Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two Page Risus

The fine proprieter of the Risus Monkey blog pointed out, amongst other interesting news, that Risus is now available in two page form.  You can find it here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BoL Star Wars Development Page

I'm really serious about developing a Star Wars version of Barbarians of Lemuria.  Honest!  I know I've said it before but I (more) serious this time.  I admire the work of Fenway5 at his Sword and Shield blog and am inspired by him to try my hand at game development.  Well at least a game conversion.  Well, a conversion that is very derivative of two sources.  So, I've set up a development page as a place to post my thoughts and gather feedback.  I've already transferred the few posts on the subject from this blog to the new one.  I hope making this public spurs me to action.  There is a link to the right which will take you there.  You can also find it here:

BoL Star Wars.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Serena Sal

Serena Sal was born into a family of travelling performers, so entertaining was in her blood. As a young child she would would sell refreshments to the crowd and join the rest of her family on stage to sing, dance and perform tricks. As she grew older she bloomed into a stunning beauty who took men’s breath away. When she was 16 a plague carried her family and the rest of the travelling troupe away to the underworld and she was alone. She managed to get along and make a living by entertaining but was increasingly enraged by men propositioning her. Some did as they pleased regardless of her resistance. Her skills and beauty soon earned her a place amongst higher end troupes and she began to move in aristocratic and wealthy circles. However, the improper propositions continued even if they were now cloaked in a false refinement. Her search for monetary stability combined with her anger soon led her down a dark path. A young noble, not wanting to take no for an answer, tried to force himself upon her and she snapped, killing him with a knife thrust through the eye. This pleased some amongst those who opposed the noble’s faction. These influential people protected her from punishment by concealing her identity. She began using her new connections to earn money by secretly luring the rich and the powerful to assignations with the promise of pleasure and then assassinating them. She has started refining her craft by learning about various poisons and their uses. She wants to seek out an alchemist willing to train her so she can produce her own deadly concoctions.

Serena Sal
Attributes: Strength 0 Agility 1 Mind 1 Appeal 2
Combat Abilities: Brawl 1 Melee 1 Missile 0 Defense 2
Careers: Dancer 2 Minstrel (Singer) 2 Assassin 0 Alchemist 0
Boons: Attractive
Lifeblood 10 Hero Points 5
Knife, Jewelry, Fine Clothing

Please excuse my lame attempt at using Heromachine.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Honor + Intrigue

I received my pdf copy of Honor + Intrigue a few days ago.  I'm excited but frustrated because I haven't had the time to read it.  Oh, real life!  How you test me!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Star Wars and BoL Again

Quite awhile ago I wrote a post about combining Star Wars and Barbarians of Lemuria.  Well, as with many of my thoughts I didn't get far with it.  But I'm getting the itch again.  I recently watched the original trilogy with my boys and want to do something with it again.  Let's see how far I get this time.  If I make any progress, I'll share.  Don't hold your breath though.  I'll probably borrow heavily from WEG Star Wars though I want much simpler force rules.  I want to keep the basis as close to BoL as I can, too, but will probably steal concepts from Barbarians of the Aftermath.  It is such a good resource that I can't just pass it by.