[Hesiod] Monster Slayers: The Heroes of Hesiod

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[Hesiod] Monster Slayers: The Heroes of Hesiod

Post by Big Mac » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:07 am

Monster Slayers: The Heroes of Hesiod is a free downloadable adventure from Wizards of the Coast. It is aimed at kids, so uses simplified rules.

It ties in with the novel Monster Slayers (which is set in Hesoid) and the non-gaming book A Practical Guide to Monsters (which seems to be used an in-character book in the novel Monster Slayers - here is A Practical Guide to Monsters as a wondrous item). There is also a short story called Training Day which seems to be the same story as the adventure The Heroes of Hesoid.

I did not see any campaign setting information in the adventure, and have not had the time to read Training Day yet.

Does anyone know if these books (and maybe the other Practical Guides books, tie together with an existing campaign setting (or if they add up to their own campaign setting)?
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Re: [Hesiod] Monster Slayers: The Heroes of Hesiod

Post by Havard » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:19 pm

Perhaps due to the reference of Hesiod in the title, I thought that this setting was supposed to be more linked to Greek mythology. However, brief scan through the free download suggests that this is not the case. Monsters include Bulette, Beholder, Pixie Swam and Red Dragon. The Chimera on the cover is not included in the game as far as I can tell.

There's not really any setting info in the download, but perhaps the novel has more?


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Re: [Hesiod] Monster Slayers: The Heroes of Hesiod

Post by Big Mac » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:26 am

Havard wrote:Perhaps due to the reference of Hesiod in the title, I thought that this setting was supposed to be more linked to Greek mythology. However, brief scan through the free download suggests that this is not the case. Monsters include Bulette, Beholder, Pixie Swam and Red Dragon. The Chimera on the cover is not included in the game as far as I can tell.
I didn't know that Hesiod was Greek, until you mentioned it. He seems like an interesting guy, inventing early economics as well as having stuff to do with astrology or time.

I thought this was going to be a town, but a town names after the Greek Hesiod sounds right.

I think they took the cover from Monster Slayers and slapped it on all the associate things.
Havard wrote:There's not really any setting info in the download, but perhaps the novel has more?
Maybe. If I ever buy the novel, I'll bump this thread.
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