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John Payne
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A Southern man living in the Midwest.
A Southern man living in the Midwest.

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WOOT!
A PAY WHAT YOU WANT SNEAK PEEK OF BASTION
In honor of Black History month, the MYTHIC D6 supplement, Bastion, is Pay What You Want for the next two weeks.
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This is how I saved all my G+ Data. Yes, I had to sign up for a service, but I have it all. I'll fill you in more on what exactly lifecloud is as I work through the site.

https://www.lifecloud.site/googleplusdataimporter
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5e in space with a FREE basic ruleset like regular 5e. Woot!
Have you thought about or played sci-fi using 5th edition?

You can get everything you need for FREE to play 5e heroic science-fiction roleplaying with the Esper Genesis FREE Basic Rules and companion PDFs.

https://alligatoralleyentertainment.com/project-news/esper-genesis/esper-genesis-free-5e-science-fiction-roleplaying-game/
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Some time ago, I worked on a mecha game for Swords & Wizardry called Lorica. I avoided talking about heat because that was something that always frustrated me in Battletech.

Based on the inspiration from this post, however, I think I have a way to include heat. I haven't worked out the details yet, but I'm sure it will be heatsinks to heat production with each to hit roll adding to the heat meter. Go over the meter and roll a save to avoid overheating.

Hmmm.
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It's based on Swords & Wizardry with a skill system and a Whitehack inspired magic system. Since spellcasting is based on negotiation between the player and the GM, I want to create a more detail spell creation system. Bwa ha ha ha.

Anyway, I could see running the game with newer players or my kids. Thanks for +Juan Mejia for sharing the English translation. I tried to translate from Spanish, but my skill in Spanish is nowhere close to what it used to be. :)
I am proud to announce that my English translation of Vieja Escuela RPG ("Old School") from the amazing Bilbao Company Grapas y Mapas is now available for free download. Vieja Escuela is a rules light fantasy game that incorporates some of the better ideas of newer editions of D&D within an Old School framework. Clocking in at 16 pages, I invite you to read it.

Grapas y Mapas has also released some incredible expansions of Vieja Escuela for Pulp, Western and Cyberpunk settings (currently only available in Spanish).

http://viejaescuela.nogarung.com/vieja-escuela-the-role-playing-game/
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I'm working through writing the Samoora Sea setting and take a brief detour to explore how others do it. Specifically in this post, what's the right size of a quick overview to provide the flavor of a new setting?
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I want to write an overview of my Samoora Sea setting in a brief, but meaningful way. I look at a few different ways others handle this.

How do you present a new setting to your players?

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With the demise of G+, I am bringing back the blog. This is a long-ish post about how magic works regionally in my upcoming campaign.

I said this elsewhere, but the last paragraph was an unplanned addition. I think that a lot of my work has been an effort to create my own private Greyhawk.

To pull this off, I switched back to Swords & Wizardry. I hope this is the first of several posts about this world.

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Reviving the blog with a long post about magic in my next campaign world. The last paragraph about my own private Greyhawk is my favorite. I think it's the first time I've talked about why all my worlds connect together.

It's long, but I hope it is enjoyable.
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