Category Archives: Characters

Characters from the many RPGs I own. An exercise in working through the rules while making sarcastic comments.

Hackmaster 5e, Part II

Hackmaster Part II: Khan Strikes The Chamber Of Secrets Back When Last We Left Our Intrepid Hero Protagonist… OK! Welcome to Part II of my Hackmaster 5e character creation walkthrough! Now with more exclamation points! For those of you who … Continue reading

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Hackmaster 5e

Hackmaster 5e This ain’t your father’s Hackmaster. The original Hackmaster was based on AD&D 1e and 2e, put through a psychedelic blender and cranked up to 11. The only mechanics from that version that really remain in this one were … Continue reading

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Chi-Chian

Chi-Chian, Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Roll Up A Communist Cockroach Or Maybe Not, I Don’t Know Yet What I’m Going To Roll. Or Even If I Roll. I don’t want to just do older games or … Continue reading

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The World Of Synnibarr

The World Of Synnibarr OK, first off, let me note I have a few weird psychological issues with the World of Synnibarr, because I bought my copy (the first edition of the game, with the lion man cover) at an … Continue reading

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Cyborg Commando 2.0 MOAR CAPS

CYBORG COMMANDO The Epic Saga Continues CAPS STILL NOT OPTIONAL Welcome back! I know, even for me, this was a long time between updates, but I’ve been: Roll Activity 01-30 Ranting on the D&D Next boards 31-80 Ranting on the … Continue reading

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Cyborg Commando

CYBORG COMMANDO (All-Caps NOT OPTIONAL) (Not Gary Gygax’s Finest Hour… Or  Week… Or Year…) So, what happens to an iconic creator when, for various reasons, he can no longer work on the products that made him so iconic? Well, he … Continue reading

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Alma Mater, Sophomore Year

Alma Mater, Sophomore Year The Return of Biff Muntz As you may recall, far longer ago than I’d like, I posted Part I of this review and walkthrough,  in which I began generating a character for the RPG “Alma Mater”, … Continue reading

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Alma Mater

Alma Mater A Review And Walkthrough Alma Mater is one of the better known obscure role playing games of the early 1980s, and once you’re done parsing that, we can move on. Ready? Good. Published in 1982 by Oracle Games … Continue reading

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The History Of The Universe (Abridged)

So, off and on, I have been working on Stellar Warriors, which is turning into the mega space opera game I’ve had as a “thing to do” pretty much since I discovered gaming back in 1978. After toying with several … Continue reading

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EXTERMINATE!

The tagline of this site is “Old School Attitude, Modern Rules”. (Not, as some would have it, “Updates on a roll of 18+ on 2D10″) A big part of the feel of “Old School” is “Anything that’s cool is included”, … Continue reading

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