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I've organized my page of fillable character sheets for various dead, old, mostly forgotten, and out-of-print RPGs.
polyhedralnonsense.com/2022/05

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I put together a list of Barsoom/John Carter inspired RPGs earlier this year. I've been updating it through the year, and I just added a new one. Scroll down to the end to see it.

polyhedralnonsense.com/2020/01

I just learned about the concept of Chernoff Faces, the data visualization concept in which numerical data is presented using cartoon faces rather than numbers, as it's easier for people to process faces than digits.

I immediately wondered how to adapt this for use. How would you design a game that used faces instead of numbers?

Hell if I know, but the character sheet would look like this:

If I spend a whole day fiddling around with a tabletop RPG I'll only play once or not at all, I still feel like I've accomplished something.

If I play a video game for a half-hour, I feel like I'm wasting my life.

Just ran Liminal Horror, the modern horror . I've made a fillable version of the official character sheet, and an initial version of my own custom sheet. You can download them here:
polyhedralnonsense.com/2022/09

Latest OSR mail call. Might be the core of my next campaign...might sit on my shelf for the next decade. Either way, I'm happy with my purchase.

Variant signs that you're in a parallel timeline: they don't have Zeppelins, but the trains are all jet driven at about 400mph.

A bunch of old, free OSR adventures from Gus L., the author of Tomb Robbers of the Crystal Frontier:

alldeadgenerations.blogspot.co

SIgned up for the TravellerCon USA convention this October

I'm planning on running a session of the Traveller version of Judge Dredd, and a session of Zaibatsu, the Cepheus cyberpunk RPG.

Here's an itch game jam where you create a adventure or supplement for a RPG that literally does not exist:

itch.io/jam/system-fictional-j

I had a kinda 💩 day at work, so I’m rereading bits of the Star Wars D6 book. This game was so ridiculously far ahead of its time. Simple. Clear. Filled with tons of good advice.

Bonus: no disclaimers needed re the overt misogyny or homophobia of its contemporaries.

If you can find a copy that isn’t outrageously priced, get it. Even if you don’t care about Star Wars. I don’t, and I still think it’s great.

The ancient practice of telling the bees about marriages and deaths and other major life events would make a good framing device for a solo RPG.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telling_

No one asked for this, but I wasted my afternoon on this..

There's an OSR horror/fantasy adventure for Lamentations of the Flame Princess called The Doom That Came to Chapman Farm, set in 1600s Maryland.

I've converted all of the NPCs and monsters in it to the

polyhedralnonsense.com/2022/09

I've been reading about the artificial language Volapük (like Esperanto, but even less popular), and it makes me want to design a Mitteleuropa-based fantasy world using Volapük for all the place names.

Nostalgia-soaked link to a PDF copy of the 1988 Mail Order Hobby Shop catalog.

This was TSR's catalog that had pretty much every RPG available in 88. It was the DriveThruRPG of its time.

Weirdly, despite being pre-internet, you could order stuff from the catalog online - through the commercial service Compuserve.

swordsandstitchery.blogspot.co

1978: Star Trek: Adventure Gaming in the Final Frontier—A retrospective review of the first Star Trek roleplaying game published by Heritage Models, Inc. in 1978.

rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2022

#reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #StarTrek #TTRPG #TTRPGS

If you're going to run a Pulp RPG, here's a different kind of hero:

Instead of a masked crimefighter, how about a kindly, elderly pharmacist - the exploits of Doc Turner!
pulpgamer.wordpress.com/2022/0

Big sale on Gallant Knight Games Tiny D6 system:
t.co/v2LWALNggg

It's a fun little system, great for one-shots.

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