Vaults of Vaarn: A custom character sheet for an OSR science fantasy game.

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.

Wings Over The World: a character sheet for the retro sci-fi Cepheus Engine setting

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

Fallen Justice: A custom character sheet for the Tiny Supers RPG

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

Brindlewood Bay: Fillable version of the official character sheet

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

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

ZeFRS: A mini-review and free character sheet for the Conan retroclone

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

In the Light of the Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition – Review and fillable Character Sheet.

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.

Lumberlands: A Black Hack conversion in two PDF booklets

I’ve finished up my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset.. I've assembled everything into two zine-sized (5.5" x 8.5") PDFs that can be downloaded and printed. Remember that you'll need a copy of both the Black Hack and the Lumberlands zine to … Continue reading Lumberlands: A Black Hack conversion in two PDF booklets

Lumberlands: A Black Hack character sheet for the fantasy forest setting

I’m continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset.This time, I'm making a custom character sheet and spell sheet. Previous Posts:Part I – Classes are here.Part II – Sasquatches are here.Part III – Dangerous CreaturesPart IV - More Creatures This character sheet … Continue reading Lumberlands: A Black Hack character sheet for the fantasy forest setting

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