More News

First, my crowdfunding campaign is still on track, and as the launch date is 2 days away, its exceedingly unlikely that it won’t launch on time! Second, I’ve begun working on a minor side project with my free time, Legends of Demigods and Daemons. TL;DR: Mash-up of Wushu and OSR goodness in Greek myth

More on Expansions and Errata II

E&E II will contain the

  • Minstrel class
  • Jovian class
  • Background rules
  • Alternate magic rules
  • and other misc. bits and pieces

I’m currently polishing it up and finishing a few things. It should be on DTRPG soon.

Other News: I’ve been contemplating publishing a compiled version of Witches and Wyverns containing the core rules and the E&E material… Advanced Witches and Wyverns, Witches and Wyverns Complete…? More on that later.

EDIT: I removed background rules (/lifepath) to E&E III and E&E II has been submitted for approval on DTRPG.

Projects in the Works

At the moment I have 2 (kinda 3) projects in the works. The first one is Pagans of the Desolate Wastes, a module for Lamentations of the Flame Princess that will be on Indiegogo in July. The second is Warrior-Princes of Planet Xi, an expansion for White Star featuring Conan/Beowulf-esque space barbarians. The ‘third’ idea is a mixture of ideas for a second Expansions and Errata for Witches and Wyverns. If you like the concepts I just described, keep watch on Indiegogo/your local DriveThruRPG, or this blog, as I will be posting when they go live.

Inspiration

In this post, I’m going to make a (kinda) comprehensive list of what inspires my writing and my design.

Books:

  • Jules Verne’s assorted works
  • H.G. Wells’ assorted works
  • Robert E. Howard’s Conan
  • Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane
  • Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
  • Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot
  • Isaac Asimov’s Foundation
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s The Colour from Out of Space
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu 
  • Beowulf

Video Games:

  • Baldur’s Gate
  • Dwarf Fortress

Movies:

  • Star Wars
  • Ghostbusters
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Roleplaying Games:

  • Dungeons and Dragons 3.0e/3.5e
  • Pathfinder
  • Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2e
  • Spelljammer (AD&D 2e setting)
  • The Black Hack
  • Swords and Wizardry
  • White Star
  • Apocalypse World
  • Dungeon World
  • Shadowrun
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Lasers and Feelings
  • Barbarians of Lemuria

Why I Like OSR RPGs

I just wanted to make a short statement on why I like old school RPGs, so here are the (top) three reasons I like them:

  1. Compatibility: Almost any OSR RPG is compatible with/can be converted to every other, this means that you can take Labyrinth Lord module Y and convert it to The Black Hack, or other system Z.
  2. Simplicity: Unlike the d20 system, most OSR games are very rules light and simple, often fitting in a few pages (see Swords and Wizardry Light).
  3. Fans: OSR game often have more rabid fan bases and more DNA created content than other games.