Ship record sheet for the High Seas Hack – an OSR pirate RPG

I recently posted a character sheet for the High Seas Hack – the Black Hack-based OSR RPG set during the golden age of piracy. The High Seas Hack treats sailing ships almost as characters, with their own hit points and stats. To match the character sheet I made, I've also made a High Seas Hack … Continue reading Ship record sheet for the High Seas Hack – an OSR pirate RPG

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part V – Merchants of Athas

Here’s the next part of my Dark Sun conversion to Sword of Cepheus – the Merchant career. I've also included rules for trading. I was originally just going to create a quick merchant class, but I got to thinking as I read about the dynastic merchant houses in the Wanderer's Journal. For Tyr to trade … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part V – Merchants of Athas

Weird Books for Gamers VII: A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

This is the seventh in my series of capsule reviews of non-fiction books from my library that would be useful or inspiring in RPGs – Weird Books for Gamers A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits(Goodreads) This is a 1998 book that is essentially a bestiary of fairies, demons, and … Continue reading Weird Books for Gamers VII: A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits

DoubleZero: Character Sheet for a Modern Action/Espionage RPG

DoubleZero from Dancing Lights Press is a RPG designed to replicate modern action/spy/thriller movies. It's heavily inspired by the old James Bond RPG from the 1980s, but uses its own streamlined percentile based system. If you're looking for an exact retro-clone of the James Bond game, try Classified. The basic mechanic is super-simple: Every action … Continue reading DoubleZero: Character Sheet for a Modern Action/Espionage RPG