I just decided to start posting assorted reviews of RPG products I buy online and made my first post. If you want to look at some of the reviews, here’s the link: http://ragtag-grognard-reviews.blogspot.com/
Expansions and Errata II just went live on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow!
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.
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.
In this post, I’m going to make a (kinda) comprehensive list of what inspires my writing and my design.
- 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
- Baldur’s Gate
- Dwarf Fortress
- Star Wars
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Dungeons and Dragons 3.0e/3.5e
- Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2e
- Spelljammer (AD&D 2e setting)
- The Black Hack
- Swords and Wizardry
- White Star
- Apocalypse World
- Dungeon World
- Call of Cthulhu
- Lasers and Feelings
- Barbarians of Lemuria
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:
- 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.
- 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).
- Fans: OSR game often have more rabid fan bases and more DNA created content than other games.
A new product called Fantast Hackbreaker will be coming out on DriveThruRPG/RPGNow soon. It combines bits and pieces from Fate and The Black Hack to make a wonderful new dungeon delving game.
Diagnosis? 100% fantasy heartbreaker, and proud of it!
Witches and Wyverns is now LIVE on DriveThruRPG/RPGNow if anyone wants to check it out. I’m working on conceptualizing a class expansion for Witches and Wyverns as a PWYW product.
I’ve begun work on a short OSR RPG called Witches and Wyverns based on the predecessor to The Original Roleplaying Game. It uses 2d6 for the main mechanic and has four classes: dwarf, elf, knight, and wizard. There are also three advanced classes, classes that only members of certain classes can take levels in: monk, paladin, and warlock.
The Modern Hack has been on DriveThruRPG for a while and I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who bought it. I am currently working on a playbook for Dungeon World called the Gambler. You are a master of cards and chance who uses cards in combat.
EDIT: The new name for the Gambler is the Cardshark.