What is Heroes & Other Worlds?

Heroes & Other Worlds is a game of adventure inspired by Metagaming's classic Melee/Wizard/TFT system combined with inspiration from the Moldvay edited basic game. The rules are easy to learn and use standard six sided dice. The system is simple, sensible and flexible in the spirit of classic role playing games from the early 80's. Become a Hero, Other Worlds await!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Test Sheets

Here are some new 4x6 character sheets for Heroes & Other Worlds I made up.  I have a few more ideas so I am sure more will crop us soon.

The HOW rules book continues in the edit phase.  No specific timeline for completion yet, but we will see how thing progress this weekend.

While the HOW rules book will provide a basic rules book, the Blades & Black Magic book will act like an amalgam, expert rules, wilderness encounter, and setting book.  Included will be alternate magic systems, new spells, new creatures, optional rules for character generation and combat, as well as wilderness/sandbox stuff.


  1. Those are great! The artwork is relevant to the mood, the open scroll for the weapons & equipment does the same, and there is some blank space for other stuff; all without feeling too cramped or tight. Well done!

    1. The open scroll effect on BOTH versions - d'oh - is what I meant to say. Regardless, I might lean towards the ones at the top of the page because they are split into a warrior and mage version.

  2. Thanks for the feedback Charlie. I have a few others in mind as well, so stay tuned.

  3. I like them. Practical and attractive. Nice.

    On another artwork note: Where did the picture at the top of your blog come from? It epitomizes sword and sorcery for me.

  4. Thanks Narmer for your feedback. The artist is Cary Nord. His work is featured in a lot of the Dark Horse Conan comics. Absolutely love his stuff!