Thursday, September 21, 2017

October Project Announcement

I have two fun horror themed projects I'll be dropping on OBS next month. Let me know what you think of them in the comments.

Slashers and Victims Light
I had originally planned on doing a fully fleshed out White Box slasher game called Camp White Box. I think the name is great, but as several friends have pointed out, that's a lot of work for a game that will probably be used for one shots. I didn't let it fully die though (because nothing ever really dies). It will be in a format like the main Swords & Wizardry Light rules, only two pages when printed out. You'll need the core rules to play. There will only be one class, though characters can choose from perks and drawbacks to customize them. There will also be new setting specific equipment, rules about fear saves, and a selection of slashers, bystanders, and a few animals that haven't been covered in Light or Tome of Horrors Light. I've been working for the past few weeks on this and the first draft is done. I've let a couple of folks look at it and they liked it. It will drop on Friday the 13th.
Public Domain Monster Matinee 
(working title)
Honestly this one just came to me tonight while I was brainstorming for another Light City post. +Jonathan Linneman and I have done some fun stuff with public domain superheros, why not use other fun stuff in the public domain. My thoughts for this one is that I'll give a brief (probably paragraph description of the movie) and then stat out some npc's and monsters from them. Since I love Swords & Wizardry Light, that's what I'm going to use for this one too. That means the contents can be used for traditional Swords & Wizardry Light, Light City, and Slashers and Victims Light. Here are the movies I'm probably going to draw from:  White Zombie, The Devil Bat, Night of the Living Dead, Hunchback of Notre Dame (Universal), Indestructible Man, The Last Man on Earth, The Phantom of the Opera (Universal), Little Shop of Horrors (Corman), Teenagers from Outer Space, and Manos: Hands of Fate. I'm not sure of the release date, but it will be on or before Halloween.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Light City - Book Worm

Book Worm is a silly villain that would be at home in the Kingdom of Crime.

Book Worm

A. Bookworm is a rare-book thief who lives in Light City. His first true caper involved stealing first editions of Treasure Island in hopes of finding Long John Silver's booty. He was successful in finding it though in the end he got into a shoot out with a pirate named "Long John." Though initially thought dead, he survived and moved back to Light City. He's kept a low profile though recently Veda of the Kingdom of Crime has made inroads of recruiting him into the kingdom.

Real Name: Alfred Bookworm
First Appearance: Top-Notch Laugh Comics (October 1940)
AC 9 [10]      HD: 3    Attacks: Iron Book (1d6) or Pistol (1d6+1, range 50') Move: 12

Book Worm has many booby-trapped books including:

Poisoned Pages (consumable): Anyone handling the pages of this book without gloves must make saving throw or die.

Exploding Book (consumable): When the timer of this book goes off or the detonator is pressed, it explodes doing 3d6 damage to everyone without 10'.

Ash Wednesday - CarnEvil

CarnEvil is a rail shooter arcade game that was released back in 1998. The gameplay was very similar to House of the Dead, but the game was much cooler stylistically. First of all the guns were shotguns that you could cock to reload and second instead of a mansion and zombies, you shot your way through a haunted amusement park. This game introduced me to Krampus and the main villain had the perfect pun name: Ludwig von Tökkentäkker. One summer in high school my friends, Wirty, Chad, and Josh, spent many quarters playing this game from beginning to end at the county fair. 

Check out the intro:

I'm talking about this for Ash Wednesday because I think CarnEvil makes a great premise for an Army of Darkness episode or two. The characters or someone around them drop a token into Ludwig's grave and the carnival rises. I mean it's obvious that Ludwig dabbled in black magic, why can't that black magic be from the Necronomicon? Also, his disembodied head sidekick, Umlaut, basically already has stats in Army of Darkness (via Evil Ash's head in the Once More Unto the Breach adventure).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Light City Goes West?

I love supers and and love westerns. I can't be alone in this right? Chuck Dixon's Justice Riders is one of my favourite Elseworlds stories. While working on Light City content I've discovered something. There are a plethora of western comic book characters in the public domain. Some of these characters just random lawmen and outlaws, but there's some really cool stuff out there too. I think Dr. Chuda, Iron Mask, Six-Gun Gorilla, and Lobo all need some love on at the gaming table.

Would there be any interest in some supers based weird west Swords & Wizardry Light stuff? I'll probably keep it in the Light City Multiverse. Also if that's the case, should their be a gunslinger/western hero class to join the ranks of the brawler, elemental, amazon, super-pet (perfect for all of the wonder horses), and sidekick? If this sounds cool to you any and all feedback would be appreciated.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tomb of Annihilation Character Sheet

If you've planning on paying Tomb of Annihilation you should really considering using this great character sheet created by Adam Thaxton for the Dungeon Masters Guild.

This sheet has the same layout as a typical 5e sheet, but has a tribal look. For me that makes it much easier to use than some custom sheets (though don't get me wrong I love custom character sheets). You can download the full-size pay what you want version here.

Another Destiny 2 Trailer

I've shared a few Destiny 2 trailers here and here because I thought they were funny and/or badass and are great inspiration for Starfinder, Alpha Blue, and White Star

I'm sharing this one just because it's weird as Hell.