Tuesday, 6 April 2021

2021 RPG Anniversaries

Just a fun little list of some of the games that have a jubilee this year:

10th Anniversary
  • Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2nd edition
  • HackMaster 5th edition
  • Lamentations of the Flame Princess (Grindhouse edition)
  • Legends of the Wulin
15th Anniversary
  • Basic Fantasy RPG
  • Deadlands: Reloaded
  • Exalted 2nd edition
  • Mazes & Minotaurs
20th Anniversary
  • Big Eyes, Small Mouths 2nd edition
  • Earthdawn 2nd edition
  • Exalted 1st edition
  • Fading Suns
  • HackMaster
  • The Riddle of Steel
25th Anniversary
  • Ars Magica 4th edition
  • Deadlands
  • Palladium Fantasy 2nd edition
30th Anniversary
  • D&D Rules Cyclopedia
  • Kult
  • Millenium's End
40th Anniversary
  • Bushido
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Champions
  • D&D Basic/Expert (Moldvay/Cook)
  • Merc

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Character Sheet: Dragon Warriors

I have been putting together semi-automated character sheets for our own campaigns for quite some time (inspired by Skipper, a great player and friend of mine), and I feel like it's time I started sharing them. Since I just reviewed Dragon Warriors, here's one for that on Google Drive.

A few notes:

  • You need to go File --> Make a copy to get your own sheet you can edit.
  • Cells with a white background either contain labels or auto-calculated values. You normally ought to fill the yellow cells (the ones already filled are just placeholders so you don't see a lot of N/A in other cells). Feel free to add whatever else you need in the large grey area.
  • Base refers to the starting values of attributes; Mod represents temporary modifiers and such.
  • Weapons, armour, and profession use a drop-down menu, but the accepted values are unsorted, so feel free to start typing in whatever you want to pick.
  • Further weapons and armour can be added in the Data_Weapons sheet (check the notes).
  • Magic Points and Psychic Fatigue Check are missing (and so is a dedicated spell record table) at the moment. They will be added later.
  • If you have any feature you'd like to see, feel free to comment.

Friday, 5 March 2021

Review: Dragon Warriors

Dragon Warriors labels itself as "The Classic British Fantasy Roleplaying Game", and with good reason. It is the quintessential "British D&D", systemically and in scope very close to B/X D&D. Although its popularity has waned, it is experiencing a sort of rediscovery (see this thread on the RPGPub, for example).