Religions of Eparra

25 March 2017 | 8:49 | Five Free Cities, OSR | No Comments

About Religions The (Relative) Importance of Religion Religion is important to many people of Eparra … but not equally important. The Way of Nature makes few demands on its adherents, other than that they accept that they are part of a grand telluric cycle, the cycle of the seasons. The people of the Five Free […]

Life in Gwaethyr and the Five Free Cities

18 March 2017 | 8:13 | Five Free Cities, OSR | No Comments

The Five Free Cities are a traditional kitchen-sink fantasy setting, with influences from many D&D settings and Appendix N sources. It’s a post-apocalyptic mishmash of Bronze Age culture meeting invading aliens struggling to keep at least an Iron Age level of development. Magic is rare but powerful, and monsters are rare enough to be noteworthy […]

The Tower of the Cackling Conjurer (ACKS Adventure)

11 March 2017 | 13:01 | Five Free Cities, OSR | No Comments

Long ago, the Fraternal Order of Cinnabar sent one of their scholars, Frabdan Wald, to investigate the crumbling ruins of the Temple of Mukram in the city of Viskan. He returned with most of his men dead, driven insane by the secrets he had seen. Now he crouches in a tower in the Trackless Forest, […]

Beneath the Ruined City of Viskan (ACKS Adventure)

20 February 2017 | 13:36 | Five Free Cities, OSR | No Comments

This is a full one-level dungeon for my Five Free Cities setting. This version of the adventure is for ACKS, but I’ve run this for Dungeon Crawl Classics with almost no changes. Click to view the map! Link to a bigger version:   About the Dungeon The city of Viskan, near the free city […]

The Testament of the Last Viskani

12 February 2017 | 18:40 | Five Free Cities, OSR | No Comments

Honored Ones, this parchment was found in the Thieves’ City, in one of the old bases for the Seal of Red and Black on the border of the Onyx Desert, not long-abandoned. It’s assumed that the text is not complete, for there are editorial remarks in the margins and whole sections have been struck out […]

Tempest Oracle (ACKS Class)

12 February 2017 | 14:00 | Classes, Five Free Cities, OSR, Stats | No Comments

This is a class I needed for Adventurer Conqueror King System to run my Five Free Cities game. A few years ago a friend was going to run a Pathfinder game, and my wife kind of fell in love with the Oracle class, and made a character that was a multiclass Oracle/Monk. We’ve never gotten […]

Half-Elven Warmage (ACKS Class)

12 February 2017 | 7:56 | Classes, Five Free Cities, OSR, Races, Stats | No Comments

I have a long-running setting for traditional kitchen-sink fantasy games. I call this setting the Five Free Cities, because that’s the basic starting area, even though the setting covers an entire continent. You can see a map of the setting here: I’ve been running the setting for my wife recently in Burning Wheel Gold […]

Wormholes & Warpdrives

23 October 2016 | 14:39 | OSR, Wormholes & Warpdrives | No Comments

I’ve just completed the playtest version of a new space opera RPG, Wormholes & Warpdrives! The system resembles OSR games in that it uses classes, levels, races, and XP, but the only dice you need are d6s. This Google Docs page has links to the playtest PDF, at-cost print copies on Lulu, and some inspirations for […]

Live Long and Prosper

19 June 2016 | 19:42 | Conversions and Crossovers, OSR | No Comments

According to the news, Antonin Yelchin, the actor that played Pavel Chekov in the Trek reboot movies, died unexpectedly today. He was perfect for that role, and will be missed. Godspeed. Extra sad and strange because I’ve been working on a Star Trek fan supplement for the Stars Without Number OSR sci-fi RPG. Seeing […]

Metagene Rising

21 February 2016 | 11:53 | Metagene RPG | No Comments

Development continues on the Metagene Super Hero RPG! Concurrently I’m working on a sourcebook Mightiest Mortals, which brings the rest of Earth-Omega to Metagene with a new, original adventure, “Forgotten Terrors”! Both books are under the Creative Commons license, so you can use them to show off your own awesome creations! Links to the Metagene […]