While I am sure the ETs out there are laughing at us, in all seriousness it is amazing that we can get a functional skyscraper to fly now. Very excited to see where SpaceX goes. Who knows, maybe explorers like those in Under a Hostile Sun are possible. Congrats @SpaceX team on an exciting test […]
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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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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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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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Who We Choose to Bee! The IV playtest for Under a Hostile Sun went very well. It features exploration of a giant beehive that I think is the best Environmental Encounter I’ve written yet. The players also had a good grasp of the system that made things go very efficiently. Will be getting the video […]
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BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING POSITIVE NEWS!!!! The first draft of the Open RPG Creative License is up and available for public comment! Take a read here: https://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo6si9y?First-Draft-of-the-ORC-License-Ready-for I will be reading into it over the weekend. At first glance it looks like it is a very well drafted License. I am hoping to make Under a […]
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The latest Under a Hostile Sun playtest was a success! I was able to teach my players the new alchemy system and they enjoyed its versatility and ease of use (whilst still keeping the system on guardrails). We also confirmed that the new movement norms (higher move rates for each archetype, use of squares instead […]
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The Lab Rats Escaped! The theme of the one-shot I ran revolved around an alchemist who “generously” agreed to build a sewer system for the city where he had his workshop. Soon pollution is starting to seep out and strange creatures started attacking. Our newly created Black Flag heroes had to work together to stop […]
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The week has brought several bits of good news. Nonetheless I am very concerned about the future of the tabletop community, both in ways that are being discussed and in ways that, at least as I have encountered so far, are not. Particularly around one of WotC’s excuses. WotC already has recourse One of the […]
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