Well met, adventurers! I travel here from the far-off lands of Hero Lab, bringing good tidings for GMs and players alike. Sit by the fire and heed my tales, and you shall discover how Hero Lab makes it easier to run your games!
As a GM who's been running Pathfinder and its forebears for almost 20 years, I'm always on the lookout for new ideas and stories to share with my players. Luckily, Paizo has the answer -Pathfinder's Adventure Paths have become indispensable tools for GMs like me, with nearly 100 pages of story, background information, and combat encounters released every month. We already include player content from each Adventure Path for free, and we're excited to announce that we're now bringing the encounters to Hero Lab!
The first Adventure Path up for release is the classic Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition. This new add-on package for Hero Lab gives you everything you need to run the combat encounters from Rise of the Runelords, including full details for every NPC and monster—even those referenced from other sourcebooks.
That means if a monster comes from the Bestiary, or an NPC uses a class from Ultimate Combat or gear from Ultimate Equipment, no problem! Hero Lab provides all the information you need to run the encounters, all included in this one convenient package. No more worrying about whether you have the right books or Hero Lab packages, or looking up statblocks during the game—this new package provides everything you need for use in all the Rise of the Runelords encounters. Every encounter and NPC is available to view, print, or use within Hero Lab's integrated Tactical Console.
And there's more! Are your players over- or under-levelled, or has an extra player unexpectedly dropped in to your game? Hero Lab has you covered - not only are all the Adventure Path encounters pre-built and ready to use, you can customize them to your heart's content by bumping up (or down) each adversary's challenge rating in seconds. With just a few clicks, you can add and remove templates, class levels, or even entire groups of enemies with our built-in Encounter Builder. Hero Lab automatically recalculates all the NPC and monster stats based on your changes, and the encounter is ready for use in seconds.
GMs (and players!), don't delay—Rise of the Runelords released for Hero Lab this week, so order your copy today! We're also planning to release a second Adventure Path in May—so GMs, keep an eye on our news page for more details, and players, tell your GMs to be on the lookout!
Not a Hero Lab user yet? Now's a great time to try Hero Lab for free, on Windows, Mac, and even the iPad!
Happy adventuring, and don't let those Runelords get you down!
Lone Wolf Development