Hank and Dean Venture for Strands of Fate

18 February 2018 | 9:35 | Stats, Strands of Fate | No Comments

Now, some Venture Brothers characters. First up, the actual Venture Brothers.┬áNext week, Dr. Thaddeus S. “Rusty” Venture and Brock Samson! Henry Allen “Hank” Venture The only thing I’m a little unhappy with in this writeup is Hank’s high Resources and Wealth Track. I figure, though, if the boys could get over their reluctance, they could […]



Captain America and Thor for Strands of Fate

10 February 2018 | 23:51 | Invulnerable RPG | No Comments

Captain America for Strands of Fate Cosplay by Kyle Parmley Cosplay. Captain America / Steve Rogers Player Name Various Details XP 0 PL World-Class FP/Refresh 10 TL 4 Aspects Defining Aspect The Sentinel of Liberty Character Aspects Ambition: To protect America from all enemies, foreign and domestic Background: Wimpy kid from WWII Queens given Super-Soldier […]



Green Lantern John Stewart and the Silver Surfer for Strands of Fate

3 February 2018 | 8:22 | Stats, Strands of Fate | No Comments

Green Lantern John Stewart for Strands of Fate I am a big fan of the old Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cartoons, so for me, the best Green Lantern is John Stewart. Although from the 90s comics, I have a soft spot for Guy Gardner. Cosplayer unknown, from Pinterest. Character Name: Green Lantern / […]



Wonder Woman and Deadpool for Strands of Fate

29 January 2018 | 21:58 | Stats, Strands of Fate | No Comments

Wonder Woman for Strands of Fate Is “made the only good DC live-action movie” a good Background Aspect? :) This version of Wonder Woman is not quite the stone-cold bruiser that Superman is, but a pitched fight between the two could still go either way. She doesn’t have as much Super-Strength or Super-Endurance, but her […]



Wolverine and Rogue for Strands of Fate

20 January 2018 | 8:30 | Stats, Strands of Fate | No Comments

Wolverine for Strands of Fate Of the characters I’ve written up, only Superman has more Physical Stress boxes than Wolverine, and Wolvie heals faster. When Wolvie Charges and uses Crippling Blow with his claws, he’s looking at WR +11, which is almost as much as Superman’s Galaxy-class Strength gives him. If you count in extra […]



Witchblade and Superman for Strands of Fate

13 January 2018 | 6:52 | Stats, Strands of Fate | No Comments

Witchblade for Strands of Fate Sure, Witchblade is one attractive, skimpily-dressed heroine, but that’s not the main reason she’s in the writeup queue. She’s one of my wife’s favorite heroes. Witchblade is one of the few really good heroines out there that isn’t just a knockoff of a male hero, and that is still really […]



Batman for Strands of Fate

6 January 2018 | 7:09 | Stats, Strands of Fate | No Comments

A few notes: If you haven’t figured it out, the Wealth Optional Stress Track rule is in effect. Most of these characters have appeared in many different versions in a variety of media. I’m going to try to present a well-rounded, “classic” version of the character. I’ll admit to a certain bias towards Bronze-Age/80s versions, […]



Spider-Man for Strands of Fate

3 January 2018 | 9:52 | Stats, Strands of Fate | No Comments

One of my favorite multi-genre RPG systems is Strands of Fate, by Mike McConnell of Void Star Games (also makers of the transhuman cyberpunk RPG Nova Praxis). It’s the only version of FATE that ever really clicked for me. Over the New Year’s holiday, and while sick the last few days, I’ve fooled around with […]



Twenty Quick Questions for your Space Opera Campaign Setting

3 December 2017 | 15:52 | Ponderings, Wormholes & Waystations RPG | No Comments

  Many space opera games have a built-in or implied setting, but some don’t. The original Traveller LBBs existed before the Third Imperium, and the Frontier in Star Frontiers is at best a sketch before Zebulon’s Guide to Frontier Space. Based on the inestimable Jeff Rients’ blog article, Twenty Quick Questions for your Campaign Setting, […]



Welcome to the Waystation

17 November 2017 | 10:27 | Earth-Omega Setting, Five Free Cities Setting, Metagene RPG, Old School Gaming, Personal, Ponderings, Wormholes & Waystations RPG | No Comments

To make my wife less nervous about apex predator lawyer-enabled megacorporations, my space opera game is now renamed to Wormholes & Waystations. As before, it will include appendices for kitchen-sink fantasy gaming in my Five Free Cities setting, in an appendix called Advanced Bugbears & Ballistas. It’ll also have a four-color supers setting, based on […]