Posts tagged “scifi”

December 7, 2018 Mothership: Updated Crits - I spent a little time working on my previous crit table and formatted it for easier use, see below. Update Crit Table for Mothership There are a few...

December 6, 2018 Mothership: Carousing Ports - One of the big things we’re tooling around with in Mothership is adding Carousing as the primary way of gaining experience. Right now, you currently...

November 9, 2018 Mothership: Critical Hits - A lot has been going on in the mothership world recently. First off, we got two major mentions: one was a small mention by Matt Colville on his...

August 14, 2018 Mothership: Prisoners of Hecate Balaam - I’m finally back from Gen Con. Dead Planet is being reprinted and packaged for sale on the website and it’s pdf is up-and-selling, so I finally got...

August 7, 2018 Gen Con 2018 - Just got back home from Gen Con, which is always a little like getting back from summer camp. Historically, my con scheduled used to slow down after...

July 29, 2018 Mothership: DEAD PLANET - At Gen Con we’re going to release the first module for Mothership, Dead Planet. Donn Stroud, Fiona Geist, and I wrote it and it’s got some beautiful...

July 10, 2018 Mothership: Screaming on the Alexis - It’s been a little bit since we got to play, but last night everyone mysteriously showed up ready to game - it just so happens that we’re trying to...

June 5, 2018 Mothership: Fire in Hyperspace - Today was one of those no prep needed days, which are always great. Everyone showed up ready to play and the sort of self-made hijinks just kicked...

May 15, 2018 Mothership: Escape from Banquo IV - Last night my home group had their second session of Mothership (my third playtest overall), they’re really starting to get into it, which has been...

May 1, 2018 Mothership: Second Playtest - Last night I had my second playtest of Mothership, which is far too few for how long I’ve been working on it. This time I played with my regular...

April 23, 2018 Mothership: Laying Out the PHB - I’ve been working more on Mothership in an attempt to get a limited run of the Player’s Handbook done in time for Gen Con this year. I talked to...

April 8, 2018 Mothership: Ship Creation Sheet - Continuing on my journey to re-work the graphic design in my RPGs, I’ve tried to fit all the rules for designing a ship in Mothership onto one...

March 27, 2018 Mothership: Character Creation Sheet - I’ve been revisiting a lot of my graphic design chops recently, as a result of Zak’s post on information design in RPGs and cool things like Sam...

December 19, 2017 Battletech: HPS-222 HOPSCOTCH - Continuing to take the Battletech 2e mech design rules out for a spin, this time I opted to make the tiniest little tse-tse fly of a mech I could....

December 18, 2017 Battletech: FAL-5A FALSTAFF - I just grabbed a copy of Battletech 2nd Edition off of eBay. It’s a game that I’ve wanted to try out for a long time, and since from what I’ve read...

Mothership - The Alpha Zine Edition of Mothership Mothership is a sci-fi horror roleplaying game where you and your crew try to survive in the most inhospitable...

August 22, 2017 Mothership: First Playtest - At Gen Con this year, I finally got to run a one-shot session1 of my sci-fi horror RPG, Mothership. We had a good spread of players: two were really...

June 6, 2017 Survive, Solve, or Save: Pick Two - Last night, I was reviewing Mothership with some close friends while complaining about Alien:Covenant and my friend Nick said something that’s stuck...

May 19, 2017 Mothership: A Sci-Fi Horror RPG (Beta) - Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about Saving Throws in RPGs. Essentially, they are the opposite mechanic from a lot of things we’re used to as...

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