Heroes & Other Worlds was originally published a couple of years ago and already has a great catalogue of support material (as mentioned previously) as well as pretty decent online representation.
It boasts a small, but ever-growing, friendly fan community that has gravitated to three particular areas of the Internet:
- GOOGLE PLUS: The busiest gathering area for those interested in the game either as newcomers or as established players/gamesmasters is its Google+ page. The way Google+ is set up allows for sub-sections, so conversations and questions can be focused under headings such as "rules", "general discussion", "Magi Carta supplement", "Cauldron Quarterly" etc At the time of writing, this group has 86 members.
- FACEBOOK: The game's newest outlet, and only up-and-running since the weekend, this is my baby. It's slowly gathering momentum, new members are signing on at a regular pace and conversations are beginning. HOW creator Chris Brandon is active here (as well as in the Google+ community). At the time of writing, this group has 23 members.
- FORUMS: The game has a dedicated ProBoard Forum, with seven sub-forums for broad areas of discussion, but this is the least active area of HOW fandom at present (as I suspect the majority of members have migrated to the Google+ page, and, hopefully, some will also come to the Facebook group). At the time of writing, this forum has 41 members.
So if you're one of those people, but still don't fully grasp the elegant simplicity offered by the system, then drop in on one of the game's communities, ask questions, and chat with established players and gamesmasters.
Or if you are already a HOW gamer, but haven't signed up to these chat rooms yet, do think about adding your voice to the growing community. The more of us sharing our ideas and experiences, the wider the game's knowledge base will become - and that has to be good for everyone.