Monday, March 24, 2014

Joining in the March Madness - RPG Style!!!

Trying to contribute to the world of gaming I joined in this activity in the blogverse.  If you want details go here to the Tomb of Tedankhamen.

1 What was the first roleplaying game other than D&D you played? Was it before or after you had played D&D?

I think it was Buck Rogers and it was after D&D.

2 What was the first character you played in an RPG other than D&D? How was playing it different from playing a D&D character?

3 Which game had the least or most enjoyable character generation?

4 What other roleplaying author besides Gygax impressed you with their writing?

Eloy LaSanta Third Eye Games and Shane Hensley from Pinnacle Entertainment

5 What other old school game should have become as big as D&D but didn’t? Why do you think so?

6 What non-D&D monster do you think is as iconic as D&D ones like hook horrors or flumphs, and why do you think so?

7 What fantasy RPG other than D&D have you enjoyed most? Why?

Deadlands, it is not a Medieval Europe Fantasy game.

8 What spy RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.

I played a espionage variant of Day After Ragnarok.  I think I would like a try with Northern Crown or Agents of Oblivion.

9 What superhero RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?

I have enjoyed a Victorian GURPS game

10 What science fiction RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.

Star Wars and Slipstream. Star wars because of the type of characters we had in our game (a Blond female Wookie).  Slipstream because my group have funny trouble adjusting to the Saturday afternoon matinee feel of the setting(Instead of killing everything, taking people to space jail).

11 What post-apocalyptic RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?

12 What humorous RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.

13 What horror RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?

14 What historical or cultural RPG have you enjoyed most? Give details.

15 What pseudo or alternate history RPG have you enjoyed most? Why?

16 Which RPG besides D&D has the best magic system? Give details.

17 Which RPG has the best high tech rules? Why?

18 What is the crunchiest RPG you have played? Was it enjoyable?

19 What is the fluffiest RPG you have played? Was it enjoyable?

20 Which setting have you enjoyed most? Why?

21 What is the narrowest genre RPG you have ever played? How was it?

22 What is the most gonzo kitchen sink RPG you ever played? How was it?

23 What is the most broken game that you tried and were unable to play?

24 What is the most broken game that you tried and loved to play, warts and all?

25 Which game has the sleekest, most modern engine?

26 What RPG based on an IP did you enjoy most? Give details.

27 What IP (=Intellectual Property, be it book, movie or comic) that doesn’t have an RPG deserves it? Why?

28 What free RPG or what non-English RPG did you enjoy most? Give details.

29 What OSR product have you enjoyed most? Explain why.

30 Which non-D&D supplemental product should everyone know about? Give details.

31 What out-of-print RPG would you most like to see back in publication? Why?

Wyrd is Bond from Key 20.  Hip Hop and Magic in the 80's.

Friday, March 21, 2014

In trying to flesh out my setting I have been trying emulate other writers' blogs and found a post on Jack Shears' great blog Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque.  It lead me to the gem on Jeff's Gamesblog.  Here is the break in the questions:
  1. What is the deal with my cleric's religion?
  2. Where can we go to buy standard equipment?
Most people can Hardware stores, five and dimes, and pawn shop for equipment.
  1. Where can we go to get platemail custom fitted for this monster I just befriended?
Through streetwise contacts, one can find a rare person that deals in what you want.
  1. Who is the mightiest wizard in the land?
  2. Who is the greatest warrior in the land?
  3. Who is the richest person in the land?
Valeria Walker 

  1. Where can we go to get some magical healing?
The Brewers can make various tonics that can ease sickness, but for curing what ails the spirit,  one would have to find a spirituals.
  1. Where can we go to get cures for the following conditions: poison, disease, curse, level drain, lycanthropy, polymorph, alignment change, death, undeath?
  2. Is there a magic guild my MU belongs to or that I can join in order to get more spells?
  3. Where can I find an alchemist, sage or other expert NPC?
  4. Where can I hire mercenaries?
Some Criminal have been known to secretly put coded want ads for mercenaries in the city paper classifieds, or also through the criminal grapevine.
  1. Is there any place on the map where swords are illegal, magic is outlawed or any other notable hassles from Johnny Law?
  2. Which way to the nearest tavern?
  3. What monsters are terrorizing the countryside sufficiently that if I kill them I will become famous?
  4. Are there any wars brewing I could go fight?
There is a World War happening on the other side of the planet.  It has effects on the land here.
  1. How about gladiatorial arenas complete with hard-won glory and fabulous cash prizes?
  2. Are there any secret societies with sinister agendas I could join and/or fight?
  3. What is there to eat around here?
The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smokinggrilling, or baking– usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.A staple vegetable of Southern U.S. cuisine, they are often prepared with other similar green leaf vegetables, such as kale,turnip greens, spinach, and mustard greens in "mixed greens". A quickbread often baked or made in a skillet, commonly made with buttermilk and seasoned with bacon fat; inspired by the great availability of corn in the Americas and by Native American cultures. 
  1. Any legendary lost treasures I could be looking for?
Robert Johnson Lost Guitar.

  1. Where is the nearest dragon or other monster with Type H treasure?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mojo and Magic Headliners

I am trying to populate my Blues Setting with the equivalents for Gandalf and Dumbledore.  I broke down the Npcs ino suits from a deck of cards.  Spades = Death and Agriculture, Hearts = Love and Romance. Diamonds = Wealth and Clubs = War and Partying. Here is a sorceress who has a tragic past.

Mona Lowe was a singer who recorded many songs but she was also famous for being the protégé of Gordon Morphy, Jr.  It is said that she was courted by everyone for her beauty and her talent, but she finally went with Marvin “King Snake” Seals

Blind Billy Jackson was a curious boy who pick up things here and there like the piano.  His mother urged him in all his pursuits till thet day she died.  Then when his father remarried he caught his stepmother stepping out with another man.  The rumor is that the stepmother took an iron and hit Billy in the face with it blinding him.  This caused his hearing to be extra sensitive to the point he can hear if someone speaks the truth, but you know how the truth gets twisted and turned...

Snake men Test

I thought I would try to stat out the Snake Men of He-Man.  He is the base stat I will use for a start.

Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d8
Skills: Fighting d4, Notice d4, Swimming d8, Throwing d4
Charisma: -; Pace: 6; Parry: 5; Toughness: 8 (2)
Gear: Morningstar (Str+d8), medium shield (+1 Parry), javelin (Throwing; range 3/6/12; Str+d6)
Edges: Ambidextrous (reduce offhand penalty by 2 points)
Tactics: Two Weapons
Special Abilities
Armour +2: Natural armour.
Bite: Str+d6.
Natural Swimmer: Swimming Pace of 4", and +2 to resist drowning.
Hold Breath: Can hold breath for Vigor x 10 minutes.

Friday, March 14, 2014


First up is my Rippers Game. I kind of went another way with the setting. It is still turn of the century, but in centered in North America. Specifically, the South.

My first guy is a Npc/Guide for the parties in Tennessee. A contact that can be handled as an in-game information source.

His name is Benjamin.  To everyone he is the manservant of the Lupton Family and secretly he is the Ridge Runner, a amalgam of Zorro and Robin Hood.

Ridge Runner

Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d6, Climbing d6, Lockpicking d6, Notice d6, Stealth d8, Streetwise d6, Taunt d6
Charisma: -; Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 5; Cash: $325
Gear: Rapier (Str+d4; Parry +1), dagger (Str+d4)
Hindrances: Enemy (M), Wanted (m), Loyal (m)
Edges: Assassin, Thief
Tactics: Two Weapons

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Another Game I want to play...

Going through, I came across an artist DJ Shwann who through requests about illustrations has created a Cyberpunk universe about a DJ Samurai.  These setting screams to be crossed with Interface Zero