Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Inquisition Party for LotFP

Deuteronomy 18:10–12: "No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass through fire, who practices divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or one that casts spells, or who consults ghosts or spirits, or who seeks oracles from the dead. For whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord".

Exodus 22:18: "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live".

1 Samuel 28: Saul "hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land".

Does your party have magic-users? Elves? Priests of other heathen religions performing miracles? Then you might cross paths with the Inquisition Party, a group of devout witchfinders, investigators for the Church, trained to cut out the cancer of witchcraft no matter how deeply rooted. All in the name of the Lord, of course.

Padre Niccolo Giuliani, Cleric 3
AC 14, attack +1, Rapier 1d8, Flintlock 1d8, Move 60, HP 12
Leather armor, robes, crucifix, witchfinder kit
Spells: Bless, Command, Cure Light Wounds

Capitano Tiziano Ricci, Fighter 3
AC 15, attack +5, Shortsword 1d6, Flintlock 1d8, Move 60, HP 20
Pikeman’s breastplate, morion helmet

Private Tomaso Borgia, Fighter 2
AC 15, attack +4, Shortsword 1d6, Flintlock 1d8, Move 60, HP 16
Pikeman’s breastplate, morion helmet

Maybe you’ll want to beef up the party for larger groups, just add a few Fighters or maybe a Specialist trained in torture. Adjust levels as needed.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Hexelis's RPG History

Here's an article I wrote for Wood Planet Gaming Lodge a few years ago.

Hexelis's RPG History

I’m always interested in peoples stories of how they got into role-playing and how their experience has evolved, so here’s mine.
1989 AD, twelve years old and in the 7th grade, my friend Casey and I were all about X-Men comics! I was also into Nintendo, books (mostly Stephen King), movies and writing stories. My brother and I would make characters and stories with our G.I. Joe and Star Wars figures. At that time I had only messed around with AD&D, before that D&D was a mythical thing my uncle did, evil and of the devil. A year later that same uncle introduced us to Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu, he gave me the Red and White books from 3rd edition and that began my RPG journey. We even got our dad playing, who is still an avid gamer to this day.
By 1997 we had started playing West End Games Star Wars d6. The next few years saw a lot of Star Wars d6 and CoC. In 2000 WotC Dungeons and Dragons 3rd edition was released and that began a long run of D&D. Enter the curse of the d20 (my love/hate of the d20 system is a rant for another day).
In our circle 2008 is officially known as “The Year of the Minis”. D&D and Star Wars minis took over everything and everyone I knew. We called 'em "Plasticrack" that's how addictive they were. 2009 I began fleshing out Project R/S (home-brew superhero world) with my brothers kids as the play-testers. Throughout 2010 and 2011 other friends play-tested the crap out of Project R/S and Masters of M’theria (home-brew fantasy world).
Around 2013 I found out that Casey had died a few years ago in a car wreck. I had not spoken to him since ”93 or ”94. One of my first true friends who was with me at the beginning of something that would become a life-long hobby, something that got me through rough times, helped form long-lasting friendships, and strengthen family bonds. I wish he could have seen where we took it. Play on, brother.
As of 2015 we have many on-going games and home-made settings as well as a few new players for the next generation. 2015 is turning out to be The Return of D&D for some of us with the new 5th edition. It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years, but it’s been a fun and rewarding journey. Here’s to the next 25 years and the next generation of role-players.

That was 4 years ago, since then I got the new Delta Green RPG which is very cool but haven't played it that much. I love Call of Cthulhu but I'm not too big on the new edition. We ran several (5 0r 6) of the D&D 5E campaigns, so I've had my fill of 5E. So, now that I've rediscovered OSR, I'm all about some Lamentations of the Flame Princess!



Wizard's Seclusium for LotFP

I rolled up a wizard's seclusium using The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions for LotFP. 

Here's a link to the PDF. Enjoy!

Alien Grey class for LotFP

I made an Alien Grey class for a LotFP game I ran. It's basically a mix of Elf, Dwarf, and Halfling. It wasn't really necessary to make a whole class, but it was fun and easy, and I was just playing around with the system.

Here's a link to the PDF

I hope the link works, this is my first time blogging so I'll learn as I go. Enjoy!

Another Gaming Blog

I'm starting this blog to share some gaming ideas here and there. Just whatever I come up with for my own ttrpg that might be useful to others to use in their games or steal some inspiration. 

Currently I'm running Lamentations of the Flame Princess, but I'm also a big fan of old Call of Cthulhu, Delta Green, Basic and AD&D, Star Wars d6, etc. So I may end up sharing stuff for those games, just depends what strikes me at the time. 

I'm old school, I mostly like stuff from the 70s, 80s, 90s as far as movies, comics, and rpg's go. I hope whoever reads this gets some enjoyment or inspiration out of it.