I've always been fascinated with Michael Brown's Cepheus Engine setting Omega 99. It's heavily based on the old ITV show Space 1999. Honestly, I didn't think the original TV show was particularly good, but the fun 1970s style of it, and Brown's very interesting gameable take on the source material continue to intrigue me. Here's … Continue reading Further Thoughts on Omega 99
Month: December 2020
Every RPG I ran in 2020
I run a weekly one-shot RPG group. Obviously, in this, the Year of the Mask - they were mostly online. I threw together a quick list of every game I ran this year in rough chronological order. This list is more for my reference, than of any use to anyone else. If you've seen my … Continue reading Every RPG I ran in 2020
The Parrotoid Pirates of the Carcinogen Isles: Another hex for the Shabby Land
This is the second in my series of sample hexes for The Shabby Land, my upcoming post-apocalyptic hexcrawl zine for Cepheus Atom. Here's the first one I did. Here are all of my Shabby Land posts. Hex 0308 - The Carcinogen Isles Parrotoid Pirates raid ships in Poison Bay with a rocket powered catamaran. Just … Continue reading The Parrotoid Pirates of the Carcinogen Isles: Another hex for the Shabby Land
Shabby Land WIP: Post-Apocalypse player map
I've been continuing my work on The Shabby Land - my post-apocalypse hexcrawl for Cepheus Atom. I've been maxing my own custom hex icons. Here's the current map for the players:
The World Is Doomed: Why Mörk Borg and the Mechanoid Invasion are basically the same game
I recently ran a one-shot of the RPGs Mörk Borg and The Mechanoid Invasion. Both games were fun, but I found myself thinking about the strange similarity between them, and how I could steal stuff from one to use in the other. Mörk Borg is the new Swedish hotness, a ENnie-award winning OSR fantasy game … Continue reading The World Is Doomed: Why Mörk Borg and the Mechanoid Invasion are basically the same game
PAX Station Theta: A sample hex for a post-apocalypse hexcrawl.
I've been putting together a hexcrawl zine for the post-apocalypse RPG Cepheus Atom. Cepheus Atom is a stripped-down, simplified version of the Traveller/Cepheus Engine ruleset, set in a slightly gonzo apocalypse. Basically, it's Traveller: Gamma World. My character sheets are available here. I've been making a hexcrawl for Cepheus Atom called The Shabby Land. I … Continue reading PAX Station Theta: A sample hex for a post-apocalypse hexcrawl.