RPG Adaptation: Inuyasha – Shikon Jewel [Cypher System]

One of the iconic elements of the manga and anime series Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi is its resident MacGuffin, the Shikon no Tama (Jewel of Four Souls). Below is my humble attempt to capture the properties of this item in a Cypher System friendly form. Shikon Jewel - Complete (Artifact) Level: 15 Form: Spherical pink … Continue reading RPG Adaptation: Inuyasha – Shikon Jewel [Cypher System]

Veil: Mantle of the Horned Judge (Akashic Mysteries) [PF1E]

I'm a definitely late for Krampusnacht, I know. However, here is a gift for all of you veilweavers out there, both the naughty and the nice. Mantle of the Horned Judge Descriptors: Teleportation  Class: Any Slot: Body, Hands Saving Throw: Will; See text Spectral horns sprout from your head and a large blood speckled basket … Continue reading Veil: Mantle of the Horned Judge (Akashic Mysteries) [PF1E]

Review: The Haunting of Creedmore Asylum [Cypher System]

Contains affiliate links. Retail Price: $3.99 for the a digital copy at DriveThruRPG  Designer: Tom Robinson Year Released: 2016 Pages: 24 pages Genre: Gothic Horror System: Cypher System Requires: Cypher System Rulebook/ Revised Cypher System Rulebook With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time that people are likely scouring the internet in hopes … Continue reading Review: The Haunting of Creedmore Asylum [Cypher System]

Veil: Jack’s Lantern (Akashic Mysteries) [PF1E]

"Each had a face sliced init. Each face was different. Every eye was a stranger eye. Every nose was aweirder nose. Every mouth smiled hideously in some new way."  -Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree Similar to the veil Drunkard's Sash, Jack's Lantern is available to all veilweaving classes. This veil while a bit odd should … Continue reading Veil: Jack’s Lantern (Akashic Mysteries) [PF1E]

Conversion: Wild Cohort- Feat(D&D 3.5) to [D&D 5e]

As anyone who has played in tabletop RPGs with me can attest, I love companion creatures. I tend towards companion classes and will take steps to turn non-companion classes into companion classes. I once had a DM forbid me from taking a semi-intelligent, animated jade horse statuette as a pet in a D20 Modern(affiliate link) … Continue reading Conversion: Wild Cohort- Feat(D&D 3.5) to [D&D 5e]

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

Review: The Secrets of Cats [Fate Core]

Contains affiliate links. Retail Price: $9.54 for the physical book(paperback) at Amazon, Pay What You Want ($4 suggested) for the a digital copy at DriveThruRPG or $4 directly from Evil Hat Productions Publisher: Evil Hat Productions Designer: Richard Bellingham Year Released: 2014 Pages: 54 pages Genre: “Saturday Morning Cartoon” Urban Fantasy System: Fate Core Requires: … Continue reading Review: The Secrets of Cats [Fate Core]

Conversion: Illumian – Species Descriptor (D&D 3.5) [Cypher System]

My first TTRPG character was a Illumian Dread Necromancer/Warlock in a homebrew D&D 3.5 setting. Due to this, and despite having not played one since, the Illumian race still has a special place in my heart. Illumians in D&D 3.5, due to their Power Siglis and Illumian Words racial abilities, tended towards being very versatile … Continue reading Conversion: Illumian – Species Descriptor (D&D 3.5) [Cypher System]

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]