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Heroic Fantasy is a tabletop roleplaying game based on the wildly popular 'The Black Hack'.

This book provides an all-in-one package to play heroic fantasy games of wild combat, fiendish monsters and powerful magic. Heroic Fantasy uses simple and accessible rules that blend traditional and indie flavours into an appetising experience.

Find within:

  • Smooth game rules based on The Black Hack, reordered and polished with additional explanation and descriptions
  • Choose from the iconic four Races, each with their own flavour
  • Choose from nine Classes, full of special abilities and magic
  • The Bard and Necromancer have their own spell lists
  • Personalise your characters with signature knowledge and skills to give you an advantage
  • Face the intervention of Fate - rolling equal to your ability creates special narrative intervention
  • Enchant your own items of power. Magic item creation rules
  • Hold against the Hordes of enemies. Rules to manage many adversaries attacking one PC
  • Never forget that the gods still breathe. Gods and Alignment added
  • Ready for when friend becomes foe. Guidance on PVP action
  • Some new Monsters
  • A short adventure location: The Sorcerer's Lair.

An introductory roleplaying game, with everything needed for the beginner and more experienced player alike.

Play Heroic Fantasy!

 
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Diego B August 06, 2017 10:50 am UTC
Are there any additional rules taken from "Additional Things" expansion?
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Diego B July 20, 2017 12:04 pm UTC
Is there "FAILING FORWARD" or any similar modern rules?
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Graham S September 10, 2017 11:08 am UTC
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Hi, not in this version. Next year I may bring out a second edition with a host of additional ideas for the game, whilst keeping the core untouched.
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Adam D March 07, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
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Very nice! Solid OSR interpretation of TBH, with good "learners" advice. I noticed a lovely little bit of influence from Apocalypse World, too. Never a bad thing.

Two teensy quibbles:

1. Your dice progression is incorrect -- if the numbers in parentheses are supposed to be dice averages. The single-die averages, rounded down, are correct. The double-die averages are not. For example, d6+d8 = 2 to 14 (average 8, not 7). Not a deal breaker, for sure.

2. Your OGL Section 15 is missing the Copyright notices required by Section 6. Those are needed for folks like me who might want to scoop up some of the cleverest open-content bits for their own products.
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Graham S March 26, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Cheers Adam, I'm glad you've enjoyed the book. I'll take a look at those, when I can, and get them fixed.
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Adam D March 27, 2017 2:43 am UTC
PURCHASER
Turns out those dice mistakes are in the original TBH. <=)
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Jeremy H January 28, 2017 2:39 am UTC
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Definitely a cool utilization of TBH. I was wondering if you could include options for a Half-Orc PC race? Additionally, maybe some guidelines for creating unusual races in the DM's section would be helpful.
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Graham S February 03, 2017 9:11 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Cheers Jeremy! Yes, lots of endless permutations. They are hardy those Half Orcs, perhaps they get to roll their Hit Die with Advantage? ;-)
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Damien L November 22, 2016 11:20 am UTC
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Several months ago I bought the Black Hack (tBH) rpg (among many many others) as I continued the search for my perfect RPG. At the time I made the mistake of dismissing it as an experiment that was not for me. The other day I had another look and saw how wrong my first impression was. tBH is a wonderful piece of work, simple, flexible, expandable, and suited for both one shots and full campaigns. So it was by coincidence Heroic Fantasy (HF) appeared on RPGNow just as I was analysing all things tBH. As no one had commented on HF I only had the description to go on and today decided to buy and see for myself. I just spent less than 30 minutes scanning the rules and my impressions are as follows:
Nice Cover (Front and back) art, interior art sparse and simple, dyson map used for included adventure;
Unlike tBH if you roll 15 or more you dont limit the next rolled stat, rather they are capped at 15! (personally I would be miffed if I rolled an 18);
Races have been added (Dwarf, Elf, Halfling, and...See more
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Graham S November 22, 2016 10:07 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for your review and I'm glad you liked the book. I'll update the p## references at the weekend and refresh the PDF.

Thanks again.
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