I recently picked up a copy of the Fallen Justice expansion book for the Tiny Supers RPG. It's designed to allow the GM to run low-powered vigilante superheroes inspired by the grim and gritty figures of the Iron Age of comics - Daredevil, The Punisher, Elektra, etc. Tiny Supers, by Gallant Knight Games, is their … Continue reading Fallen Justice: A custom character sheet for the Tiny Supers RPG
In 1956, the English writer Colin Wilson released the book The Outsider. It was sort a cultural and literary analysis of so-called "outsider" figures, and served as an early introduction to existentialism. The book received a lot of early acclaim from critics, and Wilson was as feted one of the "angry young men" of his … Continue reading Planet of the Spiders: A campaign idea I’ll probably never get around to.
I just ran a one-shot of Brindlewood Bay, the RPG by Jason Cordova about little old ladies who solve murder mysteries in a quaint New England town. It's a fun little Powered-by-the-Apocalypse system. I was running the game over Discord, so I needed to see how the players filled out their character sheets. To make … Continue reading Brindlewood Bay: Fillable version of the official character sheet
In 1981, Kirby Lee Davis designed and self-published a small homebrew fantasy RPG - The Spawn of Fashan. It didn't sell particularly well, and was soon out-of-print. The author left the RPG scene altogether. Normally, it would be completely forgotten, but the game has developed a strange afterlife. For a long time, Spawn of Fashan … Continue reading The Spawn of Fashan: Some notes on a mostly-dead RPG and a new character sheet
I recently picked up a copy of the Sword & Sorcery RPG ZeFRS over on Lulu. I'll be running a one-shot of this, so I thought I'd put together a quick mini-review and show off my custom character sheet. History In 1985, TSR (the original D&D publisher) released their Conan RPG. The rules were by Dave … Continue reading ZeFRS: A mini-review and free character sheet for the Conan retroclone
Most of of my RPG gaming is in a weekly one-shot group. As it was last year, most of my games were online. I've been keeping track of each game the group ran. I'm posting it here mostly for my own reference. I was the GM for most of these, though we had a good … Continue reading Every RPG I played or ran in 2021
Sivad's Sanctum recently released the Wild West RPG - In the Light of the Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition. It's an update of the old Saddlebag edition of their OSR-inspired western RPG. I've always liked the system and was pleased to see a new version. Here's some notes and a fillable version of the official character … Continue reading In the Light of the Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition – Review and fillable Character Sheet.
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
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
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