Fiction: When the Gods Came Pt 1
This is the first part in a novel I have been working on. I am sure it will go through rewrites and revisions but I am posting some of it here. This is the story of how my post apocalyptic setting came to be. I am trying to be more comfortable about sharing my fiction. That is easier said than done. The story is told in an epistolary version. It just seemed to be the right way to go. I am comfortable writing that way. That may have to do with writing a bunch of game text. I will post the second part next month.
More Scifi fifth edition, with more background
First post of the new year, and it isn’t a resolutions post? What silliness is this? Nope, I am going to post another in my series on doing a scifi game in 5e. The first post can be found here. Where was I? Ah, Backgrounds. Backgrounds are awesome. It is one of the most interesting aspects to 5th editions is the idea of backgrounds. It adds more depth than just class and race. It adds variety to characters, flavor, and themes. Things like it had existed before, of course. In 2nd edition, there were the kits, which sort of tied to a background, and also added some subclass…
SciFi 5th edition experiment part 3 fun with Aliens
A few things. First, you can find my earlier posts on this Science Fiction 5e thread here, and here. Second, let me know if you like these. I will keep writing them if people are getting anything out of them. Third, sorry it took a day or two longer to get this out. Writing races is not as exciting and writing classes. I also had some other issues going on, but real life is like that some times. I did briefly consider doing my own artwork for these, but remembered I am not a great artist.
An idea for a scifi game using 5th edition part 1
Not the sexiest title, I know, but bear with me. I recently had an opportunity to read and review the Adventures in Middle Earth RPG for the Tome Show. This was something I would have read anyway, but reviewing it allows me to change perspective a bit more. One of the things that struck me about the game was the versatility of 5th edition. They made significant changes to core class concepts and it was still very much 5th edition. It started me thinking about how far you could take that. Could I use the base 5th editions systems, but make a game divorced from the fantasy setting?
White Star Cognates
Here is the idea. This is a write up I did with an eye on publishing it as a pdf. It is written for use with White Star, but a number of pieces could work in other scifi games. It is an homage to the Mentat’s in Dune. As White Star is all about that old school scifi gaming, it seemed a good choice. I never got around to publishing it to PDF. Partly due to being too broke to pay for good art, and being way too hard on myself. Depression is counter to many a goal in life. I am posting it here to get some feedback. If…