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"So you fancy yourself a hero? Well, it's a dangerous thing to set off into the wild places of the world, into the realm of legend. Dragons and monsters and worse await you. But if you've both blade and heart as strong as steel, then perhaps you might become a legend yourself - if you're willing to set off on The Hero's Journey."

The Hero's Journey Fantasy Roleplaying™ is a complete tabletop roleplaying game based on and compatible with Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox™. It provides fourteen classes, a complete bestiary, rules for adventuring, with optional rules to help you tailor your gaming experience and tell the legendary stories that you've always imagined. All you need is this book, a few dice, and a stout heart.

Inside these pages you've find a information from previous supplements in the White Box line of products published by Barrel Rider Games that have been compiled, updated, streamlined and integrated with the material found in Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox™ to create a complete roleplaying game. This information has been packaged in a clean, visually appealing design to create a game with the options of fantasy gaming from the 1980s and 1990s while holding to the simplicity and flexibility of the early days of the hobby. 

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Corey K January 13, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Is there a paperback available?
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Nicholas J March 04, 2018 1:46 pm UTC
There is a B&W hardcover and full-color hardcover available through IMO, the full-color book is really stunning and worth the $39 (B&W book is $29)
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Chad K October 20, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
What is color inside the book? Im checking to see if it is worth it to pay the extra money for the color copy on LULU. Its not cheap.
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James S October 28, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
The interior is in color, with a gradient blue, beige and white tables, blue line art and red headers. And yes, it is not cheap on Lulu. Believe it or not it's only $3 above cost. Full color printing is quite the beast.
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Chad K October 29, 2017 2:15 am UTC
Ordered the color print copy from LULU. Big fan of your stuff Mr. Spahn.
aka; Blood Axe
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Chad K November 07, 2017 12:48 am UTC
Got my color print copy. Good stuff!!!
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Alan B October 09, 2017 4:08 am UTC
Any chance for this on print here? I've got some credit to burn.
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Gareth S November 04, 2017 10:24 am UTC
Any chance of a pb version?
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Diego B August 30, 2017 12:04 pm UTC
Is it good for long campaign?
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Jacques N May 17, 2017 4:12 pm UTC
James, could you please make this available in PoD in a similar format as White Star?
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James S May 17, 2017 11:19 pm UTC
It is current in PoD format at Lulu.
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Antonio E February 07, 2017 10:13 am UTC
The full-size preview doesn't work; I'd like to see a bit more details before buying.
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Brad E December 09, 2016 3:25 pm UTC
Got the POD from Lulu, definitely worth it.
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zunzun Z December 06, 2016 1:27 pm UTC
I don't know where I can report this then I left it here :D
I've detected an error on "Table 1-2: Professions", on Half-Elf column there are two "56–59" options.
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Matthew L August 07, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
Hi James,

I've seen the print on demand at Lulu. Will there be a POD option for Drivethru?

Would love to see more content for Heroes Journey!
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May 10, 2016 2:51 pm UTC
Is there a character sheet for this game somewhere?
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Koji T May 07, 2016 11:50 pm UTC
The explanation of the Scribe is not found.
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Christopher T April 07, 2016 7:59 am UTC
Some questions, if I may:

1) Under an optional rule Bards are more effective at casting Charm Person, Confusion and Charm Monster, but since they cannot cast 4th level spells why are the latter two spells mentioned?

2) Sixth-level Wizard spells are found on scrolls only, correct? Are they intended to be ancient lore no current Wizard can cast?
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Stephen Y March 23, 2016 9:49 pm UTC
I just put a link for a THJ PC sheet (doc file) on Jame's post on Goggle plus.
It's just a temporary thing until the official one arrives.
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Damien L March 21, 2016 7:24 pm UTC
I really like what I have seen, I skipped the magic system but based on reviews sounds like I have to give it a read. I am however a bit concerned about the resistance mechanism and how much its been tested. It sounds neat but on the surface +4/8 AC when using a shield sounds like a lot. I get a bit more concerned when the monster section seems largely direct from S&W with some tweaks but I can't make sense of them. For example HDE is just CL and often its exactly the same as the S&W version but sometimes its not. Several monsters don't do damage either just the level drain, unlike their S&W counterparts. I understand THJ has less HPs but I'm just a little concerned as how much that aspect has been tested over levels 1 to 10. I have the impression this section was a little rushed but hope I'm wrong. Putting my concerns aside, THJ does look great and I something I very much would like to try.
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March 20, 2016 2:11 am UTC
Can we expect a nice stylish character sheet any time soon? Thanks.
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James S March 20, 2016 12:05 pm UTC
That's currently in the works.
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April 14, 2016 5:22 pm UTC
Any update on the character sheet? Thanks.
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March 19, 2016 10:11 pm UTC
Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful game. My gaming group just finished a 3 year Castles & Crusades campaign. We played " The Hero"s Journey " last night and everyone loved it. We'll all be picking up the PoD when it's available. Hope to see a Companion book, Monster book or any other books to support it.
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