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Hero Quest podcast episode

Postby leo » Sunday February 7th, 2021 10:30am

I host a podcast called the Covert Nerd Podcast. I'm a Hero Quest fan and would like to make an episode about stories of fellow Hero Quest fans and the love they have for the game. If you're interested and comfortable being on the show please contact me and we can schedule a time to record via Streamyard. My email is cn@covertnerd.net. Some discussion questions would be the following (though not exclusive):
1. When did you first see Hero Quest?
2. When did you first play Hero Quest?
3. What are a few fun house rules you have added?
4. Favorite character(s) from Hero Quest?
5. What do you like best about Hero Quest?
6. Other games you have played because of Hero Quest?
7. What are some homebrew creations you have made for Hero Quest?
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Re: Hero Quest podcast episode

Postby Kurgan » Friday March 26th, 2021 11:18am

Do you need more stories for the episode?
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Re: Hero Quest podcast episode

Postby iKarith » Friday March 26th, 2021 4:53pm

Live Choose Your Own Adventures? I'm down for that! Thankfully Kurgan spotted this thread that nobody replied to (but hopefully several folks emailed about.)
"So I guess when renaissance fairs open again, people are gonna go to them and be like, 'I say, I hath not seen thee since the plague!'"
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Re: Hero Quest podcast episode

Postby Kurgan » Wednesday April 14th, 2021 8:00pm

Listening now, leo. I wonder if Dan (the featured speaker) is on the forums... I think he came from the facebook group (some of us here aren't a part of that).

But IF he's reading this, I hope his adventures in the EQP/BQP don't totally turn him off the hobby. Most of us are using house rules/mods to make it a less frustrating experience.

Joe Manganiello's stretch goal was not reached, I wonder how he took the news (the way some talk that was a good thing, I have no opinion on it other than that I wasn't surprised it wasn't reached, it was announced so late for the $4 mill stretch goal)?

I'm glad to hear that this guy's experience wasn't the same as everyone's. He never painted his miniatures, he owned the EQP & BQP but never really played them. But I'm shocked he never designed any of his own quests! I guess if you had all the expansions maybe you didn't feel the need, but he admits he hasn't played them (but is planning to with his adult gaming group).

He also shattered the nerd stereotype, because while he talked about being heavily involved in Gencon, MTG and Warhammer, he admitted to never having played D&D (only one of the computer games and Dragon Strike).

Many people have this idea that if you play Hero Quest that's your "gateway drug" into a world of collecting comic books, anime, becoming a graphic designer or painter, doing gaming conventions, customizable cards games, D&D (role playing in general), wargamming, and cosplaying or LARPing, etc, (and in the meantime forgetting about the original game). Instead, in real life, one doesn't necessarily lead to the other, but that doesn't make you any less of a fan. It's like how not every Star Trek fan from the 1960's is still a fan of the new stuff, or every kid who collected comic books still reads the new ones, not every kid who was into sci fi (most in fact) didn't join the space program and every GI Joe kid didn't join the military. There is no "typical nerd" though there are certainly some who fulfill that stereotype. When I walk into a modern game shop, I have to look for the thing I'm into, not everything there is what I'm interested in (thankfully for my wallet!).

I'm curious what Dan meant by the "you can have two crossbows and two longswords." Was he using some kind of dual-wielding house rule there where you get an attack for every weapon you're carrying? Because otherwise there would be no benefit to having two of any weapon (other than the dagger), except keeping a spare handy if one gets "rusted" (crossbow can't be rusted in the NA version). You can only attack once per turn, unless you have Heroic Brew. But if he allows two attacks every turn, that would certainly make EQP/BQP much easier!

I hope this isn't your last episode on the subject, I doubt you'll pass up the chance to have one when this fall's remake comes out, and hopefully it isn't a disappointment, but even if it is you'll have plenty to talk about. Thanks for sharing.
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