So you want to play Bob? Bound Spirit Template [Dresden Files RPG]

  So a player in a Dresden Files RPG (affiliate link) campaign I ran a while back came to me with a puzzling character concept. He wanted to play a character like Bob. For anyone who is unaware, Bob is a spirit of intellect and air, "He" lives in an enchanted skull and is basically magical … Continue reading So you want to play Bob? Bound Spirit Template [Dresden Files RPG]

Review: Weirdspace Quickstart

Retail Price: Free digital copy at DriveThruRPG  Designer: Paul Cat Year Released: 2020 Pages: 53 pages Genre: "Darkly Comic" Scifi System: Original (Rules Light, d% based) Introduction:  As of this post Weirdspace is currently pending release via Kickstarter, but a quickstart document is available to give a look at the game’s skeleton. Weirdspace presents as … Continue reading Review: Weirdspace Quickstart

RPG Adaptation: Bleach – Kyouka Suigetsu (Akashic Mysteries) [PF1E]

What follows is the result of watching one too many Bleach related YouTube videos recently. Blade of Perfect Hypnosis Descriptors: Mind-affecting, pattern Class: Daevic, Eclipse, Nexus, Vizier, Slot: Chest, Hands, Wrists Saving Throw: see text The hamon of this katana's blade plays strange tricks on the eyes. You gain the ability to manifest a katana … Continue reading RPG Adaptation: Bleach – Kyouka Suigetsu (Akashic Mysteries) [PF1E]

Lich – Species Descriptor [Cypher System]

Whether through your own artifice, accident, or a curse you have become the pinnacle of undead creatures, a lich. Regardless of if you look nearly alive or skeletal, your body is only a disposable puppet for you operated by your soul. Your immortal essence is now moored to a mystically imbued item called a phylactery. … Continue reading Lich – Species Descriptor [Cypher System]

Swallows the Transforming Draught – Focus [Cypher System]

“I learned to recognize the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both....” -Dr. Henry Jekyll   The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. … Continue reading Swallows the Transforming Draught – Focus [Cypher System]

Signature Items: Scheherazade’s Lamp [Dresden Files RPG]

This item was originally designed for a player that wanted to play an Indian Jones/Laura Croft-esque character and also wanted access to magical abilities, but didn't want to be magical himself. Along with the item itself there are two additional elements that go along with it: a new type of sponsored magic called Wishcraft and … Continue reading Signature Items: Scheherazade’s Lamp [Dresden Files RPG]

Unarmed Combat and Magical Weapons [D&D 5E]

I am very fond of monks, druids, and other characters that rely on natural weapons and fighting unarmed. In fact I have something of a preference for such characters. However, I am also a fan of the shiny magical weapons that turn up in loot piles. Unfortunately, in Dungeons and Dragons 5e, while most melee … Continue reading Unarmed Combat and Magical Weapons [D&D 5E]

RPG Adapatation: Wolf’s Rain – The Wolves [Cypher System, Fate Core, D&D 5E, PF1E]

Contains affiliate links. In this post I will be adapting part of one of my all time favorite anime series Wolf's Rain into tabletop RPG format. Specifically, this post adapts the wolves with mechanics for Cypher System, FATE System, D&D 5E, Pathfinder 1E. The following is an overview of the source material. Be warned this … Continue reading RPG Adapatation: Wolf’s Rain – The Wolves [Cypher System, Fate Core, D&D 5E, PF1E]

Path of the Investor-Vizier(Akashic Mysteries & Warbreaker) [Pathfinder 1E]

Contains affiliate links. This new mystic attunement for the Vizier class is a combination of two things I absolutely love. Its made up of the veilweaving alternate magic system from Dreamscarred Press's Akashic Mysteries and Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere Cycle; specifically, Warbreaker's signature form of investiture(magic) breath/biochromatic breath. If you are unfamiliar with either of the … Continue reading Path of the Investor-Vizier(Akashic Mysteries & Warbreaker) [Pathfinder 1E]

Signature Items: The Huntsman’s Axe [Dresden Files RPG]

As anyone that has been a player in games that I have served as game master for can attest, one of my favorite things to do is make unique items tailored to the player characters. This is somewhat of a holdover from one of my earliest ttrpg experiences, a d20 Modern Campaign. Many of the … Continue reading Signature Items: The Huntsman’s Axe [Dresden Files RPG]