View Full Version : Playing Heroscape on Other Maps or Boards?
October 17th, 2006, 08:25 AM
Not sure where to put this topic. I played a series of games Sunday on a flat map with squares rather than hexes. That was intentional since the main form of terrain was a town. Lots of right angles suggested square spaces to accomodate them. A couple house rules were necessary to bridge the gap, but since I've played Heroquest forever, it wasn't hard to conceptualize. What a great and different gaming experience! Since height is so significant on a Heroscape board, it was interesting to play all on the same level. With all the angles, LOS became much more important, and difficult to establish.
Does anyone else transport the game-play system to other maps/boards? What has your experience been?
October 21st, 2006, 11:55 AM
I am completely amazed nobody has posted in this thread yet!
I have not, but it is an interesting idea certainly. I have been thinking about different ways to play games and you just found one! :D
It sounds like a lot of fun.
October 21st, 2006, 12:15 PM
We've gone the other way - using minis from other systems on HS, and typically choosing to make customs out of the other minis to completely adapt them to HS.
I am looking forward to making battlelore customs out of some HS figures though...
October 21st, 2006, 12:21 PM
Never have. Never will. Period
October 21st, 2006, 04:26 PM
I was messing around with mechwarrior on heroscape terrain and it was fine you just had to move halfspaces.
October 21st, 2006, 05:06 PM
Here's a thread about the idea:
hehe, not everyone likes the idea, but I'm a fan. When you want to change the tone of the game, say from folling hills to urban combat, it makes sense to change the tile system.
Make sure to see the 'offset squares', as I feel they are a very good compromise for most situations.
The problem, of course, with using another tileset is that you don't get the benefit of the aweseome premolded, interlocking hex terrain.
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