The Lumberlands – Sasquatches – Black Hack conversion Part II

I'm continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) to the Black Hack ruleset. Original post here. This is a write-up of the Sasquatches, one of the main monster factions in the fantasy forest setting. These are just the mechanics - for the descriptions, you'll need to get a copy of the … Continue reading The Lumberlands – Sasquatches – Black Hack conversion Part II

The Lumberlands – An OSR forest setting – Black Hack Conversion part I

There's a really entertaining little OSR zine called the Wampus County Travel Guide 1: Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) by Lost Pages games. It's a system-agnostic setting for any fantasy game, though it's clearly intended for some kind of OSR system. It's set in a vaguely North American forest setting, with influences from old lumberjack lore. … Continue reading The Lumberlands – An OSR forest setting – Black Hack Conversion part I

In the Light of a Ghost Star: fillable character sheets for a science fantasy RPG

I just ran a one-shot of In the Light of a Ghost Star, the rules-light science fantasy RPG from the Highland Paranormal Society. The setting is the long-abandoned Earth in the far future, after the Sun has diminished into a white dwarf star. Players are humans from Mars, who travel to Earth to scavenge for … Continue reading In the Light of a Ghost Star: fillable character sheets for a science fantasy RPG

Hobo Slang: A resource for Knights of the Road and other 1920s RPGs

Just ran my first session of Knights of the Road, the fun RPG about hobo paladins battling monsters in a fantasy version of 1920s America. I'll probably write up the adventure eventually and release it, along with some pregens. When preparing for the game, I found these glossaries of hobo slang a useful resource: http://hobonickels.org/alpert04.htmContinue reading Hobo Slang: A resource for Knights of the Road and other 1920s RPGs

Knights of the Road: 1920s Hobos battling monsters – review and custom character sheet

I recently received my Kickstarter copy of Knights of the Road, the OSR fantasy RPG from Bordercholly. It's a hack of the Into the Odd / Bastionland system. I haven't run it yet, but it's a cleanly written, fun little system. It's set in the Western States - a thinly disguised fantasy version of the … Continue reading Knights of the Road: 1920s Hobos battling monsters – review and custom character sheet

B/X Mars: A character sheet for an OSR Mars science fantasy RPG

I've always been a big fan of Barsoom/Dying Mars/Science Fantasy set RPGs. I've been maintaining a list of Mars games in this genre. One of my current favorites is BX Mars by Michael Gibbons. It's set on a dying Mars called Zerzura. It has a fun pulp science fantasy tone. It's got dead cities, Red … Continue reading B/X Mars: A character sheet for an OSR Mars science fantasy RPG