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Champions Now

A project in Gerlach, NV by Hero Games

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Recovery and re-imagining of first-generation Champions role-playing.
Backers: 720
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34

Funded: $24,610 of $20,000
Dates: May 29th -> Jun 29th (32 days)
Project By: Hero Games
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June 29th - via:
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Final Day, Stretch Goals

June 29th - via:
As it became clear we were nearing our goal of $20,000 we discussed among ourselves various stretch goals, and concluded that we didn't want any. We already budgeted to make the best book we knew how. We decided to make the historical essays part of... (Read More)

Retailer Tier Added: Team Up!

June 27th - via:
Now that we've safely reached our funding goal, we checked our numbers and discussed it and decided to offer a retailer tier (US-only, but freight forwarders are fine). The $60 tier (US retailers only, or international retailers with US freight... (Read More)

Funded! How to Add a Book. Timeline.

June 27th - via:
We reached our funding goal of $20,000 with 46 hours to spare. Thank you SO MUCH! Some backers don't like to pledge until they're sure the campaign will fund, so here's their chance to jump on. Remember, all tiers at $15 and up include scanned PDFs... (Read More)

More stuff in the book: ages of comics, as they really were

June 27th - via:
The discussion in the comments sparked an older conversation between Jason and me, about comics content and superhero role-playing. And they're OK with me adding stuff to the game: several 2000-word pieces with rules. Opinions on the titles differ,... (Read More)

Tabletop Radio Hour interview

June 25th - via:
These guys interviewed me - enthusiastic but very curious, with lots of concrete questions: Link is here!  (Read More)

All that killing

June 23rd - via:
$15,000! Here’s my thought on Killing Attacks, the reason for why there are problems, and why patched fixes won’t work. It’s about effectiveness and agency. If the ordinary rules and hero-concepts don’t get results, people are going to look... (Read More)

Super effort

June 19th - via:
This is a public post about a public concern! Chris Goodwin and I have been talking about Endurance. Here's some of the dialogue quoted from Adept Play: CHRIS I've been seeing some pushback in the webs about Endurance cost. Been thinking about it... (Read More)

New video (2 of 2)

June 12th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New video (1 of 2)

June 12th - via:
Hiya - this one's public, for anyone to check out. It's a look at why Champions point-build is worth it. Granted, I'm shaving & streamlining as a design feature, but not so much as to lose the real value. I hope this will explain why. Plus,... (Read More)

Original rules PDFs unleashed!

June 6th - via:
We've hit halfway on the money, and all the way on something I really wanted from the start. Hero Games has agreed! So at the end of the campaign, approx. July 1 just because it's easy to remember and plan for, every backer at a named tier receives... (Read More)

Christopher Helton interview, no holds barred

June 5th - via:
Christopher Helton of ENworld interviewed me about this campaign too. Granted, he'd already backed it, but was willing to go after me as a high-critique interrogator. It's in several parts - here are the first two!  (Read More)

Rules & play chat 4: Minds, controlled and uncontrolled

June 3rd - via:
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Interview: Brie Sheldon

June 2nd - via:
Brie asks me five direct, realistic questions about this thing.  (Read More)

Rules & play chat 3: The Ratio

June 2nd - via:
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Discussion post at Adept Play

June 2nd - via:
Hi everybody, I just posted a "questions outpost" at my site, Adept Play. You're welcome to ask or comment whatever you'd like there as well as here at the Kickstarter. The link! You can also see the full sessions of the game I got the clip from,... (Read More)

Rules & play chat 2: Psychological Limitations

June 1st - via:
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FAQs on the ground

May 31st - via:
As in the title! With more to be added on my list, and in hopes that you'll make that list longer. Feel free to use messages here or comments.  (Read More)

Rules & play chat 1: Willpower

May 30th - via:
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What and Why!

May 30th - via:
Hello! And especially thanks for an encouraging start, with the percent well over my personal fear-line for the first day. There are a lot of questions out there in the interwebs – and that’s good. It’s encouraging, and it lets me know... (Read More)

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