Fast Paced Action With USR Sword & Sorcery

USR Sword & Sorcery impresses with its minimalist nature. The 36-pages-book includes a complete game and an introductory adventure. No setting, though. Get the PDF for USD $1.95 or soft cover for USD $5.65 here (aff). (This is a reading review.) You can create a character within minutes with four attributes. Assign a d10, d8 […]

Friday Update: Colemak, OSR Swag and more

Writing I’m learning Colemak, an alternative keyboard layout. Full immersion, so typing is a lot slower than usual. Patience. Supposedly, Colemak is so much better than QWERTY. But we can debate about that. Thus, I just do it for fun and to train my brain. Upcoming Reviews I’m slowly hacking away at an article about […]

So1um Playtest

Do you get bogged down in details during solo role-playing? As much as I like testing out new systems, the overload of a complete RPG plus a solo system can be too much. Matt Jackson’s (free) so1um could be the solution. It is a complete rules-lite solo RPG. You can play different genres with it. […]

What’s up in Gaming? February Edition

Reading Ben Milton’s recommended reading list for old school gaming is worth a look. It’s choke full of interesting articles. I’m also digging through Low Fantasy Gaming, a free D20 old school game. It leaves the first impression of being a gentle bridge between 5e and old school Sword & Sorcery. More to come. You […]

What’s on My Radar in Gaming?

Solo Gaming Matt Jackson is working on his rules-lite so1um . It uses Tiny Solitary Soldier’s solo engine but is a standalone game. There are more than 500 clicks on Miso RPG, my minimalist (free) solo framework. Stuart Llyod contacted me and gave me the links to his solo systems Wayfarer and Scrawl (all Pay […]

I Hit It with My Swiss-Army Hand: Hubris Review

Legend states that Hubris was created from the fetid corpse of a long-dead god. Hubris is a land of terrible creatures, grand inequality, strange and cruel gods, dangerous magic, opulent nobility, destitute commoners, people that have become corrupted and turned to savage beasts, constant wars, and worse. What exactly is Hubris? It is a weird […]