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

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

It’s All Happening at the Zoo – A Tiny Living Dead scenario with Pregens

I recently ran a one-shot of Tiny Living Dead, the Tiny D6 RPG from Gallant Knight Games. Half the party died.Here are the pregens I used, created with my custom TLD character sheet: tinylivingdead_pregensDownload A cheat sheet of the basic Tiny D6 rules for each player: tinylivingdead_cheatsheetDownload Here's the scenario I used - it's a … Continue reading It’s All Happening at the Zoo – A Tiny Living Dead scenario with Pregens

Sword of Cepheus: Military-Grade Black Magic

The Imperial sorcerers of old wove dark and terrible enchantments, crafted to wage their endless war. As the millennia went on, their spells grew ever more powerful, and ever more dangerous. Most of them have been lost to time, but fortune hunters and obsessed sorcerers constantly scour the broken, ancient battlefields of the Dispute, hoping … Continue reading Sword of Cepheus: Military-Grade Black Magic