Over on Mastodon, I've been posting a bunch of covers for purported obscure GURPS books, along with a few "facts" about each one. Here's the original Mastodon thread. Most people got the joke, but I think a few are still searching for these. I'm posting them here for posterity. GURPS Canada The development of this … Continue reading The Lost Books of GURPS: RPG books that probably didn’t exist.
I've finished up my entry for the Late-Stage Capitalism Jam over on itch My Gods Are Algorithms, And They Are Hungry - A GM-less, competitive, storytelling game about influencers in a post-human world. It's set in a future where the world is ruled by mysterious, inscrutable AI gods. The players are Influencers, people who try … Continue reading My Gods Are Algorithms, And They Are Hungry
Last year I joined a itch game jam called the Pleasure-Not-Business Card Game Jam, where participants created a RPG game or supplement that would fit on a business card. For my entry I created a little sci-fi game called Planck. It's essentially a Cepheus Engine\Quantum Engine system stripped down to its bare essentials. It's designed … Continue reading Character sheet for Planck, a business card RPG
I've been spending time on Mastodon, chatting about RPG stuff. It's been a lot of fun. I'm at tabletop.social, but a lot of RPG people are at dice.camp, both RPG related instances. Just wanted to throw together a bunch of useful RPG related links I posted or found there, both for my own reference, and … Continue reading What the Mastodon taught me: A collection of RPG links
Just finished up a one-shot of Riverbend (Itch | Exalted Funeral), a fantasy fishing RPG from Gustavo Tertoleone and Victor Amorim. It's a charming, rules-light little fantasy setting. Highly recommended. Players are "Villagers", who travel down a river basin, exploring, battling abominations, and most importantly - fishing. It's basically a pointcrawl set on a randomly … Continue reading Riverbend: A mini-review, sample setting, and character sheet for a fantasy fishing RPG
Occasionally, when I've got nothing better to do (and often when I do), I'll kill time by making some mock RPG covers in the style of older books. They're mostly modified images of real old books. I usually post these to Twitter, MeWe, or more likely these days, Mastodon. Seriously, if you're looking for good … Continue reading Antique RPG covers that never existed.
At the designer's request, I've created a fillable character sheet for Lightning League, an action/adventure pulp RPG by Robert Garitta. The players are two-fisted heroes in the pulp tradition, who are all members of the Lightning League, "an Internationalorganization of inventors, explorers and heroes", operating in the years after WWII. The default setting is the … Continue reading Lightning League: A Character Sheet for a Pulp RPG
I've been playing around with submitting an article to the Cepheus Journal about running Spaghetti Western-inspired adventures in Cepheus Engine games, specifically Independence Game's Rider. Here's one of the ideas I've been considering. Note that none of this has been playtested in any way. Anti-Hero Points It was common in many Italian westerns for the … Continue reading Anti-Hero points: a mechanic for Spaghetti Western games
I've just run a one-shot of Webworld, the spidery post-apocalypse RPG from NeonRot The Setting Webworld's setting is an arachnid nightmare. Giant spiders of various types have conquered the Earth, blanketing it in sticky webbing. Civilization has collapsed, and the few survivors huddle in underground shelters, occasionally creeping out to scavenge for food and supplies. … Continue reading Webworld: A mini-review and custom character sheet for the post-spiderpocalypse RPG
I recently posted a character sheet for Warlords of Atlantis, the setting for the Barbaric! RPG from Stellagama Publishing. As I mentioned in that post, Barbaric! uses the Quantum Engine system, which is a modified version of the Cepheus Engine/Traveller sci-fi ruleset. It's designed to run adventures in a Conan-style Sword & Sorcery world. It … Continue reading Barbaric! a custom character sheet for a sword & sorcery RPG