Prepping for Gen-Con!

Hello folks,

In preparing for Gen-Con, I wanted to re-write the Hero Trait Drama Trait section of the rules and character creation sections.  The changes are not big – mostly a different angle on Drama Traits to better describe how they are meant to be used.

In doing this, I realized the that I had never actually posted a section about Drama Traits in the rules.  They were mentioned in Character Creation, but they are important enough to ALSO have their own rules page.  Here it is!  Drama Traits & Drama Tokens

By re-writing that section, I also needed to update the Character Creation document, too, to make sure it matched.  Done!

See you at Gen-Con!

New Power-Set: Surfing!


Hot on the heels of Warping, we give you Surfer!

Surfing super-heroes are any that stand up to ride, or slide along, something that they might be knocked off of.  It might be goblin-themed glider, a cosmic surfboard, or a bridge made out of ice.

Many thanks to Jeff for playtesting this Power-Set recently.  It was one of the earliest ones I wrote, but it needed some love.

Remember, you can find me running games of this at Gateway in Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend.  Come by and play!


New Power-Set: Warping! (Teleporting and Scrying)

Updated 2015-08-31

After a couple of successful play-tests, I’ve added the Warping Power-Set.  If you’ve ever wanted to teleport to work or school to avoid traffic and get an extra few minutes of sleep, this power is for YOU!  Thanks to Jeff and Aldrin for creating characters with these powers!

I’ve also updated the Flight and Speedster Power-Sets to fix a mechanic that allowed people with a lot of movement to add too much of that movement into attacks.  Some is OK, but not as much as the players discovered.  This is why we play-test!  I’m grateful to Anders and Chad for their ability to min-max and find this problem!


Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to The Hero Instant!EmailMe

If you’ve ever wanted to fly, cling to the walls or shoot blasts of fire from your hands, this is the table-top RPG for you!

The Hero Instant is a new Super-Hero RPG featuring cinematic super-hero action, quick and simple character creation, descriptive Hero and Drama traits, in-game character progression, and a novel time-keeping track and initiative mechanic.   The game is designed for both novice and experienced role-playing gamers.  Best of all, it’s FREE!  Browse through the website and send me any questions or concerns you have in any of the comments sections.  I’m eager for feedback.