Category Archives: Characters

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

A Villain Team?

A Terrifying Trio So this crawled into my head as a villain team for some supers game I’ll never run. Caught in an undersea volcanic explosion, a scuba diver was mutated into a hideous lava covered monstrosity with giant pincers … Continue reading

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Of Gods And Men

Of Gods And Men Because It’s Been On My Shelf For Years, And I Want To Know What’s In It That’s Why Warning! You May Need COMPETENT PSYCHIATRIC HELP After Reading This! (An amusing note: I started this in June, … Continue reading

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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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