Category Archives: Science Fiction

Characters from and reviews of games which self-classify as “science fiction” meaning generally all the k00l p0w3rz are explained by technology no matter how unbelievable implausible poorly developed or self-contradictory. For reasons unknown to me “psionics” is classed as “science fiction” while “magic” is classed as fantasy. I obey this convention here.

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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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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Rango As Post Apocalyptic Setting

So, the spousal unit and I just returned from Rango, a film where I greatly suspect a huge chunk of the script consisted of “Let Johnny Depp do something for 45 seconds, then go to next line.” While, obviously, I … Continue reading

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Battlelords Of The Twenty-Third Century, Part 2

When last we left our intrepid would-be employee of some future Blackwater, he had just chosen his species — the Eridani, a race of Voldermort-looking dudes (again, in the interest of fairness, I want to stress that Battelords well predates … Continue reading

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Battlelords Of The Twenty-Third Century

“Suddenly, five soldiers in heavy assault armor appeared out of nowhere!” Battlelords Of The Twenty Third century is a game I remember seeing a lot in stores in the early 1990s, but I never picked it up. Recently, I was … Continue reading

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Midnight At The Well Of Souls

Midnight At The Well Of Souls Many great science fiction novels and settings have been turned into RPGs, and also some not-so-great ones. This is not one of the not-great ones; that is, it’s one of the great ones. Unlike … Continue reading

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