Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Howl, you Old School Bastard!

"I saw the greatest heroes of this generation destroyed by madness, looting hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the slum streets at dawn looking for an angry fix," etc. etc.                           Kinsenk, some weird bard, on promising adventurers

Friday, August 9, 2013

Zwillingsseen Hexcrawl: Session 1: Großwall

Just a little chat log from after the game, to a friend:
Basically they were in a town called Großwall and approached by beautiful girl in an inn, that said her father had disappeared.
the dice told me that she was beautiful and VERY tall, when the players asked. not preplanned at all. so they went with her to look for him at the market where he told her, he would go
but it was night already and they got attacked on a square by 6 vigilantes.
the party killed all of them, except the leader whom they kept as hostage
but they were stupid enough to tell the guy, he should lead them to the place where he had found gems.
so he took them to his neighbourhood, getting them into an ambush
that's where Rapunzel (the male navigator prodigy) was killed by a lucky hit during the swordfight and the beautiful girl got stabbed as well. Hel's and Oli's characters could only flee and had to leave her behind, not sure if she was alive or dead (she was actually dead) and the slum mob chased them out
so they returned to the inn covered in blood, with stuff they had looted, but without the girl or their strongest guy and decided to go to bed... the barkeeper told them, he had warned them
I admit: the text is very chaotic, but deserves to be stored somewhere anyways.

I will need to tone down the damage low hit dice enemies do on a critical hit, because this was already the 2nd PC in 2 sessions that got killed by a critical out of the blue.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

All AD&D Monster Stats

While going through my AD&D1-Monster-Manual-Reprint and figuring out, how to use the stats exactly for my very own Old School Bastard (a roll under system), I came across this thread on Dragonsfoot.

It's a nice spreadsheet of all AD&D-Monsters - supposedly. I obviously don't know all of them. But great work, unknown typist! Thanks a lot!

There are more than 4700 Monster entries in the spreadsheet!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Free Hex Crawls! Hexploration galore.

I found those nice cooperatively created free Hexcrawls on "teh internetzz":

3 Hexcrawls

Saturday, April 13, 2013

More Random Tables (for Vornheim)

As I just started running Vornheim with my own Old School Bastard.

While I am really happy with the tables in the book at the moment, I am already looking for more stuff I could use.

This is a first step: Hustle and Bustle of a Big City

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dread RPG Questionnaire

Dread is the famous indie horror RPG with a Jenga tower as resolution system. It also doesn't use numbers for character stats, but just a simple questionnaire.

This is the one I will use for my contemporary horror one shot:

Why did you sign up for the survival training?

What does your character do for a living?

How do you look?

What are your interests and hobbies?

What is your characters biggest fear?

What is your character proud of?

What secret would you never share?

What would your character have with him/her if he woke up somewhere from being unconcious?

Why are yo the black sheep in the family?

What gives you courage?

Tell me 3 of your weaknesses!

Tell me 3 of your strength!

Who is the most important person for you in the world?

What would you sacrifice your life for?

What is your name?

Savage Warhammer: Dancer Triska

Race: Human (additional Edge)
Warhammer Career: Dancer / Entertainer
Age: ? Hair Colour: black, long Eye Colour: green
Height: 5.5' Weight: 
Motivation: - Rank: Novice XP: 0
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d4, Fighting d8, Healing d4, Intimidate d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d8, Streetwise d4; Swimming d4; Literacy d4
Charisma: +4 Pace: 6; Parry: 6 (7) Toughness: 5 (6)
Hindrances: Vengeful; Death Wish, Stubborn, Pretentious
Edges: Attractive, Very Attractive
Gear: perfume, leather
Weapon: .rapier; dagger

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Savage Warhammer: Grave Robber Bignus Axebite

Bignus Axebite
Race: Human (additional Edge)
Warhammer Career: Grave Robber
Age: ? Hair Colour:  Eye Colour: 
Height: 4 ft (Size -1) Weight: 
Motivation: - Rank: Novice XP: 0
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d8
Skills: Climbing d8, Fighting d6, Healing d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Shooting d6;  Throwing d6
Charisma: -2 Pace: 6; Parry: 5 (6) Toughness: 5 (7)
Hindrances: Small (very slim); Ugly, Stubborn
Edges: Sweep
Weapon: .Spear

Monday, January 28, 2013

Savage Warhammer: Hafling Charcoal-Burner Hasse Longman

Hasse Longman
Race: Halfling (Short; Fortunate; d6 Spirit)
Warhammer Career: Charcoal-Burner
Age: ? Hair Colour:  Eye Colour: 
Height: 4 ft (Size -1) Weight: 
Motivation: - Rank: Novice XP: 0
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d4, Fighting d6; Language (human) d6, Notice d4, Stealth d6, Swimming d4, Survival d6, Shooting d6;  Taunt d4, Tracking d4
Charisma: -2 Pace: 6; Parry: 5 Toughness: 4
Hindrances: Short (halfling): Habit: Pyromanic; Ugly, Wanted
Edges: Fortunate (halfling); Arcane Resistance: Hard to Kill
Gear: .
Weapon: Axe: Str (d6) + d6 damage; Sling Str+d4
Description: -

Savage Warhammer: Elven Wizard Apprentice Pelgana

Race: Elf (All thumbs; Night vision, d6 Agility)
Warhammer Career: Wizard Apprentice
Age: ? Hair Colour:  Eye Colour: 
Height: 6 ft Weight: 163 Ibs. skinny
Motivation: - Rank: Novice XP: 0
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d4, Fighting d6, Healing d4, Knowledge (Arcane) d8; Language (human) d4; Literacy d4; Spellcasting d8; Stealth d6, Swimming d4
Charisma: 0 Pace: 6; Parry: Toughness:
Hindrances: All thumbs (elf): Curious; Phobia of Purple,  Quirk: Negative
Edges: Low LightVision (elf); Arcane Background (Magic): Wizard
Gear: .
Weapon: Staff: Str (d6) + d4 damage; Reach 1; +1 parry; Dagger
Description: -

Savage Warhammer: Thief Fridericus Kemp

Fridericus Kemp
Race: Human (additional Edge)
Warhammer Career: Thief
Age: 16 Hair Colour: - Eye Colour: -
Height: tall Weight: thin
Motivation: loves money and wants adventure Rank: Novice XP: 0
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d6(+2), Fighting d6, Lockpicking d6(+2), Notice d4, Persuasion d4, Shooting d6, Stealth d8(+2), Streetwise d4, Tracking d4
Charisma: 0 Pace: 6; Parry: 5; Toughness: 5 (6)
Hindrances: Curious; Greedy, Wanted
Edges: Thief
Gear: 500$ in form of an old  tome, a goat and a stick (staff).
Weapon: Dagger: Str (d6) + d4 damage; Bow: 2d6
Description: -

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Savage Warhammer: Peasant Brute Veit Breithacker

So we give Savage Warhammer a 2nd chance. This time I don't have to GM, but can play a character. That's him.

Veit Breithacker
Race: Human (additional Edge)
Warhammer Career: Peasant
Age: 18 Hair Colour: none, bald Eye Colour: brown
Height: 2.08m Weight: 119kg
Motivation: driven to the next shiny or fast moving object by his short attention spanRank: Novice XP: 0
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d10
Skills: Climbing d6, Fighting d6, Intimidation d6, Notice d4, Persuasion d4, Riding d4, Stealth d6, Swimming d4, Survival d4, Throwing d4, Tracking d4
Charisma: -2 Pace: 6; Parry: 5 (6); Toughness: 7
Hindrances: Clueless; Big Mouth, Ugly
Edges: Nerves of Steel
Gear: 500$ in form of an old  tome, a goat and a stick (staff).
Weapon: Staff: Str (d8) + d4 damage; Reach 1; +1 parry
Description: Veit comes from a long decaying farm in the mountains near the hamlet Kurzweil. He is a not very bright looking - too say it in a polite way -, massive brute, dressed in rags. One night all of his clan mysteriously disappeared from the farm. He waited for a fortnight, then packed his goat Regina and the mysterious tome that is in the clans possession for generations and wandered out in the world.

Friday, January 11, 2013

My RPG Calendar 2013

10th Savage Synnibarr 11: Escape from the Temple of Ooze (Jor; Jea, Hel, Vin, Mig, Agn)

17th Savage Synnibarr 12a: Rainbow Orgasms & the Unclosed Door (Jor; Jea, Hel, Vin, Mig, Agn, Ale)
19th Savage Synnibarr 12b: The Last Drake of Tarboon (Jor; Hel, Vin, Mig, Agn, Ale)
24th Savage Warhammer 1: Ratcatching pays well! (Jea; Vin, Mig, Agn, Ale, Jor)
31st Savage Warhammer 2: Ratcatching is effin' dangerous! (Jea; Mig, Agn, Hel, Jor)


10th Savage Warhammer 3: A deal with the Rat (Jea; Mig, Agn, Hel, Ale, Jor)
17th Dread: Survival Training Drama Club  (Jor; Mig, Agn, Vin, Ale, Jea, Ani)

3rd Savage Urban Fantasy 1: Werewolves in a pub (Agn; Mig, Ani, Jea, Hel, Jor)
24th Savage Urban Fantasy 2: Inhuman awakening (Agn; Jea, Hel, Jor)

7th Savage Urban Fantasy 3: Spa Time with Marcus/Michael (Agn; Hel, Jor, Mig)
11th DoSA: Vornheim 1: After Curfew: Too many goblins (and conjointed twins) (Jor; Hel, Jea, Ale, Vin; Mar)

12th  Savage Urban Fantasy 4: Showdown at the Asylum (Agn; Jor, Vin, Jea, Mig)

20th Old School Bastard (Ex-DoSA): Vornheim 2: Blacksand Arena: Bear vs. Shark (Jor; Hel, Jea, Vin)
27th Arcana (Engel): Paranoia 1: Drafted! (Jea; Hel, Jor, Vin, Mig, Agn)

4th Arcana (Engel): Paranoia 2: The Outer World (Jea; Hel, Jor, Mig, Agn)
11th Savage Synnibarr 13: The Home Space Express (Jor; Jea, Hel, Vin, Mig, Agn, Ale)
18th Savage Synnibarr 14: Spacestation V (Jor; Hel, Vin, Mig, Agn)
25th Savage Synnibarr 15: 2 teams of Slavers (Jor; Hel, Vin, Mig, Agn, Ale)

8th Old School Bastard: Zwillingsseen A1: Ambushed in Großwall: Rapunzel's Death (Jor; Hel, Jea, Oli)
22nd Old School Bastard: Zwillingseen A2: Death Cult Barbarians and a Giant Spider (Jor; Hel, Jea, May, Jos)
29th Old School Bastard: Vornheim 3: Underground Harbour: Miracle of the 3/4 Kid (Jor; Hel, Vin, Ale, Cha) 

3rd OSB: Drunk adventurers in a bar (Jor; Nat, Kar, Mar - in Grado)
12th Savage Synnibarr 16a: Through the DarkTek Office to the Vault (Jor; Hel, Jea, Mig, Agn, Ale)
15th OSB: Vornheim 4: Temple of Icedeath: the Doppelganger Hermaphrodite (Jor; Hel, Jea, Vla, And)
17th Savage Synnibarr 16b: The Taker: Grenades & Eyeballs (Jor; Hel, Jea, Mig, Agn, Ale, Vin)
27th OSB: Zwillingsseen B1: Demi-Humans and their livestock in Witchfog (Jor; Mig, Agn, Ale, Vin, Mar, Fer)

1st OSB: Zwillingsseen A3: The Giant Sword and the Acid Mummy Tomb (Jor; Hel, Jos, Oli)
8th OSB: Zwillingsseen A4: Rotting Disease and a barbarian serves his Dark Gods (Jor; Hel, Jos, Bri)
15th OSB: Zwillingseen A5: The Woodshapers and the last of the mummies (Jor; Hel, Jos, May, Bri, Fra)
17th Splittermond 1: Circus comes to town (Hel; Jor, Vin, Mig, Agn)
20th OSB: Zwillingsseen B2: A deadling (gets blown and) loses it (Jor; Mig, Agn, Mar, Fer)
22nd OSB: Zwillingsseen A6: An ancient princess and an outsider hero (Jor; Hel, Jos, May, Bri) 


7th Splittermond 2: Fight against the ratlings (Hel; Jor, Vin, Mig, Agn, Ale)
10th Zwillingsseen B3: Doppelgangers in the Temple of Icedeath (Jor; Mig, Agn, Mar, Fer)
12th Zwillingsseen A7: The Goddess in Green (Jor; Hel, Jos, May)
18th Splittermond 3: The Shadow in the Alf (Hel; Jor, Vin, Mig, Agn)
21st Zwillingsseen A8: Underground Temple of the Goddess in Green (Jor; Hel, Jos, May)
25th Zwillingsseen C1: Burning down another tavern (Jor; Nat, Kar, Hal)

10th Zwillingsseen C2: A mindless deadling in the forest (Jor; Nat, Kar, Mig, Agn)
15th Zwillingsseen C3: To the Tower of Hate (Jor; Nat, Kar, Mig, Agn)

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