I've been working on my submission to the Cepheus Journal fanzine. My plan is to create an adaptation of the 1983 science fantasy movie Krull (Wikipedia / YouTube Trailer) for both the Sword of Cepheus & Barbaric! games. Krull itself was a fairly unsuccessful movie, creatively and financially, with some nice visuals. However, the basic … Continue reading Making RPG stuff from a mostly-forgotten film: Krull
I've been continuing running my ongoing Lumberlands (DriveThruRPG / itch.io) campaign using the Black Hack OSR rules set. It's been fun getting deep into one system and world, after years of just running one-shots. I've decided to post all the new details I've been adding to the fantasy lumberjack setting. The rules are Black Hack … Continue reading Oddities of the Lumberlands – Part II
In 1956, the English writer Colin Wilson released the book The Outsider. It was sort a cultural and literary analysis of so-called "outsider" figures, and served as an early introduction to existentialism. The book received a lot of early acclaim from critics, and Wilson was as feted one of the "angry young men" of his … Continue reading Planet of the Spiders: A campaign idea I’ll probably never get around to.
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
The latest issue of the Cepheus Journal was just released. It's free and worth a download. The Cepheus Journal is a fanzine by and for fans of the Cepheus Engine (basically an open source version of the Traveller RPG) The issues are generally given a theme. The theme for issue #8 is Retro Sci-Fi Some … Continue reading Cepheus Journal #8: The Retro Issue
I'm slowly continuing work on my conversion of the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus system. I'm currently continuing to add to the Elemental Cleric class. I’m now putting together a list of spells for each type of Elemental Cleric – Fire, Air, Earth, and Water. Here’s my list of Sword of … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part X – Earth Spells for Elemental Clerics
I'm continuing work on my conversion of the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus system. My last post was the Elemental Cleric class. I'm now putting together a list of spells for each type of Elemental Cleric - Fire, Air, Earth, and Water. Here's my list of Sword of Cepheus spells for … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part IX – Fire Spells for Elemental Clerics
I've finished my entry for the #TroikaFestJam over on Itch.io. It's set on the Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs, during the Cold War. Barsoom: 1960 - A Cold War on a Red Planet 36 PC Backgrounds15 EnemiesPlot Seeds & Locations If you're interested in other games set on Burrough's Mars, I keep an updated list … Continue reading Barsoom: 1960 – A setting for Troika! – some design notes
I'm continuing my work on an entry for the TroikaFest! 2021 Game Jam over on itch.io. I've already posted a few PC Backgrounds for my Barsoom: 1960 setting. I'm now posting a few of the Enemies. Enemies for Barsoom: 1960 Plant-Men Kept by Issus Cultists in hidden greenhouses, these hulking plant humanoids are used as … Continue reading WIP: Troika! Enemies for Barsoom: 1960
I've been working on an entry for the TroikaFest! 2021 Game Jam over on itch.io. I've decided to expand on Bad Barsoom, a micro-setting I created for a previous Troika! game jam. It's set on the Mars or (Barsoom) of Edgar Rice Burroughs. I've decided that during the mid-twentieth century, long past the time of … Continue reading WIP: Barsoom 1960 – Cold War on a Red Planet for Troika!