Night of the Ninja: A Character Sheet for an extremely dead RPG

People in the 80's loved ninjas. There were magazines, books, and an endless number of ninja movies. Not one was good, but most were kind of fun. There were, of course, Ninja RPGs. The best known is probably Ninjas & Superspies from Palladium Games, but there were others. In 1986, IIE Games Corps (now defunct) … Continue reading Night of the Ninja: A Character Sheet for an extremely dead RPG

The Lumberlands – Dangerous Critters – Black Hack conversion Part III

I’m continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) to the Black Hack ruleset. Previous Posts: Part I - Classes are here. Part II - Sasquatches are here. This is a list of stats for the monsters found in the Dangerous Critters section of the Lumberlands Zine (pg 32). These are just … Continue reading The Lumberlands – Dangerous Critters – Black Hack conversion Part III

The Lumberlands – Sasquatches – Black Hack conversion Part II

I'm continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) to the Black Hack ruleset. Original post here. This is a write-up of the Sasquatches, one of the main monster factions in the fantasy forest setting. These are just the mechanics - for the descriptions, you'll need to get a copy of the … Continue reading The Lumberlands – Sasquatches – Black Hack conversion Part II

The Lumberlands – An OSR forest setting – Black Hack Conversion part I

There's a really entertaining little OSR zine called the Wampus County Travel Guide 1: Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) by Lost Pages games. It's a system-agnostic setting for any fantasy game, though it's clearly intended for some kind of OSR system. It's set in a vaguely North American forest setting, with influences from old lumberjack lore. … Continue reading The Lumberlands – An OSR forest setting – Black Hack Conversion part I

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