The Simplicity Trap

Right now, ttRPGs are having an interesting moment. Fifth Edition D&D has exploded in popularity, in part due to its streamlined nature and approachability. On the flipside, now many people are trying Pathfinder 2e (historically more “rules heavy”) because they are unhappy with the direction WotC is taking. Shadowdark just made a boatload of money […]

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Alternate Route

I generally love Google Maps . . . but sometimes those alternate routes 😵‍💫. Playtests and More Playtests I recently got to try out the new Horizon Framework with the author. It is a strong contender if you want a traditional (as opposed to the creative-writing-esque) RPG experience but very streamlined. It uses a d6 […]

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On Thin Ice!

Thin Ice and Digital Character Sheet! Early in the year I promised an adventure each month. I am counting the Demeter VI Saga as January, February, March and April. For May forward I will be releasing adventures in a different format that I hope will allow for quicker play, for those who don’t want a […]

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Alchemy Across Systems

Hostile Sun’s Alchemy System Summarized I am starting to explore how the Alchemy System of Under a Hostile Sun can be adapted to fit other RPG Systems The Key aspects of the system are How would this play out in Systems other than Hostile Sun.? Adapting for Other Systems The index card below shows a […]

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Who We Choose to Bee!

Playtest IV is up! Playtest number IV is up. This one runs a full 3 hours and 50 minutes. The bulk of that time is the heroic charge into the Moon Mason Bee Hive. Also included This System isn’t done being developed. But I do think I need at least a few weeks away from game developing […]

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Hostile Sun on DriveThruRPG

Under a Hostile Sun is now DriveThruRPG Official! It’s available for free! “Under a Hostile Sun is a fantastic option for sci-fi lovers as it offers opportunities to explore and complete creative, plot-driven missions. With a well-balanced encounter system, the game provides a fun mix of role-play and mechanics. Very simple to learn and play, […]

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Half-Elves are Now Racist?!?

I am hoping that the news is either false or will be walked back. I am typing this late after work so I don’t have time to do too much digging. Even if it is walked back / not legit the question itself is still worth asking. Are Half-Elves racist? This declaration, removing Half-Elves for […]

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A Golden vault and a Black Flag

Recently I was (finally) able to run a playtest of the second packet of Project Black Flag. For an adventure I ran the heist in the Little Lockford from Keys from the Golden Vault. Which means, yes, I have (partially) forgiven Hasbro for the OGL debacle. Golden Vault The adventure we ran was very well […]

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