I made a Fiasco playset for the July Sixth Park Dinojam over at itch.io. Spared No Expense brings lofty ambitions and poor impulse control to an all-inclusive theme park and resort, where their aging robosaur attractions have been replaced with all-new real life dinoclones! Find your way to the one-of-a-kind Mesozoic Valley Resort and Casino, … Continue reading A Fiasco Playset 65 Million Years in the Making
Power Metal Cyber Future
Filing the serial numbers off Star Wars has long been a pastime I've looked down upon, but a few things happened to change my mind. Star Wars Filled Up I will always love this venerable setting, but as far as a background for TTRPGs goes, Star Wars goes through a lot of peaks and valleys … Continue reading Power Metal Cyber Future
Get Super Bandit
SUPER BANDIT, my game about deadly starfighters and thirsty pilots, is out! Get it on itch! Previously known as 24XX BANDIT, it's inspired by Wing Commander, Top Gun, House of the Dying Sun, and Battlestar Galactica. It's got thoroughly-researched rules for space dogfighting - trust me, I watched a lot of DCS videos on youtube … Continue reading Get Super Bandit
Super Bandit Development
I made 24XX: BANDIT a while back for Pretendo Games' 24XX Jam on itch. Of the two 24XX games I've made (BREACH being the first and simplest), I've run BANDIT many more times and its rough edges are more apparent now after a fairly lengthy online campaign. Like the Super Sabre, Super Hornet, and Super … Continue reading Super Bandit Development
March is Just Scumbag February
Seriously, though. You know what you're getting into with February, but March? March is a liar. You need shorts and your winter coat close at hand. Anyways, here's what I've been up to during Scumbag Month.
Star Wars With Cortex Prime, Episode I
Two and a half years ago I wrote a series of posts about adapting Cortex Prime for Star Wars. I've had some sessions and learned some lessons since then, not just about StarCortexPrimeWars but also about what parts of the expansive Cortex toolkit work best for me. As usual, preferences vary, I'm not your dad, do what you like. Let's go.
Vocabulary is Magic
Finding the right words is worth it, especially when they're going on a character sheet. Take the time to nail the right vibe and your games will be better for it.
Cortex Prime Car Chases
Again with the car chases. After several attempts across multiple ad-hoc systems, I think I've twisted the excellent ttrpg toolkit Cortex Prime into something that'll run satisfying car chases.
My Mad Max-gone-Fast & Furious board game project is finally good enough to play. It's a light card game that uses commonly-available 1/64 scale cars (like Hot Wheels or Matchbox) and plays great with kids. Check it out (for free or PWYW) on itch.io!
Fast & Fury Road: Spy Racers
My Thunder Road / JUNK'D homage game sat on the back burner for a long time until my kids got interested in Fast & Furious: Spy Racers on Netflix. I decided to bring out the XPS foam road segments and make a fun racing game that was less Mad Max and more kid-friendly. I'm still … Continue reading Fast & Fury Road: Spy Racers