Omega 99 – Revised Character Sheet

This is an update to a previous post, where I posted a character sheet for Omega 99, the Cepheus/Traveller setting based on Space 1999. I've noticed a small error in the calculations, when it's creating the UPP that appears on the character sheet and the table tent. Here is the revised version: Omega99_CharSheet_TableTent_Revised  

Noir Hack: The Straight Dope – House Rule (with new character sheet)

For my one-shot of the Noir Hack, I created a new house rule called the Straight Dope. It's based on the Flashlight/Smokes idea from the Cthulhu Hack. The idea is to model the social connections a character might have for particular institutions, that they could use to get information or make things happen. Each community … Continue reading Noir Hack: The Straight Dope – House Rule (with new character sheet)

Noir Hack – New Classes: Reporter, Citizen, & Swell

I've just tried running a one-shot of Noir Hack, the film noir version of the OSR RPG Black Hack. To prepare for my game, I created a few new classes. Reporter Ink-Slingers, Gossip Columnists, Muckrakers Starting HP: d8+4 HP Per Level/Resting: 1d8 Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Any Attack Damage: 1d6 Armed /1d4 Unarmed or Improvising … Continue reading Noir Hack – New Classes: Reporter, Citizen, & Swell

Boxing Slang for Pulp adventures

Cross-posted from my pulp RPG blog – Pulp Gamer


circusfistsGiven the prevalence of boxers and ex-boxers in pulp fiction. I’ve found it useful to keep these boxing jargon dictionaries handy whenever I run a pulp game:

The image is from Circus Fists (link to actual story)  – a fun Robert E. Howard story about his boxing sailor hero Sailor Steve Costigan.

Costigan would make an excellent PC in any pulp game.

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