Tuesday, October 26, 2021
I'm always on the lookout for a good online map generator. I loved now sadly defunct Wizardawn and it's map creators. I particularly liked the area generator that would produce a regional map with terrain, points of interest and, if you wanted, populated dungeons. Now that it is gone I have been looking for a replacement. I have found one that is pretty cool though it doesn't have quite as many features as the Wizardawn generated maps. Despite that I like it a lot.
It is called Perilous Shores and it is free to use on itch.io. It will create a random map with named towns, natural features and adventure sites. Once the map is generated you can modify the way it looks, add hexes to it, change tones, change the name of the towns and features and other miscellaneous things.
Here is a map as generated and then as modified by me. You'll notice that there are some differences. Changing some of the defaults will change the map.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
A while back Lulu updated their website. It was a debacle. I, and I believe others, had their libraries destroyed up. I lost many of the PDFs I had acquired. There is no record of the titles. And I can't remember them. Now many of these were free but it is still frustrating. Today I realized that some of the things I lost were the Labyrinth Lord version of Dave Bezio's Phoenix Barony setting. This is extremely frustrating. I do have the White Box version of Phoenix Barony itself but the LL version and it's supplements are no longer available.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
trilogy I've watched it when I can. The last couple of times I've seen The Empire Strikes Back I've noticed that one of the officers in the hanger scene on Hoth where Leia is worried about Luke and Han looked familiar. He looked like Cliff Clavin from the TV show Cheers. So I checked it in IMDB and what the hell do you know, John Ratzenberger was in The Empire Strikes Back! He played Rebel Force Major Derlin. Maybe many of you know this but it's news to me. It both blew my mind and made me laugh at the same time. Now John Ratzenberger is a fine actor and an excellent voice actor but he will forever be Cliff Clavin to me. Not that he's completely type cast in my mind but that's the character I will always associate him with because of how much and how long I watched Cheers. I watched it from when I was a freshman in high school until after I got out of graduate school.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
move (which costs 2 ACT) or melee attack (3 ACT). ACT: DEX + 3 = 5.
Friday, January 15, 2021
homage, yes a clone, of a very famous game based on a very famous movie featuring ghosts. That famous game was also the first d6 dice pool game. WEG's Star Wars used the system established by it.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
game based on a certain family of games from the late 70s/early 80s and is only 10 pages long. It's focused on medieval type characters because that's what the weapons' list and skills are focused on and it has a supplement that adds in fantasy. You can find Open Basic here.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
a lot of posts. One of my favorite posts (I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite) is "1937 Hobbit as a Setting" on the Rise Up Comus blog. (Also "The Hobbit 1937" which is linked at the beginning of the post.) It speculates out and then lays out what a setting and OSR type rules would be like if it were based on the original version of The Hobbit before it was modified to be more in line with The Lord of the Rings.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Sunday, January 10, 2021
I know I already created a Star Wars Character for the Challenge but when I turned on the TV this morning Star Wars was on. The original one. The one I loved as a kid. And then The Empire Strikes Back. And then Return of the Jedi. So I just had to. In fact I made two characters. I'll post the second one tomorrow. Today, I created the Brash Pilot. He's a force user.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
My choice of game for day 7 of the Character Creation Challenge is Cepheus Atom. A post-apocalypse game powered by a simplified Cepheus engine. This is the first character I've made for it. Super-simple and the entire game looks super-simple. I loved Gamma World back in the day so I can't wait to try it.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
I chose Swords & Six-Siders Expanded for Day 5 of the Character Creation Challenge.
Monday, January 4, 2021
|Dexterity 4D||Perception 3D|
|Blaster 5D||Hide/Sneak 3D+1|
|Dodge 5D||Search 4D|
|Knowledge 2D+2||Strength 3D+2|
|Streetwise 3D||Brawling 4D+2|
|Mechanical 2D+2||Technical 2D|
|Starship Piloting 3D||Security 3D|
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Saturday, January 2, 2021
My second character for the challenger will be for OneDice Space. The book comes with a
Friday, January 1, 2021
There is a character creation challenge out there.
So, I'm going to give it a try. There will be repeats in systems. At least variations of the same systems. But I enjoy creating characters so what the heck.
|STR 15 +1||HP: 7|
|WIS 9||AC: 4|
|CON 14 +1||Align: Lawful|
|Level: 1||EXP: 0||GP: 7|