#1 – HeroQuest History
For those of you unaware of what HeroQuest is, I am simply gonna go with Wikipedia…
HeroQuest, sometimes also written as Hero Quest, is an adventure board game that was created by Milton Bradley in conjunction with the British company Games Workshop and set in the latter’s Warhammer Fantasy fictional universe.
The setting is revealed by a map of the Warhammer ‘Old World’ printed on the back of the Quest Book for the Return of the Witch Lord expansion pack.
The game was based loosely around archetypes of fantasy role-playing games: the game itself was actually a game system, allowing the gamemaster (called “Morcar” in the original British version and most localizations, but “Zargon” in the USA) to create dungeons of his or her own design using the provided game board, tiles, furnishings and monsters.
These days, of course, a healthy selection of games like this exist. The best known is probably Fantasy Flight Games’ Descent.
Moreover, I doubt the new 25th Anniversary Edition of Heroquest will be set in Games Workshop’s “Old World”, though it might still hit that nostalgic spot for many “old school” gamers regardless.
#2 – Kickstarter Titbits
For those (potentially) interested in the Kickstarter, Gamezone miniatures have tweeted about the pledge-structure of their crowd-funding campaign.
It appears to follow the blueprint of most miniature game Kickstarters these days.