I know this is a longshot, but have any of you RPG gamers out there bought the 5th Edition Hero rules yet?
I flipped through it in the store, and I enjoy playing Champions, but I couldn’t tell if there were enough changes in this new system to justify the $40 cost (especially since I just dropped $30 for Call of Cthulhu d20). It seems to be better laid out than the last rulebook, though they apparently dropped the sample characters (which is a HUGE mistake given the complexity of the Hero system - not only do they need sample characters, they need a step-by step guide to creating them.)
I also heard that they’re trying to emphasize the generic nature of the Hero system, which I also think is a mistake - Hero is great for Champions, but I’ve never met anyone who successfully used it for anything else. Everyone I know who’s tried eventually went to GURPS instead.
I haven’t been able to find any reviews of it online. I went to the Hero Games message board, but it’s a bunch of drooling fans just saying how awesome the book is without giving it a fair assessment.