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Hand-Head-Heart: Hobgoblin

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The light fantasy RPG with the silly name!

Hand-Head-Heart: Hobgoblin features an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to take you from print to play as quickly and with as little preparation as possible. Print it out, sit down, and get going.

  • Quick and Easy: A whole RPG system in 6 pages, with built-in quick start rules designed to get you playing within minutes.
  • Mix-and-Match: A fast character creation system designed to evoke the class systems of the Old Fantasy Systems, but with the added flexibility and elegance of a buffet table. Play a sword-slinging shapeshifter, a light-fingered holywoman, or a silver-tongued elementalist.
  • Rules Light Power Fantasy: While character creation was made to be fast, it was also made to retain as much of the base-brain joy of picking new cool things for your character to do, with 5 classess to choose from and more than a hundred knacks, and a full equipment enhancement system to customize your character.
  • No Stalling Out: A resolution system made to remove the annoyance of completely failing to do anything. No matter if you fail or succeed, you're guaranteed to at least make some progress.
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September 24, 2017 3:58 pm UTC
Hey, this looks very cool but the PDF I downloaded is missing pages 5 and 6. Instead, it goes 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 4.
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Brandon P March 10, 2017 4:22 pm UTC
Any plans to do anything further with this?
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Malachi S July 25, 2017 11:15 pm UTC
Original plans were to release a series of other genres building on the Hand-Head-Heart base (Hemoglobin, Hyperdrive, Hardwire, etc.) but other projects ended up overshadowing them.

I am currently considering a updated/refined/ultimate edition which would include some of the things from the scrapped games above. It's still very early conceptual stuff, though, and I'm still figuring out what I want from the system, moving forward.
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Brandon P July 26, 2017 4:02 pm UTC
I want you to know that 4H is one of my very favorite things, and is something I want to emulate in my own game design forays.
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Malachi S July 26, 2017 8:36 pm UTC
Thanks! That means a lot!

If you're eager for new stuff on the same design through-line, I'd definitely suggest checking out All of Their Strengths. It inherited a lot of the design ideas from 4H, including the mix-and-match character creation, but is using a new, fast-paced, actiony system I'm pretty proud of.
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Brandon P July 28, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
I was just looking at All of Their Strengths! You just made a sale. Any possibility of converting 4H to this new high-octane system?
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Malachi S July 29, 2017 12:40 am UTC
Fantastic, and thanks! I hope you have a lot of fun with it!

I certainly wouldn't rule that out. I'm quite fond of the action system running All of Their Strengths, so there'll definitely be more properties based on that in the future.
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