Fang, Fist, and Song
Need to liven up your campaign world? Try an apocalypse: it can do wonders
for your game. Forgotten Heroes: Fang, Fist, and Song uses an apocalypse
theme to re-introduce four new character classes to your 4E game. The druid,
barbarian, monk, and bard all have their place in a cataclysmic destruction
of the old world that clears the way for a fresh age of heroes -- and they
also make for great additions to any existing campaign. This GSL sourcebook
provides players with everything they need to play these base classes in
their 4E games!
The barbarian is a tough as nails warrior that can take serious punishment
while dealing out a respectable amount of carnage himself. The barbarian's
role is the defender, and he excels at intercepting the attacks and movements
of his enemies to protect his companions.
Bards are leaders, using music to bolster their comrades with rousing
songs and strike down foes with reverberating percussion or the stinging
cut of a note sharper than steel. Bards are also a living archive of much
that has been forgotten, and can use this esoteric knowledge to point out
the weaknesses of their foes through the deft flourish of a rapier.
The druid is a master of primal forces, a controller who taps into the
elements to push back the encroaching borders of civilization. Druids are
fiercely protective of all that grows wild and free, lashing out with fire,
ice, and lightning against all that would defile the sanctity of the natural
Monks are potent and versatile warriors, using speed and skill to bring
down their foes with strange and exotic weapons or simply the calloused
strength of their own fists and feet. The monk's skill flows from the mastery
of mind and body and the careful study of ancient fighting styles and techniques.
Monks excel in the role of striker, and can move through melee with startling
agility, striking crippling blows from unexpected directions with fluid
Preview: Learn more about the 4E druid in this free
World Fan Review: 5 stars. “Goodman Games always brings something different.
This time we find it in the form of a fantastic campaign concept to help
to introduce the four character classes. This is not necessary for use
with the classes, but adds a great story element, and no doubt will offer
inspiration for any DM.”
Staff Review: 5 stars. "Beg your DM to let you play the Bard or the
Monk from Forgotten Heroes... Still another masterpiece by Goodman Games."
Hits: "You have to give credit to Goodman Games for putting out a solid
and professional looking product... The book feels very complete, with
feats and magic items doing a great job of providing everything you need
for the classes therein."
World Staff Review: 4 stars. "If you're looking to pick up some of
the 3e slack that 4e skipped out on, Forgotten Heroes offers a good place
Rising: "The book is almost all rules and these are all laid out clearly
and precisely... The rules seem to work and seem to have been thoroughly
Resource: “Overall this is a quite interesting work, although some
may find it has been rendered redundant while others will mine it for additional
powers and abilities for their characters.”
Rules Set: 4E (GSL).
Writers: Tavis Allison, Eytan Bernstein, Brian Cortijo, Greg Tito
Editor and Developer: Aeryn "Blackdirge" Rudel
Cover Artist: Steve Ellis
Graphic Design and Art Direction: Jim Pinto
GMG4400, 88 pages, $19.99