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Beowulf: Age of Heroes is Here for 5e

Beowulf: Age of Heroes

Discover a fierce background of wild seas and savage monsters, of meadhalls and of heirloom swords that bear legendary names. Gain Followers, take Inspiration from unique Portents, and use our specially crafted tokens to guide your voyage along the Whale Road. Beowulf: Age of Heroes has arrived to explore with 5e.

Play the ‘Hero’ class, and choose from six sub-classes based on your ability scores. You can be the mighty Bench-Breaker, the wily Riddle-Reaver, or the sturdy Ox-Blooded. And you can come from a range of setting-specific backgrounds: you might be the Chosen One, or Adrift and seeking answers. You may be an Avenger, or of Noble Blood. 

Written and illustrated by a team of industry veterans, led by Jon Hodgson, Beowulf: Age of Heroes features 276 pages of beautifully illustrated mythic setting and evokes a legendary age of tales, poems, and song. 

Beowulf: Age of Heroes

Described by fans as the ‘best hack of 5e ever made’, and by games designer Will Hindmarch as something ‘really magical’, Beowulf: Age of Heroes is uniquely designed for duet play: one Hero and one GM (though it can still be played by a group). This means it’s very easy to get a game going and to keep it going, and it’s especially ideal for play over the internet.

With its feet firmly in the world’s favorite role-playing game, Beowulf has been very carefully forged to follow the folklore, flow, and feel of the original poem.

Featuring a foreword by Maria Dahvana Headley, Beowulf: Age of Heroes is available in both .pdf and traditional print book formats.

You can find a full range of supporting accessories, including specially made tokens, metal miniatures, and a myriad of dice trays and other props, all in the Handiwork Games store.