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HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby Kurgan » Saturday August 7th, 2021 11:49am

I don't have a lot of interest in the rare, apparently hastily released "HeroQuest Card Game" (released in February I believe? obviously inspired by the new Hasbro Remake) but I had a thought.

Would this obscure game be "Better" if it were "remade" using classic HQ elements? I'm thinking replace the graphics with the graphics from the original game, use fonts more similar to the old game, use the original dice, heroscribe symbols, etc.

The brief discussion we had for this barely advertised game on amazon was that it used cheap materials (big plastic cubes with stickers for the dice, cards where the ink came off on your hands...). Surely the community could do better! I don't know the game's rules.

Would anyone who has the Card game be up to this task? Could be a neat little project if anyone wanted, to tide us over. I know a few people who might be interested in playing such a thing. I couldn't find the old thread talking about it...
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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby StratosVX » Saturday August 7th, 2021 3:55pm

I would like to see something like this happen, but I do not have the game nor do I have much in the way of time for the foreseeable future. However, I do know the Inn has some very talented folks who could come up with some high quality art to make something better than what was released.


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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby Daedalus » Saturday August 7th, 2021 6:24pm

Kurgan wrote:. . . Would anyone who has the Card game be up to this task? Could be a neat little project if anyone wanted, to tide us over. I know a few people who might be interested in playing such a thing. I couldn't find the old thread talking about it...

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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby Kurgan » Saturday August 7th, 2021 11:05pm

Daedalus wrote:
Kurgan wrote:. . . Would anyone who has the Card game be up to this task? Could be a neat little project if anyone wanted, to tide us over. I know a few people who might be interested in playing such a thing. I couldn't find the old thread talking about it...

Look here.


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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby lestodante » Sunday August 8th, 2021 9:13am

Kurgan wrote:Would this obscure game be "Better" if it were "remade" using classic HQ elements?


Sure, it really needs an upgrade!!
First of all using a hero of another really doesn't make any diference in the game unless you're lucky (or unlucky) to draw all cards with the threats symbol that better fit your hero. But there is absolutely no strategy do use if you use an hero or another. Maybe he only difference is about healing yourself by the wizard.

I would instead make the characters more different, the search tokens more useful (could help finding items, potions..) and more weapons to increase your chance to survive. Spell scrolls can also be featured as an add-on. For sure the Wizard and the Elf should have their elemental spells and a chaos spell card should be targeting at a random hero (roll a die) or with special instructions (attack the hero with more/less BP, or the hero on your left and so on) so player can not apply a strategy on the evil wizard cards.
Also secret doors card should be added, for example when you pick up one of them you may chose to go through it or no and in the first case you must roll a die and follow results shown on the card (1-3 add 5 cards to the deck or 4-6 remove 3 cards from the main deck or similar things).

There is a lot to do on this to create a brand new game in my opinion. But at this point I think it wiould be better to create a new one, with no copyrights.


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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby Dstinct » Tuesday August 31st, 2021 2:31am

I'd be interested in this. I was already in the process of gathering assets and building templates to do a P&P of the current edition since I don't think it's ever going to have an actual proper release. I got a look at a buddy's copy, but he had to leave back home before I had a chance to scan it in. I was also looking at changing the cards to standard poker, as well as the players and door. That way it all fits in a standard deck box. I can do the graphic design end if others are willing to help out with gathering art assets.

It would also be nice to redo the instruction sheet. On this forum and BGG there are a posts clearly showing it could have been clearer, so why not take the time to do it right?
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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby Daedalus » Wednesday September 1st, 2021 2:00pm

I think Kurgan intended that the card game be redone with 1989 components, not new art from a game currently sold on the market by Hasbro. Reproducing the game with the same new art might be seen as a copywrite infringement of a current product.
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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby Kurgan » Wednesday September 1st, 2021 9:07pm

Exactly right Daedalus. Obviously this would just be a "for fun" project, re-creating it using the vintage components and old art style. I have no interest in doing it, but just throwing the idea out there for others if they are so inclined. :2cents:


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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby HispaZargon » Thursday September 2nd, 2021 8:15am

Hi. Although I don't like too much some of the details about the new 'official' card game previously mentioned on this thread, I am quite interested in having the card game in old style artwork (with current new artwork is already available in shops). In the other hand, not too much interested at first moment in having a customized HQ card game with different rules than the official one so I would be interested if both versions were converted or just the official one. I could try to colaborate on this edition but once I had time for that since I would like to finish first the other projects I am already working in. Additionally I don't own by now any copy of the card game, maybe purchasing one could be a good first step. Anyway, here I am for any future colaboration.
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Re: HeroQuest Card Game - Classic Edition mod?

Postby Kurgan » Thursday September 2nd, 2021 10:30am

A few people (not me) own the card game and have provided information at the link above. Perhaps more info can be found as well, such as the text on the cards and so forth to start with.


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