Role Playing Games Category

Tuesday 22 December, 2015

OSR Christmas or How the grognard stole Christmas

Well it’s December 2015. I’m still trying to figure out what happened this year. New management at work, some ups and downs with health, and I am still sitting on 4 projects that I need to get out the door. Enough of my bellyaching though. It’s the season of Santa, Jedi, Amazon packages, candy, and […]

Thursday 03 September, 2015

Back from the dead…

I can’t believe it has almost been a year since I have posted. Life, as usual gets in the way and then having WordPress crap out on me for awhile made it difficult to get anything posted. While it may be ambitious at this point to say that I will post once a week, that […]

Wednesday 14 May, 2014

To Be Continued… Styles

So the idea behind Styles was to replace the attribute with something more story orientated.  How were you going to take your action? This was the question of the moment. Were you going to do it with Daring, Brains, Wit, Charm, etc.? In the first version of Pulp Era it worked OK for what it […]

Friday 02 August, 2013

FATE of the Kobayashi Maru

Some months ago I began to construct a fan project to allow me to run a game set in J.J. Abrams Trek universe.  I chose a system that I loved (mini 6) and began to build a vehicle to bring these stories to life.  As the months rolled on I started getting frustrated with the […]

Saturday 27 April, 2013

Kobiashi Maru: Star Trek D6 – Character Generation (Part One) Revised

Note: Special thanks to Memory Alpha for the description text (just placeholder text for the time being) Federation Races At the beginning of character generation the player should choose from one of the Federation races they wish to play.  Each race comes with advantages and disadvantages. Andorian:  The Andorians were a warp capable humanoid species […]

Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Well it’s 2013… Where is my Neuralware Jack?

Every once in awhile I get nostalgic for games that I loved in my youth.  Starting from a background of fantasy RPGs there was not much in the 80’s that I played other than AD&D, Stormbringer, Call of Cthuhlu, etc.  Then comes 1988, I still remember the day I walked into Gamescape on the Divisidero and […]

Sunday 21 April, 2013

Kobiashi Maru: D6 Star Trek – Races

So before I get into the Mini Six Star Trek races, I want to introduce a new mechanic. Saves While the six main attributes will cover most of the actions taken by the player character, there will arise a time when a physical, mental, or spiritual attribute will be tested.  Saves are based on one of […]

Friday 19 April, 2013

Kobiashi Maru: D6 Star Trek – Skills

So in my last post I covered the Mini Six Attributes I would use for D6 Star Trek : Academy (Education), Sciences (Medical & Practical), Operations (Engineering, Tactical, Communications, Helm/Nav)) Command (Administrative & Leadership), Personal/Background, and Military. With those attributes broken down into acceptable Star Fleet Academy categories we now need to add skills.  The Cadet (this […]

Thursday 18 April, 2013

Kobayashi Maru: D6 Star Trek

I have now read/played three of the available Trek games out on the market.  This does not include homebrews, Prime Directive, or the original Heritage release of the game in the very early 70’s.  While I had a blast back in the day with the FASA Trek and a successful two part game with the  Decipher rules, […]

Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Swords & Wizardry: Stepping Back to Move Forward

When Tenkard’s Tavern put out the call for bloggers to talk about Swords & Wizardry I pretty much dismissed it at first.  I have a love for all things OSR and I felt there was no need to sing the praises of one game over another.  It did however, get me to look over my […]