Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Grim Tales Hexcrawling

This post sums up the streamlined hexcrawling procedures I developed for Grim Tales. This lacks the tables referenced in the rules (except for the master level "Event Table"). I'd like to thank Gavin Norman, whose recent blog posts really inspired me.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Zweihänder Rules Summary

Originally made for my players, here is a rules summary of Zweihänder, a grim and perilous fantasy role-playing game.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Zweihänder - Session #0

Dramatis Personae
  • Ozir the Stump
    Elderly, Corpulent Ogre Hedgewise
    Scholastic Lowborn
    Drawback: Veteran's Foot
  • Ray "Walking Stick" Reddington
    Elderly, Slender Human Pugilist
    Reverent Lowborn
    Drawback: Cursed
  • Sir Fergus Witherwaddle
    Middle-Aged, Frail Human Slayer
    Villainous Aristocrat
    Drawback: Black Cataract
Events, Thoughts, Etc.
  • Character creation was pretty smooth. Everyone rolled twice for Racial Trait and Profession. Otherwise, everything (except the choice of Human/Demihuman, Archetype, sex, and starting weapon) was determined randomly.
  • Everyone opted for a Drawback to gain a second Fate Point. Ultimately, we ended up with a crew of elder adventurer wannabes. Cue in Silver Horde jokes by the dozen.
  • Didn't prepare much in terms of setting and plot, so it was mostly about making sure the players were familiar with the system (a Skill Test or two, a straightforward combat, stopping some Bleeding, that sort of stuff).
  • Party encountered a pair of wolves attacking a trio of small children. Put down the wolves. Took children to the village (one of them was severely injured). Went to look for their father, the lumberjack.
  • Another player will probably join, too. I expect an other handicapped elder, so... more Silver Horde jokes. Maybe Expendables, too. Won't lie, I'll enjoy hurting them. Unfortunately, so will they.