"When You Need an Act of Heroism, We Are at Your Service."Heroica! The RPG is an online role playing game established on Eurobricks.com. Loosely based on the LEGO subtheme of the same name, the game has blossomed since its creation in 2011. It is unique, due to the fact that the world is completely crafted by the players - over a dozen Game Masters have contributed, shaping the world of Olegaia to what it is today. It is still going strong today, thanks to the thriving playerbase.The story revolves mainly around Eubric, a cutthroat city with no true government. Instead, six houses rule the city, stuck in constant feuds. All the while the Wolfgang, a criminal syndicate headed by werewolves, constantly tries to wreak havoc on the six houses and remove their influence on Eubric. In the middle of all of the city's chaos, an organization known as Heroica dispatches heroes to all who need them. Established 250 years ago after the Orcish wars, Heroica Hall is now host to over 70 heroes (all created and played by forum goers who joined the game) - all of different species: humans, orcs, trolls, elves, and even undead.What are you waiting for? Go here to join!Has a Character Sheet.
Heroica: The RPG contains examples of:
Aerith and Bob: Hero names range from things like "Arthur J. Regulus VII", "Lord Lawrence Boomingham", "Aberforth Swindle", "Nerwen Calmcacil", "Galen Woodward"...to "Monk Pretzel" and "Tomas".
A God Am I: The ultimate goal of Lady Wren, one of the first introduced villains.
Awesome, but Impractical: The Cursed-effect takes away 3 max health per Round. It's terrifyingly deadly to Heroes...but since few enemies have healing abilities, it's far easier to kill them with regular attacks.
A Zeigfried Did It: Literally. The resident wizarding dynasty, the Zeigfrieds, tends to get blamed for a lot of strange things...including by the game's creator.
Body Horror: Retraga the Dragon has a giant green parasite latched to her, the transparent organism filled with squirming tentacles.
Boring, but Practical: Venom. It only takes away one health point per round, but it has been used to devastating effect.
Guts has been known to poison enemies, then spend the rest of the battle waiting around for them to die.
Counterstrikes are a popular option for Knights and other characters with high Shield Power to take out enemies with dangerous special attacks.
Crisis Crossover: The Dastan Trilogy can easily be considered this, progressing the Wren and Lion Knight story arcs while several more are worked with, not to mention the vast amount of character arcs involved.
Cruel Angel's Thesis was a Mafia-esque game that involved the heroes being infiltrated by a dark angel's cult and having to murder each other to root them out. This was the first time, aside from Arasmyth's"death" in Quest 35, that heroes have been killed on screen, complete with red snakes and trans-red studs to represent blood and guts.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Arthur has a bad habit of this. On the NPC side of things, Chesterine Zeigfried, among others.
Theme Naming: All of the Lion Knights have names related to lions, knights, or at the very least beginning in "L" or "K". There are two exceptions: Admiral Matthias Thraune, the head of the Lion Knight fleet, and Simbad, the generic Lion Knight pikeman who delivers important information to the Heroes and posts the Lion Knights' Quest notices in Heroica Hall.
The Syndicate: The Wolfgang. Their leader, Ulric Wolfkin, even plans to take over Eubric, the city the game centers around!
Note that there is also a former vigilante group called The Syndicate, but they are not nearly as powerful as the Wolfgang.
Those Two Guys: Christian and Jacob, two ex-member of the Paladin order definitely qualify; they've been locked up, at the Henrys, and working as mechanics.
True Final Boss: Of the Progg arc. After defeating Rhodus, Aquos, and Eidolon, The Regret reveals himself as the cause of all of the destruction in Luosh, even being One of the first Proggs ever created. Cue two phase boss battle!
Walking Shirtless Scene: Originally, every single Shaman in Heroica went shirtless upon completion of their training. Became something of a Discredited Meme among the players, and was eventually defied.
Webcomic Time: The finale of the Wren story arc lasted over three months in real-world time. The finale of the Progg story arc lasted six. In-universe, both Quests took place over the course of a single nightnote the same night, to be precise.
Wham Episode: Several, mainly the final or second to last quest in a QM's plotline. For the main storyline, Quest 66.
Where It All Began: Quest 38 was basically this for the Wren Arc, showing the beginning of the titular character's downfall.