Tag Archive for 2013

Nameless Horror version 0.2

nameless horror

I made an update to my old nameless horror game. In the process, I expanded the rules several times over. But it plays much better now!

Nameless Horror 0.2 core rules
Nameless Horror Scenarios
Yes / No cards and Questioner card

I haven’t substantially changed the oracle deck, so that’s still cool to use.

So Now You’re a Time Traveler

So Now You’re A Time Traveler

I wrote a simple little two page hack of Cthulhu Dark made to run a stropped down time travel game comparable to Continuum.

It’s called So Now You’re a Time Traveler. It was pretty fun when we tried it out.

[Death Takes a Holiday] Major Revision

I’ve been working to revise an old game of mine into a version that I’m more happy with. So I took another mechanic that I’ve been using and jammed the game into that. And now you have an exciting new version of Death Takes a Holiday, my game of substitute Grim Reapers finding that Death’s job isn’t as easy as it first appears.

This version uses Tarot cards as a core mechanic. You may want to use these cards I made for the game, though you could just as easily use any deck of Tarot cards as long as all the players can more or less agree what a card signifies.

[Game Chef] Afterlife, Incorporated final draft

I think that my Game Chef entry is about as done as it is going to get. So here is Afterlife, Incorporated.

[Game Chef] Afterlife, Incorporated

It’s Game Chef time again! You know, where people from around the globe take a limited amount of time and a list of ingredients to make the best rough draft of a game that they can.

This year, I didn’t expect to make a game. I was more excited by other projects. But then yesterday I had an epiphany and I wrote this:

Afterlife, Incorporated

So you died. Big deal. It wasn’t actually all that bad. You had a lot of sin on your soul, though. You were supposed to go straight to The Eternal Hell of Biting Fangs or the Hell of Crushing Stones or someplace. Somewhere that unspeakable monstrosities would rip your soul apart and feast on its dripping pieces for all eternity.

You managed to escape that fate. Instead you wound up here: Afterlife, Incorporated. You’re a white collar desk jockey, processing souls of the recently deceased. Technically, you’re supposed to help them pick out the best afterlife that they qualify for. But if you can guide them toward a cheaper afterlife than they deserve, then the excess soul energy flows back to the company. If you can save the company enough, then you just might be able to afford a trip up the Great Big Elevator to the Heaven of the Manifold Pleasures.

One day, everyone in the department received a memo from the Head Office. Any interference from Above is always bad news, but this memo was the worst. Receiving that memo is when everything began to fall apart.

Operation CD Kingfisher-3

Operation CD-Kingfisher-3 is my entry into the annual One Page Dungeon Contest for 2013. It is a system free espionage adventure. It would probably work great in World of Secrets.

World of Secrets

world of secrets

World of Secrets is my attempt to hack John Harper’s excellent World of Dungeons into doing something it wasn’t intended to do, like running a low-key, morally ambiguous espionage drama. Can your team infiltrate the Pakistani embassy in Paris, get access to their computers and get out before their security notices? Will paranoia and mistrust tear your team apart? Will your life as a spy make it impossible to live a life as a regular human being?

[Doodles and Dragons] Vast and Starlit

Epidiah Ravachol is selling a microgame via self-addressed stamped envelope. To buy it, you mail him a dollar and a picture that you drew. These are the pictures that I drew. Sometime in the next few days I’ll mail them to him.

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[Doodles and Dragons] Cartoons by Request

Sometimes I draw cartoons because people asked me to do so. Here are some I was asked to draw:

Picture 002 - Copy

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[Doodles and Dragons] All the Doodles and more

In celebration of finishing my year-long effort to draw a cartoon of every single monster in the 2nd Edition AD&D Monstrous Manual, I made a PDF containing a one page World of Dungeons hack along with every one of my cartoons.

(If you like the game portion, you should check out the actual World of Dungeons or the Adventure Time hack thereof.