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Champions 4E Essentials

From April 2017, first of TWO offers of the 1989 tabletop superhero roleplaying game

Champions 4E Essentials

The BIG BLUE BOOK and dozens of its most important rulebooks and supplements

Core Collection - $14.95

  • 2 Champions 4E Rulebooks & GM Screen
  • Classic Enemies - Organizations - Corporations
  • Normals, Allies, Mutants - 3 books
  • Hero Bestiary (4E) - Horror Enemies

Bonus Collection

  • Dark Champions 4E
  • Golden Age Champions
  • Ultimate Martial Artist 4E - Ultimate Mentalist 4E
  • Super Mages - 3 books
  • Hero System Almanacs 1-2
  • Challenges - Champions Presents 1-2
  • The New Millennium line

(Looking for our other offers? Apocalypse Engine 4 -- Champions 4E Universe -- Fate of the Norns )

It's back! From April 2017, this revived Champions 4E Essentials offer (first of two revivals now in progress) brings you nearly thirty all-new tabletop roleplaying .PDF rulebooks, supplements, and adventures from the nigh-lengendary Fourth Edition (1989-2001) of Champions, The Super Roleplaying Game from Hero Games. Starting in 1989 with the giant Champions 4E core rulebook ("The Big Blue Book"), dozens of Fourth Edition titles defined and developed the superhero setting later seen in the 2009 Champions Online MMORPG and in the Fifth and Sixth Editions we've offered in the past. These two offers' original April 2017 run marked the debut of these lively and imaginative 4E books in .PDF -- and if you missed them then, now you have a new chance to join the fight for justice.

This revival's jaw-dropping Core Collection gives you over 1,900 pages of top-quality superheroic roleplaying material -- thirteen DRM-free .PDF ebooks (retail value $97.50) -- for just US$14.95! The 354-page Big Blue Book itself and the Hero System Rulesbook, plus Classic Enemies and Organizations, PRIMUS and VIPER, Normals Unbound and Allies, the Hero Bestiary, and more: With just these books, Champions Gamemasters have run campaigns lasting decades. AND THAT'S JUST THE START.

If you pay more than the threshold price of $31.78, you'll level up and also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with fifteen more titles worth an additional $105, including Dark Champions: Heroes of Vengeance for 4E, Golden Age Champions, the 4E versions of Ultimate Martial Artist and Ultimate Mentalist, The Ultimate Super Mage and Super Mage Bestiary (plus Mystic Masters), Challenges for Champions, and both Champions Presents collections. And we didn't forget Champions: New Millennium and its two supplements.

That's already a $202.50 total retail value, yet this first revival presents LESS THAN HALF of our comprehensive 65-book Champions Fourth Edition lineup. Don't miss its bargain-priced companion (also from April 2017), Champions 4E Universe, now in progress. That separate revival has thirty-seven more supplements and adventures including Champions in 3-D, Kingdom of Champions, Day of the Destroyer, five more Enemies books, nine Dark Champions supplements, the San Angelo line from Gold Rush Games, and muuuch more. Together these two collections give you the entire Champions Fourth Edition line!

Questions? Check our Beyond the Bundle blog post, "About the Champions 4E Bundles of Holding."

Fighting the pandemic

Ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) will be donated to these two Champions offers' pandemic-related charity, Heart to Heart International. Heart to Heart is delivering medical equipment to health care workers on the front lines in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Core Collection

Pay the minimum price to get these titles:

2 Champions 4E Rulebooks & GM Screen

The Big Blue Book - Hero System Rulesbook - GM Screen
  • Designer(s): George Mac Donald, Steve Peterson, Rob Bell
  • Hero Games, 638 pages
  • Retail price $32.50

Classic Enemies - Organizations - Corporations

Classic Enemies - Classic Organizations - Corporations
  • Designer(s): Various designers
  • Hero Games, 409 pages
  • Retail price $20


The leading heroic and villainous agencies in the Champions Universe
  • Designer(s): Shelley Chrystal Mactyre, Scott Bennie, Cliff Christiansen
  • Hero Games, 307 pages
  • Retail price $15

Normals, Allies, Mutants - 3 books

Normals Unbound - Allies - The Mutant File
  • Designer(s): Brannon Boren, Patrick E. Bradley, Scott K. Jamison, Sean Fannon
  • Hero Games, 288 pages
  • Retail price $15

Hero Bestiary (4E) - Horror Enemies

Creatures of the night and of just about everywhere else
  • Designer(s): Doug Tabb, Dean Shomshak
  • Hero Games, 300 pages
  • Retail price $15

Bonus Collection

Beat the threshold price to LEVEL UP and get this entire collection of BONUS titles:

Dark Champions 4E

Out on the mean streets, punishing with deadly force
  • Designer(s): Steven S. Long
  • Hero Games, 211 pages
  • Retail price $10

Golden Age Champions

Punch Nazis to save the world
  • Designer(s): Chris Cloutier
  • Hero Games, 192 pages
  • Retail price $7.50

Ultimate Martial Artist 4E - Ultimate Mentalist 4E

Ultimate Martial Artist 4E - Ultimate Mentalist 4E
  • Designer(s): Steven S. Long
  • Hero Games, 422 pages
  • Retail price $17.50

Super Mages - 3 books

Ultimate Super Mage - Super Mage Bestiary - Mystic Masters
  • Designer(s): Dean Shomshak, Allen Varney
  • Hero Games, 500 pages
  • Retail price $20

Hero System Almanacs 1-2

New rules, classic articles, character and campaigning advice
  • Designer(s): Bruce Harlick (ed.)
  • Hero Games, 196 pages
  • Retail price $10

Challenges - Champions Presents 1-2

Challenges for Champions - Champions Presents 1-2
  • Designer(s): Various designers
  • Hero Games, 316 pages
  • Retail price $20

The New Millennium line

Champions: New Millennium - Bay City - Alliances
  • Designer(s): Various designers
  • Hero Games and R. Talsorian Games, 444 pages
  • Retail price $20

Essential Champions 4E ebooks worth US$202.50!

...But you pay just $14.95 for this revived offer's stunning Core Collection of thirteen complete .PDFs, with the 354-page Big Blue Book (the 1989 Champions Fourth Edition rulebook, named for its impressive George Perez cover) and the vital supplements Classic Enemies and Classic Organizations, plus almost a dozen more books. And if you pay more than the current threshold price ($31.78), you'll level up and also receive all fifteen titles in this revival's Bonus Collection, including Dark Champions, Golden Age Champions, three Ultimate books -- we're running out of breath!

(Note: Most of these files are image scans of the original hardcopy publications with Optical Character Recognition applied. Text is light but readable. Images are clear but not crisp.)

This is one of two revivals now in progress that together present the entire Champions 4E line. Don't miss the companion collection (also from April 2017), Champions 4E Universe.

Bundle of Holding titles are always absolutely free of DRM, so you can move and copy them freely among all your devices.

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Just a note: This amount is below the threshold price, so you're receiving only the starter collection. To LEVEL UP and get the BONUS collection, please choose an amount more than $31.78.

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