Just ran my first session of Knights of the Road, the fun RPG about hobo paladins battling monsters in a fantasy version of 1920s America. I'll probably write up the adventure eventually and release it, along with some pregens. When preparing for the game, I found these glossaries of hobo slang a useful resource: http://hobonickels.org/alpert04.htm … Continue reading Hobo Slang: A resource for Knights of the Road and other 1920s RPGs
Boxing Slang for Pulp adventures
Cross-posted from my pulp RPG blog – Pulp Gamer
Given the prevalence of boxers and ex-boxers in pulp fiction. I’ve found it useful to keep these boxing jargon dictionaries handy whenever I run a pulp game:
The image is from Circus Fists (link to actual story) – a fun Robert E. Howard story about his boxing sailor hero Sailor Steve Costigan.
Costigan would make an excellent PC in any pulp game.
Archaic Colors for OSR & other games
I've gotten a lot of use from this list of old & obsolete color names for OSR games. They're great for naming places, ancient books, etc. https://www.wordnik.com/lists/archaic-colours Just attach a color to the name of of something, and you're set Porphyrous Ooze The Pyrrhous Sea Codex Rubiginous The Leucochroic Throne Etc..