Strontium Dog: Character Sheets for the Traveller Bounty Hunter RPG

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

Revised Zaibatsu Character Sheets

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

The universally complete and infallibly correct guide to creating your own custom RPG character sheet.

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.

Zaibatsu: Character Sheet for a 1980s style cyberpunk game

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

Unloved Games – RPGs that could use a little more attention – Part 3

Here’s the third (and probably last) part of my list of RPGs that could use a little more love - Rockalypse, Pew Pew!, and Cavaliers of Mars Rockalypse I was lucky enough to playtest this one at a Metatopia (NJ playtesting con) a few years back and have liked it ever since. This is a FATE-based … Continue reading Unloved Games – RPGs that could use a little more attention – Part 3

Weird Books for Gamers VIII: High Weirdness – Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experiences in the Seventies

This is the eighth in my series of capsule reviews of non-fiction books from my library that would be useful or inspiring in RPGs – Weird Books for Gamers High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experiences in the Seventies by Erik Davis (Goodreads) It's a study of three figures - Robert Anton Wilson, Phillip K. Dick, … Continue reading Weird Books for Gamers VIII: High Weirdness – Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experiences in the Seventies

Unloved Games – RPGs that could use a little more attention – Part 2

Here's the second part of my list of RPGs that could use a little more love. Golgotha At the edge of human space, scavengers venture to forbidden worlds to recover ancient technology from the ruins of long-dead alien civilizations. The alien ruins are known as Golgotha. Golgotha is a science fiction RPG by Greg Saunders … Continue reading Unloved Games – RPGs that could use a little more attention – Part 2