I've been playing with TSR's old Star Frontiers game from the 80s. It's one of those old games I've been meaning to try for years. To prepare for running it, I've made my own fillable PDF version of the character sheet. It's two pages for the sheet, and a third page for a table tent. … Continue reading Star Frontiers: Fillable Character Sheets with Table Tents
In 1984 Fantasy Games Unlimited (FGU) put out Psi World, a role playing game set in a near future Earth where a psionic minority is oppressed by the non-psionic majority and governments. It seemed to have been strongly influenced by the David Cronenberg movie Scanners. Only a few supplements were published, and then the game … Continue reading Psi World: New Fillable Character Sheets for a dead RPG.
Nexus: The Infinite City was a RPG about a trans-dimensional city called Nexus that consisted of chunks of various realities. Each neighborhood in the city had its own physical laws - some were high-tech, some were magical. There were also portals to infinite numbers of other alternate realities and dimensions. Players would play Nexans, denizens … Continue reading Nexus: The Infinite City – Character Sheet for yet another dead RPG
Cyborg Commando was a RPG published in 1987 by the now-defunct game company New Infinities Productions. The setting background was that in 2035, the Earth was invaded by a alien race called the Xenoborgs (described as looking like giant dust-mites). Earth's only hope are the Cyborg Commandos - technologically enhanced humans, bristling with weapons and … Continue reading Gary Gygax’s Cyborg Commando – Fillable Character Sheet for a dead RPG
The first RPG Palladium Book ever put out was the The Mechanoid Invasion. The original book came out in 1981, and had two expansion books published (Journey, and Homeworld). The game was a story of a race of technologically advanced cyborgs called the Mechanoids, who are in the process of invading and dismantling a distant … Continue reading The Mechanoid Invasion – Character Sheets for yet another dead RPG
The Valley of the Pharoahs was a 1983 RPG boxed set from Palladium Books. It was a historical game, set in ancient Egypt. It's currently available on PDF over at DriveThru. Honestly, it's not very well organized. Important details about running the game are either hard to find, or even missing. Another problem is that … Continue reading Valley of the Pharoahs – Character Sheet for yet another dead RPG
In 1983 Avalon Hill put out Lords of Creation, a short-lived RPG of inter-dimensional adventure. It was a multi-genre system, where players would travel between worlds of fantasy, sci-fi, and all sorts of other weirdness. It was a boxed set that included the main rule book and a monster manual called the Book of Foes … Continue reading Lords of Creation – Character Sheets for a long-dead RPG
In 1993, TSR released a new generic role-playing game called Amazing Engine. The idea was that they would release several different world books, and players could transfer characters from one world to another. It didn't really work, and the whole system was shut down a year later. The world books, however were really interesting. They … Continue reading For Faerie, Queen, & Country – Character Sheets