The Parrotoid Pirates of the Carcinogen Isles: Another hex for the Shabby Land

This is the second in my series of sample hexes for The Shabby Land, my upcoming post-apocalyptic hexcrawl zine for Cepheus Atom. Here's the first one I did. Here are all of my Shabby Land posts. Hex 0308 - The Carcinogen Isles Parrotoid Pirates raid ships in Poison Bay with a rocket powered catamaran. Just … Continue reading The Parrotoid Pirates of the Carcinogen Isles: Another hex for the Shabby Land

The World Is Doomed: Why Mörk Borg and the Mechanoid Invasion are basically the same game

I recently ran a one-shot of the RPGs Mörk Borg and The Mechanoid Invasion. Both games were fun, but I found myself thinking about the strange similarity between them, and how I could steal stuff from one to use in the other. Mörk Borg is the new Swedish hotness, a ENnie-award winning OSR fantasy game … Continue reading The World Is Doomed: Why Mörk Borg and the Mechanoid Invasion are basically the same game

A Spelljammer Zine by people who haven’t read Spelljammer

There's a game jam on itch.io called the HexDrive Zine Jam. It's ending tonight. It's a collection of articles for the D&D Spelljammer setting, but only by people who have never actually read the setting. Just under the wire, I've added my own contribution - The Broken Shroud. It's a short article about a Sargasso-sea like … Continue reading A Spelljammer Zine by people who haven’t read Spelljammer

Scarlet Heroes – D&D for one player – Fillable Character Sheets

Scarlet Heroes (DriveThru Link) is an OSR style fantasy RPG designed for use by a GM running a session with only one player. It uses the same stats as most OSR/D&D games, but the rules are modified so that a single player is still able to survive adventures designed for full parties. The free Quickstart … Continue reading Scarlet Heroes – D&D for one player – Fillable Character Sheets

Noir Hack: The Straight Dope – House Rule (with new character sheet)

For my one-shot of the Noir Hack, I created a new house rule called the Straight Dope. It's based on the Flashlight/Smokes idea from the Cthulhu Hack. The idea is to model the social connections a character might have for particular institutions, that they could use to get information or make things happen. Each community … Continue reading Noir Hack: The Straight Dope – House Rule (with new character sheet)