August 2016 Newsletter

With another successful Gen Con behind us, it’s time to show you everything else we’ve worked on over the last month. Read on to find out about new Hero Lab releases, updated Army Builder data files, and more!


Hero Lab Wins ENnie Award at Gen Con 2016!

We came home from Gen Con with some great news – Hero Lab won the silver 2016 ENnie Award for Best Software! Our thanks go to everyone who voted for us, and to the ENnies judges! You can find the full list of winners here.

Thanks also to everyone who came to see us in the booth, at the Character Creation Station, or one of our seminars or events – this was our busiest Gen Con ever, with more demos done and characters printed than ever before! Special thanks go to our partners who provided prizes for the Lone Wolf Challenge – AAW Games, Adventure Scents, Green Ronin Publishing, Hammerdog Games, Inkwell IdeasMesa Mundi, Playground Adventures, and Syrinscape. We’re looking forward to making the Challenge even bigger and better next year!

Realm Works demo at our booth
Beware, Lego criminals!
Everyone’s busy at the Character Creation Station
Lo Pan Was Here
“What’s that sinister cubicle in your booth?”
Fabulous Lone Wolf Challenge prizes

It was great meeting everyone at the con, and we hope you all had a wonderful time! Special thanks go to our staff members and volunteers who made the trip to Indianapolis – we couldn’t have done it without you!


Hero Lab & Pathfinder – Horror Adventures!

Horror Adventures is now available for Pathfinder! You’ll also find new player options in Legacy of Dragons, and the last chapter in the Hell’s Vengeance Adventure Path, in this month’s release. Read on to find out more!

Horror Adventures

There are things that dwell in the dark places of the world, in long-abandoned crypts or musty attics—terrible things that can destroy your body and shatter your mind. Horror Adventures gives you everything you need to bring these nightmares to life. This new package for Hero Lab includes:

  • Corruptions that can turn your character into a powerful monster, from a blood-drinking vampire to a savage werewolf. The only cost… is your soul! (laughs diabolically)
  • Character options to help heroes oppose the forces of darkness, including horror-themed archetypes, feats, spells, and more!
  • A detailed system to represent sanity and madness, giving you all the tools you need to drive characters to the brink and beyond.
  • Expanded rules for curses, diseases, environments, and fleshwarping.
  • New templates to turn monsters into truly terrifying foes, from creatures made of living wax to a stalker that can never be stopped!
  • … and much, much more!

Horror Adventures is now available in our web store for only $9.99!

Legacy of Dragons

Few creatures inspire greater awe than dragons, and Pathfinder Player Companion: Legacy of Dragons dives into the ripples left in these mighty creatures’ wake. Whether they help or harm, dragons make a lasting impression, from the legends and philosophies they inspire to the bloodlines they foster.

In this package you’ll find new archetypes, spells, draconic bloodline options that allow you to access new eldritch abilities, and more! Legacy of Dragons is the last book in our Player Companion #23 package, available now for only $4.99!

Hell’s Vengeance #6: Hell Comes to Westcrown

Cheliax’s largest city, Westcrown, has fallen to the Glorious Reclamation, and the evil adventurers are sent to reclaim the metropolis in the name of House Thrune. Armed with the legendary weapon they created from a gold dragon’s head, the nefarious characters confront the Glorious Reclamation’s forces and break its siege of a nearby Hellknight citadel. Once the army is defeated, the villains enter Westcrown, where they must undermine the chivalrous knights’ rule of the city. Finally, they face the founder and Lord Marshal of the Glorious Reclamation to end the rebellion and restore the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune’s rule over the empire of Cheliax.

The complete Hell’s Vengeance Adventure Path package is available now, for only $24.99!


New in Hero Lab – the Emerald Spire Superdungeon!

For ages untold, a gemstone monolith has pierced the heart of the Echo Wood. Now, as civilization intrudes upon this enigmatic splinter, a strange life once again stirs in the depths—one with ties to undying evils and a might beyond time itself. The promise of wealth and power calls to glory-seekers from across the Inner Sea region, tempting them into a labyrinth of monster-haunted vaults, defiled tombs, arcane laboratories, and worse, as they seek to unveil the secrets locked below the legendary Emerald Spire.

This package includes all the encounters from levels 1 to 16 of the Emerald Spire Superdungeon, ready for use in Hero Lab’s Encounter Library! Over 100 lethal encounters are now at your fingertips. Plus, player content from the module is now available free to all Hero Lab users!

The Emerald Spire Superdungeon package is available now, for only $14.99!


Hero Lab: D&D 5th Edition Update

Our July D&D 5th Edition update is now available, including new spells from the revised 5th edition SRD, support for Epic Boons, support for Factions, bug fixes and more!

You can download the update from Hero Lab’s updates mechanism as always, or find out more about the changes in this forum thread.


Hero Lab & Savage Worlds: Super Powers Companion (2nd ed.)

Hero Lab now supports the second edition of the Savage Worlds Super Powers Companion! Once you’ve downloaded the latest Savage Worlds update, you’ll see a new set of options to activate second edition SPC content on the “Configure Hero” form. If you already have the Super Powers Companion, turn them on, and start building super powers and characters with the new second edition content!

Add the Super Powers Companion to your license for just $7.99 on our license management website, or pick up the “Savage Worlds Fantasy, Horror, & Super Powers Bundle” for only $19.99 – that’s a saving of almost 20% over buying all three books separately!


Hexographer 2 Kickstarter

Our friends at Inkwell Ideas are kickstarting a new version of their Hexographer mapping tool! They’re adding better support for child maps, undo/redo, more line/text tools, expanded notes functionality, and more!

You can find out more about Hexographer on the kickstarter page. The campaign has already blown through several stretch goals, so now’s a great time to jump on board and help make it a reality!


Latest Army Builder UpdatesArmy Builder-logo

The Army Builder volunteer data file authors have had another busy month, with a cornucopia of game system updates! Thanks again to the volunteers for the hard work they do to keep their games up-to-date.

  • Warhammer 40k now includes the 7th edition Black Legion and Crimson Slaughter, plus other updates and fixes
  • Flames of War 3 has completed the lists from Nachtjager
  • Bolt Action now includes the Empires in Flames and Free French Brigade
  • 9th Age has released v1.18 with various bug fixes
  • Pike & Shotte has been updated to v1.6, including a new Samurai list
  • The Gates of Antares unleashed The Battle for Xilos – all-new units and forces, mercenaries, allies, character and force bonuses, bug fixes and more
  • The Judge Dredd Miniatures Game has been updated with various bug fixes

If you use one of these game systems, update now to get all the latest fixes and new content!


We’re off to take a nap to recover from Gen Con. See everyone in a few weeks!