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!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Adversity = Opportunity

Due to COVID 19 concerns my final business trip (for the next few weeks) occurred this past week. In short I saw things I have not seen since 9/11 including aircraft less than half full.  At the local airport where TSA lines are many and always long-- absolutely NO ONE was waiting--there were no lines! I had to take pictures as I do not know if I will something that odd ever again. In addition my office is currently having everyone work from home for the next few weeks. I am blessed and lucky enough to be able to do my job remotely so will be home for a couple weeks.

Now despite the challenges and difficulties that are going to be upcoming for the next few weeks managing business via emails+calls, it is also an opportunity for me to try and finish all the spells for Black Magic game book.

I am my own worst critic in that, there are "enough" spells to make the book work as is.  Even so, I am not happy as I know I can do more and add more interesting spells so that you do not need to own any other spell books. You could work right from the Black Magic book and (ideally) be happy. 

Now of course I'd love it if you bought other stuff I make (and thanks VERY MUCH for doing so!), but I hope you do it because you like it and want it--not because I short changed you when you invested in the original work.

Adding on to a game is a choice you make because you like it, not one I should force you into because I short changed you in the original work.

Shakespeare wrote King Leer while quarantined, so if he can produce a masterpiece in a time of quarantine I am hopeful my little scribbles can simply be completed during our own difficult times.

My sincerest best wishes for good health to you and yours during this challenging time. I hope you too find some silver lining during a difficult period of time.   Turn these challenges and obstacles into new and unexpected ways of continuing your own journey.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, I was wondering if something like this might not be in the cards. The military cancelled a major annual conference last week (that brings hundreds of people from all over the world), and since the military would usually ignore anything that wasn't fairly serious, I figured the odds were good that other folks might start doing the same.

    Needless to say, I'm happy that you'll have the opportunity to work on Black Magic. But even more so, I'm happy that the company you work for is not taking unnecessary risks with you and your health. And I'm happiest of all that so far you've dodged this particular bullet! Here's hoping that you and yours stay free of this and have a wonderful and relaxing time at home.

    (FYI, I've been telecommuting -- for the most part -- for my work since 2008; it's great!)

    P.S.: And, by the way, I strongly encourage everyone to buy everything published by C.R. -- his work is consistently amazing! Well worth every penny I've spent on it over the years...