The Cypher System core rules has four stats for Star Ships: Level, Weapon Systems, Health, and Damage. I like how Ryan Chaddok converted the common Star Trek ships (using the most excellent Last Unicorn Games book as a source). There’s a starship vehicles table on page 255 of the CSR. Importantly, it has Levels and […]
Archive | August, 2017
Given the renewed interested in Star Wars d6 due to the FFG 30th anniversary release, I’m going to share out a Star Wars WEG d6 Editions Comparison Chart I made a few months ago. Download the PDF here.
I’ve been thinking about pre-gens for potential Cypher System Star Trek and Star Wars one-shots. Nerdarchy has a great post which stats out the most popular characters in both franchises. This will serve as a great way to create pregens (just take the character sentences, and make them all Tier 1 characters). The Cypher Rules […]
Yesterdays announcement of a 30th year anniversary reprint of “Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game” has prompted some discussion of which Star Wars RPG edition was the best. I did some polling this last year and have some interesting insights on this topic. Favorite Star Wars RPG Sytem (d6, d20, FFG, etc.) I ran a poll […]
Calling all d6 Star Wars RPG lovers! I thought this was an April Fool’s type joke, but it’s not. This fall, WEG Star Wars 1e will be back in print! See the FFG product announcements here and here. Best edition of the game ever, in my opinion.
Veteran D&D players have been using random encounter tables to generate adventures since the ’70s. The Cypher System has a mechanic called GM Intrusions. Usually these are events you make up on the fly. However, I think a bit of pre-planning can really give the GM ammo to use during the game. Take a lesson […]
One of the things l love about Savage Worlds is how you can use setting-specific card decks and tokens for bennies to add the feeling of whatever genre you’re emulating. Here’s an example of using Pirate themed bennies for settings like 50 Fathoms. Great stuff! Using the Cypher System, you can also emulate settings by […]
Had a great session of our new Mythras campaign which Mason is GM’ing on Thursdays. The heroes were dispatched to deal with bandits. Photo album here: https://goo.gl/photos/ZURLfTf2BZnjot269 Also ran across a Frazetta painting called ‘Seven Romans’ which I think perfectly embodies the spirit of this campaign! Art prints are available.
March 18-20, Third Age 1331 March 18 Marcus Almost Becomes Mr. Jabbanana When last we left our heroes, Marcus had been offered Chief Dugabungaloo’s daughter, Jabbanana. Now, all eyes are on Marcus as the tribe awaits his decision. Jabbanana’s enormous belly quivers in anticipation. Marcus kneels before the king of the island and delivers a […]
March 17, Third Age 1331 March 17 Having safely navigated the unnatural vortex to the very mysteriously alien world that purportedly holds the Fountain of Immortal Life, party and crew have an encounter like something straight out of The Iliad. Gloriously beautiful mermaids. Well… If you’re into half fish women, they were gloriously beautiful. But […]