- Oct 24, 2018
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In my case HERO was a local game company born in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Mateo, CA), so I've always assumed that my experience was skewed by some home team advantage at the local conventions. Chaosium also seemed well represented even during their barely keeping the doors open stage, and again a local company.I wonder if that’s accurate? Certainly Gurps has more support for various genres with all the books they have. But when I was in college (1988 or so) Hero/Champions had a huge presence on campus. Never saw Gurps. Of course a sample size of 1 is about as bad as it gets.
My impression that GURPS has a bigger fan base is solely based on forum discussions.
SJ Games is much bigger than HERO ever was but SJ Games has a lot of product beyond GURPS and GURPS supplements sell to people who never have and never will use the system.