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Thursday, 15 October 2020

The mechanics of "Neo Guanabara"


Tainá, the human Cyborg, Nogu the Lizard-Person ESPer and ANdra-DE the Android Meta Mage
Neo Guanabara is a beat'em'up inspired RPG game of the Cyberpunk Tropicalia genre.
What does that mean? How do you even play this word soup?
In this post we will explore the mechanics and game design philosophy behind it all. How Daniele Cruz aesthetic inspirations clash with the arcade-like action of games like Streets of Rage and Anarchy Reigns got turned into a turn based, tabletop rpg.

More info after the jump.

Friday, 9 October 2020

The Aesthetics of Cyberpunk Tropicalia - Daniele Cruz interview about "Neo Guanabara"


We begin our hype journey towards Neo Guanabara release with an interview to the  Co-Creator for the project, Dani Cruz.
In this interview, she tells us about her aesthetic inspiration that not only helped her find a voice for her art, but that inspired her to (co)create the game in the first place!
Neo Guanabara is a Cyberpunk game centered around a fictitious Latin America city with an emphasis on Martial Arts and some super hero elements. 

Friday, 11 October 2019

Space Odyssey - Now available

A fully featured setting book for 5e!
After one full year of hard work, we from the Playing Hero World team proudly presents a setting supplement for the world's greatest fantasy roleplaying game in its 5th edition - Space Odyssey!
Click here to get the setting, or make the jump to read more about it.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Intergalactic Lucha Libre League - Post Mortem

I would like to reflect on the effort, the problems and the solutions done along the year-long project “Intergalactic Lucha Libre League”.
And with that, get ready for 2018 and the future of ‘Playing Hero World’ looking towards an independent publication sky.
ILLL will see a physical release very soon, too. So I best keep my memory fresh, no?

Friday, 31 July 2015

Let me tell you about Spider-man

For we to understand the Super Hero genre, we must look at the archetypes created by it, or better yet, used by it. Let me tell you about Spider-man already!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Assorted Sheets for ICONS

Playing Hero World debuts! Enhance your ICONS experience with all short of sheets, from individual characters to Universe Play aids. Click here to get the sheets!

Monday, 11 May 2015

A hero among the trash
The following story was created when brainstorming my next Super Hero Campaign setting. Post Apocalyptic super heroes are weird, but I feel I stumbled into something interesting with this concept.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Bulletproof Blues Review
Bulletproof Blues is here! Can this personal take of the Super Hero RPG genre touch your gaming heart? Let's find out together.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Setting up Super Hero RPGs

The second article on our "Super Hero RPGs" series, where we take a quick look on how to set up either a long campaign or a one shot adventure focusing on the very basics of the genre.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015