It was a pretty good weekend - it was a kid-free weekend* - but one of the high points for me was finding this on Saturday.
Been looking for one of these. I have the original hard cover and the softcover editions (you can never have too many copies of a Hero System rulebook around the table) but I have not owned a Deluxe copy.
They call it "4.2" inside with the original hardcover being 4.0 and the softcover/Hero System Rulebook being 4.1. This edition came out in 1995 back when 4th was current and pretty popular. There's some error-fixing and a new graphical approach inside. Nothing earth-shattering but it is funny to go back and read through a book you've perused hundreds of times and find that it looks different on some pages. The real prize was this:
Yep, it has the HeroMaker disk still in the back. I've been looking for that for a long time. Before you ask, yes, I do have at least one old PC floating around that has a floppy drive. So that's the next experiment for the week - does it work and can I use it to make characters? We will see.
*One of the benefits of being a "blended" family is that we get some grown-up-only weekends, usually at least one a month, and scheduled well in advance. There are silver linings to most things, you just have to look for them. Also, choose a good lawyer.