Coming soon to Vtt

Hello All – I have been looking into ways to get the game up on Virtual Tabletops and have some exciting news! PlayRole.Com I just submitted the game to PlayRole.Com. Will let you know when it has gone through the system and is available for purchase. Getting the game there will get you access to […]

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Under a Hostile Sun

Under a Hostile Sun is a new tabletop RPG where your enemy isn’t the monsters – it’s the very environment itself. The galaxy recently had a great upheaval.  Now many, seeking to escape corrupt local governors and war-ravished worlds, are desperately taking to space exploration.  It’s a hope for a better life.  But at a cost.  The […]

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Cogent Playtest

As mentioned earlier on this blog Shadiversity and Jazza have released an Open Game RPG Framework called Cogent. I recently was able to playtest it out with some friends. I also got to try out Owlbear Rodeo. Thoughts on Owlbear Overall, Owlbear is great . . . but not for dicepool systems. At least in […]

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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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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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Worldbuilding Spreads

Tarot is a most under appreciated tool in roleplaying games. If you need inspiration in a flash a quick tarot spread and give you tons of world building possibilities, devious plot twists or hidden clues. Here are some world-building tarot spreads from the most recent version of my Martian Muckraker RPG book followed by an […]

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Where The Dark Magic Comes From

They wonder where dark magic comes from as if they themselves cannot see any passing familiarity, strange reminiscence, recognizeable peculiarity, in the howls and the screeches and the screams. As if they no longer recall . . . Or cannot bring themselves to recognize the bright sunlight magic they spurned, with mockery scared and shallow […]

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