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 […]

Everybody Is Kung Fu Fighting (or Wielding Katanas)

There is Shinobi & Samurai (free), an OD&D clone. It has classes like Bushi and Shinobi. Scarlet Heroes (free quickstart, affiliate links), one of my favorites from grandmaster Kevin Crawford (Sine Nomine Publishing). The setting is called Red Tide. It’s Asian flavored but also post-apocalyptic/horror. Strictly speaking no samurais and katanas. Ruins & Ronin (affiliate […]

July Update

Hello folks, just a quick update: real life and learning to program is eating up almost all my time. I received some Kickstarter rewards. Tiny Frontiers (affiliate link) among others. It is a minimalist sci-fi game based on Tiny Dungeon. I’m looking forward to Belly of the Beast by Ben Dutter. It has an interesting […]

Age of Legends Kickstarter (6d6 RPG)

It’s no secret that I enjoy the 6d6 RPG. It is a versatile, lightweight and abstract system with a clever use of resource management. The content is open-source and if you buy a PDF you are allowed to share it freely amongst your players. My only problem is that the game doesn’t offer ready-made settings […]

First Impressions of the Spark RPG

The Spark RPG is a storytelling role-playing game by Jason Pitre where you can explore your character’s motivations and tell stories about heroic deeds and personal struggles. There are three example settings included: Neonihon (Shogunate Science-Fiction), Quiet Revolution (Montréal Police Drama) and The Elemental Kingdom (Elemental Fantasy). First Impressions of the beta version The Spark […]