For questions about Hackmaster 5th edition, a fantasy RPG published in "Basic" and "Advanced" versions by Kenzer and Company.
Hackmaster 5th edition is a fantasy RPG published in "Basic" and "Advanced" versions by Kenzer and Company.
Hackmaster Basic was released in 2009 as a fully-playable game that also served as a "teaser" to draw attention to Kenzer's new direction with the Hackmaster line: with their license to the AD&D 1st edition rules expired, they transformed Hackmaster into a new game with a similar feel, but lacking the overt parody that characterized earlier Hackmaster editions (as was required by their license). The "Advanced" rules followed with the publication of the Hacklopedia of Beasts (2011) and the Hackmaster Player's Guide (2012). (As of December 2014, the GameMaster's Guide is in production and only available as a beta-quality preview PDF for anyone with a pre-order.)