Downcrawl: Interview with Aaron A Reed

If you haven’t heard of Aaron A Reed, he’s about to become a big deal in the RPG industry. Aaron just won one of the Judges’ Spotlight Awards at the 2019 ENnies for his sci-fi book, Archives of the Sky. Well, Aaron has a brand new book out, called Downcrawl. I was attracted to Downcrawl …

Quick Update, Exodus System Sci-Fi Core is on Sale!

I just wanted to let you know that the Exodus System Sci-Fi Core is now on sale for just 7.50. The Sci-Fi Core is a standalone game that also works with the standard Exodus System rules. It features a TON of extra material, including new Flavors for your characters, rules for creating mecha, starships, vehicles …

Artistic Musings II: Dean Spencer and Continuity

I’m still on an artistic bent, so that’s what I’m sharing today. Last time I wrote about my undying love of JEShields, and now we’re going to learn about another one of my all-time favorite RPGartists, Dean Spencer Dean has a very large body of work available for use as stock. I’ve seen it show …

Artistic Musings I: JEShields

I’ve been wanting to write coverage of the various RPG artists whose work I appreciate. The first time I every spoke about this desire was a year ago, and it was with James “JEShields” Shields. So with my first article about RPG artists, I’m starting with James. As a caveat, this is mostly going to …

Enemy Generator for B.Y.O. Dungeon and Troika

The standard Enemy starts with Skill 7 and Stamina 3. This is a weak, 0-point enemy that occupies the 7 slot on a 2d6 Encounter Table.  By 2d6 Encounter Table, I mean a blank table, laid out from 2 to 12. You roll 2d6 to determine which entry you come across in your travels. If …

Hidden Knowledge and Deadly Weapons

Hi, all. It’s been a few days since I posted here. Last Thursday I underwent a UPP, basically a tonsillectomy on steroids, and have been feeling under the weather since then. Well, to quote Bender Bending Rodriquez, “I’m back, baby!” Today’s topic is character abilities. Since B.Y.O. Dungeons is all about coming up with your …

B.Y.O. Warrior’s Pilgrimage

If you’ve ever come across my work before, it’s obvious that I have a thing for settings and games that take heavy inspiration from Japan, especially the various eras of the samurai class. What can I say? I’m a sucker for class struggle, fast action and drama so heavy that you can’t breath until the …

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