Most Anticipated

Here’s a strange one for you! HELLENISTIKA, the technicolour turbo-charged Hellenistic Greek era RPG we’re making with Ken Hite features on EN world’s “most anticipated RPGs of 2020” list.

https://www.enworld.org/threads/vote-for-the-most-anticipated-tabletop-rpg-of-2020.669501/

Hellenistika doesn’t actually qualify, being a setting for 5e. So while we’re delighted people are excited about it, and that it was nominated, we can’t really ask for your votes!

However also on the list are a bunch of games we worked on – We provided cover art for Wolves of God, The Hero’s Journey and Through Sunken Lands so we certainly hope they do well, and they’re well worth your time!

Of course with Hellenistika being so highly anticipated we’re sure you’re looking for a progress report. We’re not ready to share anything new on that score just yet. “We’re working on it” remains the headline. We have a meeting with Ken this week, and it’s all chugging along! Once we have some cool stuff to share you’ll find it here!

Hermit’s Sanctuary for BEOWULF map preview

Our latest newsletter went out today, and it included a sneak peek at the map for the forthcoming “The Hermit’s Sanctuary for BEOWULF. Check it out:

About BEOWULF

Set in a world of Saxon myth, BEOWULF lets you play 5e with just one player and one GM, in a hellbeast-slaying world of ship voyages, meadhalls and monsters! Find out more here.

Jon Hodgson Map Tiles are available now!

New on our store: Jon Hodgson Map Tiles!

Dispatch for the smash-hit Kickstarter has been completed, and now Jon Hodgson Map Tiles are available for everyone!

Check them out in the store, and don’t miss the bundle deals!
https://handiwork.games/product-category/everything/map-tiles

If you’re in the US, then you can get them faster by ordering here, at Drivethrucards: https://www.drivethrucards.com/browse/pub/10726/Handiwork-Games/subcategory/28112_34264/Jon-Hodgson-Map-Tiles and there are bundle deals available there too!


• Miniatures shown are from the mighty Red Box Games.
• The Dice are from Triple Ace Games
• The BEOWULF Compass Rose and tokens are from Campaign Coins, coming soon from Handiwork Games.
• Dice trays are available here: https://handiwork.games/product-category/everything/dice-trays

Beowulf Sample Adventure

We’re working hard to bring you a taste of BEOWULF! We’re making a free introductory PDF, currently titled “The Hermit’s Sanctuary”. Here’s a look at the cover by Paul Bourne and Jon Hodgson!

In BEOWULF, one player and one GM set sail to explore mysteries and defeat monsters, with specially designed additional rules, a new class and subclasses, backgrounds, flavourful setting info for a world of dark age myth, and of course tons of gorgeous art.

We’re also working on some really beautiful accessories. Our friends at Campaign Coins have helped us with these inspiration tokens and a fantastic compass rose! Underneath them, you can see the prototype of the Inspiration Pool mat, made by our friends at Patriot Games. All our accessories are entirely optional. A piece of paper, a pencil, some coins, and some dice are all you need to play.

Find out more about BEOWULF here.
Grab BEOWULF dice trays, All Rolled Ups and Art Trays here.
Grab a variety of cool BEOWULF merch here.

Battle mats are back in stock!

These gorgeous and useful mats are 36 inches square and printed on 2mm neoprene. Each has a seasonal landscape painted by Jon Hodgson, and are perfect for fighting battles in a wargame or exploring in an RPG.

They are available with or without a one-inch grid.

Check them out: https://handiwork.games/product-category/battlemats

Miniatures shown are from Red Box Games
Dice tray from https://handiwork.games/product-category/dice-trays
Dice from Triple Ace Games
Compass Rose and Inspiration Counters coming soon from Handiwork Games & Campaign Coins

Scarred Lands Creature Collection for 5e is Live!

We’re bringing the best adversaries from the history of the fan-favourite Creature Collection to 5th Edition! We want to make a full colour, one creature per page, hardcover bestiary for the world’s favourite roleplaying game.

It’s going to be expertly converted, beautifully illustrated, wonderfully laid out, and full to the brim with useful content.

If we’re extra successful we’ll also include random encounter tables, drop-in encounters with battle maps, and lots of additional digital content. 

Way back at the beginning of the d20 times, when 3rd Edition was the big noise, gamers had two core manuals with which to play. The Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’s Guide were available, but there was a pause before we got the official Monster Manual. Into that gap burst The Creature Collection – the very first bestiary of Third Edition monsters! 

Now we’re bringing the Creature Collection to 5th Edition!

Our aims and campaign are simple: to see how large a 5th Edition bestiary we can create with your help! 

Grab free previews here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/281171/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-Preview-1

and here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/283745/Scarred-Lands-Creature-Collection-Preview-2