no bookmarks.
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Michael H April 07, 2021 7:52 pm UTC
I received by POD copy today and it looks really good! I will write up a full review, but I wanted to mention a problem with the POD:

There's something going on with added spaces in some of the headings. It is most noticeable on pages 111-112 (Ten Tips for Good Play), and is also frequent on pages 218-230, but I noticed occasional instances elsewhere. The headings have added spaces in the words, seemingly at random. (Example: on page 223 I see "2 4 . F i l l m ore's P h oto S tu di o".) On page 112 it is so bad that the text overprints and becomes unreadable. Note that this problem does NOT appear in the PDF, only in the POD sold by drivethrurpg.

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