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!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Swords & Spells

As a baseline reference document for putting together the early Blades & Black Magic stuff, I compiled and edited a rules set combining Melee & Wizard into one unified document.

If you never played Melee/Wizard or are interested in an edited combo of the two you are in luck, welcome to Swords & Spells!

Swords & Spells is available for free download now!

NOTE I uploaded a revised edit v1.3 that cleaned up some formatting issues

You will want to use hex maps and miniatures or counters to play it.

Hope you enjoy!


  1. i've been meaning to ask this for awhile. are you the same guy that made this:


    i noticed that both sean and i commented there back in 2010...and the names listed are very similar

  2. Cool man. Very cool. Thanks.

  3. Super cool! Desperate for a new Micro Quest!

  4. Wizard and Melee aren't 100% consistent on a few things such as HTH combat, how much damage a Spear does (1+1 or 1+2), etc. I'd love to see a section in your compilation that explains how you decided which rules to choose, from which editions, etc. Also, PDF supports hyperlinks, etc. The Table of contents would be more useful if they were hyperlinks.