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HERO System 6th Edition - Complete Library

HERO System 6th Edition - Complete Library

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The best has just gotten even better! The HERO System 6th Edition brings new levels of flexibility and creativity to the acclaimed HERO System, allowing players to create any sort of character, power, gadget, spell, vehicle, monster, or weapon they can think of. Whatever you want to do, in any genre, setting, or time period, the HERO System 6th Edition rules will let you do it!

The 6th Edition rules come in two Core Rulebooks, Characters and Combat And Adventuring.

Together, these two books feature the following:

  • the full HERO System rules, revised and updated for greater flexibility, creativity, and ease of use
  • full color art throughout
  • hundreds of example powers and a dozen example characters from many different genres
  • guidelines for converting characters from the 5th Edition to the 6th Edition, to make the transition process a simple one and ensure that books written for the 5th Edition rules remain just as useful to HERO System gamers!



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ROBERT T May 11, 2020 6:39 pm UTC
Okay, this ticked me off a little. It said complete library when purchased from the search window, but then turns out it is only the 2 core books when purchased.
This is clearly inappropriate labeling and needs to be changed. The books can be had cheaper from Hero Games and even by buying them here.

I am very, very unhappy right now with what appears to be deliberate false advertising as now that I am here I see this complaint has been brought up as many as 6 years ago.
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J. W May 11, 2020 6:49 pm UTC
The product description has clearly stated it is "Together these two books feature" for a long time. Just saying.

But, that said ...

I *DO* agree that many have complained about the garbage pricing. $40 separately, or $50 if you buy this thing ... I get that not everybody wants to have to read the product description to ensure they are getting value for their $.

Also, this *SHOULD* be a DTRPG bundle including the two actual products, instead of this virtual-bundle that just includes the file for both, but won't track in DTRPG as owning those books ( I stand a high chance of multiple purchases if DTRPG isn't helping me keep track of which of the books I do & don't own )

With the complete lack of response/attention to the Hero System from the creators ... definitely took a system that I had recommended to me many times over ... and makes me avoid it. AT LEAST response to posts on your products. Just horrible customer service.
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ROBERT T May 11, 2020 7:06 pm UTC
I would not avoid Hero System altogether, their response and customer service is super awesome on their site.

This came to be because i was looking to buy another copy for a friend and when I say the "Complete Library" description I just clicked add to cart and took off. But then the down load was a single zip with the same two file I already got him before. Really ticked me off when it happened, I am cooling now, but I expect Drivethru to correct this to function like other bundles, ask Hero Games to rename it or ask them to take it down.

PS: On a separate note, Champions Now was just released with a streamlined approach that feels like a hybrid of Fourth edition and 6th edition. Hopefully they support that with a full line of supplements.
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J. W May 13, 2020 4:25 pm UTC
I get there is a group of players on their private forums, and that the Hero Games folks are focused on newer products, posting your products for sale on one of the most popular online stores for TTRPG games and then leaving it to sit, with NO responses to questions... gives me concern.

I'm happy they are able to scratch your itch. I find the lack of response unprofessional and that isn't something I like to reinforce with my income. I've heard incredible stories of character builds from friends that love the system. Just not for me. I appreciate your response.
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Sean S July 23, 2020 6:15 pm UTC
It also says "Complete Library". I suggest a "Library" constitutes more than 2 books, to say nothing of being "Complete". It's a baaad slug line and needs to be changed.
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J. W August 12, 2019 7:31 am UTC
... File last updated in 2009 ... Folks asking pricing questions for the last 5 years ... and no responses from the publisher ... Doesn't really inspire trust. Too bad.
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Jeremy W March 30, 2019 12:39 am UTC
Why does this cost $50 when the two books bought separately would only cost $40 total?
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Stokely K April 22, 2019 5:13 pm UTC
They're both available for a combined $30 on the Hero Games website. It's not clear why the cost here is significantly higher.
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Go M September 01, 2015 3:00 am UTC
How much is 6th edition differ from the 5th?
Is it a minor change?
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Andrew B May 23, 2015 3:29 am UTC
I wonder if there is a reason that this is $50 here but only $30 on the Hero Games site ...
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Nicholas L September 20, 2014 3:24 pm UTC
Yes, I will like to know what is included in the complete library.
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Franko F September 28, 2014 3:54 pm UTC
This contains just the 2 core books - Vol 1: Character creation, and Vol 2: combat/adventuring guide. Of course, between them that's still 800 pages of content - They're big books - But I think calling it 'Complete Library' is a little misleading.
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Go M May 15, 2014 8:56 am UTC
Excellent book.
I always wanted to work on Hero system.
I`ll be busy for a while with this book.
But I have a question, There are many Hero system books(Martial arts, bestiary...), which books does this "complete library" include?
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Andrew A July 31, 2017 5:17 am UTC
Character Creation and Combat & Adventuring. Just those two books.
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