Projects Tagged: 'game design'

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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UbiquiCity Research Bookmarks


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Future Timeline Predicting the next 100+ Years - YouTube

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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Other Borders - Standalone Edition

Other Borders
Curious about "Other Borders"? Click here to read "Five or So Questions" by Brie Sheldon!

A game of drugs, money and magic in the American southwest

There are borders everyone sees: the looming fence with its sporadic observation platforms, the tags claiming this block or that in the name of a local gang or drug cartel, and the wrought-iron fences surrounding gated communities.

There are borders that are real only in our minds, like the imaginary lines that divide country from country, or one race from another.

But in this little southwestern town, another border reveals itself to those gifted with the power to see it: the veil between the worlds. Even today, the old ways of magic are still taught; spells, curses, visions and transformations are still practiced, and opposing clans are locked in a daily battle that no policia would ever understand.


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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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Black Hole Run - New for DayTrippers

The PCs travel to the survey station Perdurabo: a mobile space laboratory in orbit around a stellar black hole. Their mission is to perform a series of experiments just outside the Event Horizon – a dangerously near approach that has never been attempted.

BLACK HOLE RUN is a DayTrippers adventure module for 2-6 players. Rich in SF tropes and interstellar curiosities, this future science adventure will test your players' tactical and problem-solving skills in a dangerous and chaotic environment. The module pairs traditional roleplaying and problem-solving techniques with the visual mechanics of a mini-boardgame, for a unique adventure experience.

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Other Borders - Expansion for Malandros

There are borders everyone sees: the looming fence with its sporadic observation platforms, the tags claiming this block or that in the name of a local gang or drug cartel, and the wrought-iron fences surrounding gated communities.

There are borders that are real only in our minds, like the imaginary lines that divide country from country, or one race from another.

But in this little southwestern town, another border reveals itself to those gifted with the power to see it: the veil between the worlds. Even today, the old ways of magic are still taught; spells, curses, visions and transformations are still practiced, and opposing clans are locked in a daily battle that no policia would ever understand.

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DayTrippers Golden Age Adventures - now available

THE FUTURE AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE!
DayTrippers Golden Age Adventures is now available in PDF format for your science fiction campaigns!

GOLDEN AGE ADVENTURES is an anthology of 16 roleplaying adventures based on "Golden Age" stories by famous science fiction writers of the 1930s-50s. Each adventure comes with three scenarios, allowing them to be easily dropped in to any science fiction roleplaying campaign.

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Hexcrawl Chess

Lately I've been thinking (too much) about fusing hexagonal chess with a hexcrawl, and here's what I came up with. It requires an RPG ruleset but it's system-agnostic. I imagine something like Traveller but you could probably do it with a fantasy setting or anything else. It's an OSR-feeling kinda thing. The important part (I think) is that the RPG system should have very simple, cut-and-dry, combat rules.

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