Preparing the Enemy Within Campaign: WFRP Rules Hacks for The Black Hack

What is this? I’m attempting to port the flavor of classic Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay over to the The Black Hack, with a very specific mission: to play the classic Enemy Within campaign in a rules light system. As much as I like the vibe of old school WFRP, I’m not in a place where I … Continue reading Preparing the Enemy Within Campaign: WFRP Rules Hacks for The Black Hack

Let’s Talk Monsters – Fantasy AGE Bestiary Deep Dive – The Letter E

Welcome to my second series of Monster-themed deep dives. In these posts, my son Xander (7) and I will dig down into the what's good and great in the Fantasy AGE Bestiary. Each week you'll see some original art from Xan alongside observations, plot hooks, and other miscellany about each creature. The boy is starting … Continue reading Let’s Talk Monsters – Fantasy AGE Bestiary Deep Dive – The Letter E

Preparing the Enemy Within Campaign: Heart of the Hack (The WFRP Skill List in The Black Hack)

What is this? I’m attempting to port the flavor of classic Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay over to the The Black Hack, with a very specific mission: to play the classic Enemy Within campaign in a rules light system. As much as I like the vibe of old school WFRP, I’m not in a place where I … Continue reading Preparing the Enemy Within Campaign: Heart of the Hack (The WFRP Skill List in The Black Hack)

Let’s Talk Monsters – Fantasy AGE Bestiary Deep Dive – The Letter D

Welcome to my second series of Monster-themed RPG deep dives! In these posts, my son Xander (7) and I will dig down into what's good and great in the Fantasy AGE Bestiary. Each week you'll see some original art from Xan alongside observations, plot hooks, and other miscellany about each creature. Xander actually helped motivate … Continue reading Let’s Talk Monsters – Fantasy AGE Bestiary Deep Dive – The Letter D

Preparing the Enemy Within Campaign: Nuts & Bolts of WFRP Character Creation in The Black Hack

I’m attempting to port the flavor of classic Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay over to the The Black Hack, with a very specific mission: to enable it to make The Enemy Within campaign sing. As much as I like the vibe of old school WFRP, I’m not at a place where I want the mechanical weight that … Continue reading Preparing the Enemy Within Campaign: Nuts & Bolts of WFRP Character Creation in The Black Hack

Let’s Talk Monsters: System Agnostic Imp Generator

Let's Talk Monsters is my weekly series where I read through RPG creature collections with my son, and we riff and free-associate on what we find. We're currently deep diving our way through Green Ronin's Fantasy AGE Bestiary. We were reading about Imps in the demon listing and it struck me that whipping up a … Continue reading Let’s Talk Monsters: System Agnostic Imp Generator

Preparing The Enemy Within campaign: Command-Shift-4, The Black Hack, & the Tech Stack.

For years I've dreamt of jumping into one of the game properties of my youth with utter and reckless abandon. To do something big... prepare something huge and glorious like I could when I was in high school and had the summer (and, well, all of life) stretching out before me. To spend hours poring … Continue reading Preparing The Enemy Within campaign: Command-Shift-4, The Black Hack, & the Tech Stack.

Let’s Talk Monsters – Fantasy AGE Bestiary Deep Dive – The Letter C

Welcome to my second series of Monster-themed deep dives. In these posts, my son Xander (7), and I will dig down into what's good and great in the Fantasy AGE Bestiary. Each week you'll see some original art from Xan alongside observations, plot hooks, and other miscellany about each creature. As a byproduct of my … Continue reading Let’s Talk Monsters – Fantasy AGE Bestiary Deep Dive – The Letter C

The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 6: The Raid

If you haven't read my previous posts from this series, I'm playing The Mecha Hack, an OSR take on BattleTech-style games, with my wife and our 7-year-old son, Xander. Here's the setup... We're using the off the shelf Mech Hack "mini-setting," Lodestar Alpha. There are three main factions from Old Earth. Our scrappy heroes, Thumper … Continue reading The Mecha Hack Actual Play Ep. 6: The Raid

Let’s Talk Monsters – Fantasy AGE Bestiary Deep Dive – The Letter B

Welcome to my second series of Monster-themed deep dives! In these posts, my son, Xander (7), and I will dig down into the what's good and great in the Fantasy AGE Bestiary. Each week you'll see some original art from Xan alongside observations, plot hooks, and other miscellany about each creature. I made some cool … Continue reading Let’s Talk Monsters – Fantasy AGE Bestiary Deep Dive – The Letter B