The Spawn of Fashan: Some notes on a mostly-dead RPG and a new 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

Night of the Ninja: A Character Sheet for an extremely dead RPG

People in the 80's loved ninjas. There were magazines, books, and an endless number of ninja movies. Not one was good, but most were kind of fun. There were, of course, Ninja RPGs. The best known is probably Ninjas & Superspies from Palladium Games, but there were others. In 1986, IIE Games Corps (now defunct) … Continue reading Night of the Ninja: A Character Sheet for an extremely dead RPG

The Price of Freedom – Fillable character sheet for yet another dead RPG

The Price of Freedom was a Red Dawn-inspired RPG from West End Games in which the players are guerillas in a Soviet-occupied 1980's America. It didn't do very well, and as far as I know, is not available (legally) as a PDF. I wasn't really a big fan of it, but I have wasted a … Continue reading The Price of Freedom – Fillable character sheet for yet another dead RPG

Psi World: New Fillable Character Sheets for a dead RPG.

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 – Character Sheet for yet another 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