I happen to have an extra copy of the Hero System 6th Edition Basic Rulebook here, and as part of Robot Viking’s 1st birthday celebration, I’m going to give it away. How can you win it? You just have to be creative.
Hero System is all about versatility. You can create any character concept in any genre with this robust rule set. Now let’s see how adaptable it really is.
To enter the contest, use the comment thread below to submit a character concept. It should be an original character idea, but you’re not restricted in any way by genre. Villain or hero, the choice is yours. Make sure to include your character’s name, secret identity, and a few sentences about background and personality (don’t go overboard, a paragraph or so is fine). Then describe your character’s powers. You could mention how he got them, how the powers are used, or what effects they have. You don’t have to be too detailed — something like: “A long-range plasma bolt that does a lot of damage,” or, “Mental powers that make the victims see their greatest fear” is sufficient. You can mention what the character looks like, too, if it’s relevant.
I’ll pick the three best character concepts and create them using the Hery System 6th Edition Character Creation Book, then post them on Robot Viking. Then I’ll post a poll so the readers can vote on the character they like best. The winner gets the Hero System Basic Rulebook.
Entries close at 11 p.m. (eastern time) on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Let’s see what the Vikings can come up with!
(I should add that Robot Viking will NOT own the rights to any character ideas submitted. Entrants get to keep all their intellectual property).