Brindlewood Bay: Fillable version of the official character sheet

I just ran a one-shot of Brindlewood Bay, the RPG by Jason Cordova about little old ladies who solve murder mysteries in a quaint New England town. It's a fun little Powered-by-the-Apocalypse system. I was running the game over Discord, so I needed to see how the players filled out their character sheets. To make … Continue reading Brindlewood Bay: Fillable version of the official character sheet

The Spawn of Fashan: Some notes on a mostly-dead RPG and a new character sheet

In 1981, Kirby Lee Davis designed and self-published a small homebrew fantasy RPG - The Spawn of Fashan. It didn't sell particularly well, and was soon out-of-print. The author left the RPG scene altogether. Normally, it would be completely forgotten, but the game has developed a strange afterlife. For a long time, Spawn of Fashan … Continue reading The Spawn of Fashan: Some notes on a mostly-dead RPG and a new character sheet

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

Lumberlands: A Black Hack conversion in two PDF booklets

I’ve finished up my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset.. I've assembled everything into two zine-sized (5.5" x 8.5") PDFs that can be downloaded and printed. Remember that you'll need a copy of both the Black Hack and the Lumberlands zine to … Continue reading Lumberlands: A Black Hack conversion in two PDF booklets

Lumberlands: A Black Hack character sheet for the fantasy forest setting

I’m continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset.This time, I'm making a custom character sheet and spell sheet. Previous Posts:Part I – Classes are here.Part II – Sasquatches are here.Part III – Dangerous CreaturesPart IV - More Creatures This character sheet … Continue reading Lumberlands: A Black Hack character sheet for the fantasy forest setting

The Lumberlands – More Creatures – Black Hack conversion Part IV

I’m continuing my conversion of the OSR zine Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io), the fun lumberjack fantasy setting, to the Black Hack ruleset. Previous Posts: Part I – Classes are here. Part II – Sasquatches are here.Part III - Dangerous Creatures This is a list of stats for the rest of the monsters found in the … Continue reading The Lumberlands – More Creatures – Black Hack conversion Part IV