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Hero-U is a turn-based PC RPG with adventure game puzzles and immersive story, by the award-winning designers of Quest for Glory.
Hero-U is a turn-based PC RPG with adventure game puzzles and immersive story, by the award-winning designers of Quest for Glory.
Hero-U is a turn-based PC RPG with adventure game puzzles and immersive story, by the award-winning designers of Quest for Glory.
6,093 backers pledged $409,150 to help bring this project to life.

Projects Worth Supporting


I haven't done many shout-outs in the last few Updates, so this one is mainly about sharing a few projects that I think our backers will enjoy.

But first... You may not be aware that we actually do regular project updates in two places. I (Corey) write most of the content here on Kickstarter, and Lori makes regular posts to the Hero-U Leaders Blog on our web site, most recently last week - Beware the Killer Pandas of Sardonia!

While you're there, visit and post on the Hero-U forum ( and check out the Hero-U Collectibles store at http://www.hero- We have also updated the rest of the site with new images and information about Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption.

Collect the Whole Protection From Pandas Set
Collect the Whole Protection From Pandas Set

And now for those project links

Table Titans Volume 1: First Encounters, by Toonhound Studios (aka Scott Kurtz) - encounters. I have been following Scott's PVP Online webcomic, and more recently his Table Titans series. This is great storytelling on both the fantasy game and "real life" sides of a tabletop gaming group. Scott is now publishing a paper version of Table Titans, and his work is worth supporting. The campaign ends in two days and has already met its goal.

Earthlock: Festival of Magic, by Snowcastle Games (, is a great looking turn-based RPG. We saw an early build of the game two years ago, and were impressed. The company and project are "for real" and deserve support. They are currently just under 80% of their goal with only three days left. Please check out the game and tell your friends; it would be a shame for them to get so close and not succeed with the funding campaign.

Several of our backers have asked me to mention Serpent in the Staglands, by Whalenought Studios ( They have already made their goal, but could certainly use a lot more support to help them create their ambitious RPG project. It looks like a rich and nuanced game.

City State of the Invincible Overlord ( by Judges Guild was the defining RPG "city guide" back in the 1970's. They are updating the book to use modern Pathfinder rules and with better art. Judges Guild published my first (and only paper) RPG module, and they're good people. If you do tabletop RP gaming, you will benefit by having their City State map and guidelines; cities are hard!

Happy Easter

Or the Springtime holiday of your choice. Personally, Lori and I love any opportunity to feast and see family and friends. And pick up some half-price chocolate a few days after the holiday. :-) Be well, friends, and may you all enjoy a beautiful Spring (or Fall for those on the other hemisphere).

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    1. Gonchi on April 9, 2014

      Thanks for the Serpent in the Staglands shout out, Corey.

    2. Jeremie Lariviere
      on April 8, 2014

      Thanks for the update! I've been on Earthlock for a bit, it does look interesting

    3. Vincent Prescious Altieri on April 8, 2014

      Those games look great thanks Corey! I think I'm gonna jump on Earthlock. Also, another great looking turn-based RPG that needs some love is Dragon Fin Soup... check it out here! Seen a lot of Hero-U and other backers from various projects I've backed. They need 100k to unlock an awesome expansion, so any support is appreciated!!

    4. Bashar on April 8, 2014

      For anybody interested in experiencing Corey's first (and only paper) RPG module, I'm planning on running a session of it over on the Hero-U forum. I'll be using a custom, simplified rule set so no prior experience with tabletop game systems will be necessary to play. We're still recruiting players so feel free to hop on down to… and add a post to the thread to let me know of you're thinking of joining or to ask any questions you might have.

    5. Snowcastle Games on April 8, 2014

      Thank you for the shout out Croey! We really appreciate it.

    6. ☜☆RSF☆☞ on April 7, 2014

      Thanks for the update Corey. Hope you guys have a great little holiday break... and plenty of bargain chocolates. :D
      Also thanks for spreading the news about those various projects. I'm especially excited about Earthlock.
      BTW: I think an extra space has been inserted into the URL link for Table Titans. So, here's a link to the project for anyone having trouble getting there -->