I've been working on an entry for the TroikaFest! 2021 Game Jam over on itch.io. I've decided to expand on Bad Barsoom, a micro-setting I created for a previous Troika! game jam. It's set on the Mars or (Barsoom) of Edgar Rice Burroughs. I've decided that during the mid-twentieth century, long past the time of … Continue reading WIP: Barsoom 1960 – Cold War on a Red Planet for Troika!
So there's a game jam over on itch called The End is Near: It's the Mörk Borg 24 Hour Misery Jam. The entrants were given a prompt, specifically one of the many prophecies from the Mörk Borg rule book. The designers are given 24 hours to create an adventure or supplement based on the selected … Continue reading Cultus Incendium – an apocalyptic cult for Mörk Borg
I've made another entry in the Pleasure-not-Business Card RPG Jam over on itch.io. It's a simple dueling subsystem that can be plugged into most RPGs. It's designed for western games, but could easily work with other genres (samurai fights would work nicely) It's based on the system David Baymiller designed on his excellent OSR Library … Continue reading MicroDuel: RPG Dueling Rules on a Business Card
I've never been a huge megadungeon guy. Spending an entire campaign just clearing rooms and collecting treasure wasn't something I was particularly interested in. (No judgement on people who enjoy it) But the itch.io Megadungeon Jam has got me reconsidering the megadungeon, and how I might run one. It's a one-year jam to encourage people … Continue reading Denizens: Some initial thoughts on a Megadungeon
Over on itch.io, there's a game jam going con called the Pleasure-not-Business Card RPG Jam. Entrants create a RPG or RPG supplement that fits on a business card. I've created my own entry: Planck. Planck is a complete sci-fi RPG compatible with Traveller, Cepheus Engine, and other 2d6 Sci-Fi RPGs. It's free to download. I … Continue reading Planck: a micro Sci-Fi RPG on a business card
I've made a last-minute entry in the Great Troika Pocket Sphere Jam, a game jam over on itch.io in which designers make a small Troika! setting that will fit into a PocketMod - small booklet folded from a single piece of paper. My entry is called Bad Barsoom Bad Barsoom on itch.io My initial idea … Continue reading Bad Barsoom: a micro-setting for Troika
There's a game jam over on itch.io about creating one-page sci-fi scenarios - the One Page Derelict Winter 2021 Jam. The creators are asked to follow these rules when creating their submissions: The scenario must be system-neutralIt has to be set in a sci-fi (or science fantasy) universeIt has to involve a abandoned structureIt can … Continue reading Nautilus of Time: Sci-Fi One Page Shipcrawl Adventure
I'm continuing my work for my entry in the itch.io game jam One Page Derelict Jam Winter 2021. The idea is to create a one-page science fiction scenario involving a derelict ship/space station/ etc. All of the entries are system neutral. My submission is going to be called the Nautilus of Time. It'll be about … Continue reading Nautilus of Time: Random Encounter table for a WIP Sci-Fi Scenario