Friday, April 7, 2017

d30 Feature of the Week: d30 Deity Generator

I know that title may be a little misleading, since I haven't posted a "d30 Feature of the Week" since mid-June of last year! I'm trying to get back into the swing of things (in general). Which is why you've seen a few new posts here and there, and why I'm trying to keep some new content coming.

I do have some new d30 charts I'm trying to finish in time for this year's NTRPGCon. Last year saw the adventurers journey to the Halls of Trianta. This year, the adventurers will journey to the Tomb of Trianta. I'm not sure how many of those new tomb-related d30 charts I'll be sharing, since they'll be spoilers for the players. But I'm sure that I'll be proud of some of them, and share anyway (with a spoiler warning).

Anyway, I think this one came out pretty nice, so I hope you'll enjoy it.

Click here (or on the image below) to download
a free PDF of d30 Deity Generator page from MediaFire.




Friday, March 31, 2017

Free B/X Adventure Supplement: Riding Dogs

In our regular gaming group, I recently finished up running a year-plus-long campaign that started with Vault of the Faceless Giants and culminated with The Jah'nu Prophecy (the latter of which is intended to be my Friday night game at this year's NTRPGCon.

So the group started a new campaign, and I chose to play a gnome thief (because I've never played a gnome before, and the GM wasn't explicitly forbidden as it has by some GMs in the past). Instead of considering a horse or mule, I decided I wanted a riding dog. And though they seem to be a thing, I couldn't find any older edition rules for them. So I wrote my own, based on B/X stats and SRD material, woven in with thoughts from some old Dragon magazine articles. The campaign is AD&D, but except for the movement rates, it's pretty adaptable from B/X to AD&D (and to OD&D or S&W, I'd imagine).

Here it is for your use and enjoyment.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS PDF.

And if you need some gnomes for your B/X game, don't forget to download CX1 Extra Gnomes from RPGNow.

Monday, March 6, 2017

New B/X Character Classes: 3 Barbarians

Please note: this is a preview/beta version only. It is not considered Open Gaming Content until the official release of Old School Adventures™ Accessory CX1: Character Class Codex. AND BEFORE YOU ASK!!!! It will be late 2017 or early 2018 AT THE EARLIEST!!!! This is not priority right now. I am simply releasing some "stockpiled" material because it feels like the OSR blogosphere needed it.

This PDF has the following three classes: a "berskerker" barbarian, a "wildling" barbarian (with survival skills, tracking abilities and the like), and a "horde" barbarian (adapted from the 1e Oriental Adventures barbarian).

Click here to download the PDF. >>


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New B/X Character Class: Wärf (Hybrid of Dwarf & Winter Wolf)

Please note: this is a preview/beta version only. It is not considered Open Gaming Content until the official release of Old School Adventures™ Accessory CX1: Character Class Codex. AND BEFORE YOU ASK!!!! It will be late 2017 or early 2018 AT THE EARLIEST!!!! This is not priority right now. I am simply releasing some "stockpiled" material because it feels like the OSR blogosphere needed it.

Click here to download the PDF. >>


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New B/X Character Class: Factotum

Can't decide what class to be? Be all of them! (Sort of.)

Please note: this is a preview/beta version only. It is not considered Open Gaming Content until the official release of Old School Adventures™ Accessory CX1: Character Class Codex. AND BEFORE YOU ASK!!!! It will be late 2017 or early 2018 AT THE EARLIEST!!!! This is not priority right now. I am simply releasing some "stockpiled" material because it feels like the OSR blogosphere needed it.

Click here to download the PDF. >>

Monday, January 9, 2017

A little experiment: looking for links to OSR material (blog posts/free downloads) related to undead

I'm going to try a little experiment here. I'm looking for links to OSR-gaming-related blog posts (including links to downloads) of material related to undead. It could be new classes, combat rules, magic items, free adventures, reviews, new monsters, etc. Please, no links to actual commercial products, though PWYW items are considered.

I would prefer if the entire content at the link is undead-related (as opposed to say just 25% of what's at the post), but all input will be considered.

For example, here's a few from my own blog over the last few years:

How to Embalm a Corpse
Optional Rules for Killing a Vampire
Tomb of Ludor the Beheader (one-page adventure)
New Monster: Flailing Spirit
New Monster: Bestial Beast

If there is something undead-related as part of a larger post, then call it out. For example...

At this link, there is a spell called "Animate Warrior" (animates warrior zombies)

Before the link, it would help if there's a description. E.g.,

FREE 1-PAGE ADVENTURE: TOMB OF LUDOR THE BEHEADER
http://savevsdragon.blogspot.com/2012/09/free-oe1ebx-mini-adventure-tomb-of.html

Okay. Let 'er rip!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Psionic Oe/1e/BX Monster: Grizzle

A few weeks ago, I previewed the stats for this through my Twitter account,
then previewed a sketch there a couple of weeks ago.





PSIONIC ABILITIES
PSIONIC LEVEL: 6 (30 PSPs)
Attack modes: id insinuation
Defense modes: mental barrier
Clairsentient: S) 360° vision* (always on); D) infravision* (always on);
Telepathic: S) death urge (see below)




A grizzle is a headless, furry, tentacled beast with a bear-like frame and legs. It “sees” psionically with 360° vision and infravision (both are always on, and neither has a PSP/psionic point cost), so the grizzle can be “blinded” with the use of synaptic static.

A grizzle attacks with four tentacles. Each tentacle does 1d6 on a successful “to hit” roll. Additionally, if the grizzle has enough PSPs/psionic points remaining, the victim must make a psionic saving throw or become the victim of the grizzle’s death urge ability. For each failed save by a victim against the death urge, the grizzle expends 3 PSPs (or 10 points for Oe/1e). If the grizzle does not have enough points to power the death urge, the ability fails automatically and no saving throw is required. The grizzle may not choose when to use or not use the death urge on a tentacle attack (it is based solely on the conditions outlined above; the grizzle may not otherwise use the death urge ability (i.e., the grizzle may not use it proactively as a standard ranged psionic ability).
Oe/1E STATS
FREQUENCY: Very rare
NO. APPEARING: 1
ARMOR CLASS: 9
MOVE: 9"
HIT DICE: 6+1
% IN LAIR: 50%
TREASURE TYPE: Q×5
NO. OF ATTACKS: 4
DAMAGE/ATTACK:
1-6 + special (×4)
SPECIAL ATTACKS:
See below
SPECIAL DEFENSES:
See below
MAGIC RESISTANCE: 30%
INTELLIGENCE: Average
ALIGNMENT: Chaotic
SIZE: L (9' tall)
PSIONIC ABILITY: 100
Attack/Defense Modes: D/H


BX STATS
ARMOR CLASS: 5
HIT DICE: 6+1*
MOVE: 90'(30')
ATTACKS: 4 tentacles
DAMAGE:
1-6 + special (×4)
NO. APPEARING: 1
SAVE AS: Elf:6
MORALE: 10
TREASURE TYPE: Y,Z
ALIGNMENT: Chaotic