Sunday, March 22, 2020

Thanks for the Generosity

My work has shut down for a couple of weeks, as has many, and I have more or less been sequestered at home for the last week.  Many game companies and individuals have stepped up and helped people in my situation by having sales or by offering their products for free in PDF form.  I'd like to thank them one and all for doing this.  Thank you.

Here are some of the things I've acquired for free over the last week or so.  They all seem to still be available for at least a little while through Drivethru or their company's website for a little while.
Melee cover
Melee - Steve Jackson Games.  The foundation of The Fantasy Trip.  I'd more excited about this except I own my original copy and my Kickerstarter copy and PDF.  Still really cool though.

Teenagers from Outer Space - R. Talsorian Games

Fantasy AGE Basic Rule Book - Green Ronin

Deadlands Player's Guide and Marshal's Handbook for Savage Worlds - Pinnacle Entertainment (Through their website.

I also discovered an online shop called Exalted Funeral that has been giving away some games.  Through them I got:

The first four issues of "Echoes from Fomalhaut"
Wish You Were Here
Lorn Song of the Bachelor
The Lapis Observatory
Disciples of Bone & Shadow

These were one shot/one day things I grabbed and are unfortunately no longer available.  Thank you to these companies too.

I got a whole slew of games from Onyx Path Publishing.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition
Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition
Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition
Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition

Image result for maelstrom romeI don't remember how I got this but I got it free through DriveThru the other day.  Thank you!
Maelstrom Rome - Arion Games

Monday, March 2, 2020

Star Wars D6 1e

I've been reading the original Star Wars RPG, West End Games 1st Edition Star Wars The Roleplaying Game.  I haven't played though I have had the book for over ten years now.  Here is the first character I've created.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

OSR Patches

Every year I enter the OSR Christmas Gifting at Tenkar's Tavern.  This year I won something!  I won

two Moon Wizard OSR patches from Thaddeus Moore.  They arrived the other day.  Now I just have to figure out what to put them on!

Thank you Thad and thank you Erik for holding your annual gifting.

Monday, January 6, 2020

The Hero's Journey 2e

One my favorite OSR games is The Hero's Journey by James Spahn.  James takes Swords & Wizardy White Box and mold it into a Middle-Earth flavored gem of a game.  Well, he was quite satisfied with the result and so he has reworked it.  You can read about his reasoning on his blog here and some of the changes and some excerpts here.

And it just went up on Kickstarter today.  As I write this it's less than $200 away from it's $5000 goal.  Have a look if you're interested.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hex Kit Again

I've been fooling around with Hex Kit some more.  It has hex numbering and a labeling feature.  It also has a feature that if you hover the cursor over a hex the notes that you've added will pop up in a box.  For example, if you hover over The Keep of the Wolf King it will display, "The mountain fastness of the Wolf King.  He uses the keep as a base to raid the surrounding countryside."

Hex Kit also has a "fog of war" feature that allows you to hide hexes if you want to provide a map for your players.  If I were starting my players on this example map I could give them this version to reflect their limited knowledge of the landscape.  Clicking on the maps give you a better idea what they look like.

I'm rather enjoying this still.  It could definitely meet my simple needs.

Hex Kit

Bundle of Holding has the mapping program Hex Kit in one of their bundles right now.  Ignoring everything else in the bundle it's going for about 2/3 of its regular price right now.  So I grabbed it.  It's an interesting little program, easy to use.  It comes with a basic black and white tile set and there are other color set you can purchase separately.  Here's my first 5 minute effort.