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2003
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90 minutes
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Return of the Heroes
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Die Rückkehr der Helden
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Players take the role of one fantasy hero traveling a hidden world, which is set up differently for every new game. Players gather mighty artifacts to solve their quests. The characters develop during the game, which brings some role-playing flair to the game. To help you feel comfortable with your character, you can even choose a gender by simply flipping the character card.

The game has been compared to Magic Realm and Talisman, with a complexity somewhere between the two.

The company stresses that the game contains more strategy than luck but would still be suitable for the whole family.

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Return of the Heroes
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Pegasus Press US Edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Christian Hanisch, Hans-Georg Schneider, Tom Thiel
Year: 2004
Product Code: PGU52020
Size: 14.50 x 10.50 x 2.25 inches
3.83 pounds
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Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Hans-Georg Schneider, Tom Thiel
Year: 2003
Product Code: 52020G
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Hans-Georg Schneider, Tom Thiel
Year: 2003
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Hans-Georg Schneider, Tom Thiel
Year: 2003
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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4 Super-charged Solo/Co-op Variant
A modified version of Lutz’s Stepponat’s official co-op variant and Paulmond’s solo variant. No extra components. No Threat Track. Combat becomes more exciting and dangerous. The Nameless One now takes an active role in the invasion and poses a greater threat rather than just being a potato couch.
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2015-05-21
2 Random Servant Placement Counters
Use these counters to randomize the placement of the Servants on the map to increase variability. Please see the instructions for how to use.
English
2014-09-18
9 A Thematic Variant for solo & coop with Threat Track, Semi-Coop rules and new Scoring System (updated to v0.5)
This thematic variant for RotH adds tension, surprise and strong motivations for player interactions, suitable for both solo and coop. This file includes: i) Variant rules; ii) Threat Track; iii) Random Servant Placement Counters; iv) Scoring Record; v) Scoring Track Update (21 Sep 2014): Revised rules (2.1, 2.5, 3.5, 4), New layout of Threat Track
English
2014-09-15
3 Памятка (Shinner)
Памятка
Russian
2013-09-21
71 RotH Rules Summary (2 pages), quick-start guide
This document is useful as a quick reminder of what happens in the game, the types of encounters you might run into along with their identifying colors, any enemies that might cause problems, unique items, the phases of the game, and other useful information. It is not intended as a Player Aid but is useful when running the game as a quick reference. It includes information from the FAQ and it is sorted by subject. Version 2.0 contains various changes to make it easier to read and understand. No substantive rules changes.
English
2010-10-07
12 "The Heroic Adventure" variant - A combination of expansions
This is my "Extreme Makeover: Return of the Heroes Edition". It combines the base game with the "Under the Shadow of the Dragon" and the "Die Ruckkehr der Helden: Die Gralssuche" expansions to create an open-ended, point-based adventure. Two players can finish a game in 1.5 hours, although the winning conditions (and thus the play length) can be customized. It is an 8-page Microsoft Word document, and I highly recommend that you also download the counter glossary: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/40759
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2009-04-28
14 The Realm of the Heroes 2 (BETA)
Version 2.0.1 BETA (Current as of April 21, 2009) New version of this variant with some important untested changes. The goal is to make this game more open ended and this variant tries to adapt the goal system from Magic Realm
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2009-04-18
21 Quickfind map index - helps players easily locate maps in random layouts. Also sorts/holds chits until their maps are revealed.
During the game, the Mat, Grid, and Tiles (in this file) sort the waiting chits easily and tell you at a glance which maps have been revealed and where they are. Make sure you print centered and not scaled. It looks like this... [imageid=471021 medium] Link to full size image (250k): http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/471021?size=original TRIVIA NOTE: In the published game the map boards C and D were originally supposed to have their secret paths be Orange coloured fields rather than Red. (But it would have added an extra base colour to the printing and significantly increased publication cost.) C and D secret paths are thus supposed to be outside the Mage's special path finding power, and these are the two paths relevant to the Dwarf and to the Cart. As such, I...
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2009-04-04
73 233 counters from RotH + 2 expansions in a single glossary
I have taken all 233 counters from "Return of the Heroes", "Under the Shadow of the Dragon", and "Die Ruckkehr der Helden: Die Gralssuche" and categorized, alphabetized, and glossarized them. No more flipping through multiple rule books and glossaries every time you draw a counter! This is 16 pages in Microsoft Word, but I've formatted it in such a way that each counter set can be printed on a separate reference sheet (for example, all the Creature counters could be printed out onto 2 sheets of label paper and stuck on both sides of a piece of red cardboard). This project took me 18 hours to complete, so hopefully someone finds it to be helpful! [UPDATE: A couple of minor clarifications have been made in the "Comments".]
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2009-03-16
6 Tuckboxes for the Quest and Nameless Tiles and the Individual Boards
I got tired of the individual boards shifting and sliding inside my game box, but the boards were too big to create a tuckbox for them. So, I developed these "caps" to go on either end of the stack of boards before placing them in the box. Print out the two caps and cut along all the outer solid lines, and between the smaller sections to the left and right of the printout. Fold along all the remaining solid lines, and fold the ends together as shown on the printouts. Tuck the caps on two opposite ends of the stacked boards, and place in the section in the box insert for the boards. Voila! Now they won't slide all over tarnation inside the box.
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2009-02-19
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