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, June 21, 2014

Worth the wait

I was happily surprised to see in my email today the finalized character sheets for Heroes & Other Worlds!  Dave has done a masterful job of creating hand drawn gems that capture all the magic and adventure that Heroes & Other Worlds represents to me and I hope to you as well.

Now for the decision to release them for free or not.  This was a great investment as Dave's incredible work is truly worth every pound sterling, but it was not cheap.  So do I put them in a book and charge for them or just give them away as a free download? While I may eventually do a booklet version for sale, it felt wrong not to share them with you now and for free.

So I am posting them as free to download in hopes you will use them, play the game, and let other friends and gamers know about Heroes & Other Worlds. 

Most especially this is a personal THANK YOU from me to you. Thank you for having made your own investment in time and money in trying this little game. 

Please enjoy the character sheets use them in your home game and thank you very kindly for your continued support!

Official Adventurer sheet

Official Wizard character sheet


21 comments:

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    1. Thank you Narmer for your continued support! I know HOW is not BoL, but its got its own charm just the same! :) Thanks so much for giving the game a go!

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    2. Yeah, I talk about my new girlfriend BoL a lot but rest assured I have a deep and abiding love for HOW and its progenitors.

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    3. Hey as long as your gaming its all good in my book!

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    1. Thank you Brett, your TFT Tekumel is a treasure trove I am constantly mining for ideas and new twists for my own home game. Kudos to you sir!

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  3. Excellent! Thanks for your efforts.

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  4. Thank you both very much, Dave's illustrated character sheets are fantastic I hope they get good use in your own games!

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  5. I also wanted to thank you for these...they are lovely! I've really gotten to like HoW quite a bit; it's a great riff off the classic TFT, but in it's own unique version, perfect for weeknight gaming . I have managed to purchase everything currently in print, and my only regret is that there isn't more to purchase yet (hint hint). So...stop being so generous and get back to the paid work! :-D

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    1. Thank you very much Frank!! I really appreciate and am grateful for that incredible support. Glad you have found it worth your time and hard earned dollars.

      Next up for HOW will be the Monster/treasure book. I have 3 projects started for HOW, but the monster book is the most important one (IMHO) to flesh out the system and allow for more depth in creating your own adventures or converting stuff for use with HOW.

      This year at my real job has been crazy great in terms of company success, but it is taking a lot more hours a day and on weekends than is usual. My time to invest in HOW output is lower than I'd like, but rest assured the work is going on and will hopefully be worth the wait!!

      Thanks for your patience and for playing!

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    2. Glad your real job is going well.
      Monster/Treasure sounds cool. What are the other projects you have cooking?

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    3. Thanks Narmer! The other projects are Blades & Black Magic and Cauldron #2 both projects are in process! I just need to FOCUS and get one done!!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing these. They are works of art!

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  7. Thanks! These are great. And thanks for providing HOW as an option for all of us old TFT fans out there! (And I second your praise of the TFT Tekumel conversion -- brilliant work!)

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  8. Thanks Tim and Jeff!! Dave's illustrative work is the kind of old school cool that just brings something so simple to life.

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  9. Oh, yeah! Blades & Black Magic! I've been looking forward to that too.

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  10. Hey, thank you for inviting me to do them. I hope H&OW players have as much fun using them as I did drawing them.

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  11. So the pdf viewer is saying that the files are not pdfs ?

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