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!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chaos to Order

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Work is still cooking right along on the Terrors and Treasures book, and I wanted to get your input on arranging the creatures and adding some order to my chaos.

Currently I have separated out some creature types:

Insects + Vermin
Dire Animals
Swarms, Flora, fauna and fungi, Oozes & Slimes
Demons & Devils

Then other creatures Abolteth, Minotaurs, Orcs. Lycantheropes, Skeletons etc. are  all i the Terrors section.

Okay why do it this way? because when I design adventures and stuff I just want to find a slime, or some vermin, or a dire animal and I like to be able to see them all at one time and not flip through pages and pages trying to compare them....but that may be my own hang up.

So I can either continue to section out by types (Aquatic, Undead, Humanoids) or scrap the whole damn thing and just alphabetize it all from A to Z regardless of type.

Thoughts and opinions are most welcome!


  1. that sounds good for the reasons you gave. however, sometimes i don't know or remember what 'type' a creature is. could you also have an alphabetical index of sorts?


    1. An alphabetical index? Sure if the type demarcation is done that is a must!

      It would end up much like the Magi Carta: Spells are grouped by IQ while the index lists them all alphabetically.

  2. I concur with ewookie -- I too prefer an organization that let's me sort by type, because I usually use something else to guide my monster selection (like, say, environment or general location) which points to a general category of problem. But similarly, I like to be able to throw in the occasional "twist" by giving the players something entirely unexpected to stumble across, and for that the alpha sort works best.

  3. I agree with the above. Type listing with an index. I like to look at all my dinosaur choices at one time!!

  4. I'm in the "organize by type and index" crowd.

  5. Thanks for the continued feedback, I really appreciate it!