Tuesday 30 October 2012

Hero Kids Out Now!

Hero Kids, three normal adventures and one premium adventure are out NOW at DriveThruRPG!

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Monday 29 October 2012

Hero Kids Adventures

The Hero Kids fantasy role-playing game for kids comes bundled with an introductory adventure and more adventures are also available separately.

Basement O Rats

This introductory adventure comes bundled with the Hero Kids fantasy RPG   In Basement O Rats, the kids must rescue one of their friends from the unusually large rats that have overrun the basement of the town's tavern.
•  Introductory adventure with 5 encounters and maps
•  Includes the unique king rat monster

Escape from the Ghost Pirates

The Escape from the Ghost Pirate adventure sees the adults and kids of Rivenshore captured by pirates and thrown into the hold of their ship.   Can the kids escape from the hold and rescue everyone from the pirates, and will they discover the pirates' terrible secret?
•  Adventure with 4 encounters and maps
•  Includes the unique pirate captain monsters

Mines of Martek

When two brave miners (not minors) disappear after reopening the Mines or Martek, the kids are the only ones who are small enough to squeeze through the rock-fall that has blocked the entrance.   Can the kids rescue the miners and find out what caused the mines to be abandoned in the first place?
•  Adventure with 7 encounters and maps
•  Includes several new monsters, including the spider and spider queen

Tomb of the Lost King

On the night of the dead moon, the kids are woken by the ghost of their clan's lost king, Rothgar.   Can the kids overcome Rothgar's challenges and earn a valuable piece of equipment?
•  Adventure with 6 encounters and maps
•  Includes several new monsters, including several new skeletons and the scary ghost

Maze of the Minotaur (Premium Adventure)

This premium adventure takes the kids deep into the lair of the fabled minotaur.   Can the kids find a piece of the beast's treasure and escape, or will they fall foul to the minotaur or one of the other monsters and traps as they explore his maze?
•  Premium adventure with 8-12 encounters
•  Includes the unique minotaur monster
•  Comes with 35 modular map tiles to create the minotaur's maze!

The Brecken Vale

The setting for Hero Kids is The Brecken Vale.   All Hero Kids adventures take place in the Brecken Vale; some in the kids' home town Rivenshore, some on the towering Druinhowe Mountains, and others in the dark and mysterious Darkenwold woods.

You live in a small village, Rivenshore, which is nestled in a tight valley beneath a range of towering mountains.
Rivenshore would be a beautiful place to live, if it weren’t beset by an endless series of calamities.
The village is on the eastern shore of the Camarva River.   The river runs fast and crooked from the mountains, down through the valley, The Brecken Vale, and out into a small bay.   To the east of the village are the dark and wild Darkenwold Woods, which have claimed many foolish travelers.
The Brecken Vale is bounded by the Druinhowe Mountains, their snow-covered peaks cloaked in cloud.
The vale should be a haven for its civilized inhabitants, but instead it keeps them in close proximity to no end of threats that offer boundless opportunities for adventure.

Hero Kids: The Game

Hero Kids is a D&D-style fantasy RPG for kids aged from 4 to 10.   This game offers a fast and fun introduction to RPGs, perfect for younger kids who are just getting interested in role-playing games.   The game is for sale as a downloadable print and play PDF from DriveThruRPG.

•  Develop your kids' imagination and skills
•  Simple mechanics using only six-sided dice
•  Beautiful presentation, with fully illustrated heroes, monsters, and maps
•  10 heroes, including boys and girls
•  Challenge kids with combat and exploration
•  Playtime from 30-60 minutes
•  Includes a full adventure, Basement O Rats, with more adventures available

Hero Kids has a simple combat and adventuring system which avoids the complex maths of full-blown systems.   Hero Kids' opposed dice pool system also keeps the players involved in the game even when it's not their turn.

The combat and adventuring mechanics in Hero Kids are based on six-sided dice, so you don't need to find any unusual dice to play!

The core game comes in a 39-page PDF and includes all of the rules and play instructions, as well as 10 heroes for the kids to play, plus a set of 8 basic monsters (and all of the separate adventures come with additional monsters).   The game includes male and female heroes, including Warriors, Hunters, and Warlocks as well as unique heroes like the Rogue, Brute, Healer, and Knight.   All of the heroes and monsters also come with printable stand-up minis to use in combat encounters.

Additionally, the basic game includes the 19-page introductory adventure 'Basement O Rats', which comes with an extra monster and five illustrated printable encounter maps.   Can the kids rescue their friend Roger from the unusually large rats that have overrun the tavern basement?

Hero Kids has undergone and extensive development and playtesting to ensure the game is as simple, addictive, and engaging as possible.   But don't believe me, listen to the actual players:

"The game was great, we were off and playing within a few minutes of reading the rules!"

Hero Kids Play Gallery

Hero Kids is done*, so here's a gallery of photos from some of the play sessions.

*Hero Kids will appear at DriveThru RPG any day now, so watch out!