Apr. 11th, 2017

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I'm wondering how easy it would be to import the sdaleconspiracy community I set up on Livejournal a few years ago - http://sdaleconspiracy.livejournal.com/profile

Since I'm the mod I presumably have to do it. Anyone know how?
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These are apparently the biggest bundle offers to date, each about three times the size of anything that has gone before. Between them they contain everything that was published for the Champions superhero RPG fourth edition, a total of 65 books. This is a game I remember very fondly, not least because some elements of the Diana: Warrior Princess rules system, especially the "roll buckets of dice" mechanic, derive from it. As usual I already own a lot of it as dead trees, but those who don't, or want this stuff in much more portable form, may want to take a look:

Champions 4E Essentials Bundle

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Champions4Essentials

"This is the first of two parallel offers that together present the entire Champions Fourth Edition line.

This Champions 4E Universe offer is the first of TWO offers we're running in parallel that bring to the world the complete Champions Fourth Edition line (1989-2001) of superheroic RPG rulebooks and supplements in the Champions Universe. This one, Champions 4E Universe, presents core rulebooks and the most important supplements.

Hero Games published Champions in 1981; it was one of the first superhero RPGs. Champions quickly went through two more editions and grew beyond its roots into modern-day espionage, pulp action, fantasy, science fiction, and giant robots. Hero later licensed the property to Iron Crown Enterprises. In 1988 Rob Bell, the Hero editor at ICE, initiated an ambitious project to reconcile all the diverse approaches of the past as one universal rules set, the all-encompassing HERO System. This led to the landmark 1989 Champions Fourth Edition, known to fans as the "Big Blue Book" for its splendid George Perez cover.

Over the next decade, Iron Crown and two licensees (Gold Rush Games and R. Talsorian Games) published over 60 superhero RPG supplements and adventures for Champions. These books, though uneven in quality, shared a brio, a sense of imagination and excitement, that fans still recall fondly.

These two offers -- the largest in Bundle of Holding history -- collect all 65 of the 4E books from Hero and its licensees. Many titles are appearing in .PDF for the first time, fruits of another ambitious effort by Jason Walters of Hero Games. The titles in these offers are also sold individually on DriveThruRPG, but these two bargain-priced Bundle of Holding collections are the best way to acquire, at one stroke, a whole virtual shelf of Champions Universe ebooks.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) is split evenly between the charities selected by Jason Walters of Hero Games, the National Down Syndrome Society and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

The total retail value of the titles in this Essentials offer is US$200. This offer's jaw-dropping Core Collection presents over 1,900 pages of top-quality superheroic roleplaying material -- thirteen .PDFs (retail value $97.50) -- for just US$19.95. The 354-page BBB itself and the Hero System Rulesbook, plus Classic Enemies and Organizations, PRIMUS and VIPER, Normals Unbound and Allies, the Hero Bestiary, and more: With just these books, Champions Gamemasters have run campaigns lasting decades.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $29.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with fourteen more titles worth an additional $102.50, including Dark Champions: Heroes of Vengeance for 4E, Golden Age Champions, the 4E versions of Ultimate Martial Artist and Ultimate Mentalist, The Ultimate Super Mage and Super Mage Bestiary (plus Mystic Masters), Challenges for Champions, and both Champions Presents collections. And we didn't forget Champions: New Millennium and its two supplements.

Questions? Check our Beyond the Bundle blog post, "About the Champions 4E Bundles of Holding."

Champions 4E Universe Bundle

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Champions4Universe

"This Champions 4E Universe offer is the second of TWO offers we're running in parallel that bring to the world the complete Champions Fourth Edition line (1989-2001) of superheroic RPG rulebooks and supplements in the Champions Universe. The companion offer, Champions 4E Essentials, presents core rulebooks and the most important supplements. This one, Champions 4E Universe, has over three dozen supplements and adventures.

The total retail value of the titles in this Universe offer is US$208.50. Customers who pay just US$17.95 get all nineteen titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $98.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including five Enemies books of supervillains, ten adventures, and the complete San Angelo: City of Heroes line from Gold Rush Games.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $34.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with eighteen more titles worth an additional $110, including nine Dark Champions books, two collections of Heroic Adventures, Kingdom of Champions and other location books, Foxbat Unhinged, and -- yes! -- Champions in 3-D, the dimension-roaming campaign book that holds pride of place in every Champions fan's trophy room.


Although this stuff was published at least sixteen years ago, I think that it's probably must buys for anyone who doesn't already have the game - if you do, there's a lot to be said for having it in a form that doesn't need a small truck to carry it around. There are hundreds of fun ideas for superhero games, and most of them are easily transferable to other rules systems such as GURPS, Marvel, DC Heroes, etc.

I'd definitely be buying this if I wasn't on their freebies list - but of course your mileage may vary.

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