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Year: 2011
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Cars race through the streets and bullets fly endlessly in the world of thrilling fights and non-stop action.

Action Hero contains everything that you need to transport your game into the exhilarating world of your favorite action movies. Car chases, shoot'em ups, and plenty of raw adrenaline are what you'll find in this high octane genre. This is the ultimate guide for players and game masters who want to crank their action adventure games up to the next level. Action and adventure are the key staples of role-playing games but it can be a challenge to keep up with the pace of an action movie or video game shooter. Running a game of non-stop action and roller coaster thrill presents a GM with unique challenges. Action Hero helps make this easier with advice on crafting plots and capturing the feel of a thrill a minute action movie or first person shooter. Crafting a memorable action sequence isn't easy but this book provides plenty of ways to help; from plot hooks and pacing to exotic locations and exciting finales. The game never has to slow down as your players wade through endless hordes of henchmen or escape from terrifying monsters.

Players will be able to get the most out of their action characters with new advanced classes. The book also includes new skills and feats, as well as an in depth discussion of which skills and feats are most useful in an action game. You will also find for making a character into an “action star,” a special character with unique benefits and disadvantages.

Action Hero, Pathfinder Version provides gamers with:

  • GM advice for capturing the feel of the action genre; including the script, pacing, cliffhangers, action sequences, the cast, and more!
  • Six new Advanced Classes
  • New Skills and Feats
  • New Drawbacks
  • Random Encounter Chart with four custom NPCs
  • Major villains with complete stats, perfect for any action game
  • Fifty random storylines for the action genre

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