Sunday, 16 November 2014

Hero Kids space heroes


This expansion for Hero Kids includes ten space heroes for use with space adventures (although these heroes are 100% compatible with all other Hero Kids adventures):

Brute - The pandian's strength and size makes him formidable in melee combat
Force-Binder - This alien Nadi can push enemies with his powerful magic
Merc - The merc's armor protects her from all but the most powerful attacks
Nadic Healer - This Nadic binds the weave to heal her allies
Scoundrel (Female) - Trained in gunnery, the scoundel is a cunning combatant
Scoundrel (Male) - And expert pilot, this scoundrel is as slippery as they come
Sharpshooter - This alien's ultra-spectral visor enhances his aim
Trooper - The trooper's armor protects him while he lines up his enemies
Warrior (Female) - The alien warrior's ion sword and quick feet get her in and out of trouble
Warrior (Male) - Years of training has honed the warrior's skill with his blade

Space Adventures Released!

The Hero Kids space adventures and heroes are now available on DriveThruRPG!  This brave new world of space adventure for Hero Kids includes:

•   Hero Kids - Space Expansion - Hero Cards - Set 1
•   Hero Kids - Space Adventure - Trouble At Threshold Station
•   Hero Kids - Space Adventure - Tyranny's Shadow
•   Hero Kids - Space Adventure - Secret of the Crystal Cave


Hero Cards

This expansion for Hero Kids includes ten space heroes for use with space adventures (although these heroes are 100% compatible with all other Hero Kids adventures):
•   Brute - The pandian's strength and size makes him formidable in melee combat
•   Force-Binder - This alien Nadi can push enemies with his powerful magic
•   Merc - The merc's armor protects her from all but the most powerful attacks
•   Nadic Healer - This Nadic binds the weave to heal her allies
•   Scoundrel (Female) - Trained in gunnery, the scoundel is a cunning combatant
•   Scoundrel (Male) - And expert pilot, this scoundrel is as slippery as they come
•   Sharpshooter - This alien's ultra-spectral visor enhances his aim
•   Trooper - The trooper's armor protects him while he lines up his enemies
•   Warrior (Female) - The alien warrior's ion sword and quick feet get her in and out of trouble
•   Warrior (Male) - Years of training has honed the warrior's skill with his blade

Trouble At Threshold Station

The Trouble At Threshold Station adventure finds the kids travelling Threshold Station, avoiding a deadly meteor shower, then attempting to sell spare parts to a merchant. However, once the trade is complete the kids are ambushed by raiders and must fight to escape.
•   Adventure with four encounters and three new maps
•   Includes four monsters: Raider leader, sawblade raider, gauss-gun raider, and stunner raider

Tyranny's Shadow

The Tyranny's Shadow adventure sees the kids investigating a mysterious cargo ship that has landed at the space port at Kali Outpost. The heroes discover that the ship is full of droids in preparation for an attack by the tyrannical Droid Authority. The heroes have a number of options to tackle the threat, including using droid control scarab equipment to take control of the enemy droids.
•   Adventure with six encounters and seven new maps
•   Includes four monsters: Recon droid, combat droid, battle droid, and dark binder
•   Includes equipment: Droid control scarab

Secret of the Crystal Cave

The Secret of the Crystal Cave adventure takes place in a branching cave system that presents challenges, both fierce creatures and dangerous terrain, before the heroes can claim a weave shard of their own.
•   Adventure with six-eight encounters and eight new maps
•   Includes three monsters: Spine rat, viperwing, water beast
•   Includes six new equipment: Shimmering shard, focus shard, fractured shard, faceted shard, shattering shard, needle shard

Here are those links again:

•   Hero Kids - Space Expansion - Hero Cards - Set 1
•   Hero Kids - Space Adventure - Trouble At Threshold Station
•   Hero Kids - Space Adventure - Tyranny's Shadow
•   Hero Kids - Space Adventure - Secret of the Crystal Cave



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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Flat Plastic Heroes!

In addition to the upcoming space heroes (and adventures), I'm also teaming up with the guys at Arknight for their Flat Plastic Miniatures Kickstarter campaign!

We've just announced a set of 62 flat plastic Hero Kids minis, which includes 40 heroes (the three existing sets of heroes, plus the upcoming Space Heroes), 10 pets, and a selection of monsters, all for $25 as an add-on for any of their other pledges.

Flat Plastic Miniatures - Triple Update (Hero Kids)


Their minis looks amazing, here's a peek at some of their core set:


If the heroes pack goes well on Kickstarter, then we'll unleash monster packs too.



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Thursday, 25 September 2014

¡Hero Cards now in Spanish!

¡The Hero Kids hero cards are now available in Spanish on DriveThruRPG!


Grab them here: Hero Kids - Supplement - Hero Cards - Spanish

Special thanks to Imanol Bautista for the translations.



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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sneak peek at Space Heroes!

Work continues on the next big leap for Hero Kids, into a galaxy far, far away...  Here's a sneak peek at the heroes:




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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Riotous GM's Hero Kids review

The titular Riotous GM from Riotous GM posted a long piece on running Hero Kids for his 8 and 15 year-old kids:

Riotous GM: Kids – Heroes, etc

Quotes:

"I decided that Hero Kids was worth picking up, at the ridiculously cheap price for the complete bundle even if I didn't like or run it I wouldn't have lost much."

"What I found quickly was how much of a joy the published adventures were to run. The layouts are very simple and each encounter simply lays out what changes are necessary depending on the number of players, anything from one to six is a doddle."

"While my fifteen year old (who plays in my regular Pathfinder campaign) unsurprisingly wasn't a huge fan the eight year old loved it."

"While we were on holiday my eight year-old not only reread the rules but also (at my prompting) Basement O Rats so that he could GM it while I played. While he still needed some guidance on the mechanics he improvised an attack by a giant lobster (which he reskinned from the character sheet and mini from a giant scorpion) at an appropriate point and messed around with the ending so that I got a bit of a surprise."

"We've loved boardgames and been playing lots but
Hero Kids has really made me rethink my approach and I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes."



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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Work, work, work...

Ages ago Ted Arlauskas did a Star Wars hack of Hero Kids, which inspired me to start work on a sci-fi expansion for the game.  I'm not finished yet, but here's a quick look at the work that's gotten us from the original Hero Kids hero cards to sci-fi versions of the cards.







I'm sure you can all work out the various changes yourselves, but from here I need to create all ten of the sci-fi heroes, a bunch of monsters, and an adventure!  Easy!  :-)

The new sci-fi heroes (and monsters) are by Eric Quigley, as usual, and the custom border is by David Graffam.



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