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, October 26, 2013

no worries, not dead

I had a couple private emails asking me "hey what's up? No posts lately? Iis the game dead or what?"

The answer is a resounding "No!"  Heroes & Other Worlds is very much alive, and despite my real job's best efforts to bury me this year, I remain fighting fit although quite weary.

 It's been a whirlwind of activity in the real world on the job in terms of travel and time commitment, and on the family front a number of bad news illnesses and surprises this year that have taken most of my personal time outside of work.  All in all,  it's really taken its toll this year.  Even so, all's well that ends well, and health concerns on the family front are blessedly on the mend and the majority of heavy lifting this year on the job front is complete, now its time to see if all the hard work pays off as we hope.

Yada, yada, yada...everyone's got problems Jack, so what about the game? Well glad you asked.

The HOW version of Lee Reynoldson's Raedwald  is still on track to be done and out this year. This is my one true goal to finish out lucky year 2013.  Beyond that, I do have two other projects already done and in the hopper for next year.  So more releases are coming for sure, no worries and thanks for your support!

I will have to ask for your further patience though, I do have ideas and a plan for 2014--but need to focus on completing Raedwald and getting that to you first, before saying more.  Stay tuned heroes...there is most assuredly more to come!



  1. Glad to hear that things are "on the mend" in your personal life. "Life" does throw us more than the occasional curve ball . . . glad you at least hit yours and "got on base."

    Looking forward to hearing more about your game.

    1. Thanks for the support MS! I think Lee's Raedwald is going to be a really cool "test" of the HOW system and will show much potential can be unlocked through simple, sensible mechanics. Lee's writing and setting are fantastic so I am excited to finish the conversion and let others experience it!

  2. It looks like 2014 will be a very good year for HOW! Keep plugging, but you really do put out quite a bit of material for a one man show. A busy one at that!


  3. Thanks very much Morgan. I am hoping to have the HOW version of Raedwald done by mid November, then I will send the working document to Lee for a final author's check and review. I'll do the edits Lee may suggest and if all goes to plan, it will be rolling out for purchase in December.

  4. Looking forward to Raedwald. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks Clint, Raedwald will have a number of departures from standard HOW (most notably magic) so it really will be an interesting and unique Other World. Lee's work is brilliant so I am quite excited about the opportunity to HOW it up!