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

Boxing Slang for Pulp adventures

Cross-posted from my pulp RPG blog – Pulp Gamer

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circusfistsGiven 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:

https://www.titleboxing.com/boxing-dictionary

https://www.predictem.com/boxing/boxing-terms-lingo-jargon/

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.

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Free Ancient Script Fonts

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.