I run mostly one-shot adventures for my home RPG group, so I'm always on the look out for one-shot scenarios that will save me time. With that in mind, I just came across this amazing blog - One Shot Adventures. There's a whole bunch of table-ready one-shot adventures in multiple genres (including pulp - which … Continue reading My new favorite RPG site: One Shot Adventures
I've been enjoying the first issue of the Cepheus Journal, a fanzine for the Cepheus Engine RPG. They've just put out their first issue. Looking forward to whatever they do next. It can be downloaded here: https://cepheusjournal.com/downloads/
Cross-posted from my pulp RPG blog – Pulp Gamer
Given the prevalence of boxers and ex-boxers in pulp fiction. I’ve found it useful to keep these boxing jargon dictionaries handy whenever I run a pulp game:
The image is from Circus Fists (link to actual story) – a fun Robert E. Howard story about his boxing sailor hero Sailor Steve Costigan.
Costigan would make an excellent PC in any pulp game.
Here are some great free Unicode fonts that might be useful for GMs or game designers who needed some ancient-looking symbols. They are based on actual ancient scripts including Ancient Egyptian, Akkadian, Mayan and many others. Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts I used the Egyptian font for my Valley of the Pharoahs character sheet.
I've gotten a lot of use from this list of old & obsolete color names for OSR games. They're great for naming places, ancient books, etc. https://www.wordnik.com/lists/archaic-colours Just attach a color to the name of of something, and you're set Porphyrous Ooze The Pyrrhous Sea Codex Rubiginous The Leucochroic Throne Etc..
Useful resource for GMs creating their own modern city maps. This website will let you enter the name of any city and generate a map of just the streets with no labels. It can export them as images or vectors. https://anvaka.github.io/city-roads/