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A fast-paced tabletop roleplaying game of heroic action in the world of ancient myths.

Heroes of Legend

In the mists of ancient time, a poet sings of great deeds wrought by mighty heroes—of monsters slain and justice restored, of wise counsel and devious strategies, of courage, valor, and daring—defiant of the gods themselves. In AGON, you create these heroes, crafting their epic tale into an immortal legend. On their way back home from war, a band of heroes become lost among strange islands populated by mythical creatures, dangerous villains, legendary kingdoms, and desperate people—each entangled in strife, at the mercy of
the capricious gods.

It falls to you as the epic heroes of your age to seize this opportunity for greatness—to set things right in these lost lands, overcome the trials of gods, monsters, and mortals, prove the glory of your name, and win your way back home.

In this game, you’ll find:

  • A brand-new game system for fast-paced heroic adventure, featuring simple characters and mechanics, quick location-based adventures, and one-roll conflict resolution. Play it as a zero-prep one-shot — or enjoy the complete experience as an ongoing series of island adventures.
  • Rules for creating your epic heroes, earning Glory for their Names, and forging their eternal legends.
  • Divine Favor, Bonds, and Pathos to call upon for great deeds.
  • 12 pre-made island adventures full of gods, monsters, and people to challenge your heroes.
  • Contests of Arts & Oration, Blood & Valor, Craft & Reason, and Resolve & Spirit —testing both the prowess and passions of the heroes.
  • Guidance for the Strife Player, who presents the challenges of the islands.
  • The Vault of Heaven to record your progress towards returning home and the grace (or ire) of the gods.

hero versus minotaur  tymisos island  favor of artemis  

The Trials of Glory Await!

Number of players: 3-6
Age of players: 13+
Length: 2-4 hours per game session
Page Count: 160
Release Date: March 2020 (2nd Edition)
Game Designers: John Harper and Sean Nittner

 
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Matthew C October 12, 2020 1:36 pm UTC
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I just bought all of this (it looks fantastic on my first read through!), and happened to notice the slimmed down version on the marketplace on Roll20. I quite like the reference there to backgrounds and overlays etc., are these accessible anywhere outside of buying that module?
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Newton P October 08, 2020 6:44 pm UTC
How much different is this version compared to the 2006 version (by John Harper)?
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John H October 08, 2020 6:56 pm UTC
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This version is a completely new game design. Similar premise, brand new mechanics.
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Dominic M October 14, 2020 7:01 pm UTC
Same setting, very different design. Agon First Edition was my go to for one-offs as you could have a tight adventure with heroic level drama, and have a score that you can compare to other heroes attempts at that adventure. Brilliant (except for combat mechanics-that came broken in the box). The central theme of conflict and competition between players (including the Strife player) made it feel completely different from other games. Mr.Harper has removed the Strife player and replaced it with a normal DM. There are some cool aspects introduced(like a star map that plots players relationship to a god), and some questionable shoehorned/under-cooked ideas about splitting conflicts into beginning, middle and resolution (an idea Mr.Harper has been trying to fit into a game for years now). It certainly feels more generic rpg then the first edition. If you can get the first edition it really feels like you heroes against the gods. I would recommend getting the guts of first edition, taking the graphic skin...See more
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