Kill monsters on TV for gold and fabulous prizes! Xcrawl takes place on a dystopian alternative Earth where America is a dictatorship using a live on pay-per-view death sport to avert the attention of the masses from the hopelessness of their political and social situation. Players assume the roles of athletes who participate in the hugely popular death sport Xcrawl, which pits players against an artificially crafted dungeon, complete with traps, monsters and amazing loot. Every dungeon has a diabolical DJ, the dungeon designer and master of ceremonies, to bedevil the adventurers at every turn. Win and become a celebrity, or loose and die – that’s Xcrawl!
You will need a copy of the HERO System rules. Fantasy Hero Complete or Narosia are probably your best bets for fantasy flavor, but Champions Complete or the core HERO System 6E Rules will do just fine. Even HERO Basic should get you pretty far.
Hero veterans should have no problem with what has already been put together. It isn't quite ready for non-Hero players to just grab a copy of the HERO Rules and start a campaign, but it won't be long. I have most of the classes done, need to make a few notes on skills, talents, and perks, and then we should be all set. Most of the hard stuff is done (although the Messenger is looking to be the most work).
This is an unofficial implementation of X-Crawl in the HERO System for fan use only and has been produced with the permission of the original author.