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HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby slev » Thursday August 28th, 2014 7:40am

I thought I'd make a little thread here for this, since I'm in the process of putting all the files abck on my site as/when they are re-created.

For those who don't know, this is a ground-up recreation of the original materials from the various editions, blended together with the rough edges smoothed off and other metaphors all mixed up too.

Link for my site is in the sig.

And if people are willing to take a gander and provide any feedback they may have, I'd be grateful.


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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby StratosVX » Friday August 29th, 2014 12:49am

I remember your site. I had come across it quite a while ago but it looked like it was something still in the works so I didn't read anything in depth. I bookmarked your page and checked back a few times over the years, but it never seemed to change so I figured it had been abandoned like so many other HQ sites. I'm definitely interested in seeing what you have as you get everything back online. Now that I know the page is being worked on, I'll keep tabs on it. Welcome to the Inn!


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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby slev » Friday August 29th, 2014 1:42am

StratosVX wrote:I remember your site. I had come across it quite a while ago but it looked like it was something still in the works so I didn't read anything in depth. I bookmarked your page and checked back a few times over the years, but it never seemed to change so I figured it had been abandoned like so many other HQ sites. I'm definitely interested in seeing what you have as you get everything back online. Now that I know the page is being worked on, I'll keep tabs on it. Welcome to the Inn!


Oh it has, all news being in the "blog" section. Perhaps I should re-name it?

in the mean time, a quick preview if the Hero Spell Cards. There are some layout problems I need to fix, these are not quite right:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6hub16cdbwisg ... 0.zip?dl=0


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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby Count Mohawk » Friday August 29th, 2014 8:30pm

"Control Fiend" has the same rules text as "Clairvoyance", if you hadn't noticed yet.

Also, welcome to Ye Olde Inn, Slev! I'm surprised you hadn't made it over here already! I thought you had an account and just lurked for years or something. I assume Old Scratch's frequent outages have something to do with your translocation?


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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby slev » Saturday August 30th, 2014 5:41am

Count Mohawk wrote:"Control Fiend" has the same rules text as "Clairvoyance", if you hadn't noticed yet.

Also, welcome to Ye Olde Inn, Slev! I'm surprised you hadn't made it over here already! I thought you had an account and just lurked for years or something. I assume Old Scratch's frequent outages have something to do with your translocation?


That and the general paucity of activity. I'll still be posting there!

I'll fix-up Control Fiend while I'm re-jigging the cards. Thx!


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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby Daedalus » Monday September 1st, 2014 1:05pm

It's great you're using Dropbox. Unfortunately, the rules seem to be removed or deleted. I'm guessing they are pretty much the same as those from the 4-shared account.
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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby slev » Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 2:40am

Daedalus wrote:It's great you're using Dropbox. Unfortunately, the rules seem to be removed or deleted. I'm guessing they are pretty much the same as those from the 4-shared account.

Errr, yes and no.
Try this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9g4a2soztmirw ... 0.pdf?dl=0


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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby Daedalus » Wednesday September 10th, 2014 2:38pm

Thanks, Slev. A quick note, p.7, paragraph 3 has Evil Wizard player. I like how you capitalized the name as a keyword.
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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby slev » Wednesday September 10th, 2014 4:15pm

Daedalus wrote:Thanks, Slev. A quick note, p.7, paragraph 3 has Evil Wizard player. I like how you capitalized the name as a keyword.


Thx. I have been pondering about changing it to Evil Sorcerer, to prevent confusion with the Hero Wizard...

Hopefully you're liking the new presentation format?


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Re: HeroQuest Revised Edition

Postby Daedalus » Tuesday September 16th, 2014 6:48pm

There is a lot of cool, but I also fear change. I love the parchment background, the title page, and the fluff font. I'm not a fan of the wide margins and scrolling needed to read the rules, as I'm used to double columns from the Instruction Booklet. I did like the familiar margin justification.

Will you work up a printer-ink friendly version of this? I guess it would require a white background.

Using icons was a big change to the look. When they were combined with the accompanying word, this made me think this would clarify cards or components and made sense. (Maybe my assumption is off.) Their use in sentences was a distraction for me as I mentally needed to translate the image, however. I'd say tone down the colors for the poison and cold icons a bit to make them easier to recognize. Also, the BP heart icon, and even the MP diamond icon might be improved with a bit of enlargement. The dice are perfectly sized and colored--I like them. I also like the defense, melee, and range icons. I'm not sold on the hand icon, but the boot may be okay.

I think keeping some optional rules at the back is a good call. I wouldn't mind seeing the introductory Quest upgraded with a bit more challenge.
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