This is often not so with HackMaster; in fact, complete gaming newbs sometimes command a distinct learning-curve advantage over their seasoned RPG. HackMaster Basic is an introduction to the HackMaster roleplaying game. price point (FREE) for a complete RPG with detailed Player and GameMaster. I’ve been playing the latest edition of HackMaster (“5th Edition”, “Advanced HackMaster”, whatever you want to call it) off and on for about a.

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I think that’s a perfectly valid point of view, even if my own sympathies lie elsewhere. What’s the attraction of this game? The humour grates on me. Its very much written with an old school mentality hacjmaster with some newer rule mechanics for example all the stats have real value, even to a tank fighter and Ive always been a huge fan of the honor rules Kenzer has developed. Suddenly starting with 30 hp hacomaster so much From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The rules seem daunting at first, but once you have rppg few games under your belt they start becoming second nature and feel far more fluid than most other d20 games I’ve played. This is because while HackMaster plays like prg old-school game, its fluid mechanics more closely models real-life than any previous edition old or new school.

But lots of folks have very awesome campaigns. Hamlet February 19, at 7: The characters in the comic began playing fictional HackMaster 3rd Editionwhich was updated and published in as a numerously revised 4th edition.


But then again, I’m finding that is a standard of online game reviewers It has all the rules for charactersa decent equipment section, good list of spells and a really good section on monsters.

We all come to the table with our own likes and dislikes as far as game style and play. Click the link above to automagically teleport to a page with our bundled offerings. Even stuff I thought I was going to like – honor – didn’t do it for me.


What is HackMaster Basic?

This is often not so with HackMaster; in fact, complete gaming newbs sometimes command a distinct learning-curve advantage over their seasoned RPG counterparts.

Here again, I think the term “basic” is tripping a lot of people up and rightly so. Lots of people will — and have, if my comments are at all representative — defend the dice chapter as an important part of the game, denying that it’s a joke at all but rather a celebration of their quirky, irreverent style of play. Just a point of order aside: Gone are the days of waiting around for your hackmxster of battling static opponents or of being anything but totally in charge of your own destiny.

Rather than leaving the pages blank, they inserted the dice chapter. Comments deemed abusive may be hackmasrer by moderators. Little Keep on the Borderlands C1: The continent is mapped based on forty-eight “sectors”, each one thousand miles across.

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Unfortunately, so much of that humor carried over into their “legitimate” edition that it still turns off a lot of gamers who expect more — I dunno, seriousness, I guess? But Tpg agree with James – there are lots of people for whom this will strike a sweet spot.

Views Read Edit View history. Free HackMaster downloads can be found on their own page click here. There’s a learning curve, but in my opinion it’s a learning curve that’s well worth the end result.

Pookie February 18, at 2: In the 5th edition of the game, the setting has been switched to Backmaster ” Kingdoms of Kalamar ” KoK setting.

I do recommend to you, though, the Kingdoms of Kalamar setting, if only as a very excellent campaign world that learned a great deal from Greyhawk and is, if Hackmaste allowed to gush just a little, a spiritual successor to the style of Gygax’s Greyhawk with a little of Forgotten Realm’s style thrown in.

For example, a longsword does 2d8 plus str modifier. Hacklopedia of Beasts This is it, the definitive work by the esteemed sage Greytar. This is a game after all and by definition a game must present a risk of failure. It just looks too much like a fetishistic exercise in book keeping that keeps turning me off. It has been hinted the name of the game was originally changed for copyright reasons.


The title is a nod to the Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set, although HackMaster Basic was re-written so as to not contain any copyrighted material from Wizard of the Coast.

I feel bad that you bought them and haven’t been able to use them yet: If you can stomach past the writing style, I’d definitely suggest giving the game a whirl or, barring wanting to tackle the learning curve for a game you ultimately aren’t sure you’d enjoy, try giving their HackMaster Basic a go, just to try hackkaster the combat system if nothing else.

I’d love to start a small campaign with a few buddies one of these days. Tenkar February 18, at 3: Things like Formal Training, Magic Items, etc. Rick February 18, at 3: All in all, Basic is a well put together book that’s easy to read and, thanks hackmater an index, easy to navigate.

Those who reject it never fall below hackmastee baseline. As a result of some legal goofiness, its creators were able to mine 1e and 2e rules for the basis of a real version of the game but hackmatser terms of their agreement with WotC required that the resulting game called HackMaster 4th Edition be over the top and silly, even though it could be played straight not that I ever knew anyone who did.

In 4th edition, the official setting of Hackmaster was Garweeze Wurld, a giant continent on the planet Aldrazar based on the notes of Jolly Blackburn. Plus those books are freaking expensive!

Clerics are no longer a single class, but are specific to the various deities within the pantheon.