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Checking Out the Roots of Champions Online

Posted Thu, Jun 19, 2008 by Morvelaira

I actually have that game at home.

One of the great things that came out of the shift from Marvel Online to Champions Online is the great relationship Cryptic Studios has with the original game creators. While the IP of Marvel Comics is much too diverse in its creators to get a sense of, Champions was mainly pioneered by one man: Steve Long.

Today, he's the creative shot-caller behind the dice-powered superhero RPG, Champions, which Cryptic Studios is currently adapting into an MMORPG. Champions is the flagship title of Hero Games, whose many flavors of games all run on the detailed and highly adaptable HERO System rules. Long has been living with the game for close to 30 years now, and is helping to guide it from its tabletop roots into a new era where the RPG and the MMORPG can (hopefully) live side by side.
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He's a fan-turned-pro who started playing Champions in 1982 and began writing for the game when he answered a call for articles in the Hero Games house magazine, Adventurer's Club, back in 1992. "I discovered I had a natural talent for writing," says Long, "and soon transitioned from magazine articles and contributions to compilation books, and then to full books with Dark Champions in 1993." For the rest of that decade, Long says, "I think I can fairly say I was Hero Games' most productive writer; I did six full books for them, as well as plenty more magazine articles and other bits and pieces."

For the full article, check here.

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