A quick overview of Black Hack tabletop RPGs using Gamma World-style settings. Gamma World One of the first RPGs I played with any frequency was Gamma World, the old TSR post-apocalypse game. The setting was a vaguely-defined future, after a vague apocalypse, full of strange creatures, lost technological artifacts, and characters with crazy mutant abilities. … Continue reading Gamma Hacks
Nuked! – Character sheets for the post-apocalyptic Knave hack.
I've been preparing for a one-shot of Nuked! (Itch), a little post-apocalypse RPG that uses the Knave (DTRPG | Itch) ruleset. It's fairly simple OSR style game, where you try to roll low on a d20 and get below your stats. It didn't include a character sheet PDF, so I've taken the character sheet from … Continue reading Nuked! – Character sheets for the post-apocalyptic Knave hack.
octaNe: mini-review and character sheet for the B-movie post-apocalypse.
Just ran a one-shot of octaNe, from Memento Mori Theatricks. It's a RPG from 2004 described as a "psychotronic game of post-apocalyptic, trash-culture America!" It's set in a pulpy, gonzo version of a post-apocalypse America, clearly inspired by a mixture of Mad Max, Six-String Samurai, and pretty much any B-Movie from the last century. Imagine … Continue reading octaNe: mini-review and character sheet for the B-movie post-apocalypse.
Vaults of Vaarn – Fillable Character Sheet & Pregens
Ran my first one-shot of Vaults of Vaarn, the OSR science fantasy RPG zine. It's set in a far future wasteland Earth, littered with the technological remains of advanced super-civilizations, under a dying red sun. It's very much in the tradition of the Dying Earth sub-genre. It's sort of Numenera mixed with Gamma World. It … Continue reading Vaults of Vaarn – Fillable Character Sheet & Pregens
Shabby Land: The Adjudication Pits of Barter-Mart
I've been gradually working on my post-apocalyptic hex crawl The Shabby Land. As I design each hex, I've been trying to keep each location succinct, evocative, and to the point. This is how my favorite OSR hex crawls handle it, and I'd like to follow their example. However, some locations will require a little more … Continue reading Shabby Land: The Adjudication Pits of Barter-Mart
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
Shabby Land WIP: Post-Apocalypse player map
I've been continuing my work on The Shabby Land - my post-apocalypse hexcrawl for Cepheus Atom. I've been maxing my own custom hex icons. Here's the current map for the players:
PAX Station Theta: A sample hex for a post-apocalypse hexcrawl.
I've been putting together a hexcrawl zine for the post-apocalypse RPG Cepheus Atom. Cepheus Atom is a stripped-down, simplified version of the Traveller/Cepheus Engine ruleset, set in a slightly gonzo apocalypse. Basically, it's Traveller: Gamma World. My character sheets are available here. I've been making a hexcrawl for Cepheus Atom called The Shabby Land. I … Continue reading PAX Station Theta: A sample hex for a post-apocalypse hexcrawl.
It’s All Happening at the Zoo – A Tiny Living Dead scenario with Pregens
I recently ran a one-shot of Tiny Living Dead, the Tiny D6 RPG from Gallant Knight Games. Half the party died.Here are the pregens I used, created with my custom TLD character sheet: tinylivingdead_pregensDownload A cheat sheet of the basic Tiny D6 rules for each player: tinylivingdead_cheatsheetDownload Here's the scenario I used - it's a … Continue reading It’s All Happening at the Zoo – A Tiny Living Dead scenario with Pregens
Tiny Living Dead – Fillable Character Sheet
I'll be running a one-shot of Tiny Living Dead, the zombie RPG, later this week. It's by Gallant Knight Games, and uses their house system, Tiny D6. This same system is used by Tiny Dungeon and Tiny Frontiers. It's a fun, light system that's great for one-shots. (it's also on the Bundle of Holding for … Continue reading Tiny Living Dead – Fillable Character Sheet