What is Harmony Drive?

Harmony Drive is the Heroic Chord SRD. In other words, these are the rules of the game Heroic Chord, stripped down to their most basic elements! Consider this a “blank” game that you can rewrite in your own image to tell your own kinds of stories.

If it would help, I’ve included a workbook that might help you get your thoughts in order.

What is Heroic Chord?

Heroic Chord is a big adventure game in the tradition of Dungeons and Dragons or Ryuutama. Like most games in that style it (and by extension, this SRD) is meant to play ongoing stories with characters who grow as they face challenges. You can make your game as involved or as stripped-down as you like, of course, but this might be a large project.

The vibe of Heroic Chord is kind, but not always gentle. It is a game about people coming together and taking care of one another in a hostile world. So, the specifics (the assist pools, the spell pieces, the abilities, et cetera) try to portray a world in which people are unified against danger.

If you would like to know more about Heroic Chord, you can find it and our actual play series Sword of Symphonies at http://www.peachgardengames.com

License Information

You are free to create Harmony Drive games. All I ask for is credit using the Attribution Text below. The contents of the SRD, both rules and text, are available for use under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.

You just put the following on your copyright page:

This work is based on the Harmony Drive system from Cat McDonald and Peach Garden Games, and licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

All the text should be the same size as the rest of your copyright section, and not redacted or obscured in any way. If you’re publishing electronically you can make “Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license” a link to http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

You can’t imply that Cat McDonald or Peach Garden Games is endorsing you or sponsoring you unless special arrangement has been made with you. You may not use any material from Peach Garden Games product that is not included in this SRD, including but not limited to specific prompts and artwork, without permission. You must create your own original material using the Harmony Drive system as a base.

You can’t use the SRD to make anything that would be prejudicial to Peach Garden Games or Cat McDonald's honor or reputation.

You are free to make use of the Driven by Harmony logo in your games and promotional materials etc. It's included with this SRD when you download it from itchio. If you use the Driven by Harmony logo in your game, also add the following text:

The Driven by Harmony logo is © Cat McDonald, and is used with permission.

You are free to color and resize the logo to suit your project, but the logo should not be materially altered in any other way.

Finally, nazis, homophobes, transphobes, and other bigots are expressly forbidden from making new content using the Harmony Drive system. If you have to ask whether this includes you, it does.

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