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HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer

A project in London, UK by Jonathan Green

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A rules-lite RPG inspired by the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf and the mythic world of the Viking sagas.
Backers: 239
Average Pledge Per Backer: £44

Funded: £10,524 of £5,600
Dates: Jan 28th -> Mar 29th (60 days)
Project By: Jonathan Green
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Latest News

A-Viking We Will Go!

March 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

HEOROT Quickstart Rules

March 27th - via:
Some people have, quite fairly, asked to review the rules for HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer, before committing to the Kickstarter. Well now you can. To read the Quickstart Rules that appear in Chapter 5 of the book, simply... (Read More)

Calling all Trollslayers!

March 26th - via:
There are just three days to go for HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer on Kickstarter but there are still more than 60 TROLLSLAYER rewards to be claimed. Secure yours today!  (Read More)

Tolkien Reading Day

March 25th - via:
Tolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th March each year. It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages from his... (Read More)

Five days to go!

March 24th - via:
HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer has just five days left to run on Kickstarter. We are so close now, and if those people who are watching the project back when they get their reminder email, 48 hours before it ends, we could... (Read More)

Six days to go!

March 23rd - via:
HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer has just six days left to run on Kickstarter. If you haven't added them already, don't forget that there are various add-on rewards available, including signed books, Otherworld Miniatures,... (Read More)

HEOROT has one week to go on Kickstarter!

March 22nd - via:
HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer has just one week left to run on Kickstarter and is already 150% funded! Not only that, but we have hit the first Stretch Goal. I would really love to be able to release the Reading the Runes... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 unlocked!

March 19th - via:
I am delighted to be able to report that last night, our 190th backer helped us unlock Stretch Goal #1. This means that HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer will now include colour as well as black and white internal artwork, and... (Read More)

Two weeks to go!

March 16th - via:
HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer has just two weeks left to run on Kickstarter, and the good news is we are now less than £500 away from hitting Stretch Goal One - the one that adds colour artwork to the book and gives... (Read More)

Three weeks to go!

March 8th - via:
Thanks to your support, HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer is 125% funded on Kickstarter, with three weeks still to run. This means that we are now halfway towards hitting our first Stretch Goal. If we make it, the book will... (Read More)

Halfway through

February 28th - via:
We are now halfway through the Kickstarter's run and, as of writing, HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer has so far raised 107% of its initial funding goal. I have received some useful feedback from people about the Kickstarter... (Read More)

HEOROT is 100% funded on Kickstarter!

February 24th - via:
Huzzah! At around one o'clock this morning (UK time) HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer hit its funding goal on Kickstarter - but only just! Everyone who has backed the Kickstarter so far has helped make this happen, so thank... (Read More)

HEOROT is 92% funded on Kickstarter!

February 22nd - via:
HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer is currently 92% funded on Kickstarter, with seven weeks left to run. Less than £500 is needed to take us over the finish line. So please keep sharing the project with your friends and gaming... (Read More)

Made 100

February 20th - via:
Heorot - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer may have launched in January as part of the Make 100 campaign, but it has now made over 100 of you backers. Thank you again for your support! I've been trying out some different looks for the... (Read More)

20 days in...

February 17th - via:
I can't quite believe that the HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer Kickstarter is already a third done, but 20 days have indeed passed since it launched. So far 93 people have backed the project, which is currently 79% funded.... (Read More)

New MERCHANT Retailer Pledge Added

February 16th - via:
After having received some interest in the HEOROT RPG from retailers, I have added a new MERCHANT retailer-only pledge level to the Kickstarter. If you know of anyone who might be interested in backing at the MERCHANT reward level, please let them... (Read More)

Valentine's Weekend Sale!

February 13th - via:
As someone who has so kindly supported an ACE Gamebooks Roleplay project, you may be interested to hear that this Valentine's weekend selected ACE Gamebooks Roleplay products are available on DriveThruRPG at 30% off. Click on the image below to check... (Read More)

Physical copies of the HEOROT RPG

February 12th - via:
A few people have asked me on Facebook, and elsewhere, which reward level they need to select to receive a physical copy of HEOROT - Role-Playing in the World of Beowulf Beastslayer. It is really very simple. If you want a softcover or a hardcover... (Read More)

HEOROT in the press!

February 11th - via:
Well, sort of. I've conducted various interviews over the last couple of weeks, which are now available to view via YouTube. Here I am talking to Danie Ware and Jon Hodgson, of Handiwork Games, about Beowulf RPGs: And here I am talking to Ed Fortune... (Read More)

John Howe, Lord of the Rings

February 8th - via:
You may have noticed that one of the artists contributing to the HEOROT RPG is none other than John Howe. Yes, that's right, the same John Howe whose paintings based on the works of J R R Tolkien led to him working as a conceptual designer for The... (Read More)

The Dragonslayer Returns

February 7th - via:
All of the original DRAGONSLAYER rewards have already been claimed, but I am pleased to announce that another 10 have now been unlocked. So, if you want Russ Nicholson to draw you into the HEOROT RPG, you know what to do...  (Read More)

One week in...

February 6th - via:
HEOROT has actually been funding on Kickstarter for almost nine days (at the time of writing) and is currently 67% funded. The Kickstarter doesn't have any really high value rewards, so for it to succeed as many people as possible need to get to hear... (Read More)

Calling all Dragonslayers!

February 1st - via:
HEOROT only launched on Kickstarter on Friday and yet it is already over 50% funded. The DRAGONSLAYER reward has proved very popular, but then who wouldn't want to have themselves drawn as one of King Hrothgar's host, or Beowulf's warband, by the man... (Read More)

Already halfway across the whale-road

January 31st - via:
I am delighted to be able to report that after only two days on Kickstarter, HEOROT the RPG is already halfway to its funding goal, and the shores of Denmark are in sight. There are still plenty of TROLLSLAYER rewards left, if you fancy adding... (Read More)

The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

January 29th - via:
42 backers, over £2,000 raised, and over a third funded. What a fantastic first day for HEOROT the RPG on Kickstarter, and it's all thanks to you! Thank you for joining me on this voyage to King Hrothgar's golden mead-hall and giving the Kickstarter... (Read More)

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