[Review] Stars Without Number Pt. V; A Sand Box full of Stars

Now comes the true meat of the game. Where Stars would have already been a fine, more playable remake of Traveller, its greatest merit is its systematic codification of the principles behind Sandbox play and the tools it grants to facilitate the systematic generation of entire stellar sectors. We should spend a moment and contemplate … More [Review] Stars Without Number Pt. V; A Sand Box full of Stars

[Actual Play] Inside the Daemon Worm Session 3 (Cha’alt)

When we last left our heroes they had fled the catacombs of ancient Kra’adumek, trading them for a far more perilous venture. The gullet of the Demon Worm itself, kept quiescent by freak ice storms, held a far more promising reward. Perhaps salvation could be found in the creature’s heart? The journey continued onward. Erstwhile companions … More [Actual Play] Inside the Daemon Worm Session 3 (Cha’alt)

[Review] The Return of the Blue Baron (Blueholme); Second-time’s the Charm

[Adventure] The Return of the Blue Baron (2018) Michael Thomas, Venger As’Nas Satanis, Denis McCarthy, Golbin’s Henchman, James & Robyn George, Jon Wilson, Jeff Cape, Shane Ward, Scott Charlton, Wayne Rossi (Collaborative Dungeon) Edited by Shane Ward (with special thanks to Scott Charlton) Levels 3+ Disclaimer: Requested content After reviewing An Invitation of the Blue … More [Review] The Return of the Blue Baron (Blueholme); Second-time’s the Charm

[Review] Stars Without Number Pt. IV; Setting & Appendix SWN

A short entry to the series, today we are going to take a look at the setting of SWN, described in 7 pages of explicit setting material and woven throughout the book in little nuggets and hints, and by deductive reasoning retro-engineer the appropriate materials for an Appendix SWN. Weird? Perhaps. But its the future! … More [Review] Stars Without Number Pt. IV; Setting & Appendix SWN

[Review] An Invitation from the Blue Baron (Blueholme); Too Many Cooks…

[Adventure] An Invitation from the Blue Baron (2017) Michel Thomas, James George, Matt Jackson, Thaumiel Nerub, Tim Shorts, James V. West, Dyson Logos, Shane Ward, Michael Wenman, Goblins Henchman, Steven A. Cook, Mike Evans & Venger As’Nas Satanis. (Collaborative Dungeon) Edited by Shane Ward Levels 1-3 Disclaimer; Requested content.  An Invitation from the Blue Baron … More [Review] An Invitation from the Blue Baron (Blueholme); Too Many Cooks…

[Review] Stars Without Number Pt. III (Core Game): Star Systems

Thus continues our multi-part Epic of the inimitable science-fiction sandbox masterpiece that is Stars Without Number. In this section we will be covering the mechanics of the overall game as well as the promised Star Ship section, omitted from the previous part because of length issues. The system should be immediately recognizable to anyone familiar … More [Review] Stars Without Number Pt. III (Core Game): Star Systems

[Actual Play] The Dungeons of Kra’adumek Session 2

When last we left Prince Nomad and the Sorcerer Quintus in their quest for vengeance in the cavernous depths of the Catacombs of Kra’adumek, fleeing from the Spider Cannibals after learning of the Black Pyramid. Time passed under alien suns. Swearing to return, poisoned, laden with spoils, supplies and sorcery, our heroes made for distant A’agrybah, jewel … More [Actual Play] The Dungeons of Kra’adumek Session 2

[Review] Stars Without Number (Core Game) Pt. II; Spacestuff

Last time we covered character creation in Kevin Crawford’s genius space OSR Sandbox game Stars without Number. The equipment section is interesting because unlike OSR fantasy games, the credits to physical power curve goes quite deep. While gold coins can’t generally buy magic items and armies of pikemen are impractical in many a fantasy adventure, … More [Review] Stars Without Number (Core Game) Pt. II; Spacestuff

[Review] Stars Without Number (Core Game) Pt. I: Spacer

EDIT: It goes without saying that the person initially responding to me in the comments section is not the real Kevin Crawford. My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.  [Core game] Stars Without Number – Core Edition (2010) Kevin Crawford (Sine Nomine Publishing) The year is 3200. Humanity is scattered like dust among … More [Review] Stars Without Number (Core Game) Pt. I: Spacer