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Heroes Of Hellas
by David D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 02/09/2018 12:23:58

Sword and Sorcery adventures in Ancient Greece. The golden age of Atlantis is over, the petty Olympans have overthrown the benign Titans and now humanity suffers a dark age of war and monsters. One of the most complete and evocative RPGs I've seen in any genre.

Options for playing characters from a dozen greek city states as well as barbarians, centaurs, satyrs, and minotaurs.

An extensive gazeteer of the greek world as if the myths had all been real.

An intriguing mechanic for making sacrifices to the gods and enduring labours on their behalf. Makes 'narrative mechanics' part of the setting via the 'Favour of the Gods'

Rules for mass combat, battles, sea voyages, and sea battles.

An extensive bestiary of dozens of ancient greek monsters.

3 short introductory adventures.

Excellent black and white art throughout. The PDF is bookmarked.

Requires the Barbarians of Lemuria: Legendary Edition rulebook to play

[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Heroes Of Hellas
by Anthony H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/11/2013 17:41:13

I purchased HoH earlier today and have read over it and, in conjunction with my BoL rulebook have created several Heroes.

To put it simply. . . I like it a lot. If you are looking to run a game in the Age of Heroes, or if you want to run a Hercules and Xena style game, this would be just the book you need. If you are looking for additional information for your standard Barbarians of Lemuria or Legends of Steel game, you will find useful additions within these pages.

Are there typos, sure, a few, but they really aren't that big of a deal. The biggest companies out there have typos in the products they produce.

The art is pleasing to my eye, I love the cover, download the high resolution map that the author has provided for free if you need to print out a large copy of the map.

The only thing I would suggest to the author for his next endeavor is to consider making a layered PDF where the purchaser can disable things like the background watermark artwork, and make it a separate layer from the page numbers if you do.

If you are a BoL fan, buy this product.

[5 of 5 Stars!]
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The supplement has been revised to clean up all the grammer and typos.
Heroes Of Hellas
by JERRY M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/06/2013 22:21:45

I eagerly awaited this book and I was not disappointed.

This is not a game for laying historically, 100% accurate Greek adventures. It is for playing the Greek Adventures of Myth, Hollywood, and Harryhausen. Clash of the Titans meets Troy meets 300 meets Jason and the Argonauts.

The simple yet flexible and very role-playable Barbarians of Lemuria game engine provides the perfect set of rules for adventuring in Hellas and the publisher exploits that to the full extent.

You get several new careers as well as some excellent takes on old options. Add to that a very nice and detailed set of origin countries, some new twists on boons and flaws, and you get an easy-to-understand character generation system that lets you quickly make up complex Hellenic Heroes in only a few minutes.

The author adds some new abilities, like Kreos and Fate, to help round out the characters as they adventure, and some new abilities, incluing Greek Bardic Magic, allow for some nice additions to the BoL line as well as being fun on their own.

Mass combat, followers, and sea travel (and battle) are expanded on in the 106 page rulebook, along with pages and pages of monsters and creatures from greek and Hollywood mythology.

I'd say this is a must for any fan of BoL or Greek Adventure roleplaying or Harryhausen film adventures...

[5 of 5 Stars!]
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