THE BOOK OF THE EMPRESS is a supplement for the Champions roleplaying game using the HERO System 6th Edition rules.
—an in-depth look at the Empress's powers, motivations, and resources
—a discussion of dimensional campaigning, including a Random Dimension Generator the GM can use to quickly create new dimensions
Where Your Money Goes
As with any Kickstarter, we don't take your money unless the project is fully funded.
To learn more about Hero Games, the HERO System, and Champions, please visit the Hero Games website.
1/12/2012 PROJECT UPDATE: NEW GOAL AND REWARD TIER!
The BotE Kickstarter has been a success so far, and we want to thank all of our supporters for their help. Now it’s time to try to make the project an even bigger success, and to do that we’re announcing two additions.
First, we’re setting a new goal of $14,000. If we reach that amount, author Steven S. Long will create a PDF to be given away free only to backers of the Kickstarter. It will provide more details on the Crusaders of the Infinite Realities, an organization of mystics who fight against Empress Istvatha. This PDF will include character sheets for at least five members of the Crusaders as well as other information about the group.
Second, we’re establishing a new reward tier. $150. For a $150 pledge you not only get a copy of the book with signed bookplate (plus of course a PDF and Character Pack), you get to help Steve create a new villain or hero! These characters will appear in a special PDF that we’ll distribute to all backers of the BotE project. You can choose whether to have Steve create a member of the Imperial Battalion (one of the Empress’s superhuman soldiers) or a member of the Crusaders of the Infinite Realities (mystic anti-V’hanian rebels). You tell Steve what sort of powers you want the character to have and provide some other background details, and he’ll create the character. And of course you’ll get credit for inspiring the character in the PDF. It’s an opportunity to contribute directly to the Champions Universe!
The main benefit of the new reward -- helping to create a character -- will be extended for free to all backers who pledge at the $1,000 or $2,000 level. Backers who've already pledged at the $200 level and would like to add "create a character" from the $150 tier to their reward can do so for an additional pledge of $50. Characters created by backers from above the $150 tier will be in addition to the 10 allocated for that tier -- so this means more cool characters for all backers to enjoy!
It's a softcover book with a color cover and black and white interior art.
Like the PDFs Hero Games sells of its other books, the BotE PDF is a high-quality PDF produced from the digital production files for the book. You can search it for specific words/terms and take advantage of other features the PDF format offers.