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!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Check it out!

Joel's created a cool little board game style scenario for use with Heroes & Other Worlds!  Link on over and check it out!


  1. hey thanks. Ive owned your game for a year and Its time for that little kick. I have many suprise instore for HaOW... I have 2 more adaptations coming.

  2. Descent 2ed has terrible combat mechanics, but interesting classes. I always wanted interesting classes in my B/X D&D, it's very hard to make them in D&D though. The only successcul attempt I saw was B/X Raedwald, even "heroic effort" seems like taken from Descent.

  3. Well, I think the descent combat system is a matter of taste. With all its similarities to an rpg, it is still a boardgame. The combat system is a matter of taste. No RPG that I know off abstracts spell range to a die because of the potentially high fail rate. if there was a standardized rpg that did that, then I forsure wouldnt play it. In a regular roleplaying game to hit rolls are abstracted against armor class. The only game that I can think of that uses hard numbers to pit your ability against your opponents slipperiness is Herogames, and that game is shear torture to play with large groups.

    So Touche to HaOW and Descent2, and Dungeon Crawl. It all worked out very nicely. Did you try the scenario yet?

    Which B/X do you play? I am looking into OpenAdventure, and looking forward to bradons game updates.