These are the Unofficial Voyages…Non-licensed Star Trek RPGs.

There have been a number of RPGs that have held the official Star Trek license over the years: Modiphius' Star Trek Adventures (the current rights holder), the 1990s Last Unicorn Games series of books (one game for each TV series), the 1980s Star Trek RPG from FASA, and even the long-forgotten 1978 Heritage Models game … Continue reading These are the Unofficial Voyages…Non-licensed Star Trek RPGs.

Planet of the Spiders: A campaign idea I’ll probably never get around to.

In 1956, the English writer Colin Wilson released the book The Outsider. It was sort a cultural and literary analysis of so-called "outsider" figures, and served as an early introduction to existentialism. The book received a lot of early acclaim from critics, and Wilson was as feted one of the "angry young men" of his … Continue reading Planet of the Spiders: A campaign idea I’ll probably never get around to.

Lumberlands: A Black Hack conversion in two PDF booklets

I’ve finished up my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset.. I've assembled everything into two zine-sized (5.5" x 8.5") PDFs that can be downloaded and printed. Remember that you'll need a copy of both the Black Hack and the Lumberlands zine to … Continue reading Lumberlands: A Black Hack conversion in two PDF booklets

Traveller: 1700 – A custom character sheet and some recommended Colonial American RPG books

At Travellercon/USA 2021 I got to play in a great session of Traveller: 1700. This is a free setting for Classic Traveller created by Greg Caires, originally published in the Freelance Traveller fanzine. It's available for download over at the Freelance Traveller site. Though designed for Classic Traveller, it's easily compatible with more modern versions, and … Continue reading Traveller: 1700 – A custom character sheet and some recommended Colonial American RPG books

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.

Denizens: Some initial thoughts on a Megadungeon

I've never been a huge megadungeon guy. Spending an entire campaign just clearing rooms and collecting treasure wasn't something I was particularly interested in. (No judgement on people who enjoy it) But the itch.io Megadungeon Jam has got me reconsidering the megadungeon, and how I might run one. It's a one-year jam to encourage people … Continue reading Denizens: Some initial thoughts on a Megadungeon