Posts

One Page Adventure: The Start of an Old World

Image
The Start of an Old World is a One Page Adventure in the Investigate / Survival-Horror genre meant to be played by a Game Master (GM) to narrate the story and a group of player to take the roles of the main character as they explore this newly colonized planet. It was written by Julio F. Tassinari and published by Target Role.
Introduction
In the year of 2097 humanity has managed to reach a habitable exoplanet, although a very recent milestone, humanity doesn’t have time to lose, Earth is dying and people need a new home. The main characters of this story are going to be coworkers in the first colonizing base of this planet, each having different jobs but only one goal: To build a new home there.

Although the idea is full of hopes and dreams, the execution seems a little disturbed as the new planet seems to have a little bit more waiting for them than just a new home.


HookFor some reason one of the generators of the base suddenly stops working, since it’s external to the base itself they …

System Summarized: Monster of the Week

Image
Monster of the Week is a Role-Playing Game (RPG) written by Michael Sands, Steve Hickey, Fred Hicks and published by Evil Hat Productions, LLC. It's a game built upon the acclaimed RPG engine called Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) and this specific game is set in an action-horror scenario where the players take the roles of monster hunters taking inspiration from shows like Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Starting information:
Genre: Action-Horror, Urban.Game Master (GM) needed?: Yes.Used Dice: Six-Sided Dice (d6).

Character Creation:
Choose a Playbook: Like any PbtA game the first thing you do is to choose your character archetype by picking a Playbook. Most attributes and characteristics of your character will already be determined by this step.
Ratings: Ratings are like attributes of your character, these are: Cool, Tough, Charm, Sharp and Weird. Each Playbook already comes with 5 different distributions between these Ratings and you must choose one, these points usually…

System Summarized: Cthulhu Confidential

Image
Cthulhu Confidential is a Role-Playing Game (RPG) written by Robin D. Laws, Chris Spivey and Ruth Tillman and published by Pelgrane Press. It's a game built upon the RPG engine called GUMSHOE one-2-one which is a variation from the famous GUMSHOE system, focused on having one Game Master and one player only. In this game the single player takes the role of an investigator in a Lovecraftian Horror scenario.

Starting information:
Genre: Cosmic Horror.Game Master (GM) needed?: Yes.Used Dice: Six-Sided Dice (d6).


Character Creation:
Premade Characters: The game highly suggests using their premade characters but creating new ones from scratch isn’t much work either as we may proceed to check.Investigative Abilities: There is a list of 38 Investigative Abilities divided into Interpersonal, Technical and Academics. Choose 14 from this list.General Abilities: There is a list of 19 General Abilities, distribute 18 points between these, no ability can have more than 2 points in it and each poin…

System Summarized: Masks - A New Generation

Image
Masks: A New Generation is a Role-Playing Game (RPG) written by Brendan Conway and published by Magpie Games. It's a game built upon the acclaimed RPG engine called Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) and this specific game is based on the classical genre of Superheroes and comic books. Each player takes the role of a superhero in their daily double lives.


Starting information:
Genre: Superheroes.Game Master (GM) needed?: Yes.Used Dice: Six-Sided Dice (d6).

Character Creation:
Choose a Playbook: The first thing you need to do in any PbtA game is to choose the playbook for your character, this defines what kind of character you are going to play and most of the mechanics you may have access to, there are ten different playbooks to choose from.
Abilities: Each playbook has a list of abilities and how many you may have, just mark the abilities you like from the playbook and that’s it.Labels: These are the usual Attributes of normal RPGs, they represent how well your character performs some a…

System Summarized: Babes in the Wood

Image
Babes in the Wood is a Role-Playing Game (RPG) written by Adam X. Vass and published by World Champ Game Co. It's a game built upon the acclaimed RPG engine called Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) and this specific game is based on kid’s tales like Alice in Wonderland, Over the Garden Wall and other stories where the main focus are the innocence of children and the wonders of these abstract adventures. The players play the roles of children going through magical woods and tales.


Starting information:

Genre: Folk Tales.Game Master (GM) needed?: Yes.Used Dice: Six-Sided Dice (d6).

Character Creation:
What Kind of Kid: There are three kinds of character you may roleplay: Big Kid, Little Kid and Animal. Each of these determine your starting Skills, Health and Special Moves.
Skills: There are three Skills in the game: Steam (physical attribute), Noodle (mental attribute) and Mush (social attribute). These starting values are determined by the kind of Kid you choose to play.Basic Moves: Ever…

System Summarized: Trail of Cthulhu

Image
Trail of Cthulhu is a Role-Playing Game (RPG) written by Kenneth Hite and Robin D. Laws and published by Pelgrane Press. It's set in a cosmic horror genre of storytelling based on the famous works of H. P. Lovecraft, The Cthulhu Mythos. The game is designed upon the investigative RPG engine called GUMSHOE and is heavily focused on simplicity and narrative.


Starting information:
Genre: Cosmic Horror.Game Master (GM) needed?: Yes.Used Dice: Six-Sided Dice (d6).

Character Creation:
Occupation: The first thing a character must have is its occupation that determines its occupational abilities and credit rating.
General Abilities: There is a big list of abilities in which you can distribute 65 build points between them.Investigative Abilities: You start with 16 to 24 build points (depends on the amount of players) to distribute between a list of investigative abilities that are divided in three classes: Interpersonal, Academic and Technical.Occupational Abilities: You may spend any of the bu…