A blog featuring the game related ramblings and ideas of a role-playing gamer since 1980. My interests include many games and gaming related topics, but my main focus will be on Open Ended Original Edition Old School Fantasy Adventure Sandbox Role Playing Games (OEOEFASRPG™) The Open-Ended Sandbox Exploration of Dungeons, Wilderness and Cities. Occasionally, other topics outside of gaming will be discussed here as well.
Friday, December 31, 2021
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Sanctions: Ops & Admin
The Sanctions rulebook introduced the brutal biopunk world of the year 2086. This is a world ravaged by warfare and climate change with refugee citizens living in walled Plexes to offer some sort of protection from the threats outside such as mutants. Honestly, life inside the Plexes is not much better due to increased crimes such as murder, inhumane experiments, and more. Laws have been changed to allow the use of "Sanctioned Operators" to take on policing duties, perform search and rescue missions, and other tasks.
There are some things that make the Ops & Admin book stand out from the previously released core rulebook. The original book was black and white throughout the interior while Ops & Admin has a large amount of color illustrations and the addition of the brown background on the pages make the book more appealing to the eye. You can tell that Liam is getting more proficient with the word processing software he is using as this book is a definite step up in the layout. In addition, there is now a disclaimer at the beginning of the book.
Friday, December 24, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021
As the year is winding down to a close - ALREADY - and 2022 is approaching quickly I am posting about what I have been doing and what lies ahead for this blog.
FOCUS: I had racked up a bunch of scheduled posts about fan films to help bulk up the posting in the second half of this year. Instead of enhancing the experience, it became the focus because work got extremely demanding, and I coasted much more than I had envisioned. I am going to reign in the focus back to games, related subjects, and geekery in general for most of the posts; anything else will serve to enhance the topics.
SUBJECTS: The games I plan to focus on in the coming year include AD&D (first and second edition), Arduin, Delving Deeper, and any other game that catches my interest such as Sanctions from Purple Crayon Games. I also have projects of my own such as Grunts (a simple minis game using thhose little green Army men), Toldara (a campaign world for Delving Deeper or other old school games), and a secret project that I am keeping under wraps util it is further developed.
OTHER: I set a goal of reaching 1,000 posts before the end of 2021 at The Ruins of Murkhill forums and I am currently approaching 1,100 posts. I was also asked to be a member of the moderation team and I accepted. I am pretty stoked about both accomplishments because the Ruins are my favorite old school gaming forums. I will continue to post there in the future.
That is a quick look back and forward at the blog. I really hope I can return to much greater posting in 2022. What are your plans on your blog?
Friday, December 17, 2021
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Jason of House Vorheez [Delving Deeper Monster]
I forgot to post this around Halloween but I had intended to "improve" and complete the information in this monster inspired by Jason Vorheez. I thought it would be a fun project for that time of the year, but I never was completely satisfied with the entry. Maybe I will complete it in the future? It's time to do some Christmas time monsters and I haven't even begun.