Friday, 20 February 2015

Children of the OSR

Earlier I talked about some of the cool OSR stuff that was in the making (here and here). Some of these fantastic products have been released since then, and due to there awesomeness, I feel obliged to tell you about them. Also, there are a couple other things I have found, so I added them to the list below, as well. 

Ghastly Affair
A recently released free OGL game that captures the spirit of gothic fiction. The standard resolution mechanics is "roll under ability"; there are unique classes, spells, and antagonists suitable to the genre. Plus it is superbly organised.

Revels & Rhymes
This unfinished rules set of five pages combines Shakespearean tropes with D&D and uses Hazard as its core mechanic. Here's a link to the Dragonsfoot topic where it was originally shared.

Silent Legions
It has not been released to the general public, but it had a very successful Kickstarter campaign, and the official release day is nigh.

Slumbering Ursine Dunes
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, this Slavic mythic-inspired mini-sandbox was released last November on RPGNow (current price is 9 USD for PDF and 16 USD for PDF+Softcover).

Strange Stars
A lavishly illustrated setting book described as "transhuman science fiction meets classic 70s space opera"; recently released on RPGNow (current price is 9.99 USD for PDF and 17.95 USD for PDF+Softcover).

Wizardzine #1
The theme of the first issue is the magic of seas and oceans; new spells, magic items, and more. It is available on RPGNow (current price is 2.50 USD for PDF and 6 USD for PDF+Softcover).

Wonder & Wickedness
This fantastic product describes a levelless magic system, and also happens to be a great resource of re.imagined spells and unique magic items. It is available on Storenvy (current price is 10 USD for PDF and 20 USD for PDF+Print).

An unmatched setting book that describes "a region of high adventure shrouded in ancient mysteries, opium smoke, great luxury and opulent cruelty"; it is a tribute to the TSR-era setting books but the plethora of tools inside ensure that no two group's Yoon-Suin are the same. It is available on Payhip (current price is 6 GBP for PDF; print will soon be available on Lulu).

This Warhammer-esque game has been in the pipes for way too long; now an open beta has been released.

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