The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

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The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by Ares » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:20 pm

Anyone who's looked in the Books, Comics and Web-Comics forum probably knows I'm a huge fan of the old Pulps and Film Serials, and I'm always seeking out RPGs that emulate such fiction. I own the Indiana Jones RPG, Spirits of the Century, Call of Cthulhu, Pulp Cthulhu, Godlike, and more. Hollow Earth Expedition (or HEX) is one of the latest RPGs designed to emulate such a world, and it does a great job of it.

RPG.net Review: https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/12/12635.phtml

Seth Skorkowsky's video review of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OEbfdO907o

Seth's follow up review of the sample adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK5P2Yz23vg

There's also been several follow up source books that include details of the Surface World, more info on the Hollow Earth, a book on Mars for the John Carter and Flash Gordon fans, and some more adventures. All in all, I'd recommend it to anyone who's a fan of the Pulp genre.

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Re: The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by RUSCHE » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:01 pm

Thoughts on Savage world Rpg?

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Re: The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by Ares » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:42 pm

RUSCHE wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Thoughts on Savage world Rpg?
Seems like a decent enough system with a lot of flexibility, but I'm admittedly more of a fan of Stat + Skill systems where both are solid numbers, rather than Stat = d4, d6, d8, etc. style systems.

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Re: The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by RUSCHE » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:29 pm

I was curious, the system is not my style as well.(old Marvel,DC and Dnd) . The setting seemed fun.

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Re: The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by Ares » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:32 pm

RUSCHE wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:29 pm
I was curious, the system is not my style as well.(old Marvel,DC and Dnd) . The setting seemed fun.
Savage World isn't really a setting in and of itself, as far as I know. It's more akin to GURPS where it's meant to be a universal system that can be used for various settings. It's been used for games such as Deadlands, RIFTS, Solomon Kane, Weird War II, etc.

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Re: The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by RUSCHE » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:39 pm

I was looking at (old ?) Pulp book. Was thinking that was what is was only about. I see it has a new core book coming out. Sorry for the misinformation. 😜

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Re: The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by Voltron64 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:11 am

Really, if there is anything I love about Hollow Earth Expedition as well the rest of Ubiquity System-powered games, it's the elaborate first-person backstories they give to the pregenerated characters.

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Re: The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by Markow » Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:57 pm

This RPG has somehow flown under my radar. It seems decently complex. Hopefully I'll get the chance to try it out at some point.

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Re: The Hollow Earth Expedition RPG

Post by Sidious » Tue May 07, 2019 8:10 pm

ooo this sounds interesting, even if only for setting material.

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