Category Archives: Fantasy Characters

Characters from games where magic is called magic.

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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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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Chivalry & Sorcery & Eyestrain, Part III

Just The Factors, Ma’am Last week, as you may recall, we left our intrepid heroine with a huge pile of really crappy stats. This week, we feed those crappy stats into a bunch of functions, equations, and what-not to produce … Continue reading

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Chivalry & Sorcery & Eyestrain, Part II

Prepare To Wear Out Your Dice OK, let’s begin! When last we left our intrepid hero, we had finished writing the introduction, but we hadn’t actually gotten around to creating a character. As noted in that section, you don’t pick … Continue reading

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Chivalry & Sorcery & Eyestrain

Chivalry & Sorcery One reason I started doing my character creation walkthroughs was the fact that, well, I have over 2000 RPG items, and I’ve barely used any of them for actual gaming, despite playing constantly for the past 32 … Continue reading

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Moebius Adventures

Moebius Adventures An RPGBloggers Network Small-Press-Week Entry So I joined RPGBloggers Network a month or two ago. Someone decided it would be a good and fun thing to have bloggers give small press games (and when you consider the size … Continue reading

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Thieves’ Guild

Thieves’ Guild So. Way back in the early 1980′s , the gaming market was exploding, and experiencing this sort of Cambrian sprawl of adaptive radiation, with everyone looking for new niches and unexplored concepts. A lot of games just went … Continue reading

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Machineguns & Magic

Lizard takes a fond look at a game he found in the bargain bin fifteen or so years ago… ever wanted to be a typical modern American soldier in a world filled with orcs and goblins? Well, here you go. … Continue reading

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