18 Feb Given that, I expected Kenzer & Company’s HackMaster Basic to draw heavily on D&D Basic for inspiration. Other than its title and its cover. (4th Edition); (Basic); (5th Edition). Genre(s), fantasy. System(s), Custom, derived from AD&D system. Spun off from the Knights of the Dinner Table comic strip. HackMaster is a fantasy role-playing game produced by Kenzer & Company. It began as a. 11 Aug HackMaster Basic (free) – Congratulations! In a world where there.

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AlinCT February 19, at Each book features 3 new clerics and a wealth of supplemental game info. Michael says August 20, at 6: At this point, a fair warning is probably in order. Spells can still be memorized and doing so halves their hackmastrr in SPs. Jason February 18, at 6: Also provided are a pantheon of gods and attendant rituals and spells for the cleric class to choose from. Mages should be kept out of melee at all costs.

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

To everyone bashing the dice chapter: Heck, Kevvy S doesn’t even really play by his own books’ rules but he is known for running some utterly righteous game sessions. For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book.

This article is about role-playing game. I think people are going a little over the top on the complexity angle here.


As was mentioned in the review, you only get a full hit die every other level and your other abilities also increase at a slower rate than in some other games. Greylond February 21, at 5: Tautological though it sounds, I think it’ll appeal greatly to the kind of people it appeals to. The continent reaches from the tropical absic of Aldrazar to its Arctic Circle.

When I first got it, I couldn’t stop reading.

It’s difficult to do full justice to this game in my review, however lengthy and detailed I made it and I have certainly overlooked and maybe even misrepresented some aspects of its contents. I, too, was pretty underwhelmed by HMB’s schizophrenic tone. Click the link above to automagically teleport to a page with our bundled offerings.

HMB plays different from how it may seem at first read through. HM Basic and the upcoming advanced version is a totally new game that, while it retains some of the attitude of HM4, isn’t a joke game. HackMaster Basic characters have seven ability scores: Taking on multiple foes, even if far inferior to your character, can be bad news.


The characters in the comic began playing fictional HackMaster 3rd Editionwhich was updated and published in as a numerously revised 4th edition. Rather than simply accept that I like different things because I’m an individualI get people trying to “prove” to me that my dislikes are irrational and that I should give X, Y, or Z another chance. It’s way too complicated for a “basic” anything, and I really didn’t see the use of the complexity.


Bought this — I mean, look at that cover — and while there are some bits here and there that I found cool, I can’t see myself running a HM game without heavy modification of the standard rules. I must be the only one who loves that initiative system. Learn More Buy It Now!

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Combat is very detailed without being a bit clunky. While baic five star and four star hackmwster will rate the game based on what it can do and, in a detailed fashionit also shows one important fact: Average Rating 33 ratings.

Here are some things you will find different about HackMaster than other games: Evernevermore February 18, at It most definitely is and it’s meant to be played straight. That attitude really irks me. How can anyone honestly review a game without playing it? I’d say that’s pretty complete for what a person would need to play the game. Revil Fox February 18, at The game is needlessly complex and arcane for anything calling itself “basic” and I think that’s a pity, because I can see how one could really enjoy a game like this.

The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. Will Mistretta February 21, at 9: