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

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

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

Dancers in the Dreaming City: A character sheet for an Elric-inspired one page RPG

Later this week, I'll be running a one-shot of Dancers in the Dreaming City, a one-page weird fantasy RPG from Micah Anderson. It's designed to replicate the Elric tales of Michael Moorcock. The rules are based on the game Whats So Cool About outer Space by Jared Sinclair. The system is simple. Each player has … Continue reading Dancers in the Dreaming City: A character sheet for an Elric-inspired one page RPG

OneDice Pulp: Mini-Review and Custom Character Sheet for a pulp adventure RPG.

There's a fun little use universal RPG system by Cakebread & Walton called the OneDice system. The OneDice system The basic mechanic is simple - you roll a single six-sided die (hence the name), and add the appropriate ability score (Strong, Clever, or Quick), plus any skill levels. The result must beat a particular Target … Continue reading OneDice Pulp: Mini-Review and Custom Character Sheet for a pulp adventure RPG.

Helm: A mini-review and character sheet for a low fantasy game

I recently ran a session of Helm, the new OSR system from Jon Davis (sivads-sanctum.itch.io). It's a genuinely fun little system, very much worth picking up. Here's some system notes and a couple of character sheets. Making Characters The character generation system is quite unique. You roll a 1d6 for each body location - Head, … Continue reading Helm: A mini-review and character sheet for a low fantasy game