Jul
03
2018
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In Nomine Revisited: Rocket’s Red Glaring.

I wrote this decades ago, and I flatter myself that it is not entirely wretched. For those wondering, ‘Nybbas’ is the Demon Prince of the Media in the In Nomine RPG, and he’s everything that you would expect of a Demon Prince whose specialty is popular entertainment.  Fun to write, too. You’ll figure out who the good guy is, of course.

Rocket’s Red Glaring – Google Docs

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Jul
03
2018
1

Delta Green: Labyrinth Kickstarter pushed back a week.

I can stop haunting Kickstarter now: Delta Green: Labyrinth will drop on July 9th.  …We.  We can stop haunting Kickstarter now.  Surely I was not the only person in the world popping over at random to do searches today.  Surely?

Jul
02
2018
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Delta Green: The Labyrinth Kickstarter drops tomorrow.

I know three things: the title (Delta Green: The Labyrinth*); that it drops tomorrow; and that the author of this Mythos RPG sourcebook is John Scott Tynes. …And that’s the ballgame right there, folks. John Tynes was one of the original authors of the original Delta Green books, which I found in the legendary Compleat Strategist gaming store in NYC. I remember looking at them, seeing the price tags**, sighing ruefully — then stopping. Wait, I said. I have a real job, I said. I could buy these. Just, you know… buy them. (more…)

Jul
02
2018
2

Polaris [The Day After Ragnarok].

Polaris – Google Docs

Polaris

[The Day After Ragnarok]

The general assumption in the post-Serpentfall world is that everyone in Greenland is dead.  The population was never very large (perhaps 21,000 in early 1945, not counting American troops) and temperatures in the Arctic since the Serpentfall have dropped to the point where seventy degrees Fahrenheit below zero is not unheard of.  If it gets much colder up there, the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at the pole will start freezing, and how that will affect the global climate is  anybody’s guess.

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Jul
01
2018
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Item Seed: Sword #89-5050.

Sword #89-5050 – Google Docs

Sword #89-5050

Description: a serviceable Chinese straight sword (jian), made of decent-quality steel from the the Seventh Century AD.  The hilt is made out of wire-wrapped wood, with steel forward pointing wings in the shape of batlike wings, and sports a jade pommel (different in style than the rest of the sword).  The scabbard is lacquered wood over, of all things, asbestos fibers. The overall color scheme is of gold and black. (more…)

Jun
29
2018
2

Item Seed: Kanaalmunten.

Kanaalmunten – Google Docs

Kanaalmunten

Despite the name, Kanaalmunten (literally, “canal coins”) can come from any recognized body of water: canals, rivers, ponds, bays, streams, oceans… even an abandoned swimming pool, if the conditions are right.  Said conditions are: somebody has to accidentally lose a metal coin in the water, and the coin has to remain there undisturbed for at least a year and a day. When that happens, the coin becomes a Kanaalmunten.

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Jun
28
2018
2

Additional Rogue Talents [GURPS 4e]

Additional Rogue Talents – Google Docs

Additional Rogue Talents

 

These are additional Talents (GURPS Basic Set: Characters, pages 89-91) designed for characters who are part of the criminal world (note: this includes groups like the City Watch). Note that there are no combat skills included.  Also note that, while these Talents are not restricted to NPCs, they are explicitly designed for NPCs. Four levels of Sneak can turn a street rat into a surprisingly difficult adversary to run down, or even notice in the first place.

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Jun
28
2018
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Tweet of the Day, YES. Yes, This Is An Important Point About GURPS edition.

Steve Jackson Games doesn’t offer GURPS as an OGL.

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Jun
27
2018
4

Tweet of the Day, Dungeons And Doggies edition. #dungeonsanddoggies

My wife thinks that these are wonderful.

Dog adventurers for Fifth Edition D&D.  This could only be better for my wife if it was 2nd edition. And they are so absolutely cute, too.  Kickstarter starts next month.

Jun
25
2018
2

In Nomine Revisited: Mimeurgy.

I dunno. Like so many other things I’ve written, it seemed a good idea at the time.

Mimeurgy – Google Docs

Mimeurgy

 

The practitioners of this Sorcery claim that its history stretches all the way back to the early Roman Empire.  This is, broadly speaking, true. They also claim that the secrets of Mimeurgy have been passed down to the present day in an unbroken line of esoteric wisdom, teacher to student, since that time.  This is unambiguously false: the modern incarnations of the Mimerugic Circles owe their origins to the members of a dubious Metuchen, New Jersey social club and part-time illegal casino that operated during the 1950s.  Hell likes to reactivate Mimeurgy every so often; they find it fairly simple to fake an appropriate historical record. (more…)

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