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

Warlords of Atlantis: Character sheets for the Barbaric! setting

Barbaric! There's an interesting low fantasy RPG, based on the Cepheus Engine system, called Barbaric! from Stellagama Publishing. It's a much lighter, quicker version of the whole 2d6/Cepheus/Traveller style of game. There isn't any career lifepath system and the stats have been completely replaced with a common set of seven skills. It's somewhat closer to … Continue reading Warlords of Atlantis: Character sheets for the Barbaric! setting

Leafpunk: Mini-review and character sheets for a vegetational Troika! setting

I recently ran a one-shot of Troika! using the Leafpunk (DrivethruRPG) setting by J. Kap. It's a great, strange little setting, full of fun ideas. Here's what it's about: A post-apocalypse world overrun with greenery, over a thousand years in the future. The ecosystem is dominated by plant life.Other than humans, there are few or … Continue reading Leafpunk: Mini-review and character sheets for a vegetational Troika! setting

Tiny Cthulhu: Mini-Review and Fillable Character Sheets

One of the more interesting indie RPG systems out there is Gallant Knight Games' Tiny D6 system. Gallant Knight has produced a lot of material for Tiny D6 - Tiny Dungeon, Tiny Wastelands, Tiny Supers, and even a Baywatch-based system called Beach Patrol. Each of these books are self-contained. There is no core Tiny D6 … Continue reading Tiny Cthulhu: Mini-Review and Fillable Character Sheets

Viking Death Squad: Fillable version of the Character sheet

Just picked up a copy of Viking Death Squad, a gonzo little OSR-style RPG from Runehammer games. It's got alien War Pigs, demons, Borgs, and unfrozen vikings. It's a very heavy-metal inspired game. There's a PDF character sheet available, but it's not fillable, so I've made a revised version of the original that is fillable, … Continue reading Viking Death Squad: Fillable version of the Character sheet

octaNe: mini-review and character sheet for the B-movie post-apocalypse.

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.