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!

Monday, December 31, 2018


Well a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours!  If your goal is to spend more quality time slaying the minions of evil? The you may need BLADES!  Available for order now @ $9.99 USD each!

There are two different covers to choose from! Why two different covers? Because who doesn't like choices! Be Aware: The book content is the same regardless of cover chosen. 

Thanks for your patience as this has taken far longer than anticipated, but I think it will be worth the wait! PDF version will come later, I do not have time to make it happen right now.

No Kickstarter needed, just hard work, patience and humble efforts from a fellow player like yourself. I hope that you will spread the word and share the news on your sites, blogs, tweets, facebook, carrier pigeons or wherever else you may roam.  Wherever you go, just make sure to pack BLADES along with you! Thanks for your support!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Ever closer...

Now doing layout for BLADES!

On track for 12/31 release!

...and in another (hopefully) good update--The Blades book (either pocket book cover version) will be made available for $9.99 USD each.

After the long wait you have had to endure, my hope is this special pricing will assuage some of the pain and get you to not only buy it, but to play it!

The work continues...

Thursday, December 27, 2018


In addition to BLADES coming, I thought it would be nice to provide a free hexcrawl.

This could be used with HOW or BLADES.  BLADES will contain a mountain/snow adventure in it--so an enterprising Referee could include it as part of a set-up for FROSTCRAWL as a setting to roam about in.

For a HOW player there will be less "fantastic" creatures to fight, but certainly they can be added.

In any event, if you enjoy the hexploration through FROSTCRAWL then you could always enjoy another hexcrawl through BLACKMARSH.

BLADES is first and FROSTCRAWL should be a free download a week or two after that.

The work continues...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Chrtistmas! I got you covers

Quick progress report, as everyone else at home is asleep in the beds! Cauldron 2 will not make the end of the year. Sorry!

BLADES is looking on track to make the end of the year. I am going to release both the Blades book and the forthcoming Black Magic book as pocket book sized and formatted texts.  There will be a Female and a Male version cover for each release, but the inside text is exactly the same!

Once both books are done, a deluxe hard back combined digest sized book (HOW size) will be made available.

Why? A few reasons.
1) I love the portability and friendly (non-threatening) aspect of rules in a small book format.
2) You can take this type of book with you anywhere and read it, like on a bus, a plane, a coffee shop or camping without a lot of fuss or the raising of eyebrows from those around you.
3) If you get a empty hard plastic VHS case (one with no hubs) you can put the book, 3x5 cards, pencils and some dice in it! Then you have a portable, hard carry case for your game!

I find as I grow older (probably 50/50 on wiser) I am just not a fan of the standard  8.5x11 college text book format of RPG's. That format really provides for great art and great layout but they do not fit a mobile and portable lifestyle. Digest size is the largest I am willing to make, but I really want to experiment with the pocket book sized format.

The work continues...