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 -┬áThe 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)

Noir Hack – New Classes: Reporter, Citizen, & Swell

I've just tried running a one-shot of Noir Hack, the film noir version of the OSR RPG Black Hack. To prepare for my game, I created a few new classes. Reporter Ink-Slingers, Gossip Columnists, Muckrakers Starting HP: d8+4 HP Per Level/Resting: 1d8 Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Any Attack Damage: 1d6 Armed /1d4 Unarmed or Improvising … Continue reading Noir Hack – New Classes: Reporter, Citizen, & Swell

Noir Hack – Character Sheets for a film noir version of the Black Hack

I've been throwing together new character sheets all weekend, and thought I'd add one more: The Noir Hack is Michael Brown's version of the Black Hack, designed to replicate old noir novels and movies. It's main innovation is the Darkness usage die, used to track the characters trauma and dark past. I've made a fillable … Continue reading Noir Hack – Character Sheets for a film noir version of the Black Hack