Network of Masks

Project “Heroes Must Die” : The Network of Masks – Thieves Guild of Gothic City

“Novus Ordum Mundi…or something…no wait, that’s right…” — Network of Masks Motto

Who are the Network of Masks?

An organization of ambitious but mostly bungling brigands, the Network of Masks are the flashy and theatrical resistance fighters with barely a clue. These citizens of Gothic City have decided that the only way for their community to truly prosper within the Empire is to control its own without interference, so they have taken it upon themselves to conduct underground activities to help the less fortunate prosper, steal from the rich, and combat Legion’s most ruthless members…unfortunately they have no idea on how to do any of it.

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“Did You Know This Was Done on Purpose?” – 4 Methods of Dark Marketing

I don’t know what it is about dark marketing / covert advertising that interests me so much, but I can begin to try and explain it. I think it has to do with the fact that this kind of marketing has nothing to do with a direct ad campaign – when you’re watching TV and see an ad with a Big Mac at a McDonald’s, you know you’re watching a McDonald’s ad. But to market a brand, product or service to a consumer without the viewer actually realizing that they’re being subjected to marketing, takes some clever work by the advertisers.

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Promise, Swordbreaker Master – One of the Most Dangerous Women in the World

Swordbreaker Master and Teacher

Former Sword-for-Hire

Gender: Female

Hair color: Auburn w/White streaks

Eye color: Black

Favorite color: Green

Favorite Swordbreak Maneuver: Doomsday Flash

Most Kills in One Attack: @%ERROR#&~?

Favorite Weapon: Swordbreaker Broadsword

Love and Romance – A Review of Stereotypes and Function

Right?…Anyone?…hmm, tough crowd…

Typically a huge part of most RPGs and Theatre centers on the idea of Love.  It can take many forms – be it metaphor, a tool for change, to give meaning…it goes on and on. It can be simple, it can be complex, it can be beautiful, it can be tragic…it can even be ugly as all hell.

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“War” – 1st Lieutenant of Lord Murder

Heroes Must Die - War

War – 1st Lieutenant of Lord Murder

1st Lieutenant of Lord Murder

Military Commander of Legion

Gender: Female

Hair color: Black

Eye color: Black

Favorite color: Probably Black

Favorite Sword Size: Large

# Broken bones given to suitors: 47

Confirmed Kills: More than you

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Transmedia 101 – 3 Part Explanation in 900 words or less!


Here is quite possibly one of the most challenging blog I’ve ever written…that I can explain the basic idea of a Transmedia project within a typical blog post length and format. Well, nobody can ever say I’m not up for a challenge, so let’s do this!

To show that we here at Heroic Games kind of know what we’re talking about, I will present the complex post-secondary school answer first: “The idea of a transmedia project like Heroes Must Die is in essence, a pervasive story that transcends one medium in order to tell a multi-level narrative that immerses its audience in a total experience that engages, interacts and ultimately reveals, in relation to how much voluntary effort is put into discovering the overall story.”

What does that seemingly overly pretentious jibber-jabber mean to the average person? Well I’ve found a great (yet slightly complicated) visual to go with the above statement…I’ll try and guide you through it so bear with me for a second and find out exactly why Heroes Must Die, along with other projects like it, are pretty cool. Continue reading

Remembering H.R. Giger and Alien – Explaining the Xenomorph in 5 Steps


When people pass away in the entertainment industry, there is usually an outpouring of support and prayers for the unfortunate soul who has moved on to the other side. Now I feel bad for anyone who passes away in the entertainment industry, especially those who had a little something to do with my personal entertainment while growing up. Bob Hoskins is the latest example of such a person, who here old enough to remember will ever forget Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Eddie Valiant will always live on as the one person who got to party with the Looney Tune-type cartoons that I worshipped as a child.

I felt bad that Bob passed, but I rarely feel a shock when someone in the industry passes away like I did when I learned H.R. Giger left us on Tuesday, May 12th.

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