Sunday, October 18, 2020


 So someone published an rpg called Agon. My OSE game, started back in July, is called 'Realms of Agon.' 

Oh well. A certain quote from Office Space comes to mind. 

Still working on my Savage Worlds RIFTS game. Until I get that started, every other Wednesday is just bereft of gaming. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

OSE: Half-PK

 They went into the minotaur's cave. They blundered into the room full of stirges, which could've done them in if I'd been able to roll over a 10 on my d20... as it was, they killed a few stirges, the magic-user used sleep, and that was that. 

...then they blundered into the minotaur's cave. 

The assassin fled on the second round. 

The retainers died.

The magic-user fled. 

The cleric got a hurled magical spear through the back as he tried to withdraw. If my die rolls would've been at least average on that cursed d20,  the entire party would probably be dead. 

The assassin managed to throw off the effects of the confuse direction spell that hangs over the minotaur's cave. She grabbed the magic-user, who she found wandering. They fought some fire beetles and the magic-user almost died. They ran from some other fire beetles. They made it out and retreated to the base camp. 

It was kind of a big setback session overall, but the players enjoyed it. There will be a new character, and probably some new retainers, when next we play. The players might finally start taking advantage of my stable rule to field more than one character. 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Rethinking Troika Part 2: The Backgrounds

My initial vision for Troika was to be like Spelljammer meets the graphic novel Saga. I was writing up some Backgrounds right when the pandemic hit, and that venture was lost in the initial confusion and panic and then stayed neglected in the months of ennui and malaise that followed. 

I was ready to dust it off and continue working on it when I stumbled across this: a $4 book of Spelljammer backgrounds for Troika. It also turns out that I owned this little book already, it having been included in a bundle I bought over the summer. 

If I run Troika again, I'll probably just use these and call it a day. I might offer a selection of original Troika backgrounds as well, but I'm not sure. 

I'll post the few backgrounds that I actually finished at a later time.