Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VII – Weapons of Athas

The following are some custom weapons for the Dark Sun setting, converted to Sword of Cepheus. The weapons mostly come from The Complete Gladiator's Handbook. This is part of my ongoing series converting the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus RPG. A lot of the ideas for the rules come from Zozer … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VII – Weapons of Athas

Ship record sheet for the High Seas Hack – an OSR pirate RPG

I recently posted a character sheet for the High Seas Hack – the Black Hack-based OSR RPG set during the golden age of piracy. The High Seas Hack treats sailing ships almost as characters, with their own hit points and stats. To match the character sheet I made, I've also made a High Seas Hack … Continue reading Ship record sheet for the High Seas Hack – an OSR pirate RPG

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VI – Merchants of Athas – Trade Rules

As part of my conversion of the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus rules, I recently made a merchant career. It sort of inspired me to take the Cepheus Engine trading rules and modify them to be used in the Dark Sun setting. The idea being that the players could make money … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VI – Merchants of Athas – Trade Rules

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part V – Merchants of Athas

Here’s the next part of my Dark Sun conversion to Sword of Cepheus – the Merchant career. I've also included rules for trading. I was originally just going to create a quick merchant class, but I got to thinking as I read about the dynastic merchant houses in the Wanderer's Journal. For Tyr to trade … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part V – Merchants of Athas

Weird Books for Gamers VII: A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

This is the seventh in my series of capsule reviews of non-fiction books from my library that would be useful or inspiring in RPGs – Weird Books for Gamers A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits(Goodreads) This is a 1998 book that is essentially a bestiary of fairies, demons, and … Continue reading Weird Books for Gamers VII: A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

DoubleZero: Character Sheet for a Modern Action/Espionage RPG

DoubleZero from Dancing Lights Press is a RPG designed to replicate modern action/spy/thriller movies. It's heavily inspired by the old James Bond RPG from the 1980s, but uses its own streamlined percentile based system. If you're looking for an exact retro-clone of the James Bond game, try Classified. The basic mechanic is super-simple: Every action … Continue reading DoubleZero: Character Sheet for a Modern Action/Espionage RPG

Character Sheet and Woodsman Class for the Cthulhu Hack – Dark Ages Style

As I posted previously, I've been working on a character sheet for the Cthulhu Hack designed to be used with any Cthulhu Dark Ages scenarios. Here's what I have so far. It's fillable. NOTE: Flashlights/Smokes has been renamed Reason/Passion. They are mechanically identical. I just changed the names to match the setting. cthulhuhack_charsheet_darkagesDownload Eventually, when … Continue reading Character Sheet and Woodsman Class for the Cthulhu Hack – Dark Ages Style