Friday, 25 July 2014

Need words for the next expansion...

Alright folks, I need a few sci-fi-ish words for the next Hero Kids expansions:

•  A mystical power source, and a wizardly type who channels it
•  A high tech sword, and a person who uses such a sword


What do you guys think?

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Hero Kids review from Engaged Family Gaming...

Dustin Crewell from Engaged Family Gaming has just posted a review of Hero Kids:

Tabletop RPG Review: Hero Kids

Quotes:

"Like any good roleplaying game (RPG), there are plenty of supplements available: extra adventures, new characters, the ever-important loot, and even pets. Or, for those feeling adventurous themselves, you can create your own material, using the information that comes with the basic rulebook as a guide. This will likely come in handy later, as some kids may chew through the available pre-made missions faster than new ones come out."

"The most critical skill, though, is imagination and problem solving. Beginners can be guided and prompted, but there’s a good chance that parents will find themselves surprised by how fast kids pick up on this form of make-believe. As gameplay progresses, concepts like tactics and teamwork can be stressed, helping the young heroes face ever more difficult challenges."

"As with many independently published RPGs, Hero Kids does have some grammatical and spelling issues that you might need to watch out for."

Hmmm. I wish people would actually tell me what these errors are, 'cos I'd fix them! :-)

"For gamer parents wanting to introduce their kids to tabletop RPGs, at $6-$15 ($6 gets you a PDF rulebook, while $15 gets you a PDF rulebook, coloring pages, extra features & 9 pre-made adventures), Hero Kids is a fantastic stepping stone to future gaming."

"For non-gamers looking for a good outlet for their kids’ imagination, this system requires very little additional investment (just a couple of standard dice), and will give your kids hours of creative entertainment!"




Check out Hero Kids and its adventures at DriveThruRPG:

Hero Forge Games at DriveThruRPG

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Hero Cards III - Heroes from out of town!

Hero Cards III - Heroes from out of town is now out on DriveThruRPG.


This expansion adds ten new heroes for your Hero Kids game:

•   Arbalest - The dwarf arbalest's powerful crossbow can shoot right through enemies
•   Blade Dancer - The scything blades of this dragon-kin can attack two enemies
•   Blade Dancer - With two blades, this drow blade dancer is a fearsome attacker
•   Brute (Male) - This unstoppable dragon-kin trades off armor for a heavy blade
•   Druid - This eld druid's magic allows her to entangle foes and protect herself from attack
•   Knight (Male) - This dwarf knight is dangerous with his shield and even more dangerous without it
•   Mancer - The halfling mancer's magic can topple enemies like leaves blown by the wind
•   Rogue (Female) - The halfling rogue's tiny frame deceives her enemies, to their surprise
•   Stonemaster - Dwarves are masters of stone, and this one uses magic to shape the world
•   Woodswalker - Raised in the forests, this elf is the master of the longbow

Get them here:
Hero Kids - Expansion - Hero Cards III



Check out Hero Kids and its adventures at DriveThruRPG:

Hero Forge Games at DriveThruRPG

Friday, 11 April 2014

Two more Hero Kids reviews...

Here are a couple of quick reviews of Hero Kids:

My Hero Kids And Their First RPG Session
"I recently introduced my board game loving boys, Josh (11 years old) and Evan (9 years old), to role-playing games. It was a fantastic experience..."

Board Games With Geeklings: Hero Kids
"I’m going to abandon my usual 1 to 5 scale for this game and say that if you enjoy RPGs and you have kids and an extra $10, this game is worth having."



Check out Hero Kids and its adventures at DriveThruRPG:

Hero Forge Games at DriveThruRPG

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Hero cards option anxiety...

I'm just finishing up the next expansion to Hero Kids, Hero Cards III, and I took a few way too many moments to throw together this rendering of all forty-two of the heroes (and pets):


Can you name them all?



Check out Hero Kids and its adventures at DriveThruRPG:

Hero Forge Games at DriveThruRPG

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Hero Kids errata...


I've just updated all of the Hero Kids PDF files on DriveThruRPG to address all of the known errors and updates.  This also includes a small update to the Rogue to simplify her attacks and dice pools.  The rest of the changes are listed below.

Old Rogue:

New Rogue:

Hero Kids - Fantasy RPG:
•  Updated text, heroes, and monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Removed reference to 'advanced play' in the Glossary.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.
•  Changed Rogue character to simplify attacks.

Hero Cards II:
•  Fixed Storm Mage's standard attack to be a 'Magic Attack', not a 'Ranged Attack'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Equipment Cards:
•  Fixed spelling of 'Siege Longbow'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Pet Cards:
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Basement O Rats:
•  Fixed missing 'of' on page 3 of adventure.
•  Updated monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Curse of the Shadow Walkers:
•  Updated monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Escape from the Ghost Pirates:
•  Updated monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Glade of the Unicorn:
•  Updated monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Maze of the Minotaur:
•  Updated monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Mines of Martek:
•  Updated monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

The Lost Village:
•  Updated monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Adjusted the orientation of the Brecken Vale map.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Tomb of the Lost King:
•  Removed parchment background from some pages in printer friendly version.
•  Updated monsters to change singular 'dice' to 'die'.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.

Yuletide Journey:
•  Adjusted the orientation of the Brecken Vale map.
•  Updated metadata to list full document details.