A downloadable game

Heroes of Adventure is a tabletop role-playing game about a group of travellers, explorers, mercenaries and treasure hunters who travel through the perilous wilderness from settlement to settlement taking on missions, jobs and adventures that others refuse to do. 

This project started as a way of running a weekly online role-playing game during the time of the pandemic and re-connecting with friends and family who hadn’t explored creepy dungeons and fought fearsome dragons since those nostalgic days of the 80’s. 

The game is inspired by classic fantasy adventure games of yester-year and is free to download. In this game, you will find:

  • A simple d20 core mechanic, with only 4 pages of core rules. 
  • Choose your hero from; BarbarianClericDruidKnightMageRangerRogue and Warrior, each class has 4 starting career options.
  • A setting guide to the Fallen Lands; a blank canvas which encourages collaborative world-building through gameplay and adventures. 
  • risk vs. reward based magic system; using magic stresses the spell caster.
  • religious worship system; following ‘the ways’ of your faith grants divine favours. 
  • Resource management elements including; equipment wear, crafting, alchemy and scavenging.
  • Procedures for creating your own adventures; including generating NPC’s, monsters, adventure site maps, artifacts, factions and more.
  • Procedures for running a campaign including a light touch approach to domain management, enterprises and war-bands.
  • bestiary of 70+ monsters, creatures, animals and beasts.
  • Heroes of Adventure is semi-compatible with other ‘fantasy osr’ type games.

Game Information

  • Number of Players: 2+
  • Length: 2-4 hrs per session
  • Format: Players Handbook 64 page pdf 
  • Format: Referees Guide 64 page pdf



Heroes of Adventure - Players Handbook v0.5.pdf 41 MB
Heroes of Adventure - Referees Guide v0.5.pdf 41 MB

Development log