ZeFRS: A mini-review and free character sheet for the Conan retroclone

I recently picked up a copy of the Sword & Sorcery RPG  ZeFRS over on Lulu. I'll be running a one-shot of this, so I thought I'd put together a quick mini-review and show off my custom character sheet. History In 1985, TSR (the original D&D publisher) released their Conan RPG. The rules were by Dave … Continue reading ZeFRS: A mini-review and free character sheet for the Conan retroclone

In the Light of the Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition – Review and fillable Character Sheet.

Sivad's Sanctum recently released the Wild West RPG - In the Light of the Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition. It's an update of the old Saddlebag edition of their OSR-inspired western RPG. I've always liked the system and was pleased to see a new version. Here's some notes and a fillable version of the official character … Continue reading In the Light of the Setting Sun: Bonanza Edition – Review and fillable Character Sheet.

OSR on the Spanish Main: A review of some OSR pirate RPGs

I've been running a number of one-shots of different OSR-based pirate RPGs in the last few months, many set in the Golden Age of Piracy - heavily influenced by pirate movies and books (mostly movies). This isn't a complete overview of every OSR Pirate-themed RPG out there. This is just a few thoughts on some … Continue reading OSR on the Spanish Main: A review of some OSR pirate RPGs

Traveller: 1700 – A custom character sheet and some recommended Colonial American RPG books

At Travellercon/USA 2021 I got to play in a great session of Traveller: 1700. This is a free setting for Classic Traveller created by Greg Caires, originally published in the Freelance Traveller fanzine. It's available for download over at the Freelance Traveller site. Though designed for Classic Traveller, it's easily compatible with more modern versions, and … Continue reading Traveller: 1700 – A custom character sheet and some recommended Colonial American RPG books

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

Unloved Games – RPGs that could use a little more attention – Part 3

Here’s the third (and probably last) part of my list of RPGs that could use a little more love - Rockalypse, Pew Pew!, and Cavaliers of Mars Rockalypse I was lucky enough to playtest this one at a Metatopia (NJ playtesting con) a few years back and have liked it ever since. This is a FATE-based … Continue reading Unloved Games – RPGs that could use a little more attention – Part 3

Unloved Games – RPGs that could use a little more attention – Part 2

Here's the second part of my list of RPGs that could use a little more love. Golgotha At the edge of human space, scavengers venture to forbidden worlds to recover ancient technology from the ruins of long-dead alien civilizations. The alien ruins are known as Golgotha. Golgotha is a science fiction RPG by Greg Saunders … Continue reading Unloved Games – RPGs that could use a little more attention – Part 2