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!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


As I work through the rewrite of HOW, I am looking at some options. At this point I do plan on excising both the Berserk offense action as well as the All out Defense action.

One of the additions I am considering is the defensive action Broken Shield: A shield may be sacrificed in battle to absorb 3x it's normal AR from one attack. The shield is then useless, broken and provides no further AR protection.

In essence you give up your shield to soak up 3x its normal damage protection--but it's destroyed immediately after.  Thoughts or issues?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

In the days before the oceans drank Atlantis

There is a Kickstarter for a Conan themed skirmish game with tons of great minis up now!

Damn I love me some Conan--and despite the expensive price of the game---my lovely wife agreed on this splurge so I am one lucky fellow by Crom!

Give it a look, the system seems pretty cool and my only worry would be the number of maps/scenarios may be limited out of the box...but I have enough Pathfinder map sheet/tiles that I think I can crank out my own. Maybe even convert other minis into the system for skirmishes...that could be cool.


Monday, January 19, 2015

A review of Tome of Terrors and Treasures...part 1

If you are curious, see part 1 of Buzzclaw's thoughts on the new monster book! Point your Google machine clicker to his site and read on true believer!

Sorry lots of travel recently and the real job has started in 5th gear this year--so I am a bit short on "free time" currently.

I am hoping to edit together a Cauldron #2 this month and then get cracking on the HOW core revision.

Thanks for your support and keep on gaming!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sooner rather than later

While the revised edition of HOW was planned for 2016-- I think revising now would be better than waiting until later. Why? Because it needs to be done and the additional character options I have planned may only compound confusion if the core rules are not tightened up now.

My plan is to clear it up, clean it up, remove ambiguity and condense it down.  The revised core rule book will also drop in price and there will be less overall content.

It will contain the core rule, skills and equipment There will be some IQ 8, IQ 9 , and IQ 10 spells, some creatures and some treasures.  The core rules price will also drop, most likely in half to $10 print and $6 PDF.

Over in the forums I set up a  "revised edition" thread where you can post your issues that need to be fixed.

I am clear already that the Berserk combat action needs work.  :)