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A Revision of Slev's Advanced HeroQuest Reforged

Posted by RECIVS on February 12, 2016 at 12:10 AM

AHQ Reforged: Revised & Revamped–as the title suggests–is a set of variant rules for Slev’s Advanced HeroQuest Reforged.


A variant of a variant, implemented as a mod. If I had to describe it in a few words, I would say it is essentially a cross between AHQ Reforged and AHQ Second Edition, with a heavy dose of our own house rules.


The project offers a revised version of Reforged (reimplementing the original AHQ mechanics and fixing the bottleneck issue) coupled with a new character-development system inspired by AHQ Second Edition and Descent, all combined with our modifications and adaptations from the other AHQ variants.


At the core level it retains most of the original game mechanics, so it plays more like Advanced HeroQuest than Reforged does. However, the recent implementations (working cohesively with Slev’s system) provide new options that spice up the experience considerably.


It is designed to be a tactical dungeon crawler, light and uncomplicated but varied and engaging at the same time. It is focused on exploring dungeons, fighting monsters, finding treasures, and developing your character(s) in a challenging environment.


The game requires very few components and short set-up times, so the administration is relatively simple and agile even when controlling the whole party of adventurers. Also, we have not yet found another tabletop dungeon crawler that delivers the same sense of tension and unpredictability while playing solo. If we add all the customization options and (of course) the nostalgia factor, we then have features rarely found together in a dungeon crawler these days.


This is a non-profit effort based on shared work. Our goal is to evolve Advanced HeroQuest to the level it deserves as an exceptional and unique dungeon-crawl system ahead of its time. It is a work in progress, so the purpose of the attached document is to share what we have so far (as an open test version) in order to receive comments that may be useful for its improvement. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

  

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Categories: Advanced HeroQuest

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