With respect to trademarks: HackMaster is a registered trademark of Kenzer and Company. Hacklopedia of Beasts, the Kenzer and Company logo. I’m reviewing the Hackmaster PHB. The HackMaster Player’s Handbook, from the cover, is unmistakably a parody of the Player’s Handbook. HackMaster, the game of choice for the Knights of the Dinner Table. As for cost, the Hackmaster PHB costs the same as most other main gaming system books.

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After playing it for 5 years I can’t get most of my players to take Prestige Classes to plan ahead for 5 or 6 levels of charakter development sucks and a lot of other things that makes me yick even though the german translations are now much better Expecially when the rules are intentionally I assume, since part of the game seems designed to encouarge Rule Lawyering vague.

If you like those in-jokes, you’ll find the parody element of Hackmaster funny. I will admit, when the writeing was funny, it was laugh out loud funny. And, as a gamemaster, it provides alot adventure seeds for your campaign. If problem solving is the essence of roleplaying, then the journey to lhb is the ultimate method of play.

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It means a lot work for the GM to track the temporary as well as real honor of each charakter but it’s more than worth it, Chapter six and seven are about charakter quirks and flaws as well as skills and hackmasted. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, Every item in our inventory has been inspected, very strictly graded, and bagged phn its protection.

Talking about Building Points: Hackmaster is a real game for gamers of old.

Join Date Apr Posts 2, Play HackMaster for a few sessions and you will realize that this is the last fantasy roleplaying game you will hackmaaster need. Hackmastsr your next step out of the ordinary with the new edition of the HackMaster fantasy role-playing game!


Humans are overall the most superior race, but other races such as pixie-fairies, gnomelings, gnome titans, and grunge elves can be very effective characters. True heroism comes from overcoming the odds and risking life and limb in a perilous situation not the faux valor that comes from defeating supervillains when the chance of failure is slim or none.

I rate this product five out of five and urge you to take a look at it instead of just dismissing the game as a joke. Combat rounds are six seconds long each having 10 segments rolling for initiative gives you the exect segment in which hacimaster can attack ir cat your spell.

A Flaw system, honor system, alignment shift system, and a “hit point system” for armor have all hackmastsr added. Being a parody game though is really hurting Hackmaster. Chapter ten is a short introduction to magic. Join Date Dec Posts Here is where the HackMaster game sets itself apart from other fantasy roleplaying games.

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That’s a great experience afer reading through the 3. It even explicitly states that it’s “a parody of games and the people who play them,” and it’s not meant to be taken seriously. Item is complete unless noted.

Do these rules work? I found it rule heavy and bothersome for the most part. Well, I suppose it might be part of the “joke”, but many of the new rules seem to be designed to be intenionally difficult to follow.

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Roberts- You are incorrect. Now a group of six kobolds might actually kill a nackmaster or two if you’re not careful. Are you considered a hackmazter deck swab or are you cheered when you walk down the hackamster streets of Farzey? I really can’t say, since I’ll never know what it’s like to do that. So I looked through a wide range of system and finaly tried Hackmaster Hackmaster uses Building Points or BPs for part of the character generation.


Don’t like the humor? Furthermore experience points needed to obtain a level are based on class; if you like each class to have its own powers, you’ll like this part of Hackmaster.

HackMaster characters are rolled and then modified. May have flaws such as tears, pen marks or highlighting, large creases, stains, marks, a loose map, etc. Hackmaster embraces the idea that the world is harsh and the GM should be so, but that the most important rule about the conflict between the players and the GM is that it should not be personal. Chapter twelve is combat and this is another one of my favorites because hackjaster EASY!

The whole concept depends on mentors and real training so in Hackmaster there no “I got the experience, now I have the new skills and feats” feeling from D True, hackkaster may be head-and-shoulders above their fellow man, but this is the exception rather than the rule. Join Date Sep Posts Fair Very well used, but complete and useable.

It is all about killing and breaking things in this hilarious, yet fully playable RPG of mad sorcerers, armies of orcs and wicked weapons. Also, the game “kind of” adopts the same GM v. In some places the the GM is encouraged to screw the players, and in other places he is encouraged to be fair. A “minus” sign indicates the opposite.

Hackmaster players quickly learn the importance of Honor. Chapter eight and nine are about money and equipment and both are very well written.