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Random Factions Generator for SF or Fantasy

Faction Generator
Sometimes you need to brainstorm a number of factions for a quick setting, like a new town or region. This random faction generator creates 1-10 groups complete with motives, tactics, secrets and weaknesses. It can be used for either Science Fiction or Fantasy worlds. Take it for a spin!
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Dying of Thirst Rules for PbtA Systems

The human body requires roughly 1 liter of water a day to survive. The average person can survive three to five days without water. Our heroes, of course, are not average people, but we don't want to throw all verisimilitude out the window. Therefore I propose for your consideration:

DYING OF THIRST RULES

For each day you go without food and water, you suffer 1 harm. Your mouth is dry and your eyes are sunken.

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Random Motivated, Busy, Emotional NPC Generator

This simple generator automatically creates 20 Non-Player Characters suitable for any generic fantasy or swords-in-space adventure, complete with barbaric/alien names. For each character, it answers the following questions:
  1. What social class are they?
  2. What do they want?
  3. What are they doing?
  4. What are they feeling?


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Five Or So Questions about "DayTrippers"

I was recently interviewed by The Alternate Brie Sheldon, who asked me Five or So Questions about "DayTrippers" - the surreal science fiction reality-hopping roleplaying game.

BS: Tell me a little about DayTrippers. What excites you about it?

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DayTrippers: 75% OSR

I was asked to explain how DayTrippers - with its collaborative interpretive action resolution system and narrative arc model - can be considered "OSR". Certainly those things don't sound very "old-school". Indeed, the action resolution system in DayTrippers is based on a Narrativist technique, and the whole idea of working within a narrative arc is more Modern than Trad. At first glance, these things might make DayTrippers seem decidedly "new-school". That's especially true when we consider the Core Rules alone. But the DayTrippers GameMasters Guide is a different sort of animal - a blend of traditional and modern techniques - producing high-prep, high-bleed adventures, designed to be run by Auteur GMs. Within the pages of this book, DayTrippers meets the OSR. Let's see how it stacks up against a classic definition of the term.

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