Początek końca Hero Games?

W 1981 roku, George MacDonald i Steve Peterson (autor gry  Zew Cthulhu) wydrukowali 1000 egzemplarzy 64 stronicowego podręcznika Champions, gry o superbohaterach. Gra sprzedawała się na tyle dobrze że utworzono spółkę Hero Games.
Później pojawiły się Danger International, Justice, Inc., Robot Warriors, Fantasy Hero i Star Hero. W ten sposób powstały również uniwersalne zasady o nazwie Hero System.
Po trzydziestu latach od powstania firmy i jednej z najbardziej rozpoznawalnych gier fabularnych w spółce pozostanie tylko szef  Jason Walters. Dwaj ostatni pracownicy odejdą z dniem drugiego grudnia zaś Walters rozważa wykorzystanie Kickstartera do kolejnych ich publikacji.

Hero Games has been around for 30 years with ups and downs. The economy's been pretty rough lately, as has the gaming market. With declining sales and fewer releases, Hero has reached the point where it's no longer possible to maintain a full time staff of three, so it's scaling back. Darren and Steve will be departing December 2nd, with our thanks for a decade of hard work that gave us 108 books, and best wishes for their future endeavors, which may include producing new books under a Hero System license. We'll keep you posted on that. Jason will remain to continue shipping books and handling day-to-day matters. Existing books will continue to be available for purchase, and the company will continue in business, just a bit more slowly. The online store remains open. Steve will continue to answer rules questions on the Hero boards as "the guy who wrote the rulebook." We're looking into doing a Kickstarter to print Book of the Empress, since it's complete and ready to go. For the near future Hero would appreciate your kind thoughts and your patience. Transition periods of this sort take time, and Jason has a lot of work cut out for him, so the support of our fans is much appreciated.
Jason Walters General Manager

Źródło: Examiner

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