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!

Sunday, November 17, 2013


First a friendly reminder that the anniversary sale for Heroes & Other Worlds will end tomorrow without warning, so there is no time like the present if you wanted a copy or wanted to let friends know to get it!  Raedwald is still looking good for December so having the core rules will be imperative!

Hey kids, do you like Vikings? Cool, me too. I wanted to recommend an excellent manga, Vinland Saga written and illustrated by the imminently talented by Makato Yukimura. In essence Makato-san takes some well known sagas, and combines them into a new and very interesting saga.  It has all the stuff you expect from a viking saga, with a unique manga style.  The publisher, Kodansha Comics, has created a brilliant format for the work.  The first books is HARDBACK, 460+ pages and is a nice 8 x 5.5 size letting you really enjoy and soak up Makato-san's art!  I had meant to read it in sections so as to drag it out until volume 2 in January...but it was too good!  I read it in two days and look forward to enjoying it again over the holidays! MSRP is $19.99 for the book, but some hunting on ebay can turn it up for $13. You can also get a digital version, but I am still a Luddite and prefer (recommend) the physical book. Either way, it's worth your time!


  1. Great manga, mixing genres like adventure and slice of life.

    The only flaw is maybe the writing rhytm of the author, which affected the release of volumes (each one is made of about 7-9 single chapters serialized in a monthly magazine) in Japan and in the rest of the world (in Italy we have reached the japanese volume publication).

    1. Thanks Hamel, so it is an ongoing series still? The U.S. version combines 2 volumes of the Japanese releases into one volume.

    2. Yes, the series is actually made of 13 volumes (each one containing about 200 pages).
      The 13th volume was released this summer in Japan, chapter 98 (5th chapter of the not yet collected 14th volume) was released at the end of October.

    3. Wow, much to look forward to then, at lest 7 collections for the states then, but I wonder when (if?) the series will finish...

    4. I don't know how the story could evolve, but IMHO if Yukimura follows the real facts it should end in the land of Robin Scherbatsky and Maple Syrup. :)