Over on my Pulp Gamer RPG blog, I've posted a mini-review and a custom character sheet for the Pulp Hack - an OSR based pulp adventure game. The Pulp-Hack: Mini-review and custom Character Sheet
Month: August 2022
The New OSR 5: Even More Cepheus Tools
I’ve been posting a lot about a “New OSR”, an attempt to encourage others to build a community and produce gaming material for the Cepheus Engine (open source Traveller). The idea being that the Cepheus Engine is a solid base for creating your own adventures, zines, supplements, and full games. My previous Cepheus as a … Continue reading The New OSR 5: Even More Cepheus Tools
Villain’s Toolbox – a list of deadly methods for murder
Started updating my Pulp RPG blog again
How does a fiendish master criminal eliminate his enemies? Guns? Bombs? Too pedestrian. Here’s a list of fictional methods of assassination taken from actual pulp novels. Add any of these to your pulp villain’s arsenal.
Note: I’ve identified the source of most of these, so there may be spoilers for some books that went out-of-print well before you were born.
Two darts made of frozen snake venom, that will kill nearly instantly. Fired from a blowgun disguised as a common cigarette. Leaves two small wounds on the victim, which to the non-expert appears to be a snake bite.
from The Three Just Men (1925) by Edgar Wallace
An ordinary-looking vinyl record, with a recorded message from a criminal mastermind. The surface of the record has been treated with both a deadly poison and a protective coating. The record is harmless until it is played. When the needle of the record…
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Flowstone – an underground city for the Black Hack, or any OSR game
Flowstone is a city for my own Undergloom setting (previous post here), though it could most likely be plugged in to any Underdark-style world. I use it for the occasional Black Hack game, but it should work with any OSR-style system. Flowstone lies in the center of a vast cavern that serves as a junction … Continue reading Flowstone – an underground city for the Black Hack, or any OSR game
The Bone Age: Mini-Review and custom character sheet for a science fantasy OSR game
I've been playing around with the Bone Age by Bill Edmunds. It's an interesting little science fantasy OSR setting and system. Players are stone age humans, struggling to survive on an strange world where alien races war for dominance.. The System The system itself is pretty simple. Characters have six stats - Agility, Constitution, Instinct, … Continue reading The Bone Age: Mini-Review and custom character sheet for a science fantasy OSR game