Tag Archives: other systems

Let’s got to the frontier… The Star Frontier that is!

Dane of War’s excellent post , 10 RPGs every gamer should play before they fail their saving throw vs. death got me thinking of my favorite sci-fi game, Star Frontiers . This old school sci-fi game published by TSR in 1982 was my first game of that genre and the system under which I ran my second longest campaign, all the way from high school to college. If you have never …

Deconstructing Metaplots

I have a confession to make (another one you say)! As a Game Master I really don’t like pre-published adventures. Don’t get me wrong I know WHY they exist, and I’ve read my share and enjoyed them, but I rarely play them. The reason? Because I enjoy creating the story as much as I do playing it. The same applies to published …

Deathwatch: Final Sanction

Fantasy Flight Games ’ preview adventure to the upcoming Deathwatch roleplaying game is finally available for download at RPGNow . Deatchwatch is another RPG set into the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This time players adopt the roles of mighty Space Marines, member of a Deathwatch Kill-Team. These teams consists of Space Marines from different chapters who work together to fight as the forefront of Mankind’s …

June Solstice Giveaway contest

To celebrate the first day of summer (or winter if you are living on the southern hemisphere) we’re giving away more RPG PDFs in collaboration with the nice guys at RPGNow / DriveThruRPG ! This time you can win the following: Karma Roleplaying System Core Rules Book from Bards and Sages Control your character’s destiny in ways you never thought possible! The Karma…

June Solstice Giveaway contest

To celebrate the first day of summer (or winter if you are living on the southern hemisphere) we’re giving away more RPG PDFs in collaboration with the nice guys at RPGNow / DriveThruRPG ! This time you can win the following: Karma Roleplaying System Core Rules Book from Bards and Sages Control your character’s destiny in ways you never thought possible! The Karma Roleplaying …

Ask The Readers: What’s your take on Exalted?

White Wolf’s Exalted is one of the games that immediately piqued my interest when it came out. I’ve enjoyed several White Wolf games before and I was excited to see White Wolf’s version of high fantasy. While I still leaf through the rulebook once in a while, I never have played or run that game. That has several reasons. I like a lot of the concepts of…

Every Icon(ic) superhero needs a super villain!

Let it never be said that I am a fickle fan! The superhero fever steamroller plows on unabated… Recently I tried out the ICONS RPG random generation method and wrote a post about it. Te result was Mind Shadow, a super heroine I’ve become rather fond off. When I wrote up the character based on the random generation results I also created an enemy for Mind …

Dungeonslayers is now on Facebook

Dungeonslayers , the old-fashioned roleplaying game, is now out to conquer the world using the popular social network Facebook. If you are a fan of Christian Kennig’s rules-light fantasy game, join us on the Dungeonslayers Facebook page and get the latest news and updates about the upcoming Dungeonslayers 4.0! By the way, the translation team is still looking for people to…

What about Champions Universe? A review…

This is a short review about a PDF product we recently received a review copy of, Champions Universe by Hero Games . This is the default Hero System superhero universe. A rich, detailed campaign setting imbued with the feel of traditional comic book universes populated with classic Champions villains and characters. It integrates elements from the Champions Online game with which I am not familiar so I can’t really judge that…

More ICONS goodness…

My super fever continues and shows no sign of abating, not that I want it to! While looking online for ICONS resources I stumbled upon the ICONS Wiki . It’s still growing but there are some excellent resources in there. From New characters, to crib sheets, new rules, character sheets to random character generators. Great stuff… If you are an ICONS fan it’s worth checking it out…

Announcing: Bikes and Broomsticks

Bikes and Broomsticks:  A Free RPG If you are one of the 30-40 people who look at my site every day in spite of my seeming inability to update on what psychologists call a fixed schedule of reinforcement, you might have noticed that some small…

Free Stuff Friday: John Kim’s FREE RPGs ON THE WEB

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This weeks Free Stuff is : John Kim’s FREE RPGs ON THE WEB What is this you say? You can download free full versions of Roll Playing Games You say. Yes I say! I have found a ton of them right here at John Kim’s Free RPGs on …

Ask The Readers: What do you want to see in a revised edition of WR&M?

I am currently collecting ideas for a revised edition of my rules-light fantasy game Warrior, Rogue & Mage . Aside from a better presentation I want to add things I missed last time, add some optional rules and expand on the included setting. But most important than that, I want YOU to be happy with that revised edition. I want it …

Field Report (part 2): Alien Survivor (via Lady Blackbird)

That is the most convoluted title to any of my posts… But I digress! When we last left out intrepid heroes (i.e. my players) we were about to play Alien Survivor . Let me give you a little background, just in case you didn’t read part one . After having played Lady Blackbird at the Puerto Rico Role Players Geeknic II I decided that …

You want to get a free copy of Fantasy Craft? Here’s your chance!

UPDATE: Contest is now closed. I will announce the lucky winner next week! As you probably already know we joined OneBookShelf’s Blog/Podcast Support Program recently. And if you haven’t already done so, you can still use the 20% discount , I wrote about some days ago . But there’s more! We got provided with a couple of PDF products we can give away …

Warrior, Rogue & Mage: Character sheet!

Today I created an one-paged character sheet for “Warrior, Rogue and Mage”. Enjoy! The character sheet can be downloaded as a PDF file on the WR&M product page at Stargazer Games.

What about ICONS? A review…

ICONS RPG is a new superhero role-playing game by Adamant Entertainment . It has been enthusiastically received by the role-playing community, if blog posts and sales at RPG Now / Drive Thru RPG are any indication. Since first hearing about it I was excited! It’s designed by Steve Kenson who has worked in some of my favorite RPGs, I own various PDFs by Adamant that I’ve enjoyed very …

Review: Sunken Empires

Sunken Empires is one of Open Design ’s latest Pathfinder compatible products. On 82 pages you get in my opinion the definite works on underwater adventuring for Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG and much, much more. I don’t exaggerate when I tell you that this book is packed! It’s amazing how many stuff you can squeeze into a 82-pages softcover book. The softcover …

Rolling up an Icon(ic) Superhero!

Ever since I began reading the ICONS RPG I’ve been itching to roll up a character. However I wanted to finish readying it before I did this. Don’t ask me why, it’s and old habit. But since I finished the book yesterday (and I’ll write me review later this week) I’m now ready to create my first superhero using the system…

Why isn’t Gears done yet?

As you probably know, I have been working on the roleplaying game project “Gears” quite a while now. In the meantime I even released an early draft to the public, which looked pretty playable, if you ignore the fact that it still laceds magic rules and talents. The problem is that I basically keep rewriting the rules from scratch. The gist is …