Chernoff Faces: a character sheet for a game that doesn’t exist

I just learned about the concept of Chernoff Faces, the data visualization concept in which numerical data is presented using cartoon faces rather than numbers, as it's easier for people to process faces than digits. I immediately wondered how to adapt this for RPG use. How would you design a game that used faces instead … Continue reading Chernoff Faces: a character sheet for a game that doesn’t exist

Liminal Horror: A fillable, custom character sheet for the Horror RPG

I just finished up a one-shot of Liminal Horror, a modern horror RPG from Goblin Archives. It's a simple system, heavily inspired by Yochai Gal's Cairn. Characters have three stats: Strength, Dexterity, and Control. Players roll a D20, and try to get equal to or below their stat to succeed at tasks. In combat, there … Continue reading Liminal Horror: A fillable, custom character sheet for the Horror RPG

The Doom That Came to Chapman Farm – Converting a OSR adventure to Traveller

There's an OSR adventure called The Doom That Came to Chapman Farm. It's by Mark Hess and it's specifically designed for the Lamentations of the Flame Princess RPG. The setting is Colonial Maryland in the late 1600s. It looks like a simple, fun little horror adventure. I'm planning to run it for one of my … Continue reading The Doom That Came to Chapman Farm – Converting a OSR adventure to Traveller

DoubleZero: Second Edition review and my custom character sheet

DoubleZero is a RPG for modern era action\adventure games by Berin Kinsman. It’s particularly suited to the Spy or Thriller genres. I’ve been playing around with it for a bit, and thought I’d post some thoughts along with a custom character sheet. The Format DoubleZero, like all of the titles published by Lightspress Media uses … Continue reading DoubleZero: Second Edition review and my custom character sheet

Flowstone – an underground city for the Black Hack, or any OSR game

Flowstone is a city for my own Undergloom setting (previous post here), though it could most likely be plugged in to any Underdark-style world. I use it for the occasional Black Hack game, but it should work with any OSR-style system. Flowstone lies in the center of a vast cavern that serves as a junction … Continue reading Flowstone – an underground city for the Black Hack, or any OSR game

The Bone Age: Mini-Review and custom character sheet for a science fantasy OSR game

I've been playing around with the Bone Age by Bill Edmunds. It's an interesting little science fantasy OSR setting and system. Players are stone age humans, struggling to survive on an strange world where alien races war for dominance.. The System The system itself is pretty simple. Characters have six stats - Agility, Constitution, Instinct, … Continue reading The Bone Age: Mini-Review and custom character sheet for a science fantasy OSR game

Nexus: The Infinite City – some pregens for a long-dead RPG

I recently ran a one-shot of the mostly forgotten science fantasy RPG - Nexus, the Infinite City. Nexus was published by Daedalus Games in 1994. It apparently wasn't particularly successful, and only spawned one supplement. Daedalus Games went bankrupt in 1997, but not before publishing the much more successful Feng Shui, by Robin Laws. (Laws … Continue reading Nexus: The Infinite City – some pregens for a long-dead RPG