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Serenity RPG: Big Damn Heroes Handbook

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No Power in the 'Verse Can Stop You

The original Serenity Role Playing Game has sold more than 25,000 copies in print and has continued to draw in more fans to gaming with the Cortex System rules for over three years. The fans are eager for more options they can bring to the game table. Now we have the answer for them.

The Big Damn Heroes Handbook is an expansion to the Serenity Role Playing Game, and offers new information useful to both players and Game Masters, and includes everything from additional rules, to storytelling advice and alternate campaign models, to more information about characters from the 'Verse—including those familiar to fans and new ones that can be used to surprise the players. It also includes new and creative ways to swear in Chinese!

While not required to play the game, this is material the fully expands upon the original core book and is designed to be of great use to players while maintaining appeal to non-gamer fans. The Big Damn Heroes Handbook will help keep game groups flyin' for years.

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A nice supplement by a devoted ensemble team

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I enjoyed the BDHH. It is obvious that the BDHH was written by fans of Firefly and the Serenity RPG (SRPG).

The BDHH was packed with useful, practical information on how to enhance the SRPG experience.

The BDHH was actually equally designed for players and for the aspiring GM.

It has some clarifications on rules for the SRPG, but mostly the BDHH has a series of optional new gaming and meta-gaming material to supplement the SRPG. For example, there are sections on creating hero backgrounds, how the party meets, creating scenarios, and the obligatory section on new skills, talents, complications, etc.

There are also portions on how to make the SRPG more compatible with the evolving Cortex(tm) RPG system. This is the root system that the SRPG is based on, similar to the OGL for d20 or Chaosium's Basic RPG system.

If you liked the SRPG system and are looking for ways to expand it then you will also like the BDHH. That said, truth in lending, the BDHH is in no way, shape, or form necessary for playing, enjoying, or participating in many a varied and fun SRPG campaign.

If you liked Firefly and the Serenity movie and this is going to be your first purchase in the world of SRPG then I would just pull my hat down and mosey on to buying something else.

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