Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sci Fi RPG Rules Light Framework

I am working on the  Framework for a Rules Light Sci Fi RPG.

I wrote a % Based one years ago and have resurrected and destroyed it many times. Sci Fi RPGs tend to be overcomplicated and such. Mine is kinda dated in technology as I saw it in the 80s and 90s.

I want one that can do all genres. 

I want one that is simple. I like % systems. SO here is the initial framework. 

Four attributes.  Average is 25%.  Roll 5f10 each one.

Physique - How healthy and strong you are. Uses: Resistance, Hit Points, Physical Combat.

Reflex - How quick, agile, and coordinated you are.  Uses: Shooting, Dodging, Initiative, Piloting.

Technology - How technologically adept you are.  Uses: Science, Races, Planets.

Interaction - Your personality and leadership ability. Uses: Command, Con, Seduce. 

Each attribute also has a descriptor to give the character a story.

Ace Starhole
Physique 45 Tough Guy and Trained Soldier.
Reflex 49 Hotshot pilot and expert marksman.
Technology 23 Not a rocket scientist.
Interaction 40 A smooth guy ladies man.

That's all I got, going to see the Hobbit...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Is the BlogOSRsphere dying off?

Is the BlogOSRsphere dying off? 

It seems to be waning a bit.  Oh there are people who post quite a few times a week but not like it was just a few years ago. It is kinda nice to be able to keep up with the blog post though.

It is very much alive though! 

Some of the main players have stopped posting or have slowed down to a mere trickle. Some have fallen to scandals or have made scandals.

Still every day there is at least something interestingly posted for the love of the game. 

I know that I am here for the long haul whatever that is even though my blog is one of the least of the OSR blogs. 

It seems that the OSR has not really moved forward at all if you compare the post of Chicago Wiz way back in 2011.

Does something needs to happen publishing wise to get the OSR ball rolling again? I don't think that is ever going to happen (save the release of Adventures Dark and Deep but that's just me getting excited about a product that I have yet to buy) again. 

People are still going to publish Retro Clones (Neo-Clone, Simulacrums, Fantasy Heartbreakers, etc.)  but the chance for glory has passed. 

I hope to be proven wrong on that statement but we shall see...

People seem to be very happy with the RPGs they are playing.

What needs to happen that would re-excite (Like it was a few years ago!) the BlogOSRsphere? I think people getting out there and playing and posting about it. 

Some sort of organized play starting on a local level and then possibly becoming state, regional, and then possibly national and posting about it.

TARGA needs to come back. 

Some really good ground breaking home made modules and house rules! 

New race and class options! 

Wait, that still is going on !  

In my area, RPG Gaming seems dead though rumors of groups existing in secretive insular little clans. Old School Gaming locally has a few small sparks but they never seem to ignite. If there is an OLD campaign that has existed since the late 70s and early 80s in my area I don't know about it.  

What to do? What to do?