Assault Publishing has released Heroic Ballads. The game is a fantasy miniatures game that is heavily scenario driven. One player plays as the heroes, looking to defeat the hordes of evil monsters played by what would be considered the Dungeon Master. The game is meant to be a bit more lighthearted, and not to be taken too seriously. It’s also a “pay what you want” game over on the Assault Publishing website.
From the release:
Heroic Ballads is a narrative tabletop miniature game set in a generic fantasy setting. It focuses on scenarios played using unequal forces, with one player leading a group of Heroes and the second commanding hordes of evil creatures as the Master of the Dungeon.
The main inspiration were role-playing games of the 1980s, which is why the ruleset may be used for any classical fantasy setting/universe. Thanks for the simple and intuitive rules, flexibility and open structure Heroic Ballads is perfect beer&pretzler, club or demo/participation game.
This game, a side project made with the help of a few volunteers, is and will always be available for free. If you enjoy playing it, please make a donation to either Richard Holden’s Wargames and Walking (http://wargamesandwalking.blogspot.com/) or Polish Wielka Orkiestra ?wi?tecznej Pomocy (http://www.wosp.org.pl/).