B.C.'s RPGs: Role-Playing Games
Oh, hai! This page is, like, really old and barely updated. So I'm adding some new stuff on my blog. There's probably going to be some overlap for a while.
I've been playing role-playing games since I first discovered Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D) at age 13. I don't get a chance to play much anymore -- mostly because my old gaming crowd has dispersed to different cities -- but I still spend too much money on gaming stuff.
At the moment, my favourite rules are the Hero system by
- Unseen Toronto
An urban fantasy campaign.
- Fading Suns
A conversion of Holistic Design's futuristic Dark Ages game.
- Beulah: The Champions of Los
An interdimensional/time-travel/science-fantasy campaign.
- The Northern Guard Reformed
In 1998, the third incarnation of the Northern Guard, Canada's government-sponsored
super-team, decided to disband. In late 2002, the Canadian government
decided to reform the team and put out a call for heroes.
A four-colour superheroic campaign set in the Champions Universe.
- The Hole
Originally based on an article by Jeff Koke in the first issue of
the Hole is a campaign setting in which characters from various times
(and possibly, various dimensions) have been mysteriously transported
to a 30 mile-wide hole on the surface of a barren planet. The hole
has old buildings, trees and water, but no way to leave.
- The Empire of the Thirteen
A Star Hero campaign.
- Star Trek
I've been running a Star Hero-based Star Trek
campaign for a while now. The players are junior crew officers on
a recently-refitted Constitution-class starship set around about the
4th-5th season of ST:TNG. (The Borg incident at Wolf 359 seriously
weakened the fleet, and a number of older-model starships were refitted
to quickly build up the number of ships).
My campaign has followed the careers of a group of Star Fleet officers
from their cadet cruises to their first posting on the USS Arkadelphia,
which is in the early part of a long-term, deep space astronomy mission.
A few officers have recently reached the rank of Lieutenant, Junior
- Hex maps created using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) in one
inch and half inch scales.
If you don't have an SVG viewer already installed on your machine,
getting the free one from Adobe or
use Firefox 1.5 or higher.
Actually, go for Firefox; it's much better.
- Some Star Hero stuff:
- Science Skills from The Ultimate Skill, in an easy-to-read format:
- Traveller Starships Deckplans
- I'm also secretly working on an RPG called Ravenous Labyrinth. Shhh!
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