Denizens: Some initial thoughts on a Megadungeon

I've never been a huge megadungeon guy. Spending an entire campaign just clearing rooms and collecting treasure wasn't something I was particularly interested in. (No judgement on people who enjoy it) But the itch.io Megadungeon Jam has got me reconsidering the megadungeon, and how I might run one. It's a one-year jam to encourage people … Continue reading Denizens: Some initial thoughts on a Megadungeon

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VII – Weapons of Athas

The following are some custom weapons for the Dark Sun setting, converted to Sword of Cepheus. The weapons mostly come from The Complete Gladiator's Handbook. This is part of my ongoing series converting the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus RPG. A lot of the ideas for the rules come from Zozer … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VII – Weapons of Athas

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VI – Merchants of Athas – Trade Rules

As part of my conversion of the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the Sword of Cepheus rules, I recently made a merchant career. It sort of inspired me to take the Cepheus Engine trading rules and modify them to be used in the Dark Sun setting. The idea being that the players could make money … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part VI – Merchants of Athas – Trade Rules

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

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part III– Character Creation

Here's the third part of my conversion of the AD&D Dark Sun setting to the 2d6/Cepheus Engine/Traveller based RPG Sword of Cepheus. This will cover the initial character creation process. I'll also create one career - Nomad - to start out with. Character Creation We'll be using the same basic rules as the Sword of Cepheus … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part III– Character Creation

Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part I – Desert Survival Rules

I've always been intrigued by the Dark Sun setting TSR put out for AD&D back in 1991. It's got a bleak, weird, post-apocalyptic quality to it. However, I've always thought AD&D wasn't really the right system for it. So I've decided to make my own version using The Sword of Cepheus, the Cepheus Engine-based fantasy … Continue reading Dark Sun for Sword of Cepheus: Part I – Desert Survival Rules

Felicity: A town setting for the Wild West game In the Light of The Setting Sun

I finally ran my first one-shot of In the Light of the Setting Sun, the wild west indie RPG from Jon Davis. Here's the notes for the town I created for the setting. I used it as a sandbox game the players could bounce around in. This post will list notable town locations. Future posts … Continue reading Felicity: A town setting for the Wild West game In the Light of The Setting Sun