Shifting Gears

I’ve was talking over some rules ideas with my wife when it hit me that some of the most dungeon delver style fun I’ve had lately was actually with a little rules light system called Old School Hack. A lot of the things that appeal to me, such as custom weapons and improvisation rewards, are already worked into the system.

That’s got me thinking that instead of doing taking things from a “rebuild for past editions” angle, I may want to try essentially hacking a hack game (either Old School Hack or it’s predecessor Red Box Hack). I’ve also found interesting tidbits in games like Donjon, The Dying Earth RPG, Lady Blackbird, and Fantasy Craft. I may mix those with bits of 4E inspiration and see what the resulting brew looks like. It’s a slightly different different tack that than I’ve taken before, but with how stressful things have been around here lately a sloppier “cobble things together” approach over a more calculated “find the pieces I need” may be just the thing for me right now.

In any case, I’ll be putting things up as they get ironed out. My wife has shown interest in giving this a while, so that may help speed things into internal playtests that much quicker.

Published in: on July 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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