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, June 10, 2014

Cold as hell

Image Source 4Fumiaki4
From the frozen regions of Briarmoor they have arisen.  Some say they are the restless spirits of the betrayed from the Age of Titans.  Others say necromancers in a hidden enclave are experimenting with new types of undead, powering them with frozen souls from an icy realm of hell.  The how and why matter not to those faced with bone chilling visage of Ice Skeletons.

Ice Skeleton
(#1d6+2) ST9 DX9 IQ2 MV4; AR-4, DM 1D6+2 (Cutlass OR Spear) or 2pts ST by frostbite touch, no AR protection from touch. SP: FT, IA, Frozen TR:none

An ice skeleton appears a a blue tinted, with ghostly blue flame emanating form its eyes and mouth. It crackles as it walks due to being covered in a thick icy coating. This coating creates a strong armor protection.  In addition the touch of a ice skelton deals frosbite causing 2 ST damage, no armor protection.

The ice skeleton takes 1/2 damage from fire based attacks but takes double damage from smashing attacks from clubs, hammers and blunt weapons. Ice skeletons are immune from sleep spells or the attacks of darts, bolts or arrows.

The ground skull of an Ice Skeleton can be packed into a double skinned wineskin keeping the liquid within at near freezing.  bag loses power if bag is burned, ruptured or ever completely emptied.  Swallowing or inhaling freshly (1 hour old) ground skull powder causes 2d6 damage immediately to the consumer, no AR protection.

Erik created an outstanding double sided HOW character sheet he has graciously shared with us all!  Download it for free here! Kudos to Erik on creating a brilliant character sheet and thanks for sharing it!


  1. I was just thinking the other day I was going to have hell be cold in my next campaign since that was the medieval conception of it.

  2. its like you knew what the season finale of game of thrones would have CEI KLONETESS in it. who will win the world cup? daddy needs a new pair of shoes...

  3. I put my own money on Germany, daddy needs to buy some art for more HOW books!

  4. hahaha

    art is the real kicker for all this type stuff, isn't it? another thing i miss about 'old-school' days. we had to rely more on our imaginations. yet, i can remember wishing i could find more fantasy art in the 80s.

    if you need help funding art for the monster book, email me. i would be willing to make a contribution. i'm not sure how much $ such things cost, so i don't know if it would be sizable/significant contribution.

    1. Thank you kindly Adam!

      No kickstarter for me ever! I want to give you product, not promises!

      So as long as folks keep playing and purchasing I can re-invest in art and am doing so! It's all good!