The Hardcore Ruleset was started on the 20th of June 2002 by Archaegeo Neosophy. It began with the simple purpose of changing how characters died, and moved on from there. Many folks have contributed to the development of the HCR, and ideas and suggestions are always welcome.
HCR official forums & downloadsLink not available
- A fairly detailed breakdown of what HCR is and does (somewhat out of date)