Dregs of the Spin

You might be following the ongoing saga that is John’s attempts to design a game called Galaxy XXX. I know I am. I wasn’t very interested in the game until John mentioned something, almost off-highhandedly, to me.

The Dungeons of Quarn

You are a Criminal. The sentence is the same for all convicted criminals within the Imperium. You are to be cast into the dungeons to fight for your innocence. Five miles of monster infested prison lay between you and freedom. Only those strong enough to survive will emerge from… The Dungeons of Quarn

NPC Creation

I got an e-mail from a listener (Neal Dalton, to be specific) about BS! Episode 112 and my comments on how I make NPCs. Well, who am I not to give our listeners what they request? After the break you can read my method of turning NPC creation over to your players.

Atlantic City

Welcome to Atlantic City. Home of drifters, gamblers, thieves, and miscreants… Just like you.

Archer: RPG-Lite

This is, hardly, a game at all. It’s more pass-the-stick than roll-the-dice. The whole point here is to have fun, get into shenanigans, and laugh. The rules are pretty broad but it’s the character creation that drives home the Archer feeling.

Professionals Gameplay Example

I wrote the following in preparation for converting my Suicide Squad game from the Leverage RPG to the Professionals. The Professionals is a game I’m designing and wanting to playtest. While I haven’t made the rules public I figured I could share this little example so others can see, generally, how the game works.


A rough idea for a game, inspired heavily by the TV series Justified. Welcome “When it comes to takin sides or takin chances; There’s a part of me that didn’t come to talk.” The Steeldrivers – Reckless Side of Me Lawman is a game about, you guessed it, law enforcement officers and the people they deal […]