I Need A Miracle

I mentioned in my prior post that I had replaced the D&D Clerical spell lists and spells per day for the old-school D&D game I was running for the kids with a system that involved saving rolls to get miracles, and the Recursion King asked for a bit more detail, so here it is: Basically, […]

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Tunnels & Trolls 5.5 vs 7.5

An overview of the changes that I’ve noticed between T&T v5.5 and v7.5  All the comparisons phrased in terms of what 5.5 has/lacks vs. 7.5, since I read 7.5 first and went over it extensively.  Also, some of the changes in 7.5 appeared in 5.5 in a couple-page appendix of Ken St. Andre’s house rules: […]

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4e For Grognards?

The Core Mechanics offers up 10 House Rules to Make Grognards Like 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons. Unfortunately, most of the house rules are of the Racing Stripes on a Yugo variety. (Or, if you’re a 4e fan, putting Fuzzy Dice and lowrider hydraulics on a Formula 1.)  Except for Rule 7 (Don’t scale the […]

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Multi-Classing

The Valley of the Blue Snails, a really interesting blog mostly about an unusual setting that Canecorpus has created, has a post about Multi-Classing in his D&D setting: Valley of Blue Snails: Multi-Classes Revisited I will be changing a few of the multi-class titles though I’m a bit mixed on what direction to take it. […]

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Tunnels & Trolls: Magic

Magic in Tunnels & Trolls is a fairly standard (though innovative back in ’76) system of individual spells that cost spell-points to cast.  In earlier editions, your spell-points were your STR, now they’re your WIZ, which seems to me widen the range of possible character types quite a bit.  The names of the spells are […]

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A Personality Mechanic

Here’s an orphaned Personality Mechanic that I developed for Elves & Espers, before we started using Savage Worlds. It was a pure descriptive mechanics, intended to give the player some ideas for a personality for the character, but having no mechanical affect during play. Drive: Roll 1d10 to determine your strongest drive: Sex Money Fame […]

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Return to the Stinking Sludge

Session Summary for 3/8/09, Elves & Espers The Party for this session consisted of Idariel 7, Twonkey, Josepi, Bon Go, and Traumiel. It has presumably been some short time (less than an hour) since the last session, and some of the party members have wandered in and out on errands of their own. The early […]

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Get Awesome!

Awesome! The Storytelling Game is now available as a PDF or Open Office file.  There’s also character sheets. Download it and give it a whirl! Mucho thanks to Mike DeSanto, who took the original blog post and turned it into a nifty brochure.  Truly Awesome indeed!

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Tunnels & Trolls: Monsters

Here’s a stat-block for a monster from Tunnels & Trolls: Basilisk MR 78 Here’s the same monster, with the initial Combat Adds prefigured: Basilisk MR 78  Adds 8d6+39 Here’s a Basilisk with special damage: Basilisk MR 78 Adds 8d6+39 4/Medusa 4/Medusa means that any turn when it rolls four 6’s in its damage it also […]

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It’s Raining RPG Soup!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your bowl! Stargazer’s World » Dungeonslayers: The deed is done! This marvellous tome is based on the 3rd Edition of the original German Dungeonslayers rulebook and already includes the latest errata. The PDF document which can be downloaded for free contains all the rules you need to play […]

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