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!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Saltbox, not Sandbox

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Geordie Racer came up with a fantastic term for what we are doing here: creating Saltbox settings (instead of Sandbox)...and I think that is really cool! Bravo Geordie!

Second the voting (thus far) is leaning towards just stating out the book for Heroes & Other Worlds...and will most likely make the work available under a creative commons license.

While you have no doubt started considering your Saltbox setting, I wanted to give a brief update on the design process so you can start focusing your efforts.

Title: (This would be the name of your Saltbox Setting)

Theme: (This is a TWO WORD hook describing your setting) Two word?  Yup that is all you need to give a quick flavor to the prospective Referee! Examples Undead Hordes, Pirate Lair, Smuggler Port, Dwarven Ruins, Warring Tribes, Harpies Roost, Pagan Sorcerers, Marooned Cannibals, Volcano Temple, etc.

Saltbox Notes: Here is where you will give a brief outline of the island's history, its environs, weather and what the gist of adventures are in this location.

Random Encounters: (6 potential monsters or encounters that Players may find while exploring the island)

Locations:  (This is where you place specific things hound in a location hex once it is entered and explored.)

I am still working out the master map but at this point I think there will be somewhere around 50 to 70 open hexes you can use to build your Saltbox with.  1 hex = 6 mi

IMPORTANT: If you are interested in participating, please email me directly with the header:  I'M ON BOARD. While others elsewhere have posted saying I am interested...I have only received 3 emails with "I'M ON BOARD!" in the header! 

Don't be left out, I dont want to miss your contribution! If you have not yet, Please send an email with the header I'M ON BOARD to: Fenway5 (AT) frontier(dot)COM


  1. Great idea but no time. Already over committed on gaming.

  2. Saltbox is a term I read on the NYC Redbox board, so nope, not my invention - but it fits !

  3. i love it! i've never been too crazy with how the 'sandbox' term is used anyway. saltbox definitely fits! saltydog is awaiting saltbox instructions, cap'ns! i hope i can throw a nice piece of meat into the saltbox but i'm pretty sure it will stink. lol

    1. Don't trip yourself up before you start Adam, I am sure it will be great! :)

  4. everyone needs to signup. i don't want ewookie's crap to make the cut just because there weren't enough entries! :)