You've probably heard this one before. "I think our next game should be dark fantasy! We want a world of danger, where life is cheap and death is around every corner!" And if you're like me you probably responded with something like, "Hell yeah! That sounds awesome." And why wouldn't people be excited to play … Continue reading Dark, Deadly, and Dreary
I've been a fan of Kevin Crawford's work ever since I got my hands on the free copy of classic Stars Without Number as a wide eyed fifteen-year old who had never played an RPG in his life. So the Kickstarter of his newest game, the fantasy sandbox game Worlds Without Number, got an instant … Continue reading Mighty Deeds of Arms Hack for Worlds Without Number
If you're like me you're probably a huge fan of the old Planescape setting, and I mean, what's not to love? Eldritch beings, worlds of ideas and belief, and fifteen factions to wheel and deal with. Those factions are probably one of the things Planescape is most known for, ranging from belligerent atheists in a … Continue reading Planar Crawl Classics: Faction Abilities
It is not exactly surprising, and probably even expected, when players have their characters turn to criminal acts in order to get the job done. Whether the party is made up of greedy rouges or righteous paladins, they are likely to run afoul of the law at some point. And if the campaign is one … Continue reading When Players Cross the Law: OSR Crime and Heat
You all know how players are sometimes right? You put things in front of them and are always somehow surprised when they use it in some bizarre way. Sometimes you put what you thought was absolutely nothing in front of them and they run off with it like a goddamn treasure chest. As I was … Continue reading All the Little Absurdities
Currently I run for two groups, a smaller game of Warhammer 4E on Wednesdays and then a larger weekend group, where I have recently started a dark fantasy game using the Rules Cyclopedia. It has certainly been a learning experience for all of us, since most of the players have never hunkered down for a … Continue reading The Boons of Fate: Inspiration System for the OSR
Lamentations of the Flame Princess is a excellent OSR game known for its horrific adventures and gruesome aesthetic. It also happens to be one of my favorite games, and I have a particular love for one of its wildest and weirdest settings. Strange is the night where black stars rise... Carcosa is a twin-sunned, many-mooned … Continue reading Fighting Styles and Incantations for Carcosa
Hello friend! My name is KillerGM, and you've stumbled upon my Eldritch Archive. An ever-growing archive dedicated to the odd scriblings of its reclusive creator. Enter if you dare, for great knowledge awaits the enterprising! Yes, yes, but silly pretension aside, what exactly is it that goes on in here? Well, this is a blog … Continue reading What on Earth is Going on in Here?