Post by geordieracer on Nov 25, 2012 8:56:48 GMT -6
Heroes & Other Worlds has just been released by Christopher Brandon, inspired by Melee/Wizard/ TFT system as well as by the Moldvay edition D&D Basic Rules book.
1) Only d6 are used 2) There are two broad scope character classes: Adventurers & Wizards 3) Each Hero has 4 attributes and tests are made by rolling 3d6 versus your attribute. Roll equal to or lower and you succeed, roll over and you fail. No AC or charts. 4) You build your character, both attributes and selection of skills/spells. 5) Combat can be played tactically using a map (squares or hexes), but it is not necessary. 6) Armor hinders the Dexterity of the wearer and subtracts from damage done to the wearer. 7) The basic tropes of dungeon creation, exploration, creature catalog and treasure tables are all included.
Sounds kind of neat, but I'm not a fan of the two-class system. I like to have as many classes as I have players, as a general rule of thumb.
Otherwise, it sounds pretty neat. It's been a long time since I read TFT, however, and I can't recall how much I liked it.
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Post by geordieracer on Jan 1, 2013 12:26:00 GMT -6
Fenway5 has released the FREE #0 issue of Cauldron, a quarterly magazine to support the Heroes & Other Worlds game. It contains articles and adventures to expand your game, and upon reading I'm glad to see this issue is packed with useful ideas.
This special #0 issue also contains a basic rules sample of Heroes & Other Worlds as well as two adventures to try the rules with.
Inside the #0 issue you will find the following articles
Introduction: Coming to a Boil FEATURE: Heroes & Other Worlds Basic Rules Adventurers Assemble! Sample Characters Filthy Lucre: Blood Harvest solo adventure Beliefs & Believers: Veneration of the Ancients Faculties & Staff: Grimoire of Shadows Tooth & Claw: Frost Walker Adventure: Rise of the Wickerman Clone Conversion: Retro-Clone to Heroes & Other Worlds Portals to Other Worlds: List of Links
You can download the FREE issue of Cauldron from HERE or a 34-page 'arted-up' digest Print version for £4.15 ($6.99) from HERE.
Last Edit: Jan 1, 2013 12:42:00 GMT -6 by geordieracer