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Book of Hexcrawl: Part One


We’re Starting at Hex One

Are you looking for a new way to tackle your next campaign? Do your players yearn to make their own adventure in a vast and unexplored wilderness?

How do you feel about hexes?

Kobold Press is proud to present the first entry in our new online series, The Book of Hexcrawl! This 17-page introduction to the world of the hexcrawl contains everything you need to start an exciting new campaign filled with unknown dangers and emergent storytelling:

  • Map out a world of adventure! Learn the history of the hexcrawl campaign, how to develop your world, and how to manage sandbox play.
  • Design your hexcrawl! The Book of Hexcrawl features a step-by-step guide to designing a campaign map hex-by-hex.
  • Fill up your hexcrawl toolbox with the building blocks of a hexcrawl campaign: random encounters, rumors, factions, and more!

Explore an old-school idea with a Kobold Press twist in The Book of Hexcrawl: Part 1!

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serge G March 22, 2024 9:13 am UTC
Ok 4,99 for 17 pages 7 of which are already just general talk ? Seriously ?
I really like all sort of mechanics for hexcrawl and i sort of collection them, but hard pass on this one.
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Keith L March 21, 2024 3:26 am UTC
I am interested in this, but the fact that it’s part one for 499 and only has 17 pages is somewhat concerning. How many parts will there be? Does this first part have anything that I can actually use in my game? I don’t know, I really want to buy this and the fact that I’m writing my first comment ever on DTRPG speaks to just how utterly flummoxed I am by this lol
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Bruce L March 20, 2024 6:08 pm UTC
This is "Part 1," of how many parts? This book is only 17 pages in length. How many books will be in the series, and if they are all only 17 pages, will be there be a compendium containing the whole series? Any timeline showing when the multi-part series will be finished? I like the premise and the idea, but I don't want to nickel and dime my way into having the complete series -- I want it all in one go, start-to-finish, preferably in one, POD volume. Cheers!
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Andrew B June 05, 2024 4:49 am UTC
I agree with Bruce. I want to buy the completed 7 -or whatever- part series under one PDF with one table of contents to look up anything I want. Can someone please tag me if they publish out such a thing?

I've fallen for something like this before buying less then 20 pages for nearly $5 and then when the series is over they sell it to you again in a better organized complete collection with bonus material. I have a lot of systems to keep current on. OSR, FATE, ICONS, and begrudgingly 5E and other all capital letter names. Oftentimes I have to be choosey as to which books I get to have every payday.
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John D March 20, 2024 4:38 pm UTC
Is this book simply a lengthy overview or is there actually some actionable material we can use in here to augment existing open world games? I ask because the preview file just looks like a history and the start of an overview to me.
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Jason S March 20, 2024 3:29 pm UTC
I am a backer for both Tale of the Valiant and the ToV Game Master's Guide. Will this book still be useful or will the material be repeated in the ToV books?
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Nathaniel B March 18, 2024 6:23 pm UTC
Does this address or suggest mechanical changes that could help 5E better support hexcrawling or does it assume RAW rules implementation?
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Chris W March 18, 2024 9:00 pm UTC
Hi Nathaniel!
The series will be a thorough exploration of using 5E to run your hexcrawl campaign. We'll be introducing mechanics for factions, random encounters and other aspects of the hexcrawl, but nothing we introduce will overwrite or cancel out anything in the 5E ruleset. Essentially, we're providing more robust and thorough support for a hexcrawl campaign than you'll find in RAW, but we haven't broken anything that's already there.
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