I've always been a big fan of Barsoom/Dying Mars/Science Fantasy set RPGs. I've been maintaining a list of Mars games in this genre. One of my current favorites is BX Mars by Michael Gibbons. It's set on a dying Mars called Zerzura. It has a fun pulp science fantasy tone. It's got dead cities, Red … Continue reading B/X Mars: A character sheet for an OSR Mars science fantasy RPG
I'm slowly continuing work on my conversion of the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus system. I'm currently continuing to add to the Elemental Cleric class. I’m now putting together a list of spells for each type of Elemental Cleric – Fire, Air, Earth, and Water. Here’s my list of Sword of … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part X – Earth Spells for Elemental Clerics
Strontium Dog was a long running comic series that appeared in the British comic weekly 2000 AD. The premise was that in the 22nd century, mutant humans are a hated minority in the galaxy. A handful of mutants work as bounty hunters for the Search/Destroy agency, hunting down dangerous fugitives. In 2008, Mongoose put out … Continue reading Strontium Dog: Character Sheets for the Traveller Bounty Hunter RPG
A few years ago, I created a scenario for the old 1980s Flying Buffalo modern adventure RPG Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes. I've recently really started to get into the DoubleZero RPG, the modern update of the old James Bond RPG. I like the system a lot better than MSPE (though MSPE has a much … Continue reading The Exchange: An espionage scenario for the DoubleZero RPG
Just an update to a previous post. Here's some revised versions of my Zaibatsu character sheet. Here's a A4 version of the original zaibatsu_charsheet_fillable_a4Download Here's a revised version of the letter version, with a small fix to the UPP calculation. zaibatsu_charsheet_fillable_letter_revisedDownload
I recently designed a custom Troika! character sheet for my Barsoom: 1960 setting. I've decided to make a generic version for any Troika! game. I've made versions in several different colors. They're in A4 and US letter sizes https://ng76.itch.io/troika-character-sheets
OK - It's not either of those things. But I make a lot of character sheets, and have occasionally been asked about my process. This isn't in any sense a complete guide, just some notes and ideas I've had while designing sheets that some might find useful. This is generally intended to create print PDFs, … Continue reading The universally complete and infallibly correct guide to creating your own custom RPG character sheet.
I recently ran a one-shot of Zaibatsu, the old-school cyberpunk RPG from Zozer games. This is a RPG set in the year 2225 in Tokyo. The players are members of the Japanese underworld, recruited by ruthless corporations (the titular Zaibatsu), to undertake dangerous and illegal missions to further the company's bottom line. It uses a … Continue reading Zaibatsu: Character Sheet for a 1980s style cyberpunk game