I’ve developed a new set of pets for your Hero Kids game!
Pets are consistently a favorite among the young kids who play Hero Kids, and I thought it was a shame that they only had 11 to choose from. I also thought that some mythological animals could be included, since Hero Kids is a fantasy game. You can add these creatures to your heroes’ choices of pets right away, or you could design a special adventure where they find one of these creatures. (Imagine an adventure where they have to fight a bunch of goblins that ride on giant beetles!) It’s totally up to you. I hope your kids have as much fun with them as I had designing them!
Here are the 11 new pets in this expansion: Continue reading
There’s a nice review of Bayhaven over at Engaged Family Gaming.
“Real life is filled with so many things that eat away at your time that it can be tough to come up with missions for the players, ways to link them together, or places for them to explore. Even a game as straightforward as Hero Kids requires time and creativity to set up new trials for the heroes. Adventures in Bayhaven, by Roving Band of Misfits Press, takes care of some of that legwork for you, alleviating that stress with a series of new adventures, centered in the port city of Bayhaven.”
Check it out! In celebration of our first review, I’ve posted two coupon codes over at Drive Thru RPG.
Click here for Caravan to Rivenshore for $1.99
Click here for Mystery of the Stolen Pendant for $1.99
These coupon codes expire May 27, 2015.
This one falls into the “better late than never” category, as I actually released the adventure last week. It’s a fun linear plot that sends the kids all over town in search of “things that people need.”
I’m especially excited about this adventure because it features a full page color illustration by Wes Hall – there’s a sample after the jump
There’s a new Adventure in Bayhaven out! I apologize that it’s been a few weeks, but I’m in my “busy season” at work, so I haven’t had much time to write. Going forward, things should get back on schedule.
There’s a circus in town, and the kids get to explore the circus grounds, play some games, get their fortune, and check out some sideshows. But then, on their way home, the ringmaster stops them, and makes a request of them.
This adventure is unique because there are two distinct tracks. One for parties who accept the ringmaster’s request, and one for parties who decline it. And just in case you think you’re only really getting half an adventure, there are also ideas presented for using the “other half” of the adventure, by changing the premise and plot, but keeping the general mechanics.
This adventure introduces your kids to one of our contest winners: Bayhaven Center for Magical Pets, and its proprietors, Sybil-Sage and Jayden. It also introduces two new monsters – the shrike and the gromp, and for those of you collecting map fragments, there’s one in this adventure (IF your party chooses the right path!)
If you want a really cool mini for your gromp, you can get a dinosaur mini that looks a lot like a gromp at Amazon.
You can download The Ringmaster’s Request here.
The newest adventure is out! Titled “Escape From The Goblin Lair,” it railroads the party into being captured by a group of goblins in the forest, and then gives them a chance to escape their imprisonment before the goblin chief returns.
This adventure is probably most like Mines of Martek, so if your kids liked that adventure, they’ll most likely enjoy this one as well. The great thing about this adventure is it could be inserted as a “side quest” in any travel narrative for the kids – i.e., they get captured while travelling to or from somewhere.
It is a very non-linear, exploratory type adventure that doesn’t really have a plot, other than trying to escape. Hopefully, your kids will relish exploring the goblin lair, and also escape in time! There is some good treasure for the kids to find, and lots of sneaking around.
You can get the adventure here.
There’s a new Adventure in Bayhaven available today. The first in the series! The heroes are tasked with guarding a caravan travelling to Rivenshore. But not everything is easy on the road. You have to deal with wagon attacks, infighting, and natural disasters.
I chose this adventure to be my first release because it can be run as a caravan from Rivenshore to Bayhaven. In this way, your kids who have been adventuring in Rivenshore have a way of travelling to Bayhaven to begin adventuring there. If you do this, here’s a little background to insert into the adventure in place of what is already there:
“Hollistar is a linen merchant who has travelled from Bayhaven into the Druinhowe mountains. While there, he bought fine wool from the shepherds who tend their sheep in the foothills. He is now travelling back to Bayhaven where his ship is waiting for him. The trip from Rivenshore to Bayhaven is the last leg of his journey, and he is looking for caravan guards to escort him.”
If you do this, run the adventure encounters in the order written. At the end of the journey, the heroes will be in Bayhaven, where they can continue to adventure using the Adventures in Bayhaven series.
You can get the adventure at Drive Thru RPG.
I’ve been hard at work getting things ready for the release of 24 Hero Kids adventures this year. Right now I’m waiting on the cover art for the adventures, and once I have that in hand, I’ll be mostly ready to release the first two adventures. Target date: January 17th and 31st. We’ll see if I can hit the target. Once I get into the flow of things, releases should happen twice a month (or maybe more, if you’re lucky!) In the meantime, A Contest!