Nobody needs another RPG system, so I made one anyway… “Why?” Well you may ask. Some RPGs are written as homage, some to extend a family of games to a new generation, others to solve a specific problem, or to introduce a whole new approach to role playing. My first full RPG – Heroes Against […]
Well this is unexpected. WQRobb over at Graph, Paper, and Games has just posted a review of my first RPG, Heroes Against Darkness. Graph, Paper, and Games – Heroes Against Darkness review… It’s unexpected because it’s been a while since I’ve had a review of HAD; the world of D&D variants has moved on from HAD […]
Looks like I’m running 8 hours of D&D at the State Library of Victoria for the International Game Day tomorrow (Saturday the 3rd of November). Option B for the younger kids is some Hero Kids adventuring. Wish me luck!
Jennifer Steen was kind enough to have me on Jennisodes to talk about Heroes Against Darkness and Hero Kids. Check out the episode here: Jennisodes Episode 127: Heroes Against Darkness Why listen to me talking about Heroes Against Darkness when you can play it for free:Heroes Against Darkness: Downloads.
Tonight I GMed my first ever session of D&D Encounters at Games Laboratory here in Melbourne, Australia. We had four players, two who hadn’t played 4th Edition at all, but they picked it up pretty easily. I managed to KO two of the characters and had them on the ropes, but some judicious use of healing […]
I’ve been pretty quiet about RPG stuff lately because I’ve been beavering away on my next project. Regular readers know that a while ago I made up some simple RPG rules to play with Violet and since I finished the first version of Heroes Against Darkness I’ve been working on turning those simple rules into a […]
Now that I’ve had time to think about some of the things that those crafty designers are WOTC are doing for D&D Next, I think that a few of their changes to that game are worth pursuing for future versions of Heroes Against Darkness. Things to steal from D&D Next:• Slower scaling progression• Resistance reduces damage by […]
My new best friend Mike from Neuroglyph Games has posted a lengthy official review of Heroes Against Darkness over on EN World: DnD Review of Heroes Against Darkness by Justin Halliday This is another great review of Heroes Against Darkness, and the $0 price tag really appeals. Mike also picks up on a few of […]
I still get tons of interest in an old blog post of mine where I played a super-simple D&D-style RPG with my daughter Violet: D&D For Kids (Rules Included)! Since the release of Heroes Against Darkness, Violet and I have been working on expanding the basic premise of those rules into a real proper game […]
So I just got the new survey from the D&D Next team about the playtest, and I’m frustrated with this one. It asks which spells must be in the game for it to be D&D and then it lists all Wizard and Cleric spells, and you can choose which ones must be in the game. […]