From Publisher's Website:
Heroes and Hardships is a skill-based D10 dice pool RPG system that will support any setting or story you can imagine! Heroes and Hardships is built for heroic adventure and deadly campaigns!
Heroes and Hardships is the culmination of many years of experience, development, and play testing. The system insists on gritty, realistic combat where endless hit points will not help you. Wise maneuvers inside and outside of combat help push forward the story, role-play, and plot in meaningful ways.
Skilled characters will conquer obstacles, but even the lowest born peasant can prove their worth. Social manipulations can turn an enemy’s sword in a different direction instead of taking the point in the ribs. These are some of the hallmarks you can expect when playing this game.
Heroes and Hardships is setting agnostic; you may use it with any setting you can create or adapt. It is scalable to differing power levels all the way from the average person to godlike heroes. You
can explore settings such as sci-fi, fantasy, and horror just to name a few.
Heroes and Hardships is flexible. It is a tool set that allows the Game Master to use sub-systems they enjoy. There is no need to use every sub-system Heroes and Hardships offers. Some sub-systems may be out of scope for your game. Only the Game Master and their players can decide what is best for them.