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HeroQuest Revealed

The teaser countdown at heroquest.avalonhill.com has finished and revealed some details on Avalon Hill’s new version of the HeroQuest board game. What surprised me most is that the game is being crowd-funded rather than getting a normal release. Also, apparently Hasbro has their own crowd-funding platform. From the previews shown on the game’s site and […]

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HeroQuest!?!

Long ago, the HeroQuest board game was my gateway into role-playing games. If you aren’t familiar with HeroQuest, it was an adventure board game that Milton Bradley and Games Workshop collaborated on. The game worked like a streamlined role-playing game with one player taking the role of the evil wizard Zargon to control the monsters […]

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Unstoppable Monsters

Recently I’ve been thinking about how the stories of various mediums and how those stories compare to the stories that role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons are designed to tell. One pattern that I’ve noticed, particularly in television shows, is that the heroes are often initially overwhelmed by a new villain and need to take time to […]

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HeroQuest versus the Red Box

As mentioned in an earlier post, the HeroQuest board game served as my gateway into the world of pen-and-paper role-playing games.  Writing that post made me think about how that introduction compares to what a new gamer would get with the Dungeons & Dragons Red Box. Presentation Where the HeroQuest box art focuses on a big illustration of […]

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HeroQuest: My Gateway Into RPGs

While my journey as a role-playing game enthusiast arguably started with playing the original Final Fantasy at my best friend’s house, my first step into pen-and-paper gaming and game mastering was the HeroQuest board game that was sold by Milton Bradley in the early 90s.  It was my first experience with sitting behind a screen […]