Category: rulesets

  • Running Troika! with family

    it’s also legal to buy and sell drugs if you do it through a mandrill A while back I bought Daniel Sell’s Troika! RPG. It’s… strange. The Troika! game universe reminds me more than anything else of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, but with rather more fantasy elements. It’s very whimsical, very British, very surreal, and very […]

  • Into Into The Odd

    Into the Iron Coral This weekend I ran my first game of Into The Odd. I was also my first in-person TTRPG since the pandemic started, my first in about 30 years in fact. And it was also also the first time I’ve talked my wife into playing an RPG. But not the last! (Actually, […]

  • I’m Sorry Did You Say Street Magic?

    Illustration by Shannon Kao for ISDYSSM  In the last few days I’ve discovered and played 3 games of I’m Sorry Did You Say Street Magic (I’ll call it ISDYSSM from now on) by Caro Asercion. I’ve also introduced a number of people to the game, including several who’d never played RPGs before. All have fallen in […]

  • In my end is my beginning

    I’ve written a role-playing game. It’s not the one I had expected to write. There are no fairies. Unless you want there to be. Short and sweet, it’s my entry for the The One-Page RPG Jam 2021. You play a person who is about to die. It’s funny, most RPGs contain death, often lots of […]

  • What’s so great about OSR?

    What is so great about OSR? Genuine question. I gather people can get quite heated about this topic but… help a newbie out here. Since I started playing RPGs again about 3 months ago, I’ve gravitated towards some of the more indie stuff out there (I have to say that it’s great to see the […]