This slim, attractive book may be the perfect gateway drug into focused, new-style RPGs for fans of old-school fantasy. —OgreCave.com
Hero’s Banner is also now available in PDF format through the indie rpgs un-store for a mere $10!
Grim fantasy meets the angst of indecision. Will you choose love, power, religion, allegiance, war, or betrayal?
Hero’s Banner: The Fury of Free Will is a fantasy roleplaying game with a razor sharp premise and elegant mechanics to match. Every character is faced with a choice between three mutually exclusive and world-changing paths to glory. Which will he choose, and what will he forever give up to achieve his goals?
What’s more, Hero’s Banner supports multi-generational epic play. Each character is designed to last a single session. But the game can go on forever as you link one character to the next in a chain of heroes, each one idolizing the previous.
If you are new to the game, you may want to read the book’s introduction, or take a look at some of the included illustrations by Bill Mudron (Cover & Kiss) and Keith Senkowski (Demon & Horizon). You can also read through other people’s actual play experiences:
Finally, you can email me with any questions or comments (tim “at” tckroleplaying “dot” com).
This is the sort of game that we play. … You’ve got this story that builds on itself. You end up with a litany of people who have come before you that you look up to, and that did something hugely sacrificial and awesome for what they believe in. And then you get to do it yourself. It’s simple, but it’s elegant.
—Clinton R Nixon, Have Games, Will Travel, Episode #70