September 2015 Newsletter
Wow! It’s hard to believe that Gen Con 2015 wrapped up a month ago. Thank you to everyone that visited our team during the show. We had a great time meeting so many of our users at the booth, our events, and the Thursday Meet & Greet. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again next year!
Since the team returned, we’ve been hard at work getting some updates out. In fact, earlier this week, the Hero Lab team released a new way for Pathfinder players to get started with Hero Lab! We also have plans for a few other releases later this month.
For info on these updates and additional news this month, check out more below:
- Introducing Pathfinder Class Packs for Hero Lab!
- Gen Con 2015 Recap
- Gen Con Events on YouTube
- Realm Works Update Releasing Later This Month
- August Pathfinder Update – Hell’s Rebels, Hell Unleashed, and Occult Bestiary
- Data Trails and Chrome Flesh Coming Soon for Shadowrun 5th Edition
- Science Fiction Companion for Savage Worlds
Unlock your favorite Pathfinder classes with Hero Lab’s new “Class Packs” – everything from seven essential rulebooks, all for only $29.99!
Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or new to Pathfinder, Class Packs are the perfect, low-cost entry path to get started creating characters with Hero Lab! Each Class Pack unlocks 3-4 classes and includes everything from seven of the most popular Pathfinder rulebooks. Choose your favorite Class Pack and harness the power of this ENnie award-winning product for only $29.99. Expand your options with additional Class Packs for only $6.99 apiece!
How Do Class Packs Work?
- Create and manage characters from the 3-4 classes unlocked by each Class Pack. For example, if you select the Druid Class Pack, you’ll unlock the Druid, Oracle, Shaman, and Spiritualist classes, allowing you to build characters from those four classes in Hero Lab.
- Class Packs include everything from seven essential rulebooks: Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Advanced Player’s Guide, Ultimate Combat, Ultimate Magic, Advanced Class Guide, Occult Adventures, and Ultimate Intrigue (when it releases in spring 2016.) All archetypes for unlocked classes are included, as well as all feats, spells, gear, optional rules, and everything else from those rulebooks – it’s all you need to create characters with your unlocked classes.
- Further add-ons like Advanced Race Guide, the Summon Monster Creature Package, and Player Companion packages can be readily integrated with Class Packs. They are purchased and behave just like they do in Hero Lab today.
- Hero Lab users who already use another game system, like Shadowrun or Mutants & Masterminds, can get started with their first Class Pack for only $20! Simply add the Pathfinder Class Pack option you want to your Hero Lab license through our website.
- For our existing Pathfinder users, if you feel that Class Packs are a better fit for your style, you can switch to the new Class Packs for free! Be sure to review all the details before converting, as it’s a one-way, one-time option. The conversion option is also a limited time offer, so don’t miss out!
While the info above covers the most important details about Class Packs, we know that many prospective users will have questions and/or want more information. We’ve provided extensive details on our website, plus we’ve assembled a comprehensive FAQ. So read on to learn more!
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The team has returned from Gen Con 2015, with some extra bling for the Hero Lab team – a Silver ENnie Award medal for Best Software! Thank you again to everyone that voted for us, and to all of our users. For those of you that are interested, you can view a full list of all the award winners here.
So many of you stopped by to chat with us, whether at our booth, character creation station, seminars, or the Meet & Greet. We always enjoy meeting our fans, and hearing about how you use our products in your games – so thank you for stopping by!
Finally, thank you to everyone that participated in the Lone Wolf Challenge. Congratulations again to all our lucky winners! A huge thank you to Margaret Weis Productions, Green Ronin Publishing, Kobold Press, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, AAW Games, and Legendary Games for providing some of the prizes!
It was an incredibly rewarding week for the Lone Wolf staff, and we loved spending it with so many of our users. See you next year!
In addition to our incredibly busy booth, we held seven events at Gen Con this year. Many of you were able to attend, but we made sure to record them for anyone who couldn’t attend. Live RPG Plus!™ – Where the Audience Takes Control, which we hosted with Syrinscape, is already available on our Gen Con 2015 YouTube Playlist. We’ll be posting the other events over the next couple of weeks, so be sure to subscribe to our channel to be notified about new uploads!
The Realm Works team has been hard at work since their return from Gen Con, preparing a major update that will debut this month. The upcoming release is a critical milestone on the road to the Content Market and web-based player access, which are both progressing steadily. There are significant enhancements, including a few that users have been clamoring for. We previewed some of these changes at Gen Con, and we can’t wait to get them into users’ hands. Stay tuned for all the details when it rolls out later this month!
August has been a busy month for the Hero Lab team! In addition to our newly released Class Packs, a new Pathfinder update is now available for Hero Lab. GMs can now lead their players through the new Hell’s Rebels Adventure Path, while Hell Unleashed provides new monsters and treasures from the depths of hell itself.
For info on all the releases this month, explore the updates below!
Hell’s Rebels Adventure Path Now Available!
Paizo’s newest Adventure Path is now available – Hell’s Rebels! In this latest installment, Game Masters lead their players through the cruel region of Chelish. Against all odds, the party must try to form alliances and build a resistance against the oppressive forces in power.
The Hell’s Rebels Adventure Path package is available to buy now for only $24.99! With hundreds of encounters across this six-chapter adventure, that’s just a few cents for each – a bargain for any busy GM. So what are you waiting for? Head over to our website for more information, or to pick up your copy today!
Hell Unleashed and Occult Bestiary Campaign Setting
This month we have content from two Campaign Setting books: Hell Unleashed and Occult Bestiary.
Battle against hellish foes, and explore unholy sanctums with the latest Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Hell Unleashed. With details on a dozen specific devils and items found only in hell, this new book is a boon for any GM running the latest Adventure Path, Hell’s Rebels.
If your group is trying out the new classes from Occult Adventures, you’re going to want to challenge them with horrific monsters. Luckily, we have just the answer! Challenge your players with unsettling foes from the first part of Occult Bestiary.
Hell Unleashed and the first half of Occult Bestiary join Inner Sea Codex in our Campaign Setting #14 package for only $4.99! If you’re waiting for Dirty Tactics Toolbox or the second half of Occult Bestiary, they should be included in our September Pathfinder release at the end of the month.
Hell’s Rebels Player Content
After years of oppression under the Chelish government, a riot has pushed you and the rest of the party over the edge. It’s time to form an organized resistance! How long can the party survive? Find out in the fourth chapter of the Hell’s Rebels Adventure Path, In Hell’s Bright Shadow. We’ve added all the player content from this book as a part of our free update, available now!
Finally, you’ll find a number of other enhancements and bug fixes included in this month’s update. A full list of the changes are included on our forums. To keep up with the latest Hero Lab news, make sure to “like” Hero Lab on Facebook, “follow” @lonewolfdevel on Twitter, and “follow” Lone Wolf Development on Google+.
Earlier this month, we announced that our data file authoring team was back from Gen Con and working on Data Trails and Chrome Flesh for Shadowrun 5th Edition!
Data Trails is the must-have sourcebook for the Matrix, providing a ton of new possibilities for decker and technomancer characters, such as programs, gear, qualities, AI characters, and more. If your street samurai prefers cyberware, then Chrome Flesh is for you! This supplement includes dozens of new alterations, including bioware, nanotech, geneware, and more.
We know many Shadowrun fans are anxiously awaiting these new add-ons, and we’re happy to announce the Data Trails should be available next week. If all goes according to plan, Chrome Flesh will follow around the end of September.
Savage Worlds fans, we’re thrilled to share that Science Fiction Companion will soon be available for Savage Worlds in Hero Lab. That’s right, you’ll soon be able to create characters using otherworldly races, deck them out with cyberware, and more!
We’re currently targeting for a release of Science Fiction Companion later in September, but it could be delayed. If the release slips into next month, we’ll be sure to keep everyone updated in the next newsletter and on social media.