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!

Friday, November 1, 2013


In my college days I liked that enchanting card game that people flocked around.  Lots of creativity in the monsters with a lot of original ideas and interesting creature flavor.

I am sure I am not the only Referee who thought this was a fertile wellspring for creating  new terrors to spring on my players and it wasn't unusual to keep a small stack on hand for inspiration during a session.

What's proved a challenge for me is how to read a card into a more friendly format.  Well having toyed with it bit I think I may have found a pretty reasonable conversion!  This will give you 2 base attributes (ST/DX), MV, AR and damage for monsters. Then you pick the IQ and if there are any special effects, you will have to figure that one out for yourself.  No ancient items, or spells or anything else can be converted using the spread sheet, just beasties.  Give it a spin and I hope you dig it!


  1. I have been tempted to use some of the background and fluff for campaign dressing over the years. The Houses in an expansion s few years back make a great backdrop for awesome conflict. And the Phrexian constructs all over the place, the various types of vampires and dragons. And of course there is evocative art for all of it.

    1. I totally agree Clint, there are some really inspiring story lines to use as background or even full blown campaign settings! While the converter I made isn't going to be perfect for converting every possible terror into a campaign ready foe, it sure does give you a great base line to build on! Hope you dig it!

      At some point I want to convert the terrors and treasures from the video game series Castlevania in to an Otherworld...so many ideas and so little time...