Interview with Jason Duff

As always, ever the professional! This was my first ever interview.

I first encountered Jason in the Grim & Perilous Library. One of the standouts was that Jason always bucked the trend. Grim & Perilous Studios was pressing for standardized covers. They provided the cover template; you just had to slot in your own cover image. It was all very Warhammer in appearance. Jason came along with Forever Winter, and it just looked head and shoulders above everything else.

The rest of us were doing smaller episodic adventures; Forever Winter was a campaign in a book, near enough. We were selling for $2-$3, and Forever Winter was something like $7.99. As I say, bucking the trend.

Everything we were making used standard templates and black and white art from the Zweihander core rules. Jason’s stuff used these vivid dark fantasy images that instantly drew the eye and not a standard template in sight.

Over the last three years, I have seen Earl of Fife building Heroes and Hardships. There are some actual play videos on YT, then the Quickstart booklet, and then Wallace.

Now the core rules are going to Kickstarter. I am doing the solo rules as a stretch goal; that is my involvement. I have seen the core book, and it looks amazing.

From a solo point of view, it gives you an option that is crunchier than something like Savage Worlds but not as cumbersome as GURP. As a genre-neutral game, you can use the same rules for just about anything. Once you can solo H&H, you are limited only by your imagination.

The Kickstarter, linked below, has been at least three years in the making, and I believe it is due to go live in September. You can ‘follow’ the project using the button on the pre-launch page. I will of course be blogging more about it as I start to play and build the solo rules.

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/…

Quickstart: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/…

Wallace: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/…

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