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Heckin’ Good Doggos is a family friendly, all ages role-playing game where the players take on the roles of humankind’s best friends: The dog! It is a game of "Dogs doin' Dog Stuff" that focuses on the kinds of stories and adventures dogs can get into such as:

  • Finding their favorite treats.
  • Barking at that squirrel up in the tree.
  • Finding their human Best Friend who has gone missing.
  • Banishing an ancient spirit that threatens the neighborhood.
  • Scavenging for supplies in a futuristic wasteland.
  • And so much more!

Heckin’ Good Doggos is a game of make believe where players can experience the world from an animal’s point of view. Some things will seem familiar, like protecting their backyard from potential threats and protecting their owners, while others are purely fantastic and whimsical situations they find themselves in like helping a ghost resolve its business so it can leave this world. It is simultaneously serious and silly, with an emphasis on crafting scenarios that make players have a blast while also having to solve the many challenges they will experience in ways that only doggos can.

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Stephanie C September 28, 2023 1:39 pm UTC
Checked this game out to review for TTRPGkids, and it was a pretty awesome - mechanics were easy to understand, it's got great world building through story-like sections interspersed with the mechanics and game discussion, and it has a lot of cool variation options that build off the base version (dogs in the real world) to create different flavors for your games (like introducing magic, mechs, superpowers, etc).

I do a full breakdown here, and I would recommend checking the game out:
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Tristan K February 23, 2023 8:43 pm UTC
You know what? For four bucks, I'm willing to take a chance on it. I've purchased shrink-wrapped physical books where the only preview I got was the cover art for a whole lot more than four bucks. BTW, love the cover art. And the title. Sold.
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Bethany S August 15, 2023 6:56 pm UTC
How was it? I would love to hear what the mechanics of the game were like.
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Matthew R February 23, 2023 5:08 pm UTC
The preview leaves much to be desired. Two of the eight pages are blank, and then there's two pages of credits and a cover page, which leaves only three pages of actual "content". One of these basically boils down to "This is a family-friendly RPG where you play a dog," which I already gathered from the product blurb, and the second is fiction (which is entertaining, but doesn't tell me anything about how the game plays). The only useful information about what's in the game is the table of contents, which is sparse and somewhat cryptic (what's in the "Neighborhood Pals" chapter, for instance)?

In a game with such a generic premise, the main selling point is the system, and the preview doesn't tell me anything about how the game plays. Why would I want to buy this game rather than just hacking together my own doggy game using Fudge or PDQ? (The preview of Never Going Home actually does contain a brief summary of how the +One System works; why couldn't you include...See more
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Michael D February 23, 2023 6:40 pm UTC
Ditto. Show us some of the mechanics. Differentiate your game from any others that are out there. Give me a reason to want to purchase this over 9th Level’s “Very Good Dogs of Chernobyl” or Onyx Path Publishing’s “Pugmire”.

For a family-friendly game, is it a storytelling game like Evil Hat’s “Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple”? Or is it more in line with a retro clone like Flatland’s “Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures”?

A preview should answer some important basic questions about the game; this answers none of them.
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Troy W February 23, 2023 11:05 pm UTC
And heres a PSA for lazy gamers: Actually try looking things up for yourself.
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Adam D April 04, 2023 3:17 pm UTC
I have no "dog" in this fight, but there's a preview right here on the site where you are supposed to give your money, and it contains almost no info. You should not have to run to web search. This is true of a lot of unknown games here, some of which have almost no info anywhere else, either.
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