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  • Who Would Just Leave This Stuff? (system neutral) This generator clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, ½ a page editorial, leaving us with 17.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The generator is simple in its function – you first determine a furnishing item that best represents the container being searched. Then, you determine how exotic/magical the material should be on a range from 0 to 100 – 0 means mundane, 100 means all components are magical, exotic, rare, etc.. Then, you roll a 1d100 and add the number chosen and check the respective table.  Each of the subtables provides descriptions, tables and an example – they also specify a suggested sample number of […]

    Who Would Just Leave This Stuff? (system neutral)

    Who Would Just Leave This Stuff? (system neutral) This generator clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, ½ a page editorial, leaving us with 17.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The generator is simple in its function – you first determine a furnishing item that best represents the container being searched. Then, you determine how exotic/magical the material should be on a range from 0 to 100 – 0 means mundane, 100 means all components are magical, exotic, rare, etc.. Then, you roll a 1d100 and add the number chosen and check the respective table.  Each of the subtables provides descriptions, tables and an example – they also specify a suggested sample number of […]

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  • Do Not Let Us Die In The Dark Night Of This Cold Winter (system agnostic) All right, and now for something COMPLETELY different! I’ve had this book for about 2 years by now; I purchased it on a whim, and then never got around to using or reviewing it; there always was something else up, some deadline approaching. So, at long last, let us take a look at this?   “Do Not Let Us Die In The Dark Night Of This Cold Winter” (“Cold Winter” for convenience’s sake below), in its essence, is a survival game of resource-management; it can be played as a stand-alone mini-game, and it can be inserted into pretty much any roleplaying game, though its aesthetics […]

    Do Not Let Us Die In The Dark Night Of This Cold Winter (system agnostic)

    Do Not Let Us Die In The Dark Night Of This Cold Winter (system agnostic) All right, and now for something COMPLETELY different! I’ve had this book for about 2 years by now; I purchased it on a whim, and then never got around to using or reviewing it; there always was something else up, some deadline approaching. So, at long last, let us take a look at this?   “Do Not Let Us Die In The Dark Night Of This Cold Winter” (“Cold Winter” for convenience’s sake below), in its essence, is a survival game of resource-management; it can be played as a stand-alone mini-game, and it can be inserted into pretty much any roleplaying game, though its aesthetics […]

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  • By this Poleaxe (OSR) This little FREE pdf clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 3 pages of content.   This supplemental pdf basically provides a small-scale battle-rules variant of the mass combat system presented in “By this Axe.”   Each squad is made up of up to 5 combatants and is represented by a single figure.   Squads have 5 attributes: AV (attack value), DV (defense value), MV (morale value), HTK (hits to kill),  M (movement).   Attack value is a squad’s ability to hit on a d10; total HD and divide by 5. A table of modifiers and AV by HD is provided. DV is calculated by averaging the AC […]

    By this Poleaxe (OSR)

    By this Poleaxe (OSR) This little FREE pdf clocks in at 5 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 3 pages of content.   This supplemental pdf basically provides a small-scale battle-rules variant of the mass combat system presented in “By this Axe.”   Each squad is made up of up to 5 combatants and is represented by a single figure.   Squads have 5 attributes: AV (attack value), DV (defense value), MV (morale value), HTK (hits to kill),  M (movement).   Attack value is a squad’s ability to hit on a d10; total HD and divide by 5. A table of modifiers and AV by HD is provided. DV is calculated by averaging the AC […]

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  • By this Axe (OSR) This pdf clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? Well, it is basically a mass-combat mini-game system for Labyrinth Lord, and not, as the title may suggest, a Kull-reference.   The system wastes no time and immediately begins with its rules: There need to be 2 or more armies. Each army will have 2 or more units.   A unit of infantry consists of at least 3 figures, and may contain up to 25. Cavalry units contain at least 2 figures, up to 15. Players have free control over formation and how a unit […]

    By this Axe (OSR)

    By this Axe (OSR) This pdf clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, what is this? Well, it is basically a mass-combat mini-game system for Labyrinth Lord, and not, as the title may suggest, a Kull-reference.   The system wastes no time and immediately begins with its rules: There need to be 2 or more armies. Each army will have 2 or more units.   A unit of infantry consists of at least 3 figures, and may contain up to 25. Cavalry units contain at least 2 figures, up to 15. Players have free control over formation and how a unit […]

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