Interview with Author and “Hero System” Hero, Steven S. Long

GenCon 2015 is upon us and in celebration of this Gamers’ Pilgrimage I’ll be bringing you interviews from a few of my own industry heroes. This week, game designer, author, and early-20th Century map scholar, Steven S. Long Esquire. I met Steven in person during GenCon 2014 (after having chatted on social media for a few years) and I’m not too manly to admit I was nervous; Hero is my favorite system of all time and playing it had a huge influence on me as a designer and as a roleplayer. Steven’s intelligence, generosity, and enthusiasm for helping up-and-coming designers made meeting him one of the highlights of my first ever GenCon.

For more on my love of Champions, link over to or my recent interview with The Caleb G on the RPG Academy