The RPG hobby is going through some dramatic changes, as more and more gamers integrate technology into their lives and games. A handful of innovators have responded enthusiastically to this shift, with creations like Pathfinder Online™, Codename: Morningstar, DriveThruRPG.com, Hero Lab®, and Realm Works®. By weaving together their love for gaming and passion for technology, these trailblazers have worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between print and digital in the ever-changing RPG hobby.... more
A new release of Realm Works is now available, and includes a number of enhancements for all Realm Works users! This release is also a major step towards the release of Player Edition, and introduces a large portion of the Player Edition functionality to the Beta team. Beta team users, please try it all out, report any issues you run into, and give us feedback in the Beta forum.
Below is a list of some of the significant changes in the newest release. You can find additional enhancements... more
Greetings again, iPadeers! This is Colen, lead developer of Hero Lab, here with some news. It’s been a month since we last discussed how things were going on Hero Lab for iPad, so please, pull up a chair and I’ll fill you in on all the latest gossip. Can I pour you a coffee? Milk and sugar are on the table.
As I mentioned last month, we’ve been adding features to the iPad that are... more
A new release of Realm Works is now available! This new version includes a couple of meaningful enhancements, along with a bunch of small refinements and some bug fixes. The first of the new enhancements is the addition of a new “loop friendly” plot layout option that will greatly improve the usefulness of plots that involve loops, plus it will sometimes yield a more appealing diagram for plots without loops. Give it a try with some of your plots and see what you think! The other new... more
Mutants & Masterminds fans, Power Profiles is now available for Hero Lab for only $9.99! Grab it today, and choose from almost 1000 powers when building your character!
Update for Mutants & Masterminds
With the release of Power Profiles for M&M 3rd edition, we've made some improvements to how Hero Lab handles powers made up of effects and extras. When you add one of these powers to your M&M3 character, Hero Lab now builds the power for you from those base effects, allowing... more
Update, 01:00 June 7th:
The sales server and updates mechanism outage is now resolved! We have replaced the certificate on our sales server and everything should now be working properly.
If you tried to make a purchase yesterday and could not, please try again today. Similarly, the updates mechanism should now be working again, so you should now be able to retrieve updates within Army Builder and Hero Lab.
Thanks for your patience, everyone!
Now that Shadowrun Fifth Edition is available for Hero Lab, we’re looking for some data file authors to help us enter content from supplements like Run & Gun, Assassin’s Primer, and other books. If you’re a Shadowrun player who’s familiar with Hero Lab data file authoring, has 20 (or more) hours per week to spend on our projects, can meet deadlines, and wants to help us out on a freelance basis, this opportunity could be right for you!
If you’re interested, please e-mail... more
The wait is over – Shadowrun 5th Edition is now available within Hero Lab! Battle for survival in the Sixth World, with rules for character creation, combat, rigging, magic, Matrix hacking, and more!
You can purchase Hero Lab on our webstore for $29.99, which includes one game system of your choice. If you’re already a Hero Lab user, you can add Shadowrun 5th Edition to your license for only $20.00.
Buy Hero Lab for Shadowrun 5th Edition Now!
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–an update from the Lead Developer of Realm Works
During the Realm Works Kickstarter, I wrote a number of “developer blog” entries that provided some insights into what we were working on, the obstacles and setbacks we encountered, and how we were navigating those obstacles. In that same vein, I felt that now would be a good time for a similar update, since, like our Kickstarter backers before, you’ve become (or are considering becoming) a partner with us in the evolution and... more
As many of you know, Shadowrun Fifth Edition has been in Beta testing since mid-April, and in last month’s newsletter, we shared that its development was nearing completion. Thanks to our Beta testers and the hard work of Mathias, the lead Shadowrun data file author, things are looking good for the Shadowrunners!
We’re excited to announce that Shadowrun Fifth Edition will be releasing for Hero Lab on May 23rd! For those of you that haven't heard about Shadowrun 5th Edition, we... more