I just ran the introductory adventure for Viking Death Squad using the pregenerated characters provided in the rulebook. I copied the stats from the book into the fillable version of the character sheets I posted previously. I'm posting the pregens from the book here to save time for any prospective VDS GMs. viking_death_squad_redcarsonDownload viking_death_squad_olafDownload viking_death_squad_lokusDownload … Continue reading Viking Death Squad: Pregens
Just ran a one-shot of octaNe, from Memento Mori Theatricks. It's a RPG from 2004 described as a "psychotronic game of post-apocalyptic, trash-culture America!" It's set in a pulpy, gonzo version of a post-apocalypse America, clearly inspired by a mixture of Mad Max, Six-String Samurai, and pretty much any B-Movie from the last century. Imagine … Continue reading octaNe: mini-review and character sheet for the B-movie post-apocalypse.
Godstar is a campaign setting for the Cepheus Engine system from Zozer Games. It's essentially Dune with the serial numbers filed off. The setting is centered around a small desert world called Aurelia. Aureila doesn't have spice, but it has the Godstar. The sun of the Aurelian system (the titular Godstar) seems to be a … Continue reading Godstar: A faux-Dune Cepheus Engine setting and my custom character sheet
Most of of my RPG gaming is in a weekly one-shot group. As it was last year, most of my games were online. I've been keeping track of each game the group ran. I'm posting it here mostly for my own reference. I was the GM for most of these, though we had a good … Continue reading Every RPG I played or ran in 2021
Sivad's Sanctum recently released the Wild West RPG - In the Light of the Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition. It's an update of the old Saddlebag edition of their OSR-inspired western RPG. I've always liked the system and was pleased to see a new version. Here's some notes and a fillable version of the official character … Continue reading In the Light of the Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition – Review and fillable Character Sheet.
As this blog cruises toward 200 posts, I thought I'd do a little tidying up. I've set up a favorites category for all the blog posts I like the best. You can access it on the menu above or using this link: https://polyhedralnonsense.com/category/favorite/ I'm using this category to keep track of all of my posts … Continue reading My Favorite Posts: a little blog housekeeping
Just ran a one-shot of White Lies - the OD&D-based espionage RPG. Currently still free on DriveThru. The rules are pretty light - D20 for attack & saves. 1d6+stat modifiers for everything else. The best part of the book is the random generation tables for enemy organizations, villains, missions, and mission names. Even if you're … Continue reading White Lies: Fillable Character Sheets for the OSR Espionage RPG
So Zine Quest 2020 is going on in February. It's where a bunch of game designers create a bunch of small RPG zines for various systems. I took I quick look at the list and soon found myself 80 dollars poorer. Here's what I'm backing so far: The Knights of the Road - An Into … Continue reading The Zines I’m Backing for Zine Quest 2020 (so far)
Here's the second post on the town of Felicity, my spaghetti western influenced setting for In the Light of the Setting Sun, the wild west indie RPG from Jon Davis. This has a list of notable townsfolk. I've listed stats for all the major characters, occasional quotes by and about each person that can be … Continue reading Felicity Part II: The Townsfolk of Felicity
I recently ran a quick session of Troika!, the fantasy RPG from the Melsonian Arts Council. It's a simple system based on the old Fighting Fantasy System.The whole thing has a wonderful, weird, psychedelic acid-fantasy vibe. Definitely worth checking out There's a nice review of the system here: http://www.jasonpym.com/stuff/2019/03/14/a-review-of-the-troika-rpg/ To prepare for the session, I … Continue reading Troika! Character/Cheat Sheets