It’s Quiet

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Last year I made it to number 11 in the final round of Tenkar’s Tavern’s OSR Superstar Competition. That being a thing long over-and-done I thought I’d release my entries into the wild. So, here. Its_Quiet01 Its_Quiet_map_hires01 But wait, there’s more. I also wrote this: Its_Quiet_bonus_Cacofonix01

Honesty is the best policy

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I recently realized something about the shenanigans of published RPG articles, modules and supplements that throws off my various 3d6-in-order, etc. converters for Mutants and Death Ray Guns and Song of Blades and Heroes. The characters in those RPG books were statted to be the class the writers wanted them to be for the story… Read more »

Time Gone Awry

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Thoughts on Lewisian, Vancian, etc. time distortion in alternate planes and pocket universes, version 1.5: Roll a d7: 1 = a second; 2 = a minute; 3 = an hour; 4 = a day; 5 = a week; 6 = a month; 7 = a year. here (i.e., the mythic underworld, faerie holt, etc.) is… Read more »

Listen, you smell something?

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Among cults or races of synesthesiacs roll a d5 twice (shift the second roll up one if your result is doubles; 5 goes round to 1): 1 = Sight; 2 = Smell; 3 = Sound; 4 = Taste; or 5 = Touch. … is perceived as … 1 = Sight; 2 = Smell; 3 =… Read more »

Thoughts on Empire of the Petal Throne

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House-rule Dump! Here’s my first run at how I’m going to treat armour and such: EPT_armour_shields_weapons01 I’ll be granting players the option of giving their characters either the rules-as-written version of Constitution bonuses/penalties or this version by Glenn Rahman, from Dragon 31 (no back and forth though; you’re either an ox or an ocelot: choose):… Read more »

Dralasites and Death Ray Guns

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The madness continues. Today’s installment covers converting characters from Star Frontiers into models for Mutants and Death Ray Guns, and vice versa. I give you Dralasites and Death Ray Guns: Dralasites_and_Death_Ray_Guns01 There is a ton of great Star Frontiers info here. And Fight On! magazine published (in issue #11) a cool little article translating dralasites… Read more »

What if that “cloud of space radiation” was in fact …

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the Eye of Terror? I mean, this … looks a lot like this: I’m thinking temporal anomaly combined with dimension shift or parallel jump. A world without string! It’s a cool way to set some Rogue Trader skirmish gaming or X-plorers roleplaying in a new environment. If this idea is good enough for Star Trek,… Read more »