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!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chew on this

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Thanks to all the great feedback, I thought I would post the revised shark entry so you can see how a multi-range creature might read. Feel free to let me know if things look off or need changing.


Encounter: 1d6                                 Behavior: Aggressive

ST: 14-45                                         Habitat: Water

DX: 10                                             AR: -2

IQ: 5                                                DM: 2d6-4d6 (Bite)

EN: 0                                               SP: Blindsense, Keen Scent

MV: 7-9 swim                                 TR: None

These carnivorous fish are aggressive and liable to make unprovoked attacks against anything that approaches them. Smaller sharks are from 5 to 8 feet long (ST14-20/ 2d6 bite) and not usually dangerous to creatures other than their prey. Large sharks can reach around 15 feet in length and are a serious threat (ST 21-35/3d6 bite). Huge sharks are true monsters, like great whites, that can exceed 20 feet in length (ST36-45/4d6 bite). Sharks circle and observe potential prey, then dart in and bite with their powerful jaws.

Blindsense: A shark can locate creatures underwater within a 30-foot radius. This ability works only when the shark is underwater.

Keen Scent: A shark can notice creatures by scent in a 180-foot radius and detect blood in the water at ranges of up to a mile.


  1. layout looks good to me.

    minor typo? "ST: 14-45" then "Smaller sharks are from 5 to 8 feet long (ST15-20"
    Is the minimum ST 14 or 15 (that's just my free proof-reading service :) )

    "This ability works only when the shark is underwater."
    do you really need to say that? or is that just for illustrative purposes? ;)

    1. Fixed it thanks you sir. It is a fantasy game and who knows if it works in a shark tornado? :)

    2. too funny. i will be thinking about the specifics of a Sharknado spell for the rest of the day!

    3. i'm just glad Keen Scent will still work!

    4. Sleep easy sir, it still works! :)

  2. Wouldn't that illustration be a "ginormous" shark? ;-)

    1. nah. the diver is just really small :)
      i think that would be the best shark to be eaten by. he would probably just swallow you whole. if you had a light-source and a good blade, you could cut your way out.

      hmm...interesting dungeon/adventure idea. your ship and crew were swallowed by some mega-ginormous beast. explore the beast's innards to find your way out! adventurers beware: there's no telling what else the beast has swallowed.

      thanks for the inspiration, jeff!

  3. make sure you factor this guy in when sizing alligators!