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Version 0.4.1 (initial play testing materials)

Franco A. Alvarado


These rules are intended to be compatible with adventures designed for games like those listed below. B/X modules or modules written to be B/X compatible should work as well. If that is not the case, let me know!


Heretics is a cobbled-together game in the folk tradition of homebrew gaming tables with various ideas, mechanics, and philosophies borrowed (looted) from treacherous delves into blogs, forums, chat groups, adventures, and systems. A complete catalogue of those would be impossible due to the nature of memory and due to the litigious natures of certain organizations who don’t even like to be mentioned. But those I have remembered and those that are not so litigious are listed below:


You may publish free or commercial material based upon and/or declaring compatibility with Heretics without express written permission from the creators as long as you adhere to the following terms:

If your product declares compatibility with Heretics you must state the following in your legal text and on any websites from which a commercial product is sold: “[product name] is an independent production by [publisher name] and is not affiliated with the creators of Heretics.”

The creators of Heretics take no responsibility for any legal claims against your product. 

The mechanics and concepts of Heretics may be reused freely because game rules are not protected under copyright, only their expression.

The text of Heretics may not be used verbatim.

Any artists contributing artwork to Heretics maintain copyright of their work.


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