The Lithospheric League – Trading with the OSR Underdark 

The Lithospheric League is a loose confederation of cities and merchant guilds from across the known world who engage in trade with the beings and civilizations in the Undergloom - the vast network of tunnels & caverns that honeycomb the world. It's loosely based on the real world Hanseatic League of the Middle Ages. The … Continue reading The Lithospheric League – Trading with the OSR Underdark 

Basic Fantasy – Spells & Magic: Table Reference – Beta Version

My go-to system when I'm running OSR stuff is Basic Fantasy. It's my favorite blend of old-school style and a cleaner, more modern rule set. One thing I do prefer about other versions, however, are the digest-sized or A5 sized booklets they are often printed in. A recent example is the Necrotic Gnome's Old-School Essentials … Continue reading Basic Fantasy – Spells & Magic: Table Reference – Beta Version

Troika! Character/Cheat Sheets

I recently ran a quick session of Troika!, the fantasy RPG from the Melsonian Arts Council. It's a simple system based on the old Fighting Fantasy System.The whole thing has a wonderful, weird, psychedelic acid-fantasy vibe. Definitely worth checking out There's a nice review of the system here: http://www.jasonpym.com/stuff/2019/03/14/a-review-of-the-troika-rpg/ To prepare for the session, I … Continue reading Troika! Character/Cheat Sheets

Slumbering Ursine Dunes – Basic Fantasy Conversion

Recently, I've been planning to run Chris Kutalik's OSR point-crawl sandbox adventure Slumbering Ursine Dunes as a short mini-campaign. I've also been pondering what OSR system to use. Dunes was written with Labyrinth Lord in mind, but I'm not a fan of some of its details (Descending AC, Race-as-Class).  I've been looking at a bunch … Continue reading Slumbering Ursine Dunes – Basic Fantasy Conversion