OSR on the Spanish Main: A review of some OSR pirate RPGs

I've been running a number of one-shots of different OSR-based pirate RPGs in the last few months, many set in the Golden Age of Piracy - heavily influenced by pirate movies and books (mostly movies). This isn't a complete overview of every OSR Pirate-themed RPG out there. This is just a few thoughts on some … Continue reading OSR on the Spanish Main: A review of some OSR pirate RPGs

Lumberlands: A Black Hack conversion in two PDF booklets

I’ve finished up my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset.. I've assembled everything into two zine-sized (5.5" x 8.5") PDFs that can be downloaded and printed. Remember that you'll need a copy of both the Black Hack and the Lumberlands zine to … Continue reading Lumberlands: A Black Hack conversion in two PDF booklets

Lumberlands: A Black Hack character sheet for the fantasy forest setting

I’m continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset.This time, I'm making a custom character sheet and spell sheet. Previous Posts:Part I – Classes are here.Part II – Sasquatches are here.Part III – Dangerous CreaturesPart IV - More Creatures This character sheet … Continue reading Lumberlands: A Black Hack character sheet for the fantasy forest setting

The Lumberlands – More Creatures – Black Hack conversion Part IV

I’m continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset. Previous Posts: Part I – Classes are here. Part II – Sasquatches are here.Part III - Dangerous Creatures This is a list of stats for the rest of the monsters found in the … Continue reading The Lumberlands – More Creatures – Black Hack conversion Part IV

Night of the Ninja: A Character Sheet for an extremely dead RPG

People in the 80's loved ninjas. There were magazines, books, and an endless number of ninja movies. Not one was good, but most were kind of fun. There were, of course, Ninja RPGs. The best known is probably Ninjas & Superspies from Palladium Games, but there were others. In 1986, IIE Games Corps (now defunct) … Continue reading Night of the Ninja: A Character Sheet for an extremely dead RPG

The Lumberlands – Dangerous Critters – Black Hack conversion Part III

I’m continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) to the Black Hack ruleset. Previous Posts: Part I - Classes are here. Part II - Sasquatches are here. This is a list of stats for the monsters found in the Dangerous Critters section of the Lumberlands Zine (pg 32). These are just … Continue reading The Lumberlands – Dangerous Critters – Black Hack conversion Part III

The Lumberlands – Sasquatches – Black Hack conversion Part II

I'm continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) to the Black Hack ruleset. Original post here. This is a write-up of the Sasquatches, one of the main monster factions in the fantasy forest setting. These are just the mechanics - for the descriptions, you'll need to get a copy of the … Continue reading The Lumberlands – Sasquatches – Black Hack conversion Part II

The Lumberlands – An OSR forest setting – Black Hack Conversion part I

There's a really entertaining little OSR zine called the Wampus County Travel Guide 1: Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) by Lost Pages games. It's a system-agnostic setting for any fantasy game, though it's clearly intended for some kind of OSR system. It's set in a vaguely North American forest setting, with influences from old lumberjack lore. … Continue reading The Lumberlands – An OSR forest setting – Black Hack Conversion part I