Vaults of Vaarn is a great little OSR game by Leo Hunt. It's a sort of a far future Dying Earth-style science fantasy setting. There's the remains of dead civilizations littering the blue sands, bizarre technologies, and all kinds of mutants and robots roaming about underneath a dying red sun. Highly recommended. The rules are … Continue reading Vaults of Vaarn: A custom character sheet for an OSR science fantasy game.
Last year I released Buffalo Commons, my hack of 2600 about park rangers flying airships over a near-future Great Plains, slowly being returned to its wild prairie state. I've just added a quick update to the project. A few typos have been fixed, and I've added a fillable character sheet and airship sheet. Buffalo Commons … Continue reading Quick update to Buffalo Commons
Michael Brown creates a lot of simple one-page settings for the Cepheus Engine system, many inspired by various sci-fi properties. One of them is Wings over the World, a science fiction setting based on Things to Come, the 1936 science fiction film. I've made a Cepheus Engine character sheet specifically designed for this setting. The … Continue reading Wings Over The World: a character sheet for the retro sci-fi Cepheus Engine setting
I recently picked up a copy of the Fallen Justice expansion book for the Tiny Supers RPG. It's designed to allow the GM to run low-powered vigilante superheroes inspired by the grim and gritty figures of the Iron Age of comics - Daredevil, The Punisher, Elektra, etc. Tiny Supers, by Gallant Knight Games, is their … Continue reading Fallen Justice: A custom character sheet for the Tiny Supers RPG
In 1956, the English writer Colin Wilson released the book The Outsider. It was sort a cultural and literary analysis of so-called "outsider" figures, and served as an early introduction to existentialism. The book received a lot of early acclaim from critics, and Wilson was as feted one of the "angry young men" of his … Continue reading Planet of the Spiders: A campaign idea I’ll probably never get around to.
I just ran a one-shot of Brindlewood Bay, the RPG by Jason Cordova about little old ladies who solve murder mysteries in a quaint New England town. It's a fun little Powered-by-the-Apocalypse system. I was running the game over Discord, so I needed to see how the players filled out their character sheets. To make … Continue reading Brindlewood Bay: Fillable version of the official character sheet
In 1981, Kirby Lee Davis designed and self-published a small homebrew fantasy RPG - The Spawn of Fashan. It didn't sell particularly well, and was soon out-of-print. The author left the RPG scene altogether. Normally, it would be completely forgotten, but the game has developed a strange afterlife. For a long time, Spawn of Fashan … Continue reading The Spawn of Fashan: Some notes on a mostly-dead RPG and a new character sheet
I recently picked up a copy of the Sword & Sorcery RPG ZeFRS over on Lulu. I'll be running a one-shot of this, so I thought I'd put together a quick mini-review and show off my custom character sheet. History In 1985, TSR (the original D&D publisher) released their Conan RPG. The rules were by Dave … Continue reading ZeFRS: A mini-review and free character sheet for the Conan retroclone
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.