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, May 28, 2013

Cauldron Update

Update on Cauldron #1 because layout has begun! Lots of great articles submitted and some fantastic adventures to dig in and play! I'd expect to have Cauldron #1 ready for you within 2 weeks.

Monday, May 27, 2013

HUNT is on!

As promised you can now download Savage Swords #0: Hunt!

I have not play-tested it thoroughly so it is truly a beta experience, and you are on your own.  I expect it to be tough and I am sure there are faults a plenty to find or tweaks to be made.

Please feel free to let me know on the FORUMS any comments or feedback!  Maybe its a good idea to be further developed and maybe its crap! Give it a spin and let me know on the forums!

God bless our troops on Memorial Day and thanks to those who gave their lives for us. My own family has many folks who served so I am truly thankful for those who served.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The beacon is lit!

 ...The Beacon at Enon Tor that is...

I got frustrated with my progress in Savage Sword #1 today. I need to re-focus as I was stuck, so I stepped away from it to clear my head--but still having the house to myself for the weekend, I needed to produce something!

There in half finished status was The Beacon at Enon Tor! So I re-focused and finished its conversion to HOW as an introductory adventure! I also created a simple battle board and counters that can be used if you like. They are not going to wow anyone, but hey ITS FREE!

So click on the HOW downloads to the right and you can download Enon Tor and the Battleboard for free! Its a perfect starter adventure and can be played in an evening!

Combat Quest

Awhile back I discussed my idea for a combat quest "Sand Crawler" style adventure series called Savage Swords. This is inspired by the format of the old MtM Orcslayer adventure. Well I am at work on producing and releasing Savage Swords #1: HUNT in the next couple of days for free!

Until I figure out what works and what does not (beyond my own table play tests) I don't feel right about putting it into the Cauldron, let alone charging for it, because its really more of a beta play-test item. Your feedback will be welcome and needed!

So Savage Swords #1 will be a free download and I'll post again when it is available for download. Note, you will need the HOW rules book to play it!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bandit's Lair

For those interested in seeing the game in action, there is a great play report of HOW now up over at What Am I Playing At?  Give it a read, I think it's worth your time!  Magi Carta is out and work on Cauldron #1 is clicking right along, it will be out in June!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013


The Magi Carta is now available for purchase

It's available as a printed book with art or a PDF, sans art!  I'd like to thank you for your patience as its taken months more than I planned to finish, but I hope you will find it worth the wait!  I also want tot thank my wife for her patience and creativity in helping to bring the Magi Carta to life by creating the cover and some interior illustrations! I'd also like to thank Luigi Castellani for lending his talent as well as Richard Luschek for illustrating the back cover!

Here is a link to purchase it on Lulu.com and the promo code MAYBOOKS13 will get you 20% off either book, PDF, or both if you are so inclined!  Note, codes are different in Europe so I am not sure this discount will work in Europe.

Up next?  Cauldron #1 

What's in it? Some great adventures, an alternate take on weapons and armor, and article on alchemy, some new creatures and did I mention some great adventures?!   It should be ready for you about a month from now in June! Thanks for your support and I hope you will enjoy it!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

It Appears!

Yes the print test is here!  WOOHOO a total surprise when I got home!  Man this baby is MEATY!

 The cover came out too dark so my wife is going to fix that...and last minute proofing and art changes...and it should be ready for sale this weekend!  FINALLY!  Thanks for your patience and support!

Sunday, May 5, 2013


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You have to know something about the dreary and slate grey Pacific Northwest weather to appreciate this weekend.  It is sunny and warm (for us) over 70 degrees...IN MAY! A school up here even gave its students a "Sun Day" off on Friday to enjoy it because they had unused snow days to burn! Yes that is how much we appreciate a bit sun and warmth in the Mosslands.

Because we may not see this weather again until Mid-July, you have to be a vampire or a game designer to be stuck indoors on days like this!  So after traveling all week on business and a lot of long days on the road, I pushed hard yesterday and completed the Magic Carta art version. Yup it is DONE!

Now a print test is on order, and with expedited shipping I am hopeful to see it here by next weekend...which would mean it very well could go up for sale next weekend!

So after months of work, what's in the Magi Carta? I am glad you asked! Below is the table of contents:

  • Learning Spells p7
  • Cartomancy p8
  • Dermal Magic p9
  • Spell Gems p10
  • Wizard Staff p11
  • Spell Books p12
  • Book Worms p13
  • Familiars p14
Spell Lists
  • IQ8 Spells p18
  • IQ9 Spells p23
  • IQ10 Spells p38
  • IQ11 Spells p57
  • IQ12 Spells p78
  • IQ13 Spells p95
  • IQ14 Spells p117
  • IQ15 Spells p138
  • IQ16 Spells p150
  • IQ17 Spells p163
  • IQ18 Spells p175
  • Alphabetical Spell Index p183
 Total book page count p192

It is nearly 600 spells! Best of all? KICKSTARTER FREE!  Once again, I am not taking a dime of your hard earned ducats until I have something to give you back.  You may have to wait for me to get each book done, but you keep your cash until its ready!  I am hopeful you will find each book worth the wait and your investment!

Damn, I can't believe after months of work it is finally done!  Now sunshine, beer, bocce, and barbeque are on the "to do" list today!   Cauldron #1 is the next project and look for that to be out in June!